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Core Databases

Provided by the US National Library of Medicine, it includes over 20 million citations from MEDLINE as well as links to full-text articles, books, and other resources. PubMed@PNWU includes links to PWNU journal holdings.

Over 85 leading medical textbooks, including online-only updates. Titles include Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine and the LANGE Case Files series. Self-assessment Q&As, an integrated drug database, over 250 examination and procedural videos, and more.

The complete collection of basic science, clinical medicine, and postgraduate level cases from 23 Case Files® series books; an interactive format to help you learn and retain knowledge through exposure to realistic patient cases, and personalized functionality to let you mark your progress through completed and unseen cases.

Features dissections with three-dimensional rotation and real movement.

CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) Complete includes:

  • Full text for more than 1,400 journals
  • Indexing for more than 5,400 journals
  • Full text dating back to 1937

ClinicalKey provides access to Elsevier's current medical and surgical content including:

  • Full-text medical and surgical books and journals
  • First Consult point-of-care monographs
  • Customizable patient education handouts
  • Drug monographs from Gold Standard
  • Thousands of videos
  • Millions of images
  • Practice guidelines

Independent high-quality evidence for health care decision making. Includes Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

An evidence-based, point-of-care resource for clinicians.

Includes the full text of books from the Osteopathic Medicine Collection and from the Premium Basic Sciences Collection. Also features videos, cases, Q&As, and more.

Provides the full text of over 2100 journals indexed in MEDLINE.

A clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care. Trip Pro has more content and more functionality than the free version of Trip.

A clinical decision support tool for physicians.

Other Databases

Provided by the US National Library of Medicine, it includes over 20 million citations from MEDLINE as well as links to full-text articles, books, and other resources. PubMed@PNWU includes links to PWNU journal holdings.

A registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world. Free resource.

An online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. Free resource.

Evidence-based clinical practice guideline summaries. ECRI’s TRUST (Transparency and Rigor Using Standards of Trustworthiness) Scorecard assesses clinical practice guidelines against the Institute of Medicine (IOM) standards for trustworthy guidelines. Free resource, requires registration.

ERIC is an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the US Department of Education. Contains over 1.5 million citations to journal articles and other education-related literature. Full text is available for about 25 percent of the citations.

Search scholarly literature for articles, theses, books, abstracts or court opinions.

Access to MEDLINE with Full Text, DynaMed, and much more for the following health care professionals who are licensed to practice in Washington State: chiropractors, East Asian medicine practitioners, massage therapists, mental health counselors, naturopathic physicians, optometrists, physicians and physician assistants, podiatrists, psychologists, registered nurses, and social workers.

Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

The National Institutes of Health's website for patients and their families and friends. Provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in easy-to-understand language. Use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. Free resource.

Information on over 56,000 drugs. Search by name or drug category. Free resource.​​​​​​​

A bibliographic index to osteopathic literature with over 30,000 citations to journals and books. Includes full text to much of the content. Free resource.

A database of over 45,000 randomized trials, systematic reviews, and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. Free resource.

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