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: audio files, handbook, images, index, links, mobile access, textbooks, video
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: The content of The Merck Manuals is made available free, in enhanced online versions. The Merck Manual Online is updated periodically with new information, and contains photographs, images, and audio and video material not included in the print versions. This is a standard medical text with very comprehensive information. Browse the Manual by medical specialty or symptoms, or use the index. Contains clinical calculators, conversion tables, a table of drug trade and generic names, normal laboratory values, useful links to other sites, and a glossary of the abbreviations used in the Manual. Mobile version must be purchased.
Keywords: clinical medicine, diagnosis, medical procedures, physicians, therapy
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
Provider: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Contents: full text, images, index, protocols
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: Sections of this CDC resource, developed and maintained by CDC’s Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria (DPDM), include: Parasites and Parasitic Diseases/Parasites and Health; Diagnostic Procedures; Diagnostic Assistance; a section on training materials and announcements; and the Parasite Image Library. Includes information of interest to consumers as well as health professionals. Most images and material are in the public domain; to re-use, simply cite the source. A few images do require permissions to re-publish. Researchers may also contribute images to the database by contacting the DPDx team- see About DPDx for information. Includes instructions for specimen collection and shipping to CDC, under Diagnostic Procedures.
Keywords: diagnosis, parasitic diseases, parasitology, pathogenesis, physicians, public health
Contents: brief records, full text, links to full text, textbooks
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: This is a differential diagnosis tool within AccessMedicine. Drawing on the texts from the main database, it draws in material on over a thousand diseases and disorders to assist the student or physician in formulating correct diagnoses.
Keywords: clinical decision-making, differential diagnosis, medical students, physicians