Database Descriptions

All resources, with the exception of UpToDate, are available to eligible Medical College of Wisconsin users located off-campus by logging into the proxy server. See the list below for descriptions of our resources and links to them.

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  • Academic Search Premier (Provided by BadgerLink)
    • Contains full text for over 4,500 journals, including more than 3,800 peer-reviewed titles. This is a multi-disciplinary database covering every area of academic study.
  • AccessEmergency Medicine
    • Online resource that allows users to quickly search the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of emergency cases. Physicians and residents will find answers for a broad spectrum of complaints encountered in the Emergency Department, ranging from neurologic and orthopedic emergencies, to poisoning and trauma. Includes books, procedures, videos, image library, drug database, board review resources and more.
  • AccessMedicine
    • Online resource that provides students, residents, clinicians, researchers, and all health professionals with access to more than 85 medical titles, thousands of images and illustrations, interactive self-assessment, case files, time-saving diagnostic and point-of-care tools, a comprehensive search platform, and the ability to view from and download content to a mobile device.
  • AccessPediatrics
    • AccessPediatrics™ from McGraw-Hill is an integrated online resource with a broad range of content that covers the entire span of pediatric practice, from neonatology through adolescent medicine. Organized around a set of Core Topics developed by an advisory board of renowned pediatricians.
  • AccessSurgery
    • A comprehensive resource for surgery education that provides textbooks, videos, animations, a differential diagnosis tool, interactive board review, and more.
    • ACCESSSS is designed to find the best evidence-based answer to your clinical questions by simultaneously searching the leading evidence-driven medical publications and high quality clinical literature. To search this resource you must first register for an account and log in.
  • Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy
    • Web-based product featuring freshly dissected human cadaver imagery in streaming video format. Includes narration transcripts, labeled structures, glossary, and review sections. Free personal account required to use exam feature.
  • ACP Journal Club
    • ACP Journal Club's general purpose is to select from the biomedical literature articles that report original studies and systematic reviews that warrant immediate attention by physicians attempting to keep pace with important advances in internal medicine. The articles are summarized in value-added abstracts and commented on by clinical experts.
  • Adverse Drug Interactions Program
    • An evidence-based, proprietary database from The Medical Letter of adverse drug interactions. Searches for interactions between 2 and up to 12 drugs; also includes management recommendations and references are hyperlinked to the original literature. Updated regularly.
  • BadgerLink
    • Links to EBSCO databases of magazines, journals, newspapers, and other reference resources provided as a project of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
  • Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination
    • Streaming video provides step-by-step examination footage with rationales. Patients and examiners represent diverse age groups and cultures to provide students with a well-rounded, realistic view. (More Information)
  • Books@Ovid
    • Includes electronic versions of over 150 important and trusted reference textbooks from a variety of medical and health science disciplines.
  • Business Source Premier (Provided by BadgerLink)
    • This database provides full text for more than 2,300 scholarly business journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed business publications dating back to 1886.
  • CardioSource Plus
    • Register for account to access resources. ACC members, including Fellows in Training, do not need to register since they already have accounts. Click on Log in to MyACC tab on upper right of page for more information. Subscription sponsored by Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.
  • Cell Signalling Biology
    • Provides researchers, teachers and students with a resource to describe the biology of cell signalling. The emerging information on cell signalling pathways is integrated and presented within the context of specific cell types and processes.
  • CINAHL with Full Text
    • Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health database provides authoritative coverage of the literature related to nursing and allied health. More than 3,100 journals are indexed and full text is available for more than 580 journals.
  • ClinicalKey
    • Clinical Insight Engine from Elsevier featuring over 1,400 Topic Pages, 1,000 books, 600 journals, 17,000 medical and procedural videos, millions of images, content from First Consult, and much more. Account registration required for access to book PDFs, Presentation Maker, and other features. For more information on setting up an account, please see the ClinicalKey Information page (scroll down to "ClinicaKey Account").
  • Cochrane Library
    • The Cochrane Library consists of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR), NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHSEED), and the Health Technology Assessment Database (HTA).
  • Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences
    • Includes access to Collection One - 50 monographs on research topics written by leading scientists worldwide. Subjects cover a wide life sciences spectrum from core areas in cellular and molecular biology to current research in neuroscience.
  • COS Pivot
    • A comprehensive source of funding information available on the Web, with more than 25,000 records and representing over 400,000 funding opportunities. View this quickstart guide for some tips on creating a custom search in COS Pivot.
  • Current Protocols
    • Provide access to laboratory manuals in Bioinformatics, Cell Biology, Cytometry (through Jan 2008), Human Genetics, Immunology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (non-updating since Jan 2008), Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Nucleic Acid Chemistry (through 2010), Pharmacology, Protein Science, Stem Cell Biology, and Toxicology that are considered the standard in scientific research methods.
  • Digital Collections
    • The Medical College of Wisconsin Libraries established a Digital Collections initiative in 2010. The goal of this initiative is to make MCW's unique library and archival materials available to students, staff, and faculty of the Medical College of Wisconsin and the community as a whole. Digitization projects are currently under development.
  • Dissertations and Theses at Medical College of Wisconsin
    • Contains a searchable interface to the dissertations and theses produced by students at MCW. Full-text of most recent theses is available.
  • DynaMed
    • Contains clinically organized summaries of thousands of topics and is updated daily from review of the research literature. The reference information is always up-to-date and does not require new editions.
  • ebrary
    • Growing multidisciplinary e-book collection from leading academic publishers. Click on the Sign In link or Bookshelf tab and use your off-campus access login credentials to access your personal ebrary bookshelf account. Compatible with the latest version of Chrome; latest two versions of Firefox and Safari; and IE 9 through IE 11. Make sure compatibility mode is turned off for IE9.  See New ebrary Reader Help for more information. The new reader was released on 8/26/14.
  • Electronic Books
    • MCW Libraries' list of electronic books which may be browsed by topic, title or collection.
  • Electronic Journals
    • MCW Libraries' collection of full-text electronic journals which may be browsed by electronic journal titles or searched by a word contained in the title.
  • First Aid Test Prep
    • Includes peer to peer medical review guides provided on the McGraw-Hill eBook Library platform for preparing for USMLE, clerkship, and specialty board exams.
  • First Consult
    • First Consult, part of ClinicalKey, is an authoritative evidence-based and continuously updated clinical information resource for healthcare professionals. Designed for use at point of care, it provides instant, user-friendly access to the latest information on evaluation, diagnosis, clinical management, prognosis, and prevention.
  • GenomeWeb
    • GenomeWeb LLC is an independent, privately-held online and print publisher based in New York. Content includes GenomeWeb Daily News, The Daily Scan, and Genome Technology magazine. As of January 2014, anyone who registers with an email account can gain access to the content within GenomeWeb at no charge.
  • Harrison's Online
    • Electronic version of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine is the most recent edition of this highly respected text and is located in AccessMedicine. Also includes online only chapters, atlases, videos, and self-assessment questions. Continuously updated.
  • HealthSource: Nursing/Academic Edition(Provided by BadgerLink)
    • This database provides more than 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines and also features abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals.
  • Journal Citation Reports
    • Part of Web of Science, the aim of the JCR is to provide a systematic and objective means of determining the relative importance of science and social sciences journals within their subject categories. Information for each title includes the impact factor and the immediacy index.
  • Lexicomp
    • Lexicomp is a provider of drug information and clinical content for the healthcare industry. An internet based, hospital-wide solution providing quick access to drug information, lab and diagnostic procedures, diseases and conditions, patient education and more.
  • LWW Health Library Premium Collection
    • Provides access to basic science, physical examination, epidemiology, and ethics titles published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins as well as several titles from the Lippincott Illustrated Reviews Series. Includes supplementary content such as images, videos, animations, cases, and interactive question banks. A limited amount of the supplementary content (e.g., audio heart sounds) is Flash-based, which is not compatible with Apple mobile devices.
  • The Medical Letter
    • The Medical Letter is an independent, peer-reviewed publication that offers unbiased critical evaluations of drugs, with special emphasis on new drugs, to physicians and other members of the health professions. Published every other week in a four-page newsletter format, it carries no advertising and is supported entirely by subscription fees. Coverage is from 1988 to the present.
  • MEDLINE® (Ovid or PubMed LinkOut)
    • MEDLINE is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's® (NLM) premier bibliographic database that contains over 19 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine. A distinctive feature of MEDLINE is that the records are indexed with NLM Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®). The PubMed and Ovid platforms for searching MEDLINE include links to full text articles and other related resources.
  • MedU
    • MedU is a database of virtual patient cases designed to supplement traditional clerkship teaching and patient care activities with the clerkship student in mind. Each case provides the student the opportunity to respond to multiple choice questions or write responses to questions about the case with immediate feedback provided. Access to MedU is available to anyone with an MCW e-mail account. You must register to use MedU.
  • NCBI Genome Databases
    • Provides access to numerous sequence databases including Nucleotide, Protein, Genome, Structure, and SNPs. The remaining databases are Taxonomy, Gene, UniGene, HomoloGene, Conserved Domains, 3D Domains, UniSTS. Links to the Human Genome, Map Viewer, and BLAST are on the toolbar. The MCW Libraries also have a 35 minute video on "NCBI's Molecular Databases: an Introduction".
  • Newspapers on BadgerLink
    • List of newspapers available from the BadgerLink Databases including the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel which is available back to 2005. Please note that there is also a 60 day embargo.
    • Researchers, educators, students, and clinicians now have improved online access to a compendium of genetic disorders and information from the entire field of genetics. OMMBID provides the latest knowledge on the molecular and metabolic underpinnings of a growing list of inherited diseases, as well as updates on pathophysiology and treatment.
  • Ovid Databases
    • Includes MEDLINE®, PsycINFO, Journals @ Ovid (full-text electronic journals) and Books@Ovid.
  • Patient-centred Acute Care Training (PACT)
    • PACT (Patient-centred Acute Care Training), a product of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), is an up-to-date, online, modular curriculum for Intensive (Critical) Care Medicine. It is an educational resource aimed at advancing and harmonizing the quality of Acute and Critical Care Medicine training and practice.  Subscription sponsored by Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine.

      PACT consists of over 40 modules which can be accessed by organ system, clinical problem, or by an alphabetic list.  From the PACT home page, you can browse the modules by clicking on the topic heading marked "organ system / EDIC style," "organ system/EDIC style clinical scenarios - PATCHs," "Clinical problems/competency areas," or "Alphabetical."  Do not click on the "modules" tab.  More information on how to use PACT is available under "Read now" below the introduction.
  • PsychiatryOnline
    • Online access to DSM-5 Library and a collection of books, journals, practice guidelines, medication information handouts for patients, and self-assessment tools from American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
  • PsycINFO® (Ovid)
    • Contains citations to journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, in the field of psychology and the psychological aspects of related disciplines, such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, pharmacology, and physiology. Journal coverage, spanning 1806-present, includes materials selected from more than 1,900 periodicals.
  • PubMed® LinkOut
    • PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 19 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to 1948 and earlier. PubMed LinkOut includes links to full text articles and other related resources.
  • Red Book Online
    • Provides clinically useful information on the manifestations, etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of some 200 childhood infectious diseases.
  • RefWorks
    • Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows users to create their own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases. More information on creating an account is available.
  • Safari Books Online
    • Collection of electronic books on databases, networking, operating systems, programming, and the Internet (Web, Java, and XML). Select business reference books are also included.
  • Science Citation Index Expanded
    • Part of Web of Science, this tool is designed for citation, or cited reference, searching. The idea is to find new references that have cited older papers you may already know about by searching on the older reference. For coverage prior to 1998, please use the CD-ROM or print versions of Science Citation Index available at the Todd Wehr Library.
  • ScienceDirect E-Books
    • Includes monographic series and individual e-books in basic and clinical sciences published by Elsevier.
  • Scopus
    • Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with tools to track, analyze and visualize research. Coverage includes more than 19,000 peer-reviewed journals in science, technology, medicine and social sciences from over 5,000 international publishers. Scopus is integrated with RefWorks. Updated daily.
  • SEEK (formerly MCWCAT)
    • Use SEEK to search MCW Libraries collections of journals, and  electronic and print books, and archival materials. SEEK also searches databases such as MEDLINE, ScienceDirect and Academic Search, as well as the collections of libraries worldwide.
  • Springer Protocols
    • Compiling protocols from Humana’s successful book series Methods in Molecular Biology, Methods in Molecular Medicine, Methods in Biotechnology, Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Neuromethods, as well as from a large number of Laboratory Handbooks, such as The Molecular Biomethods Handbook, The Proteomics Protocols Handbook, and the Springer Laboratory Manuals.
  • STAT!Ref
    • Contains the full-text of primary care, nursing, board review, and health science writing texts. Also includes Stedman's Medical Dictionary, MedCalc 3000, OPTUM CPT® Data Files, ICD-9-CM (v.1-3), ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and ICD Code Conversion Tools.
  • Thieme Clinical Collection
    • Includes titles from medical specialties such as internal medicine, neurosurgery, orthopedics, otolaryngology, and radiology.  MCW Libraries provides access to the 2010 collection.
    • National Library of Medicine's collection of 10 databases on toxicology, environmental health, hazardous chemicals, toxic releases, chemical nomenclature, and specialty areas such as occupational health and consumer products. Toxicology data is available from the HSDB (Hazardous Substances Data Bank), IRIS (Integrated Risk Information System), and CCRIS (Chemical Carcinogenesis).
  • UpToDate
    • UpToDate is a clinical information resource designed to provide health care professionals concise, practical answers needed at the point of care. Video help demo
  • Virtual Critical Care Rounds (VCCR)
    • The Society of Critical Care Medicine has two online courses called Virtual Critical Care Rounds.  Virtual Critical Care Rounds (VCCR) are designed to better prepare residents and students to contribute to the diagnosis and management of the critically ill patient during their intensive care unit rounds. Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to recognize emergent conditions and describe appropriate interventions, analyze case scenarios and explain treatment options, and recommend treatment strategies for critically ill patients based on medical history, physical examination and diagnostic data.

      Access to the courses at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Froedtert Health, and Children's Hospital and Health System.  Subscription sponsored by Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine.

  • VisualDx
    • VisualDx is a unique mobile and desktop application for diagnostic accuracy, patient engagement, and medical education. Features more than 25,000 medical images and specialist-level knowledge to help diagnose, treat, and manage over 1,200 visually identifiable diseases, drug reactions, and infections. Images from VisualDx may be used in presentations. Guidelines (PDF) for using images in educational and non-commercial settings are available. Video tutorials
  • Web of Science
    • Includes Science Citation Index and Journal Citation Reports. For Science Citation Index Expanded, coverage prior to 1998, please use the CD-ROM or print versions of Science Citation Index available at the Todd Wehr Library.
  • WorldCat
    • WorldCat is an online catalog of more than 39 million records representing the holdings of several thousand libraries and includes records for books, dissertations, journals, and audio-visual materials.

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