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Free Trial of Clinical Decision Support Products

Monday, May 9th, 2011

The Shiffman Medical Library has arranged institution-wide trials of three Drug reference databases for WSU faculty and students. 

 

  • Lexi-Comp
    Providing concise drug information at the point of care. View online tutorials click here.

 

The free trials will run from May 9 to June 6, 2011.

We invite you to review the databases, to evaluate their usefulness and to give us your input by June 6, 2011.

You may email  your comments at askmed@wayne.edu or send us comments by completing a short product evaluation form.  To start the trials and comment:

  1. Click the links  above from a computer that is connected to the WSU network or wireless
  2. Access, compare and evaluate the databases; and
  3. Send us your comments on this short multiple choice evaluation form

Thank you very much for your support

Shiffman Medical Library

Free Trial of Procedures Consult

Monday, September 13th, 2010

The Shiffman Medical Library has arranged an institution-wide free trial of Procedures Consult for WSU faculty and students from Sept 13 to October 31, 2010.

Procedures Consult is the first online multimedia training and reference tool that helps physicians and residents prepare for, perform, follow up and test their knowledge of top medical procedures. Quick pointers can be reviewed right before doing the procedure; and complete detailed step-by-step information can be used for deeper study.

Current Modules:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Anesthedia
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Training Physician

Trial Access: Procedures Consult (http://www.proceduresconsult.com)

You can learn more about Procedures Consult by clicking here.

Help us evaluate this new resource by sending an email to askmed@wayne.edu. We would like to hear your comments by October 31, 2010.

Thank you.

Shiffman Medical Library

Free Trial of DynaMed

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

The Shiffman Medical Library has arranged an institution-wide free trial of DynaMed for WSU faculty and students from March 1  to April 30.

DynaMed is the evidence-based reference tool that help physicians to answer most clinical questions and assist decision making during practice. It is created by a physician for physicians and health care professionals for use primarily at the ‘point-of-care’. 

DynaMed Features:

  • Daily Systematic Literature Surveillance of 500 medical journals
  • Best Available Evidence determines content
  • Quality of evidence explicitly labeled
  • 1000 AHFS (American Hospital Formulary Service) drug records
  • Content updated daily
  • 3,000 clinical  topics
  • 65-item template covers all clinically relevant concepts
  • Evidence summaries focus on patient-oriented outcomes and absolute risks (NNT)
  • Includes ICD-9 and IDC-10 codes
  • Synthesized evidence
  • Includes patient information links and handouts
  • Thousands of article references and web links

Trial Access:
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx authtype=uid&user=wsu&password=ebsco&profile=dynamed

 You can learn more about DynaMed by clicking here. To learn how to search DynaMed, visit DynaMed Online Tutorial – Basic Searching

Help us evaluate this new resource by sending an email to askmed@wayne.edu. We would like to hear your comments by April 30, 2010.

Thank you.

Shiffman Medical Library

Free Trial of E-Anatomy

Friday, October 9th, 2009

The Shiffman Medical Library has arranged a free trial of E-Anatomy for the WSU faculty and students.  The institution-wide trial will run from Oct 9 to Oct 30, 2009.

E-Anatomy contains more than 1500 anotated medical images from normal CT and MR exams. The images cover the entire sectional anatomy of the human body. This online resource is very useful for teaching, self-study, or review. The multi-slice image series offer cross sectional views combined with interactive textual information and 3D models.

Help us evaluate this new resource by sending an email to askmed@wayne.edu. Feel free to forward it along to others who may be interested in. We would like to hear your comments by Oct 30, 2009.

Thank you.

Shiffman Medical Library

Electronic Resources Trial – Ebscohost Business Source Complete

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

This is an announcement of a new trial that we are conducting from Ebscohost.

The electronic resource is called Business Source Complete:


Business Source Complete contains premium content of peer-reviewed, business related journals. Included as part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database are indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals, dating back as far as 1886.

In addition to the searchable cited references provided for more than 1,200 journals, Business Source Complete contains detailed author profiles for the 40,000 most-cited authors in the database. Journal ranking studies reveal that Business Source Complete is the overwhelmingly superior database for full text journals in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Additional full text, non-journal content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more.

Business Source Complete contains:

Academic Journals

Books

Case Studies

Company Profiles

Conference Proceedings

Country Reports

Financial Data

Industry Reports

Investment Research Reports

Market Research Reports

Monographs

SWOT Analyses

Trade Journals

Indexing and abstracting for important scholarly business journals dating as far back as 1886

Access to this resource is via the Ebscohost database listed alphabetically on the Library’s Articles and Databases page.

This trial is available on campus only.

 

Thank you,

Nancy Beals

Electronic Resources Librarian

Wayne State University Libraries

nbeals@wayne.edu

313-577-0243

WSULS Electronic Resources Blog

Free Trial of JAMAevidence

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

The Shiffman Medical Library has arranged a free trial of JAMAevidence, the online resource for teaching, learning and practicing evidence based medicine, for WSU faculty and students beginning in February, 2009. The institution-wide will run from Feb 11 to June 30, 2009.

JAMAevidence contains many of the tools students and clinicians need to evaluate and interpret the medical literature. Here are just a few:

  • Full content from the new second edition of the Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature and The Rational Clinical Examination
  • Online Education Guide slideshows including teaching points to enhance classroom and conference learning – Also available as downloadable PowerPoint presentations 
  • Direct free access to referenced articles from JAMA and the Archives Journals that are cited in JAMAevidence
  • Exclusive online-only content including updates to The Rational Clinical Examination, easy-to-use Make the Diagnosis sections, and podcasts from the leading minds in evidence-based medicine
  • Core Topics to highlight critical educational concepts across all content types
  • Powerful interactive capabilities, including:
    • Functional calculators and nomograms
    • Question wizards to help users formulate well-built clinical queries 
    • Customizable worksheets focusing on critical appraisal skills and mastering the information cycle
  • “My JAMAevidence” section where users can store their own worksheets, questions, tables, images, and bookmarks
  • Extensive evidence-based medicine glossary with free PDF download

You can learn more about JAMAevidence by clicking here.

Help us evaluate this new resource by sending an email to askmed@wayne.edu. We would like to hear your comments by June 30, 2009.

Thank you.

Shiffman Medical Library

Free Trial of McGraw-Hill’s AccessPHARMACY

Friday, January 30th, 2009

The Shiffman Medical Library has arranged for a free trial of McGraw-Hill’s AccessPHARMACY, a comprehensive online resource for WSU faculty, and students. The institution-wide free trial will run from Feb 1 to June 30, 2009.

AccessPHARMACY offers access to over 20 books mapped to pharmacy core curriculum and is designed to meet the changing demands of pharmacy education. Students can search the site, select a core topic, browse by organ system, or review a textbook online. AccessPHARMACY’s integrated case studies, care plans, self-assessment and NAPLEX review help students develop and track key skills. It provides critical feedback for students and teachers. Other useful features include clinical relevance information, functional calculators, lab test information and an integrated drug database. This resource also provides up-to-date news and updates from the Pharmacotherapy News Network (PNN) and Goodman & Gilmans the Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics.

Learn more about AccessPHARMACY by clicking here.

Help us evaluate this new resource by sending an email to askmed@wayne.edu. We would like to have your comments by June 30, 2009.

Connect to Trial AccessPharmacy: http://proxy.lib.wayne.edu/login?url=http://www.accesspharmacy.com/

Shiffman Medical Library

Free Trial of Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

The Shiffman Medical Library has arranged a free trial of Henry Stewart Talks: the Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection, a comprehensive online resource for research scientists of world class seminars by leading experts. The institution-wide free trial will run through Oct 31, 2008.

The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection contains over 800 specially commissioned animated audio visual presentations. The collection enables you to see and hear the lecture presentation, and view animated slides with accompanying narration in a user friendly format whenever, wherever and as often as you like. You can browse or search topics easily, learn fundamentals and stay up-to-date on the latest developments in your field in one online source

Help us evaluate this new resource by filling out the form below. We would like to have your comments by Oct 31, 2008.

Connect to of Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection at: http://proxy.lib.wayne.edu/login?url=http://www.hstalks.com/trial

Click here to view a brochure [PDF,216 KB] on Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection.

Click here to view technical access info [ PDF, 22 kb].

Sandra Martin
Interim Director of Shiffman Medical Library

   

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Free Trial of Lexi-Comp Online

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

The Shiffman Medical Library has arranged a free trial of Lexi-Comp Online, a comprehensive resource of drug information, for health sciences students and faculty. The institution-wide trial will run through September 30, 2008.

Lexi-Comp provides access to pharmacological information, drug interactions, formulary services, information on natural products, poisoning and toxicology, nuclear, biological and chemical agent exposures, infectious diseases, lab tests, diagnostic procedures and more. You can search or browse databases to obtain clinical decision support information at the point of care. Lexi-Comp content can also be downloaded to your PDA.

Help us evaluate this new resource by filling out the form below. We’d like to have your comments by September 30, 2008.

Connect to the Lexi-Comp Online at: http://proxy.lib.wayne.edu/login?url=http://online.lexi.com/

Click here to view a brochure [PDF,615 KB] on how to search and navigate through Lexi-Comp Online.

Sandra Martin
Interim Director of Shiffman Medical Library

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R2 Digital Library Online Trial

Monday, July 7th, 2008

The Shiffman Medical Library has arranged a free trial of R2 Digital Library, the web-based e-book collection for medicine, nursing, and allied health from Rittenhouse Book Distributors, Inc . The institution-wide trial will run through December 5, 2008.

R2 Digital Library provides access to electronic content from multiple publishers and offers more than 700 electronic health science resources in a topic-based searchable database. Full text access is available for all titles.

Some important features of the R2 library include integration with Blackboard and Endnote, linkout to CINAHL, PubMed, and AccessMedicine, the capability to support multimedia and to use tables, graphs, charts, illustrations and photographs.

You can customize the R2 Library by adding a personal login so that you are able to save images, searches, references, and other files.

Help us evaluate this new resource by filling out the form below. We’d like to have your comments by November 30, 2008.

Connect to the R2 Digital Library Trial Page at: http://www.r2library.com/

Click here to view a brochure [PDF, 1.15MB] on how to search and navigate through R2 Digital Library electronic books on health sciences.

Sandra Martin
Interim Director of Shiffman Medical Library


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