McGoogan News

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.

Resource spotlight: the social sciences literature

Researching a topic in the social sciences and PubMed isn’t quite retrieving relevant results? The library subscribes to two databases that delve in to the social sciences literature, Social Services Abstracts and Sociological Abstracts. Next time you are researching a topic with social implications, turn to these two databases.

Social Services Abstracts

  • Community and mental health services
  • Crisis intervention
  • The family and social welfare
  • Gerontology
  • Poverty and homelessness
  • Professional issues in social work
  • Social and health policy
  • Social services in addiction
  • Social work education
  • Social work practice
  • Support groups/networks
  • Violence, abuse, neglect
  • Welfare services

 Sociological Abstracts

  • Culture and social structure
  • Demography and human biology
  • Economic development
  • Environmental interactions
  • Evaluation research
  • Family and social welfare
  • Health and medicine and law
  • History and theory of sociology
  • Management and complex organizations
  • Mass phenomena and political interactions
  • Methodology and research technology
  • Policy, planning, forecast, and speculation
  • Radical sociology
  • Religion and science
  • Rural and urban sociology
  • Social development
  • Social differentiation
  • Social psychology and group interaction
  • Sociology of the arts, business, education
  • Studies in violence and power
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Welfare services
  • Women’s studies