Library Services
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Some of the services offered by IH Library to physicians and staff may include:

  • Literature searches
  • Reference queries
  • Training & workshops
  • Library orientation sessions
  • Material circulation
  • Information access
  • Interlibrary loans (ILLs)
  • Subscription management
  • Table of contents alerts
  • Subject specific alerts
  • Exam invigilation

Passwords are required to access databases/online books from a location outside of an Interior Health facility.  Contact the library for more details.

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Quick searches

Article databases

  • CINAHL
    Indexes articles from journals covering nursing, allied health, consumer health, patient education and more.
  • Cochrane Systematic Reviews
    Literature reviews and practice recommendations for a broad range of topics.
  • Medline (Ebsco)
    US National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database that contains over 16 million references to journal articles in the life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine.
  • Medline (Ovid)
    US National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database that contains over 16 million references to journal articles in the life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine.
  • PubMed 
    Indexes over 26 million citations for biomedical literature.
  • PsycINFO
    Indexes psychological literature from the 1800's to the present covering more than 2200 titles.

Point of care tools

  • Clinical Skills (Mosby's/Elsevier)
    A collection of over 1200 clinical nursing skills including adult, pediatric and maternal/newborn skills as well as respiratory and perioperative modules.
  • Evidence Based Medicine Reviews
    Full-text access to evidence-based medicine resources.
  • Nursing Reference Center Plus
    An evidence-based information resource designed specifically for nurses.
  • PEN
    Practice Based Evidence in Nutrition: An evidence-based decision support tool for dieticians. Only available on the IH Network.
  • UpToDate
    Find answers to your clinical questions quickly and easily … onsite, off-site or from your mobile device. Register for offsite access or learn about earning CME credits.

Drugs and natural products

  • Drug Facts & Comparisons e-Answers
    A comprehensive, up-to-date and in-depth online drug reference.
  • eCPS
    Only available on the IH network.
  • Medications and Mothers' Milk
    A comprehensive reference on the impact of currently used medications on breastfeeding mothers and infants.
  • Natural Medicines
    Formerly Natural Standard and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. An evidence-based, comprehensive resource on dietary supplements, natural medicines and complementary alternative and integrative therapies. 
  • RxFiles
    An academic detailing program from Saskatchewan. Provides objective drug comparisons, for optimal therapy, from a Canadian perspective.

Online books

  • Anatomy TV (Primal Pictures)
    3D Human Anatomy derived from real human data, this range of software provides over 5,000 3D anatomical structures, clinical slides, dissections, animations and much more.
  • Canadian Health Research Collection
    Monograph publications from Canadian research institutes, government agencies and university centres working in the area of health and medical research. Only available on the IH network.
  • DSM Library
    Online access to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th edition, DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis and DSM-5 Clinical Cases.
  • JBI Book Collection
    The Joanna Briggs Institute is one of the premier evidence-based practice organizations in the world. They have developed an evidence-based practice model that is considered a benchmark in the healthcare industry. Seven online books are available.
  • Lippincott's Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Plans
    A practical guide to nursing care planning for clients with emotional or psychiatric problems.
  • Poison Management Manual
    British Columbia Drug and Poison Centre. One concurrent user, please log out when done.
  • The 5-Minute Clinical Consult
    Diagnosis, treatment, medications, follow-up, and associated factors for a broad range of diseases and conditions.

 

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