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Samaritan Library Gateway

Welcome to Samaritan Health Services' Medical Library Gateway. Here you will find a wealth of information at your fingertips with just a click of the mouse; all in support of our organization's mission of “building healthier communities together.”

The mission of the hospital-sponsored web portal is to support the clinical management, research, and educational information needs within our network of Oregon hospitals, physicians and senior care facilities serving the needs of the people in the mid-Willamette Valley and the Central Oregon Coast.

As you use our website and find it useful, please link to us so that others may benefit.

It is our belief that empowered people can better manage personal health with access to a wide range of comprehensive, authoritative, trusted health information. Information presented does not necessarily represent or imply approval or recommendation by Samaritan Health Services, your doctor, or other health care provider.

While we are here to assist you in finding information, only your health care professional is qualified to give you a medical opinion. Use this information as a communication conduit between you and your clinician.

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ClinicalKey has Patient Education too!

Did you know when looking for Patient Information Handouts, ClinicalKey may be a good place to begin? From the ClinicalKey homepage, click on the word More and find more resources one of which is Patient Education.

Both the Online Textbooks and Online Journals pages provided on our website are continually updated to reflect additions and changes in ClinicalKey. All journals that we have access to in ClinicalKey are continually updated in the PubMed database as they are added.

We continue to offer AccessMedicine which contains upwards of 90 textbooks in full text. Essential Evidence Plus continues to offer the Cochrane Systematic Reviews, Clinical Practice Guidelines, and Evidence-based Medicine as the cornerstones of this robust collection of databases.

Access to all resources is available when on the SHS Intranet and most available remotely when offsite. If interested, please email library staff and we'll get the process started.

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