BioMed Central features over 180 open access (freely available), peer-reviewed journals publishing biomedical research in areas such as biology, biotechnology, neuroscience and various medical specialties.
CINAHL Plus with Full Text
CINAHL® Plus with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive nursing & allied health research database, providing full text for more than 640 journals indexed in CINAHL.
Content includes: Full text for more than 640 journals, Full text for 220 books/monographs, Full text coverage dating back to 1937.
CINAHL Plus with Full Text also contains: Author Affiliations, Searchable Cited References, Research Instruments, Evidence-Based Care Sheets, Quick Lessons and Search Strategies
PubMed [with LinkOut to fulltext holdings]
PubMed is compiled by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. It is a bibliographic (citation only) database that indexes the literature of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and the health care system. It covers more than 4800 journals published in the United States and 70 other countries; most records are from English-language sources.
ScienceDirect Health & Life Sciences
ScienceDirect Health & Life Sciences provides the full text of over 1,200 journals as well as abstracts of almost 1,900 journals in the health and life sciences including environmental science, bioscience, and health. While indexing may extend back as far as 1965, full-text coverage for the titles included in the Health and Life Sciences Collection begins in 1995.
ScienceDirect Search Tips and Tutorials
Merck Manual for Health Professionals
The Online Medical Library is updated periodically with new information, and contains photographs, and audio and video material not present in the print versions.
Credo Reference is an easy to use tool for research projects and homework. A giant online collection that searches hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations and subject specific titles as well as 200,000+ images and audio files and nearly 100 videos.
MedlinePLUS, hosted by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, seeks to provide consumers with authoritative, up-to-date health information. Users can browse through over 700 topic areas (reviewed and updated every six months), and links are provided to over 1250 expert organizations. MedlinePLUS also offers a medical dictionary and encyclopedia, drug information, tutorials, information about diagnostic tests, and daily news updates. Access to MedlinePLUS is unrestricted.
The Human Body Book: An Illustrated Guide to Its Structure, Function and Disorders
Revealing and detailing all aspects of the body, from the secrets of DNA to the functions of every major body system, this all-in-one encyclopedic guide is packed with accessible health and medical information that is ideal for students, health professionals, or anyone who wants to learn more about the human body.
Public Health Agency of Canada
Provides information on diseases and conditions, health and safety, and research and statistics. As well it provides a age-based themed portal on health topics.
Publishes the "whole range of statistics on the economic and social activities of the Canadian people" on a daily, weekly, quarterly, annual, or irregular basis. Statistics Canada also publishes the Census of Canada at five year intervals.
Licensed Practical Nurse Act
Acute Care Geriatric Nurse Network
A list of links and resources from the Acute Care Geriatric Nurse Network (ACGNN).
The purpose of the collaborative and the ACGNN is to enhance nurses’ ability to provide evidence based care to acutely ill older adults.
They also have clinical practice guidelines.
All titles in the Practical Nursing Collection
This link will list all titles in the Practical Nursing collection in the Holland College Library.
AMA Atlas of the Body
short articles and images of all of the major anatomical regions and body systems.
A digital library of anatomy resources curated by Dr. Ronald Bergman, retired medical school professor. Includes links to cross-sections, bone videos, pediatric anatomy/physiology and a variety of other digital anatomy resources.
Guide to Diagnostic Tests
describes the purpose of common diagnostic tests, details risks, and what to expect from a patient's point of view.
Public Health Image Library
searchable image catalogue from the (U.S.) Centers for Disease Control, featuring photographs, illustrations, and multimedia files.
Auscultation Assistant (Heart Sounds)
"The Auscultation Assistant provides heart sounds, heart murmurs, and breath sounds in order to help medical students and others improve their physical diagnosis skills."
R.A.L.E.? Repository of respiratory sounds
The R.A.L.E.® Repository presents digital recordings of respiratory sounds in health and disease. These are breath sounds that doctors, nurses, respiratory and physical therapists hear with a stethoscope when they auscultate the chest of a patient.
Churchill Livingstone's Dictionary of Nursing
The Churchill Livingstone\'s Dictionary of Nursing provides more depth and covers a greater variety of topics than pocket dictionaries. The A-Z entries, from abdomen to zygote, and appendices have been completely updated and many new words/terms have been included.
The Cambridge Historical Dictionary of Disease
A history and description of the world’s major diseases of yesterday and today
British Columbia Workers' Compensation Board: Occupational Safety for Health Workers
materials to help prevent the most common injuries in health care, including resources on ergonomic injuries, home care, infection control, and hazardous materials.
CCOHS : Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Canada's national occupational health & safety resource. CCOHS promotes health & safety in the workplace through product information, health reports, training opportunities and much more.
Occupational Hazards in Long Term Care: Nursing Home eTool
designed to assist employers and employees in identifying and controlling the hazards associated with nursing homes and residential care facilities.
Worker's Compensation Board of PEI, Acts & Regulations
Contains links to the provincial acts and regulations workers and employers on PEI should be aware of, including the Occupational Health & Safety Act and General Regulations, and the Workers Compensation Act.
Licensed Practical Nurses Association of PEI
You quote it, you note it. Excellent plagiarism tutorial produced by the Vaughan Memorial Library at Acadia University in Nova Scotia.
Films on Demand (Health and Medicine)