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  • AccessAnesthesiology*

    AccessAnesthesiology includes anesthesiology ebooks, videos, interactive self-assessments, case studies, practice guidelines, drug database, curriculum development tools and more.

  • AccessEmergency Medicine*

    AccessEmergency Medicine includes emergency medicine ebooks, videos, interactive self-assessments, images, drug database, curriculum development tools and more.

  • AccessMedicine*

    AccessMedicine includes medical ebooks, videos, interactive self-assessments, diagnostic tests, practice guidelines, drug database, curriculum development tools and more.

  • AccessMedicine – Hematology Oncology Collection*

    AccessMedicine – Hematology Oncology Collection includes hematology oncology ebooks, quick reference, interactive review questions, case studies, calculators, curriculum development tools and more.

  • AccessNeurology*

    AccessNeurology offers a new approach to neurology reference, research, and curricular instruction – all in one place. Updated regularly, this comprehensive online neurology resource covers the entire spectrum of neurology from the basics to specialty-specific content.

  • AccessObGyn*

    AccessObGyn offers a new approach to obstetrics and gynecology reference and research – all in one place. Updated regularly, this comprehensive online ObGyn resource covers the entire spectrum of obstetrics and gynecology

  • AccessPharmacy*

    AccessPharmacy includes pharmacy ebooks, videos, interactive self-assessments, drug therapy cases, practice guidelines, drug database, curriculum development tools and more.

  • AccessPhysiotherapy*

    AccessPhysiotherapy includes physiotherapy ebooks, interactive videos, NPTE review, interactive self-assessments, practice guidelines, drug database, curriculum development tools and more.

  • AccessSurgery*

    AccessSurgery includes surgical ebooks, videos, interactive self-assessments, board review, drug database, curriculum development tools and more.

  • Anatomy.tv*

    Anatomy.tv allows you to explore human anatomy in a 3D interactive model. For access, must view in Chrome, Windows Edge, or Firefox. Internet Explorer or Safari will not work . 

  • AORN Accreditation Assistant for Joint Commission Standards*

    This tool aligns Joint Commission standards with the AORN Guidelines of Ambulatory, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Office-Based Surgery, and Sterile Processing.
    For remote access: Create an account by clicking on Login at the top right of page and then Login or Create an Account

  • AORN eGuidelines+*

    AORN eGuidelines+ is a one-stop online site where hospital, ASC, and health system subscribers can easily access the Guidelines, plus other integrated resources and tools that can help facilities and individuals more effectively implement evidence-based patient care.
    For remote access: Create an account by clicking on Login at the top right of page and then Login or Create an Account

  • APA PsycARTICLES*

    APA PsycARTICLES is a database offering complete access to the full text of more than 80 landmark journals in behavioral science and related fields ranging from education, to nursing, to business, to neuroscience.

  • APA PsycBOOKS*

    APA PsycBOOKS is a full-text database that provides electronic access to thousands of scholarly and professional titles published by APA, including recent titles in psychological and behavioral science, plus a substantial backfile of classic and historic works.

  • APA PsycINFO*

    APA PsycINFO is an expansive abstracting and indexing database with more than 3 million records devoted to peer-reviewed literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health, making it an ideal discovery and linking tool for scholarly research in a host of disciplines.

  • APIC Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology*

    APIC is the most comprehensive reference for infection prevention and control. The Text covers everything from infection control program elements to best practices to prevention measures for specific patient populations and practice settings

  • Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation* (AAMI) Standards

    AAMI Standards provide international standards, recommended practices, technical information reports, and other resources covering sterilization, dialysis, biological evaluation of medical devices, quality systems, and medical equipment.
    Access is restricted to certain individuals. If you need a standard, contact your local Biomedical Engineer. If you do not know the name of your local Biomedical Engineer, contact the Library Network Office.

  • Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination*

    Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for the (Advanced) Assessment or Introduction to Clinical Medicine course. The site features more than 8 hours of video content. Students and faculty in medical, nursing, and related programs will appreciate the careful attention to clinical accuracy, as well as the range of patient types profiled in the series.

  • CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) Manuals

    CARF serves as the preeminent standards-setting and accrediting body for rehabilitation programs and services.
    No remote access via Athens - Available only at a VA facility

  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text*

    CINAHL Plus with Full-Text is a database of nursing journals and publications from the NLN and ANA. Subject coverage includes nursing, biomedicine, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.

  • ClinicalKey*

    This clinical search engine includes access to full text books, journals, guidelines and multimedia. Contains Elsevier published content of 521 journals, 900+ clinical texts, procedure videos and much more. Clinical Key includes Procedures Consult.

  • ClinicalKey for Nursing*

    ClinicalKey for Nursing offers drug information, patient education, professional journals, reference ebooks, current news, clinical practice, evidence-based content and care planning tools.

  • Clinical Skills and Preceptor Course*

    Clinical Skills provides evidence-based skills and procedures for nurses. The Preceptor Course is integrated into Clinical Skills.


  • Evidence Analysis Library (EAL)

    Evidence Analysis Library (EAL) contains research on nutrition, nutrients, and foods used to promote health throughout the human life cycle, including evidence-based nutrition guidelines to treat diseases and conditions. Use together with the Nutrition Care Manual (NCM).

  • Exam Master PA*

    ExamMaster PANCE/PANRE offers practice exams, questions and explanations to help prepare for the Physician Assistant board review. NOTE: Accounts are only available to individuals whose PA Certification test date is within 12 months. Request an Account

  • Health Business Elite*

    Health Business Elite provides comprehensive fulltext journal content detailing all aspects of health care administration and other non-clinical aspects of health care institution management.

  • Health Policy Reference Center*

    Health Policy Reference Center is a full-text research database providing full-text publications and journal articles covering all aspects of health policy.

  • HeinOnline

    HeinOnline is a legal research collection that features full-text searching of laws and regulations, case law, treaties and agreements, scholarly legal and criminal justice periodicals, and related materials.

  • Joanna Briggs Institute Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Database

    The Joanna Briggs Institute EBP database is a comprehensive range of resources including evidence summaries, evidence-based recommended practices, best practice information sheets, systematic reviews, consumer information sheets, systematic review protocols, and technical reports

  • Joint Commission Manual E-dition

    Joint Commission E-dition provides all standards and requirements for Joint Commission accreditation and certification programs.
    No remote access via Athens - Available only at a VA facility

  • Lexicomp Online for Dentistry*

    Lexicomp Online for Dentistry provides dental-specific pharmacology information and drug interaction analysis tools.

  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)*

    LISTA is a citation database covering librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

  • McGraw-Hill Medical*

    McGraw-Hill Medical allows you to search across all 6 Access databases at once. The Access databases include AccessMedicine, AccessAnesthesiology, AccessEmergency Medicine, AccessMedicine – Hematology Oncology Collection, AccessNeurology, AccessObGyn, AccessPharmacy, AccessPhysiotherapy, AccessSurgery.

  • Medline (Ovid)*

    Medline (Ovid) covers the international literature on biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information science as they relate to medicine and health care.

  • Natural Medicines*

    Natural Medicines (formerly Natural Standard and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database) provides information about dietary supplements and alternative therapies, including supplements safety, benefits, side effects, drug interactions and more.
    For remote access: Register for a CE ID on the sign-up page.

  • NEJM LibraryHub*

    NEJM LibraryHub is your source for ideas, information, and tools that enable you and your institution to make full use of the rich content and multimedia available with your site license. Learn how other librarians are using NEJM Group products to support research, clinical learning, and teaching.

  • NEJM Resident 360*

    NEJM Resident 360 is a website and discussion platform for residents featuring rotation prep materials, educational and interactive tools, and a Resident Lounge with professional growth and discussion opportunities.
    To participate in discussion forums you will need to create a free NEJM Resident 360 account.

  • Nutrition Care Manual*

    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Nutrition Care Manual (NCM) is a diet and professional practice manual, featuring evidence-based nutrition care information for 100+ diseases, conditions and topics. Included are patient education handouts, meal plans and calculators.
    For remote access: Email Library Network Office to request a username and password. Note: Use Google Chrome to access NCM, certain functions do not work when using Internet Explorer

  • oneSOURCE Document Site*

    oneSOURCE offers manufacturers’ instructions for processing of surgical instruments and devices. Onesource databases includes: Surgical Instruments & Equipment IFUs, Tissue & Implants IFUs for biologic and non-biologic tissue products, Biomedical Service Manuals & Documentation, Facilities Maintenance Service manuals, and Dental IFUs and SDS/MSDS sheets for reusable dental instruments, equipment and consumables.
    For VPN or remote access or if you are having access problems: Email Library Network Office to request a username and password.

  • Open Dissertations*

    EBSCO Open Dissertations now includes the content from American Doctoral Dissertations. It is a free database with records for more than 800,000 electronic theses and dissertations from around the world.

  • OvidMD*

    OvidMD is a clinical, evidence-based tool that combines content from UpToDate, MEDLINE, and Ovid journals. Quickly access current journal research, evidence–based guidelines, and ebooks with full-text links.

  • PsycARTICLES

    See APA PsycARTICLES

  • PsycBOOKS

    See APA PsycBOOKS

  • PsychiatryOnline*

    PsychiatryOnline is a web-based research portal from the American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. providing online access to major print reference materials and journals in the area of psychiatry. Included are the DSM® Library featuring the popular Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - DSM-5®, and the American Journal of Psychiatry.

  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection*

    Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. This is the world's largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals.

  • PsycINFO

    See PsycINFO

  • PTSDpubs (formerly PILOTS)

    The PTSDpubs Database (formerly PILOTS) is an extensive PTSD resource produced by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs although it is not limited to literature on PTSD among Veterans.

  • PubMed*

    PubMed contains citations and abstracts for biomedical literature, including MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

  • Reprotox*

    Reprotox contains summaries on the effects of medications, chemicals, infections, and physical agents on pregnancy, reproduction, and development.
    For remote access: Register for an account at the login page

  • Sage Video – Counseling and Psychotherapy Collection*

    Counseling and Psychotherapy Collection contains research-oriented videos within the social science of Counseling and Psychotherapy. This collection includes a breadth of video types and lengths to support users such as case studies, tutorials, interviews with leading researchers, documentaries, footage of real-life professional contexts, quick reference definitions, and more. PDF with more information

  • Sage Video – Psychology Collection*

    Psychology Collection contains research-oriented videos within the social science of Psychology. This collection includes a breadth of video types and lengths to support users such as case studies, tutorials, interviews with leading researchers, documentaries, footage of real-life professional contexts, quick reference definitions, and more. PDF with more information

  • Sanford Guide Web Edition*

    Focused, evidence-based treatment recommendations for bacterial, fungal, mycobacterial, parasitic and viral infections with comprehensive anti-infective drug information, immunization recommendations, prophylactic antimicrobial therapy and comparative tabular data. Fully searchable content and browse-able disease topic outlines, updated regularly.
    For remote access: While off the VA network visit https://dva.sanfordguide.com click the "Register" option next to "Login" and complete the registration form using a valid va.gov email address.

  • Skillsoft Books*

    Skillsoft Books (formerly Books 24x7) includes thousands of text books, as well as audio books, which can be viewed online or downloaded for later use. A free account is required or you can access via TMS.

  • Sports Nutrition Care Manual*

    Sports Nutrition Care Manual (SNCM) contains research-based nutrition information written by authors who are Board Certified as Specialists in Sports Dietetics (CSSDs) from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. SNCM is authored by the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (DPG) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
    For remote access: Email Library Network Office to request a username and password. Note: Use Google Chrome to access SNCM, certain functions do not work when using Internet Explorer

  • STATdx*

    STATdx is a point-of-care diagnostic decision support system for radiologists.

  • UpToDate (use if on the VA computer network)

    UpToDate is a guided evidence-based, clinical decision-making solution with dynamic and interactive algorithms as well as lab monographs. UpToDate Pathways is comprised of interactive algorithms that provide clinical recommendations tailored to each patient, and address common, chronic, and sometimes complex conditions with multiple management, diagnoses, or treatment options. UpToDate Lab Interpretation contains monographs and algorithms that guide you to more quickly and accurately interpret and decide on next steps for lab results out of the normal range.
    For remote access use https://www.uptodate.com with your UTD username/password. Tip Sheet for CME/Remote Access Registration

  • USP-NF*

    USP–NF is a combination of two compendia, the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and the National Formulary (NF). Monographs for drug substances, dosage forms, and compounded preparations are featured in the USP. Monographs for dietary supplements and ingredients appear in a separate section of the USP. Excipient monographs are in the NF.
    Individual accounts must be created to access the USP-NF. Please see the instructions to create an account.

  • VA/DOD Clinical Practice Guidelines*

    Recommendations for the performance or exclusion of specific procedures or services derived through a rigorous methodological approach.

  • VisualDX*

    VisualDx is an visual-based differential diagnosis tool designed for the point of care. Search by disease or quickly build a differential based on chief complaint, medication, or travel finding. Includes more than 40,000 images and 2,700 diseases across general medicine. The national subscription now includes DermExpert which allows a clinician to take a photo of a skin condition and immediately analyze the patient’s skin lesion type to assist in making an accurate diagnosis at the point of care.

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