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PDQ: Comprehensive Cancer Database
Produced by the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI).

    Source: Cancer.gov (NCI)
    Access: Free to all users.
    Coverage: Current information
    Updated: Regularly
    Vocabulary: PDQ vocabulary
    Description: PDQ (Physician Data Query) is the NCI's comprehensive cancer database. It contains summaries on a wide range of cancer topics; a registry of 8,000+ open and 19,000+ closed cancer clinical trials from around the world; and a directory of professionals who provide genetics services. PDQ also contains the NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms, with definitions for 6,800+ cancer and medical terms, and the NCI Drug Dictionary, which has information on 2,300+ agents used in the treatment of cancer or cancer-related conditions.


PDR.net
Produced by PDR Network.

    Source: PDR Network
    Access: Free
    Coverage: Current information only
    Updated: Weekly
    Vocabulary: Keyword
    Description: PDR Network is a distributor of drug labeling information, product safety alerts, and REMS programs.


PEDro: Physiotherapy Evidence Database
Produced by the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy (CEBP).

    Source: CEBP
    Access: Free to all users.
    Coverage: 1929 - present
    Updated: Monthly
    Vocabulary: Keyword
    Description: PEDro, the Physiotherapy Evidence Database, includes bibliographic details, abstracts, and some full-text articles of randomized controlled trials systematic reviews, and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. All trials on PEDro are independently assessed for quality. Clinical trial quality ratings are used to guide users to trials that are more likely to be valid and to contain sufficient information to guide clinical practice. Access points include keyword, body part, therapy, method, score, and subdiscipline. Intended audience: health care professionals. For consumer-related materials, choose PEDro's link to 'Physiotherapy Choices.'


PHDIL: Philadelphia Historical Digital Image Library
Produced by Thomas Jefferson University and The Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

    Source: Thomas Jefferson University and The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
    Access: Free to all users.
    Coverage: Mid-19th century to the 1990s
    Updated: Irregular
    Vocabulary: PHDIL vocabulary
    Description: The PHDIL database contains over 3,000 images from the TJU Archives, located in the Scott Memorial Library, and The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. PHDIL documents healthcare, architecture, medical education, and life in Philadelphia during the 19th and early 20th centuries.


Pivot
Produced by ProQuest.

    Source: ProQuest
    Access: Direct access via campus computers. Off-campus access requires Jefferson Campus Key.
    Coverage: Current opportunities only
    Updated: Daily
    Vocabulary: COS Keywords
    Description:

    Pivot brings together funding opportunities and scholarly profiles. Formerly known as Community of Science (COS), it is one of the world's leading online resources for funding information related to research, collaborative activities, travel, conferences, fellowships, post-doctoral positions, equipment acquisition, and operating or capital expenses. Search it by sponsor, amount, deadline, eligibility of applicant, funding type, and area of interest. The over 26,000 opportunities covered include both public and private sources of funding.



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

    Source: NCBI
    Access: Free to all users.
    Coverage: Coverage varies by journal
    Updated: Daily
    Vocabulary: Keyword
    Description: Formerly PubMed Central, PMC is a free digital archive of life sciences journal literature managed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) with two main types of content:
    • Commercial publishers archive the content of entire journals, which can be viewed issue by issue or searched by keyword.
    • Authors whose work has been funded by NIH must contribute copies of the resulting research articles (2008-present).


POPLINE
Produced by Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project at Johns Hopkins University.

    Source: Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project
    Access: Free to all users
    Coverage: 1970 to the present; selected citations dating back to 1827.
    Updated: Weekly
    Vocabulary: Keyword, POPLINE thesaurus
    Description: POPLINE® contains citations with abstracts to scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished reports in the field of population, family planning, and related health issues. POPLINE has numerous special features including links to free, fulltext documents; the ability to limit your search to peer-reviewed journal articles; and many abstracts in French and Spanish.


PRIDE: PRoteomics IDEntification database
Produced by the European Bioinformatics Institute & Ghent University.

    Source: European Bioinformatics Institute
    Access: Free to all users.
    Coverage: 21,089 Experiments, 8,129,636 Identified Proteins, 47,676,850 Identified Peptides, 4,499,362 Unique Peptides, 282,201,537 Spectra
    Updated: Not stated
    Vocabulary: Keyword and MeSH
    Description: PRIDE offers descriptions of experiments, protein identifications and supporting peptide identifications, together with the evidence supporting these identifications.


PrimateLit
Produced by the Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center; the Primate Information Center at the Washington Regional Primate Research Center, University of Washington; and the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Library Technology Group.

    Source: University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Access: Free to all users.
    Coverage: 1940 - 2010
    Updated: no longer being updated as of November 30, 2010
    Vocabulary: Keyword, Taxonomy, Geography
    Description: PrimateLit is a bibliographic database of non-human primate research and educational literature. The literature indexed includes journals, technical reports, dissertations, books, and book chapters. Searchable six month updates are also included for journal articles and books. **No longer being updated as of November 30, 2010**


Project Tycho
Produced by University of Pittsburg - Graduate School of Public Health.

    Source: University of Pittsburg - Graduate School of Public Health
    Access: Free to all users; requires registration.
    Coverage: 1888-present
    Updated: Not stated
    Vocabulary: Pull down menu: disease, location, incidence
    Description:

    Developed at the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh, Project Tycho provides open access to U.S. surveillance data.  The Project Tycho™ database aims are to advance the availability and use of public health data for science and policy. The database contains the entire history of weekly Nationally Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (NNDSS) reports for the United States (level 3 data). A major part of these data have been standardized for online access (level 2 data).  Level 2 data include a large number of diseases, locations, and years but are not complete as standardization is ongoing.  Level 1 data have been custom tailored for specific analyses and are the most complete and standardized data but for a limited number of diseases, locations, and years.  Level 3 data have not been standardized and cannot be used for analysis. These data are provided upon request.



Protein Data Bank (PDB)
Produced by the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics.

    Source: Protein Data Bank
    Access: Free to all users.
    Coverage: 1971 - present
    Updated: Weekly
    Vocabulary: Keyword
    Description: The PDB is the single worldwide repository for the three-dimensional structures of large molecules and nucleic acids. With over 50,000 structures on file, this freely available online library allows biological researchers and students to study, store and share molecular information on a global scale. Officially founded at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in 1971 with just seven structures, the archive is currently managed by a consortium called the Worldwide Protein Data Bank.


Psychiatry Online
Produced by American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc..

    Source: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
    Access: Direct access via campus computers. Off-campus access requires Jefferson Campus Key.
    Coverage: Varies by resource, 1965 - present
    Updated: Not stated
    Vocabulary: Keyword, plus browsable topical index
    Description: The comprehensive psychiatric resource features DSM-IV-TR® Handbook of Differential Diagnosis, and DSM-IV-TR® Casebook and its Treatment Companion, 5 journals, APA practice guidelines, psychiatric books, self-assessment tools, clinical & research news, and medication information handouts for patients.


PsycINFO
Produced by the American Psychological Association.

    Source: OvidSP
    Access: Direct access via campus computers. Off-campus access requires Jefferson Campus Key.
    Coverage: Journals: 1800s - present; Books: from the 1600s - present
    Updated: Weekly
    Vocabulary: Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms
    Description: The American Psychological Association produces PsycINFO for coverage of the international literature of psychology and related disciplines. PsycINFO contains citations and summaries of journal articles, books and book chapters, dissertations, and technical reports.


PubChem
Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine & NCBI.

    Source: National Library of Medicine & NCBI
    Access: Free to all users.
    Coverage: Not stated.
    Updated: Continuous
    Vocabulary: Keyword
    Description: PubChem is a component of NIH's Molecular Libraries Roadmap Initiative. It provides information on the biological activities of small molecules. PubChem is organized as three linked databases within the NCBI's Entrez information retrieval system. These are PubChem Substance, PubChem Compound, and PubChem BioAssay. PubChem also provides a fast chemical similarity search tool.


PubGet
Produced by PubGet, Inc..

    Source: PubGet.com
    Access: Free to all users. Off-campus access to full text requires Jefferson Campus Key.
    Coverage: 1800 to present
    Updated: Daily
    Vocabulary: Keyword
    Description: Indexes PubMed and other biomedical journal literature, with a simplified search interface and immediate PDF delivery system. Choose to set your subscriptions to Thomas Jefferson University to see Jefferson's subscribed content.


PubMed - free public access via National Library of Medicine
Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).

    Source: NLM
    Access: Free to all users.
    Coverage: Comprehensive coverage mid-1940s - present, selected items mid-1860s - present
    Updated: Weekly
    Vocabulary: MeSH: Medical Subject Headings
    Description: PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's own interface for MEDLINE. PubMed includes PREMEDLINE (new citations which don't have their subject headings yet) and OLDMEDLINE (reaching back to the 1940s). This link includes a special filter that allows PubMed's results to show which articles are free on the Internet.


PubMed for Jeffersonians
Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).

    Source: NLM
    Access: Direct access via campus computers. Off-campus access requires Jefferson Campus Key.
    Coverage: Comprehensive coverage mid-1940s - present, selected items mid-1860s - present
    Updated: Weekly
    Vocabulary: MeSH: Medical Subject Headings
    Description: PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's own interface for MEDLINE. PubMed also includes PREMEDLINE (new citations which don't have their subject headings yet) and OLDMEDLINE (reaching back to the 1940s).

    While regular PubMed is free to all users, this link for Jeffersonians offers connections to the full text of Jefferson's subscribed journals and a filter to limit your results to the Jefferson collections. Use the JEFFLINE icon on record abstracts to access Jefferson subscriptions.



PubMed Health
Produced by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).

    Source: NLM and NCBI
    Access: Free to all users.
    Coverage: 2003 - present (systematic review section)
    mid-1860s - present (articles section)
    Updated: Continuous
    Vocabulary: Keyword
    Description: PubMed Health is an evidence-based medicine resource, offering reviews of clinical effectiveness research with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports. Clinical effectiveness research finds answers to the question "What works?" in medical and health care. Content is based on systematic reviews of clinical trials, developed in conjunction with a dozen international information partners; the reviews have generally been published or updated from 2003 to date. In addition, your search on PubMed Health runs simultaneously in PubMed. A filter is used to identify all the indexed scientific articles at the NLM that might be systematic reviews. The PubMed portion of the search includes articles from before 2003.


PubMed PubReMiner
Produced by Jan Koster.

    Source: PubMed PubReMiner
    Access: Free to all users.
    Coverage: mid-1860s - present
    Updated: Not stated
    Vocabulary: MeSH: Medical Subject Headings
    Description: PubMed PubReMiner is a data mining tool. It searches PubMed abstracts and presents results in the form of frequency tables. Various fields are displayed, including author, year, journal and medical subject headings (MeSH). These search results can be refined and viewed in PubMed. PubReMiner is a useful tool for identifying the top journals and authors publishing in a particular research field or for helping to improve one's search strategies.


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