EBSCOhost provides access to all the medical databases described below.
Only individuals affiliated with Torrance Memorial are allowed access and
a user ID and password are required.
To access the databases on the internet enter
http://search.ebscohost.com. A link is also available on Torrance Memorial's
TMI page. For user ID, password and additional information please contact the
Medical Library at (310) 517-4720.
EBSCOhost Web: In January 2004 Torrance Memorial's Medical Library began a subscription to
EBSCOhost Web that provides access to approximately 900 full-text journals and allows
clients to link to full-text from journal citations within National Library
PubMed (MEDLINE) database. Most of the journals covered are available in PDF format. Databases
to which the Medical Library subscribes include:
CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing
and allied health journals, providing full text for more than 750 journals
CINAHL. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used
journals in the
CINAHL index - with not embargo.
CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health
Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials is a bibliography of controlled trials identified by contributors to the
Cochrane Collaboration and others, as part of an international effort
to hand search the world's journals and create an unbiased source
of data for systematic reviews.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews contains full text articles, as well as protocols focusing on the effects
of health care. Data is evidence-based medicine and is often combined
statistically (with meta-analysis) to increase the power of the findings
of numerous studies, each too small to produce reliable results individually.
Cochrane Methodology Register
(CMR) is a bibliography of publications which report on methods used in the
conduct of controlled trials. It includes journal articles, books and
conference proceedings; these articles are taken from the
MEDLINE database and from hand searches. The database contains studies of methods
used in reviews and more general methodological studies which could be
relevant to anyone preparing systematic reviews. CMR records contain the
title of the article, information on where it was published (bibliographic
details), and in some cases, a summary of the article. CMR is produced
by the UK Cochrane Centre, on behalf of the Cochrane Methodology Review Group.
Health Business Elite with Full Text provides full text from 490 journals. It provides comprehensive journal
content detailing all aspects of health care administration and other
non-clinical aspects of health care institution management.
MEDLINE Complete with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for medical
journals, providing full text for more than 1,450 journals indexed in
MEDLINE. Of those, more than 1,430 have cover-to-cover indexing in
MEDLINE, and of those, 553 are not found with full text in any version of
Health Source or
Biomedical Reference Collection.
NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED) assists decision-makers in the world of professional health care by providing
information on the costs and effects of drugs, treatments and procedures.
Economic evaluations - the cost-benefit analysis of two or more different
medical treatments - from around the world are systematically identified,
described and appraised for quality while their relative strengths and
weaknesses are explored and highlighted. The database contains over 6,000
abstracts of quality-assessed economic evaluations and more than 21,000
total records. It is produced by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
(CRD) at the University of York, UK.
Nursing & Allied Health Collection: Comprehensive is designed for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators
and researchers. This database provides full text for nearly 400 journals
covering the areas of nursing, biomedicine, health sciences, consumer
health and allied health disciplines. Nearly all full text titles included
are indexed in
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 560 journals.
Nursing Reference Center: In July 2010 Torrance Memorial's Medical Library began a subscription to
Nursing Reference Center that is a comprehensive reference tool designed to provide relevant clinical
resources to nurses and other health care professionals, directly at the
point-of-care. This database offers staff nurses, nurse administrators
and nurse faculty the best available and most recent clinical evidence
from thousands of full-text documents.
Nursing Reference Center was selected because it is updated daily; all information is evidence-based;
provides unlimited free access remotely; aligns nicely with Magnet and
Joint Commission requirements; is quick and easy to read; and, is concise
and to the point. Features of
Nursing Reference Center include, but are not limited to:
- Conditions and diseases
- Evidence-based care sheets
- Drug information
- Lab and diagnosis detail
- Best practice guidelines
- Patient education resources
- Continuing education
- Nursing skills and procedures
- Cultural competencies
- Point-of-care reference books
- Full-text journals
- Research instruments
- Legal cases
- Latest medical news
Nursing Reference Center is produced and reviewed by nurses, ensuring that nurses are accessing
the most relevant information available to meet day-to-day patient care
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