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All Health Science Databases

  • Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB)
       Comprehensive, peer-reviewed toxicology data for potentially hazardous chemicals. Provides information on human exposure, industrial hygiene, emergency handling procedures, environmental fate, regulatory requirements, nanomaterials, and related areas.
  • HCUP: Healthcare Cost and Utilization Databases
       State, regional and national level discharge data, available for purchase. Includes State Inpatient Databases (SID), State Ambulatory Surgery Databases (SASD), State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD), Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS), and Nationwide Readmissions Database (NRD). Free tools include AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs), Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), Comorbidity Software, and HCUPnet, a web interface to free HCUP data.
  • HCUPnet
       Free online query system based on data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). Provides access to health statistics and information on hospital inpatient and emergency department utilization.
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition
       Consumer health magazines, pamphlets, health reference books, and Clinical Reference Systems reports.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
       Journals in medical disciplines with a concentration on nursing and allied health.
  • Health Technology Assessment Database
       Evaluation of medical procedures, medicine, health economics, social and ethical aspects conducted by member agencies of International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment.
  • Healthy Community Design and Access to Healthy Food Legislation Database
       National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). Search for state-level bills related to nutrition and physical activity topics.
  • Healthy People DATA2020
       DATA2020 allows users to explore data and technical information related to the Healthy People 2020 objectives, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of Americans.
  • Healthy Youth Survey
       Provides survey data on health of adolescents in Washington State, including information about safety and violence, physical activity and diet, alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, and related risk and protective factors.
  • HeinOnline
       Digitized legal journals, reviews, U.S. government documents, regulations, laws, and treaties.
  • HerbMed
       Evidence-based information about use of herbs or herbals for health.
  • Herbs and Supplements: MedlinePlus
       Information on herbs and supplements available through MedlinePlus.
  • History of Science, Technology and Medicine
       Index to scholarly journal articles, books and more in the history of science, technology, medicine, and allied historical fields; covers 1975 to the present.
  • Hospital Compare
       Public release of data collected under the Hospital Quality Initiative. Lists results of quality measures by hospital, on care for heart attack, congestive heart failure and pneumonia. Searchable by city, state, zip code or hospital name. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
  • Household Products Database
       NLM database of health and safety information on common household products.