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Friday Featured Database — Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network

23 March 2012 by Julie Biando Edwards

“GIDEON is the world’s premier global infectious disease knowledge management tool. GIDEON (Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network) is an easy to use, interactive and comprehensive web based tool that helps you overcome information overload while saving you time through quick access to a vast knowledge database. GIDEON is used for diagnosis and reference in the fields of tropical and infectious diseases, epidemiology, microbiology and antimicrobial chemotherapy. It complements the GIDEON ebook series.

GIDEON consists of three modules, which are continually updated: Infectious Diseases, Microbiology and Occupational Toxicology. The Infectious Diseases module encompasses over 340 infectious diseases, 231 countries, over 500 anti-infective drugs and vaccines. Microbiology includes more than 1,500 microbial taxa (bacteria, mycobacteria, yeasts); and Toxicology over 3,000 toxic agents.

GIDEON’s worldwide data sources essentially include the entire world’s literature and adhere to the standards of Evidence Based Medicine. Over 15,000 notes outline the status of specific infections within each country. Also featured are over 30,000 images, graphs, interactive maps and more than 150,000 linked references.” To learn more about this database visit their website.

You can find GIDEON on the Databases A-Z page of the Library website. For more information about how to use this databases in your teaching and research, contact Kim Granath, Public Health Librarian, at

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