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5Minute Consult

A point-of-care tool developed for clinicians to quickly find evidence-based answers to support the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients.


Academic Search Premier

Provides full text for journals, including full text for peer-reviewed titles (multidisciplinary).


Offers multiple tools for certification and recertification in pain management, critical care, and perioperative medicine.

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Features content that aligns with the curricula of Advanced Practice Nursing programs.

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Contains current standards of care, research, and clinical trials through references from experts in the field of cardiology in areas such as interventional cardiology and electrophysiology.

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AccessCase Files

A collection of basic science, clinical medicine, and post-graduate level cases from the Case files series books and the functionality to let users mark their progress.

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Covers dermatologic conditions to help you with clinical decision making.

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AccessEmergency Medicine

Allows users to quickly search the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of emergency cases with videos.

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Covers the entire spectrum of hematology-oncology from the basics to specialty-specific content.

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Provides access to medical textbooks with updated content, images, interactive self-assessment, case files,diagnostic and point-of-care tools.

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Covers the spectrum of neurology from the basics to specialty-specific content. Includes a library of neurology references and a multimedia library of videos on neurologic examinations and EEG monitoring.

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Sonography videos and cases, Williams animations, and a library of obstetrics and gynecology references from McGraw-Hill Medical.

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Developed by an advisory board of pediatricians, it provides a broad range of content that covers the entire span of pediatric practice.

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Supports teaching and learning in pharmacy education, including key pharmacy textbooks, drug monographs, drug flashcards, practice tests, and other multimedia content.

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Organized around the ACGME's mandate for a Core Curriculum, this online resource provides quick answers to surgical inquiries from trusted sources.

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Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy

Uses fresh, unembalmed specimens to retain the color, texture, and mobility of the living human body in 3D. Features include section exams (free login account) and glossary.

Africa-Wide Information

Produced by NISC South Africa, it combines bibliographic databases from around the world to form a multidisciplinary aggregation offering coverage of all facets of African studies.


A curated database of agricultural literature from the USDA National Agricultural Library.


For students preparing for their USMLE exams. It includes Learning Cards to test future physicians’ medical knowledge of clinical topics along with a Qbank that covers 15,000+ clinical knowledge areas.

AMED - Ovid

Covers journal articles on allied and alternative health. Its thesaurus was produced by the Health Care Information Service of the British Library and contains over 2,500 terms based on MeSH (Medical Subject Headings).

American Hospital Association (AHA) Data

Contains annual survey and supplemental datasets about U.S. hospitals' organizational structure, service lines, utilization, finances, insurance and payment models, and staffing.

To access, create an account on Wharton Research Data Services with your yale.edu email address.

Anatomy Clinic

Virtual anatomy lab developed by faculty at the Yale School of Medicine. Useful for researchers in surgery.

APA PsycBooks - Ovid

Contains scholarly book titles published by the American Psychological Association (APA) from 1953-present, approximately 50 classic books in psychology dating from the early 19th century, and the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology. 

APA PsycExtra - Ovid

Supplements traditional peer-reviewed journals and books with access to gray literature (such as conference papers, newsletters, patient-oriented fact sheets, standards) in psychology and the behavioral sciences. 


A collection of interactive virtual patient cases that correlate with the learning objectives of clinical clerkships.

Audio Digest

Offers audio CME and CE courses as well as files on many current issues pertinent to a variety of specialties.


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Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination

A teaching resource consisting of anatomy and system specific videos. It showcases a broad spectrum of ages and cultural backgrounds and includes information on health history, documentation and patient/practitioner interactions.


A genome and metabolic pathway web portal to visualize metabolomics data on individual pathway diagrams and on the organism-specific metabolic map diagrams that are available for every BioCyc organism.

BIOSIS/Biological Abstracts

Covers of botany research and literature references from all of the life sciences.

BMJ Case Reports

A peer-reviewed collection of case articles and reports in all disciplines for use to find clinically important information on common and rare conditions.

University and YNHH members can submit new cases to the journal free of charge Click here for the submission code.

Books at Ovid

Includes the full text, references, updates, and graphics from some of the most respected sources in medicine, nursing, and pharmacology. 

Business Source Complete

Provides bibliographic and full text content, including indexing and abstracts for scholarly business journals in all related disciplines. For researchers in healthcare, this database may be useful in identifying quality improvement literature.


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CAB Abstracts

Covers the significant research and development literature in the applied life sciences. Coverage dates back to 1973. 

Cabells Journalytics Medicine

Gathers relevant information about medical and academic journals to help research professionals looking to publish research, review scholarly contributions, or gain accreditation.

Cardiosource Plus

Enables cardiovascular professionals to easily stay up-to-date with the most relevant research findings and best practices.

Free personal registration is needed for some content and several premium services require an additional fee.


Includes several chemical dictionaries, and the CRC handbook of chemistry & physics.

Child Abuse Atlas

Provides information to assist health care providers in recognizing the physical signs of child abuse including examination techniques, evidence-based research and literature reviews, case studies and the ability to add cases. 

Create an account using your Yale email address.

Child Sex Trafficking e-Learning Module

Part of the Child Abuse Atlas, this accredited e-learning module will enable learners to better recognize, respond to, and treat adolescent victims of sex trafficking. It was developed by Child Abuse Pediatricians and Emergency Physicians in cooperation with the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC).


A comprehensive source of full-text nursing & allied health journals. It also provides access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, evidence-based care sheet and quick lesson disease overviews, and continuing education modules.

Clinical Human Embryology

Explores how the human body develops from a single-cell fertilized egg to the complex set of organ systems seen in the newborn. Clinical cases of congenital malformations or syndromes are used to introduce and highlight key sequences in normal development.


Provides answers to clinical questions that draws from a collection of clinical resources covering most medical and surgical specialty. Includes journals, books, practice guidelines, patient education, drug information and MEDLINE citations and abstracts from PubMed. 

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ClinicalKey for Nursing

Features timely content covering nearly every nursing specialty. Includes journals, books, disease topic pages, procedures videos, and more.


Provides easy access to information on publicly and privately supported clinical studies on a wide range of diseases and conditions. Maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institute of Health (NIH).

Cochrane Interactive Learning

Helps users gain a more in-depth understanding of the process of conducting a systematic review.

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Cochrane Library

A collection of databases for high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision making.

Databases included: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews; Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL); and Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs).

CogNet (MIT Press)

Brings together current and classic resources in the field and provides services and utilities to enhance research, collaboration and teaching. Only abstracts are available for non-MIT affliated journals.

Cortellis Drug Intelligence

Access to pipeline data, granular target and MOA information, and manually curated data specific to drug development.

Users must create an account to access this resource. Select “register” and use a yale.edu or ynhh.org email to create an account. Once your account is created, use those credentials to login.

(To use Covidence, contact your medical librarian to open an account.)

A systematic review tool that facilitates the process of screening articles for inclusion, while complying with the recommended protocols. 

Note: Including a librarian on the research team will improve the quality of the literature search, which is the foundation for a systematic review. Consult our Systematic Review Service page for details.

Current Contents Connect

Provides access to complete tables of contents, bibliographic information, and abstracts from recently published issues of leading scholarly journals, as well as from relevant, evaluated websites.

Current Protocols

Provides details of lab methods, step-by-step techniques useful to molecular biology and protein science investigations. 


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Disability in the Modern World

Includes primary sources, supporting materials, and archives, along with video.

Dissertations & Theses Global

Contains entries with information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses. Titles published since 1997 are available in PDF format.


Demonstrates key physician/patient communication skills via video encounters with standardized patients to help learners develop sensitivity to differing communication styles and difficult situations. Register with your Yale email address.


A curated, open data repository for finding, publishing, and preserving research data. Yale-affiliated researchers can deposit up to 300GB of data per project. More information: researchdata@yale.edu.


Provides clinically-oriented, evidence-based summaries written by medical experts for point-of-care use by health care professionals.

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ECRI Guidelines Trust

A publicly available repository of objective, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines with up-to-date clinical practices to advance safe and effective patient care.

Education Research Complete

Covers all levels of education and includes books, journals, and conference papers.

eEROS (Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis)

A database of over 48,000 reactions and approximately 3,500 of the most frequently consulted reagents. After connection,you will need to install two plugins to utilize the structure drawing capability.


A repository for the scholarly output of researchers at Yale University. It promotes dissemination of their work, and preserves it in a freely-accessible, long-term archive. 

eLS (Encyclopedia of Life Sciences)

Collection of articles in the fields of biochemistry and physiology, cell biology, developmental biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, immunology, molecular biology, neuroscience, microbiology and virology, plant science, structural biology, science and society.

Embase - Ovid

A tool to access the biomedical literature, including journals indexed in MEDLINE and proceedings from many conferences. 


A database of education research consisting of journal articles, conference papers, technical reports, policy papers and more.

Exam Master Online

A study tool for health science students preparing for board exams.


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Annotated database of genetic sequences maintained by the National Institutes of Health and searched through Entrez.


Assists in diagnosing infectious diseases and staying current on the latest trends in epidemiology and treatment.

Global Health - Ovid

Offers information in multiple languages from a wide range of countries on topics such as communicable diseases, tropical diseases, parasitology, human nutrition, public health, and medicinal and poisonous plants.

GQuery (Global Cross-database NCBI search)

Integrates information from databases at NCBI which include nucleotide sequences, protein sequences, macromolecular structures, whole genomes, and MEDLINE.

Guideline Central

Free access to thousands of current clinical practice guidelines and guideline summaries.


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HAPI (Health and Psychosocial Instruments) - Ovid

Information on measurement instruments in the health fields, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science and helps users identify measures needed for research studies, grant proposals, client/patient assessment, class papers/projects, theses/dissertations, and program evaluation.

Healthcare Administration Database

Includes citations relating to hospital administration, insurance, law, statistics, business management, personnel management ethics, health economics, and public health administration.

Henry Stewart Talks

Specially prepared animated audiovisual presentations with synchronized narration by leading scientists.

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Includes articles, conference proceedings, books, dissertations, serials, maps, and other related materials across a broad set of subjects reflecting the influence of science, technology, and medicine on society and culture throughout time.

HSTAT (Health Services/Technology Assessment Texts)

A service of the National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) at the National Library of Medicine that provides a range of publications to provide health information and support healthcare decision-making.


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Incidence and Prevalence Database

Offers epidemiology-related topics such as disease incidence, prevalence, morbidity, mortality, trends, cost, risk-factors, and disease classifications for both developing and developed nations. 

InCites Essential Science Indicators

A compilation of performance statistics and trends extrapolated from counts of articles published in scholarly journals and the citations to those articles that are derived from journals indexed in Web of Science Core Collection (Science Citation Index Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index only) over a 10-year period.

Index Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General's Office

Online version of the Index-Catalogue of Library of the Surgeon-General’s Office, covering the dates 1880-1961. The interface mimics the printed pages and includes all citations from the original artifact.

Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA)

An application for the analysis, integration, and interpretation of data derived from ‘omics experiments. 

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Ingenuity Variant Analysis (IVA)

Useful tool for identifying and verifying variants by using 16+ years of expert manual curation of the scientific literature.


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JAMA Evidence

Resources to help students and clinicians translate the theory of evidence-based medicine (EBM) into practice. Includes textbooks, tools, and forms to make decisions including validity, importance and applicability of claims.

Journal Citation Reports

Presents quantifiable statistical data that allows users to determine the relative importance of journals within a field – particularly in science, technology, and social sciences.


Peer-reviewed scientific video journal containing over 16,000 videos across a variety of disciplines and medical specialties including biology, genetics, and neuroscience.


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Leadership Library, The

A personnel contact database of the institutional leadership of the United States, integrating 14 "Yellow Book" directories with information on more than 400,000 individuals leading U.S. government, business, professional, and nonprofit organizations.

The Lens

An aggregator of metadata for scholarly works and patent records from a variety of data sources. The Institutional Toolkit provides additional features, including access to its Application Programming Interface (API) service. Please contact lens.admin@yale.edu for access.


A collection of content sets and clinical tools that provides point-of-care drug and disease information to make evidence-based drug decisions that address patients’ unique needs. 


Offers access to the scientific and technical literature of Latin America and the Caribbean. Covers a variety of information formats with availability in multiple languages.

Litt’s D.E.R.M. Database

Search the profiles of generic and trade name drugs and provides references that link directly to PubMed. Covers adverse reactions from all angles as well as identifies potentially hazardous drug-drug interactions.


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Medical Heritage Library

A digital collection promoting free and open access to quality historical resources in medicine. 


Biomedical bibliographic information for clinical medicine, health care, and nursing.

MedOne Neurosurgery

Neurosurgical books, illustrated procedures, images, videos, and case examples with management suggestions.

MedOne Plastic Surgery

Books, step-by-step instructions for core procedures, cases with management strategies, images and surgical videos.

MedOne Radiology

A comprehensive reference for medical imaging specialists containing extensive case libraries, diagnostic, and procedural guidelines.

Medscape Reference

Medical news, expert interpretations of news, point-of-care information, drug and disease information, and opportunities for CME. 

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Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print

Guide to contemporary testing instruments and evaluations to test products.


Curates high quality biological systems content in context, giving you essential data and analytical tools to accelerate scientific research.

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Incorporates extensive manually curated information on biological effects of small molecule compounds.

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NatMed Pro

Information about natural medicines, including herbs, dietary supplements, sports supplements, minerals, and vitamins. 


Quality review questions reflecting the National Council of State Boards of Nursing's test.


Teaches human anatomy to students of the health professions, including undergraduate medical, health sciences, and nursing students. 

NIH-Supported Scientific Data Repositories

Lists more than 100 data repositories supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

NLM LocatorPlus

Catalog of books, journals, and audiovisuals and access points to other medical research tools.

NTIS (National Technical Information Service)

Data services for federal agencies through joint venture partnerships with the private sector.


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Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man catalogs human genes and genetic disorders. Contains images and reference information. 


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Partek Flow

For the analysis of next generation sequencing data including RNA, small RNA, and DNA sequencing. It provides a graphical user interface that allows to build your own custom analysis pipelines for alignment, quantification, quality control, statistics, and visualization.

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PEP Web Archive (Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing)

Contains a comprehensive array of the psychoanalytic literature dating back to the early 1900s. 


Covers the progress of new drug candidates as they enter commercial pharmaceutical research and development programs. Create your account using your Yale email.

Policy Commons

Reports, policy briefs, working papers, and media from thousands of IGOs, NGOs, and think tanks.


An ontology query system with specialized tools for gene set analysis and pathway visualization. Create a personal account to save data and use the included tools.

PsycInfo - Ovid

PsycInfo - EBSCOhost

Contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, and technical reports in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines.


A repository of psychological tests and measures curated by the American Psychological Association (APA).


A collection of biomedical citations from MEDLINE and PubMed Central provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.


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Facilitates a dynamic, visualization-guided analysis of OMICs data, applicable to various phases of a discovery cycle. Register to use


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A global, searchable registry of research data repositories.


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Peer-reviewed abstracts and citations in science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities plus conference papers and book chapters. 

Sketchy Medical

Creative videos, flashcards, and quizzes to support the learning and retention of complex medical concepts. Click "Continue with your school" on the login page and select Yale.


Springer Protocols

Allows users to search for biomedical and life science research protocols. 


Access to exclusive, in-depth coverage of early science and clinical trials, pharma and biotech news. *Create a personal account using your yale.edu or ynhh.org email address*


SymptomMedia: films for mental health education & training

Film library of clinical training illustrates behavioral health symptoms unfolding on screen and serves as an educational tool for symptom recognition.


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Published data on eukaryotic transcription factors (and miRNAs), their experimentally-proven binding sites, and regulated genes. A Yale email address is required to create an account.  

Trip Pro

Simultaneously searches evidence-based sources of systematic reviews, practice guidelines, and critically appraised topics and articles. Results are color coded based on the EBM pyramid.


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Contains 5-Minute Emergency Consult, Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, Evidence-based Medicine Guidelines, Guide to Diagnostic Tests, Taber's Medical Dictionary, and more. First time users must be on the Yale or YNHH network to create a mobile account.  

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Essential serials bibliographic and access information that ranges from subscription rates to the latest web sites. 


A clinical reference designed to provide quick access to synthesized medical information in an easy-to-use format.

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A diagnostic clinical decision support system designed to enhance diagnostic accuracy, aid therapeutic decisions, and improve patient safety. 

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Web of Science

A multidisciplinary database offering access to a broad selection of journal articles, conference proceedings, book chapters, and reviews.

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WorldCat (FirstSearch interface, recommended for library staff)

WorldCat.org (Recommended for all other users)

An online catalog of books and other materials held in more than 10,000 academic, public, special and national libraries around the world.


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Zoological Record

Covers all aspects of modern animal research, including: behavior, biodiversity, conservation, ecology, evolution, genetics, habitat, morphology, nomenclature, parasitology, physiology, reproduction, taxonomy, and zoogeography.