Trial for BMJ Quality and BMJ Learning

Trial for BMJ Quality and BMJ Learning

Trial access to BMJ Quality and BMJ Learning is available through 31 March 2015

 The Creighton University Health Sciences Library is hosting free trial access to two BMJ (British Medical Journal) databases through the end of March 2015. BMJ Quality is a platform for structured quality improvement projects, with the possibility of publishing a completed project case report. BMJ Learning contains CME learning modules.

BMJ Quality

BMJ Quality is an online platform which supports individuals and teams through healthcare improvement projects, providing the necessary interactive workbooks, learning modules, tools, and resources to help make healthcare improvement simple, with exclusive opportunity to publish results in the open access journal BMJ Quality Improvement Reports. More than 1,500 improvement projects are underway in over 20 countries, and improvement reports for more than 160 projects have been published; they have been accessed over 220,000 times.


We have free trial access for 250 concurrent users, through 31 March 31, 2015. To gain access to the BMJ Quality trial, first go here and get the access code. (This code is only available to Creighton University faculty, students and staff.) Then go to and select the 'Redeem access code' button, and enter the access code. Then enter your personal information to register.

BMJ Quality FAQs and Help

An overview in PDF format is here.

There are many FAQs at

User guide and videos for BMJ Quality

There are six short video clips and a PDF version of the user guide at

  1. Functions of the navigation and 'My Dashboard'
  2. 'My Dashboard' overview
  3. Creating a project
  4. Selecting a mentor and team members
  5. Using the message board
  6. Completing and submitting for submission


BMJ Learning

BMJ Learning offers independent CME/CPD and postgraduate training for doctors, nurses, medical students and other healthcare professionals. It features hundreds of accredited, evidence-based, peer-reviewed learning modules in text, video, and audio formats. 

  • more than 1,000 learning modules across 70 specialty areas, in audio, video, and interactive case-based formats
  • pre- and post-module assessments to gauge your learning
  • record your learning in BMJ Portfolio

Although the learning modules are accredited for CME/CPD points in many countries, so far U.S. accreditation is very limited; about 100 of the 1,000 learning modules are accredited by Cleveland Clinic. These are associated with articles published in the BMJ journal and part of that journal’s CME program.


No registration is needed to browse the available learning modules, but is required to open the modules for study. The registration for BMJ Quality (see above) will also register you for BMJ Learning

BMJ Learning FAQs and Help

The Help and FAQs section includes links to a 5 minute introductory video and PDF user guide.


If you have questions about either of these products, or to give feedback on your use of the trials, please contact me.

Bryan Stack
Collection Services Librarian, Creighton University Health Sciences Library


CANCELLED Creighton internet offline Friday night

CANCELLED Creighton internet offline Friday night

UPDATED March 5th, 2015

This maintenance will happen later in the semester. We will post an announcement when it is scheduled.

Creighton's DoIT has scheduled replacing the firewall hardware Friday, March 6th, from 10 pm until 2 am Saturday, March 7th. All Creighton servers will be unavailable for some time during this maintenance window. The library website and access to library resources will be impacted. 

Posted March 2nd, 2015

New ebooks

UpToDate access changes

UpToDate access changes

UpToDate has informed us we need to make changes to stay in compliance with our license agreement.

CHI physicians and Creighton University faculty should use this link or the link in the EHR to go directly to UpToDate from CHI or Creighton network addresses:

For access from off-campus or away from the hospital or clinic, please register with UpToDate to create a login and password. Use the link near the top right of the page. The login will expire within 30 days if not used from the CHI or Creighton network to keep it activated. The login also unlocks the UpToDate app for iOS or Android.

Students may continue to use the link below:


Students may also register to create a login and password for the iOS or Android app. The login must be used every 30 days from a Creighton network address to remain activated.

February 1, 2015

New Clinical Pharmacology Mobile App

New Clinical Pharmacology Mobile App

Clinical Pharmacology has released a new drug information app. To get it:

  • go to the Clinical Pharmacology website
  • Click where it says CP Mobile App
  • Click no you don't have an existing user name
  • Fill out the registration form (creates an user name and password)
  • Download the free app from the app store (versions for iOS and Android)
  • Unlock the app with the user name and password you created

Try it out and give your feed back to the liaison for Pharmacy resources, Bryan Stack.

Posted November 18, 2014


Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination, 5th ed

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination, 5th ed

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination, 5th ed, is now available online through the Health Sciences Library. The 5th ed includes the Bates’ Physical Examination Videos and the OSCE Clinical Skills Videos for more than 8 hours of video content. Unique features are: an Anatomy Review prior to beginning the physical examination, “See Also” videos, PDF transcripts, closed captioning, and Searching for video clips.

Posted October 7, 2014

Stat!Ref Mobile App

Stat!Ref has a mobile app for iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices. Register for a free temporary account and then use that login and password to activate the free app from the different app stores. The Health Sciences Library provides access to Stedman's Medical Dictionary, Scientific American Medicine, AHFS Drug Information, Trissel's Handbook of Injectable Drugs, and Davis Drug Guide for Nurses among other ebooks via StatRef. Ask the reference staff if you have questions or need help at, via the IM chat box on the resource pages, or call (402) 280-5138.

Posted October 1 , 2014

Henry Stewart Talks: The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection

Henry Stewart Talks: The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection

The Creighton University Health Sciences Library has coordinated trial access for you to view the Henry Stewart Talks: Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection through the end of the year. The collection provides immediate access to over 1,500 online seminar style talks containing the latest research, developments as well as the fundamentals presented by the world’s leading experts including a number of Nobel Laureates. This prestigious new resource is perfect for the classroom setting, the lab, your research, as part of your course curriculum, as a study/reference tool for your students and for personal interest.

To provide feedback, or for more information, please contact Diana Boone in the Health Sciences Library at 402-280-5175 or

Posted September 23, 2014

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