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CA Online: Chemical Abstracts
Produced by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Source: Information Services Search Service
Access: Mediated search service.
Coverage: 1800's - present
Updated: Daily
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: The most authoritative and comprehensive source for chemical information. CAS monitors, indexes, and abstracts the world's chemistry-related information, updating it daily and making it accessible through state-of-the-art information services. CAS databases provide content from more than 10,000 major scientific journals worldwide, patent references from, dissertations, meeting abstracts, electronic-only journals, and other reputable web sources. reports, books, conference proceedings and dissertations. Over 35 million substances are included.

Campbell Collaboration Social, Psychological, Educational and Criminological Trials Register (C2-SPECTR)
Produced by the Norwegian Knowledge Center for the Health Services.

Source: University of Pennsylvania
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: 1950 - present
Updated: Not stated
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: The SPECTR register contains over 11,000 entries, collected since the collaboration was founded in 1999 to focus on interventions in crime and criminal justice, education and social welfare.

Cancer Handbook
Produced by the Wiley Online Library.

Source: Wiley Interscience
Access: Direct access via campus computers. Off-campus access requires Jefferson Campus Key.
Coverage: Current edition only
Updated: Continuous
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: Provides a comprehensive overview of all major areas of cancer research and oncology. This title differs from existing oncology textbooks and reference works in that it bridges the gap between the molecular biology of cancer and clinical diagnosis and treatment.

Cancer Literature in PubMed (formerly CancerLit)
Produced by the U.S. National Cancer Institute.

Source: Cancer.gov (U.S. National Cancer Institute)
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: 1966 - present
Updated: Monthly
Vocabulary: MeSH: Medical Subject Headings
Description: This database is a subset of MEDLINE. It contains journal citations on the topic of cancer. Abstracts are available for most entries.

CareNotes (Internet version)
Produced by Thomson Reuters.

Source: Thomson Reuters
Access: Direct access via campus computers. Off-campus access requires Jefferson Campus Key.
Coverage: Current information only
Updated: Continuous
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: Patient education pamphlets for in-patient care, discharge instructions, after care instructions, and general information, provided in both English and Spanish. This is the general version provided by MICROMEDEX; it does not include custom documents or headings used by TJU clinical sites. Access to the customized database is available from computers located in Jefferson's clinical settings or MST network.

Cases Database
Produced by BioMed Central.

Source: Springer Science
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: 2001 - present
Updated: Continuously updated
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: Developed by BioMed Central, the Cases Database allows clinicians, researchers, teachers and patients to explore thousands of peer-reviewed medical case reports from multiple journal publishers, including BioMed Central, Springer and BMJ Group. The Cases Database is a continuously-updated, freely-accessible case report database that allows users to interactively explore data from peer-reviewed case reports. It offers structured search and filtering by condition, symptom, intervention, pathogen, patient demographic and many other data fields, allowing fast identification of relevant case reports to support clinical practice and research.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Produced by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).

Source: U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: Current information only
Updated: Not stated
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (FDAC) is a government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities which offer assistance or benefits to the American public. While a limited number of programs offer direct support to individuals, most address state and local governments or other organizations.

Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Databases
Produced by CDRH, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Source: CDRH
Access: Free to all users
Coverage: Varies by database
Updated: Varies by database
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: The Center collects information about medical devices and makes it available in a little over a dozen searchable databases. Topics include adverse events, new device approvals, device registration and classification, and more.

ChemBioFinder
Produced by CambridgeSoft.com and PerkinElmer Informatics.

Source: CambridgeSoft.com and PerkinElmer Informatics
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: Current information only
Updated: Not stated
Vocabulary: Searchable by chemical name, CAS Number, molecular formula, or molecular weight
Description: ChemBioFinder.com is an online chemistry and biology reference database. With almost 2 million compounds indexed and linked to other web sites, it provides a wealth of chemical information for professional chemists and students alike. Free registration with PerkinElmer Informatics is required in order to use the site.

ChEMBLdb (Drug Discovery)
Produced by the European Bioinformatics Institute, European Molecular Biology Laboratory.

Source: European Bioinformatics Institute, European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Access: Free to all users
Coverage: Not stated
Updated: Continuous
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: ChEMBL is a database of bioactive drug-like small molecules; it contains 2-D structures, calculated properties and abstracted bioactivities. The data is abstracted and curated from the primary scientific literature, and covers a significant fraction of the SAR (structure-activity relationship) and discovery of modern drugs.

Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System (CCRIS)
Produced by National Cancer Institute.

Source: NLM TOXNET
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: Current information only
Updated: Not stated
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: CCRIS contains over 9,000 chemical records with carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, tumor promotion, and tumor inhibition test results. Data are derived from studies cited in primary journals, current awareness tools, NCI reports, and other special sources. Test results have been reviewed by experts in carcinogenesis and mutagenesis.

ChemIDplus
Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Source: NLM
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: Current information only
Updated: Continuously
Vocabulary: Keyword (Name, Synonym, CAS Registry Number, Molecular Formula, Classification Code, and Locator Code)
Description: Data on over 380,000 chemicals includes name, structure, registry number, formula, classification code, synonyms, hazardous substance numbers, and links to further information in other databases. Structure searching available, using Marvin (a ChemAxon Java applet which is freely available from the ChemIDplus site) and the Chime plugin.

ChemSpider
Produced by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Source: Royal Society of Chemistry
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: Over 20 million chemical compounds
Updated: Continuous
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: A free chemical structure database, searchable by text and by structure, ChemSpider offers property and compound data on almost 26 million chemical compounds, from hundreds of data sources; includes patents, images, publication links, and mobile apps.

CINAHL - Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health
Produced by CINAHL, Inc..

Source: EBSCOhost
Access: Direct access via campus computers. Off-campus access requires Jefferson Campus Key.
Coverage: 1981 - present
Updated: Weekly
Vocabulary: CINAHL Thesaurus
Description: The Cumulative Index for Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) is the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. The database also includes information about consumer health, patient education, and health sciences librarianship. Includes complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses' Association. It uses a special controlled vocabulary which overlaps in some areas with MeSH.Abstracts are included for most articles. Complete text for some articles and testing instruments are available online.

CIRRIE Database of International Rehabilitation Research
Produced by the National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) and the University of Buffalo.

Source: CIRRIE
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: 1990 - present
Updated: Monthly
Vocabulary: CIRRIE Thesaurus, adapted from the REHABDATA Thesaurus
Description: The CIRRIE Database collects bibliographic citations from all areas of rehabilitation. In addition to indexing from mainstream journals and internet sites, CIRRIE includes citations to resources not readily available to U.S. researchers. Over 5000 journals are represented in the CIRRIE Database and abstracts are available for most citations.

Clinical Trials (ClinicalTrials.gov)
Produced by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Source: NIH and NLM
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: Over 120,000 current trials sponsored by the NIH, other federal agencies, and the private industry
Updated: Not stated
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: The National Library of Medicine has established a registry of clinical trials for both federally and privately funded trials of experimental treatments for serious and life-threatening diseases or conditions. Information includes trial name and ID, sponsors, purpose, current status, who may be eligible, where trials are being held, whom to contact, and references to published papers that describe findings. While international in scope, most trials included are being conducted in the U.S. or Canada.

Clone DB
Produced by the U.S. National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).

Source: NCBI
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: Not stated
Updated: Note stated
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: Clone DB integrates information about clones and clone libraries, including sequence data, map positions and distributor information. Clone DB has replaced the former NCBI Clone Registry, expanding the number of organisms and clone types represented. Clone DB provides integrated clone-centric information for genomic, cDNA and cell-based (gene trap/gene target) libraries and clones for a wide variety of eukaryotic organisms.

Cochrane Controlled Trials Register (CCTR)
Produced by the Cochrane Collaboration.

Source: Wiley Online Library
Access: Direct access via campus computers. Off-campus access requires Jefferson Campus Key.
Coverage: 1943 to present
Updated: Quarterly
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: The Register contains over 300,000 bibliographic references to definitive controlled trials in health care. Cochrane groups and other organizations contribute their specialized registers; and these registers--together with references to clinical trials identified in MEDLINE and EMBASE--form the CCTR database. Contributors to the Cochrane Collaboration follow quality control standards to ensure that only reports of definite randomized controlled trials or controlled clinical trials are included.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR)
Produced by the Cochrane Collaboration.

Source: Wiley Online Library
Access: Direct access via campus computers. Off-campus access requires Jefferson Campus Key.
Coverage: 2005 - present
Updated: Not stated
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: The CDSR includes all Cochrane Reviews (and protocols) prepared by Cochrane Review Groups in The Cochrane Collaboration. Each Cochrane Review is a peer-reviewed systematic review that has been prepared and supervised by a Cochrane Review Group (editorial team) in The Cochrane Collaboration according to the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions or Cochrane Handbook for Diagnostic Test Accuracy Reviews.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Free Access to Abstracts Only
Produced by the Cochrane Collaboration.

Source: Cochrane Collaboration
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: 1991 - present
Updated: Not stated
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: Provides ABSTRACTS ONLY for regularly-updated systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare prepared by the international Cochrane Collaboration.

Cochrane Library
Produced by the Cochrane Collaboration and the National Health Services' Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, England.

Source: Wiley Online Library
Access: Direct access via campus computers. Off-campus access requires Jefferson Campus Key.
Coverage: Varies by database
Updated: Varies by database
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: This suite of databases devoted to aspects of evidence-based medicine includes the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, the Cochrane Methodology Register, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and--from the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination--the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE), the Health Technology Assessment Database, and the NHS Economic Evaluation Database. Users may search each database individually, or as a group.

Cochrane Methodology Register
Produced by the Cochrane Collaboration.

Source: Wiley Online Library
Access: Direct access via campus computers. Off-campus access requires Jefferson Campus Key.
Coverage: 1952 - present
Updated: Not stated
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: The Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR) is a bibliography of publications that report on methods used in the conduct of controlled trials. It includes journal articles, books, and conference proceedings. The content is sourced from MEDLINE and hand searches. CMR contains studies of methods used in reviews and more general methodological studies that could be relevant to anyone preparing systematic reviews. CMR records contain the title of the article, information on where it was published (bibliographic details), and, in some cases, a summary of the article. They do not contain the full text of the article. The Cochrane Methodology Register contains over 9,000 bibliographic references to controlled trials in health care.

Code of Federal Regulations
Produced by the National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) Office of the Federal Register (OFR), and the Government Printing Office (GPO).

Source: FDSys
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: 1996 through current edition
Updated: Quarterly
Vocabulary: Federal Register Thesaurus
Description: The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) annual edition is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government. It is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation. The 50 subject matter titles contain one or more individual volumes, which are updated once each calendar year, on a staggered basis. Each title is divided into chapters, which usually bear the name of the issuing agency. Each chapter is further subdivided into parts that cover specific regulatory areas. Large parts may be subdivided into subparts. All parts are organized in sections, and most citations to the CFR refer to material at the section level.

Community Health Data Base Full Datasets (CHDB)
Produced by the Public Health Management Corporation.

Source: Public Health Management Corporation
Access: Jefferson Campus Key required.
Coverage: 2004 - present
Updated: Biennial
Vocabulary: N/A - Requires SAS or SPSS
Description: The Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) compiles local, population-based data for use in health planning, policy and program development by local health and social service organizations, for use in research, and for the education of health practitioners. The full datasets are available to Jeffersonians for use with either SAS or SPSS to answer custom queries (these statistical packages are available in AISR's Learning Resources Centers).

Community Health Data Base Web-Based Analysis Tool (CHDB)
Produced by the Public Health Management Corporation.

Source: Public Health Management Corporation
Access: Direct access via campus computers. Off-campus access requires Jefferson Campus Key.
Coverage: 2000 - present
Updated: Biennial
Vocabulary: N/A - Requires SAS or SPSS
Description: The Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) compiles local, population-based data for use in health planning, policy and program development by local health and social service organizations, for use in research, and for the education of health practitioners. Basic information and popular tables are available via the Web.

Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) Citation Index on PubMed
Produced by the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Source: NCCAM and NLM
Access: Free to all users.*
Coverage: 1963 - present
Updated: Weekly
Vocabulary: MeSH: Medical Subject Headings
Description: A special subset of PubMed is available for over 180,000 bibliographic citations devoted to complementary and alternative medicine. Use this special entry point into PubMed to automatically limit your search and retrieval to CAM citations.

Congressional Record
Produced by the U.S. Congress.

Source: FDsys
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: 1994 to present
Updated: Daily, when Congress is in session
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress.

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