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PMC Citation Exporter Feature


PubMed Central (PMC) is a free digital archive of full text biomedical and life sciences journal literature. PMC has a new feature that allows you to copy and paste styled citations into your manuscripts or use a link to download a file for import into a citation manager such as EndNote.

Each result summary now includes a "Citation" link.

PMC citation with citation link
Screen shot showing Citation link

Click the Citation link to open a pop-up window with the citation formatted in one of three popular styles:

  • AMA (American Medical Association),
  • MLA (Modern Language Association), or
  • APA (American Psychological Association).

Then copy and paste the citation into your manuscript.

Links at the bottom of the pop-up window download the citation into RIS, NBIB, and JSON formats. Both RIS and NBIB formats can be imported into EndNote or Reference Manager.

Citation pop-up window
Screen shot showing pop-up window

Clinical Pharmacology Mobile App


A new mobile application for Clinical Pharmacology is now available through the Medical Library’s subscription. Content available through the app includes:

  • Drug monographs, both adult and pediatric
  • Indications, including on and off label
  • Contraindications and Precautions
  • Drug Images
  • IV compatibility
  • Drug - drug interactions report

How to Access the Clinical Pharmacology Mobile App

The app is designed for Apple (v7+) and Android (v4.03+) devices. Download the Elsevier Clini- cal Pharmacology app at either the Apple or Android app store:

  • Apple – Elsevier Clinical Pharmacology
  • Android – Clinical Pharmacology

If you already have a Clinical Pharmacology user name and password, once the app is installed on your device, simply log in using your current user name and password.

Clinical Pharmacology Mobile

SIUSM users who do not have a user name and password may go to the Clinical Pharmacology home page and click on CP Mobile App to register and receive a user name and password


Medical Letter Site License
The Medical Letter Site License

The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics, often referred to as simply "The Medical Letter", provides critical appraisals of new prescription drugs and comparative reviews of previously approved drugs. Our site license for The Medical Letter provides the following features for our users:

  • The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
  • Treatment Guidelines - Unbiased reviews of drug classes used to treat common disorders
  • Free CME/CE – up to 52 credits for: Physicians, PA’s, Pharmacists and ARNP’S
  • FREE app for for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire
  • The Handbook of Antimicrobial Therapy - information on the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases
  • Adverse Drug Interactions Program - online edition

Users can access The Medical Letter from the Medical Library's eJournal A-Z list.

AMA Manual of Style logo AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)


The AMA Manual of Style is a an essential tool for those engaged in medical and scientific publishing. The Medical Library has added online access to the AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition).

Features include:

  • Quick search and advanced search options to search the full text of the book.
  • Browse the table of contents and the index and jump quickly to the section that you want.
  • View content on-screen, print in print-friendly format, or download to PDF.
  • Interactive SI Conversion calculator lets you quickly convert units of measure.
  • Create a personal profile to allow you to save content and searches for future visits.

Where to Access

The AMA Manual of Style is linked on our ebooks page and in the Library catalog. This resource may be accessed off-campus using your SIUSM email ID and password.

JAMA Network ReaderJAMA Network Reader


Read content from all 10 JAMA Network journals on any platform or device using the JAMA Network Reader. Access to the JAMA Network Reader is provided through the Library's site license to JAMA and the 9 specialty journals:

  • JAMA
  • JAMA Dermatology
  • JAMA Psychiatry
  • JAMA Internal Medicine
  • JAMA Neurology
  • JAMA Ophthalmology
  • JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
  • JAMA Pediatrics
  • JAMA Surgery
  • JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery


  • Access the latest articles and features from all 10 journals, including articles published online first. 
  • Save entire issues and articles to read offline later. Safari, Android, or Google Chrome browsers are best for offline reading.
  • Online First articles and new Issues appear automatically
  • Search articles published back to January 2012 from all journals.
  • You can be signed in on different devices with the same account.
  • Users do not need to visit an app store or download an app.

How to access:

Users must first register and create a user name and password while connected to the SIUSM network by direct connection or by logging into the secure Wi-Fi.

  1. Connect to the internet at SIU School of Medicine by direct internet connection (desktop computer) or secure Wi-Fi (tablets, smart phones and laptops). Note: do not use the guest/public Wi-Fi.
  2. Open a browser and go to
  3. Sign in or create an account.

Each time you visit the Reader from within the SIU School of Medicine Wi-Fi or direct internet service, your mobile access is activated for the following 90 days on all of your devices.

Essential Evidence Plus

Essential Evidence Plus provides point-of-care, evidence-based information. Newly added features include Drug Safety Alerts, anatomy images and CME. Users may browse the following or search across multiple resources at once:

  • Essential Evidence Topics
  • EBM Guidelines
  • POEMs Research Summaries
  • Cochrane Systematic Reviews
  • NGC Practice Guidelines
  • Decision Support Tools
  • H&P Calculators
  • Diagnostic Test Calculators
  • Derm Expert Image Viewer
  • E/M Coding

The Essential Evidence Topics cover diseases and conditions and include background, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, special populations, guidelines, levels of evidence and resources.

What are POEMS?

POEMS ("Patient-Oriented Evidence that Matters") are concise summaries of new evidence filtered for relevance to patient care and evaluated for validity. SIUSM users may opt to receive Daily POEMS via mail. Send requests to sign up for Daily POEMs to

Daily POEM structure:
· Clinical Question
· Bottom Line
· Reference
· Study Design
· Funding Source
· Setting
· Synopsis

POEM of the Week Podcasts

Each week a five minute discussion about an important recent POEM provides additional depth and insight into the issue covered by the POEM synopsis. SIUSM users may subscribe to the podcasts via iTunes or RSS or browse the archive.

Drug Safety Alerts

The newly added Drug Safety Alerts will automatically be sent to those enrolled to receive Daily POEMS via email.

Mobile Access

To access Essential Evidence Plus with a mobile device, you must first register and create a personal profile on a computer connected to the School's network.

A link to Essential Evidence Plus is listed on the Library's home page under Key Resources.

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.


  • 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.

JoVE logo
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


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 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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