CCSA’s Library Department provides a comprehensive approach to 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 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE®, life science journals, and online books.
  • NLM’s TOXNET® contains databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and environmental health.
  • The ProQuest Dialog and STN® platforms include but are not limited to Adis R&D Insight, BIOSIS Previews®, chemical abstracts, Derwent Drug File, Embase®, and ToxFile®.
  • CAS (Chemical Abstracts Services) SciFinder® provides access to all of the information in the CAS databases, including CAS Registry and CAplus.
Complete library services

  • Comprehensive literature searches in all areas of biomedical research
  • Routine literature searches for INDs and IND annual reports
  • Document delivery for chosen citations
  • Management of references and bibliographies using ENDNOTE®, which creates, maintains, and annotates stand-alone bibliographies and reference lists linked to research papers.
Loansome Doc providers

Clients searching for biomedical literature in PubMed can order documents using Loansome Doc, a service provided by NLM. To use this feature:

  • Find citations of interest on PubMed.
  • Go to the Send to drop down menu.
  • Choose Order, and you will be taken to the Loansome Doc registration page.

Member of NLM’s Docline

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. As we are located in close proximity to Stanford University, we have borrowing privileges at Lane Medical Library, the library of the Stanford University School of Medicine.

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