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E-books on Allied Health, Medicine, & Healthcare

Drug Information

Allied Health Articles/Research

  • PEDro - Physiotherapy Evidence Database
    Database containing references to physiotherapy literature. Includes randomized trials, systematic reviews, and clinical practice guidelines. For help in obtaining the full text of a document, see the medical librarian.
  • OTSeeker
    Database of abstracts of systematic reviews, randomized trials, and other OT resources. For help in obtaining the full text of a document, see the medical librarian.
  • SPORTDiscus
    Index of the literature of sports, fitness, and related disciplines. Includes some full text. At the next screen, click on the "On Site..." link to be taken into the database.
  • NARIC - National Rehabilitation Information Center
    Find information on research publications, projects, and other resources related to rehabilitation and disability
  • Clinical Key
    Searchable database containing e-books, full text journal articles, and much more. Primary focused on medicine
  • PubMed  
    Search for biomedical articles by topic. Main emphasis is on medicine, but also covers a lot of the allied health and healthcare management literature as well.This customized PubMed link shows you icons for articles available to you through the Summa Medical Library.
  • PsycInfo
    Abstracts and citations to the scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences.
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
    Research database containing article citations & abstracts. Some articles citations have links to full article. At the next screen, click on the "On Site..." link to be taken into the database.
    Search for nursing and allied health literature by topic.
  • OhioLINK
    Statewide library consortium website - a vast array of electronic journals, electronic books, research databases, and more.

Anatomy Information

Cultural Competency Resources for Healthcare Professionals

The Summa Medical Library has a number of print books on cultural competency that can be borrowed.  Ask a librarian for help in finding them.

In addition, here are some additional eBooks and websites that may be helpful:

  • Cultural Competence in Health Care
    An eBook available through OhioLINK. When reading a specific section of the book, look for the "PDF Full Text" link for a more readable formatting.
  • Guide to Culturally Competent Health Care
    An eBook in the R2 Digital Library
  • Transcultural Health Care: A Culturally Competent Approach
    An eBook in the R2 Digital Library
  • Religion, Religious Ethics, and Nursing
    Includes information about several major religions. Designed to enable the nurse to provide respectful and sensitive care for people from a variety of faith backgrounds. An eBook in the R2 Digital Library.
  • EthnoMed
    An ethnic medicine website containing medical and cultural information about certain immigrant and refugee groups.
  • National Center for Cultural Competency
    A variety of resources on self-assessment, distance learning, publications, and more. From Georgetown University
  • Culture Clues
    Tips sheets for clinicians on different cultures for the University of Washington Medical Center
  • CultureGrams - World Edition
    WE ARE SORRY: DUE TO TECHNICAL ISSUES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, THIS RESOURCE IS NOT ALWAYS ACCESSIBLE. General information on over 200 countries. Scroll down until you see the years listed and click on one of them to peruse the list of countries -or- type in the name of a country in the search box.

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Off-Site Access to Information Resources

For Clinical Key: Obtain registration ID from library.  Allows you to create your own username and password for logging in from off campus.  Off-site access is NOT available to students.

For R2 Digital Library: While on-campus, go to the R2 Digital Library website (click here) and create your own username and password for logging in from off campus. Off-site access is NOT available to students.

For Other Databases and Journals:

  • Enter your name and library ID (contact library if you don't know your library ID)
  • If asked to select your institution, choose Northeast Ohio College of Medicine (NEOMED)
  • If asked to select your branch, choose Summa Health System Akron City
  • Students need to obtain a library ID through their educational institution.

Please Note: Some databases and journals are simply not available from off-site.

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Charlotte Sievert
Information Services Librarian

Kathleen Walker
Clinical Informationist

Wendy Hess
Systems Librarian


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