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

    Indexes articles from journals covering nursing, allied health, consumer health, patient education and more. (Select EBSCOhost Web)
  • 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. (Select EBSCOhost Web)
  • 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. (Select EBSCOhost Web)

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

  • Bugs & Drugs - An antimicrobial stewardship tool to limit the development of resistance through the judicious use of antibiotics.
  • Drug Facts & Comparisons e-Answers
    A comprehensive, up-to-date and in-depth online drug reference.
  • eCPS
    The Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties 2020.
  • LactMed: Drugs And Lactation Database – 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • eBook Nursing Collection
    600+ titles that focus on the needs of nursing professionals, including clinical guides, evidence-based practice manuals, practical handbooks and professional growth titles.
  • 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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