Access to Emergency Literature Available

Access to emergency literature available 

September 14, 2010

Adding to the international response for flood affectees in Pakistan, the US National Library of Medicine and other partners have activated the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) that will allow temporary free access to emergency-related literature at

EAI is a collaborative partnership between National Library of Medicine, USA and participating publishers, to provide free access to full-text articles from over 230 biomedical serial titles and over 60 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters. The step has been taken to support organisations involved with emergency and medical relief operations in Pakistan.

Owing to the growing health care issues surfacing in the aftermath of widespread flooding in the country, EAI aims to serve access to research for medical staff and affiliated users.

All providing relief assistance in Pakistan can access this service.The EAI is open from September 9, 2010 to October 9, 2010.

All questions regarding EAI can be directed to​. ​​