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Medical Databases

  • Centers for Disease Control(CDC)
  • Health Professional Shortage Areas
    Workforce Analysis develops shortage designation criteria and uses them to decide whether or not a geographic area or population group is a Health Professional Shortage Area or a Medically Underserved Area or Population. More than 34 federal programs depend on the shortage designation to determine eligibility or as a funding preference. About 20 percent of the U.S. population resides in primary medical care Health Professional Shortage Areas.HPSAs may have shortages of primary medical care, dental or mental health providers and may be urban or rural areas, population groups or medical or other public facilities.

    Medically Underserved Areas (MUA) may be a whole county or a group of contiguous counties, a group of county or civil divisions or a group of urban census tracts in which residents have a shortage of personal health services. Medically Underserved Populations (MUPs) may include groups of persons who face economic, cultural or linguistic barriers to health care.
  • PubMed
    PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and the preclinical sciences. Medline database contains all the citations published in Index Medicus, as well as citations published in the International Nursing Index and the Index to Dental Literature.
  • PubMed Central
    The National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) online archive of journal articles, managed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).
  • National Library of Medicine
    This database simultaneously searches Medline, Old Medline, LocaterPlus, Aids meeting abstracts, HSR proj and Medline Plus.
  • MedlinePlus
    Health Information provided by the National Library of Medicine. MedlinePlus database contains: Health Topics, Drug Information, Dictionaries, Directories, Current Health News, Clinical Trials, and more.
  • Medscape
    Searchable commercial collection of full-text articles from such useful sources as the National Institute of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • RittenHouse Book Distributors, Inc.
    Medical Bookstore
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality provides physicians and other health professionals with detailed information on Clinical practice guidelines.