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Virtual Research Resources from the NIH Library

Virtual Research Resources from the NIH Library

The NIH Library is here to help you—online—with your virtual information and research needs. This week, we are highlighting research resources provided by the NIH Library. 

Remote access note: NIH staff can access these resources directly through the links below or via the NIH Library website while working on the VPN. The resources can also be accessed without being on the VPN by going through the Library’s remote access page and using your NIH PIV card and/or credentials. Eligible HHS employees should connect through the remote access page, following the appropriate link for their organization.


  • NIH Library eBook Search: extend your research with our collection of 160,000+ scholarly eBooks
  • OverDrive: download and enjoy popular science ebooks and audiobooks on your computer or your personal device


  • NIH Library Database Search: search 50+ reference databases
  • Micromedex: access information about drug information, toxicology, diseases, acute care, and alternative medicine
  • PubMed @ NIH: use this link to search PubMed and get direct access to articles that the NIH Library subscribes to, or the ability to request articles the Library does not have by clicking the “NIH Library Go” button
  • Scopus: explore this extensive abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, including scientific journals, books, and conference proceedings
  • UpToDate: use this clinical decision resource, either online or on your mobile device, to stay abreast of clinical information and standards and to make point-of-care decisions
  • Web of Science: search this comprehensive scientific indexing database comprising  citations from research literature published in journals, conference proceedings, symposia, and seminars


Reference Management Tools

  • EndNote: download the EndNote application for free from the NIH Library to manage your bibliographic references=


  • JoVE Science Education Videos: stay updated on scientific fundamentals in easy-to-follow video demonstrations created by experts at top institutions
  • SAGE Data Science Videos: discover innovative methods and best practices for data analysis, data visualization, and computational social science research

Contact us today and let us know how we can help you with your online information and research needs. 

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