Tuesday, September 27, 2016

AccessMedicine Adds Clerkship Study Tool

McGraw Hill, publishers of quality medical information resources, have added a new feature to their AccessMedicine product. Specifically designed for students on their clerkship rotations, the database has now opened up for all subscribers an internal medicine model curriculum along the lines of what was formerly made available to Instructors as part of the Custom Curriculum platform.

This new 'Clerkship Topics' section is found under the 'Study Tools' tab. Each main subject area contains numerous modules with activities organized under key topics of importance to that field.

This study tool helps focus the student's attention on the key aspects of each topic and provides targeted readings, cases and other activities to aid the learning process and mastery of the information.

The link for AccessMedicine is provided in the left-side bar of the Library Home Page as well as the right-side bar of this Library Blog. Logins for UMHS students were emailed to each of you during your first semester. If you need further assistance with your login and/or navigating this valuable resource, please contact us at the UMHS Anne Ross Library. I also encourage you, while you are in the site, to take some time and check out further some of the other cool resources available to you in the AccessMedicine database.

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Friday, April 10, 2015

EBSCO eBook Collections Now Available at UMHS

The Anne Ross Library is pleased to announce the addition of eBook collections from EBSCOHost,  providing  hundreds of thousands of titles, available across all major academic subject areas. Users can access the full text of eBooks from their computer, or can download titles to most popular portable devices.

This collection contains a large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter. The breadth of information contained here will support our faculty and student body with access to information relevant to their studies, research and life-long learning.

There are more than 140,000 eBooks in this package, including titles from leading university presses such as Oxford University Press, MIT Press, State University of New York Press, Cambridge University Press, University of California Press, McGill-Queen's University Press, Harvard University Press and many others. Additional academic publishers include Elsevier, Ashgate, Taylor & Francis, Sage, and Wiley.
Subject coverage includes:
  • Art
  • Business & Economics
  • Education
  • Language Arts & Discipline
  • Literary Criticism
  • Medical
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy
  • Poetry
  • Political Science
  • Religion
  • Social Science
  • Technology & Engineering
  • And other academic fields
Designed for use in clinical settings, biomedical libraries and academic-medical institutions, the Clinical Collection features over 2,600 hand-selected, quality ebook titles that focus on medical specialties, nursing, allied health and general practice areas. Through the eBook Clinical Collection, users have access to the most current content; all titles in the collection are from 2008 and forward (with a significant majority of titles from 2010 and later), and newer titles replace older content as updates are made so that users always have access to the latest information. Notable titles in the collection include:
  • ICD-10-PCS: An Applied Approach
  • Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery: Endocrine, Neuro-ophthalmologic, and Surgical Management
  • Dimensions of Long-term Care Management: An Introduction
  • Comprehensive Handbook of Pediatric Audiology
  • Evidence-based Practice in Audiology: Evaluating Interventions for Children and Adults with Hearing Impairment
  • Healthcare Strategic Planning
  • Guide to Board Certification in Clinical Psychology
Additional publishers highlighted in this package include Wiley, Oxford, Sage, World Scientific, Demos, American Academy of Oral Medicine, and many others.
View a video on "How to Search for an eBook ". All titles in these collections are available with unlimited user access, and new titles are regularly added to the collection.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

UMHS Trials McGraw Hill Medical's ClinicalAccess

UMHS is currently holding a trial for our faculty and students of McGraw Hill Medical's new ClinicalAccess database, until October 30, 2014. Contact the Library for login details and take 10 to check our this excellent product before it is too late! Leave your comments here on the Library Blog and let us know what you think of this new clinical resource.
"ClinicalAccess is a clinical decision support tool that provides healthcare professionals with specific answers to more than 120,000 physician-answered questions - enabling busy clinicians to deliver superior care with maximum speed and efficiency."

"Powered by leading online clinical resources - AccessMedicine, Access Emergency Medicine, AccessPediatrics, and AccessSurgery - ClinicalAccess delivers trusted information, essential to effective patient care, based on hand-selected answers drawn from landmark references such as Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine, CURRENT Medical Diagnosis & Treatment, and other essential texts."

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Monday, December 03, 2012

What are CPG's?

The first in a new video series from the Health Council of Canada will answer this question for you and help you to understand Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG's); how they are used, how they are disseminated and implemented, and what impact they can have. This video series was developed by the professionals who design, disseminate, and use CPG's in Canada.
"CPGs are evidence-based recommendations that help health care professionals make better clinical decisions. When designed and used properly, CPGs can play an important role in the Canadian health care system."

Understanding Clinical Practice Guidelines: A Video Series Primer
Video 1: What are CPGs?
Video 2: Challenges for CPGs.
Video 3: Integration of CPGs at the system level.
Video 4: Opportunities and future considerations for CPGs.

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Monday, December 07, 2009

New Oncology / HIV Point-of-Care Resource

Have you checked out the latest online resource from Clinical Care Options designed specifically for oncologists and hematologists seeking quick answers to their everyday treatment questions?

CCO inPractice allows you to simultaneously search an original, comprehensive oncology etextbook as well as 5 additional databases for HIV/AIDS and hematology/oncology resources [including databases of drug information, treatment guidelines, and PubMed].

CCO inPractice is free to use with registration.
Textbook edited by Ramaswamy Govindan, MD
from Washington University School of Medicine

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Friday, November 27, 2009

NEJM Medical Image Challenge

Some diagnostic fun for 4th Semester Clinical Medicine students ~ thanks to Dr. Sayeed for pulling this together from the New England Journal of Medicine's gallery of medical images.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Check out this new evidence-based digital resource from JAMA and McGraw Hill. JAMAevidence, designed for medical students, residents, educators, and clinicians, provides the fundamental learning tools required for understanding and applying the medical literature and making clinical diagnoses.
JAMAevidence provides full-text access to both the second edition of The User's Guides to the Medical Literature and the newly published The Rational Clinical Examination. On JAMAevidence, these etitles are combined with teaching tools, media, and interactive features to convey the best practices of evidence-based medicine – including the careful assessment and interpretation of medical research.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

DynaMed available on your PDA

Attention students and faculty ~
Please let us know at the Library if you would like access to the DynaMed point-of-care database via your PDA. I will be putting in the request early next week [by May 20, 2008] ~ so if you desire access in this format PLEASE let us know ASAP

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Friday, April 04, 2008

PSI Structural Genomics Knowledgebase

New Web Portal to Advance Wide Range of Protein Studies
"The Protein Structure Initiative (PSI), an effort supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched an online resource that will enable scientists from across biomedical disciplines to easily access a wealth of information about proteins."

"The Protein Structure Initiative Structural Genomics Knowledgebase (PSI SGKB) is designed to turn the products of the Protein Structure Initiative effort into knowledge that is important for understanding living systems and disease. The PSI SGKB is a key resource in the advancement of biology, biochemistry, functional genomics, pharmacology, bioinformatics, education and clinical medicine."

Another interesting and interactive component of this new web portal is Functional Sleuth. Here are presented "PSI structures which lack full functional annotation. Explore these protein structures and add your input about the possible functions."

Click on the title to visit this new online resource!

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