April 5, 2012
Medical Information Resources
If you’ve ever suffered information overload when you’ve Googled for medical information, or wondered if the facts you found were really from an authoritative source, try one of these online medical resources -- available to all U of Illinois students, faculty, and staff. Find links to these resources in the
Library Catalog, http://vufind.carli.illinois.edu/vf-uiu/, and
Online Journals & Databases, http://openurl.library.uiuc.edu/sfxlcl3/az?
MD Consult, from Elsevier
Brings important medical resources together into an integrated online service to help physicians find answers to pressing clinical questions. Provides access to leading medical reference books, journals and the Clinics of North America. Additionally MD Consult has over 10,000 patient handouts, Gold Standard drug information, practice guidelines for nearly 50 medical specialties, and over 50,000 medical images. Register to receive weekly updates.
UpToDate Online, from Wolters Kluwer Health
Deemed a “must have” resource by clinicians, UptoDate Online is an evidence-based knowledge system authored by physicians to help clinicians make the right decisions at the point of care. All UpToDate Online content is written and edited by a global community of physicians who are experts in their specialties; the content is continually reviewed to ensure it is based on the latest evidence. Only available from on-campus.
Access Medicine, from McGraw-Hill
Provides access to more than 65 medical textbooks containing thousands of images and illustrations, tutorials, drug information, a diagnostic tool, patient information flyers, and more. Textbooks include such classics as Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, CURRENT Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2012, Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 12 ed., and more. Completely searchable.
The Cochrane Library, from John Wiley & the Cochrane Collaboration
The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews -- the leading resource for systematic reviews in health care.
Oxford Textbook of Medicine, from Oxford University Press
Often found on shelves in physicians’ offices, this massive work is unrivalled in its coverage of the scientific aspects and clinical practice of internal medicine and its subspecialties. Use is limited to one user at a time.
You’ve all used PubMed [aka Medline], but this resource from the NIH is geared at providing consumers with free, quality links to information. Use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.
Health Information Portal
This locally created website will point you toward the best databases, books, journals, and web resources on over 30 health related topics, ranging from aging and neuroscience to genetics, public health, psychology, toxicology, and more.
Posted by Katie Newman at April 5, 2012 1:43 PM