Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q. What does the Heminger Health Library do, and who is it for?
A. The Health Library serves the health information needs of healthcare professionals and community members of North Central Washington. The library provides timely access to the health information resources people need, empowering providers, patients and community members to make informed health decisions.
Library services are available to physicians, Confluence Health employees, local healthcare providers, and the general public.
Q. Where is the library?
A. The Heminger Health Library is located just inside the main entrance to the Confluence Health | Central Washington Hospital & Clinics campus, or the "grey (formerly peach) wall." Once you have entered the hospital, take a right. You'll find the library just to the right of the JB Steamers coffee stand.
Q. How can I look up articles?
A. The library holds print and online subscriptions to thousands of biomedical and nursing journals. To access the full list of subscriptions, simply browse the A-Z List of Library Journal Subscriptions, which is managed by Serials Solutions.
There are a number of search tools to help users to look up individual articles by title, author, subject, and more. PubMed, the National Library of Medicine's comprehensive index of biomedical literature, is a good place to start. The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, or CINAHL, is an excellent database for those seeking nursing-specific scholarly literature.
If you need assistance with locating information, please feel free to contact the librarian. I am here to help you in any way that I can!
Q. How do I access full-text articles?
A. Most full-text articles are accessible only from Confluence Health | Central Washington Hospital & Clinics computers. If you are off campus or need access to biomedical or nursing articles that the library does not hold subscriptions to, please email citation information to the librarian for processing. In most cases, the librarian is able to fill requests either through the library's electronic subscriptions or through interlibrary loan at no cost to patrons.
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