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AccessMedicine

Collection of online textbooks covering basic and clinical sciences. Repository contains the latest editions of selected medical titles. Includes image and audio files, drug database, differential diagnosis, laboratory tests, guidelines and patient handouts.

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ACP Smart Medicine & AHFS DI® Essentials
Coverage:2014-
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Formerly ACP PIER & AHFS DI Essentials, 2003-2013

Smart Medicine is a Web-based decision-support tool designed for rapid point-of-care delivery of up-to-date, evidence-based guidance for clinicians. It features a collection of modules divided into topic types:
    • Diseases
• Screening and Prevention
• Complementary and Alternative Medicine
• Ethical and Legal Issues
• Procedures

AHFS DI® Essentials™ is designed to offer health professionals easy access to knowledge that is critical at the point of care. Essentials™ monographs draw on the meticulously evidence-based guidelines in the full AHFS DI® database, distilling for the health professional the essential information on prescription and key over-the-counter (OTC) drugs in an easy-to-use, highly structured outline format.

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AMED
Coverage:1985 to the present

A bibliographic database of journal articles in fields allied to medicine and alternatives to conventional medicine. An Ovid database.

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Amirsys : imaging reference center
Coverage:2005- Updated quarterly

A source of 72,000 x-ray, CT, MR, and ultrasound illustrations and images, plus expert, evidence-based clinical content - including over 4,000 diagnoses - provided by imaging experts. Includes over 40, 000 journal references.

Topic Categories include: Brain -- Breast -- Cardiovascular -- Chest -- GI & Urology -- Gynecology -- Head & Neck -- Musculoskeletal -- Nuclear Medicine -- Obstetrics -- Pediatrics -- Spine -- Ultrasound.

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Best practice
Coverage:2009- Constantly updated resource

Designed and built for use specifically as a decision-support tool at the point of care. Latest research evidence, guidelines, and expert opinion are combined and presented in a step-by-step approach, covering prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Incorporates BMJ Clinical Evidence systematic reviews bringing together the best current evidence with expert guidance.

 

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Books@Ovid

Comprehensive e-book collection covering medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, rehabiliation sciences, ethics, education, psychology and basic sciences.

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Canadian Health Research Collection Scholars Portal

This is a collection of monograph publications from Canadian research institutes, government agencies and university centres working in the area of health and medical research. The publications included are both general policy documents as well as those of a specialized technical nature.

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ClinicalKey

Provides full-text access to medical and surgical reference books, journals and videos; FIRST CONSULT point-of-care clinical monographs; PROCEDURES Consult, systematic guidance of procedures integral to the practice of medicine; all medical and surgical clinics of North America; MEDLINE abstracts; Clinical pharmacology drug monographs; Vitals- surgical, point-of-care content; the ClinicalTrials.gov database; Practice Guidelines; Patient education handouts and CME materials.

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Cochrane Library (Wiley)

The Cochrane Library includes evidence from Cochrane and other systematic reviews, methodology reviews, clinical trials, and more. Cochrane reviews bring you the combined results of medical research studies. Focus is on evidence-based health care.

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DynaMed Plus

Evidence-based reference tool of diseases, disorders, and symptoms, with information on etiology, associated conditions, history and research findings, differential diagnosis and diagnostic testing, prognosis, treatment, prevention, and links to patient information.

Unique Content/ Features:

  •           Overviews and Recommendations
  •           Graphics and Images
  •           Enhanced Specialty Content
  •           Improved Search and Discovery
  •           Drug Information – linking from the DRUGDEX top to Micromedex Knowledge suite
  •           ACP Smart Medicine incorporated into DMP
  •           Optimized Mobile Access/ Personal Account Access
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EMBASE
Coverage:1974 to the present

Biomedical and pharmacological database with coverage that encompasses more European and international content than MEDLINE. It contains more than 30 million records including articles from more than 8,500 journals published world-wide. It contains bibliographic records with citations, abstracts and indexing derived from biomedical articles in peer reviewed journals, and is especially strong in its coverage of drug and pharmaceutical research, pharmacology and toxicology.

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Emcare
Coverage:1995 to the present

Covers all nursing specialities and nursing healthcare professions. Includes international coverage of allied health, education and training, development and management, midwifery, health and healthcare economics, clinical medical and healthcare social work, pyschiatry and mental health, traumatology, emergency and critical-care medicine.

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First Consult
Coverage:Updated weekly
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Access is provided via Elsevier's ClinicalKey as a 'Content Type'.

First Consult is an evidence-based clinical information resource for healthcare professionals. Designed for use at point of care, it provides instant, user-friendly access to the latest information on evaluation, diagnosis, clinical management, prognosis, and prevention.

  •  Medical Topics are First Consult's comprehensive database of clinically-compiled, weekly-updated information on patient evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, tests, prevention, and much more
  •  Differential Diagnoses provides a rapid evaluation of your patient's complaint with interactive access to potential diagnoses ordered by age and prevalence
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Health Systems Evidence

Health Systems Evidence is a repository of synthesized research evidence related to governance, financial and delivery arrangements in health systems and to implementation strategies that can support change within health systems. It contains details about all the policy briefs, overviews of systematic reviews, systematic reviews, and protocols of systematic reviews relevant to health systems, as well as links to any user-friendly summaries, scientific abstracts and full-text reports that are currently available for these syntheses. 

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JAMAevidence

Includes fundamental tools for understanding and applying the medical literature and making clinical diagnoses.

Contains three textbooks:

  1. Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice
  2. The Rational Clinical Examination: Evidence-Based Clinical Diagnosis
  3. Care at the Close of Life: Evidence and Experience.

Also contains education guides, glossary, calculators, learning tools, custom curriculum, and audio content.

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Journals @ Scholars Portal

The Scholars Portal e-journals database contains over 50 million articles from over 20,000 full text journals covering many disciplines. Allows you to

  • search and access full text articles from a range of academic publishers
  • browse journals by subject
  • subscribe to RSS feeds for journal updates
  • search for figures and tables within articles
  • link to cited and citing references
  • print, email and download records
  • save citations to bibliographic management software
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Lexicomp Online

Provides, clear, concise, point-of-care drug and clinical information, including dosing, administration, warnings and precautions, clinical practice guidelines, IV compatibility and more. 

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MEDLINE (OVID) 1946-
MEDLINE (Web of Science) 1950-

The world's most comprehensive source of life sciences and biomedical bibliographic information, with nearly eleven million records. A free version of MEDLINE is offered through PUBMED.

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Micromedex

Evidence-base clinical tool includes a collection of drug databases from need-to-know drug, pediatric, disease, lab, and toxicology information to comprehensive resources for patient and consumer education. Micromedex includes: AAPCC Codes in POISINDEX, Alternative Medicine, Detailed Drug Information for the Consumer, DISEASEDEX Emergency Medicine, DISEASEDEX General Medicine, DRUGDEX System, Imprint Codes in Identidex, Index Nominum, Interaction Checking, IV Compatibility, Lab Advisor, P&T QUIK Reports, POISINDEX System, RED BOOK Online, TOMES System, CareNotes, NeoFax, and Pediatrics.

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Natural Medicines
Coverage:2003 to the present
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Formed 2014 by the union of: Natural Standard and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database.

Covers dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary alternative and integrative therapies. Contains seven sub-databases: Food, Herbs & Supplements; Health & Wellness; Sports Medicine; Comparative Effectiveness; Manufacturers; Commercial Products and Medical Conditions.

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OE OrthoEvidence
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Users must first create an account using the promo code. Please contact the company if you need to reset your username or password.

The OrthoEvidence repository provides orthopaedic-only evidence-based summaries, pre-appraised by orthopaedic medical experts. It utilizes a multi-step process to review, evaluate and summarize research studies, while including critical implications in its Advanced Clinical Evidence (ACE) Report. The resource was founded in 2009 by Dr. Mohit Bhandari a global leader in the orthopaedic field to provide critical information access to orthopaedic healthcare providers and their patients.

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Ortho Evidence

Provides orthopaedic-only evidence-based summaries, pre-appraised by orthopaedic medical experts. It utilizes a multi-step process to review, evaluate and summarize research studies, while including critical implications in its Advanced Clinical Evidence (ACE) Report.

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Ovid Databases
Coverage:Varies by database

The following databases are included on the Ovid platform:

  • AMED (Allied and Complimentary Medicine Database)
  • Embase
  • Emcare
  • Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI)
  • HealthSTAR
  • Journal Abstracts and Table of Contents
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook
  • MEDLINE
  • McMaster University Books@Ovid
  • McMaster University Full Text Journals@Ovid
  • PsycINFO
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ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I
Coverage:1639 to the present

Indexes over 2 million doctoral dissertations and master's theses completed at accredited North American and selected European colleges and universities. Dissertations published from 1980 forward include 350 word abstracts written by the author. Master's theses published from 1988 forward include 150 word abstracts. Includes full-text access to many McMaster theses (send an email to request one). For other institutions, 24 page previews are available. In most cases, this will be graduate works published since 1997.

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PubMed

PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s.

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PubMed Clinical Queries

Specialized PubMed searches for clinicians: Search by Clinical Study Category, Find Systematic Reviews, and Medical Genetics Searches. After running one of these searches, you may further refine your results using PubMed's Limits feature. Results of searches on these pages are limited to specific clinical research areas. For comprehensive searches, use PubMed directly.

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R2 Digital Library

Provides full-text access to selected medicine, nursing and allied health books.

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RxTx

Canada's authoritative source for prescribing and managing drug therapy at the point of care. Includes the e-CPS (Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties).

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Thieme E-Book Library

Includes Thieme's Flexibook atlases and Textbook series, a series of popular and highly respected reference and review titles, published in the medical and life sciences.

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Thieme teaching assistant
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Coverage:2008-

This presentation tool features illustrations and clinical images from Gilroy's Atlas of anatomy, Head and neck anatomy for dental medicine, and Fundamentals of medical physiology.

License allows downloading of images for educational purposes, e.g. lectures or presentation. Images may not be used in published works or packaged and resold in any form.

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TRIP

A meta-search engine for Evidence-Based Medicine. Finds high quality clinical research evidence from a wide range of sources.

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UpToDate Available on campus only.
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Available on campus only.

Quick look-up for diagnosis, clinical, point of care information. Email search results to yourself.

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VisualDx
Coverage:2006- Continuously updated resource

A diagnostic decision support system designed by clinicians to aid medical professionals in the diagnosis of visually identifiable diseases at the point of care.

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Wiley Online
Coverage:Varies: 1995 onwards for many titles. Includes backfiles for former Blackwell titles.

Provides fulltext articles from more than 1400 journals in a wide range of subjects.

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WinkingSkull.com
Coverage:Began in 2007. Updated irregularly.
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Registering for an account allows the user to save preferences, bookmarks, test scores, etc.

This anatomy resource is a self-study and self-testing tool that uses clinical MRI and CT radiograph images from the Atlas of anatomy (Gilroy)  and companion text, Anatomy: an essential textbook and review. These provide an interactive study aid that allows students to learn and test themselves to gauge their progress.

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