Wednesday, June 29, 2016

AccessMedicine trial until July 31

At the request of nursing faculty, UNCG has a free trial to AccessMedicine until July 31. 

Give it a try and share feedback on this product.  I'm sorry that the library doesn't have funding to provide access after the free trial ends.

Access Medicine

Over 90 online textbooks and manuals including Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, Ganong’s Review of Medical Physiology, and Harper’s Illustrated Biochemistry. Also includes > 1,000 monographs on generic and brand name drugs, practice guidelines, procedural videos, patient scenarios, diagnostic tests, clinical calculators, self assessments for students, etc.

Get into AccessMedicine
1. Start at the libraries home page:
2. Click Databases:
3. Click A, then  Access Medicine
4. Use your iSpartan account to log in
There is a 21 minute demonstration here: AccessMedicine Complete Overview (Updated February 2016)

Thursday, June 23, 2016

New digitization project: "Good Medicine: Greensboro's Hospitals and Healers, 1865 - 2015"

UNCG Libraries is working with the Cone Health Medical Library, the Greensboro Historical Museum Archives, and the Greensboro Public Library to digitize and host records on the history of medicine in Greensboro.

Check out the announcement here:

The UNCG Digital Collections page gives a great overview of existing collections.  I'm looking forward to seeing the Good Medicine project highlighted there!

PubMed Turns 20

PubMed, one of my very favorite databases, just turned 20.

Check out the story in the NLM Technical Bulletin: PubMed Celebrates its 20th Anniversary! 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

DynaMed Plus now available!

 DynaMed Plus is now available

Critically appraised evidence from more than 500 medical journals in a quick, easy-to-read format. Over 3,200 topics for nursing, sports medicine, dietetics, audiology, and genetic counseling. Over 1,000 drug topics.  "Levels of Evidence" labels indicate the strength of support for the content.

  • Content updated 24/7/365
  • Concise, evidence-based recommendations with supporting references
  • Clinically organized topics designed to get to the answer quickly
  • Key points on the background, evaluation and management of a condition presented at the top of each topic
  • Synthesized recommendations classified using GRADE
  • Drug and lab reference content provided by Micromedex® 
  • Ability to sign up for alerts when a topic or specialty area is updated with new evidence and guidelines 
  •  Free mobile app available on Android and iOS platforms  

How can you get to DynaMed?
Enter through a DynaMed link located in the library databases list and log in with your iSpartan account. There is also a DynaMed App for Apple iOS and Android devices (instructions here).

We will have access to DynaMed for 3 years.

Check out this tutorial from Ebsco