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Library resources for Summa Health System employees.
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Pastoral Care Books in the Library

Library Catalogs

  • OhioLINK Library Catalog  
    Search for titles from college and university libraries throughout Ohio.
  • NEOLINK Catalog  
    Catalog containing library holdings of NEOMED, Summa Medical Library, and other hospitals affiliated with NEOMED. If you want to search for e-books by subject this is a good place to do that. Be sure to limit your results to the Summa location

eJournals, eBooks

Clinical Information Resources

  • MEDLINEPlus  
    Health information for lay audience from authoritative sources. Covers over 950 health topics: including diseases, health conditions and wellness issues
  • ClinicalKey  
    Medical information resource containing full text of over 1,000 e-books & 500 e-journals, clinical guidelines, videos of medical procedures, and more. Main audience is physicians.
  • PubMed  
    Biomedical research database provided by the National Library of Medicine. By using the link provided here, you'll be able to see links to the full text for those journals held by Summa. Switch to abstract display to see links to full text.
    Research database specializing in nursing, allied health, and medical literature. Some articles have links to the full text.
  • ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health
    Full text of over 850 nursing, allied health, consumer health, complementary & alternative medicine titles. Majority of citations from 1960-present

CINAHL's Quick Lessons - A Quick Clinical Overview

QUICK LESSONS are overviews of diseases and conditions.

The Quick Lessons include.....

  • Description/etiology
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Assessment
  • Treatment goals
  • Red Flags
  • What to tell the patient/patient's family

Access the Quick Lesons via the MORE pull-down menu, which is located in the blue menu bar in CINAHL PLUS with Full Text Database.

Type a  nursing topic in the browse box and choose Relevancy Ranked -OR- browse the list alphabetically.

  1. Select a nursing condition and click on the Search button.
  2. Open the PDF

Contact us


Charlotte Sievert
Information Services Librarian

Kathleen Walker
Clinical Informationist

Wendy Hess
Systems Librarian

Research Databases (non-clinical)

  • -- Theology & Religion Databases --
  • ATLA Religion Database  
    Citations to articles, book reviews, and essays in religion and theology. From the American Theological Library Association (ATLA)
  • Religion and Philosophy Collection  
    Database of citations, abstracts, and some full text covering such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy
  • -- Psychology Databases --
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
    Covers topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry, psychology, and related subjects. World's largest full text psychology database offering full text for over 530 journals.
  • PsycINFO
    American Psychological Association's database of abstracts of journal articles, book chapters, dissertations. Indexes around 2500 periodicals.
  • -- Education Databases --
  • ERIC (Public Access)
    The Institute for Education Sciences has created a public access interface for ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, which provides access to education literature and resources. The database contains more than 1.3 million records.
  • ERIC (via EBSCO)
    EBSCO interface for ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, which provides access to education literature and resources. The database contains more than 1.3 million records.
  • Education Research Complete
    Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,100 journals. Includes full text for more than 1,200 journals, and nearly 500 books and monographs.
  • Professional Development Collection
    Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. Also contains more than 200 educational reports.
  • -- Multidisciplinary Databases & Resources --
  • Academic Search Complete  
    Citations, abstracts, and some full text for many scholarly publications covering all academic areas of study.
  • OhioLINK
    For many additional scholarly databases and information resources in a wide variety of academic displines, consult the OhioLINK site
  • -- Sociology Databases --
  • SocINDEX
    More than 2.1 million records with subject headings from a 20,000+ term sociological thesaurus. Contains full text for more than 860 journals dating back to 1908. Also includes full text for more than 830 books and monographs, and over 16,800 conference papers.
  • Sociological Collection
    Coverage of more than 500 full text journals, including nearly 500 peer-reviewed titles. Topics include all areas of sociology, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture and social structure.
  • LGBT Life
    All of the content available in LGBT Life plus full text for over 120 of the most important and historically significant LGBT journals, magazines, newspapers, plus more than 150 full-text monographs and books. Includes a thesaurus containing over 6,400 terms.

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:


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