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Databases & Electronic Resources for SHS Staff

Databases are listed below. Textbooks, and Journals are also available.

Accessible on or off-campus. Recommended as the first stop to search biomedical and health science journal literature. From the National Library of Medicine (NLM), includes over 30 million citations dating back to the 1950's. Citations from MEDLINE and other life sciences journals.
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  • PubMed Clinical Queries: Enhanced search tools to retrieve targeted results to clinical questions. Search filters to narrow by clinical study categories (Therapy, Diagnosis, Etiology, Prognosis, Clinical Prediction Guides), systematic reviews, and medical genetics.

Full-text books, journals, clinical overviews, guidelines, and more. Journal examples include: American Heart Journal, The American Journal of Cardiology, American Journal of Medicine, Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, Clinics in Laboratory Medicine, Clinics in Liver Disease. Off-site access (outside SHS) may be setup *while on-site* using the 'Register' link on the ClinicalKey website and your Samaritan email.

Essential Evidence Plus
Over 13,000 clinical evidence topics, POEMs research summaries, decision support tools, history and physical calculators, diagnostic test calculators, and Cochrane Systematic Reviews.

APA PsycINFO - Ovid
Abstracts and citations for psychology, mental health, and related behavioral sciences literature. No full-text, but articles may be requested through the SHS library. From the American Psychological Association.

From the American Medical Association. Resources fundamental to the practice of evidence-based medicine (EBM), including study design and “the validity, importance, and applicability of claims about the assessment of health problems and the outcomes of health care.”

Natural Medicines (Formerly Natural Standard) Provides comprehensive information on vitamins, herbs, minerals, non-herbal supplements, naturally sourced chemical compounds, and foods. Includes an Interaction Checker, and tools for adverse events, nutrient depletion, effectiveness, and more.

Cochrane Library
Includes the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

Services for the Public


High quality, non-commercial information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine. MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 750 diseases and conditions.

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

If you have a Corvallis-Benton County Public Library card (available to you if you live and/or work in Benton County), you can access its wealth of electronic resources.

This local community resource offers resources where you can download full-text articles, sign up for email alerts of new issues of journals in your field of interest, and check the availability of items in their catalog.

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Page Last Updated: August 30, 2019