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Life After the U

Now that you are leaving the University of Washington, you may have questions on how to access some of the health sciences resources that you have used while here at the University of Washington.

Introduction

Now that you are leaving the University of Washington, you may have questions about how to access some of the health sciences resources that you have used while here at the University of Washington.

The e-resources on the UW Health Sciences Library webpage that are annotated with a lock icon are restricted by license agreements to current UW faculty, staff and students. This Life after the U libguide will suggest a variety of unrestricted websites to visit to find similar information. You may also want to consult the public libraries or the library at your place of employment for additional resources.

 

Resources for Health Care Practitioners Licensed in Washington State

heal-wa.org

HEALWA is a collection of clinical information and educational resources for 25 eligible professions in Washington State (Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians to be added in 2019). Paid for by a portion of the license fees from these professions, HEALWA was created by legislation and is administered through a contract with the Washington State Department of Health. Evidence-based practice journals, databases, e-books and other tools are available to these professions: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, Chiropractors, Dietitians, East Asian Medicine Practitioners, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapy Associates, Licensed Practical Nurses, Massage Therapists, Mental Health Counselors, Midwives, Naturopathic Physicians, Nutritionists, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Optometrists, Osteopathic Physicians, Osteopathic Physician Assistants, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Podiatric Physicians, Psychologists, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Clinical Social Work Associates, and Speech Language Pathologists. Please visit the HEALWA site for more information.

 

Services for UW Alumni

UW Alumni Association
lib.washington.edu/services/visitors
UW alumni may continue to use many of the resources in the library after graduation. See the Services for UW Alumni website for information on Onsite Borrowing Privileges, Self-Service Photocopying, Quick Reference Assistance, and more.

In addition, UWAA members have online access to journals via the EBSCO Academic Search Alumni Edition database, which provides 3,000 academic journals in full text, plus indexing for 5,000 more, and includes the CINAHL database.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NNLM PNR)

NN/LM PNR logo
nnlm.gov/pnr
Phone: 206.543.8262, 800.338.7657 (within region)
Fax: 206.543.2469
Email: nnlm@uw.edu
NNLM 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, NNLM PNR is run under a cooperative agreement with the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Its aim is to promote access to health information resources for health professionals and the public in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. NNLM 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.

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