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CAB Abstracts

CAB Abstracts covers the significant research and development literature in the applied life sciences, including including agriculture, environment, veterinary sciences, applied economics, food science and nutrition. Coverage dates back to 1973.

Cardiosource Plus

An online cardiovascular information and educational resource produced by the American College of Cardiology. Cardiosource enables cardiovascular professionals to easily stay up-to-date with the most relevant research findings and best practices, with analysis and commentary by experts in the field to help put the findings in perspective for immediate application in practice. Resources include a comprehensive clinical trials database, news and expert commentaries, clinical images, self-assessment educational materials, the full complement of the ACC clinical guidelines and quality standards and Heart Sounds audio files. Free personal registration is needed for some content and several premium services require an additional fee.


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

System Requirements:
Adobe Acrobat Reader needed to view full text of articles.

Child Abuse Atlas

The Child Abuse Atlas provides information to assist health care providers in recognizing the physical signs of child abuse. The Atlas includes examination techniques, evidence-based research and literature reviews, case studies and the ability to add cases. It is a resource for teaching, diagnosis, and all who provide services to children.

You must create an account using your Yale University email address.

Child Sex Trafficking e-Learning Module

Part of the Child Abuse Atlas, this accredited e-learning module was developed by specialist Child Abuse Pediatricians and Emergency Physicians in cooperation with ICMEC, the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children.  It is intended for physicians, registered nurses and other medical professionals who are likely to encounter sex trafficked persons in their practice.  Learners will be able to better recognize, respond to, and treat adolescent victims of sex trafficking by completing the module.  Content is continuously updated to act as an ongoing reference tool.


CINAHL Complete is a comprehensive source of full-text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for many journals indexed in CINAHL. It provides full-text coverage of English-language nursing and allied health journals and publications from well-known associations including the American Occupational Therapy Association and the American Diabetes Association. In addition to full text for top nursing and allied health journals, CINAHL Complete 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. CINAHL provides full text for journals in other disciplines including biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and more.

Clinical Human Embryology

This program 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. Areas of interest can be selected by clinical case, organ system or by the selection of a week along developmental timeline. Clinical Human Embryology contains color figures and tables as well as animations. A quizzing feature is available for each section. Additional information is available through a glossary and reference list.


ClinicalKey is an online resource designed to provide answers to clinical questions. ClinicalKey draws from a collection of clinical resources covering most medical and surgical specialty.  This database includes journals, books, practice guidelines, patient education, drug information and MEDLINE citations and abstracts from PubMed.  

ClinicalTrials provides patients, their family members, health care professionals, researchers, and the public with easy access to information on publicly and privately supported clinical studies on a wide range of diseases and conditions. The Web site is maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Information on is provided and updated by the sponsor or principal investigator of the clinical study. Studies are generally submitted to the Web site (that is, registered) when they begin, and the information on the site is updated throughout the study. In some cases, results of the study are submitted after the study ends. This Web site and database of clinical studies is commonly referred to as a "registry and results database."

Investigators may also register their own trial.

Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library is produced by the Cochrane Collection and is a collection of databases designed to provide high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision making.

The databases included are: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews; Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE); Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL); Cochrane Database of Methodology Reviews; Cochrane Methodology Register; Health Technology Assessment Database (HTA); and NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED).

CogNet (MIT Press)

MIT CogNet is an electronic community for the cognitive and brain sciences. CogNet brings together current and classic resources in the field and provides services and utilities to enhance research, collaboration and teaching. Full texts of major references works include The MIT Encyclopedia of Cognitive Sciences, The New Cognitive Neurosciences, Handbook of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, and the Handbook of Brain Theory and Neural Networks. Also included is 400 searchable full text books from MIT Press as well as full text of MIT Press Journals in the field of cognitive and brain sciences. Also includes database access to bibliographic and some abstract information for books, journals, reference works, conference proceedings and grey literature in the field. Users from Yale IP addresses are automatically identified as Yale Guests and have full access to CogNet resources. A user may choose to register in order to create a Curriculum Vitae, bibliography, and notification settings. In the CogNet Library, the full texts of all books and MIT journals are available. For journals not affiliated with MIT, only the abstracts are available for free.

Compendex - Engineering Village

Engineering Village searches Compendex and the Inspec archive. Abstracts and citations for worldwide engineering and technical literature for all engineering disciplines, as well as related fields in science and management.

Other Versions:
Print version: Engineering Index

Years of Coverage: Indexing began in 1980

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

Covidence is a web-based tool, used to streamline the tedious task of producing systematic reviews. Covidence facilitates the process of screening articles for inclusion, while complying with the recommended protocols for producing systematic reviews. Covidence also works on mobile devices, allowing users to chip away at screening during small windows of time.  At least one member of the research team must be based at Yale, but Covidence allows for seamless collaboration across institutions.

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

Current Contents Connect is a current awareness database that 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

The Current Protocols series provides details of lab methods, step-by-step techniques useful to molecular biology and protein science investigations. This product contains complete contents of current protocols in: molecular biology, protein science, cell biology, cytometry, human genetics, immunology, neuroscience, nucleic acids chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, and magnetic resonance imaging, bioinformatics, and more.