CCSA’s Library Department provides comprehensive scientific literature searches using a variety of bibliographic databases as well as information from the Internet that may not be contained in structured databases.

Access to multiple databases

  • NLM’s (US National Library of Medicine’s) PubMed comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE®, life science journals, and online books.
  • The ProQuest Dialog Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Collection providing access to authoritative pharma and biomedical databases like Embase®, BIOSIS®, Derwent, IMS, and AdisInsight.
  • SciFinder®, the interface to CAS® content collection, giving us access to teh most trusted collection of chemical substances, reactions, and literature references.
  • Google Scholar can round out a search, as it indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines.
Complete library services

  • Comprehensive literature searches in all areas of biomedical research
  • Routine literature searches for INDs and IND annual reports
  • Management of references and bibliographies using EndNote® reference management software
Document delivery and access to literature

  • The CCSA library is a member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and has access to biomedical literature across the country through Docline®, its interlibrary loan system.
  • The National Library of Medicine retired its Loansome Doc service in 2019. CCSA had been a Loansome Doc provider for many years. Clients searching for biomedical literature in PubMed may continue to request documents through CCSA by contacting us directly at to establish an account and begin requesting literature.

Please contact the CCSA Library to obtain information about pricing, and the code needed to register.