Elsevier Provides Free Online Access to Disaster and International Health Information in Nepal

Healthcare professionals and emergency responders in Nepal can access Elsevier content, online and by mobile devices, through ClinicalKey and NIH’s Emergency Access Initiative

Philadelphia, PA, April 30, 2015

To support the health and disaster professionals responding to the Nepal earthquake, Elsevier is providing free access to its primary online clinical information tool, ClinicalKey, and to more than 90 publications through the NIH’s Emergency Access Initiative (EAI).

“We want to support the people of Nepal and the professionals who have traveled there from all over the world to help,” said Jay Katzen, President, Elsevier Clinical Solutions. “As a provider of scientific, technical and medical information, Elsevier is proud to provide free access to content through the EAI and through ClinicalKey to frontline aid and health workers to support their efforts.”

ClinicalKey provides evidence-based clinical answers drawn from the single largest body of clinical content available, including 600+ journals, 1,100+ books, drug information, guidelines, patient education and Medline. Its Smart Search enables ClinicalKey to understand clinical terms and thus discover the most relevant medical content and find related content often missed by other search engines. ClinicalKey is optimized for any mobile device.

In addition, Elsevier is among the publishers and societies contributing to the Emergency Access Initiative, a program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in partnership with the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, and the Professional/Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers. The NIH activated the program this week in response to Nepal earthquake.

The EAI provides free access to full-text articles from more than 650 biomedical serial titles and more than 4,000 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters. The EAI serves as a temporary collection replacement and/or supplement for libraries that need to continue to serve medical staff and affiliated users in disaster areas. It is also intended for medical personnel responding to the specified disaster. For further details visit http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/nepal_earthquake_resources_2015.html.

Access to Elsevier’s ClinicalKey, at www.clinicalkey.com, will be IP-validated throughout Nepal for hospitals, institutional libraries and other healthcare entities supporting the disaster relief and recovery efforts, starting Friday, May 1, for four weeks.

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