Cyprus Medical Libraries

Through funding from the Middle East Cancer Consortium and a partnership with the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah, Cyprus medical libraries now have access to the PubMed Loansome Doc document delivery system and to a database of Cypriot cancer and health literature. This page is intended as a starting point for those and other services.

Cyprus Medical Literature Database - Include Cyprus as a keyword to limit the search to Cypriot materials.

General Medical Links

Spencer Eccles Health Sciences Library
US National Library of Medicine
US National Institutes of Health
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
US National Cancer Institute
World Health Organization

Cyprus Health Links

The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics
Independent non-profit foundation providing diagnosis and treatment. Site includes job vacancies.

Cyprus Health Statistics
Descriptive information and tables concerning the country's health and demographic conditions, health indicators and trends.

Cyprus Society of Medical Informatics
Non-profit organization that promotes the use of telecommunications and information technology in the health sector. Comprehensive mission statement, activities, links.

The Health System in Cyprus
An article by Maroulla Vassiliou.

Cyprus Safety and Health Association
Promotes safety and health at work. Site covers policy, lists the council members and provides contact information.

DITIS Project
Explains the development of a system that enables distant interaction between virtual medical teams and cancer patients in Cyprus.

Cyprus Association of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
General information about CAMPBE and related links.

Health Databases

National Library of Medicine's search service to access the nine million citations in MEDLINE and Pre-MEDLINE (with links to participating on-line journals), and other related databases. Includes document delivery service through the Loansome Doc system.
This free-of-charge search interface provides access to the TOXNET system of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas. TOXNET is sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, through the Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program of its Specialised Information Services Division.
CANCERLIT is a bibliographic database that contains more than 1.4 million citations and abstracts from over 4,000 different sources including biomedical journals, proceedings, books, reports, and doctoral theses. Produced by the National Cancer Institute's International Cancer Information Center.
CancerLit Topic Searches
Browsable directory of common cancers linked to prepared monthly literature abstract searches on more than 90 topics. Ex. "Neurologic cancers". National Cancer Institute.
The National Library of Medicine's MEDLINEPlus information pages are designed to direct users to resources containing information for researching health questions. Resources include searches on a variety of health topics, dictionaries, directories, and other reference tools.

Valuable Health Resources

Full Text to On-line Consumer Health Information
Health Information from the U. S. National Institutes of Health
Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary

Cyprus Medical Libraries Project Information

8th International Conference on Medical Librarianship, London, July 2000

Published Reference
Lombardo, N.T. & Arlitsch, K. Gregory, J.M.. (2000, Summer) Cyprus Medical Libraries Project: International Collaboration for Electronic Document Delivery and Full Text Database Development. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 27. Published online.

If you have comments or suggestions, contact:
Andreas Savva, Medical Librarian at the Nicosia General Hospital

Collaborators with Andreas Savva in the Cyprus Medical Libraries project are:
Nancy Lombardo, Systems Librarian, Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah

Kenning Arlitsch, Digital Librarian, Marriott Library, University of Utah

Joan Gregory, Technical Services Librarian, Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah

Updated 2-19-03