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Nation Master
Produced by Rapid Intelligence, a web technology company based in Sydney, Australia.

Source: A mixture of governmental and private data sources
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: Varies by source
Updated: Every few weeks
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: Nation Master is an Australian company that gathers data from a variety of international sources in order to present an easy-to-use graphical comparison of countries in a number of topic areas. Users may browse prepared country rankings, or select from more than 600 statistical variables available to create customized charts. While most statistics come from international agencies or organizations, such as the U.S. Census Bureau, CIA World Factbook, WHO, OECD and UNESCO, other sources include various think tanks, advocacy organizations, commercial entities, and, in one case, an individual with subject expertise. Sources for all facts and figures are cited, which researchers will especially appreciate. Note that there are some inconsistencies in providing statistical definitions for all data, not all countries appear in all data results, and some links are broken.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database and NCJRS Virtual Library
Produced by the U.S. Office of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, Executive Office of the President.

Source: U.S. Department of Justice
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: 1960's to the present
Updated: Weekly
Vocabulary: Subject vocabulary, browsable onsite
Description: The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Abstracts Database is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. The NCJRS collection consists of summaries for more than 210,000 materials, including NCJRS Sponsor Agency publications, reports and resources from external sources, and journal articles. Full-text links are available for more than 35,000 of the NCJRS collection records.

National Drug Code Directory
Produced by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Source: CDER
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: Current information only
Updated: updated on or about 1st and 15th of each month
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: The directory consists of marketed human drug products whether prescription or OTC, approved, monograph, or otherwise unapproved. It excludes certain product types, such as bulk ingredients, animal drugs, and blood related products. It is searchable by product name, active ingredient, manufacturer, or NDC number. The NDC Directory does not contain all listed drugs.

National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC)
Produced by U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Source: AHRQ
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: Current guidelines only
Updated: Weekly
Vocabulary: Keyword, MeSH
Description: The NGC is a comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents, including: a utility for comparing attributes of two or more guidelines in a side-by-side comparison; syntheses of guidelines covering similar topics; links to full-text guidelines and/or ordering information for print copies; an electronic forum for exchanging information; and annotated bibliographies on guideline development methodology, implementation, and use. Includes guidelines from HSTAT.

National Limb Loss Information Center
Produced by the Amputee Coalition of America.

Source: Amputee Coalition of America
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: Not stated
Updated: Daily
Vocabulary: NLLIC vocabulary, available online
Description: The National Limb Loss Information Center (NLLIC) provides comprehensive resources for people with limb loss, as well as their families, friends, and the health care professionals involved in their lives. The library catalog of the National Limb Loss Information Center includes abstracts and some full text for journal literature, books, and other formats of material.

National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC)
Produced by the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.

Source: NQMC
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: Not stated
Updated: Weekly
Vocabulary: MeSH
Description: NQMC provides information about specific evidence-based health care quality measures and measure sets. Records include structured, standardized abstracts (summaries) about measurement tools and their development; a utility for comparing attributes of two or more quality measures in a side-by-side comparison; and links to full-text quality measures (when available) and/or ordering details for the full measure.

Natural Standard
Produced by Natural Standard.

Source: Natural Standard
Access: Direct access via campus computers. Off-campus access requires Jefferson Campus Key.
Coverage: Current information only
Updated: Varies by topic, 3-18 months
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: Evidence-based information about alternative and complementary therapies includes foods, herbs & supplements, fitness, traditional therapies, diets, and more. Medical conditions are listed, with analysis of alternative approaches. Includes a nutrition database for raw and packaged foods, interaction checker and symptom checker for differential diagnosis.

NCBI Biosystems 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: Not stated
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: The NCBI BioSystems Database currently contains biological pathways from two source databases, KEGG and the EcoCyc subset of BioCyc, and will add other sources as they become available.

New Medicines in Development
Produced by The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).

Source: Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: Current information only
Updated: Not stated
Vocabulary: Searchable by company, drug name or disease/condition.
Description: PhRMA is a professional association representing the country's leading research-based pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. This section on their site, "New Medicines in Development," provides a brief review of some medicines in development for certain diseases (e.g. Alzheimer's, arthritis, diabetes, etc.). The PhRMA makes this site available as a public service, but gives no indication of the standards for inclusion.

NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHSEED)
Produced by Centre for Reviews and Dissemintation (CRD).

Source: Wiley Online Library
Access: Direct access via campus computers. Off-campus access requires Jefferson Campus Key.
Coverage: Not stated
Updated: Weekly
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: NHS Economic Evaluation Database focuses on the economic evaluation of health care interventions and aims to help decision makers interpret an increasingly complex and technical literature. NHS EED systematically identifies and describes economic evaluations, appraises their quality and highlights their relative strengths and weaknesses.

NIDDK Central Repository
Produced by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: Varies by repository
Updated: Varies
Vocabulary: Keyword (Ontology Search Tool only)
Description:

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Central Repository provides information from studies funded by the NIDDK. There are three sites which constitute this repository: Fisher BioServices, Inc. (Biosample Repository), Rutgers Lab (Genetics Repository), and RTI International (Central Data Repository). “These Repositories enable scientists not involved in the original study to test new hypotheses without any new data or biospecimen collection, and they provide the opportunity to pool data across several studies to increase the power of statistical analyses.” The Public Query Tools provide the user with various search options. Available study samples may be shared upon request.


NIH Clinical Research Trials and You
Produced by The National Institutes of Health.

Source: The National Institutes of Health
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: not stated
Updated: not stated
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: This purpose of this site is to help the general public learn more about clinical trials, why they matter, and how to participate. It includes information about the basics of clinical trial participation, first hand experiences from actual clinical trial volunteers, explanations from researchers, and, links on how to search for a trial or enroll in a research matching program. Health care professionals can read about evidence-based strategies for talking with patients about trials, print audience-tested posters to help promote trials in clinics and offices, and find other educational materials.

NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts
Produced by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Source: NIH
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: 1970 - present
Updated: Daily
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: The official publication for NIH medical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunities. Occasionally, unofficial notices of interest to the scientific research community are published. The NIH considers applications for the support of basic or clinical biomedical, behavioral, and bioengineering research.

NIH RePORTER (RePORT Expeditures and Results)
Produced by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Source: NIH
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: RePORTER contains records for the past 25 fiscal years.
Updated: Weekly
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: RePORTER (RePORT Expenditures and Results) is a tool that allows users to search a repository of NIH-funded research projects and access publications and patents resulting from NIH funding. It is one of several tools available on the RePORT site. The information is drawn from eRA databases, Medline, PubMed Central, the NIH Intramural Database, and iEdison. Patent information in RePORTER is incomplete. RePORTER replaces CRISP. The CRISP legacy data can be downloaded at the ExPORTER site.

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

Source: NLM
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: Select Meeting Abstracts and Health Services Research Projects in Progress
Updated: Not stated
Vocabulary: MeSH, keyword, field searching
Description: The Meeting Abstracts database contains selected abstracts from meetings and conferences in the subject areas of AIDS, Health Services Research, and Space Life Sciences. HSRProj contains descriptions of research funded by federal and private grants and contracts for use by policy makers, managers, clinicians and other decision makers. It provides access to information about health services research in progress before results are available in a published form.

Note: The NLM® Gateway has transitioned to a new pilot project from the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications (LHNCBC). The NLM Gateway no longer provides search access across multiple databases. The new site currently searches only two databases: Meeting Abstracts and Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj).


Nutrient Data Laboratory
Produced by U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service.

Source: U.S.D.A.
Access: Free to all users.
Coverage: Current information only
Updated: Not stated
Vocabulary: Keyword
Description: The National Nutrient Database provides composition data on foods available in the United States.

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