Previous Trials

Scopus and Web of Science Trial Extended Through April 30

The Creighton University Libraries are conducting a trial to compare the Scopus and Web of Science databases. Trial access to Scopus has been extended through April 30. The Scopus vs Web of Science Comparative Trial 2017 Assessment Survey will be available until May 8, 2017.

The libraries have subscribed to Web of Science for many years, but are considering whether to replace it with Scopus. Faculty evaluation of both products is vital to this decision. Please explore both databases and fill out the survey.

Both are bibliographic databases offering primary indexing, citation indexing and tracking, the ability to profile the work of individual authors, and measures of the academic impact of journals, articles, authors, and institutions.

More detail about Scopus and Web of Science, with links to web sites and articles comparing and evaluating the databases, and to the survey, is available here.

If you have questions, please contact:

Health Sciences Library: John Mitchell,, 402-280-4127

Reinert Alumni Library: Chris Carmichael,, 402-280-1757

Trial Access to Winking Skull

The Health Sciences Library has arranged for trial access to The Winking Skull from Thieme for 30 days. Winking Skull is a self-testing program similar to the Netter flashcards. It is a great supplement to course study and exam preparation. It includes all 1,870 illustrations from Gilroy et al.'s Atlas of Anatomy. Give it a try!

Posted August 10, 2016

Trial Access to BoardVitals for NAPLEX and NBDE

The Health Sciences Library has trial access to the NAPLEX and NBDE exams via BoardVitals from March 15 to March 31, 2016.

You will need to go to and register for an account using an email address to gain access to the exams.

Direct questions or feedback to:

Diana Boone
Head, Learning Resources Center
Creighton University Health Sciences Library

Scopus database trial available through 15 April 2016

The Creighton University Libraries are conducting a public trial of the Scopus database, in comparison with Web of Science, which the libraries have subscribed to for several years, so we can choose one or the other.  Both are bibliographic databases containing both primary indexing and abstracting, citation indexing, measures of the academic impact of journals, and the possibility of profiling the work of individual authors.

Scopus includes indexing of 21,000 journals published worldwide (including 4,200 open access titles), 116,000 monographs or books, 7.2 million conference papers, 386 million scientific web pages, and 27 million patent records from five patent offices. It also offers tools for evaluating the academic impact of both authors and journals, using the Impact per Publication (IPP), Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) and SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) metrics. Scopus content is outlined in great detail here.

Web of Science (formerly known as Web of Knowledge) includes nine citation indexes and two chemical indexes. It indexes 17,000 journals, including 726 open access titles, and 60,000 monographs, as well as Journal Citation Reports, which uses the Impact Factor and Eigenfactor metrics. 

The libraries will provide a survey soon to guide your evaluation, so your input can help us make our assessment of the two products. In the meantime, please explore both databases freely.

Recent comparisons of the two databases are available from the University of Washington Libraries and HLWiki Canada, and journal coverage is analyzed in Scientometrics, January 2016.

If you have questions, please contact:
Health Sciences Library:  John Mitchell,, 402-280-4127
Reinert Alumni Library:  Chris Carmichael,, 402-280-1757

BMJ Quality and BMJ Learning

The Creighton University Health Sciences Library provides access to two BMJ (British Medical Journal) databases. 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.


To gain access to the BMJ Quality, 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.

Jeanne Burke
Education and Liaison Coordinator, Creighton University Health Sciences Library


Trial Access to BoardVitals Question Banks

Creighton University has arranged for trial access to BoardVitals until March 1, 2015. BoardVitals is a high-quality, effective and powerful board review tool. You must register with your email address to access the exams.

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

Posted February 17, 2015

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

Global Health Databases Trial

The Creighton University Health Sciences Library is sponsoring trial access to two Global Health databases through 31 May 2013: Global Health and Global Health Archive.

Global Health provides indexing and abstracts of public health research and practice around the world, including over 2 million scientific records from 1973 to the present from over 6,000 serials, books, book chapters, reports, conference proceedings, patents, theses, electronic publications and other hard-to-find resources. Over 3,600 of the journals are unique to Global Health.

Global Health Archive, containing over 800,000 records from six printed abstract journals published between 1912 and 1983, provides a historical context for current international and public health problems, with information on public health, communicable diseases, nutrition, entomology, bioterrorism, food security and the effects of economic development on health.

Click on the database titles above for access via EBSCOhost.

Follow these links for information about Global Health and Global Health Archive.

To provide feedback, or for more information, please contact Bryan Stack, Collection Services Librarian in the Health Sciences Library, at 402-280-5137 or

Precision Search Trial

The library is providing trial access to Precision Search.

With Precision Search, searching Medline® has never been easier or more powerful. It is the self-serve Medline search tool, designed to be the tool your users turn to first when looking for Medline articles. Three features distinguish Precision Search from all other Medline search tools:

  • it delivers MeSH-specific results without the user needing to know how to conduct a MeSH-specific search;
  • it shows search results faceted (or sorted) by specific topics. The Precision Search taxonomy features more than 3,000 topics in more than 120 specialties in healthcare; and
  • it allows both anonymous and personalized searching.


August 8, 2012

Point-of-Care Resources Trial

Monday, 2 April 2012 to Wednesday, 16 May 2012.

The Creighton University Health Sciences Library has subscribed to the point-of-care database UpToDate for some time. In order to determine the optimal clinical reference tool for both content and cost, the library is conducting a trial through the end of April to compare UpToDate with two similar products: DynaMed, and BMJ Best Practice with Isabel, a differential diagnosis program.

To access these resources, please follow these links:

BMJ Best Practice with Isabel



Your feedback is essential. Please reply to this brief survey to contribute your assessment based on concurrent searches in all three sources. Submit a separate survey for each clinical query you search. Your honest evaluations will help us find the best match.

If you have questions or comments, please contact Bryan Stack, Collection Services Librarian, 402-280-5137 or


AccessPharmacy Trial

The AccessPharmacy database is available as a trial for the month of February 2012. Access Pharmacy from McGraw-Hill is an online curricular resource for pharmacy education. It allows students to select a core curriculum topic, browse by organ system, search and review textbooks, and view optimized content on a PC or a mobile device.

Sections include Textbooks, Core Curriculum, Multimedia, Q&A, Drugs and Supplements, Updates & News, Dx Tests, Calculators, Cases and Care Plans, and My Access Pharmacy.

Useful Tools and Features

  • Over 20,000 pages of content updated monthly.
  • 31 textbooks, including DiPiro, Goodman and Gilman, and Goldfrank.
  • Core curriculum organized by over 500 topics and organ systems.
  • Integrated case studies with Q&A and care plans.
  • Virtual cases with video, interactive decision-making, and quizzes that lead students through sample diagnoses and treatment regimens.
  • NAPLEX review from Quick Review Pharmacy and Pharmacy and Federal Drug Law Review.
  • Self-assessment review tests.
  • PowerPoint Education Guides for select DiPiro chapters and Lecture Notes from Harrison's.
  • Glossary of over 1,500 terms that are indexed for search and linked from text pages.
  • Integrated drug database with information about dosing, adverse reactions, and indications and contraindications
  • Herb/supplement database with over 1,100 entries.
  • Drug interaction animations adapted from Goodman & Gilman.
  • Daily updates from Pharmacotherapy News Network (PNN).
  • Features and editorials from Topics in Evidence-Based Pharmacy.
  • FDA Patient Safety News videos.
  • Functional calculators including unit conversions, body weight, and creatinine clearance.
  • Patient education in English and Spanish.

Mobile View

  • iPhone, Blackberry Bold, and Android devices: The mobile version of AccessPharmacy features an essential portion of the site’s content optimized for mobile browsers. Users need to create a personal My AccessPharmacy account from any on-campus computer.
  • iPad: The screen of the iPad can accommodate the full site.

More detailed information about the contents of AccessPharmacy is here.

Send questions to Bryan Stack, Collection Services Librarian, Health Sciences Library at 402.280.5137 or


ClinicalKey Beta Trial

Several faculty, residents and fellows of the Creighton University School of Medicine are participating as beta testers in a trial of a point-of-care reference database called ClinicalKey. During the beta-testing period (February and March 2012) ClinicalKey is available to all Creighton students and faculty to use and evaluate, for the purpose of providing constructive criticism for the refinement of the product before its commercial release.

ClinicalKey is a clinical insight engine containing medical and surgical resources from Elsevier in every medical and surgical specialty. Search results can be filtered by clinically meaningful subcategories (content type, specialty, disease, body region, and more) and specialty-specific tools enable physicians to quickly go from topic overview to in-depth specialty information. Integrated Medline and link resolver gives access to third-party full-text journal content. Smart Content enables fast discovery of the most relevant answers, plus more intuitive searching. Information is structured to align with doctors’ workflows, whether they are treating and diagnosing patients, staying current in their field, preparing care plans, or sharing information with colleagues.

ClinicalKey includes:

  • Journals: all Elsevier medical and surgical journals (over 400), with more than 600,000 articles, and selected third-party journals and content sources.
  • Links to MEDLINE abstracts (retrieved daily) and clinical trials in the database.
  • Books: all Elsevier medical and surgical reference books (over 700). Most books are available the same day they are published in print.
  • Clinics: all medical and surgical Clinics of North America.
  • First Consult: all point-of-care clinical monographs.
  • Procedures Consult: all content and associated videos.
  • Clinical Pharmacology: all drug monographs (over 2800); 30 to 50 updates a day.
  • Videos: all Elsevier medical and surgical procedure videos (over 2500).
  • Guidelines: more than 2,000 practice guidelines from the journals in ClinicalKey, and links to the full text of additional practice guidelines on the websites of professional and government agencies, as well as links to summaries from the National Guideline Clearinghouse.
  • Images: nearly 1 million from books and almost 3 million from journals.
  • Patient education: more than 15,000 handouts, 75% in both Spanish and English.

ClinicalKey creates clinical Smart Content by mapping searchable journal, book, image, and video content to Elsevier’s constantly evolving proprietary medical taxonomy, EMMeT (Elsevier Merged Medical Taxonomy). EMMeT refines and combines other broad taxonomies into a single taxonomy, to discover related content missed by keyword searches on conventional clinical search engines and suggest additional terms to help find the most relevant answers faster. Using Elsevier Smart Content mapped to EMMeT and relationships building into a semantic framework, ClinicalKey highlights connections between medical concepts and points to related content that conventional clinical search engines or Google might miss, quickly returning the most clinically relevant answers to queries.

If you use ClinicalKey during the trial, please respond to the survey on the web site.

Please send questions to Bryan Stack, Collection Services Librarian, Health Sciences Library at 402.280.5137 or


Trial access to Drug Topics Red Book online

red book coverThe library has received trial access to Drug Topics Red Book Online. This is one of the best sources of drug pricing information. Go to Micromedex 2.0 and choose the Red Book Online Trial tab. You can search for prescription or over the counter medications, nutraceuticals, bulk chemicals, medical devices or supplies by product name or manufacturer. This trial is available until May 25th 2011. Please send feedback and questions to Bryan Stack, Collection Services Librarian.

Posted April 19, 2011 Trial

A beta-test version of is available to Creighton University through April 1, 2011. It can be accessed here: (Off campus access will require login using your Blue user name and password.) is designed to provide quick access to clinical content supporting best practices in evidence-based care. It provides quick and easy searching for thousands of diseases and conditions; customizable patient education handouts in English and Spanish; procedure and physical therapy videos; over 200 treatment and diagnostic algorithms referenced and linked to topics; diagnostic tests; drugs, by name and therapeutic classification, including interaction tools and calculators; and thousands of images.

Reference sources in include nine 5-Minute Consult volumes: clinical, cardiac, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopaedic, pain management, pediatric, urology, and women’s health; as well as Essential Guide to Primary Care Procedures, A Practical Guide to Joint & Soft Tissue Injection & Aspiration, Wallach's Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests, and Facts & Comparisons Drug Guide.

Most materials can be printed, as well as emailed to patients, who will have access to the article(s) for seven days.

Create a personal account for access to My 5MinuteConsult, as well as the ability to save content to My Favorites, personalize patient handouts, and complete CME activities for credit. (Point of Care CME is tracked as you navigate content), and use on your mobile. content is optimized for smart phones.

As this is a beta test, feedback from users is very important. Click on the “Share Your Feedback” button to fill out a survey. You can also contact the administrator of the trial, Ave McCracken at Wolters Kluwer Health.

Local questions and comments should go to Bryan Stack, 402-280-5137 or


Posted October 20, 2010


Trial access to ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source

Database: ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health SourceTM
Trial ends: Friday, April 30, 2010
Sponsor: Creighton University Health Sciences Library
Contact: Reference Services at or Bryan Stack at

The Health Sciences Library is offering trial access to ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health SourceTM, a database of healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, and alternative and complementary medicine. It is designed to be used at healthcare facilities as well as nursing and allied health programs at academic institutions. In addition to abstracting and indexing for more than 850 titles (715 in full-text) and more than 12,000 full text dissertations in nursing and related fields, it includes:

  • Evidence-based nursing content from The Joanna Briggs Institute including Systematic Reviews, Evidence Summaries, and Best Practice Information Sheets.
  • Exclusive Video Training from Medcom, Inc., on such topics as health care safety, emergency planning, checking vital signs and more. Videos are available in flash format, and are broken down into chaptered clips for easy study.
  • Multicultural reports from CultureVision covering over 30 ethnicities and 11 religions provide resources for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with respect to their beliefs and practices.
  • Study Paths use an intuitive curriculum-based topic tree to guide users to articles on specific topics selected by a board of nurse educators.
Posted March 30, 2010

Trial access to AgeLine®

The Health Sciences Library is offering trial access to the AgeLine® database through 30 April 2010. Designed for researchers, professionals, students, and general consumers, AgeLine® focuses on the population aged 50+ and issues of aging from individual, national, and global perspectives. AgeLine indexes the literature of social gerontology and includes aging-related content from the health sciences, psychology, sociology, social work, economics, and public policy, covering over 600 journals, books, book chapters, reports, dissertations, consumer guides, and educational videos. Original abstracts are generated for every citation, with index terms drawn from AgeLine's Thesaurus of Aging Terminology. Publication coverage is from 1978 to the present, with selected coverage from 1966-1977.

Creighton faculty, staff and students can access the trial through EBSCOhost, scroll down to the bottom of the menu of databases and choose Ageline.  Please send feedback to

Posted March 22, 2010

Trial access to Dentistry and Oral Sciences Source

Dentistry and Oral Sciences Source is a powerful tool enabling dentistry faculty and students to conduct extensive literatures searches online.  It indexes all major oral sciences and dentistry journals and provides online full-text availability for 130 journals, many of which are top-ranked in the discipline.  Furthermore, dozens of monographs are indexed and accessible online.  A special feature is the Image Quick View Collection, which gives students and faculty direct access to the images and visual illustrations contained in articles.  Please send feedback to

Posted March 16, 2010

Trial access to Films on Demand

Film on Demand logoThe Reinert Alumni Library has negotiated for trial access to Films on Demand. The trial collection will be available until 1/31/2010. This is a searchable online collection of educational videos for streaming on demand. It is possible to make links to specific video segments for posting in Blueline or adding to a library ereserves web page. There is a Health & Medicine collection of more than 1000 videos that can be browsed. Please send feedback to

Posted December 15, 2010.

Trial Access to the LexisNexis Statistical DataSets

Institution Name:  Creighton University
Current trial expiration date: October 17, 2009
Product included on trial: LexisNexis Statistical DataSets
Password: SWS2XQ

LexisNexis Statistical DataSets is a Web-based research solutions tool that provides fast and easy access to 7.0 billion data points from licensed and public domain datasets within an easy-to-use interface. With this dynamic new product, you can scan the contents of over 550 datasets, select subjects and variables of interest, and view your data in side-by-side tables and charts.

DataSets addresses an emerging emphasis on quantitative literacy, fostering critical skills in the use, manipulation, and interpretation of numeric data. Results are customizable and instantaneous, with indicators arranged in folders by topic and source. Users can tap "live" statistics that are much more current than what is published, plus local data, time series typically extending back an average span of 34 years, and necessary bibliographic/citation information.

URLs are durable, and in addition to the output options (EXCEL, delimited text, SAS, PDF, copy to clipboard) available now, SPSS is coming soon.

At  are links to new content and video overviews of DataSets, the interactive nature of the product and mortgage lending details that are especially timely.


If you have any questions regarding this database, please contact Sally Gibson ( at Reinert Alumni Library.

Posted September 18, 2009

Trial Access To: AMA Manual of Style Online

The AMA Manual of Style Online contains everything medical and scientific researchers, writers, and editors need to produce well-organized, clear, readable, and authoritative manuscripts. The online edition provides superior indexing features such as search in context capabilities and links from the index to the desired sections. Please send feedback on this trial resource to Richard Jizba, or 208-5142.

JAMA Evidence

Trial Access Dates: March 16 – April 10, 2009

JAMAevidence is a tool to help clinicians to recommend, and their patients to make, informed health care choices by identifying the best available evidence. It provides guides to the systematic consideration of the validity, importance, and applicability of claims about the assessment of health problems and the outcomes of health care. It is updated monthly.

The foundation of the database is two textbooks: Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice, 2nd Edition, and The Rational Clinical Examination: Evidence-Based Clinical Diagnosis.

The content is enhanced by several useful tools:

  • Education Guides: PowerPoint slide sets aimed at instruction and learning of EBM concepts, linked to related content.
  • Glossary: over 400 EBM terms and definitions, linked to pop-up definitions inside book content.
  • Calculators: interactive tools to enhance understanding of statistical and mathematical relationships in EBM.
  • Worksheets: interactive applications that provide a framework for studying EBM concepts, with editable fields where learners can respond. Notes entered into these worksheets are stored for later access and revision.
  • Question Wizards: interactive conditional algorithms with fields for user input to formulate a well-built clinical question using the "PICO" format: Patient/Population, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome.
  • "This Week's JAMA" RSS Feed: weekly feed of featured JAMA articles.
  • Compiled Clinical Scenarios: single, seamless clinical merging of the intra-chapter Scenario sections in both books.
  • Podcasts of key EBM concepts recorded by subject-matter experts.

Please send your feedback to Bryan Stack, Serials and Electronic Collections Librarian, Health Sciences Library, 280-5137 /

Epocrates Clinical Reference Database

Trial Access Dates: March 16 – May 1, 2009

Epocrates is a point-of-care reference database providing information about 3,300+ brand and generic drugs (including alternative medicines), drug interactions, and diseases. Modules include a pill identifier, insurance and Medicare formularies, clinical tables and calculators, and patient education material in English and Spanish. This database can be compared to elements of Up-to-Date, First Consult, Clinical Pharmacology and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database.

If you wish to try Epocrates for PDA, contact Bryan Stack for an access code.

Please send your feedback to Bryan Stack, Serials and Electronic Collections Librarian, Health Sciences Library, 280-5137 /

R2 Digital Library

Trial Access Dates: March 2 – May 4, 2009

The R2 Digital Library is a database of searchable medical, nursing and allied health books from key health science publishers, including American Academy of Pediatrics, American Psychiatric Publishing, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, F.A. Davis, HCPro, Jones and Bartlett, Karger, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, McGraw-Hill, Oxford University Press, Slack, Springer, Thomson Delmar Learning, and Thomson PDR. Only books are included in the R2 Library, but there are integrated links to journals and primary source materials via PubMed and other third party databases.

Some features of the R2 Digital Library are customized saved searches, images, references and bookmarks, and A-Z drug and topic indexes. Content can be browsed by category, discipline or title, and users can also perform searches across the entire platform, finding information on a topic in just two clicks. The R2 Digital Library does not currently support the use of Personal Digital Assistants (PDA's).

This trial gives access to all titles in the database. However, if the Health Sciences library were to purchase access to this database, we would have to buy individual titles. In evaluating the database, please consider the presentation and ease of use more than the content. Please send your feedback to:  Bryan Stack, Serials and Electronic Collections Librarian, Health Sciences Library, 280-5137 /

Three Databases Available for Trial

  1. Access Pharmacy
    Search or browse more than 23 major textbooks and reference works, with directories of curriculum topics, organ systems, drugs, lab tests, cases and videos, and modules for self-assessment tests and calculators. This trial runs through November 30, 2008.
  2. Springer Protocols
    A comprehensive collection of peer-reviewed life sciences protocols, the ‘recipes’ that allow scientists to recreate experiments, based on the classic series Methods in Molecular Biology, containing more than 18,000 protocols with an additional 2,000 added each year. This trial runs through December 15, 2008 at SpringerProtocols  and SpringerLink.
  3. Springer eBooks
    Over 26,000 eBooks are available on SpringerLink, comprised of individual books, book series, and major reference works, in English and German.  The trial includes access to  nearly 11,500 titles in English, including all individual books published in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008, and book series dating back to 1997. This trial runs through December 15, 2008.

Please address feedback on the databases to Bryan Stack, Serials and Electronic Collections Librarian, Creighton University Health Sciences Library.  Email; phone 402.280.5137.

Mosby's Nursing Index Open House

Mosby's Nursing Index, a journal index similar to CINAHL, is offering an "open house" through 30 June 2008.  Each user needs to register at


Please give this resource a try, and compare it with CINAHL at

Send comments to Bryan Stack, Serials and Electronic Collections Librarian, Creighton University Health Sciences Library.  Email; phone 402.280.5137.

Trial of Essential Evidence Plus

Through May 16, 2008, the Health Sciences Library has trial access to Essential Evidence Plus (EEP), a database of point-of-care resources providing “filtered, graded, synopsized evidence and evidence-derived tools,” including:

  • Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) Guidelines – practice guidelines, evidence summaries, and images
  • Abstracts of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • Decision support, history and physical test, and diagnostic test calculators
  • Derm Expert – images and diagnostic guidelines for dermatologic conditions
  • E/M Coding – helps determine codes for Medicare Evaluation and Management Services
  • ICD-9 Lookup Tool
  • Daily POEMs (“Patient-Oriented Evidence that Matters”) – synopses of new evidence on a single topic, delivered by email or a weekly spoken podcast.

The database can be accessed on the web, or downloaded to Palm or Pocket PC PDA devices. Instructions are provided at the trial website, as well as user training materials.

Please try this resource and send your feedback to Bryan Stack, Serials and Electronic Collections Librarian, at 280-5137 or

Trial of International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (IPA) Database

International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (IPA) is produced by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and includes information from over 750 pharmaceutical, medical, and health-related journals published worldwide since 1970. Topics covered include information on biopharmaceutics & pharmacokinetics, new drug delivery systems, pharmacist liability, legal, political & ethical issues, and many others. IPA provides better coverage of pharmacy journals than almost any other database, including Medline, making it the database of choice for articles about the profession and professional practice.