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  • Academic Search Premier (EBSCO): This multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for more than 4,600 journals, including nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals. This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more. Access to this resource is provided by INSPIRE the Indiana's Online Library.

  • AHRQ: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - The lead Federal agency charged with improving the safety and quality of America's health care system. AHRQ develops the knowledge, tools, and data needed to improve the health care system and help Americans, health care professionals, and policymakers make informed health decisions.

  • Alt HealthWatch (EBSCO): alternative health research database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Alt HealthWatch provides the latest information and materials for the evolving practice of holistic medicine and therapies, with in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas. Access to this resource is provided by INSPIRE the Indiana's Online Library.

  • Aphasiology Archive: This database is a repository of papers presented at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference (CAC). Since 1971, the Clinical Aphasiology Conference has provided an important forum for the exchange of information related to diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of persons with communication impairments - primarily those of aphasia but also including a restricted range of related disorders. This site is maintained by the University of Pittsburgh.

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  • BMJ Evidence Based Nursing : Published quarterly, the purpose of Evidence-Based Nursing is to select from the health related literature research studies and reviews that report important advances relevant to best nursing practice. Content is commissioned only

  • Books@Ovid: The Library has purchased 24 full-text books which are available via the Ovid platform. They include the Joanna Briggs Nursing Research Series and the AWHONN's Perinatal Nursing.

  • Briggs Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation (UpToDate Lexidrug): An A-Z listing of drugs by generic name. Each monograph summarizes the known and/or possible effects of the drug on the fetus. It also summarizes the known/possible passage of the drug into the human breast milk.A careful and exhaustive summarization of the world literature as it relates to drugs in pregnancy and lactation. Each monograph contains six parts: Generic US name, pharmacologic class, risk factor, fetal risk summary, breast feeding summary and references.

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  • Dermis IS - DermIS.net is the largest dermatology information service available on the internet. It offers elaborate image atlases (DOIA and PeDOIA) complete with diagnoses and differential diagnoses, case reports and additional information on almost all skin diseases. Terms of Use Information.

  • Dietary Supplements Labels Database (Gov): The Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD) includes full label derived information from dietary supplement products marketed in the U.S. with a Web-based user interface that provides ready access to label information. It was developed to serve the research community and as a resource for health care providers and the public.

  • Disaster Information Management Research Center (Gov) : Develops and provides access to health information resources and technology for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

  • Drug Databases at IU Health

  • Drug Information Portal (Gov): The NLM Drug Information Portal gives users a gateway to selected drug information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and other key U.S. Government agencies.  A search box allows searches to many of these resources simultaneously.  More than 49,000 drugs can be searched using this facility.  The portal covers drugs from the time they are entered into clinical trials (Clinicaltrials.gov) through their entry in the U.S. market place (Drugs@FDA).

  • Drugs@FDA (Gov): Drugs@FDA includes most of the drug products approved since 1939. The majority of patient information, labels, approval letters, reviews, and other information are available for drug products approved since 1998.

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  • EBMcalc Complete Edition: EBMcalc is a unique computerized medical reference and tool set, it encompasses a wide array of pertinent medical formulae, clinical criteria sets and decision tree analysis tools.

  • EBSCO eBook Collection

  • EBSCO Management Collection: This database contains full text articles from nearly 1,200 quality magazines and journals. The collection of titles includes top management journals such as Academy of Management Executive, California Management Review Fortune, Money and Harvard Business Review as well as trade publications such as American Demographics, Chemical Week, Electronic Business and Restaurant Hospitality. In addition, this database also includes detailed company profiles for the world's 10,000 largest companies. Many full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1984.

  • Evidence Aid: Evidence Aid, along with partners (including the International Rescue Committee (USA) and Cochrane), assess published systematic reviews and identify those that are relevant to natural disasters, humanitarian crises or major healthcare emergencies, that include health outcomes. There are eight disaster-specific Special Collections. Three are available through the Cochrane Library for Burns, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Flooding and Poor Water Sanitation. Four Special Collections are available directly from the Evidence Aid website – Windstorms, Earthquakes, Ebola, The Health of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Europe and Zika. Some summaries are available in other languages.

  • Evidence Based Nursing (BMJ): Published quarterly, the purpose of Evidence-Based Nursing is to select from the health related literature research studies and reviews that report important advances relevant to best nursing practice. Content is commissioned only

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  • Health.gov (gov): Portal to the websites of a number of multi-agency health initiatives and activities of the US Department of Health and Human Services and other federal departments and agencies.

  • Health & Human Services Special Services Databases (Gov): (SIS) produces information resources covering toxicology, environmental health, HIV/AIDS, outreach to underserved and special populations, HIV/AIDS, drugs and household products, and disaster/emergency preparedness and response.

  • Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module (Gale): Provides integrated access to medical, statistical, health, and related information. Contains up-to-date reference material as well as full-text magazines, journals, and pamphlets from a wide variety of authoritative medical sources, all of which is reviewed by medical experts. Includes Healthology, which provides health and medical video content and physician-authored articles. In partnership with HealthDay, also brings you the latest reporting and top headlines from Consumer Health News. Access to this resource is provided by INSPIRE the Indiana's Online Library.

  • Health Business Full-text (EBSCO):This database provides full text coverage of nearly 140 well-known administrative journals such as H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks, Health Management Technology, Modern Healthcare, and many others

  • Health Policy Reference Center (EBSCO): This comprehensive full-text database is designed to support the creation, implementation, or study of health policy and the health care system. This collection offers full-text coverage of information relevant to many areas integral to health policy, including: access, administration, economics, planning, reform, insurance, law, research, ethics, public health, and social medicine. The database features coverage of more than 300 full-text titles and indexing for more than 375 publications.

  • Health Services/Technology Assessment Text (HSTAT) (NLM): Access to full-text documents useful in health care decision-making: clinical practice guidelines, quick reference guides, evidence reports, technology assessments, and research protocols.

  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO): Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides researchers, allied health professionals, nurses and medical educators with access to full-text scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines. It provides indexing, abstracts and full-text for hundreds of nursing and allied health journals, many of which are peer-reviewed. Access to this resource is provided by INSPIRE the Indiana's Online Library.

  • HealthStar (OVID): HealthSTAR is comprised of data from the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) MEDLINE. It contains citations to the published literature on health services, technology, administration, and research. It focuses on both the clinical and non-clinical aspects of health care delivery. The following topics are included: evaluation of patient outcomes; effectiveness of procedures, programs, products, services and processes; administration and planning of health facilities, services and manpower; health insurance; health policy; health services research; health economics and financial management; laws and regulation; personnel administration; quality assurance; licensure; and accreditation.

  • Health Reference Center Academic (GALE): Full-text access to over 12 million articles published since 1980 in nursing and allied health journals. Access to this resource is provided by INSPIRE the Indiana's Online Library.

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  • Joanna Briggs@Ovid: The Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database allows you to search simultaneously, a wide range of summarized and appraised evidence, to inform your practice. This comprehensive range of resources includes over 3,000 records across seven publication types: Evidence Based Recommended Practices, Evidence Summaries, Best Practice Information Sheets, Systematic Reviews, Consumer Information Sheets, Systematic Review Protocols, and Technical Reports. Included in our subscription are 10 tools to help with evidence-based practice implementation. Access JBI ConNECT+ from the University of University of Adelaide, South Australia.

  • Journals@Ovid: The Library has purchased the full-text journals included in Ovid's Lippincott, Wiley and Wilkins Total Collection. A list of the titles included in this collection can be viewed at: http://www.ovid.com/site/catalog/collections/13730.jsp#horizontalTab2

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  • Lippincott Advisor: Lippincott Advisor is an expanding collection of more than 16,000 evidence-based entries and patient teaching handouts that cover: Core Measures, Cultural Perspectives, Diagnostic tests, Diseases, Drug information, Guidelines, Hospital-acquired conditions, Images, Nursing care plans, Patient teaching handouts, References, Sentinel Events, Signs and symptoms and Treatments.

    • Lippincott Health Library (Books): This collection of 33 textbooks with multimedia files ( video and audio, self-assessments, cases, and clinical skills materials)is accessed from the Lippincott Advisor database.

  • Lippincott Procedures: Lippincott Procedures provides real-time access to step-by-step guides for over 1,700 evidence-based procedures and skills for Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Physical Therapy and Non-licensed bedside care providers. Written by clinicians for clinicians, information includes: Competency tests, Complications to consider, Hundreds of video clips, diagrams and full-color images, Patient instructions, Quick lists to follow, Required equipment and Skills checklists.

  • Lippincott Professional Development: The Lippincott Professional Development Collection is an online continuing education system. These online courses maintain compliance with the current national ANCC guidelines and also support the Joint Commission’s accreditation and certification requirements.The Professional Development Collection is purchased by the IU Health Nursing Education Department. Access to all IU Health employees at all locations is via the ELMs Learning Management System.  You must log into ELMs to access these courses. Courses and programs can be found by entering Lippincott in the ELMs search box. There are approximately 400 individual learning modules

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  • MEDLINE (Ovid): Ovid MEDLINE ® 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. Information is indexed from approximately 5,600 journals published world-wide. The link associated with this description covers 1996 to Present with Weekly Update.

  • MEDLINE via PubMed (NLM) with Linkout: MEDLINE contains >20 million references to articles published in >5,500 current biomedical journals from the United States and 80 other countries. This specific link will direct you to IU Health holdings for full-text. PubMed Tutorials.

  • MEDLINE with Full-text (EBSCO): This database provides full-text for 1300+ of the most-used biomedical and health journals indexed in MEDLINE. It covers a wide range of subjects, it is an essential resource for doctors, nurses, health professionals and researchers engaged in clinical care, public health and health policy development.

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  • National Center for Disaster Preparedness: The National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Earth Institute works to understand and improve the nation’s capacity to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. The NCDP provides research and policy analysis in planning for, responding to, and recovering from disasters. Content focuses on the readiness of governmental and non-governmental systems; the complexities of population recovery; the power of community engagement; and the risks of human vulnerability, with a particular focus on children. Research and policy analysis in planning for, responding to, and recovering from disasters.

  • National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (Gov): The Rehabilitation Services Administration’s (RSA) central repository for training resources in vocational rehabilitation. The NCRTM offers the vocational rehabilitation and education communities, grantees, researchers, trainers and practitioners the opportunity to gain visibility for their work, while contributing new knowledge to their specific fields. Use the main search and archived materials to find and disseminate training resources related to curricula, accredited courses, RSA grantee materials and more.

  • NLM National Library of Medicine Databases

  • Natural Medicines (formerly Natural Standard and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database): This database resource provides evidence based information on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary alternative and integrative therapies. Databases in Natural Medicines include: Foods, Herbs & Supplements, Health & Wellness, Comparative Effectiveness and Commercial Products.

  • NHS Evidence National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE): NICE clinical guidelines are recommendations on the appropriate treatment and care of people with specific diseases and conditions within the NHS in England and Wales. They are based on the best available evidence and aim to improve the quality of healthcare by changing the process of healthcare and improving people's chances of getting as well as possible.

  • Nursing@Ovid: This search interface uses the Ovid Nursing Subject Thesaurus - a proprietary controlled vocabulary that meets the specific needs of nursing and allied health professionals. It provides the ability to search across one or all of the following resources: The Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database, Books@Ovid, Ovid Medline, Journals@Ovid Full-text and the Ovid Nursing Database

  • Nursing Resource Center w/ Nursing and Allied Health Collection (Gale): Designed for nursing students, provides disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams in accessible language. Access to this resource is provided by INSPIRE the Indiana's Online Library.

  • Nutrition Reference Center (EBSCO): This evidence-based point-of-care tool that provides nutritionists and dietitians with access to the most current evidence-based information on nutrition best practices.

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  • OTSeeker: OTseeker is a database that contains abstracts of systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials relevant to occupational therapy. Trials have been critically appraised and rated to assist you to evaluate their validity and interpret-ability. These ratings will help you to judge the quality and usefulness of trials for informing clinical interventions. In one database, OTseeker provides you with fast and easy access to trials from a wide range of sources.

  • OVID: Search Medline, Journals@Ovid, Books@Ovid and Ovid Nursing.

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  • Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce (GOV): Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce is a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries which provides timely, convenient access to selected public health resources on the Internet.

  • PDQ (Physician Data Query) National Cancer Institute (Gov): Comprehensive cancer database containing summaries of cancer topics, registry of cancer clinical trials from around the world, directory of professionals who provide genetics services, NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms, and NCI Drug Dictionary.

  • PEDro: A Physiotherapy Evidence Database. PEDro is a free database of over 34,000 randomized trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. For each trial, review or guideline, PEDro provides the citation details, the abstract and a link to the full text, where possible. All trials on PEDro are independently assessed for quality. These quality ratings are used to quickly guide users to trials that are more likely to be valid and to contain sufficient information to guide clinical practice. PEDro is produced by the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy at The George Institute for Global Health.

  • PILOTS (Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress) (GOV): PILOTS from the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is an electronic index to the worldwide literature on PTSD and other mental health consequences of exposure to traumatic events. Unlike other databases, the PILOTS Database does not restrict its coverage to articles appearing in selected journals. It attempts to include all publications relevant to PTSD and other forms of traumatic stress, whatever their origin without disciplinary, linguistic, or geographic limitations. Coverage 1871-present.

  • Professional Development Collection (EBSCO): This full-text database provides access to 480 + journals covering all aspects of education from pre-K to professional enrichment or advancement. Educators, HR Professionals, librarians and education researchers.

  • PROSPERO: An international database of prospectively registered systematic reviews in health and social care, welfare, public health, education, crime, justice, and international development, where there is a health related outcome.

  • PsycBITE: A database cataloging studies of cognitive, behavioral and other treatments for psychological problems and issues occurring as a consequence of acquired brain impairment (ABI). These studies are rated for their methodological quality, evaluating various aspects of scientific rigor.

  • PTNow: The American Physical Therapy Association's evidence-informed clinician portal.

  • PubMed: citations for biomedical literature from . Citations and abstracts from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books include the fields of biomedicine, health, life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering.

    • Bioethics (Gov): The Bioethics Information Resource page provides links to a pre-formulated PubMed search and other resources addressing Bio-ethics.

    • Clinical Queries: A search interface to find citations in the areas of: Clinical Study Categories, Systematic Reviews and Medical Genetics

    • Health: PubMed Health provides information for consumers and clinicians on prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions. It specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports. Clinical effectiveness research finds answers to the question “What works?” in medical and health care.

    • Health Literacy (Gov): The Health Literacy Information Resource page provides links to a pre-formulated PubMed search and other resources addressing Health Literacy information resources.

    • Health Services Research (HSR) Queries (Gov): This page provides specialized PubMed searches on healthcare quality and costs. Results of searches on this page are limited to specific health services research areas such as appropriateness, process assessment, outcomes assessment, costs, economics, qualitative research and quality improvement.

    • Healthy People 2020 (Gov): The National Library of Medicine , National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, have developed structured evidence queries, that search high-quality, peer-reviewed scientific literature to identify research evidence for selected Healthy People 2020 objectives. These one-click strategies search PubMed, a database which provides access to millions of citations from MEDLINE, life science and public health journals, and on-line books.

    • PubMed Nursing Subset: Limits search to the PubMed Nursing Journals

    • PubMed Special Queries: Directory of topic-specific PubMed queries including AIDS, Bioethics, Cancer, Space Life Sciences as well as Clinical Queries along with many other search strategies.

    • MEDLINE®/PubMed® Resources Guide

    • PubMed Help and Tutorials.

  • PUBPDF: Find full text articles from millions of scientific publications.

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  • Red Book: 2018 Committee on Infectious Diseases (AAP): The Red Book is a unique and valuable source of information on infectious diseases and immunizations for practitioners who care for children. This book provides the busy practitioner with current, accurate, and easily accessible information about new vaccines and vaccine recommendations, emerging infectious diseases, new diagnostic modalities, and treatment recommendations. AAP policy statements, clinical reports, and technical reports and recommendations endorsed by the AAP are posted online as they become available during the 3 years between editions of Red Book. Another important resource is the visual library of Red Book Online, which has been updated and expanded to include more images of infectious diseases, examples of classic radiologic and other findings, and recent information on epidemiology of infectious diseases. The mobile version of RedBook can be downloaded from GooglePlay or the App Store.

  • REHABData: This database is produced by the National Rehabilitation Information Center, it is the leading literature database on disability and rehabilitation. The database describes over 80,000 documents covering physical, mental, and psychiatric disabilities, independent living, vocational rehabilitation, special education, assistive technology, law, employment, and other issues as they relate to people with disabilities. The collection spans 1956 to the present.

  • Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Source (EBSCO): provides access to 160+ full-text journals and 40+ full-text books, trade publications and magazines which cover a broad range of rehabilitation and sports medicine topics including orthopedics, physiology, nutrition, sports exercise, physical therapy and more.


  • Social Sciences Full Text (H.W. Wilson)(EBSCO): Social Sciences Full Text provides sources covering a wide array of subjects, including addiction studies, ethics, public welfare, urban studies and more. Covering the latest concepts, theories and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences, this full-text resource provides access to the most important English-language social science journals. Access to this resource is provided by INSPIRE the Indiana's Online Library.

  • speechBite: A database of intervention studies across the scope of speech pathology practice. The database provides ready access to citations and, where possible, abstracts from systematic reviews, randomized controlled trials, non-randomized controlled trials, single-case experimental designs and case series. speechBITE also indexes clinical practice guidelines of relevance to speech pathology practice.

  • Stroke Engine: Stroke Engine can be used to find the most current information about the value of the various interventions used in stroke rehabilitation as well as psychometric and pragmatic properties of assessment tools used in stroke rehabilitation. The content is derived from multiple sources including the Evidence-Based Review of Stroke Rehabilitation (EBRSR) headed by Dr. Teasell in London, Ontario and extensive reviews of databases including MEDLINE, CINAHL, the Cochrane Library, HealthSTAR, Health and Psychosocial Instruments, CANCERLIT and PsycINFO. The goal is to provide best practice information, that is practice that is based on scientific evidence of its effectiveness.


  • Trip Database - This clinical search engine is designed to quickly and easily find high-quality research evidence to support practice and/or care. Content not only includes research evidence but also, e-textbooks, patient information leaflets, educational courses and news all available via one search. A PICO search capability is also available.


  • Up to Date: UpToDate® is an evidence-based decision support resource which covers all internal medicine subspecialties, primary care, ob/gyn, pediatrics, general surgery and more. Features include a Practice Changing Up Dates section highlighting new recommendations and/or updates, a What's New topic area, drug information from UpToDate Lexidrug, calculators and Patient Information. Creating a personal account via the library's Athens system allows the user to participate in the free CME activities and to download UpToDate Mobile from the App Store, GooglePlay or Amazon.


  • Vaccines & Immunizations (Gov): Content provided by the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

  • Vocational and Career Collection (EBSCO): This database provides full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry related periodicals including American Machinist, Pediatric Nursing, Wireless Week, Drug Store News, Reeves Journal, Hotel and Motel Management, Restaurant Business, Advertising Age, and many more. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for over 600 journals. Access to this resource is provided by INSPIRE the Indiana's Online Library.

  • Vocational Studies Premier (EBSCO): This database provides full-text access to 969 journals and publications. It is intended to support the research needs of students enrolled in vocational programs. Subjects Covered are as wide-ranging as: alcohol & drug abuse counseling, audiology, biotechnology, computer & data processing, CAD, cosmetology, electrical technology, fashion design, forensics, graphic arts, health information technology, interior design, law enforcement & criminal justice, paralegal studies, robotics, travel & tourism, veterinary assisting and dozens more equally varied areas of study. Access to this resource is provided by INSPIRE the Indiana's Online Library.

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