Thursday, June 25, 2015

UpToDate Anywhere - an update!

UptoDate Anywhere has announced an enhancement to their service. Currently users must confirm their ongoing affiliation with RCSI every 30 days; from 1st July this re-verification period will be extended to 90 days. So users who log in from the RCSI network at least once every 90 days will maintain their UpToDate Anywhere access rights with no disruption.

So what is UpToDate Anywhere? See below for details

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Men's Health Week 2015

This week (15th-21st June) is International Men's Health Week. Men's Health Week aims to heighten awareness of preventable health problems for males of all ages. Each year, individual countries focus upon a specific theme. The theme for 2015 in Ireland is: 'Creating culture change - it's time for a new script'.

In Ireland:

  • Men die, on average, four and a half years younger than women do
  • Males have higher death rates than women for all of the leading causes of death
  • Poor lifestyles are responsible for a high proportion of chronic diseases
  • Late presentation to health services leads to a large number of problems becoming untreatable
          (, 2015)

Some useful resources on men's health include:

  • The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) provides an A-Z of men's health with general information on men's health topics as well as links to relevant publications and reports.
  • RCSI has access to a number of resources which may be of interest;. Searching RCSI library's Clinical Key database for 'men's health' will provide you with detailed information on the topic from a number of sources including ebooks and journals. You can access Clinical Key through the 'Find Articles: Databases' section of the library's website


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Free access to OVID resources in June

For the month of  June OVID are offering free access to PsycBOOKS, a unique full-text database of books and chapters from the American Psychological Association (APA).

You can sign up for access at this link


OVID are also offering free access to the Harvard Review of Psychiatry in June; you can register here


Monday, June 8, 2015

Changes to PubMed

PubMed has recently implemented some changes.

To help users easily find the feature to create My NCBI e-mail alerts the  the 'Save search' link has been renamed  'Create alerts' (Figure 1). Also, the 'RSS' link to create an RSS feed for a search has been renamed 'Create RSS'.

Additionally, the  'Related citations' feature has been renamed 'Similar articles' (Figure 2) as has the Abstract discovery tool title (Figure 3).

Figure 2: PubMed Summary Display

Figure 3: PubMed Abstract Display