McGoogan News

VisualDX Now Available to TNMC and UNMC

Funded in partnership with the UNMC Department of Family Medicine, we bring you VisualDx – a unique mobile and desktop application for diagnostic accuracy, patient engagement, and medical education.  All UNMC and TNMC clinical faculty and staff can access this powerful tool featuring more than 30,000 medical images and specialist-level knowledge to help diagnose, treat, and manage over 1,300 visually identifiable diseases, drug reactions, and infections.

In just seconds, VisualDx allows you to visually validate a patient’s diagnosis, quickly access next steps for management and patient care, see the differential as you enter patient findings, and provide on-the-spot patient education with real medical images a patient can relate to.

For your convenience, we have established several access points to VisualDx:

Be sure to get your mobile access for iPads, iPhones, and Android devices.   To learn more about VisualDx view the product overview.

 

PDR Free Download, but don’t forget Dailymed!

The 2014 Physicians’ Desk Reference is available for download.   The download is offered as both a desktop and mobile application and can be used offline or as a live, web-based reference.

However, Dailymed is also available online, as a free government supported resource.  It’s a compilation of package inserts also but manufacturers don’t have to pay to be included so it includes most available generics.

Review book checkout changes

After suggestions and discussions with students, review books will now be able to be checked out for one week, with one one-week renewal. Additionally, to all review books will be moved to the review book shelves on the 6th floor. The checkout period begins immediately, though the location change will happen gradually.

In addition to the print review books, the library also has several online review resources:

ExamMaster

  • USMLE
  • PANCE/PANRE Certification Review
  • Dental Subject Review for NBDE Part I
  • Pharmacy Review (NAPLEX)
  • Medical Certification
  • Medical Subject Review

First Aid Test Prep Series

AccessMedicine

  • Clinical library self-assessments and imaging tests
  • Discipline specific tests
  • USMLE® Easy™ Sneak Peek

Clinical Key absorbs Consult products

The library has been longtime subscribers of MDConsult, FirstConsult, and Procedures Consult.  Elsevier has now combined these three Consults into one product : Clinical Key.   Clinical Key incorporates the best of the Consult resources and adds functionality and content on top of them.  Its aim is to be a complete Clinical Information Tool.  It features a single search box interface in addition to providing easy links to ebooks, ejournals, and procedures.  The purchase of Clinical Key adds several hundred ebooks and ejournals to the library’s collection. Subscriptions to MD and Procedures Consult will be discontinued as of January 1 2013. The First Consult gateway will remain the same, though results will also be available via Clinical Key.

An individual login in the top right corner of the screen is required to access the PDFs of ebooks, to add items to your Reading List, or to download items for use in presentations.  UNMC users can access Clinical Key through the link on the library’s home page and authenticate through UNMC’s servers, but access to these extra functions requires an additional personal login.   If you previously had an MDConsult username and password, your account should work.

Google Scholar with library full-text

The library’s Quick Links now features a link to Google Scholar. This link includes the library’s proxy server link, which allows the UNMC full-text searcher to accompany Google Scholar results. When off-campus, you must sign in with your UNMC Net ID, just as you would with other library resources.

To access this special Google Scholar link, go to the Quick Links, which are located on the right side of the library’s homepage, and scroll down to the bottom of the list. Google Scholar is listed under Helpful Tools

Once you are logged into Google Scholar and perform a search, you will notice the UNMC eText link next to most of the results. Clicking that link will search the library’s online journal collection and retrieve a full-text link, if available. If not, an interlibrary loan can be ordered.