Directories, Portals

  • DeCS/MeSH - Health Terminology

    The Health Sciences Descriptors is a trillingual thesaurus (Spanish, Portuguese and English) comprising the standard terminology used in indexation and surfing of the Virtual Health Library information sources. Compatibility with the National Library of Medicine's MeSH (Medical Subject Heading) terminology and the commitment to the corresponding update and translation of such terminology into Spanish and Portuguese have led to the effective cooperation with the UMLS (Unified Medical Language System, NLM) Project over the past years. The DeCS even contain terminology related to Public Health, Homeopathy, Science and Health and Health Surveillance.

  • Events Directory

    It contains information about scientific event in the Women, Maternal and Perinatal Health areas, such as congresses, seminars, conferences, workshops, etc.

  • LIS- Health Information Locator

    It is a catalogue of health information sources available on the Internet, selected according to quality standards.

  • Portal of scientific journals

    The Portal contains information on the bibliographical description of health scientific journals, their availability and form of access.

  • Repositories of Free Full-Text Access

    List of portals that provide free full texts access

    AJOL African Journal onLine
    Promote access to African research

    Bioline International
    Is a not-for-profit electronic publishing service committed to providing open access to quality research journals published in developing countries. BI's goal of reducing the South to North knowledge gap is crucial to a global understanding of health (tropical medicine, infectious diseases, epidemiology, emerging new diseases), biodiversity, the environment, conservation and international development. With peer-reviewed journals from Brazil, Cuba, India, Indonesia, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe and more to come, BI provides a unique service by making bioscience information generated in these countries available to the international research community world-wide.

    BioMed Central is an independent publishing house committed to providing immediate open access to peer-reviewed biomedical research. Publisher of 181 peer-reviewed open access journals;

    Directory of Open Access journals DOAJ
    Welcome to the Directory of Open Access Journals. This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. We aim to cover all subjects and languages;

    Electronic Journal Library
    Is a service to facilitate the use of scholarly journals on the internet. It offers a fast, structured and unified interface to access full text articles online;

    Europe PubMedCentral
    Based on PubMed Central (PMC) , the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH ) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature, Europe PubMedCentral p rovides a stable, permanent, and free-to-access online digital archive of full-text, peer-reviewed research publications;

    Free Medical Journals Site
    Over the next few years, many important medical journals will be available online, free and in full-text. The unrestricted access to scientific knowledge will have a major impact on medical practice. Open access medical textbooks will soon become the standard in medical publishing;

    Free Medical Journals Site Spanish

    Free Books4 Doctors
    Over the next few years, many important medical textbooks will be available online, free and in full-text . The unrestricted access to scientific knowledge will have a major impact on medical practice. FreeBooks4Doctors! is dedicated to the promotion of free access to medical books over the Internet;

    Free Public Health Online Journals
    Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School;

    GFMER Journal

    Global Health Library (WHO)
    Global and regional indexes to the scientific and technical literature. Many of the articles found in serches are free online such as those in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization;

    High Wire Library of Sciences and Medicine
    A division of the Stanford University Libraries, HighWire Press hosts the largest repository of high impact, peer-reviewed content, with  journals and full text articles from scholarly publishers;

    J- Stage (Japan Science and Technology Information Aggregator, Electronic)
    The objective of J-STAGE is to strive for acceleration and internationalization of science and technology information transmission and circulation by building on the Internet a uniform flow - from the submission to release of science and technology information

    Open DOAR: Directory of Open Access Repositories
    Is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. Each OpenDOAR repository has been visited by project staff to check the information that is recorded here. This in-depth approach does not rely on automated analysis and gives a quality-controlled list of repositories;

    Pub Med Central
    Is a free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), developed and managed by NIH's National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in the National Library of Medicine (NLM). With PubMed Central, NLM is taking the lead in preserving and maintaining unrestricted access to the electronic literature, just as it has done for decades with the printed biomedical literature. PubMed Central aims to fill the role of a world class library in the digital age. It is not a journal publisher. NLM believes that giving all users free and unrestricted access to the material in PubMed Central is the best way to ensure the durability and utility of the archive as technology changes over time;

    Public Library of Science (PLoS)
    Is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource;


    SciELO Uruguay

    Veterinary Information Network (VIN)
    Free based knowledge resosurce center for animal health and infectious diseases that includes many full text journals, conference proceedings and electronic books, as well as online expert forums for veterinarians


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