Full-text, Internet-based Library Resources Now Available to All Oregon Nurses

01/27/03    Portland, Ore.

Any nurse registered in Oregon has free access to a 12-volume nursing library and other resources through the Web

Beginning Monday, Feb. 3, the Oregon Health & Science University Library will offer all nurses licensed in Oregon, including R.N.s, L.P.N.s, C.R.N.A.s, C.N.S.s and N.P.s, free acess to Ovid technologies Lippincott/Springhouse Nursing Collection. The collection comprises an Internet-based library of 12 nursing texts, including Lippincott¹s Manual of Nursing Practice, Nursing Drug Guide, Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, Primary Care, and others. Funding for this project comes through a Digital Libraries Grant from the National Library of Medicine.

The purpose of the 18-month grant is to determine the usefulness of such a resource for nurses in various settings and specialties. The grant will also test the feasibility of this type of statewide coverage and help provide any Oregon nurse with easy access to evidence-based practice resources. The OHSU Library has already established a similar arrangement for Oregon physicians, funded through license fees, allowing physician access to another Internet-based, full-text library.

The library will also make other databases and information resources available online, including more than 130 journals. For information or on-site demonstrations, please contact Steve Teich, coordinator for Outreach Services in the OHSU Library at 503 494-3444. Beginning Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, registration and information will be available online at www.ohsu.edu/library/nurses.