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Note: Access limited to UCB faculty, staff, and students.
Online version of the the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, 9th Edition, and the the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th Edition. Covers all areas of science and technology.

The Alcohol and Other Drug Thesaurus: A Guide to Concepts and Terminology in Substance Abuse and Addiction (3rd edition, 2000)
"The AOD Thesaurus provides a conceptual map of the multidisciplinary field of AOD research and practice, as well as standard terminology, which, over time, will result in consistent indexing and major improvements in searching and retrieval across many databases." From the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH.

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
Consumers can verify the certification status of any physician certified by any of the 24 member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties (one-time registration required).

American Hospital Directory
The directory "provides on-line, comparative data for most hospitals. Our database is built from Medicare claims data, cost reports, and other public use files obtained from the federal Health Care Financing Administration."

ChemIDplus from the National Library of Medicine
ChemID is a chemical dictionary file of compounds of biomedical and regulatory interest. It lists chemical substances cited in the NLM databases and tells you what NLM databases to look in for citations on the substance. Records include CAS Registry and other identifying numbers, molecular formulas, generic names, and synonyms. Another feature of the database is the SUPERLIST which provides information on whether the chemical substances is on federal and state regulatory agency lists.

Combined Chemical Dictionary
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Combined Chemical Dictionary is one of the products available from CHEMnetBASE. "The Combined Chemical Dictionary is a structured database holding information on chemical substances. It includes descriptive and numerical data on chemical, physical and biological properties of compounds [including toxicological information]; systematic and common names of compounds; [annotated] literature references; structure diagrams and their associated connection tables. The Combined Chemical Dictionary online version contains all those compounds published in:

Diabetes Dictionary (National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, December 2009)
This dictionary defines words that are often used when people talk or write about diabetes. It is designed for people who have diabetes and for their families and friends.

DocFinder from the Administrators in Medicine (AIM) and Association of State Medical Board Executive Directors
Links to participating state licensing authorities.

Doctor Finder (AMA)
AMA DoctorFinder provides professional information about virtually every licensed physician in the United States and its possessions - including more than 814,000 doctors of medicine and doctors of osteopathy or osteopathic medicine.

eLS Citable Reviews in the Life Sciences
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Contains over 3,000 peer-reviewed articles, along with 30,000 internal links and 180,000 index entries. Articles contain direct links to the primary literature. From Nature Publishing Group.

Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety (4th edition)
From the International Labour Organization, the Encyclopaedia contains over 1,000 illustrated articles on all aspects of occupational health and safety. Fully searchable.

Encyclopedia of Aging and Public Health
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This encyclopedia takes a biopsychosocial approach. In-depth introductory chapters include coverage on a historical and demographic overview of aging in America, a guide to biological changes accompanying aging, an analysis of the diversity of the U.S. elder population, legal issues commonly affecting older adults, and the ethics of using cognitively impaired elders in research.

Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry
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This compilation of more than 500 different entries encompasses all aspects of biochemistry, as well as the extensions of this subject into the related fields of molecular biology, cell biology, genetics and biophysics. Articles are generously illustrated including more than 800 images in four-color. Each entry contains a clear, concise review of the topic along with illustrations, a glossary of technical terms and a section for additional reading. Each entry further contains general background and term definitions as well as a comprehensive review of the current research in the field.

Encyclopedia of Biostatistics (2nd edition, 2005)
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This work offers information that supports the development and use of statistical methods in the life and medical sciences. It contains expanded and enhanced coverage of key topics including bioinformatics, clinical trials, computation, genetics, and Bayesian methods and applications, and contains over 1300 articles — 182 entirely new to this edition — with more than 300 revised and updated to reflect current research and developments.

Encyclopedia of Epidemiology
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The more than 600 entries cover every major facet of epidemiology, from risk ratios to case-control studies to mediating and moderating variables, and much more. Relevant topics from related fields such as biostatistics and health economics are also included.

Encyclopedia of Mental Health (2nd edition)
Encompasses all levels of analysis, from the biological, through the social and family, to the cultural, including mental health links to behavioral medicine, health psychology, and other aspects of physical health.

Encyclopedia of Public Health
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Includes more than 2,500 entries, consisting of review-style articles (synopses), detailed essays and short definitions. Extensive cross referencing and hyperlinking offer an easy to use reference in Public Health.

Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences
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This reference for statistical content contains regularly updated articles and revisions to previously published articles and includes the full text of the second print edition, the entire original edition, plus supplements and updates all on one searchable site. It covers the areas of statistics, probability theory, biostatistics, quality control, and economics with emphasis in applications of statistical methods in sociology, engineering, computer science, biomedicine, psychology, survey methodology, and other client disciplines.

Environmental Contaminants Encyclopedia
This searchable encyclopedia of 118 environmental contaminants from the National Park Service contains a wealth of information including water data, soil data, sediment data, tissue and food concentrations, and fate information.

Gale Directory Library
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Provides access to a number of directories to organizations (including the Encyclopedia of Associations and the National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations), people (National Faculty Directory), research centers (Government Research Directory) and statistics and rankings (Statistics Sources). Use the Advanced Search to narrow your search by city, state, name, or source.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
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Access online encyclopedia such as the Encyclopedia of Epidemiology and other reference books. Subject areas include Business, Medicine, Science, Social Science, and more. View/search individual works, or search across all.

Gene Map of the Human Genome (from the National Center for Biotechnology Information)

HIV/AIDS Glossary (AIDSinfo, U.S. DHHS)
"The AIDSinfo Glossary is a comprehensive resource designed to help health professionals, researchers, and people living with HIV/AIDS and their families and friends to understand the complex web of HIV/AIDS terminology." Also available in PDF, PDA, and Spanish versions.

Prevention primer: An encylopedia of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention terms (Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, 1993)

ROGET'S Thesaurus (ARTFL Project)

Schools of Public Health (and other MPH programs): Search for a Degree Program from Council on Education for Public Health

Specialty Dictionaries (from YourDictionary.com)
Guide to many subject specialty dictionaries and glossaries including medical, environmental, food industry, and many more. Many foreign language specialty dictionaries are also made available.

State And Local Health Departments, from American Public Health Association

Terms and Acronyms (U.S. EPA)

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry
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Subject areas in Ullmann's include: inorganic and organic chemicals, advanced materials, pharmaceuticals, polymers and plastics, metals and alloys, biotechnology and biotechnological products, food chemistry, process engineering and unit operations, analytical methods, environmental protection, and more. You can search for a word or phrase within the full text, search by chemical name or number, or use the chemical, subject, or other indexes.

Washington Information Directory
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Includes over 10,000 entries on federal agencies, congressional committees and interest groups in Washington, D.C. Searchable by subject category, organization type and name. Part of the CQ Electronic Library collection.

Water Quality Association Glossary of Terms

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, 1913 Edition (ARTFL Project)

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