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AbleData - Objective information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources to consumers, organizations, professionals, and caregivers within the United States.

Academic OneFile - Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from world’s leading journals and reference sources.

Academic Search Complete - Multi-disciplinary database provides full text for nearly 7,300 scholarly publications with coverage in virtually every subject area updated daily. Academic Search Premier is a section of this database.

Academic Search Premier (AVL) - Multi-disciplinary database provides full text for nearly 3,500 scholarly publications with coverage in virtually every subject area updated daily. Academic Search Elite is a section of this database.

AccessScience (AVL) - Collection of articles, briefings, videos, and biographies related to science.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. As 1 of 12 agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ supports research that helps people make more informed decisions and improves the quality of health care services.

AGRICOLA - Publications and resources encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including plant sciences, food and human nutrition, and earth and environmental sciences.

Alt-Health Watch (AVL) - Full-text and images from publications that focus on complementary and alternative approaches to health.

ASU Full-Text Journals@Ovid - Online journal articles and archives from AJOT, American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, Current Opinion in Orthopedics, International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B, Pediatric Physical Therapy and Shock. Content up through 2014 is available. - Description about various professions, the process and training needed to become a particular profession, along with salary and potential career paths.

Biomed Central - An open-access journals publisher for biology and medicine. 

Books @ Ovid - E-Book collection of 9 titles related to pregnancy, birth, postnatal care, and neonatal care which include the following titles: Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence, Care of the Newborn by Ten Teachers, Children and Young People's Nursing: Principles for Practice, Essentials for Clinical Genetics in Nursing Practice, Human Milk in the NICU: Policy into Practice, Impact of Birthing Practices on Breastfeeding, Nursing Excellence for Children and Families, Professional Ethics in Midwifery Practice, and Quick Look Nursing: Maternal and Child Health.

CareerOneStop - Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals.

Clinical Alerts are provided to expedite the release of findings from the NIH-funded clinical trials where such release could significantly affect morbidity and mortality. Component of the NLM Gateway. - The U.S. National Institutes of Health, through its National Library of Medicine, has developed to provide patients, family members and members of the public current information about clinical research studies. Component of the NLM Gateway.

CORE – COnnecting REpositories - Open access research outputs from repositories and journals throughout the world.

Directory of Open-Access Journals (DOAJ) - Free, full text repository that contains several scholarly research studies/ journals in many science-related areas.

Drug Information Portal - Starting point for learning about over 17,000 drugs already on the market or being tested.

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) - Collection of electronic books (e-books) which are also accessible via HORNETCat. Formerly known as NetLibrary.

EBSCOhost Electronic Journal Service - Gateway to electronic journal articles that can be searched by subject, title, author or text word.

Electronic State Publications Collection of Alabama - Various publications from many agencies, boards, and commissions within Alabama state government.

First Search - Comprehensive resource covering arts and humanities, business and economics, general science, life sciences, social sciences, medicine and health sciences. Databases include WorldCat, ArticleFirst, and PapersFirst.

General OneFile (AVL) - Comprehensive news and periodical article source from 1980 to the present.

Google Scholar - Search engine specifically for scholarly journal articles, books, dissertations, and technical reports. - Evidence-based medicine, medical protocols provided by the National Guidelines Clearinghouse.

Health InfoNet of Alabama - An online database of quality health information and services around the state of Alabama.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.

Health Source: Consumer Edition (AVL) - Consumer health database with information on health topics such as medical sciences, psychology, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic (AVL) - Over 520 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines and indexing for many more. Includes USP Pharmacopoeia DI: Volume II Advice for the Lay Patient and Stedman's Medical Dictionary. - Site that consists of Quick Guide to Healthy Living, Personal Health Tools, Health A-Z encyclopedia, Health news, and Personalized Health Tools.

HSTAT - Health Services/ Technology Assessment Text, is a searchable collection of large, full-text clinical practice guidelines, technology assessments and health information. Component of the NLM Gateway.

LOCATORplus is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's online catalog, and includes over 800,000 catalog records for books, audiovisuals, journals, computer files, and other materials in the Library's collections. Component of the NLM Gateway.

MEDLINE (NLM) - Over 11 million citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals along with links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.

MEDLINEplus is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's web site for consumer health information, and includes over 500 health topics and a guide to more than 9,000 prescription and over-the-counter medications. Component of the NLM Gateway.

Medscape - Medical news and perspectives for health care providers along with clinical information and access to continuing education.

Merck Manuals - Professional and consumer editions of one of the world’s most widely used medical information resources.

National Guidelines Clearinghouse - The NGC mission is to provide physicians and other health professionals, health care providers, health plans, integrated delivery systems, purchasers, and others an accessible mechanism for obtaining objective, detailed information on clinical practice guidelines and to further their dissemination, implementation, and use.

NCBI Bookshelf - Freely-accessible books and documents published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

Nexis Uni  - A comprehensive full-text database covering business, news, legal, company, and medical information. Formerly known as Lexis Nexis Academic.

The NLM (National Library of Medicine) Gateway - Lists of National Library of Medicine (NLM) databases, resources, and APIs (Advanced Programming Interface).

Occupational Outlook Handbook Online - Most current edition of this career information and work conditions resource.

OT Search - Provides indexing of literature of Occupational Therapy and related subjects.

OT Seeker - Abstracts of systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials relevant to occupational therapy.

Oxford Journals Online - Oxford University-published journals which cover a wide range of subjects including biology, economics, health sciences, political science, social work, and technology.

Oxford Scholarship Online (AVL) - 127 e-books relating to business and management, economics and finance, mathematics, public health and epidemiology, and social work.

PEDro - The Physiotherapy Evidence Database provides rapid access to bibliographic details and abstracts of randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses - Contains citations for dissertations starting with 1861, abstracts for dissertations from 1980, abstracts for master's theses from 1988, and full-text access to dissertations (via PDF) from 1997 to the present. Previously named Digital Dissertations.

PsycINFO - American Psychological Association’s (APA) resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health.

PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 11 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.

PubMed Central - Free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).

Science Direct - Abstracts and full-text articles (along with backfiles) in a variety of subject areas covering physical sciences, engineering, life sciences, health sciences, and social sciences. - Science information provided by U.S. government agencies, including research and development results.

Springer E-book Collection: Behavioral Science - Behavioral science-related books published in 2011 (71), 2012 (67), and 2013 (107).

TOXNET, a cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas. Component of the NLM Gateway.

Wiley Online Library - Full-text access to over 500 online journals and over 700 e-books in business, law, education, and the sciences (health, life, physical, and social).