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 full-text journals and allows clients to link
to full-text from journal citations within National Library of Medicine's
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 a robust collection of full text for nursing and allied health journals,
providing full text for more than 760 journals indexed in
CINAHL. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used
journals in the
CINAHL index - with not embargo. Content covers nursing, biomedicine, health
sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health
and 17 allied health disciplines.
CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the core research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature.
Full text coverage dates back to 1937.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews contains full text articles, as well as protocols focusing on the effects
of health care. The reviews are highly structured and systematic, with
evidence included or excluded on the basis of explicit quality criteria,
to minimize bias. Data for the more than 4,800 records 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.
Health Business Elite provides comprehensive journal content detailing all aspects of health
care administration and other non-clinical aspects of health care institution
management. Topics covered include hospital management, hospital administration,
marketing, human resources, computer technology, facilities management
and insurance. The database contains full text content for more than 570 journals.
MEDLINE Complete provides authoritative information on general health and medicine, nursing,
pharmacology, dentistry, genetics and genomics, veterinary medicine, the
health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. It is the world's
most comprehensive source of full text for medical journals, providing
full text for more than 2,000 journals indexed in
MEDLINE. This wide-ranging file contains full text for many of the most used journals
in the MEDLINE index - with no embargo. With coverage dating back to 1809
and full-text back to 1865, it is the definitive research tool for medical
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,
including nearly 300 peer-reviewed titles, covering the areas of nursing,
biomedicine, health sciences, consumer health and allied health disciplines.
Nearly all full text titles included are indexed in
CINAHL. Full text information dates as far back as 1975.
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.
It also provides particularly strong converage in child and adolescent
psychology and various areas of counseling.This is the world's largest
full text psychology database offering full text coverage for more than
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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