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Electronic Resources for SHS Staff

Databases, Textbooks, and Journals are available through the SHS Library.

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. Remote access from outside SHS may be setup using the 'Register' link on the ClinicalKey website and your Samaritan email.

Essential Evidence Plus

Over 13,000 topics, guidelines, abstracts, tools, images, and summaries covering the most common conditions, diseases, and procedures.

Essential Evidence Plus includes the following:

  • Essential Evidence Topics - Your point of entry into Essential Evidence Plus.
  • Cochrane Systematic Reviews - The gold standard for evidence-based medicine.
  • POEMs Research Summaries - POEMs (“Patient-Oriented Evidence that Matters”) Research Summaries are synopses of new evidence filtered for relevance to patient care and evaluated for validity.
  • Decision Support Tools - Calculators to support clinical decision making by offering risk and probability assessments.
  • History & Physical Exam Calculators - More than 1,500 calculators to determine the likelihood of a patient having a disease based on information gathered during a history and physical evaluation.
  • Diagnostic Test Calculators - 2,000 Diagnostic Test Calculators help clinicians choose the best diagnostic test and interpret test results.


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.”

Cochrane Library

Includes the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

Services for the Public


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

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.

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

Page Last Updated: August 30, 2019