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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
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Manually curated database of bioactive molecules with drug-like properties. It brings together chemical, bioactivity, and genomic data to aid the translation of genomic information into effective new drugs [from the website].
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Collection of documents relating to civil rights. Includes government reports, Congressional Committee documents and legislative histories, Supreme Court briefs, and some scholarly articles.
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This resource has indexing and abstracts for many top journals in the discipline, many with full text.
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Search patents in the United States and worldwide, by keyword, date, inventor, assignee, national patent office, type (patent or design), status, and related litigation.
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Documents on firearms laws in the United States, including government reports, Congressional hearings, legislative histories, Supreme Court briefs, and more.
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  • Why choose this? IntechOpen offers peer-reviewed books to the academic and scientific community on an open-access platform.
  • Target audience: Researchers in including Physical Sciences, Engineering, Technology, Life Sciences, Health Sciences, and other fields.
  • What it covers: E-books.
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Peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed.
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  • Why choose this? Free database of over 50,000 internal body images, organized by disease, body location, and patient profiles.
  • Target audience: Nursing students and nurses, allied health professionals, medical students, physicians, and others interested in medical knowledge.
  • What it covers: Diagnoses and images of diseases, injuries, and conditions, both common and rare.
  • Special features: Optional quizzes
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Semantic search engine for scholarly articles. More info
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Free online tool for creating apps for smartphones and tablets.
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  • Why choose this? The NCHS is the principal health statistics agency for the federal government.
  • What it covers: Data on all aspects of health, health care & insurance, diseases & conditions, family life, disability & risk factors, injuries, life stages & populations, and reproductive health..
  • Special features: Use Advanced Search to find data, videos, and podcasts.
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Platform for biomedical and genomic databases.
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Digital archive of global, non-partisan public policy research. Includes summaries and full texts, videos, reports, briefs, and multimedia material of think tank, university, government, and foundation-funded policy research.
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Open access database of small molecules, as well as larger ones, supplied by hundreds of data sources, including government agencies, chemical vendors, and publishers of academic journals.
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  • Why choose this? re3data.org is a worldwide registry of research data repositories in multiple disciplines.
  • Target audience: Researchers, scholarly institutions, funding bodies, and publishers.
  • What it covers: Repositories around the world and their research datasets.
  • Special features: Most of the repository datasets are open access or only require registration.
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  • Why choose this? scite provides "Smart Citations" that show how often a scientific article has been cited favorably, neutrally, or to contradict its findings; also include snippets of the text in which the paper is cited. Image of example
  • Target audience: Researchers in the physical, life, and health sciences.
  • What it covers: Citations in context.
  • Special features: Includes a free browser extension that shows citation counts for articles you're viewing. Free registration required for some features.
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Gross and microscopic images of pathology specimens. All should have Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) licenses.
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Over 17,000 industry reports covering technologies in ten different industries. Requires login.
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TRID provides access to more than one million records of transportation research worldwide.
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Why choose this? Visible Body is an interactive visual database of the human body, with thousands of 3D models, animations, CTI & MRI scans, definitions, pronunciations, and more. Instructors can use Courseware for assignments and tracking students' progress.
Target audience: Students in the health sciences and biology.
What it covers: Five modules (with mobile apps) covering anatomy, physiology, muscles, and pathology.
Special instructions: You must create a user account with your umich.edu email. Please use an up-to-date version of Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.
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  • Why choose this? WorldWideScience.org searches dozens of open access science databases.
  • Target audience: Researchers in the sciences and health sciences.
  • What it covers: Open access scientific articles, datasets, software, and audio & video resources.
  • Special features: Includes unpublished datasets; results visualizations [example].

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