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Electronic Resources for SHS Staff

There are many electronic resources provided through the libraries of Samaritan Health Services. There are Databases, Textbooks, and Journals.

We have chosen to spotlight just a few which you will find listed here.

ClinicalKey:ClinicalKey offers full-text articles and diagnostic materials in a database format (examples of journals: American Heart Journal, The American Journal of Cardiology, American Journal of Medicine, Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, Clinics in Laboratory Medicine, Clinics in Liver Disease). Click here to request a password, contact Library Staff in Outlook in the SHS email system, or drop by the library. ClinicalKey can also be accessed in the library or remotely via the Internet.

Gale Databases: There are over 42 databases from Gale available to our library. We have selected just a few of the many Gale Databases for you to begin your search. You'll find them below:

  • Academic OneFile: One of the premier sources for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. By following the above link you will begin your search in the complete Academic OneFile. Click here to immediately narrow your search to Academic OneFile-Medicine or look in Related Subjects to find a more specific medical subject area to begin your research.

  • Health Reference Center Academic: This is another of the many Gale databases we provide. It is a multi-source database providing access to full-text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources that offer reliable health information to researchers, including nursing and allied health students.

  • Nursing & Allied Health Collection: Nursing and allied health professionals will find millions of articles found in over 1,100 journals. In this database you'll find many of the titles cited in CINAHL. This as with many of the Gale databases provides full-text coverage of many journals.

Library staff also has access to various databases and other online resources that enable us to supply SHS staff with articles and other material on virtually any health care-related topic. To request info, click here.

Books and print copies of journals

We have a selection of basic texts in the primary disciplines of medicine (e.g. surgery, internal medicine, nursing, neurology) for check out and in-library use only. The library also has hard copies on its shelves of many core medical journals going back ten years or more in some cases. This is a particularly useful resource for health science students writing papers on standard treatments. We can also obtain via interlibrary loans books and occasionally audiovisual materials that we do not own. Please feel free to inquire about items you need for work or study.

Services for the Public

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.


Considered a goldmine of good health 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.

If you are looking for authoritative, reliable heath information on the Internet, a good place to begin would be MedlinePlus


A service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), to date, it includes over 19 million citations for biomedical literature dating back through the 1950's. The citations are from MEDLINE and other life sciences journals. PubMed also includes links to many publisher sites providing full text articles and other related resources.

SHS Consumer Health Bookstore

The Murray Memorial Library also features a small consumer health bookstore from which the general public and SHS staff can purchase books and other materials on general health topics. (diabetes, cookbooks for certain medical conditions, guidebooks to specific conditions such as multiple sclerosis or chronic kidney disease).

The bookstore is open Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Still have questions? Click here to contact us. We are ready to assist you with your health information needs!

Page Last Updated: June 4, 2015