McGoogan News

Resource spotlight: Ebooks

The McGoogan Library owns or provides access to a growing collection of ebooks in the health sciences. In most cases, the library will not purchase the print version of books for which we have electronic access.  We offer many ways of using and viewing our ebooks.  If you know the title, ISBN, publisher, or vendor of an ebook, you can search for it directly in our Ebook A-Z list.

Ebooks are generally only available via the web interface, not devices such as Kindles. Some publishers and vendors do provide specific apps for viewing content from a mobile device. You can view a table of these options and more from our ebook library guide.

Access to PDFs also vary and sometimes require a personal logon, such as in the case of Clinical Key. If you have any questions or have problem with our ebooks please contact the AskUs desk at 402-559-6221 or askus@unmc.edu.

First Consult now available only via Clinical Key

The library had previously been able to offer First Consult through two platforms. Now with the original platform discontinuing, First Consult will now only be available via Clinical Key. Please note that the Clinical Key version of First Consult does not include the original differential diagnosis tool. As an alternative, try the DDx tool in AccessMedicine under the Quick Reference tab.

The First Consult app will still be available and accessible via a free Clinical Key personal account.

Trial: Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database

A trial of the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database is being conducted until January 1. The evidence-based database contains monographs on natural medicines. as well as a natural product/drug interactions checker, nutrient depletion checker, natural product effectiveness checker, and product rankings.

Please send all comments on the database to Cindy Schmidt at cmschmidt@unmc.edu.

 

Resource spotlight: PsychiatryOnline

PsychiatryOnline is a comprehensive resource containing multiple sources of information on mental health, including books and journals.

Its flagship resource is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which is easily searched or browsed. Accompanying DSM texts, the Handbook of Differential Diagnosis and Clinical Cases, are also available.

In addition to the DSM library are textbooks such as The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry and Textbook of Psychopharmacology, Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychiatry, Dulcan’s Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Integrated Care: Working at the Interface of Primary Care and Behavioral Health, and Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury. Important journals, such as the American Journal of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Services are also available.

One does not need to know which resource to start with when using PsychiatryOnline. An quick search allows you to find the right information, whether in the DSM, a book, or journal.

PsychiatryOnline is linked in the Clinical Resources on the library’s homepage and is available to all UNMC faculty, staff, and students.