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Images from the History of Medicine (IHM)
Produced by the National Library of Medicine.

    Source: National Library of Medicine
    Access: Free to all users.
    Coverage: 15th century - present
    Updated: Not stated
    Vocabulary: Keyword
    Description: An online picture database of nearly 70,000 images from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) History of Medicine Division's historical collections, with the majority of images from the Prints and Photographs Collection. IHM includes portraits, photographs, caricatures, genre scenes, posters, and graphic art illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine dated from the 15th to 21st century.

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

    Source: National Library of Medicine
    Access: Free to all users.
    Coverage: Antiquity-1950s
    Updated: None
    Vocabulary: Keyword
    Description: IndexCat is a digital version of the printed catalog titled Index-Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General's Office. It contains references to journal titles, dissertations, and monographs.

International Pharmaceutical Abstracts
Produced by Thomson Scientific & the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

    Source: OvidSP
    Access: Direct access via campus computers. Off-campus access requires Jefferson Campus Key.
    Coverage: 1970 - present
    Updated: Monthly
    Vocabulary: Keyword & controlled vocabulary
    Description: Worldwide journal literature in the pharmaceutical sciences is augmented by meeting abstracts, state pharmacy journals and more. Includes a substantial number of references to alternative medicines and herbal therapies.

International Toxicity Estimates for Risk (ITER)
Produced by Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA).

    Source: NLM TOXNET
    Access: Free to all users.
    Coverage: Current information only
    Updated: Not stated
    Vocabulary: Keyword
    Description: ITER contains data in support of human health risk assessments. It is compiled by Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA) and contains over 600 chemical records with key data from the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR), Health Canada, National Institute of Public Health & the Environment (RIVM) - The Netherlands, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and independent parties whose risk values have undergone peer review. ITER provides a comparison of international risk assessment information in a side-by-side format and explains differences in risk values derived by different organizations. ITER data, focusing on hazard identification and dose-response assessment, is extracted from each agency's assessment and contains links to the source documentation. Among the key data provided in ITER are ATSDR minimal risk levels; Health Canada tolerable intakes/concentrations and tumorigenic doses/concentrations; EPA carcinogen classifications, unit risks, slope factors, oral reference doses, and inhalation reference concentrations; RIVM maximum permissible risk levels; and noncancer and/or cancer risk values (that have undergone peer review) derived by independent parties.

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