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Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature

Database of scientific and technical literature in health with over 1 million articles from more than 900 journal titles, theses and dissertations, books and book chapters, conference papers, government documents, and publications from international organizations, all published in Latin America and the Caribbean (LA&C).

Health Science Descriptors / Medical Subject Headings

Multilingual and structured thesaurus – Portuguese, Spanish, English, and French – representing terminology in Health Sciences. DeCS includes translations of MeSH terms and encompasses five unique categories: Science and Health, Homeopathy, Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Public Health, and Sanitary Surveillance. ​

VHL Network

The VHL is a vast network with over a thousand institutions from 40 countries in LA&C, collaborating with over 50 databases and more than 70 national, thematic, and institutional instances.