3.4 | The library offers access to medical databases through its website
Medical databases contain access to full-text articles and original research and are usually organized beyond keyword searching using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) or other classification schemes for ease of discovery. Examples of these include the Gale Health and Wellness Resource Center, ProQuest Family Health, and Ebsco Health Source. In the context of the Edge assessment, providing links to PubMed without also providing access to full-text articles and websites with original content but no access to full-text peer-reviewed articles such as WebMD or Yahoo! Health do not meet the criteria for this indicator.
FOR THE ASSESSMENT
Answer Yes if you provide access to medical databases for research and information through the library's website. Libraries that receive medical database subscriptions through their state libraries and provide a portal to those resources through their websites should also answer yes.
Answer No, but plan to in the next year if you do not offer access to medical databases through the library website but plan to in the next year.
Answer No, would like to but cannot at this time if you cannot provide access to medical databases through the library website but wish to do so.
Answer No, we have no plans to do so at this time if there is no demand in your community to access medical databases through the library website, you only offer links to websites that do not provide access to full-text articles, or have decided not to offer access to medical databases for other reasons.