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CIDRAP logoCIDRAP - Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy provides current information about the public health response and preparedness for emerging infectious diseases.


PsycINFO - Identifies articles, books and dissertations in psychology and related subjects, many with links to full text, 1806 to current.

CINAHL iconCINAHL - Cumulative Indext to Nursing & Allied Health:  Identifies articles in nursing and allied health disciplines.   Provides helpful medical research information that is less clinical than PubMed.

undefinedPubMed - Identifies articles in clinical and biomedical research.


Turning Research into Practice - Search engine to retrieve evidence-based research from medical journals, Cochrane Systematic reviews, clinical guidelines, etc.


Public Affairs Index - Identifies articles on public policy, many with links to the online full text. Covers public health, the environment, housing, human rights, economic and banking policy, international conflict and trade.

Policy File - Research publications from U.S. and international think tanks, university research programs, research organizations and publishers. Includes demographic, business and census data with abstracts and updated weekly.

AASHE - Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education - Full text reports, documents and links on sustainability curriculum, campus culture, and university planning and operations.


NAL logoNAL Catalog (AGRICOLA) - Covers publications and resources encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including animal and veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, farming and farming systems, agricultural economics, extension and education, food and human nutrition, and earth and environmental science.


General Science logoGeneral Science Full Text - Identifies magazine and journal articles in science, including Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Conservation, Earth Science, Environment, Food & Nutrition, Genetics, Health & Medicine, Mathematics, Microbiology, Oceanography, Physics, Physiology and Zoology.

GreenfileGreenFile - Drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology, GreenFILE serves as an informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet.

USGS logoUSGS - Scientific information about natural hazards that threaten lives and livelihoods, the water, energy, minerals, and other natural resources people rely on, the health of our ecosystems and environment, and the impacts of climate and land-use change.


ATSDR iconATSDR Toxic Substances Portal - Includes documents on specific substances, toxicological information by health effect or chemical class, toxicological information by audience

LC icon​Lexicomp - Navigate to the Toxicology database for indices of antidotes & decontaminants, agents of toxicity, and material safety data sheets (MSDS) for drugs.

Toxline​TOXLINE - Toxicology information covering biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and chemicals.


FDA logoU.S. Food & Drug Administration - The food section of the FDA website includes information on recalls, outbreaks, & emergencies, foodborne illness & contaminants, and more.


A Small Dose of Toxicology: The Health Effects of Common Chemicals - An ebook that explores the principles of toxicology by examining the health effects of common chemical agents.



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