Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Presenter: Emmanuel Onwuachi
Location: Second Floor Temporary Classroom
This class focuses on using PubMed tags (filters) to narrow and add specificity to one’s PubMed searches.
Contents: Abstracts, case reports, Citations, CME, drug monographs, E-books, full text, images, journals, links to full text, patient education, practice guidelines, teaching aids, textbooks, video
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: Clinical Key provides access to: approximately 600 Elsevier medical journals (154 of which are unique to Clinical Key), 1,000+ medical reference books, more than 17,000 medical and surgical videos, 300+ Procedures Consult videos and articles, over 2.2 million images, Gold Standard drug monographs, and 50+ Clinics of North America. From the publishers: “Clinical Key is a clinical insight engine that addresses the key [information] requirements of physicians, medical librarians and health professionals. It is comprehensive, trustworthy and fast. Clinical Key draws answers from Elsevier’s vast online portfolio covering every medical and surgical specialty.” Please Note: Access to PDFs of ebooks requires users to log in with a personal Clinical Key login, which needs to be created at the Clinical Key site.
Keywords: clinical medicine, clinical trials, decision support, general medical reference, practice guidelines
Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Descriptions: The CDC's home page is a well-organized portal to the wealth of resources it provides for the public, practitioners and first responders. Along the top of the page is a very complete index of the information CDC provides, with cross-referenced terms. Links to the Diseases and Conditions index and Emergency Preparedness, along with other frequently-sought resources, including MMWR, are posted prominently here on the CDC home page.
Keywords: disease, emergency preparedness, environmental, epidemiology, general medical reference, health statistics, infectious disease, special populations, statistical, toxins, travel medicine, trend, wellness
Contents: audio files, E-books, full text, mobile access, patient education, video
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: From the mission statement: "MerckMedicus is an advertising-free medical portal designed specifically for U.S. healthcare providers. MerckMedicus provides breaking medical news, a wide variety of scientific learning resources, and cutting-edge diagnostic tools... Merck launched MerckMedicus in 2001 as part of its century-long commitment to providing unbiased health information as a public service to consumers and health care professionals..." Free registration is required for access to the resources provided here, which include: full text content from books and journals (Springer journals, recent JAMA articles, and "latest updates" from The Lancet), patient handouts, news, a PDR drug database, an image/media library, and audio files.
Keywords: drugs, general medical reference, news
Descriptions: This directory covers assisted living facilities in all 50 states. Search by state or ZIP code. Contact information, photographs and links to the facilities' websites are provided. The compilers of this directory have screened out questionable entries, based on news items and user feedback, but first-hand investigation is of utmost importance in this context.
Keywords: aging, Alzheimer, consumer health, general medical reference, geriatrics, nursing