Medicine, Pharmacy, and Health Sciences

The following quality resources related to medicine, pharmacy and health sciences are freely available online; we have compiled them here for your convenience. 

  • AbleData Offers objective information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources to consumers within the United States. Produced by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).
  • AceDB A genome database system produced by the Sanger Institute.
  • AHRQ Evidence and evidence-based tools from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality on how health information technology can improve health care quality, safety and efficiency.
  • BMJ Evidence Updates Allows you to search for best-evidence literature from over 100 journals and to receive email alerts about new evidence on topics of your choice.
  • CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
  • Centre for Evidence Based Physiotherapy The Centre searches, collects and disseminates scientific evidence on the role of physiotherapy in a multidisciplinary setting related to physical activity, exercise and sports.
  • CIRRIE Database of International Rehabilitation Research Offers a focus on international rehabilitation research conducted outside the United States between 1990 and the present.
  • Drug Information Portal Information by name and category on more than 36,000 drugs.
  • Drugs@FDA Search by drug name, active ingredients or application number.
  • Epocrates Online Drug monographs, dosing information, adverse reactions, pill images, and more for prescription and OTC drugs. Free registration required.
  • ETHX on the Web A bibliographic database of journal articles, book chapters, bills, laws, court decisions, reports, books, audio-visuals and news articles relating to bio-ethics and professional ethics.
  • GenBank The NIH database of all known, publicly available DNA sequences; it includes supporting bibliographic and biological information.
  • GHDx - Global Health Data Exchange A catalog of the world's health and demographic data gathered by the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
  • Grey Literature A searchable database from the New York Academy of Medicine Library of the bimonthly Grey Literature Report which alerts readers to new grey literature publications in health services research and selected public health topics.
  • HSRR Health Services and Sciences Research Resources 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.
  • Human Genome Resources An integrated, one-stop, genomic information infrastructure for the data being generated by the Human Genome Project from the U.S. National Center for Biotechnology Information (N.C.B.I.).
  • MedlinePlus Consumer and professional health information from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
  • NARIC Gateway A collection of 70,000 searchable resources from the National Rehabilitation Information Center.
  • National Drug Code Directory The directory consists of marketed human drug products, whether prescription or OTC, approved, monograph, or otherwise un-approved. It excludes certain product types, such as bulk ingredients, animal drugs and blood related products.
  • National Guideline Clearinghouse 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; and links to full-text guidelines and/or ordering information for print copies.
  • NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts The official publication for NIH medical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunities.
  • National Library of Medicine The NLM is the world’s largest biomedical library.
  • Nutrient Data Laboratory Database Acquires, evaluates, compiles and disseminates composition data on foods and dietary supplements available in the United States.
  • Orange Book Provides information on FDA approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations.
  • OT Seeker Offers abstracts of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials from a wide range of sources relevant to occupational therapy.
  • PEDro The Physiotherapy Evidence Database contains over 23,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. For each trial, review or guideline, PEDro provides the citation details, the abstract and a link to the full-text source if possible.
  • POPLINE POPLINE® contains citations with abstracts to scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished reports in the field of population, family planning, and related health issues.
  • Public Library of Science (PLoS) A nonprofit publisher and advocacy group that publishes freely accessible research ranging from biology to medicine to tropical diseases.
  • PubMed The U.S. National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database covering biomedical literature, allied health, and biological and physical sciences. PubMed ‘Quick Tours’ tutorials.
  • REHABDATA The leading literature database on disability and rehabilitation, covering 1956 to the present, REHABDATA covers physical, mental and psychiatric disabilities, independent living, vocational rehabilitation, special education, assistive technology, law, employment and other issues as they relate to people with disabilities.
  • RXList A popular and free site for drug information, covering prescription and over-the-counter drugs, as well as some herbal preparations. Search by drug name (brand or generic) or imprint code.
  • Scirus Scirus claims to be the most comprehensive scientific, technical, and medical-specific search engine available on the Internet.
  • State Health Facts Provides data on health, health care, and health policy topics across all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the United States as a whole, based on a range of public and private sources. Browse data by topic or search by keyword.
  • TOXNET Toxicology Data Network from the National Library of Medicine.
  • TRAIL The Technical Report Archive & Image Library provides access to thousands of older federal scientific and technical reports, all dating prior to 1975, and includes the biomedical sciences.
  • TRIP Database A UK-based website that helps answer clinical questions by providing a simultaneous search of over 50 sources of evidence-based information.