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).
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!
The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence for medical decision making.
The following databases are included in The Cochrane Library:
In June 2013, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) moved from a monthly to a continuous publication model (also known as “publish when ready”).
Diagnostic test accuracy reviews are now included in CDSR.
Podcasts - with audio summaries of selected Reviews from The Cochrane Library.
The Cochrane Library iPad Edition - access via a free app. Reviews are enhanced with multimedia content, including podcasts, videos and slide decks.
Cochrane Journal Club - a free monthly publication that includes a selected recent Cochrane Review, a podcast explaining key points, discussion questions and downloadable PowerPoint slides containing key figures and tables.
Special Collections - for events or topics of interest. The Cochrane Reviews highlighted are freely available while the Special Collection is featured on The Cochrane Library homepage.
A link to The Cochrane Library can be found on the Quick Links list on the Library’s home page.
(January 28, 2013)
A trial of PEMSoft, an interactive point of care, library and decision support program for pediatric emergency, critical care and primary care providers is available. The database is organized by assessment categories, diagnostic categories and special interactive modules which include:
Thousands of photos, graphics, and videos complement the content.
All content is linked so navigation through the topics is seamless.
The Resus(itation) tool and medical calculators allow for individualization of drug doses, equipment sizes and treatment approaches based on the child's length, weight or age.
The information is written by the founding Pediatric Emergency physicians as well as a team of editors and contributors with no commercial support.
It is updated continuously and all monographs of new topics, updates and current recommendations are based on review of the evidence based literature.
PEMSoft can be viewed on iPAD, iPhone and Android devices.
Try PEMSoft and let us know what you think - http://libproxy.siumed.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=pemsoftus
(January 28, 2013)
Journal Citation Reports database, available through Web of Knowledge, provides a variety of journal performance metrics, including Journal Impact Factor, and Eigenfactor®.JCR can show you the:
JCR is published annually in two editions:
JCR Science Edition: contains data about more than 8,000 journals in science and technology.
JCR Social Sciences Edition: contains data about more than 2,600 journals in the social sciences.
The number of articles given for journals listed in JCR include primarily original research and review articles. Citation and article counts indicate how frequently current researchers are using individual journals. JCR tabulates and aggregates citation and article counts for journal evaluation and comparison.
Use JCR to generate reports that include Journal Impact Factor, Eigenfactor, and other measures of journal influence. See our information page on finding impact factors: http://www.siumed.edu/lib/impact.html
(November 9, 2012)
The Reference Librarians have developed a consumer health web site with helpful links and information on a variety of health topics of interest to the general public. Current topics available include:
SIU HealthCare provides this link to its patients.
The Medical Library regularly updates this site and will be adding additional topics. If you have a topic to be added, please let us know. The Consumer Health site is part of the new subject guide section, now called LibGuides. Most of our subject guides have been converted to this new user friendly and consistent look and feel.
See the Consumer Health Guide at http://libguides.siumed.edu/consumerhealth
A link to the Subject Guide index can be found under Help on the Library’s home page.
(August 13, 2012)
Screen Shot of App: Tag View
The number of mobile re-sources available from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) has skyrocketed in the last few years.
NLM has released a new mobile app that is a guide to NLM mobile resources and assists users in finding and using the NLM mobile apps and sites.
NLM Mobile: Guide to NLM Mobile Resources :http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mobile-app/
Display resources by:
All NLM resources are free of charge
For an online list of NLM mobile resources, visit:
Gallery of Mobile Apps and Sites
(May 4, 2012)
Access current CDC child and adult immunization schedules on your PC or on your mobile phone. Shots by STFM is for clinicians, teachers, and health care providers.
This free resource is made available by the Group on Immunization Education of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.
Shots Online, http://www.immunizationed.org/shotsonline.aspx, has the 2012 electronic schedules with web graphics optimized for your PC.
Shots On-line Mobile
The mobile friendly version of Shots by STFM is available from your iPhone or Android via internet connection at http://www.immunizationed.org/shotsonlinemob.aspx.
Shots Mobile App
No internet connection is required when using the Shots by STFM app.
More information and links to all versions and apps are available at http://www.immunizationed.org/.
PubMed Health specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports.
PubMed Health is based on systematic reviews of clinical trials. These clinical effectiveness reviews show what treatments and prevention methods have been proven to work, and what remains unknown. The reviews were generally published or updated from 2003. There is also information for consumers and clinicians based on those reviews.
A search on PubMed Health runs simultaneously in PubMed. A filter is used to identify all the indexed scientific articles at the NLM that might be systematic reviews. This search includes articles from before 2003.
Information partners selected by PubMed Health to contribute their clinical effectiveness information are:
PubMed Health is updated when the partners provide new or updated information.
The Library, in conjunction with the Department of Family and Community Medicine, has added a subscription to DynaMed. DynaMed is a point of care tool providing more than 3,200 evidence-based topic summaries.
Web access to DynaMed is available through the Library’s proxy server. A link has been added to the Quick Links list on the Library's home page.
DynaMed is also available as a mobile application, compatible with devices such as the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android Smartphone, BlackBerry, Microsoft Windows Phone and Palm. Mobile app installation requires the following:
For more information see DynaMed's page on Mobile Access.
Completed your Campus Security and Emergency Response Training? Perhaps you've even taken the 2011 edition of Annual Safety Training? Well, then you are already familiar with MyCourses, the online course management system available to the SIUMED community for the development and offering of noncredit online training programs and re-sources.
From Centricity software training to a repository for Internal Medicine's Grand Round video presentations, MyCourses provides an online learning environment, with the ability to include collaborative activities, and a repository for instructional documents and multimedia resources. SIUMED faculty, staff and students can submit a course request for review. Approved courses are assigned
space in a "Sandbox" area where instructors build their course prior to going "live."
To learn more, visit MyCourses under Information Resources' Pilot Projects.
Training and assistance as needed in Mycourses (Moodle software) is available through the Library; see the class description at http://www.siumed.edu/lib/libclasses.html#MyCourses, or contact email@example.com.
DynaMed is an evidence-based, clinical reference tool for use at the point of care. It contains over 3,200 clinical summaries that are evaluated for clinical relevance and scientific validity, representing a synthesis of the best available evidence. Other institutions report it is especially useful for medical student and resident training and use. Dynamed is updated daily and the site license allows off-campus access.
This trial is being sponsored in cooperation with Family and Community Medicine.
Springer Protocols contains over 24,000 biomedical and life sciences protocols, formatted in a step-by-step approach. Selected subject areas include cancer research, cell biology, immunology, molecular medicine, neuroscience, and pharmacology. This trial is being sponsored in cooperation with SIUC's Morris Library and runs through October 31.
A new version of Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge launched in July 2011. Web of Knowledge is a research platform for information in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Databases included in Web of Knowledge:
A unique feature of the Web of Science citation indexes is the cited reference search. This type of search allows one to track how many times an article has been cited, who has been citing the article and to trace the evolution of a concept or idea.
Useful tools available in Web of Knowledge include Endnote Web and ResearcherID:
Endnote Web - search, save and manage citations and create bibliographies.
ResearcherID—manage and share your professional information and maintain a list of your publications.
(July 1, 2011)
Images from the collections of the National Institutes of Health have been made available in the NIH Image Bank. <http://www.media.nih.gov/imagebank/index.aspx> Contents include general biomedical and science-related images, clinicians, computers, patient care-related images, microscopy images, and various exterior images.
Browse by Insitute or category or search for for specific images.
No fee is charged to using the images. However, credit MUST be given to the National Institutes of Health/Department of Health and Human Services unless otherwise instructed to give credit to the photographer or other source according to the NIH Copyright Notice.
(April 5, 2011)
Need to look up some information and no time to wade through hundreds of pages of Google results?
Try Credo Reference, an online reference shelf containing full text books such as Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary.
You can use Credo Reference to find the following:
Other features of interest:
Credo Reference's Concept Map enables you to quickly find information when you don't know exactly what to look for or want to expand your knowledge of a given area.
Browse by subject area such as art, business or medicine.
Collect entries during your Credo Reference session by using the “save citation to” box at the end of each item. You can print or email your saved results, or export to EndNote or other programs.
February 1, 2011
Save and manage your references online with EndNote Web. EndNote Web is available to SIU School of Medicine users through Web of Knowledge, which includes the Web of Science databases. (see the Quick Links list on the Library’s home page for a link to Web of Knowledge)
Go to the Library's home page http://www.siumed.edu/lib ) and on the Quick Links list choose Web of Knowledge.
On the Web of Knowledge opening screen find the Register link in the right-hand column to set up your user name and password to access EndNote Web.
The Library offers a class on EndNote that includes using EndNote software and EndNote Web.
For more information contact Reference staff at 217-545-2113 or firstname.lastname@example.org
November 2, 2010
ISI's Web of Knowledge includes:
Web of Science provides coverage of science, social sciences and arts and humanities. While there is some overlap with citations found in PubMed, there is a great deal of unique material. Web of Knowledge is included in the Quick Links list on the Library's home page.
August 17, 2010
Trial access to the R2 Digital Library of 2000 online textbooks is available until November 12, 2010. A link has been added to the Quick Links menu on the library's home page. This resource can be accessed from on campus and off campus through the proxy server.
Please send feedback to email@example.com or call reference at 217-545-7452. The Library may add access to some of the R2 Library titles dependintg on user feedback.
August 12, 2010
When you use our PubMed@SIUMED link to search PubMed, the Medical Library's Find It icon appears in the abstract view of all retrieved citations.
Clicking the Find-It icon will show any full-text available available for that citation via Medical Library subscriptions, licenses, or open access.
If full-text is not available, options are given to search for a print copy in the Medical Library's catalog or to request a copy of the article via Interlibrary Loan (ILL). In both cases, the catalog search box or the ILL request form, respectively, will be prepopulated with the citation information.