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Research database & online journals

Electronic resources are available for VCH employees and physicians. Some of these resources can only be accessed by username and password. If you encounter access issues, contact Library Services at vchlibraryservices@vch.ca.

Electronic resources

VCH Library Catalogue
Search for books, AV materials and print journals held in local VCH Library collections. Requests can be placed online for items you wish to borrow.
Anatomy & Physiology Online
With 19 body system modules - complete with clear 3D images, comprehensive text, clinical and case studies, learning objectives and quizzes -  APO provides all of the online, supplemental material needed to support a 2-semester anatomy and physiology course.
CINAHL
With CINAHL Complete, users get fast and easy access to top nursing and allied health journals, evidence-based care sheets, and quick lessons. CINAHL Complete also includes indexing for more than 5,000 journals, searchable cited references for more than 1,460 journals, full text dating back to 1937 and more than 4 million records in total.
EBM Reviews
Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) Reviews is a definitive resource in evidence based medicine that combines the most trusted EBM resources into one database. EBMR includes the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, ACP Journal Club, the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE) and more. Resource can be searched individually or as a group.
Full Text Finder
Formerly A to Z Online Journals, Full Text Finder provides a single entry point to our entire electronic journal collection and access to thousands of online journals as part of the e-HLbc provincial library consortium. Usernames and passwords for individual journal titles may be required. 
Medline–(Ebsco)
Medline – (Ovid)
PubMed
MEDLINE is the premier bibliographic database that contains approximately 13 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a focus on biomedicine. Articles cover topics in medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system and the pre-clinical sciences. Indexes over 5000 journals in over 30 languages. Records go back to the 1940s.
Primal Pictures Interactive Anatomy
Primal Pictures is a comprehensive selection of dynamic, interactive modules featuring more than 6,500 highly accurate, three-dimensional anatomy models. Modules focus on individual organs, regions of the body, or anatomical systems.  Includes 3D views, clinical text, dissection slides and videos, animations, MRI correlations and quizzes.
PsycINFO
PsycINFO contains nearly 3 million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines. Journal coverage, which spans 1887 to present, includes international material selected from more than 2,500 periodicals in more than 25 languages. 97 percent of the covered material is peer-reviewed.
UpToDate
UpToDate is an evidence-based knowledge system authored by physicians to help clinicians make the right decisions at the point of care. All UpToDate content is written and edited by a global community of 4,800 physicians, world-renowned experts in their specialties. Authors follow a rigorous editorial process, continually reviewing the content to ensure it is of the highest quality and based on the latest evidence.
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