Health System Libraries
Boise / Magic Valley / Meridian / Wood River
The database resources provided by the libraries are intended as tools to be used for topic searching. Library staff is available to answer questions, and will also schedule one-on-one training sessions to help you improve your searching skills. We provide multiple interfaces to the primary clinical database, Medline. We also provide access to the nursing and allied health database CINAHL, and a suite of excellent evidence-based practice resources in the Cochrane databases.
When you feel you have compiled a bibliography of materials you would like to read in full text, many of the citations are available in full text through the library catalog. We also provide interlibrary loan assistance for titles not available through our subscriptions. If you need help with our catalog or would like to order reprints of any of the articles you find, please contact:
Magic Valley, Wood River, and Jerome:
814–0430 or email email@example.com
Treasure Valley and McCall:
381-2276 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Many of these resources can be used outside of the St. Luke's computer network. Please contact Amy Claybaugh at (208) 381-2275 or email email@example.com for access information.
EBSCOHost is a collection of databases including Medline, CINAHL (Nursing & Allied Health), the Cochrane Databases (for evidence-based practice resources), Alt HealthWatch, Health Business, and a number of journals in full-text covering topics such as biomedicine, nursing, and psychology.
The JBI database includes content and tools to help in evidence-based practice implementation. There are systematic reviews, recommended practices, evidence summeries, and more. Included tools are designed to help EBP policy and practice manual development, and the resources are desinged to help asses the quality of research.
MD Consult offers a Medline interface, full text resources including 48 medical reference books, over 70 journals and clinics, comprehensive drug information, more than 1000 clinical practice guidelines, more than 5,000 customizable patient education handouts, daily personalized clinical updates, and online CME.
DXplain is a clinical decision support tool. If your patient is a real stumper as a diagnostic dilemma, then try out this program where you enter signs and symptoms, including lab and imaging findings to help generate a differential diagnosis.
UpToDate is a clinical diagnostic tool available only on computers connected to the St. Luke's Network. Staff physicans can use UpToDate to track CME credits. To obtain a login for this service, please contact the St. Luke's Help Desk at 381-HELP (381-4357) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Natural Standard contains a suite of Integrative Medicine databases, including information regarding food, herbals and supplements.
The PubMed interface to the Medline database is a free, publicly available service of the National Library of Medicine. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources, though to access most articles a subscription to the journal is required.
Consumer Health, Patient Education and Non-Clinical Resources
(In addition to the resources available as part of the EBSCOHost and MD Consult resources listed above)
MedlinePlus is a resource for patient education materials. It brings together authoritative information from National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.
Available only on computers connected to the St. Luke's Network, the CareNotes system is the St. Luke's standard for providing materials for patient education.
The LilI portal includes access to a number of databases made available by the Idaho Commission for Libraries. These databases cover a variety of topics beyond healthcare.
For additional resources, please visit our page on Consumer Health.
Full Text Providers
EJS is a linking management tool used to provide access to subscribed fulltext online content. St. Luke's journal subscriptions are linked through EJS to enable more consitent access. While the EJS search engine may be useful for some users, the library staff recommends searching journal titles in the library Catalog for a more complete index of the titles available.
The Ovid package of journals includes the LWW and Adis collections. These titles can be accessed through the Ovid search engine, but the library staff recommends searching journal titles in the library Catalog for a more complete index of the titles available.
STAT!Ref is a provider of medical books online in full text.
For more information regarding full text online content, please contact Amy Claybaugh, 381-2275, in the Boise Health Sciences Library.