Library - Databases

AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access)

Agricola is a bibliographic database of citations to agricultural literature created by the National Agricultural Library. The records describe publications and resources encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including plant sciences, extension and education, and food and human nutrition.



This resource provides access to information about health conditions, herbs, herbal formulas and acupuncture points. A series of videos covering fundamental TCM concepts is also included.


Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Current public health information on communicable diseases. The Traveler's Health section includes travel advisories for specific geographic regions, disease outbreaks, risks and prevention strategies, plus immunization recommendations. Full-text access to Morbidity and Mortality Weekly reports on communicable disease.


Chinese Medicinal Material Images Database 

This database, from the HKBU library,  documents over 420 crude drugs commonly used in Chinese Medicine practice, provides drug information including source, origins, description, quality, taste and clinical indications.   


Chinese Medicine Specimen Database 

A collection of all exhibits of Chinese Materia Medica specimens that are displayed in the Chinese Medicine Center of Hong Kong Baptist University

A service of the National Institutes of Health, provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers. gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.


Daily Med: Current Medication Information

DailyMed provides high quality information about marketed drugs. This information includes FDA approved labels (package inserts). This website provides health information providers and the public with a standard, comprehensive, up-to-date, look-up and download resource of medication content and labeling as found in medication package inserts. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides this as a public service and does not accept advertisements. - Drug Interactions Checker

This site provides information on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and natural products.  You can create reports that show the potential  for negative interactions among one or more medications.

DrugDigest is a noncommercial, evidence-based, consumer health and drug information site dedicated to empowering consumers to make informed choices about drugs and treatment options. Their mission is to provide tools to stay informed about the wide variety of medicines on the market today. It combines the resources of pharmacy experts, licensed doctors of pharmacy from leading academic institutions, and Express Scripts staff physicians.

Drug Information Portal- National Library of Medicine

Quick access to quality drug information. Includes links to full text.

Consumer health information resources developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products

This information resource is presented by the Integrative Medicine Service of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. It provides evidence based information about herbs, botanical, supplements and more.

Medicinal Plant Images Database

This searchable database, from the HKBU library, contains over a thousand medicinal plants summarized in the form of plant images and annotations.


Medline Plus

From the U.S. National Library of Medicine this public site contains many links to information published by government agencies about different health conditions as well as links to organizations, directories, dictionaries, and clearinghouses.



MedTerms is an online medical dictionary containing easy-to-understand explanations of over 16,000 medical terms. This dictionary provides quick access to hard-to-spell and often misspelled medical definitions with an extensive alphabetical listing.


Through ProQuest you have access to 6000+ scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers. This is higher quality information than the free internet.



PubMed is a service of the National Library of Medicine that includes over 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources. PubMed has the ability to link to related articles once you find an article on your topic.



Sacred Lotus is a robust database that provides reference information on TCM Theory, Diagnosis, Herbs, Formulas, and Acupuncture in an easy-to-use web format.



A collection of toxicology and environmental health databases.


Toxicology and Environmental Health

SIS specialized information services provided by the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine. This is a comprehensive toxicology and environmental health website.


TRIP Database (Turning Research into Practice)

This site was started in 1997 by Jon Brassey and Dr. Chris Price to answer clinical questions using the principles of evidence based medicine. The goal of the database is to answer questions in a relevant time frame using the best available evidence. The site includes links to Evidence Based Medicine Articles, Medical Images and Patient Information Leaflets.



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