Over the past couple days, some of our library database providers have furnished us with links to free H1N1 (Swine Flu) Virus information and news. This information was also posted under the Library’s Vancko Hall page under our Database Forum. SUNY Delhi’s Health Services has also created a link with information related to the virus.
EBSCO is one of our most comprehensive database providers, with databases like CINAHL, Academic Search Complete, and Business Source Complete. EBSCO has just sent an announcement that the will provide free, updated information on the H1N1 Virus (aka Swine Flu). Here is the information as it was given to me:
As public concern about Pandemic H1N1 and the upcoming flu season continues to grow, the medical and nursing editors from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) respond by offering the latest evidence-based flu-related information available for free .
This free flu information resource is located at www.ebscohost.com/flu and will provide continually updated, evidence-based clinical information from DynaMed ™ and Nursing Reference Center ™, EBSCO’s clinical and nursing point-of-care databases, along with patient education information in 17 languages from Patient Education Reference Center ™. Please visit this site often and feel free to share, post, and email this link to your colleagues, patrons, family and friends.
As if in response to what EBSCO provides, another provider, Gale, has now produced free H1N1 informational pages. Gale provides databases such as GVRL, Opposing Viewpoints, and the Literature Resource Center. The link to the ad page is here: http://www.gale.cengage.com/flu/
There is a drop down box at the bottom where you can view the available resources and news. According to the Gale information page, it should work through October 9th.