Information in English
The Norwegian Electronic Health Library is accessed online through the website www.helsebiblioteket.no.
The library provides free access to point-of-care tools, guidelines, systematic reviews and a wide variety of other full-text resources.
Free access to clinical resources
Through the library, people in Norway have access to BMJ Best Practice and UpToDate, as well as the drug database Micromedex, the Cochrane Library, and Guidelines International Network (G-I-N). Through McMaster PLUS, one can subscribe to updates and search the current best evidence research, with citations from over 120 leading clinical journals and selected evidence-based resources.
By logging in, healthcare professionals and students also have free access to bibliographic databases such as CINAHL, MEDLINE and PsycINFO.
Wide range of content
There are special topics for pharmaceuticals, mental health, public health, and toxicology. There is also access to Norwegian clinical guidelines, rating scales and patient information leaflets.
The search function allows for bilingual searches in the Norwegian and English information sources.
The library was officially launched in 2006 by the Minister of Health and Care Services and now operates within the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. The service is publicly funded.
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