PHSA clinicians, staff and researchers are invited to explore a host of online health library resources available through PHSA’s membership with the Electronic Health Library of British Columbia (eHLbc) consortium. Resources include major databases of health journals, access to full-text articles and e-books.
EBSCO and Ovid – platforms that enable structured searching and editing of saved searches – are also available outside of PHSA’s network, making it easier to access the evidence you need when you need it.
In 2017, there were over 21,000 user visits to EBSCO and Ovid across PHSA and close to 200,000 searches. Over 10,500 full-text articles were downloaded; all of which are at your fingertips too!
To access EBSCO and Ovid offsite, use the organization-wide ID and password created for PHSA. Download and save the tip sheet from PHSA's intranet, Accessing E-Resources from Off the PHSA Network
, so you have the ID and password handy if you plan to use these platforms offsite. Note that the tip sheet is updated periodically with a new PHSA ID and password for these platforms.
Learn more about other resources and how to access them on the E-Health Library page on PHSA's intranet or contact Cathy Rayment, Provincial Library Leader, BC Cancer by email at email@example.com
- New to database searching? Check out the free Learning Hub course, Introduction to Effective Database Searching Techniques. This course is accessible outside of PHSA's network.
- Already familiar with PHSA’s E-Health Library resources? Check out the eBook Nursing Collection that was added in spring 2018 and contains over 500 e-books focused on nursing. The full collection is accessible from the eBook Nursing Collection database, and links to individual titles have also been added to the Full Text Finder (EBSCO).
- Conducting cancer research? BC Cancer has a full library service which provides users with document delivery, database searches, auto-alert searches. BC Cancer librarians can help run complex searches, and provide training and support for effective use of e-resources. Contact Cathy Rayment, Provincial Library Leader, BC Cancer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Conducting research at C&W? C&W has additional resources available to staff that can be found on PHSA's intranet, POD. Check out the Evidence Informed Practice section of the New Knowledge & Innovation Resource teamsite on POD. Contact Andrea Ryce, Clinical Librarian, Child Development & Rehabilitation Evidence Centre by email at Andrea.email@example.com for more information.