By Alison Bobal
The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. The Cochrane Library interface allows you to search across all of its databases.
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (updated monthly) is the leading resource for peer-reviewed systematic reviews in health care. It is valuable for finding information on the effectiveness of health care interventions and offers high-quality evidence on which to base clinical decisions.
The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials is the largest database within the Cochrane Library and is a highly concentrated source of reports of randomized and quasi-randomized controlled trials. This database is updated monthly.
The Cochrane Methodology Register is a bibliography of publications that report on methods used in the conduct of controlled trials. It includes journal articles, books, and conference proceedings, and the content is sourced from MEDLINE and hand searches. This monthly updated database contains studies of methods used in reviews and more general methodological studies that could be relevant to anyone preparing systematic reviews.
The Health Technology Assessment Database brings together details of completed and ongoing health technology assessments (studies of the medical, social, ethical, and economic implications of healthcare interventions) from around the world and it updated monthly. The aim of the database is to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care.
The NHS Economic Evaluation Database assists decision-makers by systematically identifying economic evaluations from around the world, appraising their quality, and highlighting their relative strengths and weaknesses. This database is not currently being updated.
ScienceDirect, Scopus, Embase, SciVal Funding, and Mendeley will be down for 4.5 hours starting at 5:00 PM CDT on Saturday, August 1.
At the end of each fiscal year, we sometimes have some extra money that we can spend on the collection. This year, we had a small amount that we could use for a few purchases.
New journal subscription: Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice
The Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice, a quarterly journal that provides innovative ideas for interprofessional educators and practitioners through peer-reviewed articles and reports. Each issue examines current issues and trends in interprofessional healthcare topics, offering progressive solutions to the challenges facing the profession. The Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice (JIEP) is affiliated with University of Nebraska Medical Center and the official journal of National Academies of Practice (NAP) and supports its mission to serve the public and the health profession by advancing education, policy, practice & research.
New membership: BioMed Central
The library recently became a supporter member of BioMed Central. With this membership, any UNMC author who publishes in a BioMed Central journal will receive a 15% discount on article processing charges. BioMed Central publishes over 100 open access journal across the whole spectrum of biology and medicine. Articles submitted to these journals receive rigorous and rapid peer review and authors retain the copyright of their work. More information will be released on this blog soon.
Archival rights: SpringerProtocols
We recently purchased the complete SpringerProtocols archive. In addition, each year we renew our subscription we will automatically receive archival rights to that year. Making a one-time purchase of the archive and switching to an archival rights model allows for more stability in our collection. SpringerProtocols is an online database of reproducible laboratory protocols in the biomedical and life sciences. Compiling protocols from the book series Methods in Molecular Biology and other sources, SpringerProtocols offers researchers access to nearly thirty years of tested, trusted, step-by-step protocols for immediate use in the lab. With an emphasis on comprehensiveness and clarity, each protocol is organized in an easily reproducible recipe style.
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).
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