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Clinical Key is a point of care clinical information services. It provides access to a unique combination of medical reference books, medical journals, drug information, and practice guidelines.
Cumulative Index for Nursing and Allied Health Literature - search Evidence Based Practice Nursing Literature.
Evidence-based clinical reference which consists of a set of clinical decision support knowledge bases, including NeoFax Pediatrics, DRUGDEX, MARTINDALE, REPRORISK, POISINDEX, and RED BOOK Online.
Advanced Literature Searching access to databases such as EmCare, and Medline.
Literature searching access that links to Sarasota's holdings in PubMed - full-text available.
Full-text searchable medical books.
Clinical data on natural medicines, herbal medicines and dietary supplements used in the western world which is compiled by pharmacists and physicians.
UpToDate is an evidence-based point of care resources authored by physicians.
How do I login to the digital library?
When you use the search bar located on the top of the SMHCS Medical Library's homepage, you will be prompted to login in order to obtain full text access to journals. The procedure is the same if you wish to enter into a subscription database.
When you are prompted with login options, which will occur after you select a database or enter a search term and execute the top search bar - you will need to select one of two pathways.
1. Select "SMH Network" if you are an SMHCS employee.
2. Select "OpenAthens" if you are affilated with SMHCS but do not have SMHCS Network credentials.
If you are accessing a resource directly through a publisher's website without going through the SMHCS Medical Library's digital library, look for "Institutional Login" (wording many vary), and type in "Sarasota Memorial Health Care System from the institution list, select and log in using either your SMHCS or OpenAthens credentials.
For best results, use a browser other than Internet Explorer. The Library's website, and most modern websites, no longer support Internet Explorer due to a lack of standards compliance.
Sometimes browser caching may cause problems accessing the Library's resources. Try clearing the browser cache and restarting the browser if you experience access issues.
Where ever you are located in the world, and you find that you are in need of medical information, simply search the internet for "SMHCS Medical Library" and login.
How do I use the search bar?
Below you will find simple steps that will guide you towards success in your efforts to use the digital library search bar located on the top of this page. Please do not hesitate to email the Medical Library for assistance with any element of your research needs.
I need an OpenAthens Account
Click on the "Request an OpenAthens account" blue bar under Library Services (top right)
I need to find a known citation
Click in the search bar located on the top of this page
Type or drop the title of your article into the search bar
Click on "Conduct Literature Search" until it appears blue
Locate your title and either click; 1. the "PDF Full Text" icon for fulltext or 2. click on the "Fulltext Finder" to be directed to a subscription database or 3. click on Request from "SMH Medical Library", enter your name and hit "Submit"
I need assistance searching
Email your request to:
Please note: similar to any academic instution's digital library, you will need an OpenAthens account to access SMH subcription resources from off campus.
The mission of SMHCS Medical Library is to provide all staff unfettered access to evidence based medical information ensuring that the right information gets to the right team member, at the right time – all in the interest of increasing quality healthcare and patient safety for SMHCS.
Clinical Librarian:Yvonne N. Boudreau, MLIS, MS, AHIP, Manager, SMHCS Medical Library
Hours: All SMHCS Team Members may enter the Medical Library 24 hours a day by swiping their ID Badge at the entrance door.
Food, Drink: The Medical Library is a designated space where you are not only able to re-charge the mind, but also able to re-fuel the body. So, bring your coffee and your lunch but please keep your work space super clean.
Cell Phone Usage: Work associated cell phone usage is welcomed. Please be courteous.
Pandemic Policy: Masks must be worn at all times while in the library. Please wipe your mouse & keyboard after use - supplies provided.
Visitor Policy: Out of an abundance of caution, the Medical Library is temporarily closed to the public. Please visit this webpage to view the SMHCS visitor policy.
Contact: SMH Medical Library email is : Medical-Library@SMH.com
Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Waldemere Tower, 3rd Floor
1700 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239
Please email: Medical-Library@SMH.com for inquiries or assistance.