This page provides an alphabetical listing of access to and information regarding frequently used databases. It is not an exhaustive list of the sources available to you. Need help finding the right source? Please contact us.

Information on making the best use of individual databases can be found by clicking the “tutorials” links below or visiting our Database Searching Tutorials Libguide.

Note: The resources below are available only to Cincinnati Children’s employees located onsite or connected via VPN. Some will require you to log in as a UC Affiliate

AccessPediatrics (tutorials) resource delivering textbooks, multimedia, pediatric drug database, patient education and practice tools

Alt Healthwatch (tutorials) covering complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness

APA PsycNET (tutorials) The American Pyschological Association (APA) allows users to search and discover vital behavioral and social science content with precision. Includes PsycTESTS, a one-of-a-kind repository for researchers looking for psychological measurement tools

Business Source Complete (tutorials) scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full-text content

Cinahl Plus with Full Text  (tutorials) comprehensive coverage of nursing and allied health literature plus 400 journals covered in full text

Clinical Skills (formerly Mosby's Skills) (tutorials) online access to evidence-based skills and procedures

Cochrane Library  The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about Cochrane groups

DynaMed (tutorials) DynaMed™ is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for use at the point-of-care

Embase (tutorials) Embase is a biomedical and pharmacological database containing bibliographic records with citations, abstracts and indexing derived from biomedical articles in peer reviewed journals, and is especially strong in its coverage of drug and pharmaceutical research 

ERIC (tutorials) world's largest source of education information, containing abstracts of documents and journal articles on education research and practice

Faculty Opinions (tutorials) Reviews the most interesting papers published in the biological sciences, based on the recommendations of a faculty of well over 1000 selected leading researchers

HaPI - Health and Psychosocial Instruments  database of measurement instruments (i.e., questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/ manuals, rating scales, projective techniques, vignettes/scenarios, tests) in the health fields, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science

HS Talks: Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection  collection of video lectures. Each series covers a particular subject and is compiled with the guidance of an expert editor. Lectures are delivered by leading authorities in the field



ISI Web of Science (tutorials) includes Science Citation Index and Journal Citation Reports
Pratt Library will no longer subscribe to Web of Science starting 9/19/21. Please see our guide for access & alternatives (Faculty and Non-Faculty Employees).

JAMAevidence (tutorials) fundamental tools for understanding and applying the medical literature and making clinical diagnoses 

MEDLINEplus  NLM's consumer health site including medical dictionaries, information clearinghouses, organizations, publications and consumer health libraries

Micromedex collection of databases offering drug, disease and toxicology oriented information.

Natural Medicines (Formerly Natural Standard) founded by healthcare providers and researchers to provide high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies

NCBI (tutorials) (National Center for Biotechnology Information) contains advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information

OvidSP (tutorials) Collection of databases, ebooks, and bibliographic databases. Includes resources such as: Clinical evidence, evidence-based medicine reviews, Heathstar and Medline databases. 

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (tutorials) full-text to over 800,000 dissertations from 1997 forward

PsycInfo (tutorials) comprehensive coverage of the psychology and behavioral sciences literature

PubMed (tutorials) National Library of Medicine's Medline


Rare Diseases (tutorials) National Organization of Rare Diseases (NORD) pamphlets on hundreds of diseases and conditions, some not so rare

Scopus (tutorials) -- coverage includes all Medline journals plus thousands more and links to many full-text articles

SPORTDiscus (tutorials) articles and other publications on sport, fitness and related disciplines

Springer Protocols (tutorials) electronic database of reproducible laboratory protocols in the Life and Biomedical Sciences

TRIP Pro (tutorials) TRIP was created in 1997 to bring together all the evidence-based healthcare resources available on the Internet. TRIP Pro was created in April 2003; this greatly enhanced version includes coverage of peer-reviewed journals, medical images and patient information leaflets, and is updated monthly

UpToDate (tutorials) online medical reference for quick, point-of-care information