MDConsult replaced with ClinicalKey
MDConsult is being replaced by the vendor with ClinicalKey. At first we will have trial access to the full ClinicalKey collection including more than 1000 ebooks, more than 500 ejournals, 13,000 videos, millions of images and FirstConsult point of care tool. In the next weeks we will be updating the links to MDConsult ebooks to point to ClinicalKey. Contact Bryan Stack at email@example.com or 402 280 5137 with questions or concerns.
Posted July 1, 2014
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Micromedex temporarily unavailable
Micromedex detected violation of our license agreement and has temporarily revoked access. We had complimentary access for demonstration and educational purposes only. Any use for patient care is not included in the free access Micromedex provides to health professional educators. We are working closely with Micromedex to restore access. Please watch this space for updates. If you have questions contact Bryan Stack, Collection Services Librarian.
Posted June 17, 2014
Want to learn medical Spanish?
Reinert Alumni Library has purchased campus wide access to Mango Languages. This software has a module for learning medical Spanish. You can connect with your computer's browser. If you register with the website you can use your registration to activate the Android or iOS app for your smart phone or tablet.
Posted June 11, 2014.
Journal Changes for 2014
For more than a decade, the Health Sciences Library has avoided the budget pressures that have forced peer libraries to make significant cuts to journal subscriptions, but has finally had to do the same. The library was also able to add six new subscriptions and a medical journal database in response to requests from faculty and curriculum needs.
The first adjustment the library made was to subscribe to the MEDLINE Complete database. This EBSCOhost repository, built around the indexing in MEDLINE, includes 772 full text medical journals with current coverage without embargo, plus 1368 journals with a delay of one to eighteen months, and 379 with some period of full text coverage but no longer adding new issues. Of the non-embargoed journals in this and other EBSCOhost databases, 48 were also subscribed by the library. Of these, we discontinued 26; current issues will now be available on EBSCOhost but not at the publishers’ web sites.
Although nearly all online journals are used by Creighton faculty and students, the library identified and discontinued 32 journals, 3 monographic series and 2 CD-rom title with low use and high cost per use. New issues for these journals will not be held by the Health Sciences Library after 2013.
These subscription changes saved the Health Sciences Library $44,000, at the same time saving the School of Medicine about $6,000 in surcharges for access in Phoenix.
Questions and comments can be addressed to Bryan Stack, Collection Services Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-280-5137, or Jim Bothmer, Health Sciences Library Director, email@example.com or 402-280-5120.