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COVID-19—We’re in this together

Many content providers are offering free access to e-content during the COVID-19 pandemic. In general, for-profit publishers are only allowing free access to articles and information related to this disease and its epidemiology. The open access websites are always free and available.

American College of Physicians (overview of care plans for COVID-19)

DOAJ (free and open access journals)

JAMA and related AMA journals  (articles limited to COVID-19)

Karger Article Package (Sharing research data and findings relevant to the novel coronavirus)

Liebert (articles limited to COVID-19)

McGraw-Hill Access Medicine (text, infograhics, and video limited to COVID-19)

National Institute of Health (open access to medical research and data)

New England Journal of Medicine (articles limited to COVID-19)

Sage Journals (articles limited to COVID-19)

Science Magazine (articles limited to COVID-19)

Associations: NATIONAL

ANA: American Nurses Association
"The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation's 3.1 million registered nurses through its constituent member nurses associations and its organizational affiliates. The ANA advances the nursing profession..." [9/16]
ANNC: American Nurses Credentialing Center
"ANCC is the world's largest and most prestigious nurse credentialing organization, and a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA)." [9/16]
HPNA: Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association
"Membership organization for individual members of the nursing team working in the specialty of palliative nursing across the life span continuum." [9/16]
NLN: National League for Nursing
"The NLN, the premier organization for nurse educators, offers professional development, teaching resources, research grants, testing services, and public policy initiatives." [4/17]  

Specifically for Students
NSNA: National Student Nurse's Association
"...mentors the professional development of future registered nurses and facilitates their entrance into the profession..." [9/16]

Associations: LOCAL

RISNA: Rhode Island State Nurse's Association
ANA-RI (RISNA), a constituent member of the American Nurses Association (ANA), is the authority on matters concerning the profession of nursing and nursing practice in the state of Rhode Island."  [9/16]
Rhode Island: Nursing
URL: [long address]
State of Rhode Island Department of Health, Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education.  Includes how to get licensed, and continuing education and training resources.
105 Cannon Building, Three Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401.222.5700// Fax: 401.222.3352 [4/17]


AAHN: American Association for the History of Nursing
The American Association for the History of Nursing (AAHN) whose purpose shall be to foster the importance of history as relevant to understanding the past, defining the present, and influencing the future of nursing..." [8/18]
The World Health Organization [WHO] has links to all versions of ICD-10 [Classification of Diseases] including the most current version, 2016. [9/16]

The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the standard diagnostic tool for epidemiology, health management and clinical purposes. This includes the analysis of the general health situation of population groups. It is used to monitor the incidence and prevalence of diseases and other health problems, proving a picture of the general health situation of countries and populations.  All Member States use the ICD which has been translated into 43 languages.

National Institute of Nursing Research
National Institute of Nursing Research is "...dedicated to improving the health and health care of Americans through funding of nursing research and research training." NIH. [4/17] Nursing Organizations Alliance
A coalition of nursing organizations united. [4/17]
Sigma Theta Tau International: Honor Society of Nursing
"The mission ... is to support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide." Features resources in the Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library. [9/16]

Drugs and other Medicinals including Supplements

U. S. National Library of Medicine.  Package inserts for FDA approved drugs. [4/17]
Dietary Supplements Label Database
"... offers information about label ingredients in more than 6,000 selected brands of dietary supplements. It enables users to compare label ingredients in different brands. Information is also provided on the "structure/function" claims made by manufacturers."NIH, National Library of Medicine." [4/17]
Drug Information Portal
Quick access to quality drug information.  Gateway to drug information from key US government agencies. National Library of Medicine.  [4/17]
FADA Drug database easily searchable or browsable A >> Z.  [4/17]
"Providing free, peer-reviewed, accurate and independent data on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines & natural products." [4/17]
Medical dictionaries, drugs and medical searches. [4/17]
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database
"Unbiased, Scientific Clinical Information on Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Therapies." Independent company:  Therapeutic Research Faculty. [4/17]
NCCIH: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
"...the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine." [4/17]
PDR+: Prescribers' Digital Reference
Drug interactions and side effects. [4/17]
RxList: The Internet Drug Index
"RxList is an online medical resource dedicated to offering detailed and current pharmaceutical information on brand and generic drugs. Founded by pharmacists in 1995..." From WebMD.  [9/16]
U. S. Food & Drug
Main drug page of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gives resources, safety, recalls, news, more. [4/17]

Journals Online

Free Medical Journals
"The Free Medical Journals Site was created to promote the free availability of full text medical journals on the Internet." [4/17]
Taylor & Francis Online
URL: (subscription link for NEIT on and off campus)
Publishers of Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation (e-journal subscription available via Full Text Finder) and many other publications of myriad topics.  [11/16]


ALFA:  Assisted Learning for All: procedural videos
Free videos of a variety of medical procedures. [4/17]
Health Videos
"These animated videos show the anatomy of body parts and organ systems and how diseases and conditions affect them." MedlinePlus. [4/17]
Videos of Surgical Procedures
"(MedlinePlus)... provides links to prerecorded webcasts of surgical procedures. These are actual operations performed at medical centers in the United States." The videos last an hour. Requires Flash Player, disable pop-up blocker. NIH. [4/17]

News & Community

News about the professional and community networking can be located throught the associations links above.
Nursing discussion lists and blogs that can be sorted by categories. [9/16]
Medscape Nurses News
Blogs, experts, and viewpoints; free newsletters in nursing (or other editions) and daily alerts on clinical advances in specialty areas. CE, patient education, and news. WebMD. Registration required, no cost to user. [9/16]
NLM RSS feeds for news, podcasts, and webcasts
US National Library of Medicine. National Institutes of Health (NIH). [4/17]
The Nursing Site Blog
Personal site of Kathy Quan, RN, BSN. [9/16]
Off the charts
AJN, American Journal of Nursing blog. [9/16]

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