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Academic Search Complete

This databases indexes articles and other information from many areas of academic study ranging from anthropology to zoology.

AHFS Drug Information

This is a drug information handbook from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

NOTE: You will need to sign in through Open Athens to use this material.


BMJ Best Practice

A point of care tool to help clinicians make practice decisions. 


A collection of nearly 200 e-books.

Business Source Elite

A database for information on business, management, and other related topics that includes the full text of over 1,000 publications. 



CINAHL is an index of journal articles about nursing, physical therapies, allied health, and healthcare.

Citation Matcher

Use this tool to find all the information on an article if you only know parts of the citation, like the page number and title. Put in what you know, and you can find the entire citation. 

Cochrane Reviews

A database that synthesizes the existing literature on a wide variety of topics, providing readers with a summary of the available information.

Copyright Clearance Center

Learn about copyright here—you can also buy permission to use copyrighted material in publications.

Learn about copyright law here.


DynaMed Plus

This is a clinical reference tool for clinicians that gives you a summary of the most up to date information on a huge range of conditions, and includes information on diagnosis and treatment. 


EBM Calc (Formerly MedCalc 3000)

This is a computerized medical reference and tool set. EBMcalc includes medical formulae, clinical criteria sets and decision tree analysis tools.


Links to all of the library’s e-books.

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)

The best database for education literature and research.



A database of U.S. government publications.


HealthBusiness Elite

A database with material on health care administration  topics like hospital management and administration, marketing, human resources, computer technology, facilities management and insurance.

Health Source - Consumer Edition

A database for patients and their families looking for information on health and wellness, diseases, nutrition, childcare, etc.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic

A databases that indexes 550 scholarly full text journals covering medicine, nursing, and allied health.


John's Hopkins ABX Guide

This guide gives information on infectious diseases, drugs, and pathogens.

NOTE: You will need to sign in through Open Athens to use this material.

Journal Holdings

A complete list of the print and electronic journals the libraries of OSF HealthCare subscribe to.


Online journals subscribed to through a company called OVID.  These include journals published by LWW and Wolters Kluwer. 



Lexicomp is a pharmaceutical database on drugs and medication decision making

Lexi-Comp Patient Education

Material on medications intended for patients. 

Lippincott Procedures

Provides caregivers evidence-based procedure guidance at the point of care.


Medical Letter

A monthly newsletter that gives critical appraisals of new prescription drugs and comparative reviews of drugs for common diseases.

Medical Spanish

An online book that helps non-Spanish speaking clinicians work with a Spanish speaking patient.


Medline is the premiere database for searching for articles on any healthcare related topic.  


Health information written for patients and their families.  Some of the material is available in Spanish and other languages.


A database for information on medications, both prescription and over the counter.


Newspaper Source

A database that includes the full text of over 400 U.S. and international newspapers.


Open Athens

To sign on to library databases you need an Open Athens account.  You can get one here , and then sign on to the databases with the link above.



A database of randomized trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.


A database from the National Library of Medicine that indexes journals and books from medical, nursing, and allied health literature.


Quick Start Differential Builder

Part of the VisualDX tool, this helps clinicians find a differential diagnosis.



RefWorks lets you store your literature search results in one place.  You will need a customer code to sign up for RefWorks.  Contact the library for that information.


Scientific & Medical Art Imagebase

This database lets users download thousands of medical illustrations and videos on a variety of topics.


A collection of e-books.

NOTE: You will need to sign in through Open Athens to use this material.


The Source, Philips VISICU

An interactive tool to help clinicians diagnose and treat patients at the point of care.


Videos in Clinical Medicine (NEJM)

Videos of various medical procedures, provided by the New England Journal of Medicine.


A clinical decision tool for primary care practitioners.


World Cat

An online catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.