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Merck Manual for Health Care Professionals

Provider: Merck
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Descriptions: The content of The Merck Manuals is made available free, in enhanced online versions. The Merck Manual Online is updated periodically with new information, and contains photographs, images, and audio and video material not included in the print versions. This is a standard medical text with very comprehensive information. Browse the Manual by medical specialty or symptoms, or use the index. Contains clinical calculators, conversion tables, a table of drug trade and generic names, normal laboratory values, useful links to other sites, and a glossary of the abbreviations used in the Manual. Mobile version must be purchased.
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Merck Manual Home Health Handbook for Patients and Caregivers

Provider: Merck
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Descriptions: This manual is a valuable medical resource for the layman, explaining medical conditions from every aspect, with introductions giving background information on the biology of body systems and organs, and providing supporting anatomical and 3-D visual aids. Causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment are defined. The Drugs section, with information on pharmacokinetics, drug interaction and adverse reactions, herbal supplements and over-the-counter drugs. The Special Subjects area contains information on medical decision-making, limb prosthetics, common imaging tests, travel health, women's health, alternative and complementary medicines, and more.
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National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH)

Provider: National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH)/CDC
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Descriptions: The NIOSH site is primarily a source of statistics and data gathered from the agency's research and surveillance on workplace safety and hazardous exposure. Under Other Data Resources are data on investigations, hazards, safety products, metrics and tests. The Publications area has many useful reports with links to authoritative outside  sources. A downloadable Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards and a downloadable NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods are also under Publications. From this site, the user can also link to the search box for NIOSHTIC-2,  a bibliographic database of approximately 51,000 articles, grant reports and other documents, the research for which was supported, wholly or in part, by NIOSH.
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Nursing Reference Center

Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: A comprehensive point-of-care resource for nursing, Nursing Reference Center draws in part from Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses; AHFS Drug Information Essentials; Diseases and Disorders: a Nursing Therapeutics Manual; Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary; and Davis's Comprehensive Handbook of Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications. Nursing Reference Center includes "Quick Lessons" and "Evidence-based Care Sheets" on diseases and disorders; practice guidelines; patient education sheets, some available in Spanish; CE units; news; research instruments; and information on legal cases. Nursing Reference Center provides direct access to full text articles found in CINAHL. First-time users are encouraged to "take the tour" on the database's home page (FlashPlayer required) to learn more.
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PsychiatryOnline™

Provider: American Psychiatric Association
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Descriptions: PsychiatryOnline™ (POL) offers access to American Psychiatric Association textbooks, journals, patient guides and professional development tools. It provides psychiatrists and mental health professionals with key resources for diagnosis, treatment, and research. PsychiatryOnline™ contains the DSM Library, comprised of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th ed. (DSM 5®) and its accompanying handbooks and clinical cases; APA's Practice Guidelines; four APA journals (excluding FOCUS) with access to their historical issues; and a list of e-books, to which new titles are added periodically. Under the "International" tab, the Spanish-language edition of American Journal of Psychiatry is available. As a bonus, each month a free, downloadable book is posted. The journal FOCUS and CME credits are available by individual subscription only. For a price list of available CME resources, including study guides and tests, please go to this page.
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Scientific American Medicine (TexShare- Stat!Ref)

Provider: WebMD & The American College of Physicians via STAT!Ref
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Descriptions: Scientific American Medicine is a peer-reviewed, evidence-based guide to clinical decision-making, covering 11 subspecialties of internal medicine and other key topics. Chapters on Clinical Essentials, Cardiovascular Medicine, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Immunology/Allergy, Infectious Disease, Interdisciplinary Medicine, Metabolism, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Psychiatry, Respiratory Medicine, Rheumatology and Women's Health. Includes CME opportunities.
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SpringerProtocols

Provider: Springer Science & Business Media LLC
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Descriptions: SpringerProtocols is said to be the most comprehensive and trustworthy online database of reproducible laboratory protocols in the biomedical and life sciences. From the book series Methods in Molecular Biology and numerous other sources, this collection offers researchers access to decades of step-by-step protocols for use in the lab. With an emphasis on clarity, each protocol is organized in an easily-reproduced, recipe style. All protocols have been written by experts in the field, and are reviewed first by editors distinguished in the relevant specific subject areas, and then by Springer's own editorial staff. Contains some open-access protocols. Mobile version of website available.
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