Library Databases

Library Databases

APA Style Sources

Mastering APA Style (Don't forget to check the Library Page in MESA for additional APA resources!!)

Consumer Patient Information

Consumer and Patient Teaching Information
  • Medline Plus MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and consumers. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, drugs, supplements, conditions, and wellness issues
  • MedScape To provide clinicians and other healthcare professionals with the most timely, comprehensive, and relevant clinical & health information
  • healthfinder? Healthfinder? is an award-winning Federal web site for consumers
  • This web site is operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians
  • UpToDate Patient Information Consumer/Professional Health Information
  • provides timely and trustworthy patient guides about heart attack, blood pressure, cholesterol, stroke, diet, and more.
  • NOAH (New York Online Access to Health) NOAH provides access to high quality consumer health information in English and Spanish

Free Articles on the Internet

Internet Search Engines

Search Engines Reccomended by the Library
  • Google Internet Search Engine
  • Yahoo Internet Search Engine
  • Nursing Resources. This website is designed to benefit nursing students.
  • Bing Search engine

Library Catalogs

Capital District Libraries Catalogs.
  • Catalog Find a book or journal in Capital District libraries as well as internationally
  • CaDiLaC Online (CDLC) Online catalog - search the collections of Memorial and Samaritan Health Sciences Libraries here - provided by the Capital District Library Council - search library catalogs of local college and public libraries

Lungs and Heart sounds

audio sounds

N Y S Newspaper Project

Locate Newspapers Articles

Professional Health information

Resources for Professional Health Information
  • Hardin MD Pictures Free medical pictures, disease pictures, free medical images, medical conditions pictures, medical diagrams, free medical photos, health pictures, pictures of diseases, and medical photographs.
  • DynaMed: DynaMed is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians, nurses and other health care professionals for use at the point of care. Updated daily with over 3,200 topics and over 500 medical journals. EBSCO login ID and password needed to access DynaMed
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Provide reliable health information
  • Portal Northeast Health Portal for employees and nursing students
  • MESA-School of Nursing Course Portal for AMH and SAM SONs MESA-School of Nursing Course Portal for AMH and SAM SONs
  • Head to Toe Assessment Video Nursing 1 at AMH. Please watch parts 1-6. This You Tube video may not work on library computers
  • Library Help Desk - MEMORIAL Send a question to Library staff at Memorial Hospital!
  • PDR Health Physicians' Desk Reference Online drug information guide and information about side effects, interactions, and diseases
  • WebMD Quality health information
  • Nutrition Data Nutrition Data provides complete nutrional fact, information, and calorie counter
  • How to Say It Free online talking dictionary - good resource for medical pronunciation
  • Provides easy-to-read, in-depth, authoritative medical information for consumers via its robust, user-friendly, interactive website.
  • Lung Sounds U Tube Lung Sounds
  • MESA E-mail (ON-SITE ONLY) Access your student e-mail; if you need to reset your password, please contact Angela @
  • Lippincott Advisor Clinical online reference tool available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; an expanding collection of more than 3,500 evidence-based entries
  • Lippincott Procedures Provides real-time access to step-by-step guides for over 1,600 evidence-based procedures and skills in a variety of specialty settings.
  • Lexicomp Helps healthcare professionals make safer and faster decisions with easy-to-use clinical information and advanced technology. Lexicomp is one of the trusted applications of Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information, provider of a complete solution to strengthen and support your medication decisions.
  • UptoDate Online Access to Evidence-based Clinical Information
  • Library Help Desk - SAMARITAN Send a question to Library staff at Samaritan Hospital!
  • MESA E-mail (OFF-SITE ONLY) Access your student e-mail; if you need to reset your password, please contact Angela @
  • Hardin MD Information in health and medicine
  • Lung Sounds U Tube Lung Sounds

Scholarly Literature Searching

Searching for Scholarly & Peer Review Literature & Nursing Academic
  • EBSCOHost Database EBSCO is a comprehensive, reference tool containing medical and nursing databases such as CINAHL Full-Text and Nursing & Allied Health Collection. Abstracts, full-text articles, and peer-reviewed literature are available here. Login ID and password needed to access EBSCO
  • Herbert W. Dickerman Library Wadsworth Center - NYS Department of Health New York State DOH Library
  • Hardin MD Free Medical Journals : PubMed Search The National Library of Medicine to search in PubMed Medline for free full-text articels
  • PubMed Central (PMC) PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's digital archive of life sciences journal literature.
  • Nursing Center Journals Listings Find articles from over 50 trusted nursing journals and over 900 CE activities and thousands of clinical articles from over 50 leading Lippincott Williams and Wilkins nursing journals
  • PubMed PubMed comprises more than 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and nursing literature. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
  • Google Scholar Search for scholarly literature


Tutorials for Quick, Efficient Training
  • Study Skills Study skills & self-help information
  • EBSCOhost Tutorials on their Youtube Channel These tutorials are independent of the actual EBSCOhost database and can be used with any computer that has Internet access.
  • UpToDate Overview Tutorial Quick Tutorial on how to conduct a search in UpToDate, infomration about apps, and other useful infomration about Uptodate.
  • Savvy Web Searching This tutorial is to help create savvy web surfers who are able to find high quality information sources and critically appraise these resources (and other information sources) in terms of purpose, authority, accuracy, currency/timeliness, and coverage.

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