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PAIS International

The PAIS International database (Public Affairs Information Service) from CSA covers the public and social policy literature of business, economics, health care, finance, law, international relations, public administration, government, political science, and other social sciences — with emphasis on issues that are or might become the subjects of legislation. It contains references to more than 553,300 journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more. Newspapers and newsletters are not indexed. PAIS International includes publications from over 120 countries throughout the world. In addition to English, some of the indexed materials are published in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

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PathoPic

Structured database containing pathology slides.

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PDQ (Physician Data Query)

PDQ, the National Cancer Institute’s comprehensive cancer database, contains peer-reviewed summaries on cancer treatment, screening, prevention, and supportive care; a registry of approximately 6,000 open and 17,000 closed cancer clinical trials from around the world; and directories of physicians, genetic counselors, and organizations that deliver cancer care.

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PEDro

PEDro is a free database that provides evidence-based information for physiotherapy (physical therapy) practice. PEDro includes over 20,o00 systematic reviews, practice guidelines, and randomized trials. All trials on PEDro are independently assessed for quality.

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PHIL: Public Health Image Library

PHIL offers an organized, universal electronic gateway to the Centers for Disease Control’s pictures. The content is organized into hierarchical categories of people, places, and science.

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PIER (American College of Physicians)

PIER (Physicians’ Information and Education Resource) is a “Web-based decision-support tool” provided by the American College of Physicians and accessed through StatRef! It offers evidence-based guidance for clinical decision making. Designed for ease of use, the PIER allows users to “drill down” through seven modules (diseases, screening and prevention/complementary/alternative medicine, ethical and legal issues, procedures, quality measures, drug resource) to specific synthesized information and also provides links to additional relevant references.

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POPLINE

POPLINE (POPulation information onLINE) contains citations with abstracts to scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished reports in the field of population, family planning, and related issues. POPLINE has nearly 370,000 records and has been maintained since 1973 by the K4Health Project (formerly INFO Project). The majority of items are published from 1970 to the present, however, there are selected citations dating back to 1827.

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Population Index

Population Index on the Web is a joint project of Population Index and the Computing and Library Cores at the Office of Population Research, Princeton University. This bibliography is designed to cover the world’s demographic and population literature, including books and other monographs, serial publications, journal articles, working papers, doctoral dissertations, and machine-readable data files.

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Primary Search

Designed for elementary schools and children’s reading rooms, this database contains World Almanac of the USA and World Almanac for Kids, searchable full text from over 70 of the most popular K-12 magazines, abstracts and indexing for over 180 titles and pamphlets. This database also provides theAmerican Heritage┬« Children’s Dictionary, and an Image Collection of 293,480 photos, maps and flags. Also included are Funk and Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia and the Encyclopedia of Animals.

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PrimateLit

Provides bibliographic access to the scientific literature on nonhuman primates for the research and educational communities. Coverage of the database spans 1940 to present and includes all publication categories (articles, books, abstracts, technical reports, dissertations, book chapters, etc.) and many subject areas (behavior, colony management, ecology, reproduction, field studies, disease models, veterinary science, psychology, physiology, pharmacology, evolution, taxonomy, developmental and molecular biology, genetics, and zoogeography).

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