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Health Source Package & Nursing Reference Center

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:

  • Health Source: Consumer Edition
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
  • Alt HealthWatch
  • AHFS Consumer Medication Information

Vendor descriptions of the Health Source Package databases:

Health Source: Consumer Edition Health Source: Consumer Edition is a rich collection of consumer health information. This resource provides access to nearly 80 full text consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter, HealthFacts, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others. This database also includes searchable full text for current, health-related pamphlets and more than 110 health reference books, including books published by the People's Medical Society. Additionally, Health Source: Consumer Edition contains more than 18,800 Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish) and full text for current health pamphlets. Health Source: Consumer Edition covers topics such as AIDS, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, aging, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, women's health, etc.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides over 350 full text journals, and indexing and abstracts of more than 830 journals, focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including full text from Creative Nursing, Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Forum, Nursing Inquiry, and many more.

Alt HealthWatch focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers libraries full text articles for more than 200 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. Full text titles include American Journal of Chinese Medicine, American Journal of Homeopathic Medicine, California Journal of Oriental Medicine, European Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine, Journal of Asian Natural Products Research, Journal of the Australian Traditional-Medicine Society, Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association and many others. Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine.

AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted and recognized standard for patient drug information.  It is published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and is updated monthly.  It consists of drug information monographs written for consumers and "how-to" monographs for administering different types of medications such as eye drops and inhalers.

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  is the premier evidence-based information resource designed specifically for nurses. With Nursing Reference Center, 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 an evidence-based information resource designed specifically for nurses. With Nursing Reference Center Plus, you get all the content in Nursing Reference Center and much more including videos, images and new topics covering nursing management and leadership.