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How to Use Internet & Subscription Databases
These databases are available by subscription only. Baystate Health employees have access through the intranet at Baystate Health.
Patients & families: To search a topic for yourself, please arrange to come into the Library & Knowledge Services. Call us at (413) 794-1865.
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Internet and Subscription Resources
Access Medicine: Patient Education Handouts
Ask for Library assistance to access hundreds of patient and consumer information covering hundreds of popular health topics and in multiple languages
BMJ Best Practice: Patient Leaflets
Access hundreds of patient education leaflets on consumer health topics or listed by medical specialty.
Clinical Key for Nursing: Patient Education Handouts
Browse hundreds of consumer health leaflets in multiple languages or filter by specialty or authoring organization.
Clinical Key Patient Education
Browse hundreds of consumer health topics in multiple languages or filter by author organization or by medical specialty.
Consumer Health Complete
Covers all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine. The single most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content, Designed to support the information needs of patients and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.
Consumer Health Reference eBooks
Reference books from educational publishers and university presses covering areas of health and wellness.
CultureVision for Culturally Competent Care
information about general cultural archetypes, and prevalences within cultures. Individual differences occur depending upon a wide variety of influences including level of acculturation, socio-economic status, level of education, religious background, the region one comes from, as well as personal experience and history.
Drugs and Lactation Database (LacMed)
The LactMed® database contains information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. It includes information on the levels of such substances in breast milk and infant blood, and the possible adverse effects in the nursing infant. Suggested therapeutic alternatives to those drugs are provided, where appropriate. All data are derived from the scientific literature and fully referenced. A peer review panel reviews the data to assure scientific validity and currency.
Gale Resources (Education, Boston Globe, New York Times)
A wide variety of popular, multidisciplinary databases including a whole section on Health: 1. Health Reference Center Academic 2. Health & Wellness Resource Center. 3. Nursing & Allied Health Collection, and 4. Physical therapy & Sports Medicine. Includes major news sources provided through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and by the Massachusetts Library System.
Lexicomp Online: Patient Education Databases
Comprehensive medication information and general information on conditions and procedures. Get reliable information in multiple languages available in 3 broad categories: Diseases & Procedure, Adult Medication and, Pediatric Medication
Medical Library Association Consumer/Patient Resources
The Medical Library Association (MLA) is a global, nonprofit educational organization, with a membership of more than 400 institutions and 3,000 professionals in the health information field. Since 1898, MLA has fostered excellence in the professional practice and leadership of health sciences library and information professionals to enhance health care, education, and research throughout the world. MLA educates health information professionals, supports health information research, promotes access to the world’s health sciences information, and works to ensure that the best health information is available to all.
Natural Medicines for Integrative Therapies
Most authoritative source on dietary supplements, natural and complementary and alternative integrative medicine. Multiple databases covering: Food, Herbs & Supplements; Health & Wellness; Sports Medicine; Comparative Effectiveness; Manufacturers; Commercial Products and more. Find out when natural supplements are incompatible or even toxic with medicines.
Psychiatry Online for Patients & Families (Contact the Health Sciences Library firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance)
Mental health related literature for patients and families. Lists popular book titles and more in the field of psychology and mental function.
Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Source
A reference database for rehabilitation clinicians and offering full-text sports medicine and rehabilitation journals, books, trade publications and magazines. Topics include orthopedics, physiology, nutrition, sports exercise and physical therapy
Rehabilitation Reference Center Patient Education
Over 1,500 evidence-based patient handouts, plus Spanish language versions for most all handouts. Easy to read content and user friendly formatting. Thousands of detailed medical illustrations. Custom print to add personalized care notes.
UpToDate Patient Information
Choose a category then browse consumer health topics in either basic format or more detailed and in-depth for those who seek additional information. In English and in Spanish. Includes topic outlines, graphics and illustrations, and related topics. written by UpToDate physicians and editors at elementary grade level or more advanced.
Internet and Subscription Resources: Ask Library Staff to Assist
Resources Including Other Languages