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Procedures Consult

The Medical Library’s subscription to ClinicalKey includes access to Procedures Consult, a procedural reference tool providing details on how to prepare for, perform and follow up on the most common procedures.

Procedures Consult covers the procedures required by the ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine) and conforms to ACGME standards.

Details:

  • Provides high quality video, text and illustrations for each medical procedure.
  • Highlights when patient “informed consent” is required.
  • Includes indications, contraindications, anatomy, equipment.
  • A Quick Review of the procedure is included after the Full Details.
  • Provides self-directed procedures training and testing.

To Access Procedures Consult:

After performing a search in ClinicalKey, a list of content types will appear on the left side of the screen. Click the box next to Procedures Consult to select and view those items. Searching the word “Procedures” will retrieve all Procedures Consult items.

Procedure Consults search results

 

ClinicalKey is currently linked on the list of Databases on the Library’s home page.

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JoVE: Journal of Visualized Experiments

JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, is a peer reviewed scientific video journal. By presenting scientific research in a visual format, JoVE aims to help researchers learn new experimental techniques and improve reproducibility of results. Currently, the journal has 9 different sections. The Medical Library has a subscription to the JoVE General section with access back to 2006. Articles in other sections are available in PMC (PubMedCentral) after a 24 month delay or embargo period, although some are available sooner.

How to find JoVE articles

Search the ejournals A-Z list for "jove" using the "contains" search option. ejournals search

Search results will include:

  • Journal of Visualized Experiments - the link via PubMedCentral includes all sections, but with a 24 month delay or embargo.
  • JoVE General - the link via Miscellaneous Ejournals goes to the journal website for the general section, to which we have full access.

JoVE articles will also be included in PubMed search results. However, note that you will only be able to access articles that are in the General section or are past the embargo period.

ClinicalKey Replacing MD Consult

(11/8/13)

The Medical Library now has a new site license to ClinicalKey (CK). CK is replacing MD Consult, which is no longer being developed by the vendor.

ClnicalKey provides vastly more content than MDConsult. Whereas MD Consult had approximately 50 e-books and 50 e-journals, ClinicalKey has over 1,000 e-books and over 1,000 e-journals.

In addition, CK has over 13,000 procedural videos and FirstConsult point-of-care monographs. ClinicalKey is linked on the Library’s Web page, and the link there will also facilitate off-campus access via your siumed.edu log-in. CK is optimized for mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones.

The ClinicalKey e-journals are also available through the Library’s A-Z list.

When using CK you will encounter a main search bar. Enter the term you wish to search or use the AutoSuggest feature to select a term. On the left hand side, you can filter the search results by content type (e.g., books, images, video).

ClinicalKey search box

Once you select content, the left hand side will show an outline or table of contents. The center panel will include the full-text.

To create a personal account, visit ClinicalKey while on the School’s network, click on the Register link, enter the required information (your e-mail address will be your user name), and select and confirm a password. Use of personal accounts will allow you to save searches, build a personal reading list, and collect and save images.

Please give ClinicalKey a try!

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