Archive for the ‘Trials’ Category

Try Scopus

Dartmouth faculty, students and staff have access to Scopus until June 27th as a free trial.  Scopus, like Web of Science, indexes peer-reviewed literature in a broad range of fields, with deep coverage of science, technology, and medicine.

Use Scopus in your research and citation analysis work during June, and let us know what you think of this resource!

WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK!  Please use this link to send us your feedback.

Use Scopus to:

  • Find current research in a wide range of fields, including interdisciplinary, collaborative and global work
  • Search for work by specific researchers or by those from specific institutions
  • Explore  the history of citations to a particular paper or to an author; download citation counts
  • Identify collaborators, both existing and potential
  • Track, analyze, and visualize research using tools within Scopus
  • Find publications supported by grant funds (2013 forward)

See the Scopus Quick Reference Guide for More Features

Scopus URL:  http://www.scopus.com

Questions or comments?  Peggy Sleeth, Associate Director/Information Resources.


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Bates Visual Guide

Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination provides demonstrations of head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques.  It contains more than 8 hours of content, broken down into volumes based on regional anatomy, and then short chapters that review anatomy and demonstrate proper examination.  Links can be made to the entire resource, single volumes, or single chapters.  Also included are five videos designed to help students prepare for Objective Structured Clinical Examinations, or OSCEs, by testing their clinical reasoning skills.  Available on any computer or device connected to Dartmouth/DHMC’s network until April 24, 2014, at http://www.batesvisualguide.com

Acland's Video Atlas

Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy presents dissections of unembalmed human bodies in five volumes. The specimens rotate relative to the camera, giving a three-dimensional view.  For each part of the body, the bones are shown first, then joints  and their movements, then the muscles, and then the blood vessels and nerves. Individuals can register for a personal account and then take self-examinations.  Available on any computer or device connected to Dartmouth/DHMC’s network until April 24, 2014, at http://www.aclandanatomy.com

If you have comments about these resources please send them to Peggy Sleeth, Associate Director/Information Resources.

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isabelISABEL is a differential diagnosis tool now on trial through October 26. It allows you to enter factors like age, gender, and clinical findings such as fever, hypertension, chills, and more. It then suggests diagnoses and links to additional information to help narrow the diagnosis. Try ISABEL.

More information about ISABEL.

Note that the entrance page has ISABEL on the left, and other products on the right. This is just the trial entrance: the front page is customizable. It does integrate with DynaMed, but it can also interfaces with other information resources such as UpToDate, Cochrane Library, and PubMed.

It should be self explanatory, but here is a quick look at how it works:

  • Choose an age group and type in clinical features in the box provided. Use other fields as needed. Click “get checklist.”
  • A list of possible diagnoses will be shown on the right. Clicking on one takes you into DynaMed’s “Making the Diagnosis” section for that disease.
  • You can also use it to diagnose from symptoms caused by drug reactions or bioterrorism
  • In the trial version, when you are looking at DynaMed’s diagnosis section you will see links to other resources at the left. Not all of these will work. If we purchased this product the list would be customized with resources available at Dartmouth.

Please try ISABEL and then let us know what you think by sending comments to Peggy Sleeth, Associate Director/Information Resources.

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Psychiatry Online

Psychiatry Online, including the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,  is now available.

Access it at: http://psychiatryonline.org/index.aspx

Links are also available on the Biomedical Libraries’ Resources page and through the Dartmouth Library Catalog.

Psychiatry Online includes DSM-5, plus American Psychiatric Association journals, textbooks, and practice guidelines.  Note:  CME is not part of institutional subscriptions; it can only be purchased by individuals.

Please send comments to Peggy Sleeth at Margaret.K.Sleeth@dartmouth.edu

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The Natural StandardNatural Standard, a database assessing herbal medicine, supplements, and other complementary and alternative therapies, is now available as a trial through September, 20, 2013. Connect to http://www.naturalstandard.com.

Natural Standard describes itself as founded by healthcare providers and researchers to provide high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine including dietary supplements and integrative therapies. Grades reflect the level of available scientific data for or against the use of each therapy for a specific medical condition.  It is impartial; not supported by any interest group, professional organization or product manufacturer.

The evidence grading system is explained at http://www.naturalstandard.com/grading.asp.

Other sources of information about alternative therapies include free sites such as Medline Plus, HerbMed.org, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and the Office of Dietary Supplements, as well as comprehensive drug information resources from the Biomedical Libraries such as UpToDate, Clinical Pharmacology Online, DynaMed, and Micromedex.

Please provide feedback on Natural Standard to Peggy Sleeth, Associate Director for Information Resources.

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