How-to-guide for subscription resources
ClinicalKey - Clinical Key is a point-of-care clinical information service. It provides access to a unique combination of medical reference books, medical journals, drug information, and practice guidelines.
CINAHL - Cumulative Index for Nursing and Allied Health Literature - search Evidence Based Practice Nursing Literature.
Cochrane - Database of Systematic Reviews
DynaMedex - Point of Care Tool - comprehensive bullet points of treatment options, in-depth drug information, and advanced search capabilities of Micromedex
MICROMEDEX - Evidence-based clinical reference consists of a set of clinical decision support knowledge bases, including NeoFax Pediatrics, DRUGDEX, MARTINDALE, REPRORISK, POISINDEX, and RED BOOK Online.
Ovid Medline - Advanced Literature Searching access to databases such as EmCare, and Medline.
PubMed - Literature searching access that links to Sarasota's holdings in PubMed - full-text available.
STAT!Ref - Full-text searchable medical books.
TRIP Database - clinical research evidence
Natural Medicines - Clinical data on natural medicines, herbal medicines, and dietary supplements used in the Western world is compiled by pharmacists and physicians.
UpToDate - UpToDate is an evidence-based point-of-care resource authored by physicians.
How do I search the databases? Click a video for a quick review!
Click the blue hyperlink to watch a quick start video of the SMHCS Medical Library's subscription resources
SMH Medical Library - This tutorial demonstrates how you can improve your EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) search results using limiters, expanders, and facets found on the result list screen.
AccessMedicine - This tutorial demonstrates how to use ebooks including printing chapters and how to search through an ebook.
CINAHL - This tutorial demonstrates the basic searching features of the suite of CINAHL databases on EBSCOhost.
Cochrane Library - This tutorial demonstrates advanced searching features for locating systematic reviews.
DynaMed - This tutorial demonstrates the features and functionality of EBSCO's DynaMed interface. Included are searching, browsing, and following topics.
LexiComp - This tutorial demonstrates how to access information about FDA-approved indications, off-label uses, pharmacokinetic data, safety information, pharmacology, and monitoring. Includes AHFS Drug Information.
MircoMedex - This tutorial demonstrates how to access summaries and detailed monographs for drugs and drug interactions. Includes NeoFax, Drug Interactions, Drug Identification, IV Compatibility, Drug Comparisons, and RED BOOK online.
Ovid - This tutorial demonstrates how to conduct a basic search in Ovid Medline including search functionality and semantics.
Stat!Ref - This tutorial demonstrates how to search for Full-text cross-searchable reference books including other resources such as Stedman's Medical Dictionary and MedCalc 3000,
UpToDate - This tutorial demonstrates advanced searching features including how to review lab results and lab Interpretation monographs in your search results.
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 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 full-text 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 institution's digital library, you will need an OpenAthens account to access SMH subscription resources from off-campus.
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.