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This page will provide information on hours, access, and contact information for library staff.
Last Updated: Oct 9, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Janie Kaplan
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Telephone: 914.666.1259
Fax: 914.666.1940
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Nursing Resources Online on EMIL

Elsevier's CLinical Key for Nursing- both journal articles and books as well as guidelines

EBSCO's CINAHL Complete- find guidelines, journal articles, dissertations, etc.





UPTODATE Anywhere Access Now Available

Northern Westchester has invested in UpToDate Anywhere.

Now, you can get immediate access to UpToDate whenever and wherever you need it.

UpToDate includes more than 10,500 topics and more than 20 specialties; a drug database (in partnership with Lexicomp®); more than 1,500 patient education topics; over 30,000 graphics; and links to more than 400,000 references.

Take the time to register for UpToDate Anywhere today and gain access to additional benefits!

Here’s what you get with UpToDate Anywhere:

    • Free Mobile App for your iOS® or Android™ smart device
    • Easy access to UpToDate remotely  from any computer anywhere with internet access
    • Free continuing education credits (CME/CE/CPD) when you research a clinical question
    • Bi-weekly clinical update with selected What’s New and Practice Changing UpDates

Get Registered— it’s easy:

Simply log in to UpToDate from our network in one of the following ways:

  1. Navigate to from any computer or device connected to the Northern Westchester network and click the Log in/Register link in the upper right hand corner.  

  2. Access the Northwell EMIL – Library Services page and select UpToDate.

*To access EMIL, you must have a Northwell Universal ID and Password; for assistance, please contact Janie Kaplan at

Your account is linked to your affiliation with Northern Westchester.  To keep your account active, simply login through our institution’s network at least once every 90 days to maintain benefits.







Access to the Library

As of November 30, 2016, the Hal Federman MD Health Sciences Library, located at Northern Westchester Hospital, is fully integrated with the Northwell Health System Libraries. To acces this library, you must be a member of the hospital/medical staff with a distrbuted ID and Password.

EMIL (Electronic Medical Information Library) is totally online with over 14,000 journals and e-books available. It also offers a wide range of searchable databases and imaging.

For assistance with this library, please contact the NWH Library Director, Janie Kaplan, at

The Print collection at NWH will be retained where it may complement and add to the larger electronic collections.



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Reliable Internet Resources on Herbal Therapies

American Botanical Council (Http://  ABC provides reliable up-to-date information about herbs based on modern science and traditional wisdon. Their publications are peer-reviewed and include periodicals, books, safety reviewis, continuing education materials and search online databases.

Center ofr Traditional Medicine (  Learn about medicinal plants and traditional medicine healers in Vietnam, China, the South Pacific and other countries or regions around the world. You can also access the World Health Organization's monographs on selected medicinal plansts.

ConsumerLab ( http: Provides independent testing, quality ratings and comparisions of hundreds of vitamins, supplements, and other health products.

Herb Research Foundation ( A non-profit research organization dedicted to educating the public on the safe, effective use of herbs and other natural products for health promotion and natural healing.

Longwood Herbal Taskforce ( This organization provides introductory articles about herbal medicine, in-depth monographs of herbs and supplements, summaries for clinicians, and patient fact sheets.

MedlinePlus ( Provides monographs on over 100 herbs and supplements. Monogrpahs include evidence-based, peer-reviewed data and selected iillustrations.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for Integrative Medicine ( MSK's write-ups include scientific and common names, summary of clinical usesm sources, purported uses, constituents, mechanisms of action, contraindications, adverse reactions, herb-drug interactions, summaries of the literature, and references. You can download to a mobile app version of the herbal database.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health ( Formerly the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the NCCIH is the federal government's leading agency for scientific research on complementary and integrative therapies.

Natural Medicine ( Previously two separate databases,: Natural Standard and Natural Medicines Comprehensive databases, Natural Medicines offer evidenced-based information about herbs, dietary supplements, alternative medicines, vitamins and mineral supplements. Each substance is given a grade which reflects the level of available scientific data for against its use to treat a specific medical condition. ( Provides fact sheets on botanicals and herbals which review functions, food sources, and recommendations on how to take them. Background information on botanicals is also provided and includes definitions, regulations,claims,labeling, health benefits, and safety.

This list is courtesy of HealthNet News,WInter, 2014-2015, UCONN Health Library.







Library Hours

Weekly Schedule:

Monday & Tuesday,  9:30-5:30pm

Wednesday  OR Thursday -9:30-5:00 (by email only)

Please call , email, or check hours posted at Library door  since there could be a variation in the schedule.

Email is always the best way to reach the Librarian at all times.


Library Services

The Library offers access to clinical and general health information.

There are two public workstations available for use within the library.

Services can be requested either through email, phone, or in-person.

  • Personalized literature searches 
  • Document Delivery: the librarian will borrow for you from a network of medical libraries throughout the US and Canada
  • Lonesome Doc: Are you working outside of the hospital? Reading and researching from home? Register for a lonesome doc account to email requests directly to your NWH library; the librarian retrieves these requests & will send them back to you
  • LibGuides: a new service which will provide specific web links and bibliographic resources in subject areas





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