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Databases A-Z: Search Results

HaPI, Health and Psychosocial Instruments
Produced by Behavioral Measurement Database Services, Inc..

Source: OvidSP
Access: Direct access via campus computers. Off-campus access requires Jefferson Campus Key.
Coverage: 1985 - present
Updated: Quarterly
Vocabulary: HaPI Thesaurus
Description: Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI) is a catalog of tests used to measure health and behavior. It includes citations to tests that are available commercially, as well as tests which have appeared only in journal literature or technical reports. It does not include the tests themselves, and not all commercial tests listed are in print. Use HaPI in conjunction with the print resources in the Reference Collection: Tests, Test Critiques, the Mental Measurements Yearbook, Tests in Print, and Directory of Unpublished Experimental Mental Measures.

Harrison's Online
Produced by McGraw-Hill, Inc.

Source: McGraw-Hill, Inc.
Access: Direct access via campus computers. Off-campus access requires Jefferson Campus Key.
Coverage: 18th edition
Updated: Continuous
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: The classic internal medicine textbook in online form, Harrison's Online adds database-style searchability, continuous updating, clinical trials related to internal medicine, pretests for review of topics, and selected Internet links for additional reference.

HathiTrust Digital Library
Produced by the HathiTrust academic consortium.

Source: HathiTrust
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: 1500 - present
Updated: Monthly
Vocabulary: Author, Title, Subject, Keyword
Description: Catalog of several million full text books available at participating libraries. If in the public domain, full access is free.

Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB)
Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Source: NLM TOXNET
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: Current information only
Updated: Not stated
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: HSDB focuses on the toxicology of potentially hazardous chemicals. It is enhanced with information on human exposure, industrial hygiene, emergency handling procedures, environmental fate, regulatory requirements, and related areas. All data are referenced and derived from a core set of books, government documents, technical reports and selected primary journal literature. HSDB is peer-reviewed by the Scientific Review Panel (SRP), a committee of experts in the major subject areas within the data bank's scope. HSDB is organized into individual chemical records, and contains over 5000 such records. Search by chemical or other name, chemical name fragment, Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number (RN), and/or subject terms.

Health Business Elite
Produced by EBSCO.

Source: EBSCOhost
Access: Jefferson Campus Key required.
Coverage: Varies by title, cumulatvive coverage is 1922-present
Updated: Not stated
Vocabulary: Health Business Fulltext Elite Subjects
Description: This database provides comprehensive journal content detailing all aspects of health care administration and other non-clinical aspects of health care institution management. Topics covered include hospital management, hospital administration, marketing, human resources, computer technology, facilities management and insurance. Health Business Elite contains full-text content for nearly 600 journals such as H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks, Harvard Business Review (available back to 1922), Health Facilities Management, Health Management Technology, Healthcare Financial Management, Marketing Health Services, Modern Healthcare, and many more. Some journals have full-text delays.

Health Services and Sciences Research Resources (HSRR)
Produced by the National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR).

Source: National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR)
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: Not stated
Updated: Not stated
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: Contains information about several hundred research datasets and instruments/indices employed in health services research, behavioral and social sciences and public health, with links to PubMed.

Health System Measurement Project
Produced by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Source: HHS
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: 2000-present (varies by measure)
Updated: Annually, or as data becomes available
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: The Health System Measurement Project tracks government data from several sources (AHRQ, CDC) on critical U.S. health system indicators. The website presents national trend data as well as detailed views broken out by population characteristics such as age, sex, income level, and insurance coverage status. Browse by topic, population characteristic, or audience.

Health Technology Assessments (HTA)
Produced by the Cochrane Collaboration.

Source: Wiley Online Library
Access: Direct access via campus computers. Off-campus access requires Jefferson Campus Key.
Coverage: Not stated
Updated: Not stated
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: Produced by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD), the Health Technology Assessment database brings together details on ongoing health technology assessments (studies of the medical, social, ethical, and economic implications of healthcare interventions). HTA is produced in collaboration with the INAHTA Secretariat, based at SBU, Sweden. The database contains records of ongoing projects being conducted by members of INAHTA as well as publications reporting completed technology assessments carried out by INAHTA members and other health technology assessment organizations.

HealthData.gov
Produced by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Source: HHS
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: Varies
Updated: Varies
Vocabulary: Varies
Description: A "community" within Data.gov, HealthData.gov provides a database of health tools and datasets produced by various federal agencies, a public forum to discuss them, and galleries of non-federally produced apps and other data sites. The published downloadable datasets can be used by researchers and in mashups for public consumption. Some of the datasets allow interactive searching onsite, others must be downloaded for local manipulation.

HealthStar/OvidSP HealthSTAR
Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Source: OvidSP
Access: Direct access via campus computers. Off-campus access requires Jefferson Campus Key.
Coverage: 1975 - present
Updated: Monthly
Vocabulary: MeSH: Medical Subject Headings
Description: HealthSTAR covers the international literature of facilities management, economics, policies, insurance, health technology assessment, health services planning/evaluation, research methods, practice guidelines, and other administrative or political issues.

For many years, HealthSTAR was produced by the NLM from MEDLINE citations and additional materials indexed by the American Hospital Association. In 2000, NLM folded HealthSTAR into MEDLINE. OvidSP continued the database as OvidSP Healthstar, retaining all backfile HealthSTAR citations and new journal citations culled from MEDLINE using the NLM's HealthSTAR search strategy.

HerbMed
Produced by the Alternative Medicine Foundation, Inc.

Source: HerbMed.org
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: Bibliographies include materials from the 1960s to present
Updated: Not stated
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: HerbMed is a searchable database of 'scientific data underlying the use of herbs for health. It is an evidence-based information resource for professionals, researchers, and general public.'

HIV Structural Database
Produced by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Source: NIST
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: Not stated
Updated: Not stated
Vocabulary: Keyword and 'data tree'
Description: The HIVSDB holdings include structural data from the Protein Data Bank, but it also contains structural data supplied directly from industrial and other laboratories. In addition, value added data for each entry is provided through the annotation process that is obtained from disparate sources. The goal is to provide those investigating AIDS drug targets a centralized structural data resource. Contents include the citation and abstract for the data when available; validation data such as R-factor or resolution; unit cell parameters; crystallization data; IUPAC name of fragments of the inhibitor.

Household Products Database
Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Source: National Library of Medicine
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: Current information only
Updated: Semiannually
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description:

The Household Products Database of the National Library of Medicine is based on the Consumer Product Information Database ©2004 by DeLima Associates. The database links over 5,000 consumer brands to health effects from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and allows scientists and consumers to research products based on chemical ingredients. Information is from a variety of publicly available sources including brand-specific labels, Material Safety Data Sheets provided by manufacturers and manufacturers' Web sites; NLM does no original testing.


Human Genome Project
Produced by U.S. National Center for Biotechnology Information (N.C.B.I.).

Source: NCBI
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: Current data only
Updated: Varies by section
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: The N.C.B.I. has developed an 'integrated, one-stop, genomic information infrastructure' for the data being generated by the Human Genome Project. Links are included to OMIM, BLAST, PubMed, sequencing, maps and other resources.

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