Tuesday, 13 February 2018

New clinical overviews, journals and books added to Clinical Key

Clinical Overviews

Clinical Overviews are a quick and easy way to find evidence-based answers to your clinical questions.

Whenever you do a search in Clinical Key if there is a topic overview it will appear as the first result and also in a box on the right of the page.

Clinical Overviews are not book or journal content; they are concise, easily scannable summaries which include evidence-based information, current guidelines, and the latest advances on medical conditions. Clinical Overviews are tailored for clinicians.

The following topics have been added in Februrary:
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Stomatitis


Elsevier have also added new electronic books to Clinical Key this month, including:

Clinical Key is a fantastic, easy to use resource that contains huge amounts of full text content including:
  • 1,400 topic pages
  • Over 600 electronic journals 
  • Over 1000 electronic books
  • 850 First Consult monographs
  • 17,000 + medical / surgical videos
  • 300 + Procedures Consult videos
  • 15,000 patient education handouts
  • 2.2 million images
  • You can find a full content list here
There is also a free app allowing you to access Clinical Key on the go.

To access Clinical Key all you need is your OpenAthens password (register online here if you don't have one) to get started.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Web site of the month: Twitter. A guide to searching for research purposes

As it has become ubiquitous, social media is a useful source of information, but how do you get the most from it when looking for information?

Produced by an NHS Librarian from the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust and hosted on the NHS Networks site, this short guide looks at using Twitter as a source of reference and for research purposes.

The guide takes you through the different kinds of content you can find on Twitter and the tools you can use to organise your Twitter account and some techniques to make the best of them.

The guide also includes tips of how to best search Twitter to find the information you need, including using the advanced search options.

Finally it also shows you how to cite a Tweet if you need to include it in your bibliography.