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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: Electronic References (including Encyclopedias/Handbooks/Aggregated Sources)

  • 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. Search nursing content by clicking on the menu item: "The Nursing Advisor."

  • Clinical Evidence (BMJ)  Provides access to constantly updated systematic reviews along with range of additional evidence based medicine (EBM) resources.

  • 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. 
  • CQ Researcher The CQ Researcher is 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.
  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Provides access to systematic reviews in addition to other sources of reliable information, from other systematic review abstracts, technology assessments, economic evaluations and individual clinical trials. Includes Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews(CDSR), Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR), NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHSEED), and Health Technology Assessment Database (HTA)
  • Credo Reference: Credo is 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. Online version

    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: a 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
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library: a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. SCROLL to view publications in medicine, including the Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health, Encyclopedia of Pain, Encyclopedia of Cancer, Encyclopedia of Nursing & Allied Health, Encyclopedia of Medicine, Encyclopedia of Public Health, Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, and MORE.
  • Harrison's Online Consists of the 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.
  • HSTAT U.S. Health Services Technology Assessment Text A free, web-based resource that provides access to full-text documents useful for providing health information and for health care decision-making. Provides access to a wide variety of publications, including: clinical practice guidelines, quick-reference guides for clinicians, consumer health brochures, evidence reports and technology assessments from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), National Institutes of Health (NIH) Consensus Conference Reports and Technology Assessment Reports; the HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service (ATIS) resource documents; the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (SAMHSA/CSAT) Treatment Improvement Protocols (TIP), etc.

  • International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 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.
  • Micromedex 2.0
    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.
  • Natural Standard  Evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies.
  • Nursing Reference Center (NRC) (NYU only) NRC provides a user-friendly point-of-care resource intended for staff nurses, nurse administrators, nursing students, nurse faculty, and hospital librarians. Best available and most recent clinical evidence and knowledge on conditions and diseases via a nursing-specific graphical interface. Clinical care data included in NRC consists of: Over 3,500 evidence-based lessons on procedures, diseases and conditions, legal cases and drugs,  Care Sheets and Lessons, Legal Cases, Research Instruments, CE documents, and patient education in both English and Spanish.  Link via desktop version to register for  instructions, authentication key and a link to download the app.

    SCROLL TO "NRC iPhone/iPod Touch Application." Next, from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, download the app, then register using the authentication key sent to your email. You have 24 hours to access the key from your device to authenticate the app. If the key is not used within 24 hours, it expires and will need a new key.
  • Reference Universe: a vast, cumulative index with over 15 million citations to over 10,000 specialized encyclopedias, compendia and handbooks.

  • USMLE Study Guides

  • STAT!Ref Searchable full-text medical and drug information. Includes more than 25 medical reources such as Stedman's Dictionary, Mosby's Drug Consult, Merck Manual, Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, Current Pediatric Diagnosis and Treatment,  USP DI Vols 1 and 2, AHFS Drug Information and many more.
  • UptoDate
    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. Click here to register for the UptoDate app.

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    Nursing Reference Center (NRC)

    Nursing Reference Center (NRC)   ( NYU only) 
    NRC provides a user-friendly point-of-care resource intended for staff nurses, nurse administrators, nursing students, nurse faculty, and hospital librarians. NRC aggregates the most recent clinical evidence and knowledge on conditions and diseases via a nursing-specific graphical interface. NRC is accessible from a patient’s bedside, nursing station, kiosk, office, or home.



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        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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