We now have access to three new databases in the health sciences!
DynaMed is an evidence-based clinical reference tool designed for use at “point of care.” It has summaries derived from peer-reviewed journals and systematic evidence review databases for 3,000+ topics on diseases, disorders, and symptoms. Summaries include information on etiology, associated conditions, history and research findings, differential diagnosis and diagnostic testing, prognosis, treatment and prevention, as well as links to patient information.
The Nursing Reference Center is a clinical point-of-care resource intended for staff nurses, nurse administrators, nursing students, nurse faculty, and hospital librarians. Full text content from leading publishers includes information on diseases, disorders, diagnostic tests, and drugs; patient education resources; and best practice guidelines. Also includes continuing education modules, legal cases, and the latest medical news and drug updates. Full-text reference books include:
- Davis’s comprehensive handbook of laboratory and diagnostic tests,
- Davis’s drug guide for nurses,
- Taber’s cyclopedic medical dictionary, and
- Diseases and disorders: a nursing therapeutics manual.
And finally, HAPI (Health And Psychosocial Instruments) provides ready access to information on measurement instruments (i.e., questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, coding schemes/manuals, rating scales, projective techniques, vignettes/scenarios, tests) in the health fields, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science. This database is limited to 5 users at a time.