Online Resources: HSL eBook Collections

Do you know how many Health Sciences ebook collections are available through the Health Sciences Library (HSL)?  There are 15!  Some are available just to the Academic Health Center and others are available to the entire university.

eBook Collections – Features:

Most of these collections provide the opportunity to search across the entire collection or browse for a specific subject or title. Collections vary in what they include in addition to ebooks. Some include multimedia, cases, self-assessment, drug monographs, calculators and patient education while others also include journals and guidelines. Most include the option to create a personal account that provides the ability to print or email and often more. One collection, ClinicalKey requires a personal account in order to access the PDF full text of an ebook.

Over the next few weeks these ebook collections will be introduced more fully. In the meantime, feel free to explore the collections below.

Health Sciences Library eBook collections:

  1. AccessMedicine
  2. AccessPharmacy
  3. AccessSurgery
  4. ClinicalKey (medicine)
  5. PharmacyLibrary APhA Collection
  6. Psychiatryonline Collection (DSM-5 and other psychiatric titles)
  7. LWW Health Library/Basic & Anatomical Sciences Health Library
  8. STAT!Ref Medicine
  9. STAT!Ref Nursing
  10. R2 Library (allied health, medicine, nursing)
  11. Facts and Comparisons

UC Libraries eBook collections:

  1. CRCnetBASE Collection (engineering, medicine, science, information technology)
  2. Knovel (environment & environmental engineering, safety & industrial hygiene & more)
  3. SpringerLink (biomedical, environmental, food sciences, life sciences & more)
  4. Wiley Online Library (life sciences, medicine, nursing, psychology, earth & environment, veterinary medicine & more)

Other Ways to Access:

HSL A-Z ebooks list:

Research guides (click on Subject Guide to see a list of guides in various subject areas):

Library catalog (most collections but not necessarily all the individual titles in those collections are in the catalog yet):

Off Campus Access:

Most are accessible from off campus via the proxy server or the VPN (Virtual Private Network). The exception is ClinicalKey which is only accessible from off campus via the VPN.

To install the VPN Junos Pulse client on your home computer or device go to

Best bet: use the Junos Pulse manual installation instructions NOT the automatic installation instructions.


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