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:
Users can access The Medical Letter from the Medical Library's eJournal A-Z list.
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).
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.
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:
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.
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 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:
The Essential Evidence Topics cover diseases and conditions and include background, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, special populations, guidelines, levels of evidence and resources.
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 email@example.com.
Daily POEM structure:
· Clinical Question
· Bottom Line
· Study Design
· Funding Source
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.
The newly added Drug Safety Alerts will automatically be sent to those enrolled to receive Daily POEMS via email.
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.
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.
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.
ClinicalKey is currently linked on the list of Databases on the Library’s home page.
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.
Search the ejournals A-Z list for "jove" using the "contains" search option.
Search results will include:
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.
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!