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Indexes and summarizes more than 2 million scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations in psychology and related disciplines. 97 percent of the material is peer-reviewed.
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Created by the National Library of Medicine, this database indexes and summarizes articles on clinical medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care administration, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.
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