The Clinical and Translational Science Library Resources Page includes select grant, preclinical, clinical, biomedical, chemistry, pharmacy, drug, computer science, informatics, regulatory and other interdisciplinary resources for conducting Clinical and Translational Science research. For further information contact

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Last updated February 3, 2015

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This is the primary source of journal article for the health sciences. You can search MEDLINE and preMEDLINE databases with full text access to all MEDLINE e-journals subscribed to by the University of Minnesota TC Libraries. MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database/article index that contains over 17 million references to journal articles. Coverage is from 1949 to the present. Over 5200 journals worldwide in over 37 languages are accessible.

Web of Science

Search within a comprehensive interdisciplinary collection of journal article citations. Subjects generally covered are within Science and technology, arts and humanities, and social sciences . Use the citation web to find articles and journals with the most impact. Coverage runs from 1975 to the present. Find help on their website.


Available through Web of Science platform, BIOSIS Citation Index covers life sciences and biomedical research covering pre-clinical and experimental research, methods and instrumentation, animal studies, and more. Access content from journals, meetings, patents, and book and search precisely with BCI indexing and enhanced MeSH terms.

CINAHL (Nursing & Allied Health)

CINAHL, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health, has a multidisciplinary scope covering nursing, 17 allied health disciplines, biomedicine, consumer health, health sciences librarianship and selected standards of professional practice.

Engineering Village

Provides comprehensive coverage of scholarly literature in the fields of computer science and engineering, including biomedical engineering.

Google Scholar (UMN setup required)

To gain off-campus access to articles from library journal subscriptions, change the Library Settings to University of Minnesota Twin Cities in Google Scholar (see this tutorial) Use Google Scholar to find articles from academic publishers, professional societies, research institutes, and scholarly repositories from colleges and universities. Look for the "FindIt@U of M Twin Cities" links in your Google Scholar search results to access library subscriptions. Learn more: Google Scholar FAQ


Search MEDLINE databases for journal articles in the health sciences. MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database/article index that contains over 17 million references to journal articles. Coverage is from 1949 to the present. Over 5200 journals worldwide in over 37 languages are indexed.


Going back to 1806, this is the most comprehensive database for psychological research. With a little guidance from this tutorial, you'll be able to go from a general idea to a very precise set of results of scholarly materials.


SciFinder is the best database for chemistry-related topics. Registration is required, and you must download VPN and then log in to it for off-campus access.

SciFinder includes journal and patent references,chemical regulatory data, and supplier, reaction, and substance information.

Citation Manager Tools

Citation managers are software packages used to create personalized databases of citation information and notes. They allow you to: import and organize citation information from article indexes and other sources save links to pdfs and other documents, and in some cases save the document itself format citations for your papers and bibliographies using APA and many other styles include your own notes


Provides access to drug information resources, including AAPCC Codes in POISINDEX, Alternative Medicine, Detailed Drug Information for the Consumer, DISEASEDEX Emergency Medicine, DRUGDEX System, Imprint Codes in Identidex, Index Nominum, Interaction Checking, MARTINDALE, MSDS from USP, PDR, POISINDEX System, RED BOOK Online, REPRORISK System, and TOMES System

Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, and Biologicals

Classic reference source for chemists; contains over 10,000 entries on drugs and pharmaceuticals, common organic chemicals and laboratory reagents. The entries include data such as chemical names, molecular formula, chemical structure, physical data, literature references, and more.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database

This database contains authoritative, current information on herbal medicines and supplements, including safety, effectiveness, known constituents, and possible interactions with other substances. The database also includes alternative names, common uses of herbal medicines, and reference citations.

The Libraries' subscription to this resource allows for 5 users at any one time. If you get a busy signal, please wait a few minutes and try accessing the site again.

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Community of Science (COS) Funding Opportunities

The most comprehensive research funding database on the Web. Updated daily, COS Funding Opportunities includes more than 22,000 records, representing over 400,000 funding opportunities.

Foundation Directory Online

Find grantmakers, companies, grants or IRS 990 tax returns for U.S. organizations. Profiles of grantmakers mission, analysis of expenses and revenue and other information. The Foundation Directory includes the publication Philanthropy News, current RFPs for grants, and literature on nonprofits from various research institutes. - links to U.S. Agency Web sites

Links often lead to main Web sites of the agencies.

IRIS Database

Database for funding opportunities in every field from agriculture to zoology, or view upcoming deadlines in 25 subject areas. IRIS currently contains over 9,000 active federal and private funding opportunities in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. In addition to funding opportunities for faculty, the IRIS Database also contains fellowships and scholarships for grad students and undergrads. Users can search IRIS by sponsor, deadline date, keyword, and other criteria. Most IRIS records contain live links to sponsor Web sites, electronic forms, or Electronic Research Administration (eRA) portals. The IRIS Database is updated daily.
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SPIN - Sponsored Programs Information Network

Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN) is a computer database with detailed information about thousands of federal, nonfederal, and international funding opportunities. There is no charge to University of Minnesota faculty and staff for using the system. SPIN requires users to have a University of Minnesota IP address.


The application of mathematics, computer science, and information technology to biological problems, especially problems in molecular biology and biochemistry. The broad goals of bioinformatics are to gather and organize large data sets generated from biological experiments, and to allow flexible retrieval and analysis of that data to form new biological insights.

Biomedical Ethics

This subject covers: the moral and philosophical principles which guide the professional actions and decisions of those engaged in the health professions.

Chemistry (general aspects)

Chemistry is the "science concerned with the substances of which matter is composed, the investigation of their properties and reactions, and the use of such reactions to form new substances; (in early use also) alchemy" (from Oxford English Dictionary). See the pages below for additional resources in other areas of chemistry :

biochemistry and biophysics  |  chemistry, analytical  |  chemistry, inorganic  |  chemistry, organic  |  chemistry, physical  |  chemistry, polymer

Computer Science

This subject covers: the study of computer hardware, software (programming), and theoretical aspects of high-speed computing devices, and with the application of these devices to a broad spectrum of scientific, technological, and business problems.

Engineering, Biomedical

This subject covers the application of principles and practices of engineering to biomedical research and health care.

Environmental Health

This subject covers: the science of controlling those conditions or forces surrounding man which influence human health.

Health Informatics

This subject covers: the information science concerning the analysis of medical data through the application of computers.

Medicine (general aspects)

This subject covers: the science of preventing, diagnosing, and treating disease and injury, as well as the maintenance of health.


This subject covers: the study of microorganisms and their effect on other living organisms.

Nursing (general aspects)

This subject covers: the practice in which a nurse assists the individual with promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health.

Nutrition (general aspects)

This subject covers: information about food ingredients and their effects on the human body.


This subject covers: the practice of preparing and dispensing medicinal drugs.


This subject covers: the medical science that deals with the origin, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental disorder.


This subject covers: the systematic study of the mind, behavior, animal/human experience, mental life, intelligence, learning, emotions and feelings as it relates to the function of the mind and mental processes.

Veterinary Medicine

This subject covers: the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the diseases of domestic animals and the management of other animal disorders. The field also deals with those diseases that are intercommunicable between animals and humans. (From Britannica Online)