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National Biological Information Infrastructure

The National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) is a free broad, collaborative program to provide increased access to data and information on the nation’s biological resources.

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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Visuals Online

This NCI Visuals Online database contains images from the collections of the Communication Services Branch and Mass Media Office of the Office of Communications, National Cancer Institute.

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National Center for Health Statistics (CDC)

The National Center for Health Statistics is a source of information about America’s health. As the Nation’s principal health statistics agency, it compiles statistical information. Data is collected from birth and death records, medical records, interview surveys, and through direct physical exams and laboratory testing.

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National Guideline Clearinghouse

The National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) , U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NGC was originally created by AHRQ in partnership with the American Medical Association and the American Association of Health Plans (now America’s Health Insurance Plans [AHIP]).

NGC is a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.

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National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature (NRCBL)

This site, hosted by the Kennedy Institute for Ethics at Georgetown University, is dedicated to collecting and organizing access to bioethics literature. Represents world’s largest collection related to ethical issues in medicine and biomedical research.

Links to bioethics information in NRCBL databases (ETHX on the web and Genetics and Ethics) and NLM databases (PubMed — which can be limited to a bioethics subset, NLM Locator, and the NLM catalog), are provided. Free and Open to the Public.

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National Security Archives

This free resource from George Washington University collects and publishes declassified documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

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Natural Standard

Natural Standard provides evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies. The mission of this collaboration is to address issues of safety and efficacy that directly pertain to the questions raised by clinicians, patients, and healthcare institutions. Natural Standard is an impartial service and is not supported by any interest group, professional organization, or pharmaceutical manufacturer.

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NetAnatomy includes Radiographic Anatomy, Cross-Sectional Anatomy and Gross Anatomy. It teaches human anatomy to students of the health professions, including undergraduate medical, health sciences, and nursing students. NetAnatomy also serves as a place to review anatomy after one’s initial exposure to the subject, e.g. students beginning a clinical rotation or USMLE (National Board) preparation.

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Netter Presenter

Netter Presenter contains images from the Netter: Atlas of Human Anatomy 5th Edition in a presentationand study format.

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Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) & international newspapers, including The Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Times (London), Toronto Star, etc. The database also contains selected full text for more than 350 regional (U.S.) newspapers, including The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, The Miami Herald, Daily News (New York), San Jose Mercury News, etc. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.

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