Freely accessible research databases and other resources are described below. These sites may serve as initial reference sources for your research. If you do not find them useful for your research topic, contact the Reference Office (817-735-2070, LIB-222). Our librarians can conduct a mediated search for you if the Library has resources that more closely fit your needs.
A database from the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes more than 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s.
National Guideline Clearinghouse 
A public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. NGC is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) , U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
An occupational disease database containing hazardous chemical information and job related diseases. Developed by the Specialized Information Service of the National Library of Medicine.
PubMed Central 
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.
Public Library of Science 
Open access journals provided by a non-profit organizational of scientists committed to making the world's scientific literature a free public resource.
BioMed Central 
An independent publishing house committed to providing immediate open access to peer-reviewed biomedical research.
An application for PDAs that retrieves MEDLINE® citations directly from the PDA through a wireless connection to the Internet.
Skyscape free products 
Free resources for mobile devices, including medical calculators, drug interaction guides, CDC updates, and more.
Provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers. Produced by the National Library of Medicine.
IFPMA Clinical Trials Portal 
Designed to allow searching of ongoing clinical trials (registry) or results of completed trials (database) conducted by the pharmaceutical industry. Provided by the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations.
Patient Education Tools
Patient education materials from the National Library of Medicine. Includes a medical encyclopedia, drug dictionary, patient education handouts, and online slide shows describing common diagnostic procedures and exams.
Patient education information for all types of cancer including screening, testing, treatment, and support service information.
National Diabetes Education Program 
Diabetes education materials including resources describing etiology, prevention and control. NDEP is a partnership of the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and more than 200 public and private organizations.