Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 12:00am
Location: Street Level Classroom
Irakli Samkurashvili from Elsevier will provide training on the Embase database at the TMC Library.
Provider: WebMD LLC
Contents: CME, drug monographs, full text, images, partial full text, practice guidelines
Access Level: Free, Open Access, Partially Open
Descriptions: This is one component of the Medscape site, and the only section not requiring a (free) registration to view. Medscape Reference contains comprehensive information on drugs and herbals, drug interactions, diseases and conditions, medical procedures and anatomy. It contains practice guidelines and a physician finder tool (Health Directory.) It also offers dozens of calculators pertaining to tests, diagnostic criteria and more, arranged by medical specialty. The clinical information here is contributed by top physicians and pharmacists from leading academic medical centers in the United States and worldwide. Baylor College of Medicine is an academic partner of Medscape, along with several other distinguished medical schools and institutions. With free registration completed, all Medscape sections can be used, and with all major mobile devices. Registration also affords access to an extensive CME section.
Keywords: Baylor College of Medicine, clinical medicine, drug interactions, drugs, indications/contraindications, medical procedures, pharmacists, physicians, point-of-care
Contents: full text, index, patient education, summaries
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: This database currently contains approximately 300 articles on Herbs and Supplements, 200 articles on Conditions, 90 articles on Drug Interaction, 40 articles on homeopathy, and 40 articles on alternative medicine. Answers questions on efficacy, dosage, interactions, and risk/benefit, and cites studies and trials, supplying information about their reliability (evidence-based.) Clicking on a condition in a substance's record links the user to articles on other substances used to treat that condition. Entries include Spanish translations and all have references.
Keywords: alternative medicine, clinical evidence, consumer health, dietary supplements, dosage, drug interactions, evidence-based, herbs, homeopathy, Spanish translation