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How to Use 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.
Or, ask us to research a question for you. We will send the results by email or postal mail. For free. Click here for REQUEST FORM
Subscription Databases for Patients & Families
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
Helpful consumer information in over 31 languages covering thousands of health topics in popular journals.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
ToxNet for Toxicology, Environmental Health, Drugs & Breastfeeding
US National Library of Medicine Database for public toxicology information from household products to drugs and lactation and more.
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.
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