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Health Sciences Library

About the Library

Peter W. Addiego Health Sciences Library

The Peter W. Addiego Health Sciences Library supports the patient care, biomedical research and medical education information needs of the medical staff, faculty and affiliated students of Nassau University Medical Center and the Nassau Health Care Corporation.

The Health Sciences Library is one of the largest on Long Island. The print collection covers every discipline of the health care field and consists of approximately 6,000 monographs and 7,000 bound periodicals of over 1,000 journal titles. Specific journal articles and books which are not available on-site can usually be obtained through the interlibrary loan system.

The library provides access to many electronic resources. MEDLINE and other medical databases are available from the National Library of Medicine. AccessMedicine, AccessPediatrics, and AccessSurgery from McGraw-Hill Education provide users with integrated content including full-text textbooks, study guides, and self-assessment materials. PsychiatryOnline and APA databases (PsychINFO, PsychARTICLES, PsychTESTS) provide online access to authoritative peer-reviewed online resources in Behavioral Science and Mental Health. UpToDate provides peer-reviewed, point-of-care, and evidence-based clinical information. In addition, staff can access the Internet from computers in the library and at workstations throughout the Medical Center. Hundreds of subscription journal and book titles are now available full-text through Ebsco, Ovid, and other publisher-supported online platforms, such as Elsevier, McGraw-Hill, Springer. Library Portal application from ProQuest Serials Solutions supports access to various online library resources, both e-books and e-journals. EOS International, our integrated library system, allows library users to search our catalog electronically through WebCat/OPAC Discovery. Library staff members provide user education on these systems and resources.

The Health Sciences Library is an attractive and comfortable setting for literature research and study. The library is open Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. until 8:50 p.m., and is located on the first floor of the Dynamic Care Building at the east end of the garden courtyard.

Online Resources

AccessEmergencyMedicine - is a comprehensive online resource that delivers quick diagnosis and treatment answers for a broad spectrum of complaints encountered in the emergency department, featuring select content co-published with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). It provides medical students with a variety of resources needed to excel in their clerkship; offers residents instant access to videos, self-assessment, and leading emergency textbooks that will establish an important foundation for learning; and allows practicing physicians to brush up on their medical knowledge when studying for their recertification exam. For mobile/remote access, please contact your librarian.

AccessMedicine - AccessMedicine is an innovative online resource that provides students, residents, clinicians, researchers, and all health professionals with access to more than 50 medical titles from the best minds in medicine, updated content, thousands of images and illustrations, interactive self-assessment, case files, diagnostic tools, a comprehensive search platform, and the ability to download content to a mobile device. For mobile/remote access, please contact your librarian.

AccessMedicine OB/GYN Collection - The ObGyn Collection can help students excel in their clerkship; assist residents in strengthening their skills with instant access to sonography videos and cases, a growing list of Williams animations, and our expanding library of landmark obstetrics and gynecology references from McGraw-Hill Medical that will establish a solid base for learning; and allow practicing obstetricians and gynecologists to reinforce their medical knowledge for recertification For mobile/remote access, please contact your librarian.

AccessPediatrics - AccessPediatrics is an integrated online resource that provides students, residents, and practicing physicians with a broad range of content that covers the entire span of pediatric practice, from neonatology through adolescent medicine. It is organized around a set of Core Topics, updated regularly, and provides fast, direct access to the information necessary for completing evaluations, diagnoses, and case management decisions, as well as for pursuing research or self-assessment and board review. For mobile/remote access, please contact your librarian.

AccessSurgery - AccessSurgery is an integrated online resource that provides medical students, surgical residents, and practicing surgeons with quick answers to surgical inquiries from trusted sources. Organized around the ACGME's (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) mandate for a Core Curriculum. For mobile/remote access, please contact your librarian.

Alt HealthWatch - This database 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 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts.

CINAHL - The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, this database provides indexing for more than 3,075 nursing and allied health journals and publications. Literature covers a wide range of topics including nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.

Clinical Key - The database delivers all of Elsevier's medical and surgical content in one dynamic resource, giving physicians access to over 1,040 top books and over 575 top journals, thousands of videos and millions of images. With Smart Content built on Elsevier's proprietary taxonomy, physicians get faster, more clinically relevant answers with every search, for less time looking and more time caring for patients.

EBSCOhost Online - (from NHCC network) - includes Alt-Health Watch, APA Databases (PsychInfo, PsychArticles, and PsychTests), and the CINAHL database.

InfoTrac - National, international, and NY state newspapers database, for consumers and professionals.

Library Portal for Journals and Books - A locator tool for current library journal and book holdings that includes both print and electronic journals, as well as e-books from various publishers and vendors.

Nutrition Care Manual - Research and Evidence-Based Nutrition Care Information. The manual provides disease-specific information and evaluation, printable client handouts, calculators that compute BMI/weight range, customization tools, and more.

Ovid Online (from NHCC network) - includes OVID Medline, Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews (EBMR), OVID E-books and E-journals. Also search and browse all cited journals to see abstracts and references.

Pediatric Nutrition Care Manual - Research and Evidence-Based Pediatric Nutrition Care Information from the Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association.

PsychiatryOnline - A web-based portal that features DSM® library titles, psychiatric journals and textbooks from American Psychiatric Publishing. This is also a resource for the Psychiatry Resident-in-Training® Examination (PRITE®) and the Psychiatrists In-Practice Examination® (PIPE®) by The American College of Psychiatrists®.

PsychINFO, PsychARTICLES, PsychTESTS - from APA on EBSCOhost platform. The PsycINFO® database is renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, and is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. PsycARTICLES® is a definitive source of full text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. It contains more than 153,000 articles from nearly 80 journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA). Coverage spans 1894 to the present and nearly all APA journals go back to Volume 1, Issue 1. PsycTESTS® serves as a repository for a growing selection of psychological tests and measures, including thousands of actual test instruments and test items that are available for immediate download and use in research and teaching. International in scope, the database also provides access to an increasing number of tests that are available in languages other than English.

PubMed - Search the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE and other databases from NLM/NIH with option of linking to library-subscribed online resources via Outside Tool and placing Inter-Library Loan requests for non-subscribed publications.

Red Book - Provides today's most reliable and clinically useful information on the manifestations, etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of some 200 childhood infectious diseases. Red Book® Online is the online home of the report of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases.

UpToDate - Summaries of comprehensive published evidence and specific patient care recommendations. Reviewed and updated on a continuous basis, UpToDate® is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource which clinicians trust to make the right point-of-care decisions. For mobile/remote access, please contact your librarian.

USMLE Easy - to create a personal account, please follow this link.
USMLE Easy helps to prepare for the USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3 For mobile/remote access, please contact your librarian

USMLE Easy - please login here if you already have a personal account?
USMLE Easy helps to prepare for the USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3 For mobile/remote access, please contact your librarian


Patient Information

Healthfinder - This database contains resources on a wide range of health topics selected from over 1,600 government and non-profit organizations to bring you the best, most reliable health information on the Internet.

MedlinePlus - This premier patient information database will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations.

UpToDate for Patients - provides useful health information that patients and their families can use to be proactive in their own healthcare. It enables patients and their families to find current, in-depth and unbiased information that will help them; learn more about a medical condition, better understand management and treatment options, and share in the medical decision making process with their health care providers.

Online Tutorials

Evidenced-based Practice in the Health Sciences Tutorials

The Evidence-based Practice (EBP) tutorials are tailored to five health science disciplines: applied health, dentistry, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy. Each tutorial consists of five instructional modules, covering topics such as the research design, searching the literature, and evaluating the quality of research. These tutorials are intended for those first learning about EBP as well as those looking to review EBP concepts and strategies.


PsychiatryOnline User Training Guide

Introduces you to and provides basic information about using its many features.


Performaing a search on PsychiatryOnline using the Global Bar

Video Tutorial

PubMed Tutorials


Place Your Inter-Library Loan (ILL) Request for a Journal Article

** Requests may take up to 1-3 days to fill **


This institution reserves the right to refuse a copying order or ILL request if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of the copyright law and/or incomplete bibliographic information

Place Your Inter-Library Loan (ILL) Request for a Monograph

** Requests may take up to 1-2 weeks to fill **


This institution reserves the right to refuse a copying order or ILL request if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of the copyright law and/or incomplete bibliographic information

Library Staff

Medical Librarian
Rimma Perelman, MLIS, AHIP
(516) 572-8745

Library Office
Joyce Carter
(516) 572-8745

Interlibrary Loan
Joyce Carter
(516) 572-8745
Alla Dobrochasova
(516) 572-8742

Alla Dobrochasova
(516) 572-8742

Health Information Sites


AHCRQ Consumer Health Information —
(Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services)

AMA Consumer Health Information —
(American Medical Association's health information for everyone)

Ask Dr. Weill —
(Interactive, nutrition and medical information)

Child Abuse Evaluation and Treatment of Medical Providers —
(A Comprehensive source of Child Abuse information and tools)

Complete Home Medical Guide —
(Home health encyclopedia from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Consumer Information Catalog: Health —
(Full text pamphlets from the Federal Consumer Information Center)

FDA Consumer —
(Magazine of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

Free Medical Journals Online —
(Hundreds of full-text journals, in English and other languages, grouped by subject)

Go Ask Alice! —
(Interactive questions and answers from Columbia University's Health Education Program)

HealthAtoZ —
(Comprehensive well-integrated health resource developed by healthcare professionals)

HealthFinder —
(A service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Health Information Resource Database —
(Searchable database of resources from the National Health Information Center, including toll-free phone numbers of organizations)

InteliHealth —
(News, conditions, links and information featuring Harvard Medical School's consumer health information)

Mayo Clinic Online Health Network —
(Information, first aid, healthy lifestyle planners, treatment choices and news)

Medical/Health Internet Resources —
(Health resources compiled by the University of Illinois at Chicago Health Sciences Library for consumers and professionals)

Medicare —
(U.S. government web site for Medicare information)

MedlinePlus —
(Health information selected by the National Library of Medicine)

Medscape —
(Comprehensive site for consumers and professionals, contains regulations, continuing medical education, clinical management, specialty links, practice guidelines, treatment updates and more)

Medscape Reference —
Physician peer-reviewed online textbooks, containing anatomical illustrations, digital images, x-rays, audio, and video. Content is continually updated. Medical professionals can communicate with authors)

NetWellness —
(Ask an expert, health topics and news from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio State University and Case Western Reserve University)

New York State Library Selected Health and Medicine Web Sites —
(Wide range of topics for consumers and professionals)

NIH Health Information —
(Access to all consumer health information resources of the National Institutes of Health)

(New York Online Access to Health, searchable by topic, in English and Spanish)

Web MD —
(Medical and life-style information, news, and discussion groups, can be personalized)


Long Island Breast Cancer Action Coalition —
(Informative and supportive, includes information on Hewlett House, legal advocacy, legislation, newsletter, links to cancer web sites, resource guide and local events)

National Cancer Institute —
(Latest cancer information from the National Institutes of Health)

Oncolink —
(Information from the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center on many aspects of cancer, including medical, social, financial, symptom management, conferences and resources)

Children's Health

Child and Adolescent Health —
(Information for parents, adolescents and children, including those with special needs, and mental health information and resources, from the library of the Oregon Health Sciences University)

KidsHealth —
(Information for parents, children and teens from The Nemours Foundation)

MEL: Health Information About Children —
(Information for parents from the Michigan Electronic Library)


Daily Med —

MedlinePlus Drug Information —
(Drug information from the National Library of Medicine)

RxList —
(Searchable information on drugs and on herbs and other alternative treatments)


ABC of fitness— - Exercises, Fitness & Nutrition, and Fitness Articles

Shape Up America—
(Founded by C. Everett Koop, former Surgeon General of the U.S., includes a CyberKitchen, Fitness Center and information on weight loss, nutrition and fitness)

Men's Health

Men's Health from CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) —

Men's Health from WebMD:

Mental Health

Internet Mental Health —
(Information on disorders and medications, magazine articles, book reviews, links, international in scope)

Mental Health Resources —
(Topics, discussion, resources, related web sites from

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) —


Dietary Guidelines for Americans —
(National Agricultural Library, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)

Nutrition Navigator —
(Rating guide to nutrition web sites by the School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University)

Other Conditions

American Heart Association —
(Interactive, information on prevention and treatment of heart disease, links to other sites)

Arthritis Foundation —
(Diseases, treatments, coping skills, online store, medications, alternative therapies)

American Diabetes Association —
(Receipes, articles, detailed information, lifestyle, self-management skills, for consumers and professionals)

American Lung Association —
(Varied information, in England and Spanish, for children, consumers and professionals, extensive disease section, fact sheets on specific population groups, lifestyle and practical advice)

American Macular Degeneration Foundation —
(Information, newsletter, help and advice, links, assistance in finding eye care, bulletin board)

Kidney & Urology Foundation of America—
(Educational information, health fairs, patient scholarships and emergency grants, conferences, national registries, fellowships, for consumers and professionals)

Immunization Action Coalition—
(Well-organized information about immunization, flu shot guidelines, questionnaire, online catalog of multi-lingual brochures and videos, link to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Resources)

National Organization for Rare Disorders —
(Extensive information on thousands of rare diseases, support groups and orphan drugs, profile of the Medication Assistance Programs)

American Sickle Cell Anemia Association —
(Information, news, support groups, related links)

Women's Health

HealthSquare —
(Information for women and their families, including drugs, dentistry and a family medical encyclopedia)

Healthy Women —
(The nation's leading independent health information source for women)

MEL: Health Information for Women—
(Information and links from the Michigan Electronic Library)

Women's Health —
(A project of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health)

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