Wednesday, 23 January 2019

What's new on Clinical Key - new clinical overviews, journals and books added

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 November:
  • Abruptio placentae
  • Alcohol use disorder
  • Baker cyst 
  • Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome
  • Cholera 
  • Coxsackievirus infections
  • Fragile X syndrome
  • Gallbladder cancer 
  • Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener granulomatosis) 
  • Major depressive disorders in pregnancy
  • Miscarriage and recurrent pregnancy loss
  • Mitral regurgitation 
  • Schizophrenia 
  • Small-bowel obstruction


New journals added to Clinical Key this month:


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.

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Apps & electronic resources drop-in session Wednesday 23rd January

Did you know the library has a number of different free apps available to give you easy access to lots of our electronic content?

Do you want to know more about accessing electronic journals, books or databases? Have you had problems with registering for an OpenAthens password? We can help.

The library is holding an all day drop-in session on Wednesday the 23rd of January, at the Richmond Library, Northampton General Hospital.

Come along and find out about:
One of our professional librarians will be available all day and you can also bring along any problems or questions you may have about anything to do with making the best use of our electronic resources (or indeed anything else library-related).

There will also be refreshments available and a few freebies for you to take away too.

If you have any questions please contact the Library. We'd be 'appy to see you on the 23rd (sorry)...

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

BrowZine: Trial of a new simple way to access the journals you need

The Library is having a trial of BrowZine, which is a new way to access all our full text journal content from a simple interface or by using the app. 

Browzine is a smart, easy-to-use service which enables you to:
  • Browse our journal subscriptions to see what titles we hold in your specialty / areas of interest 
  • Browse table of contents of our journals and link straight through to the full text of most articles
  • Bookmark your favourite journals and receive alerts on your mobile device when new articles are published in that journal
If you need access to information on the go, the Browzine app is available for Android phones and tablets, the Kindle Fire (Amazon) and iOS (Apple) for iPhones and iPads.

If you don't want to use an app, you can also access Browzine through any computer.

The trial is available until the end of January and we would love to have your feedback.

Please just answer three quick questions to help us understand if we should consider purchasing Browzine

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Web site of the month: Almost a Doctor

Almost a Doctor is a free UK site aimed at medical students, junior doctors and other health professionals to help you (as the site says) "learn about stuff".

The site contains revision notes, flashcards, mind maps as well as  an online medical encyclopaedia which you can browse by category. 

The content of the site is written by both health professionals and students, but it is always reviewed by a doctor before publication to ensure all the content is accurate and of good quality.

Almost a Doctor is a really useful resource and highly recommended.