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Health Source Package & Nursing Reference Center Renewal 2015-2016

Response Deadline: 
December 16, 2015

Subscription Term


January 1, 2016


December 31, 2016

Pricing is now available for the EBSCO Health Source Package, consisting of Health Source Consumer Edition, Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition, Alt HealthWatch, and AHFS Consumer Medication Information.

Starting this year, Nursing Reference Center (NRC) and Nursing Reference Center Plus (NRC+) are also available for licensing with the Health Source Package. At this time, pricing for NRC and NRC+ is only available for e-HLbc's post-secondary institutions because NRC is utilized and sold differently in the health sector. If there is interest on the part of the health sector, we will go back to EBSCO Health to see what pricing is available.

The subscription options are as follows:

  • Health Source Package
  • Health Source Package + Nursing Reference Center
  • Health Source Package + Nursing Reference Center Plus



The Health Source Package and Nursing Reference Center license consists of two bundles: The Health Source Package and the Health Source Package with Nursing Reference Center or Nursing Reference Center Plus.

Health Source Package
The Health Source Package includes the following EBSCO health databases:

  • AHFS Consumer Medication Information, published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. AHFS consists of drug information monographs and "how-to" monographs for administering different types of medications.
  • Alt HealthWatch is a full-text alternative health research database focused on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers the latest information about the evolving practice of holistic medicine and therapies.
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition is a rich collection of consumer health information provides access to full-text consumer health magazines and reference books. It also includes searchable full text for current health pamphlets.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition is a trusted full-text database covering nursing and allied health topics, including pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law and more. 

Nursing Reference Center
Nursing Reference Center and Nursing Reference Center Plus are add-ons to the Health Source package:

  • Nursing Reference Center is designed specifically for nurses, this resource provides evidence-based information for point of care, continuing education, nursing research and more. With Nursing Reference Center (NRC), nurses can get answers to questions quickly, strengthen their nursing skills and read full-text journal articles anytime and anywhere.
  • Nursing Reference Center Plus is a nurse's time is a prized commodity and in order to provide the best care possible, they need to quickly find the right answers to clinical questions every time. With Nursing Reference Center Plus, an evidence-based information resource designed by nurses for nurses, users can do just that. Unmatched in scope, nurses turn to Nursing Reference Center Plus for all their practice, education and research needs.

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Last updated: February 24, 2021


Response Instructions

To RENEW, no response is required from the following institutions:

Health Source Package

  • Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine
  • Camosun College
  • College of New Caledonia
  • College of the Rockies
  • Justice Institute of BC
  • Langara College
  • Northern Lights College
  • Selkirk College
  • University of Victoria
  • Vancouver Community College
  • Vancouver Island University

Health Source Package & NRC

  • North Island College

To JOIN, CHANGE OPTIONS, or CANCEL, libraries should contact e-HLbc by December 16, 2015.

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