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Health Sciences Resources

Help for your research, studies, educational efforts and clinical care evidence questions

Access Library Materials Off-Campus

Most of our licensed library materials require a VPN connection if you are off campus. There are a few options to choose from for UC Davis and UC Davis Health off-campus access to these library resources.

How to Connect from Off-Campus

Key Databases

Library databases are searchable collections of published academic works.

PubMed for UC Davis

Over 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

UpToDate

Point-of-care clinical medicine database, providing coverage of over 8500 topics in 17 medical specialties.

Embase

Biomedical and pharmacological database that is especially strong in its coverage of drug and pharmaceutical research and conference abstracts.

Scopus

Interdisciplinary academic journal literature, conference proceedings and books with broad coverage across the sciences and social sciences, includes citation tracking tools.

VetLexicon

Point-of-care veterinary clinical reference source covering dogs, cats, rabbits, exotics, cattle and horses.

CAB Abstracts

International agricultural literature, including veterinary medicine, human and animal nutrition, forestry, rural development, and other topics.

Web of Science

Over 20,000 peer-reviewed scholarly journals published worldwide in over 250 science, social sciences and humanities disciplines.

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Google Scholar

Access library licensed articles directly in Google Scholar by configuring your settings to work with our library subscriptions.

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Health Sciences Research Guides

Research guides are lists of library resources organized by subject area that are curated by UC Davis librarians.

More Research Guides

Other Ways to Access Library Materials

  • Clinical Resources Center (UCDH)
    Portal to information resources for clinicians at UC Davis Health. Off-campus access requires use of UCDH Cisco AnyConnect VPN, the library VPN or your UC Davis CAS [Kerberos] login. First time users will be prompted to request access.
  • BrowZine
    Find, follow and directly access journals available from the UC Davis Library or from open sources.
  • “Get it at UC”
    Look for the “Get it at UC” button to connect to full-text articles and e-books directly from your favorite database.
  • Request Books or Articles
    Request materials from other libraries, scans of articles or book chapters, or recommend a resource for addition to the UC Davis Library.

Advance Your Research and Learning

Help with Research, Publishing and Evidence-Based Practice

Our librarians can help you:
  • Find literature, data, statistics or assessments tailored to your research or clinical question
  • Learn about the scholarly publication landscape
  • Learn how to improve the methods and reproducibility of evidence syntheses
  • Articulate the impact of your work using impact metrics
  • Search for books and e-books

Request a Workshop or Educational Session

Topics include:
  • Introduction to Library resources and services
  • Evidence-based practice (e.g., searching the literature for evidence in veterinary medicine, medicine, nursing)
  • Introduction to systematic review methodology
  • Advanced literature searching (including searching for evidence on health disparities, population health and other specialized topics or searching particular databases)
  • Finding open health data or health statistics
  • Resources for authors

At least two weeks’ notice (or more) requested for most sessions. 

Health Sciences Librarians

Bruce Abbott

Sacramento

Amy Studer

Sacramento

Lorri Zipperer

Sacramento

Erik Fausak

Davis