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Access Medicine Full text of important electronic core titles in clinical medicine and basic sciences. Including Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine and Hurst’s the Heart.
Access Surgery Dozens of core surgical titles, thousands of images and multimedia
ACP Smart Medicine & AHFS DI® Essentials™OVERVIEW(StatRef)

Smart Medicine is a Web-based decision-support tool designed for rapid point-of-care delivery of up-to-date, evidence-based guidance for clinicians.
AHFS DI® Essentials™ is designed to offer health professionals easy access to knowledge that is critical at the point of care. Essentials™ monographs draw on the meticulously evidence-based guidelines in the full AHFS DI® database, distilling for the health professional the essential information on prescription and key over-the-counter (OTC) drugs in an easy-to-use, highly structured outline format.

Alt HealthWatch          (view tutorial) Indexes full-text articles for 180 journals, as well as pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts on complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.
BestPractice Best Practice is a completely new concept for information delivered at the point of care. In a single source we have combined the latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion – presented in a step-by-step approach, covering prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Best Practice provides a second opinion in an instant, without the need for checking multiple resources. Its unique patient-focused approach represents a major new advancement in information delivery at the point of care.
BMJ Case Reports  

BMJ Case Reports is an important educational resource offering a high volume of cases in all disciplines so that healthcare professionals, researchers and others can easily find clinically important information on common and rare conditions. All articles are peer reviewed and copy edited before publication. BMJ Case Reports is not an edition or supplement of the BMJ.

CINAHL/OVID            (view tutorial)

Literature in nursing and allied health.
CINAH/EBSCO The CINAHL® database covers the nursing and allied health literature from 1982 to the present.  It indexes 2,593 English language journals in nursing and allied health disciplines.

Point-of-care resource for quick answers to clinical questions. Integrated with Medline (1996-present), CINAHL, books, and Cnational and Baystate practice guidelines.


 A fast and comprehensive information tool, Clinical Key includes evidence ratings and full text access to hundreds of Elsevier journals, eBooks, medical procedures, videos, images and much more. Clinical Key smart content provides fast discovery of the most relevant results by using a proprietary medical taxonomy called EMMeT (Elsevier Merged Medical Taxonomy). Baystate staff may set-up a free personal account to download PDFs of all full-text content and also earn CME credit.

CareNotes CareNotes™ provides your patients with complete, easy-to-understand information about all aspects of their care, medications, and health In English or Spanish
Cochrane Library (OVID) Includes Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Cochrane Methodology Register, Health Technology Assessment database (HTA), and NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED).
Consumer Health Complete™ Consumer-oriented content to support patients' information needs. Full text of some popular consumer health magazines.
Control of Communicable Diseases Manual

 Control of Communicable Diseases Manual (CCDM) for Mobile + Web, the most widely-recognized and authoritative reference for public health workers, delivers up-to-date information on identifying, managing, and preventing infectious diseases.


Today's healthcare professionals are seeing a growing number of patients with diverse cultural backgrounds, and understanding their particular needs is critical. The more you know about someone's healthcare beliefs or practices, the more your care and treatment plans can be designed for the best health outcomes possible: Those which take into account your patients’ world view.  CultureVision™ is the first comprehensive, user-friendly database that gives healthcare professionals access to culturally competent patient care.

DOAJ Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages
EBM Databases List of evidence-based medicine (EBM) databases.
ERIC Provides free access (1066-present)to more than 1.2 million of journal articles (some full-text) and other education-related materials. ERIC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education , Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
FOUNDATION CENTER ONLINE Foundation Center Online is a single-user database available at the Library thanks to the Sponsored Programs Administration. FDO provides current, comprehensive information on U.S. grantmakers and their grants, including fields of interest, geographic focus, types of support, financial data, and application information. Use is by appointment only. Call Loretta Grikis, 794-1894 to schedule an appointment
FreeBooks4Doctors Over the next years, many textbooks will be available online, free and in full-text. The unrestricted access to scientific knowledge will have a major impact on medical practice
GALE DATABASES  Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide
GFMER Free Medical Journals Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research
Health Business      (view tutorial)

Provides journal content detailing aspects of health care administration and other non-clinical aspects of health care institution management.

Health Source - Consumer Edition   (view tutorial)

Provides information oh health topics for the general public. Access to nearly 80 full-text consumer health magazines.

e-Medicine (view demo) eMedicine Clinical Knowledge Base contains articles on 7,000 diseases and disorders. The evidence-based content, updated regularly, provides the latest practice guidelines in 59 medical specialties. eMedicine's professional content undergoes 4 levels of physician peer review. Largest online repository of medical education credits for physicians and nurses.
MDConsult Especially useful for 56 full-text ebooks (latest editions), and complete full-text of the Clinics of North America journals.  PDFs are available for all articles from 2002-present.
Medknow Medknow Publications is a publisher for peer-reviewed, online/print+online journals in the area of STM. Medknow is the largest open access publisher publishing on behalf of learned societies and associations.

The gold standard for drug information.  Contains drug monographs, evaluations, dosages, interactions, product identification, reproductive risks, toxicity management, calculators, monograms, and extensive references.

National Academy Press - free online books The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and health, capturing the most authoritative views on important issues in science and health policy
Natural Medicines Founded by clinicians and researchers to provide high quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies. This international multidisciplinary collaboration now includes contributors from more than 100 eminent academic institutions.
NeoFax NeoFax is designed to help clinicians accurately prescribe, calculate, formulate, and administer essential drugs and parenteral nutrition solutions for infants. By providing complete neonatal drug information covering more than 160 substances, NeoFax helps reduce medication errors and decreases time spent ordering and compounding.
OvidSP(formerly Medline Ovid) OVIDSP search function to Medline database.   More powerful and customizable search capabilities than PubMed, with links to Baystate full-text holdings when accessed from Library website.
PsycINFO One of the most comprehensive databases covering psychology related literature from 1987 to the present. Every month it updates almost two thousand journals, chapters, books and other material in over 35 languages.  PsycINFO covers the professional and academic literature in psychology and all behavioral aspects of health and biosciences, including: education, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, physiology, psychiatry, and sociology.  Has over 1.8 million individual records, and includes abstracts from Psychological Abstracts back to 1927 and the American Journal of Psychology back to the first issues.
PsychiatryOnline PsychiatryOnline is a powerful web-based portal that features DSM-IV-TR®—the most widely used psychiatric reference in the world—and The American Journal of Psychiatry as the cornerstones of an unsurpassed collection of psychiatric references from American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., the most trusted and respected name in psychiatric publishing.
Public Library of Science A nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization. Everything that is published is open-access - freely available online for anyone to use. Sharing research encourages progress, from protecting the biodiversity of our planet to finding more effective treatments for diseases such as cancer.

PubMed                              (view tutorial)

MEDLINE® is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's® (NLM) premier bibliographic database that contains over 16 million references to scholarly biomedical journal articles from 1950 to the present, updated daily.  Citations are from approximately 5,000 journals in 37 languages, and are linked to free full-text, and/or Baystate full-text holdings when accessed from Library website. “Related articles” feature is especially effective.
Red Book ®Online American Academy of Pediatrics comprehensive source for current information on immunizations, summaries of infectious diseases, care recommendations, antimicrobial therapy and more

Rehabilitation Reference Center

Content in RRC includes more than 350 Clinical Reviews, more than 150 research instruments, information from AHFS on over 11,700 drugs and their manufacturers, more than 9,800 exercise images, key reference handbooks, guidelines from the National Guidelines Clearinghouse, nearly 1,500 relevant patient education topics in both English & Spanish, and news and clinical updates.
Rosai and Ackerman’s Surgical Pathology 10th edition Comprehensive coverage reviews clinical presentation, microscopic features, differential diagnosis, etc. of virtually every pathologic entity. From Expert consult with over 3,300 illustrations and images, and includes diagnostic guidelines.

SCOPUS                            (view tutorial)

Searches Medline, but use PubMed or OvidSP for better precision.  Best for citation information and tracking, as well as conference reports and papers not indexed in Medline. 33 million records.  Integrated web searching and patent searching by Scirus.
STATRef Search individual clinical titles or all at once for dozens of medical texts, such as DSM IV-TR, Merck Manual, ACP PIER, Davis’ Drug guide for nurses and more.
TOXNET Produced by National Library of Medicine, Division of Specialized Information Services,Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program.  Cluster of searchable databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals and incidents, toxic releases into the environment, and household products.
UpToDate                              (view tutorial) Signed and regularly updated topic reviews of published evidence synthesized by clinical experts. The content is current, peer reviewed, and fully referenced.  Covers both diagnosis and treatment.
uCentral (Unbound Medicine)  Unbound Medicine’s mobile + web application used to deliver answers to your clinical questions at the point of need. uCentral brings clinical references and journal literature to you where you need it - on your smartphone, tablet, and on the web
WorldCat Search library collections around the world for books, articles, and digital items through WorldCat’s global network of library content. Locate an item in a library near you. Resources are available in many languages.
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