CMA membership clinical tools discontinued: Making the switch to Nova Scotia Health’s subscriptions and services

by Library Staff on 2023-05-04T10:47:00-03:00 in Physicians, Point-of-Care Tools, Primary Health Care | 0 Comments

UPDATED: December 2023. Original Post: May 2023

Now for the good news! Physicians affiliated with Nova Scotia Health, can continue to access the same clinical tools through the provincial Library Services' website, using their Nova Scotia Health username and network password.

When do the CMA tools expire?

Refer to the table below for specific expiry dates per clinical tool. Bookmark the links in the right-hand column of the table so that you can connect with support services and clinical tools available through Nova Scotia Health’s Library Services team.

CMA Clinical

CMA Access Ends Available at
Nova Scotia Health?
Nova Scotia Health's Access points
Ask A Librarian Service Apr 28, 2023 Yes

For Nova Scotia Health staff and physicians:


Apr 28, 2023


NOTE Continue to access articles on the Université de Laval Library website: Infopratique Bibliothèque ULaval


Jun 28, 2023 Yes Databases A-Z: CPS (formerly RxTx)


Jun 28, 2023


Try Point-of-Care Tools used at Nova Scotia Health such as:

  • BMJ Best Practice
  • Isabel
  • Merative Micromedex®


Dec 4, 2023


Databases A-Z: ClinicalKey

CPG Infobase

Dec 4, 2023


CPG Infobase is discontinued as of Dec 4, 2023

Evidence Plus

Dec 4, 2023


Databases A-Z: Essential Evidence Plus


Dec 4, 2023


Access through Essential Evidence Plus, along with AHFS DI® ESSENTIALS™

Still have questions about what all of this means for CMA members?

Read on as we answer basic questions that you may have about accessing clinical tools through Nova Scotia Health’s Library Services:

Q: Is everything available remotely?

A: Just about!

  • Access online resources through the library website using your Nova Scotia Health username and password. Refer to our handy Access from Anywhere tip sheet for guidance.
  • Search for resources (articles, journals, books) using our Discover Search.
  • Find an item in your Discover search results that you need? Use our Document Delivery form to send us your request.

Q: Can I access everything with one login?

A: Yes! Log in with your Nova Scotia Health username and password. From there, you may need to create a free personal account to access some resources (such as ClinicalKey).

Q: What if I need help? Who can I contact? Do you offer in-person help and/or help by phone or virtually?

A: The Library Services team is here to help you!

  • Contact us at AskLibrary@nshealth.ca with questions about the library’s services and resources. Library staff are available Monday to Friday from 8:30am – 4:30pm.
  • Book a consultation with a library team member. We can assist with project development, literature searching, citation support, subject guide production, publishing, patient education and more.
  • Contact library team members by phone or email.
  • Find a library site near you.
  • Subscribe to our blog to learn about research skills and key library resources.

We look forward to connecting with you to support your research and clinical support needs.

Library Staff

Nova Scotia Health Library Services

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