Library:Health Information Resources Provided by Professional Associations and Employers

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The following is a list of health information resources provided by professional association and employers in BC and Canada. This will facilitate planning instructional sessions and referring non-UBC patrons to appropriate resources. The focus is on BC organizations and employers but national organizations are included when relevant.

Inspired by: Chatterley, T., Storie, D., Chambers, T., Buckingham, J., Shiri, A., & Dorgan, M. (2012). Health information support provided by professional associations in Canada. Health information and libraries journal, 29(3), 233–41. doi:10.1111/j.1471-1842.2012.00993.x

Organization Librarian Library Mediated Searching EHLBC Databases
Canadian Medical Association Yes ? Yes No Medline (OvidSP), DynaMed, MD Consult, Stat!Ref, AccessMedicine, AnatomyTV, BMJ Best Practice
College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC Yes Yes Yes Yes Medline, CINAHL, PsycINFO, EBMR, Best Practice, First Consult, AccessMedicine.
CRNBC Staff Library - College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia Yes CRNBC staff only CRNBC staff only Yes - CRNBC staff access only. CRNBC staff only - Biomedical Reference Collection: Comprehensive Edition, CINAHL Complete, EMBR (Cochrane), Health Business Full Text, LWW Total Access Collection 2015 with Neurology, MEDLINE with Full Text, Ovid Medline, PsycARTICLES, PsycINFO, RxTx
NurseOne No No No No. Access via self-registration for Canadian Registered Nurses Online books from ebrary and myilibrary
Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia Yes No Yes Yes Mostly eHLBC resources
Providence Health Care No No No Yes eHLbc core resources plus AnatomyTV, Lexicomp Online Drug Information; RxTx; UpToDate
Vancouver Public Library Yes Yes Yes (fee for service) No Diseases, Health, & Wellness ebooks (subset of Gale Virtual Reference Library); RxTx
British Columbia Dental Association No No No No
British Columbia Pharmacy Association No No No No
Canadian Dental Association No Yes
No No
Canadian Pharmacists Association No No No No
Canadian Physiotherapy Association No Yes
(online access
to databases
password required)
No No OrthoEvidence, EBSCO RRC
College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia No No No No
College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC No No No No
Most licensed practical nurses
have EHLBC
at work.
College of Pharmacists of British Columbia No No No No
College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia No No No No

Source: Google Doc