Resources for Non-OHSU Oregon Licensed Health Professionals

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Core clinical resources


Please Note:  Reprints Desk is only available to MD/DOs.

Reprints Desk

This article delivery pilot project is offered to MDs and DOs only. You must first request an OHSU Library barcode.  Registered users of this service may request electronic delivery of journal articles on a first-come, first-served basis for the duration of the project which will end in June, 2015 or when the funds appropriated for the project are spent. To register, order articles or learn more about the service go to more info.

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Access Medicine

Access Medicine includes 75 reference books covering medicine and the basic sciences, including the Lange Current Diagnosis and Treatment series, Harrison's, Goodman and Gilman's and much more. It can be personalized and offers downloads for mobile devices.


MD/DOs Reprints Desk PubMed Access

PubMed provides indexed citations  and abstracts to medical, nursing, dental, veterinary, health care, preclinical sciences, and a select group of life sciences  journal articles from 1947 to the present and will link to full text in PubMed Central.

 pa_handout_caphis CAPHIS
Hundreds of websites you can trust from the Consumer and Patient Health Information Section of the Medical Library Association.


Provides high quality information about marketed drugs including the FDA labels for over 18,000 drugs.



Contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and related topics pertinent to the health care of immigrants to the U.S., many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world.

pa_handout_medlineplus MedlinePlus
The National Library of Medicine's website for patients and their families and friends includes information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues. Includes a significant amount of information in Spanish.

pa_handout_guidelines National Guideline Clearinghouse
A database of clinical practice guidelines created by the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ).

pa_handout_seniorhealth  NIH SeniorHealth
Provides access to high quality full-text consumer health information in English and Spanish that is accurate, timely, relevant and unbiased.

Journals, Books, Databases Free to All

NCBI Bookshelf
National Library of Medicine's own search engine for Medline. Includes "See Related Articles" and "Clinical Queries" features.
NLM Gateway
Links to Clinical Alerts, Clinical trials, HSTAT, Locatorplus, MEDLINEplus, TOXNET, PubMed.

Other resources

Combination textbook/journal.

Hundreds of full-text books in several languages, plus full-text journals and e-mail updates.

Gale Databases.

If you're in the state of Oregon, there's a collection of electronic resources available to you via any public library.  Find your public library here.

Archive of full-text articles in science and medicine.

Consumer health information selected by the National Library of Medicine
Merck Medicus
MD Consult, Harrison's, Merck Manual, Cecil, Praxis MD, Dxplain. Some resources limited to licensed health professionals and medical students.
OHSU Library E-Reference
Online reference resources selected by the OHSU Library.

OHSU Library Catalog
Check to see if OHSU Library owns a book/journal or what materials the Library owns for a particular subject.

OHSU Library Consumer Health
Consumer health resources selected by the OHSU Library.


Photocopy Service
Order form for journal articles from the OHSU Library.
Loansome Doc
Order form for journal articles not available from the OHSU Library.
Health Info by Mail or E-Mail
Current consumer health/patient information tailored to individual requests. Available at no charge to Oregonians.
Library Barcode Application
Renew Book


Pubmed Tutorial
Ask A Librarian
Help from OHSU reference librarians
Finding Info on the Net
The best of its kind.
An excellent guide to bogus health information on the Web.

Hot Sites

Office of Rural Health

OHSU Area Health Education Center
News, CME, full-text articles and a lot more.
Comprehensive database with useful annotations.
Internet for School Nurses
National Network of Libraries of Medicine/Pacific Northwest Region
Lots of useful resources, including special pages for primary care and rural health.
Library of Congress
Oregon Blue Book
Oregon's almanac.
Ref Desk
The best collection of reference tools on the Web.