Monday, December 1, 2014

World Aids Day 2014


Today is World Aids Day, an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV.

RCSI Library has acess to a number of HIV/AIDS resources. Of particular interest may be the Cochrane Library special collection on HIV/AIDS, a selection of Cochrane Reviews on the subject.The focus of this collection is on antiretroviral therapy and many of these reviews formed the basis for the World Health Organisation's 2013 guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV/AIDS infection.

You can access the Cochrane Library through the database section of the library website at www.rcsi.ie/library and the link to the HIV/AIDS special collection can be found on the Cochrane homepage.

Other useful HIV/AIDS information services:

Information about HIV/AIDS in Ireland: http://www.hpsc.ie/A-Z/HIVSTIs/HIVandAIDS/

Worldwide HIV/AIDS stats and trends:   http://www.who.int/gho/hiv/en/

HIV/AIDS in the United States including guidelines, Clinical Trials
and drug information: http://aidsinfo.nih.gov


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Monday, November 17, 2014

New Journal Subscription

RCSI library has subscribed to Science Translational Medicine. The focus of the journal is original, peer-reviewed, science-based research that successfully advances clinical medicine toward the goal of improving patients' lives.

Examples of content in the journal include:
  • Research and commentary on models of human disease with significant implications for disease treatment
  • Investigative studies of human biology with an emphasis on disease, including small clinical trials
  • Commentary on policy, funding, education and regulatory issues
        

You can find the journal in the e-journal portal on our website -  www.rcsi.ie.library





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Friday, November 7, 2014

Medline Plus Mobile

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has released a new version of the MedlinePlus mobile site - access it at http://m.medlineplus.gov

The newly developed site is optimised for use with mobile phones and tablets and, while the original mobile site contained only a subset of the information available on MedlinePlus, the new site contains all of the content available there.

Key features of the redesigned mobile site include:
  • Access to all the content available on MedlinePlus
  • Improved navigation using 'Menu' and 'Search' menus to access search and major areas of the site
  • Updated look and feel with a new design



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Thursday, October 30, 2014

PubMed Video Tutorial

RCSI library has a new video tutorial on our YouTube channel;
PubMed - advanced search techniques.

This tutorial looks at searching the PubMed database and covers areas such as using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), methods of broadening and narrowing results, setting up alerts and more.

RCSI Library has a number of other video tutorials on YouTube; these can all be viewed through our YouTube Channel.

 
 
 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

New Library Database

RCSI Library has just subscribed to a new database - Health Business Elite.

This database provides comprehensive journal content detailing all aspects of healthcare administration and other non-clinical aspects of healthcare institution management. Topics covered include Hospital Management, Hospital Administration, Marketing, Human Resources, Computer Technology, Facilities Management and Insurance.

Health Business Elite contains full text content from more than 480 journals such as H&HN: Hospitals and Health Networks, Harvard Business Review (available back to 1922) , Health Facilities Management, Health Management Technology, Healthcare Financial Management, Marketing Health Services, Materials Management in Health Care, Modern Healthcare and many more.

Subject coverage includes:

  • Hospital Management
  • Hospital Administration
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Computer Technology
  • Facilities Management
  • Insurance

Health Business Elite is supplied by Ebsco.


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Thursday, September 25, 2014

New ebooks at RCSI Library

RCSI Library has acquired a number of new ebooks which we hope will be of particular use to our undergraduate students. The new titles include Behavioral Science in Medicine, Clinically Oriented Anatomy, Grant's Dissector, Physiology: Cases and Problems and many more. You can search our entire collection of ebooks using our catalogue




Search our ebooks


 
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Friday, September 12, 2014

Literature searching in evidence based reviews

The Library's recent presentation for RCSI researchers entitled "Literature searching in evidence based reviews and in systematic reviews" is now up on YouTube.

This is a comprehensive description of the stages and standards involved in designing, testing and executing search strategies for evidence based literature reviews.


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