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GenBank

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

GIDEON

A global infectious disease knowledge management tool. It is designed to assist in diagnosing infectious diseases and staying current on the latest trends in epidemiology and treatment. Used for diagnosis and reference in the field of tropical and infectious diseases, epidemiology, microbiology and antimicrobial chemotherapy. Consists of four interactive modules: diagnosis, epidemiology, therapy and microbiology.

Global Health - Ovid

Global Health 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. 

Google Scholar

Use Google Scholar when you want to take advantage of these features:

  • broad disciplinary coverage
  • a popular relevance ranking algorithm
  • Google Scholar citation counts (often higher than analogous numbers in Web of Science and Scopus)
  • links to full text -- not only YaleLinks but also through free websites like ResearchGate

Be aware of these potential issues:

  • Do you plan to download citations from Google Scholar into your reference manager, like EndNote or Zotero? You can only download one citation at a time; use another database (PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus) for time-saving batch citation downloads.
  • If the YaleLinks link does not appear automatically, set it up in your account with these easy directions.
  • Are you working on a systematic review or meta-analysis? You can use Google Scholar as you're planning your search strategy; for the final version of your systematic search, you should use databases that provide more documentation about their scope and search algorithms.

Librarians teach regular workshops on Google Scholar; check here for upcoming sessions at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library and here for sessions presented by the Center for Science and Social Science Information.

GQuery (Global Cross-database NCBI search)

GQuery is a search and retrieval system that integrates information from databases at NCBI. These databases include nucleotide sequences, protein sequences, macromolecular structures, whole genomes, and MEDLINE, through PubMed.

Guideline.gov (National Guideline Clearinghouse)

The National Guideline Clearinghouse (NCG) offers detailed information on clinical practice guidelines. This resource is primarily intended for physicians, health care professionals and providers, health plans, and integrated delivery systems.