Autism Secrets of NIH Revealed
Electronic Resources on Autism from the NIH
[Below is an annotated list of NIH's and other agencies' electronic
resources for autism from Daisy Whittemore, firstname.lastname@example.org.]
MEDLINEplus <http://medlineplus.gov/> Autism page
<http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/autism.html> MEDLINEplus is a Web-based
database--run by the National Library of Medicine (NLM)--designed to assist
the public in locating authoritative health information available from the
NIH and from vetted outside sources. NIH Institutes continually work with
the NLM to ensure that links are timely and accurate. Links to
pre-formulated searches of the MEDLINE database allow the public to find
references to latest health professional articles on multiple health topics.
CHID <http://chid.nih.gov/> The Combined Health Information Database
(CHID) Online is a reference tool that leads health professionals, patients,
and the general public to thousands of journal articles and patient
education materials that contain information about different health topics.
CHID lists a wealth of health promotion and education materials and program
descriptions that are not indexed elsewhere. New records are added quarterly
and current listings are checked regularly to help ensure that entries are
up to date and still available from their original sources. Some older
records are retained for archival purposes.
NLM's PubMed <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed/> PubMed, a service
of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 11 million
citations from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes
links to many sites providing full text articles and other related
CRISP <https://www-commons.cit.nih.gov/crisp/> Computer Retrieval of
Information on Scientific Projects (CRISP) is a searchable database of
federally funded biomedical research projects conducted at universities,
hospitals, and other research institutions. The database, maintained by the
Office of Extramural Research at the National Institutes of Health, includes
projects funded by the NIH, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
(SAMHSA), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Food and Drug
Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and Office of Assistant
Secretary of Health (OASH).
Clinical Trials <http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/> ClinicalTrials.gov
provides patients, family members, health care professionals, and members of
the public easy access to information on clinical trials for a wide range of
diseases and conditions. The NIH, through its National Library of Medicine,
has developed this site in close and ongoing collaboration with all NIH
Institutes and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This site currently
contains approximately 5,200 clinical studies sponsored primarily by the
National Institutes of Health and other Federal agencies. During the coming
year, additional studies from the pharmaceutical industry will be included.
For clinical trials in autism, search under "Autistic Disorder."
NIH Home Page <http://www.nih.gov/>
NIH health information page <http://www.nih.gov/health/>
Includes links to publications & fact sheets, ClinicalTrials.gov, health
hotlines, A-Z topic index, Institutes, MEDLINEplus, and other resources.
Autism page <http://WWW.nidcd.nih.gov/health/pubs_vsl/autism.htm>
Autism page <http://WWW.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/autismmenu.cfm>
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