As alumni you may have questions on how to access some of the health sciences resources that you have used while a student at Seattle University. Here are some options:
- Two dedicated workstations for use by visitors are available on the second floor of the Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons (west of the iDesk, behind the spiral staircase). Alumni and other guests can now search not only the Lemieux Library Catalog but also our suite of 28 licensed Ebscohost databases (including CINAHL), JSTOR, Project Muse, Proquest databases and the Foundation Directory.
Please note that other databases remain restricted to use by current Seattle University faculty, students and staff.
- If you are a member of one of 15 groups of health care practitioners licensed to practice in Washington State, you are fortunate! You now have access to a collection of online databases (e.g., MEDLINE, CINAHL, Cochrane, DynaMed, Natural Standard, Nursing Reference Center, Visual Dx, etc.), over 200 electronic books and full-text articles from over 5000 journals through the HEAL-WA website. Eligible are Washington State licensed professionals in the following groups: Physician (MD or DO), Registered Nurse, PA, ARNP, Naturopathic Physician, East Asian Medicine Practitioner, Chiropractor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Massage Practitioner, Licensed Midwife, Optometrist, Podiatrist, Psychologist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. HEAL-WA focuses on providing evidence-based information to a variety of clinical providers to support patient care. Please visit the HEAL-WA site for more information.
NOTE: The following Washington State licensed professional groups will have access to HEAL-WA beginning January 1, 2014: Licensed Practical Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Dietitian, Nutritionist, and Speech-Language Pathologist.
- NN/LM PNR is the service that coordinates and funds programs committed to meeting needs for quality health information via a network of libraries and organizations in the northwest. Located in the Regional Network Office at the Health Sciences Library, University of Washington, NN/LM PNR is run under contract with the National Library of Medicine. Its aim is to promote access to health information resources for health professionals and the public in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. NN/LM PNR staff will refer people to library and information services based on needs and situations, will fund educational activities about health information, and can provide training and consultation concerning online access to information resources, e.g. searching PubMed or MedlinePlus, and using health information resources on the Internet.
Phone: 206.543.8262, 800.338.7657 (within region)
*Content on this page was adapted from the University of Washington Health Sciences Libraries page Life After the U, retrieved February 27, 2014.