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*ABC (American Botanical Council Databases)

*Complete German Commission E Monographs
*Healthy Ingredients
*Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs
*HerbClip Online

*Academic Index (Expanded Academic ASAP) §

  • A cross-disciplinary database that emphasizes the indexing of scholarly journals; Some FT available.
  • More info

*Academic OneFile §

  • Contains peer-reviewed, FT articles from high-quality international journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Updated daily. (1980 +) Also includes FT coverage of the New York Times back to 1995.
  • More info


  • Unlimited Users
  • An online resource that allows you to: review more than 80 textbooks, search across leading medical online references, and create a custom curriculum.  Includes video, case studies, care plans, differential diagnosis tools, and self-assessment.  From McGraw-Hill.


  • Unlimited Users
  • An online resource that allows you to: select a core curriculum topic, browse by organ system, review more than 30 core textbooks, or search across leading pharmacy online references. Includes calculators, video, case studies, care plans, self-assessment, and NAPLEX review. From McGraw-Hill.

*ACP Journal Club §

*ACP Smart Medicine & AHFS DI Essentials (formerly ACP PIER & AHFS DI Essentials)

  • Provides health care professionals with evidence-based guidelines; Physicians' Information and Education Resource produced by the American College of Physicians; available to MCPHS users through the Stat!Ref interface.

*A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy — Instructor

*A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy — Student


  • Also known thas e NAL Catalog. A free bibliographic database of citations to the agricultural literature created by the National Agricultural Library
  • Search separately for books or journal articles

Alcohol History Database

  • An index to a special collection of over 500 historical materials (monographs, pamphlets, and periodicals, and images) from the American Temperance and Prohibition Movements. Dates from the 1700s to the 1960s, concentrating mostly in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Developed by the Center of Alcohol Studies and the Scholarly Communication Center at Rutgers University.

Alcohol Studies Database

  • Research and professional materials dealing with beverage alcohol, its use and related consequences. From Rutgers University Center of Alcohol Studies and Rutgers University Libraries. (1987 +)


  • A full-text database focused on alternative, complimentary and integrated approaches to healthcare. Through EBSCO.

*AMED (Allied and Complementary Medicine Database)

  • A database from the British Library covering journals in complementary medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, podiatry and palliative care. Through EBSCO.

Analytical Abstracts

  • MCPHS no longer subscribes to this database. Try *SciFinder.


  • A database of gross anatomy images of the human body; developed and provided by the NLM.

* -- Dental Modules

  • 5 simultaneous users
  • View parts of the mouth from various angles and with as much or as little detail as you want. Through Stat!Ref -- MCPHS.

*Annals of America §

  • View important documents from American history

Avicenna Directory for Medicine

  • View information about medical schools across the globe.  Search or browse by country, city, or school name.  This database replaces the WHO World Directory of Medical Schools.  The directory lists only schools that train general medical doctors/physicians.  Provided by the University of Copenhagen in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Federation for Medical Education(WFME). 


* Basic Methods in Cellular and Molecular Biology

  • Watch short videos about basic techniques.

*Bates Guide to Physical Examination Test

*Biography in Context

  • Biographies and quick reference information. Includes full text articles from hundreds of periodicals.
  • More info


  • A search engine that searches MEDLINE for the best matches to your query. The most relevant results are displayed at the top of the list. Developed by the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

*Books and Authors §

  • A database that helps bring readers and literature together; Browse by title, author, genre, award winners and favorites lists.
  • More info


  • Unlimited users
  • Electronic versions of 44 highly regarded titles in medicine and related subjects. These titles are all searchable! Through OVID.

Boston Globe§

  • Provides full-text coverage of this major Boston newspaper.

*Britannica Online §

  • Online version of Encyclopedia Britannica. Includes audio recordings of entries and translations into over 50 languages.

*Britannica Spanish Reference Center §

  • Encyclopedic information in Spanish that is appropriate for elementary through college students.

Business Insights: Essentials

  • Find detailed company and industry news and information; includes company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals.
  • More Info


CAM on PubMed

Centerwatch Clinical Trials Listing Service

  • An international listing of over 2100 clinical trials, searchable by medical specialty and geographic region. Also contains information about drugs newly approved by the FDA.

*CINAHL with Full Text (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)

  • Unlimited users
  • Literature related to nursing and allied health; also consumer health, biomedicine, and health sciences librarianship; indexes over 2900 journals; also provides access to healthcare books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of professional practice, educational software and AV materials in nursing, the Pre-CINAHL dataset, and more. (1981 +)
  • Full Text to over 600 nursing and allied health journals!! Through EBSCO.


  • 15 simultaneous users
  • For health care providers; Integrates content from Ovid, Facts & Comparisons (eFacts), and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, as well as other premier publishers. From Wolters Kluwer.

*Clinical Pharmacology

  • Access to monographs for all U.S. prescription drugs, herbal and nutritional supplements, OTC products, new and investigational drugs, and patient education information (in English and Spanish). MCPHS users can access Clinical Pharmacology on their mobile devices.  Contact Erin Wentz for details.

  • Current information about clinical research studies.

Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CCTR)

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Cochrane DSR)

*Cochrane Library

  • A collection of databases that contain high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. The Cochrane Library includes:
    • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) – Cochrane Reviews
    • Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE) – Other Reviews
    • Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) – Clinical Trials
    • Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR) – Methods Studies
    • Health Technology Assessment Database (HTA) – Technology Assessments
    • NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHSEED) – Economic Evaluations

Cochrane Methodology Register

*Complete German Commission E Monographs

  • Monographs produced by an expert committee formed by the German government to evaluate the safety and efficacy of more than 300 herbs and herb combinations; Includes: 380 Monographs, 190 Herbs and Fixed Combinations approved for therapeutic use, 150 Indications, Glossary of anatomical, botanical, medical, pharmaceutical, and technical terms; Common, Latin, Pharmacopeial, and Therapeutic indexes for Uses & Indications, Contraindications, Side Effects, and Pharmacological Actions. This is the American Botanical Council's English translation.

* ConsumerLab

  • Provides independent testing and reviews of herbal products and nutritional supplements.

*Contemporary Literary Criticism §

  • Large collection of critical essays, each of which contains a biographical/critical introduction, listing of major works, and other resources; Some FT available.
  • More info

*COS Pivot

  • Search here for grants and other funding opportunities for your research. A database of announcements for grants, fellowships, awards and more; Covers all disciplines; Sponsors from around the world include private foundations, public agencies, national and local governments, corporations, etc. To use Pivot from off campus, or to use individualized features, you need to create an account using the registration form located at
  • It is important that you select Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences from the drop down list of institutions so you can be properly authenticated.
  • Already registered? Login to manage your account.

*Credo Reference

  • Find easy-to-understand overviews of many different topics in these online books. It is a great place to start researching a topic you do not know much about. Credo Reference is also a good source for images.

*Criminal Justice Collection §

  • Search for legal information or articles about crimes. Includes over 5.5 million articles.
  • More info

CRISP – This database has been replaced by:

NIH RePORTER (Research Portfolio Online reporting Tools)

  • Reports, data, and analysis of NIH Research activities, including info on NIH expenditures and the results of NIH sponsored research.

*Culinary Arts Collection §

  • “The Culinary Arts Collection includes 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines from 1980 to present. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.”
  • More Info



  • Looking for drug labels or comprehensive drug information? Search 33,000 drugs (and counting!) on this free website provided by the National Library of Medicine. Find FDA approved and unapproved products for use in humans or in animals. Search for specific products or for lists of drug by class. Sign up to receive updates on changes to labels. Note: The site is not yet complete; the NLM is still adding labels for already-approved drug products.

* Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE)

Dietary Supplement Label Database

  • Search the labels of 17,000 (and counting!) dietary supplements.  Find lists of ingredients for dietary supplements.  See products currently being sold and products that have been taken off the market.  From the National Insititutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements and the National Library of Medicine.

Dietary Supplement Subset (PubMed)

  • "Designed to limit search results to citations from a broad spectrum of dietary supplement literature including vitamin, mineral, phytochemical, ergogenic, botanical, and herbal supplements in human nutrition and animal models";
  • Created by the ODS (Office of Dietary Supplements) and the NLM; Replaces the IBIDS database.

DoD Biomedical Research Database

  • Indexes Department of Defense funded research, testing and training programs in infectious diseases, biohazards, toxicology, medical chemical defense and related topics (1998 +).


  • A catalog of FDA approved drug products; From CDER (Center for Drug Evaluation and Research) at the FDA.


An Evidence-Based point-of-care clinical decision support system and reference tool; Peer reviewed; Monitors over 500 medical journals; Updated daily. From EBSCO.


*EBL (E-Book Library)

  • A changing, multidisciplinary collection of 80,000 eBooks to which MCPHS users have access as well as titles MCPHS has purchased.  This trial is a joint experiment with the FLO libraries to give library users a say in what the library acquires.  MCPHS users decide what the library will purchase by using the eBook.  MCPHS will continue to own purchased titles after the trial ends.  Limited simultaneous users to trial titles and multiple simultaneous users to purchased titles.  Click on a title to get a 10-minute preview.  Borrow the title for 1 day. (Changed from 7 days).  Download to your personal computer, tablet, smartphone, or e-reader to read offline for 7 days.  EBL titles are also included in the MCPHS online catalog.

EBM Reviews (Evidence Based Medicine Reviews)

*eBook Collection

  • Access to FT of books to which we subscribe through EBSCO.


  • A collection of over 71,500 titles covering all areas from Literature to General Science. The collection includes 2,682 books on Medical topics & 3,528 books on Nursing & Allied Health. Each user has a customized bookshelf plus highlighting and annotating abilities (click on sign-in). You can now download the e-book to your mobile device. Each book has unlimited simultaneous users. Ebrary titles are also included in the MCPHS online catalog.

*EBSCO Databases

  • Includes:
    • Alt HealthWatch
    • AMED (Alternative Medicine)
    • CINAHL with FullText
    • DynaMed
    • eBook Collection
    • GreenFILE
    • LISTA (Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts)
    • Rehabilitation Reference Center (RRC)
    • SMART Imagebase
    • Teacher Reference Center

*Educator's Reference Complete §

  • Coverage spans Education in all disciplines including A/S, health sciences, law, science/technology. Full text periodicals for teachers and school administrators.
  • More info



  • 20 simultaneous users
  • Embase (the Excerpta Medica database) is known for its extensive coverage of drug and biomedical literature; selective coverage of dentistry, nursing, veterinary medicine, and psychology; Indexed using EMTREE (Elsevier's Life Sciences thesaurus); Updated daily. Through Ovid.


  • A clinical reference tool that contains articles on over 7000 diseases and disorders written and edited by physicians. Each article is peer-reviewed by physicians and a PharmD before it is published; Also provides practice guidelines, images, & references; Updated regularly. From WebMD.

*Environmental Studies and Policy Collection §

  • Articles from multiple viewpoints on important environmental topics.
  • More info

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) Use EBSCO's version during the government shutdown.  EBSCO is making it freely available until the government version resumes.

  • A free government-sponsored database on education that includes current research on education as well as government documents; some FT available; sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Education. (1966+)


  • "Journal articles, book chapters, bills, laws, court decisions, reports, books, audiovisuals, and news articles relating to bioethics and professional ethics." From the Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University.

ETOH Home Page (Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Science Database)

  • A multidisciplinary database that covers all aspects of alcohol and alcoholism; Abstracts and bibliographic references to over 110,000 records; Produced by the NIAAA (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism), which is part of the NIH; (late 1960s + as well as historical research literature)

*Expanded Academic ASAP (Academic Index) §

  • A cross-disciplinary database that emphasizes the indexing of scholarly journals; Some FT available. (1980+)
  • More info


*Facts & Comparisons (formerly eFacts)

  • Included with *Clin-eguide. Click the "Drug Information" link in Clin-eguide for access.
  • References and Tools include:
    • A to Z Drug Facts
    • Advanced Dosing Tools
    • Black Box Warnings
    • Chemotherapy Resources
    • Clinical Calculators
    • Comparative Data Tables
    • Don't Crush/Chew
    • Drug Facts & Comparisons®
    • Drug Identifier
    • Drug Search by Disease/Symptom
    • Formulary Monograph Service
    • Immunization Schedules
    • Interaction Resources
    • Investigational Drugs from Drug Facts & Comparisons
    • Look Alike/Sound Alike
    • Manufacturer Index
    • Medication Safety Programs/REMS
    • Nonprescription Drug Therapy
    • Normal Lab Values
    • Off-Label Drug Facts
    • Orphan Drugs
    • Patient Assistance Programs
    • Patient Handouts (including MedFacts Patient Information
    • Pregnancy & Lactation Warnings
    • Review of Natural Products
    • Toxicology Guidelines (including ToxFacts™)
    • Trissel's IV-Chek™

Facts & Comparisons

  • Direct link to Facts & Comparisons. A separate UN/PW may be required.

*FDC Reports

  • For access to FDC Reports, use the E-Journals SFX link
    • Gray Sheet – Medical Devices, Diagnostics & Instrumentation
    • Pink Sheet – Prescription Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
    • Silver Sheet – Medical Device Quality Control
    • Tan Sheet – Nonprescription Pharmaceuticals & Nutritionals
    • Health News Daily – A daily news service from FDC Reports
    • Pharmaceutical Approvals Monthly

Federal Register

  • The official daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as Executive Orders and other Presidential Documents. (1995 +)

Films on Demand 

  • Streaming video.  Currently, we only have The Harvest of Loneliness


  • A portal to federal and state laws and regulations


*Gale Databases §

  • Includes:
    • Academic OneFile
    • Biography in Context
    • Books and Authors
    • Business Insights: Essentials
    • Criminal Justice Collection
    • Culinary Arts Collection
    • Contemporary Literary Criticism Select
    • Educator's Reference Complete
    • Environmental Studies and Policies Collection
    • Expanded Academic ASAP
    • Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection
    • General BusinessFile ASAP
    • General Reference Center Gold
    • Global Issues in Context
    • Health and Wellness Resource Center
    • Health Reference Center Academic
    • InfoTrac OneFile (now General OneFile)
    • Literature Resource Center
    • Literature Resources from Gale
    • Massachusetts History Online
    • Nursing and Allied Health Collection
    • Nursing Resource Center
    • Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection
    • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    • New York Times
    • Science in Context
    • U.S. History in Context
    • Vocations & Career Collections
    • World History in Context
    • Gale Virtual Reference Library (23 Reference Sources)

*Gale Powerpacks §

*Gale Virtual Reference Library §

  • A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
  • More info

*Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection §

  • Search here for articles on almost any topic related to gardening. Find information for amateurs and professionals alike.
  • More info

*General BusinessFile ASAP §

  • Find articles on: Finance, Acquisitions & Mergers, International Trade, Money Management, New Technologies & Products, Local & Regional Business Trends, Investments and Banking. Some FT available.
  • More info

* General Laboratory Techniques

  • Watch short videos about basic techniques and equipment you will use in the chemistry and biology laboratory.

*General OneFile (formerly InfoTrac OneFile) §

  • News and periodical issues on various topics (eg: health, sports, politics, art, current events, law, humanities, etc.); Millions of FT articles; Updated daily. (1980- )
  • More info

*General Reference Center Gold §

  • General interest database searches magazines, reference books, and newspapers for information on current events, popular culture, the arts and sciences, sports, etc. Some FT available.
  • More info

GenETHX (Genetics and Ethics Database)

  • "Citations, some with abstracts or tables of contents, to literature on ethics and public policy issues in genetics from many disciplines and publication types including journals, newspapers, books, bills, laws, court decisions, reports, and audiovisuals." From the Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University.

*Global Issues in Context §

  • A multimedia database of international viewpoints covering a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events; search hundreds of issue and country portals covering relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues; Gateway pages include an overview, unique "perspectives" articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information; Continuously updated
  • More info

Google Scholar

  • Access our electronic journals through links in the Google Scholar search results pages from both on-campus and off-campus.
  • To use Google Scholar and find our MCPHS links at home, you’ll need to set up your Google Scholar preferences:
    • Bring up Google Scholar on your computer
    • Click on the Google Scholar Preferences link near the search box.
    • In the Library Links search box, type MCPHS and click the Find button. Google Scholar will come back with FindIt@MCPHS.
    • Check the box to enable our links to show up in your search.
    • Select RefWorks as your Bibliographic Manager, if you wish.
    • Save your preferences when you are finished.

*Grant Forward (Formerly IRIS)

  • Search here for funding opportunities or other researchers. Create a personal account to save searches or specific opportunities.


  • A multidisciplinary database that indexes scholarly, government and general-interest titles that cover all aspects of human impact (including individual, corporations, and local/national governments) to the environment; and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects; Examples of topics covered: global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling; Some FT available. Through EBSCO.


*Health & Wellness Resource Center ß

  • A consumer health resource that includes health/medical journals, numerous reference volumes, over health videos, hundreds of pamphlets and health-related articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.
  • More info

*Health Reference Center Academic §

  • Access to FT of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources.
  • More info

Health Service Research Information Center

  • Find resources for your own research or find lists of current research projects.

Health Services Research & Public Health Information Programs

  • Use this database to find articles on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, etc. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only. Some FT available.

Health Technology Assessment

*Healthy Ingredients

  • A database of herbs and other ingredients used for cosmetics, aromatherapy, and dietary supplements; Overviews highlight the historical and current uses, modern research from human clinical studies, and the future outlook which addresses the availability, market statistics, and sustainability of each plant (when available).

*Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs

  • An updated reference of 107 of the most popular herbs in the US based on the original Commission E translation; Includes expanded sections on chemistry and pharmacology, more information on dosage and administration, extensive references, and full color photos.

*HerbClip™ Online

  • Summaries and critical reviews of seminal articles covering research, regulation, marketing and responsible use of medicinal plants. (1995+).


  • Access to the scientific data underlying the use of herbs for health. A project of the Alternative Medicine Foundation, Inc. Includes records to a limited number of herbs.


*Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection §

  • Useful for finding international information or planning a trip.
  • More info

Household Products Database

  • Information on over 4,000 consumer brands, allowing users to research products based on chemical ingredients. Can browse or search this database by products, ingredients, or Material Safety Data Sheets to easily locate the desired information. From the NLM.

HSRR (Health Services and Sciences Research Resources)

  • Information about research datasets and instruments/indices used in Health Services Research, and the Behavioral and Social Sciences. From the NLM.

HSTAT (Health Services/ Technology Assessment Text)

  • A large searchable collection of full-text clinical practice guidelines, technology assessments and health information. From the NLM.


IBIDS (International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements)

Index to Chiropractic Literature

  • Indexes articles in chiropractic journals. From the Chiropractic Library Consortium with funding from the Association of Chiropractic Colleges. (1985+)

*InfoTrac OneFile (now General OneFile) §

  • News and periodical issues on various topics (eg: health, sports, politics, art, current events, law, humanities, etc.); Millions of FT articles; Updated daily. (1980-)

Internet Archive

  • Access to historical collections that exist in digital format (including texts, videos, audio clips, software, and archived web pages [the Wayback Machine])

*IPA (International Pharmaceutical Abstracts)

  • No additional username or password needed unless you want to save a search!
  • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical topics. (1970+)
  • Through OVID

*IRIS (Illinois Researcher Information Service) Now Grant Forward by Cazoodle.

  • Find federal and private funding opportunities in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities; receive e-mail notifications when new grants are available; search for colleagues in your field. From the University of Illinois.


Johns Hopkins Antibiotic Guide (ABX Guide)

  • This is no longer a free database.

JoVE Science Education Databases

  • Video collections about science topics
  • Includes:
    • General Laboratory Techniques
    • Basic Methods in Cellular and Molecular Biology
    • A third database to which MCPHS does not subscribe



  • Loaded on the college's public computers — not available on the web. Access via the Windows Start menu – Programs – Micromedex – Kinetidex. A pharmacokinetic program to help calculate drug dosages for: vancomycin, gentamicin, tobramycin, amikacin, theophylline, digoxin, and valproic acid.


LactMed (Drugs and Lactation Database)

  • A peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Among the data included are maternal and infant levels of drugs, possible effects on breastfed infants and on lactation, and alternate drugs to consider. Part of TOXNET; From the NLM.

*Lexicomp Online

  • Databases and Modules include:
    • Lexi-Drugs
    • AHFS Essentials (Adult & Pediatric)
    • AHFS DI (Adult & Pediatric)
    • Lexi-Drugs International
    • Pediatric & Neonatal Lexi-Drugs
    • Geriatric Lexi-Drugs
    • Lexi-Natural Products
    • Lexi-Pharmacogenomics
    • Lexi-Infectious Diseases
    • Lexi-Lab & Diagnostic Procedures
    • Drug & herbal interaction analysis (Lexi-Interact)
    • Identification of solid, oral drugs (Lexi-Drug ID)
    • Comprehensive medical calculations (Lexi-CALC)
    • King Guide to Parenteral Admixtures (Lexi-IV Compatability)
    • Patient Education Module
    • Medical Internet search portal (Web Search)
    • Toxicology module (Lexi-Tox)
  • Log out OR use different browsers OR clear your browser's cache before switching from Lexicomp Online to Lexicomp Online for Dentistry.

* Lexicomp Online for Dentistry

  • A collection of drug and surgery information specific to dentistry and dental hygiene.
  • Log out OR use different browsers OR clear your browser's cache before switching from Lexicomp Online for Dentistry to Lexicomp Online.


  • The Latin American equivalent of MEDLINE, covering 669 journals in Portuguese, Spanish & English. Although the majority of articles indexed are in Portuguese or Spanish, it's possible to search using English keywords. (1982+)

LISTA (Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts) §

  • Indexes more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Some FT. Subjects include librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. (mid-1960s+). Through EBSCO.

Literature, Arts, & Medicine Database §

  • An annotated bibliography of prose, poetry, film, video, and art developed to be a medical humanities resource for use in health/pre-health and liberal arts settings. Produced and maintained by the Hippocrates Project, the multi-disciplinary development laboratory for application of information technologies to medical education at New York University School of Medicine.

* Literature Resource Center §

  • Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
  • More info


Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference

*Massachusetts History Online §

  • Contains full-text articles gathered from almost 50 sources that directly relate to MA history.
  • More info

MassCHIP (Massachusetts Community Health Information Profile)

  • Provides access to 36 health status, health outcome, program utilization, and demographic data sets (such as vital statistics, communicable diseases, sociodemographics). Reports include "Instant Topics" (standard predefined reports) and "Custom Reports" (user-defined reports). To obtain Custom Reports you must download the MassChip Client software; provided by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.


  • 50 simultaneous users
  • Bibliographic database of over 12 million citations to the literature of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, allied health, pre-clinical sciences, biomedicine, and health care; International in scope; Abstracts included in 75% of the records; (mid 1960's+)
  • Hint: Search both Embase and Medline to improve drug topic results
    • Search via: *Ovid
      No additional username or password needed unless you want to save a search!
    • Search via: *PubMed (for MCPHS users only)
      Provided by the NLM, this FREE database includes access to Medline, citations to other life sciences journals not indexed in Medline (primarily general sciences and chemistry), and links to the molecular biology databases maintained by NCBI.
      Note: FULL TEXT access to MCPHS licensed journals available to MCPHS users only!
    • Search via: PubMed (for anyone to use)
      Note: FULL TEXT access from this link limited to free resources!!


  • Government research database under the auspices of National Library of Medicine, contains Consumer Health information as well as dozens of links to other resources, email notification available, and subject searching as well as papers on specific therapies, diseases, drugs, and more.

  • A free, publicly available medical research site; returns results from across the Web, including blogs, wikis, mainstream searches and deep web sources. Basic Search.


  • Micromedex includes:
    • AAPCC Codes in POISINDEX®
    • Alternative Medicine Information
    • CareNotes® Patient Education Information
    • Detailed Drug Information for the Consumer — Drug Monographs & Patient Counseling Guidelines (formerly USP DI Vol. 2)
    • DISEASEDEX™ Emergency Medicine
    • DISEASEDEX™ General Medicine
    • DRUGDEX™ — Drug Evaluation Monographs & "Drug Points" ("Drug Points" — formerly USP DI Vol. 1)
    • Drug Interaction Checking
    • Imprint Codes in Identidex® — Tablet & Capsule Identification
    • Index Nominum — International Drugs
    • IV Compatibility
    • Lab Advisor™ — Lab Test Information
    • MARTINDALE: The Complete Drug Reference — International Drug Information
    • NeoFax — Neonatal Drug Information
    • POISINDEX® — Toxicity Information
    • P&T QUIK® Reports
    • RED BOOK Online®
    • TOMES® System — Toxicology and Occupational & Environmental
  • MCPHS users can download mobileMicromedex to their mobile device from this site
  • Remember, our license is for academic use only.  Micromedex should not be used for actual patient care. 


National Drug Code Directory (NDC)

  • Trade name, dosage form, National Drug Code, active ingredients, strength and packaging information for all commercially distributed prescription drugs, as well as a few selected OTC products. From the
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Native Health Database
  • Contains bibliographic information and abstracts of resource documents pertaining to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations; From University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

*Natural Medicines

  • Herbs and dietary supplements are evaluated by medical professionals in this comprehensive database.

*Natural Standard

  • Information on Integrative Medicine, including herbs & supplements, complementary practices; can also search by medical condition, drug interactions, or brand name; developed by international collaborators from highly regarded academic institutions to provide quality information that has been validated and peer reviewed.

NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information)

  • Different molecular databases for sequences, structure, and taxonomy; also access to the OMIM and PubMed bibliographic databases.


  • Neonatal drug dosing information covering more than 150 substances. Access through the Micromedex search pages; A separate UN/PW is required (see our password page) after you click on the NeoFax link.


  • A website designed to teach human anatomy to health profession students.

New York Times §

  • Full-text from 1995. Also included in Academic OneFile.

NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)

NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHSEED)

NIH RePORTER (Research Portfolio Online reporting Tools)

  • Reports, data, and analysis of NIH Research activities, including info on NIH expenditures and the results of NIH sponsored research.

NLM Databases & Electronic Resources

  • An A-Z list of resources from the National Library of Medicine; Includes descriptions and links.

NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders)

  • MCPHS does NOT subscribe to this database, but you can find very basic information about rare diseases from their index.=

*Nursing and Allied Health Collection §

  • Covers several aspects of nursing topics.
  • More info

*Nursing Resource Center §

  • A one-stop shop for nursing information. Find fast facts, overviews, videos, supplementary materials, and citations for articles.
  • More info


OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man) (via NCBI)

  • By Dr. Victor A. McKusick and his colleagues at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere, and developed for the WWW by NCBI; contains textual information and references; also contains copious links to MEDLINE and sequence records in the Entrez system, and links to additional related resources at NCBI and elsewhere.

OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man)

  • The new version of OMIM. Find information on genetics and on genetic disorders. Originally developed by Dr. Victor A. McKusick and his colleagues at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere, and developed for the WWW by NCBI; contains textual information and references.

*Opposing Viewpoints in Context §

  • Information on today's hottest social issues; Features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites.
  • More info

*Ovid Databases

  • Includes:
  • IPA (International Pharmaceuticals Abstracts)
  • PsycINFO
  • Books@Ovid
  • Journals@Ovid Full Text


*Pharmacist's Letter

  • Available to School of Pharmacy faculty & students only! You must activate your subscription before you can access Pharmacist"s Letter. Then, at your first login, you will be prompted to create a personal password.
    • Pharmacy Faculty – your subscription is activated for you by PL. Please contact your Dean's Administrative Assistant if you have not received your activation letter from Pharmacist's Letter.
    • Pharmacy Students – activate your subscription at

PDQ (Physician Data Query)

  • A comprehensive database of information and peer-reviewed summaries about cancer treatment, screening, prevention, genetics & supportive care, plus clinical trials. From the National Cancer Institute.

PEDro (Physiotherapy Evidence Database)

  • Bibliographic details and abstracts of randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews in physiotherapy; Developed & maintained by the CEBP (Centre of Evidence-Based Physiotherapy based at The George Institute of Global Health (affiliated with the University of Sidney, Australia); (Records from 1929-)

*Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection §

  • Search here for information about common injuries from participating in various sports. Find academic and everyday articles, books, videos, and more.
  • More info

Physiotherapy Choices

  • A consumer health database developed & maintained by the CEBP (see PEDro); Clinical Trials, Reviews & Guidelines are catalogued.

* PIER (now known as ACP Smart Medicine & AHFS DI Essentials)

*Pivot (also known as COS Pivot)

  • Search here for grants and other funding opportunities for your research. A database of announcements for grants, fellowships, awards and more; Covers all disciplines; Sponsors from around the world include private foundations, public agencies, national and local governments, corporations, etc. To use Pivot from off campus, or to use individualized features, you need to create an account using the registration form located at
  • It is important that you select Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences from the drop down list of institutions so you can be properly authenticated.
  • Already registered? Login to manage your account.

Population Index

  • An annotated bibliography that provides a searchable and browsable database of the world's demographic literature published in Population Index in the period 1986-2000; From the Office of Population Research, Princeton University.


  • Unlimited users
  • "citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in the field of psychology and the psychological aspects of related disciplines, such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business, and law." (1872+)
  • Through OVID. Note: No additional username or password needed unless you want to save a search!


  • "... contains the chemical structures of small organic molecules and information on their biological activities." Includes PubChem Substance, Compound, and BioAssay databases; Search on the basis of descriptive terms, chemical properties, and structural similarity; When possible, PubChem's chemical structure records are linked to other NCBI databases, including PubMed and NCBI's protein 3D structural database; Provided by the NCBI.


  • Dedicated to “reviews of clinical effectiveness research” (evidence based practice). Contains full text of some systematic reviews and provides plain language summaries and abstracts for both consumers and care providers.
  • Provided by the NLM, in partnership with AHRQ, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, The Cochrane Collaboration, IQWiG, National Cancer Institute, NHS: Choices, National Institute for Health Research, Oregon Health & Science University, Veterans Health Administration, and American Society of Health System Pharmacists.

PubMed (for MCPHS users only)

  • NOTE: FULL TEXT access to MCPHS licensed journals available to MCPHS users only! Provided by the NLM, this FREE database includes access to Medline, citations to other life sciences journals not indexed in Medline (primarily general sciences and chemistry), and links to the molecular biology databases maintained by NCBI.

PubMed (for anyone to use)

  • Note: Full text from this link limited to free resources!

PubMed: Dietary Supplement Subset

  • "Designed to limit search results to citations from a broad spectrum of dietary supplement literature including vitamin, mineral, phytochemical, ergogenic, botanical, and herbal supplements in human nutrition and animal models;" Created by the ODS (Office of Dietary Supplements) and the NLM; replaces the IBIDS database.


Reference Sight

  • “The Reference Sight reference database provides free access to a comprehensive database of current references relating to contact lenses, refractive surgery and external ocular disease. Search [. . .] references from 2296 refereed journals and professional periodicals, many of which are not listed by any other database. Full abstracts and links to e-text are included where possible, as well as links to publishers and reprint sites. References are updated daily. Registration is not required to access this free resource, but provides site visitors with significantly more options.” Maintained by the University of Waterloo.


  • A web-based bibliographic citation manager; Allows one to create a personal database by importing references from text files or online databases; References can then be inserted into papers, manuscripts, and bibliographies; Automatically formats the footnotes and bibliography in the style chosen.
  • More info


  • A database covering disability and rehabilitation research; Includes over 65,000 abstracts of books, reports, articles, and AV materials. (1956+) From NARIC (National Rehabilitation Information Center)

* Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Source

  • An evidence-based clinical reference tool that provides therapists and students with the best available evidence for their information needs in the areas of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and more; contains full-text for over 190 sports and rehabilitation journals dating back to 1963.

*Rehabilitation Reference Center (RRC)

  • An evidence-based clinical reference tool that provides therapists and students with the best available evidence for their information needs in the areas of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and more; Includes clinical reviews, exercise images, research instruments, drug information, guidelines, patient education topics, FT books, FT journal articles; Can search the CINAHL and Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine databases from this interface. From EBSCO.

  • A scientific network that connects researchers; Allows you to find research partners, collaborate with scientists and explore journal articles; Journal Finder will help you discover which journals are most relevant to your research; FREE registration is required.

*Rittenhouse R2Library Collection

  • Most allow one simultaneous user
  • A collection of books in the Medical, Nursing, and Allied Health professions.


*Saunders Video Assessment Series

  • Reseach and development, science information from selected U.S. government agencies. Includes NASA, Food and Drug sites, a huge selection of physical science sites and allows searching by a large variety of subjects.


  • A database of all electronic journals published by Elsevier Science. Can be searched by subject or by specific journal title. Full text is available for subscribed journals. For access to non-subscribed journals, please see reference staff for assistance.
  • Full text: beginning dates vary – present.

*Science in Context §

  • Topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations; the latest scientific developments are covered in articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites.
  • More info


  • Unlimited users
  • Pre-registration required.  Contact to register.
  • Includes references to over 10,000 printed scientific journals (including chemistry, the life sciences, and related disciplines) & patent information from over 57 patent authorities; Provides the largest collection of organic and inorganic substance information; Chemical structure searching available; References added daily. From CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service), a division of the American Chemical Society; (Coverage: mid 1800s+).


  • Search SCOPUS, Science Direct, and the scientific web at the same time with this unified search engine from Elsevier.


  • A multidisciplinary database containing over 28 million records from over 14, 000 peer-reviewed journal titles, including over 500 Open Access journals; Includes all the citations from MEDLINE and Embase; Also includes patent searching through the web; Can export your results to RefWorks; Updated daily. (Abstracts 1966+) (References 1996+) From Elsevier.

*SMART Imagebase

  • A collection of 20,000+ high quality illustrations and animations depicting anatomy, physiology, surgery, diseases, conditions, trauma, embryology, histology, and other health science topics. From Nucleus Medical Media. Through EBSCO.

Smoking & Health Resource Library

  • Literature on the scientific, medical, technical, policy, behavioral, legal, and historical aspects of smoking and tobacco use and its health effects. Includes abstracts of hard to find conference proceedings and government documents, many with historical significance. Although most items have been published since 1965, several records date back to the 1800s. From the Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control.

Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

  • Covering the Social Sciences, the SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: 1) an Abstract Database containing abstracts on scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers, and 2) an Electronic Paper Collection containing downloadable full text documents.

* Social Sciences Full Text

  • A broad collection of articles in social sciences disciplines, such as communications, ethics, gender studies, law, psychology.  Find information about theories and methods.  Full-text articles are available as far back as 1972, but most are from the 1990s or 2000s.


  • A collection of over 1.5 million scientific images (including the clinical images that were available from Images.MD). Photographs, graphs, histograms, figures and tables can be located through searching captions, keywords and content of this image database. Registered users can create personal image sets that can be exported for use in presentations. For more detailed information, read the FAQS.

*Stat!Ref – MCPHS

  • 7 simultaneous users to most books but 2 simultaneous users to other books.
  • A collection of electronic books and other resources for the healthcare profession.

*Stat!Ref – MAHSLIN

  • Through MAHSLIN (Massachusetts Health Sciences Library Network)
  • Shared use with other institutions
  • A collection of electronic books and other resources for the healthcare profession.



*Taylor Video Guide to Clinical Nursing Skills

  • Note: You may have problems accessing this resource using a Mac.
  • Multiple modules describing and demonstrating various skills used in the clinical setting.

*Teacher Reference Center §

  • Indexing and abstracts for over 270 popular teacher and administrator journals to assist professional educators. Through EBSCO.


  • A cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas; Includes HSDB, IRIS, GENE-TOX, CCRIS, TOXLINE, DART/ETIC, TRI, ChemIDplus; From the NLM

TRIP Database

  • Direct, hyperlinked access to a large collection of 'evidence-based' material on the web as well as articles from premier on-line journals such as the BMJ, JAMA, NEJM, etc.



  • The U.S. Government's official web portal.

*U.S. History in Context §

  • Covers pre-Colonial times to the present; Access to over 4,000 historical (primary) documents, articles from more than 30 reference titles, and over 110 full-text journal covering themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history; Also includes citations from over 180 additional history journals from the ISI's Arts and Humanities Citation Index, as well as the entire "American Journey Online" series.
  • More info

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (SR)

U.S. Patent Full Text and Image Database

  • Includes information about all US patents (including utility, design, reissue, plant patents and SIR documents) from the first patent issued in 1790 to the most recent issue week. Can search issued patents (full-text) since 1976 and full-page images since 1790. From the US Patent and Trademark Office.


  • 1 simultaneous user
  • UN/PW required
  • Combines the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and the National Formulary (NF). Provides end product standards for prescription and nonprescription drug products, dosage forms, medical devices, excipients, botanical and nonbotanical dietary supplements and ingredients; Step-by-step test procedures.



  • Find citations for Optometry articles.
  • UN/PW required

*Vocations & Careers Collection §


WHOLIS (World Health Organization Library Database)

  • "Indexes all WHO publications from 1948 onwards and articles from WHO-produced journals and technical documents from 1985 to the present. An on-site card catalogue provides access to the pre-1986 technical documents."

World Biodiversity Database

  • Taxonomic database that allows one to search online species banks; provides taxonomic information, species names, synonyms, descriptions, illustrations, and literature references (when available) on over 25,000 taxa; from ETI BioInformatics in the Netherlands.


  • This catalog of books, journals and web resources from libraries around the world is a good tool for finding out who owns an item that you want to find.

*World Data Analyst §

  • Statistical information from around the world.

*World History in Context §

  • A comprehensive collection of reference, full-text articles from scholarly publications, primary sources, and images, maps and charts which provide geographic and chronologic research materials for the study of world history.
  • More info the Global Science Gateway




§ Access to this database provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners  and the Massachusetts Regional Library System

If you have questions about accessing these resources, please contact the reference desk at 617.732.2813. Please address comments or suggestions to Erin Wentz via e-mail or at 617.732.2810.

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