One of the challenges that health professionals face is feeling disconnected from the information resources that were available to them during their studies. For many years now, the OHSU Library has helped fill that information gap by providing services and resources to Oregon licensed health professionals. A small portion of MD and DO licensing fees are appropriated by the Oregon Medical Board and administered by the OHSU Library to provide health information resources for Oregon clinicians.
After evaluating the usage and cost of existing resources available to licensed health professionals in Oregon, the Library will be adding Access Medicine. This database includes a collection of 75 reference books covering medicine and the basic sciences. The Lange Current Diagnosis and Treatment series, Goodman and Gilman’s, Harrison’s and William’s Obstetrics are just a few of the valuable titles included in this resource.
Additionally, the OHSU Library will be partnering with Reprints Desk to roll out an article delivery pilot project that will be offered to MDs and DOs only. The pilot project will be implemented by July 31st and will provide expedient journal article delivery on a first-come, first-served basis. Each clinician will be able to order up to three articles during the pilot, which will end in June 2014 or when the funds appropriated for the project are spent.
While we are very excited about these new products and services, regretfully we will need to discontinue others. STAT!Ref, DynaMed and EBSCO Medline are all resources that will no longer be available to Oregon licensed health professionals.