Thursday, October 27, 2011

SciVerse Scopus

SciVerse Scopus is a major abstract and citation database which rivals Web of Science in scope and scale. Indexes scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields.

  • 45.5 million records, 100% of Medline and Embase
  • Indexes 19,500 journals, conference papers and books
  • strong coverage of pharmacology and European journals
  • 24.7 million patent records from five patent offices
  • author Identifier to automatically match an author’s work including the h-index.
  • Citation Tracker to simply find, check and track citations in real-time.

Celebrating medicine in literature

The Wellcome Trust Book Prize celebrates the best of medicine in literature by awarding £25 000 each year for the finest fiction or non-fiction book centred around medicine.

On these pages you can read about this year's competition and about previous winning books. With the Book Prize, Wellcome Trust aims to stimulate interest, excitement and debate about medicine and literature, reaching audiences not normally engaged with medical science.

Friday, October 14, 2011

What works? PubMed Health

About PubMed Health

PubMed Health specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports. Clinical effectiveness research finds answers to the question “What works?” in medical and health care. PubMed Health is based on systematic reviews of clinical trials. These clinical effectiveness reviews can show what treatments and prevention methods have been proven to work—and what remains unknown.

PubMed Health provides summaries and full texts of selected systematic reviews in one place. The reviews were generally published or updated from 2003. A search on PubMed Health runs simultaneously in PubMed. A filter is used to identify all the indexed scientific articles at the National Library of Medicine that might be systematic reviews.

Information partners selected by PubMed Health to contribute their clinical effectiveness information are:
• Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (US) (AHRQ)
• The Cochrane Collaboration (CC)
• German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG)
• National Health Service (NHS) National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment Programme (NIHR HTA)
• National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines program (NICE)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The library on Moodle

This is a course area on Moodle open to all RCSI users with information about:

  • Library Journals, books and databases
  • Find journal articles using databases like Medline and Web of Science
  • Access and links to journal articles
  • Guides to our electronic books amd medical digests
  • How to cite and format references and bibilographies
  • Using the EndNote reference manager application
  • Quality healthcare resources in various subjects