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Health Information from Government Sources

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Note: Off-campus access to some online sources is restricted to current UCF students, faculty, and staff via the Proxy server.


a gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. government agencies, including research and development results.
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Biomedical Technologies
  • Diseases and Medical Conditions
  • Drugs (Prescription & Over The Counter) and Pharmacology
  • Exercise and Physical Fitness
  • Food, Nutrition, and Metabolism
  • Health Care
  • Laboratory and Diagnostic Procedures
  • Medical Devices
  • Mental Health and Behavior
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Procedures, Surgery, and Other Therapies



Historical Materials

History of Medicine - Digital Collections (National Library of Medicine)
  • Cholera Online: A Modern Pandemic in Texts & Images
  • Time, Tide, & Tonics: The Patent Medicine Almanac in America
  • Medicine in the Americas
  • IndexCat Homepage
  • Profiles in Science
  • Images for the History of Medicine
  • Islamic Medical Manuscripts at the National Library of Medicine (11th-19th century)
  • Bookshelf: Historical Works: Medicine in the Americas
  • Turning the Pages
  • Historical Anatomies on the Web
  • Online Exhibitions and Digital Projects
  • History of Medicine: Online Syllabus Archive
  • A History of the National Library of Medicine


See also Health, Public Affairs & Nursing databases

Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases:
  • ChemIDplus - "Dictionary of over 370,000 chemicals (names, synonyms, and structures)"
  • HSDB - Hazardous Substance Data Bank - "Comprehensive, peer-reviewed toxicology data for about 5,000 chemicals"
  • TOXLINE - Toxicology Literature Online - "References from toxicology literature"
  • CCRIS - Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System - "Carcinogenicity and mutagenicity test results for over 8,000 chemicals"
  • DART - Developmental & Reproductive Toxicology Database - "References to developmental and reproductive toxicology literature"
  • GENETOX - Genetic Toxicology Data Bank - "Peer-reviewed genetic toxicology test data for over 3,000 chemicals"
  • IRIS - Integrated Risk Information System - "Hazard identification and dose-response assessments for over 500 chemicals"
  • ITER - International Toxicity Estimates for Risk - "Risk information for over 600 chemicals from authoritative groups worldwide"
  • LactMed - Drugs & Lactation Database - "A peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Among the date included are maternal and infant levels of drugs, possible effects on breastfed infants and on lactation, and alternate drugs to consider"
  • TRI - Toxic Release Inventory - "Annual environmental releases of over 600 toxic chemicals by U.S. facilities"
  • Haz-Map - Information on Hazardous Chemicals & Occupational Diseases
    • Hazardous Agents
      • By Types of Agents
      • By Adverse Effects
      • Alphabetically
    • Occupational Diseases
      • By Types of Diseases
      • By Jobs and Symptoms
      • Alphabetically
    • High Risk Jobs
      • By Types of Jobs
      • Alphabetically
  • Household Products Database - Health & Safety Information on Household Products
    • Products
    • Manufacturers
    • Ingredients
    • Health Effects
  • TOXMAP - Environmental Health e-Maps
    • TRI Facilities
    • TRI Releases
    • TRI Trends
    • Superfund


"the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature", providing over 400 titles. In addition to current coverage, many titles include older years, such as:
  • American Journal of Pathology (1896+)
  • American Journal of Public Health (1873+)
  • Annals of Surgery (1885+)
  • Biochemical Journal (1906+)
  • BMJ: British Medical Journal (1840+)
  • British Journal of Ophthalmology (1917+)
  • CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal (1911+)
  • Genetics (1916+)
  • Journal of Anatomy (1867+)
  • Journal of Bacteriology (1916+)
  • Journal of Experimental Medicine (1896+)
  • Journal of General Physiology (1918+)
  • Journal of Physiology (1878+)
  • Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA (1898+)
  • Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine (1809+)
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A. (1915+)
  • Public Health Reports (1878+)
  • Transactions of the American Clinical & Climatological Association (1884+)
  • Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society (1865+)
  • Western Journal of Medicine (1902-2002)
Journal of Special Operations Medicine: A Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
Online version (2001+)
U.S. Documents D 1.109: (v.3, 2003+)
Military Medical Periodicals (U.S. Army Medical Department Center & School)
  • Journal of the U.S. Army Medical Department (Nov 1989-Apr 1994)
  • Medical Bulletin (Nov 1970-Oct 1989)
  • Medical Bulletin of the U.S. Army Europe (Sep 1952-Oct 1970)
  • U.S. Army Medical Department Journal (Sep 1994+)
  • U.S. Army Vietnam Medical Bulletin (1966-1971)

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Prepared by: Rich Gause, Government Documents Librarian
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Last updated October 13, 2011 9:26:10 AM

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