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Health Source Package & Nursing Reference Center Renewal 2020-2021

Response Deadline: 
December 11, 2020

Subscription Term


January 1, 2021


December 31, 2021

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.

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 eHLbc'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

Pricing has increased by 1.5% over 2020 prices.



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 is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists—long recognized as an authority on educating patients about drug use and safety, and a founding member of the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE). This database includes drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers 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

This full-text database covers a wide variety of subjects, including information on specific diseases as well as overall health topics. Subjects include fitness, nutrition, diabetes, aging, women's health, children's health and more. Additionally, with Health Source: Consumer Edition, users have access to Clinical Reference Systems reports, in both English and Spanish, and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary.

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

An upgrade option to the Health Source Package is available. Subscribers to the Health Source Package can upgrade to Nursing Reference Center or Nursing Reference Center Plus. Vendor descriptions of the nursing reference databases:

Nursing Reference Center provides evidence-based information for point of care, continuing education, nursing research and more. With this database, nurses can get answers to questions quickly, strengthen their nursing skills and read full-text journal articles anytime and anywhere.

Nursing Reference Center Plus

Master nursing best practices with the premier source for evidence-based information designed specifically for nurses. Unmatched in scope, nurses use Nursing Reference Center Plus to get answers to questions quickly, access care plans, watch video demonstrations, strengthen nursing skills, earn continuing education credits and much more.

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Last updated: October 12, 2018


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
  • Langara College
  • North Island College
  • Northern Lights College
  • Selkirk College
  • University of Victoria
  • Vancouver Community College

Health Source Package + Nursing Reference Center Plus

  • Okanagan College

To CANCEL or to CHANGE OPTIONS, member institutions should contact the eHLbc Administrative Centre by the response deadline.

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