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  • Bates' Physical Assessment videos (5th ed.)
    Bates’ Physical Assessment Videos (subscription excludes OSCE’s videos) is a collection of instructional streaming videos that facilitate learning of physical assessment procedures by students in healthcare fields. The eighteen 25-minute modules in the Bates’ collection are composed of series’ of shorter videos, and range in coverage from a general physical examination to the more targeted procedures for examining specific organs and systems.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs - Wiley)
    Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs) provide a readable, digestible, clinically focused entry point to rigorous research from Cochrane systematic reviews. They are designed to be actionable and to inform decision making at the point of care. Each Cochrane Clinical Answer contains a clinical question, a short answer, and an opportunity to ‘drill down’ to the evidence from relevant Cochrane reviews.
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  • CPS Full Access (formerly RxTx)
    CPS Full Access is an easily searchable tool that includes the electronic versions of the Canadian Pharmaceutical Association’s annual Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties and the content from their Therapeutic Choices. These resources provide a thorough and centralized overview of many drugs, drug therapy and clinical tools.
    718 simultaneous users (as of Feb 2020)
  • Dictionary of nursing, A
    "Written by nursing and medical specialists, the dictionary provides comprehensive and authoritative coverage of the ever-expanding vocabulary of the nursing professions. In addition to specifically nursing terms, there are many entries in the fields of medicine, surgery, anatomy, physiology, psychiatry, nutrition, and pharmacology (including new drugs recently introduced into clinical practice). Accident and emergency, trauma, public health medicine, and theory and practice of nursing are all covered."
    5 simultaneous users.
  • Diseases: A Nursing Process Approach to Excellent Care
    Books@OVID consists of the latest editions of the following Nursing reference textbooks: Diseases, Handbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Handbook of Pathophysiology, Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests, Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice, Lippincott's Nursing Drug Guide, Nurses' Guide to Clinical Procedures, and Nursing Care Plans and Documentation. Also included are a set of titles issued by the Joanna Briggs Institute. All the titles are published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
    10 simultaneous OLRN users
  • Encyclopedia of Mental Health

    "According to the National Center for Health Statistics, mental health disorders led to more than 40 million doctor visits and 2 million emergency room visits in 2002. The Encyclopedia of Mental Health, Third Edition is a revised and updated A-to-Z reference covering all aspects of general mental health topics. This guide sorts through a maze of professional jargon to provide definitions of theories, syndromes, symptoms, treatments, and contemporary issues, in language that everyone can understand, bringing readers the most up-to-date information on this subject. Presenting more than 2,000 new and updated entries, this volume is a resource for anyone seeking more information on mental health."--BOOK JACKET. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.

  • Encyclopedia of Nursing Research

    "The Encyclopedia of Nursing Research, now thoroughly updated in a second edition, presents key terms and concepts in nursing research with over 30% of the entries new to this edition. Written by the world's leading authorities in nursing research, this comprehensive reference is a "one-stop" resource for everything you need to know about nursing research and its utilization." "Extensive cross references help readers find information easily. Nursing researchers and graduate students in nursing are the primary audience for this volume. As with the first edition, nurses in all phases of education, from basic to doctoral, from formal university and college-based programs to continuing education offerings, within all health systems, will find this an important introduction to current nursing research topics."--BOOK JACKET. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.

  • Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health [HIL-REF RT21 .G353 2002 vols. 1-5]

    This set provides more than 850 entries covering topics in nursing and allied health written for students and professionals in the field. Alphabetically arranged entries cover topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment. The "Encyclopedia covers all major health professions, including nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, medical lab technology, emergency medical technology, dental assistance, pharmacology and nutrition. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.

  • Handbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing
    Books@OVID consists of the latest editions of the following Nursing reference textbooks: Diseases, Handbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Handbook of Pathophysiology, Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests, Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice, Lippincott's Nursing Drug Guide, Nurses' Guide to Clinical Procedures, and Nursing Care Plans and Documentation. Also included are a set of titles issued by the Joanna Briggs Institute. All the titles are published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
    10 simultaneous OLRN users
  • Handbook of Pathophysiology
    Part of the Books@OVID collection. Books@OVID consists of the latest editions of eight Nursing reference textbooks: Diseases, Handbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Handbook of Pathophysiology, Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests, Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice, Lippincott's Nursing Drug Guide, Nurses's Guide to Clinical Procedures, and Nursing Care Plans and Documentation. All the titles are published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.


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  • INFORMIT Indigenous Collection
    With a broad range of international Indigenous research resources brought together, the Informit Indigenous Collection offers a variety of content on both historical and topical issues within Indigenous studies. Readily available, the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary framework encompasses anthropology, community development, cultural studies, economics, education, health, history, human geography, law and land rights, literature, politics and policymaking, (post)colonial studies, psychology, race studies, sociology and visual and performing arts. The Informit Indigenous Collection gives access to emergent and ground breaking research within the global community offering scope for critical international engagement and debate. With material from Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, North America and The Pacific which normally is not easily located in standard recourses, IIC is a platform for Indigenous worldviews.
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  • Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice
    Books@OVID consists of the latest editions of the following Nursing reference textbooks: Diseases, Handbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Handbook of Pathophysiology, Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests, Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice, Lippincott's Nursing Drug Guide, Nurses' Guide to Clinical Procedures, and Nursing Care Plans and Documentation. Also included are a set of titles issued by the Joanna Briggs Institute. All the titles are published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
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  • Lippincott's Nursing Drug Guide
    Books@OVID consists of the latest editions of the following Nursing reference textbooks: Diseases, Handbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Handbook of Pathophysiology, Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests, Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice, Lippincott's Nursing Drug Guide, Nurses' Guide to Clinical Procedures, and Nursing Care Plans and Documentation. Also included are a set of titles issued by the Joanna Briggs Institute. All the titles are published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
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  • Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
    "The 18th Edition of The Merck Manual is packed with essential information on diagnosing and treating medical disorders to help health care professionals and medical students deliver the best care."--Highlights page for print version. Online version is very similar to the print version of The Merck manual of diagnosis and therapy, 18th ed., except that it includes multimedia extras and has periodic updates.
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  • Nursing Care Plans and Documentation
    Books@OVID consists of the latest editions of the following Nursing reference textbooks: Diseases, Handbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Handbook of Pathophysiology, Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests, Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice, Lippincott's Nursing Drug Guide, Nurses' Guide to Clinical Procedures, and Nursing Care Plans and Documentation. Also included are a set of titles issued by the Joanna Briggs Institute. All the titles are published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
    10 simultaneous OLRN users
  • Statista
    Statista is a multidisciplinary database that aggregates information covering 80,000 topics. Access to data from over 18,000 sources covering 1.5 million statistics. All statistics can be directly downloaded in PNG, PDF, Excel, and PowerPoint formats. Data prepared according to academic citation standards, with a citation tool (APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA, and Bluebook) and links to the original source for further research. Statista also covers industry reports, studies, forecasts, dossiers, digital market outlook , aesthetically pleasing infographics, and more.
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  • UpToDate
    UpToDate is a website and app-based tool that provides quick access to information about diagnosis, clinical practice, and point of care information. UpToDate draws reliable information from many clinical sources and presents it in an easy to read format that supports learning and practice in medical fields.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Wallach's Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests
    Books@OVID consists of the latest editions of the following Nursing reference textbooks: Diseases, Handbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Handbook of Pathophysiology, Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests, Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice, Lippincott's Nursing Drug Guide, Nurses' Guide to Clinical Procedures, and Nursing Care Plans and Documentation. Also included are a set of titles issued by the Joanna Briggs Institute. All the titles are published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
    10 simultaneous OLRN users