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Databases A-Z: Search Results

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

Source: NCBI
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: Current information only
Updated: Bimonthly
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: GenBank is the NIH database of all known, publicly available DNA sequences; it includes supporting bibliographic and biological information. NCBI builds GenBank primarily from the direct submission of sequence data from authors and secondarily from scanning the journal literature. The data are supplemented by incorporating sequences from other public databases. Data are accessible by either downloading database files or by text and sequence similarity searches.

Genetic and Ethics Database (GenETHX)
Produced by the Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University.

Source: Georgetown University
Access: Free to all users
Coverage: Not stated
Updated: Not stated
Vocabulary: List of topics
Description: A bibliographic database on bioethics and genetics, including books, journal articles, book chapters, bills, laws, court decisions, reports, news articles and audiovisuals.

Genetic Toxicology Data Bank (GENE-TOX)
Produced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Source: NLM TOXNET
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: Current information only
Updated: Not stated
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: GENE-TOX contains genetic toxicology (mutagenicity) test data, resulting from expert peer review of the open scientific literature, on over 3,000 chemicals. The GENE-TOX program was established to select assay systems for evaluation, review data in the scientific literature, and recommend proper testing protocols and evaluation procedures for these systems. Search by chemical or other name, chemical name fragment, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number (RN), and/or subject terms.

Genome Database
Produced by the Human Genome Project.

Source: Bioinformatics Supercomputing Centre (BiSC), The Hospital for Sick Children,Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: Current information only
Updated: Not stated
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: The Genome Database (GDB) is the official central repository for genomic mapping data resulting from the Human Genome Project, a worldwide research effort to analyze the structure of human DNA and determine the location and sequence of the estimated 100,000 human genes.

GHDx - Global Health Data Exchange
Produced by The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME).

Source: University of Washington
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: Varies by dataset
Updated: Not stated
Vocabulary: keyword
Description: The Global Health Data Exchange is a catalog of the world's health and demographic data gathered by the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Use the Exchange to identify publicly-accessible population census data, surveys, registries, indicators and estimates, administrative health data, and financial data related to health. Browse content by geographic name or report type, or search by keyword; records link to the data for direct access and download.

GoldMiner
Produced by American Roentgen Ray Society.

Source: ARRS
Access: Free to all users to search. Some links require subscription or Jefferson Campus Key.
Coverage: Not stated
Updated: Not stated
Vocabulary: Keyword, Modality, Patient Age, Gender
Description: Freely searchable database of radiology images from over 200 scholarly journals. Search results link to the journal articles in which images appear. Many journals are freely accessible. Some require subscription for access to the full text.

Google Scholar for Jeffersonians
Produced by Google.

Source: Google
Access: Direct access via campus computers. Off-campus access requires Jefferson Campus Key.
Coverage: Not stated
Updated: Not stated
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: Google Scholar is a growing database of scholarly literature in all fields. It is problematic to search, since Google does not give specifics about dates covered, bibliographic sources, or currency of material. However, it is an easy starting point that may satisfy entry-level search needs. While Google Scholar is free to all users from the Google site, this link passes users through Jefferson's proxy server, so that Google will then display Jefferson links to subscribed full text, where available.

Grey Literature
Produced by the New York Academy of Medicine.

Source: New York Academy of Medicine
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: 2000 - present
Updated: Annual
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description:

A searchable database of the bimonthly report on resources in public health, health and science policy, health of minorities and special populations (children, women, uninsured, elderly), and related disciplines. The report encompasses unindexed materials that are not produced by commercial publishers and are unavailable through normal, commercial distribution channels. Materials in the grey literature collection are published by government agencies, non-profit non-governmental organizations, universities, independent research centers, and international organizations. Document types include but are not limited to case studies, conference proceedings, discussion papers, fact sheets, government documents, issue briefs, research reports, statistical reports, and white papers. Numeric reports are not collected, although questionnaires, health statistics and data are collected when they form an integral part of a report. Currently no audiovisual material, videos or webcasts are collected.


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