McGoogan News

Resource spotlight: Health Business Elite

By Alison Bobal

Looking for information on health care administration and not finding much in MEDLINE? Try using Health Business Elite, a database that covers the journal and trade literature on all aspects of health care administration and other non-clinical aspects of health care institution management. The majority of the journals covered in Health Business Elite are not included in MEDLINE.

Topics covered include hospital management, hospital administration, marketing, human resources, computer technology, facilities management and insurance. Health Business Elite contains full text content for almost 600 journals such as H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks, Harvard Business Review, Health Facilities Management, Health Management Technology, Healthcare Financial Management, Marketing Health Services, and Modern Healthcare.

Health Business Elite is available on the EBSCOhost platform so you can easily search it along with MEDLINE, CINAHL (nursing and allied health literature) and PsycINFO (mental health and behavioral sciences).

Scopus training, May 5

Join Scopus representatives for a Scopus informational session on Tuesday, May 5 at 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the library’s Wilson Training Room (8th floor of the library).

Learn how Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, can help you:

  • Find the latest research in your field
  • Find other researchers doing work like yours
  • Find the best journal to submit your work
  • See who is citing you

This workshop will cover how to:

  • Use Scopus to track, analyze and visualize research
  • Use ORCID to solve the name ambiguity problem in research and scholarly communications

Resource spotlight: Educational literature in ERIC

Looking for articles related to education and instruction? Are your usual go-to databases not working out? Search the ERIC database instead. ERIC stands for the Education Resources Information Center and contains over 1.5 million records. These resources include journal articles, books, conference proceedings, dissertations, and so much more.

Access ERIC under the Literature Databases section of the library’s Quick Links.

Resource spotlight: VisualDX

By Teri Hartman

VisualDX is a clinical decision support tool that merges medical images with disease information that can be searched by symptoms, visual clues, diagnosis, or medication. This resource includes over 1300 diagnoses, and over 3000 images, with information updated quarterly. Access VisualDX through the McGoogan website or Nebraska Medicine library portal, through the UpToDate resource, or via the VisualDX mobile app.

When beginning a search, enter a keyword and limit to Dx, Rx, or F for patient Finding, or simply search for the term. Example: search for Tylenol as a keyword.

The results include images of matching diagnoses, and the differential builder where findings can be added or removed. Emergencies are designated with a [E] in the title. Each diagnosis includes citations that link to open-access PubMed.

Each diagnosis includes applicable ICD 9 and ICD 10 codes, diagnostic and management pearls, differential diagnosis and pitfalls, best tests, recommended therapy, associated medications and findings, and links to dark skin images

Starting with the Differential Diagnosis button on the resource homepage connects to the clinical scenario page. In addition to pediatric and adult lesions and rashes, choices include pressure ulcer staging, child abuse recognition (this includes cultural practices that might be mistaken for abuse), marine exposures, pulmonary infection (with CT and x-ray images), and cellulitis DDx.

Topic pages can be shared by email with colleagues, even if they don’t subscribe to VisualDX. In order to serve health professionals treating disease outbreaks around the world, the company has created an open access Global Disease resource.

VisualDX is integrated into UpToDate search results. Searching UpToDate for a condition that has images included in VisualDX will include a link to images in the results.

The mobile version of VisualDX requires a free registered account. After creating the account, download the app at either Google Play or the iTunes App store, and install using the registered account id and password. An Internet connection is not required to use the mobile version of VisualDX. The mobile account must be validated once a year by logging in from an on-campus computer. Note: the mobile app does not integrate with UpToDate.

VisualDX image may also be used for educational purposes. Please see the usage guidelines.

 

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.