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Guide to locating health evidence. View the EBP "pyramid" and link to tools for locating relevant research.
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Health: E-books and Collections (including Encyclopedias/Handbooks/Aggregated Sources)

  • AccessEmergency Medicine (McGraw-Hill)
    Targeted diagnosis and treatment information for a broad range of emergency cases, with videos. Includes deeper information such as different presentations, diagnostic tests, procedures, and more.
  • AccessMedicine (McGraw-Hill)
    More than 50 medical texts including Harrison's online, drug monographs, images and illustrations, interactive self-assessment, case files, diagnostic tools, patient education. Quick Answers from Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment (CMDT), more.
  • Anatomy.tv via STAT!Ref (ATV)  Icon
    STAT!Ref’s Primal Pictures resources are the most complete, detailed and accurate 3D models of the human anatomy available anywhere. Anatomy.tv is an award-winning, internet-based solution that is an evidence-based interactive online learning tool used for patient, practitioner and student education.
  • Atlas of the Human Body  Icon
  • Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination  Icon
    Now in its Fifth Edition and featuring completely reshot content and new clinical skills videos, Bates’ Visual Guide delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for the (Advanced) Assessment or Introduction to Clinical Medicine course. The site features more than 8 hours of video content.
  • Books at Ovid
    Provides access to full text e-books available through Ovid. This includes LWW books, such as the Nursing collection.
  • Cambridge Books Online
    E-Books covering subjects from all disciplines across science, technology and medicine, as well as humanities and social sciences.
  • Cinical Evidence (BMJ)  Icon
    Access to constantly updated systematic reviews along with range of additional evidence based medicine (EBM) resources.
  • Clin-eguide Clinical Decision Support
    Simultaneously searches textbooks, evidence-based guidelines and articles, Facts and Comparisons Drug Information, Medline (1996-present), CINAHL, national guidelines and patient handouts.
  • Clinical Key
    A single source (aimed at a physician audience) to search across a collection of Elsevier journals, 900 medical and surgical reference books, Pubmed abstracts, Medical and Surgical clinics, First Consult point of care clinical monographs, Procedures Consult, drug monographs, videos, images, practice guidelines, patient education handouts (in both English and Spanish, where available), and more.
  • Cochrane Library (includes: CDSR, DARE, CCTR, HTA, NHSEED, CRG's)
    Systematic reviews in addition to other sources of reliable information, from other systematic review abstracts, technology assessments, economic evaluations and individual clinical trials.
  • CQ Researcher  Icon
    A collection of reports covering political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy.
  • Credo Reference
    A vast, online reference library, containing dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopaedias, quotations and atlases, plus a wide range or subject-specific titles covering everything from accounting to zoology. Access full text of hundreds of highly regarded and popular titles.
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – 5th ed.  Icon
    Print copies of the DSM-5, 2013 are available:
    Bobst 1st floor Desk Copy: BREF RC 455.2.C4D54 2013 (request at Ref1)

    Bobst 1st floor Reference: BREF RC 455.2.C4D54 2013

    Bobst 5th floor Reference: BREF5 RC 455.2.C4D54 2013
  • ebrary
    Searchable collection of thousands of online full-text books and other materials that spans all academic subject areas, including health, biomedical and clinical sciences, social and behavioral sciences
  • Fischbach's Manual of Laboratory of Diagnostic Tests  Icon
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
  • Harrison's Online  Icon
    Latest edition of the basic text of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, sections on clinical trials, updates (and their related references, including abstracts) related to the text and an online pretests section.
  • Harrison's Online  Icon
    Latest edition of the basic text of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, sections on clinical trials, updates (and their related references, including abstracts) related to the text and an online pretests section.
  • International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences  Icon
    edited by Neil J. Smelser and Paul B. Baltes, 26 volumes. New York: Elsevier. A comprehensive resource for the social sciences, includes articles on many psychosocial aspects of healthcare topics
  • Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database  Icon
    This comprehensive database covers a wide range of medical, nursing, and health science specialties and includes a unique suite of information that’s been analyzed, appraised, and prepared by expert reviewers at JBI so you can integrate the world’s best evidence into your practice: JBI is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading providers of evidence–based information from across the globe, as well as tools to help healthcare professionals implement an effective evidence–based practice program and provide the best possible patient care.
  • Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice  Icon
  • McGraw-Hill's Manual of Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests  Icon
  • Micromedex 2.0  Icon
    Evidence based drug and clinical information from Micromedex. Includes unbiased, referenced information about drugs, toxicology, diseases, acute care, and alternative medicine. Includes a calculators tab with 22 separate dosing, laboratory value, antidote, and measurement calculators, and tabs for Trissel's 2 IV compatibility, drug identification with images, comprehensive drug interaction checking, and Tox & Drug Product Lookup for quick substance identification.
  • National Academy Press Online Texts in Medicine and Public Health
  • Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database (NMCD)  Icon
    Scientific clinical information on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary, alternative, and integrative therapies. Search by therapy or condition.
  • Nursing Care Plans & Documentation: Nursing Diagnoses and Collaborative Problems , 4th Ed, 2004  Icon
  • Nursing Reference Center  Icon
    Nursing Reference Center (NRC)is a resource intended for staff nurses, nurse administrators, nursing students, nurse faculty, and hospital librarians. It offers over 4,300 documents, featuring evidence-based lessons on procedures, diseases and conditions, legal cases and drugs.
  • Oxford Reference Online  Icon
    Medicine subset searches Oxford Companion to the Body; Dictionary of Food and Nutrition; Concise Medical Dictionary; A-Z of Medicinal Drugs; Oxford Companion to Medicine; Dictionary of Nursing; Dictionary of Psychology; Dictionary of Public Health; Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine.
  • Oxford Scholarship Online  Icon
    Offers quality content you can trust, with instant and comprehensive coverage of over 8,000 titles in 20 subject areas, covering the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law.
  • Project Muse  Icon
    Provides full-text access to high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from scholarly publishers.
  • Reference Universe (Paratext)  Icon
    Search across a number of reference works to find entries on a topic. Searches across 18-million articles in 40,000 reference books from 750 publishers.
  • SpringerLink  Icon
    Providing with access to millions of scientific documents from journals, books, series, protocols and reference works.
  • Stat!Ref  Icon
    Provides access to full-text electronic information in latest editions of medical, chemical and pharmacological texts, dictionaries and indexes. Subjects range from emergency-critical care, nursing, oncology, pediatrics, point of care, primary care, psychiatry, pharmacology and cardiology.
  • UpToDate  Icon
    UpToDate is an electronic, full-text clinical resource that provides evidence-based answers to the most commonly asked questions in clinical practice. Original material in UpToDate is written by an international faculty of practicing clinicians who are experts in their specialties. Includes access to over 9,500 topics in 21 specialties, along with different levels of patient education materials to meet the varying information needs of patients.
  • USMLE Study Guides  Icon
  • Wiley Online Library  Icon
    A multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities, Wiley Online Library offers integrated access to a wide range of articles, journals, books, and reference works, as well as laboratory protocols and databases.

Search Summon (Beta)

Summon is a meta-search tool that accesses E-books in multiple disciplines. Includes some (not all) contents of E-books licensed by NYU.
Go ahead and try it!

  • Includes:  Some, not all, of NYU Libraries' E-book content (includes individually indexed E-book chapters)
  • Strengths:  Keyword searching within the full text of E-books
  • Disadvantages:  Too many results; not all E-books are found here; keyword searching may retrieve irrelevant hits. 


  • Board Certified Docs (ABMS)  Icon
    This authoritative reference tool provides certification status and complete biographical and professional information about board certified physicians. It is designed to help a wide range of professionals and businesses in the medical community with credential verification, referrals, research and more.
  • AMA DoctorFinder
    DoctorFinder provides you with basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States.
  • Web MD Physician Directory
  • Healthcare.gov

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the EZproxy prefix:


Example of the prefix pre-pended to a stable URL:


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