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  • AccessAnesthesiology*

    AccessAnesthesiology from McGraw-Hill leads the way with a new generation of anesthesiology reference tools, merging a compendium of 13 renowned medical resources with exclusive procedural videos, customizable curriculum functionality, and powerful search functions, along with tables and charts designed for quick reference.

  • AccessEmergency Medicine*

    AccessEmergency Medicine from McGraw-Hill, physicians and residents will find answers in one click for a broad spectrum of complaints encountered in the ED, with more than ten titles ranging from pediatric emergencies to orthopedic emergencies to poisoning to trauma, links to deeper information on different presentations, diagnostic tests, procedures, video CME offerings, and more.

  • AccessMedicine*

    AccessMedicine from McGraw-Hill is an online resource that provides clinicians and researchers with access to more than 60 medical titles, updated content, thousands of photos and illustrations, interactive self-assessment, case files, diagnostic tools, a comprehensive search platform, and the ability to download content to a mobile device.

  • AccessPharmacy*

    AccessPharmacy from McGraw-Hill is an online curricular resource designed to meet the changing demands of pharmacy education. Access Pharmacy allows users to select a core curriculum topic, browse by organ system, review textbooks, or search across more than 25 leading pharmacy online references.

  • AccessPhysiotherapy*

    AccessPhysiotherapy from McGraw-Hill is a resource for physical therapy students and educators, delivering core modalities and concepts in an interactive setting. Leading the next generation of online physical therapy resources, Access Physiotherapy features content from 13 leading McGraw-Hill texts, interactive imaging content, exclusive multimedia with over 90 videos, and flexible curricular tools.

  • AccessSurgery*

    AccessSurgery from McGraw-Hill is an integrated online resource that provides surgical residents and practicing surgeons with both clinical fundamentals and quick answers to surgical inquiries from more than 15 trusted sources. Access Surgery’s unique curriculum-based approach combined with its unmatched resources, updates, and multimedia features make it an essential part of any resident education program.

  •* (Primal Pictures) allows you to explore human anatomy in a 3D interactive model. Interact with anatomy by peeling away layers, rotating models, and reconstructing layers back to their original structure. Compare 3D images to MRI slices to aid in diagnosis and management of injuries. includes Systemic Anatomy, Regional Anatomy, Primal Interactive Human: The 3D Real-time Body, Sports Injuries Series, Surgery Series and Specialty Titles.

  • AORN Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices* - 2014 edition

    This text provides scope of practice definitions, recommended practices, guidelines and guidance statements, and an appendix of other resources. The recommended practices section includes recommended practices documents in five categories: aseptic practice, equipment and product safety, patient and worker safety, patient care, and sterilization and disinfection.
    No remote access via Athens - Available only at a VA facility

  • APIC Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology*

    More than 300 infection prevention experts have completed a text that serves as one of the most valuable tools for infection preventionists throughout the world, the APIC Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology. The 1,700-page document, now in its 4th edition, has been completely revised and is now available, offering a concise information resource containing more than 120 expanded and enhanced chapters.

  • Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation* (AAMI) Standards

    No remote access via Athens - Available only at a VA facility

  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text*

    CINAHL offers complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses' Association. CINAHL covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.

  • ClinicalKey*

    ClinicalKey is a clinical search engine, including full-text books, journals, guidelines and multimedia. Contains Elsevier published content of 521 journals, 900+ clinical texts, procedure videos and much more.
    Link for access when offsite/requires Athens account

  • Cochrane Library*

    Includes Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR), Health Technology Assessment (HTA), and NHS Economic Evaluation Database (EED).
    See these instructions for remote access via Athens.

  • Corporate Executive Board (CEB)
    CEB provides research and executive education for IT professionals, including quantitative databases, best practices case studies, on-demand customized research, interactive member networking events, and online benchmarking data, issue-specific resource centers, and diagnostic tools and templates. OI&T has subscriptions for the following topics: Requires a personal account.Initial registration must be completed on-site at VA.

  • Exam Master*

    Practice tests for USMLE 3, NCLEX-RN, PSNCE/PANRE, ABFM Family Medicine, ABIM, FNP, ABP and ABS certification exams. NOTE: A free, one-time registration for a personal account is required.
    Remote access with username and password. See Remote Access page for further instructions.

  • First Consult*

    First Consult is a Web-based clinical decision support resource that leverages evidence-based medical information to deliver answers that are trusted, quick, and accessible anytime, anywhere. First Consult is included in MDConsult and may be searched directly or through a search conducted in Clinical Key.

  • Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice 2011

    No remote access via Athens - Available only at a VA facility

  • International Dietetics & Nutrition Terminology Reference Manual (IDNT)* - Fourth Edition

    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics's (formerly American Dietetics Association –ADA) standardized language for the nutrition care process.

  • JAMAEvidence*

    An evidence-based medicine tool, JAMAevidence helping decision makers identify the best available evidence. Includes guides to the systematic consideration of the validity, importance, and applicability of claims about the assessment of health problems and the outcomes of health care.

  • Joint Commission Manual E-dition 2014

    No remote access via Athens - Available only at a VA facility

  • Lexicomp Online for Dentistry*

    Lexicomp Online for Dentistry provides dental professionals with dental specific pharmacology information and drug interaction analysis tools to ensure medication safety in the dental clinic. This database also features a complete dental reference library of 12 dental textbooks.

  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)*

    LISTA indexes more than 580 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

  • McGraw-Hill Medical*

    McGraw-Hill Medical allows you to search across all 6 Access databases at once. The Access databases include AccessMedicine, AccessAnesthesiology, AccessEmergency Medicine, AccessPharmacy, AccessPhysiotherapy and AccessSurgery.

  • McKesson InterQual Book View (2010 through 2014)

    InterQual evidence-based clinical decision support criteria.
    No remote access via Athens - Available only at a VA facility

  • MDConsult*

    Offers access to full-text articles from over 80 medical journals and Clinics, 50 leading medical references across a wide range of specialties, clinically relevant drug information, and over 10,000 patient handouts. MDConsult may be searched directly or through a search conducted in Clinical Key.

  • Medical Disability Advisor

    This reference is designed for use by medical and nonmedical professionals whose positions require familiarity with the injuries and illnesses of working people.
    No remote access via Athens - Available only at a VA facility

  • Mosby's Nursing Consult*

    Mosby's Nursing Consult leverages content from leading nursing resources to help nurses quickly find answers to pressing clinical questions and bring evidence-based best practices to the point of care.

  • Mosby's Skills*

    Mosby's Skills provides online access to evidence-based skills and procedures. Over 1,000 skills are featured within specialties such as Critical Care Nursing, Emergency Nursing, Mental Health, Oncology and more.

  • National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC)*

    The National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) is a comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents.

  • Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database*

    Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database provides scientifically reliable answers to questions about dietary supplements and alternative therapies. Updated daily, the Database has information on supplements' safety, benefits, side effects, drug interactions and more.
    No remote access via Athens - Available only at a VA facility

  • Natural Standard*

    Natural Standard was founded by healthcare providers and researchers to provide high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine including dietary supplements and integrative therapies.
    No remote access via Athens - Available only at a VA facility

  • Nutrition Care Manual*

    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Nutrition Care Manual (NCM) is a web-based diet and professional practice manual for Registered Dietitians, Dietetic Technicians Registered, and allied health professionals. NCM features evidence-based nutrition care information for 100+ diseases, conditions, and topics; includes patient education handouts, meal plans, and calculators.
    Remote access with username and password. See Remote Access page for further instructions.

  • oneSOURCE Document Site*

    oneSOURCE Document Site accumulates, organizes, and maintains up to date manufacturers’ instructions for processing of surgical instruments and devices. The database may be searched via a catalog number, the manufacturer, description and more.
    No remote access via Athens - Available only at a VA facility

  • OvidMD*

    OvidMD is a clinical, evidence-based tool that combines content from UpToDate, MEDLINE, and Ovid journals. Quickly access current journal research, evidence–based guidelines, and ebooks with full-text links.

  • PILOTS (Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress) Database

    The PILOTS Database (Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress) Database is an electronic index to the worldwide literature on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health consequences of exposure to traumatic events.

  • Procedures Consult*

    Provides online multimedia procedures training and reference tool that helps physicians, medical residents, and students prepare for, perform, and test their knowledge of top medical procedures. Procedures Consult may be searched directly or through a search conducted in Clinical Key.


    PsycARTICLES is a database offering complete access to the full text of more than 80 landmark journals in behavioral science and related fields ranging from education, to nursing, to business, to neuroscience.

  • PsycBOOKS*

    PsycBOOKS is a full-text database that provides electronic access to thousands of scholarly and professional titles published by APA, including recent titles in psychological and behavioral science, plus a substantial backfile of classic and historic works.


    PsychiatryOnline is a web-based research portal from the American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. providing online access to major print reference materials and journals in the area of psychiatry. Included are the DSM® Library featuring the popular Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - DSM-5®, and the American Journal of Psychiatry.

  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection*

    Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. This is the world's largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals.

  • PsycINFO*

    PsycINFO is an expansive abstracting and indexing database with more than 3 million records devoted to peer-reviewed literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health, making it an ideal discovery and linking tool for scholarly research in a host of disciplines.

  • PsycTESTS*

    PsycTESTS is a research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration.

  • PubMed*

    PubMed provides over 23 million citations for biomedical literature, including MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. By selecting your medical center’s unique link from the drop-down below, you will be provided links to full-text articles, when available.

  • Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Source*

    Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Source provides broad content coverage in the rehabilitation and sports medicine fields. Content is included from orthopedics, physiology, nutrition, sports exercise, physical therapy, and more.

  • Rehabilitation Reference Center*

    Rehabilitation Reference Center is an evidence-based clinical reference tool for use by rehabilitation clinicians at the point-of-care. RRC provides therapists and students with the best available evidence for their information needs in the areas of: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and more. RRC is designed to deliver current valid and relevant information at the point-of-care so that rehabilitation specialists can build customized treatment regimens for patients, using the best available evidence.

  • Reprotox*

    Reprotox contains summaries on the effects of medications, chemicals, infections, and physical agents on pregnancy, reproduction, and development.
    Remote access with username and password. See Remote Access page for further instructions.

  • Sanford Guide Web Edition*

    Focused, evidence-based treatment recommendations for bacterial, fungal, mycobacterial, parasitic and viral infections with comprehensive anti-infective drug information, immunization recommendations, prophylactic antimicrobial therapy and comparative tabular data. Fully searchable content and browse-able disease topic outlines, updated regularly.
    Remote access with username and password. See Remote Access page for further instructions.

  • Social Work Reference Center*

    A social work reference tool designed for clinical professionals dedicated to improving patient quality of life. This resource includes care sheets, patient information, and images usable in all clinical settings - including hospitals, elder-care centers, and mental healthcare facilities. All evidence is rigorously evaluated and topics are updated as evidence changes.

  • SocIndex with Full Text*

    This research database provide users with a wealth of professional and scholarly tools encompassing the broad spectrum of sociological study. This trusted database features more than 2.1 million records with subject headings from a 20,000+ term sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and lexicographers and contains abstracts for more than 1,300 "core" coverage journals dating as far back as 1895.

  • STATdx*

    STATdx is a point-of-care diagnostic decision support system for radiologists. NOTE: A free, one-time registration for a personal account using your VA email address is required. There are a limited number of concurrent seats, so please remember to log off.
    Remote access with username and password.

  • UpToDate*

    UpToDate® is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource which clinicians trust to make the right point-of-care decisions.
    Not part of the National Core Collection. UpToDate is either a local or VISN level purchase.

  • VA/DOD Clinical Practice Guidelines*

    Recommendations for the performance or exclusion of specific procedures or services derived through a rigorous methodological approach.

  • VisualDX*

    VisualDX is an image-based differential diagnosis tool that is designed to help quickly identify dermatological diseases or conditions at the point of care. Includes more than 16,000 images of over 900 visually identifiable diseases, drug reactions, and infections.