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MD Consult now available

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Now available on our homepage popular links, MD Consult offers comprehensive information available in one convenient online resource. With instant access to full-text articles from over 80 medical journals and Clinics, 50 leading medical references across a wide range of specialties, clinically relevant drug information, and over 15,000 patient handouts, MD Consult is a valuable one stop tool.

The Scope of MD Consult meets demanding needs of practitioners with a wealth of specialty information – all presented in an easy-to-use format that allows physicians to:

  • Diagnose with Clinical Support
    Whether it’s being able to quickly reference the latest full-text article from over 80 medical journals and Clinics, compare 50,000 images in the image database or leverage evidence-based summaries, MD Consult offers physicians an abundance of resources for clinical decision support information.
  • Easily Cross-Reference Leading Medical Texts
    With 50 books covering more medical specialties than any other online resource, referencing a favorite medical textbook from leading authors has never been easier thanks to the authoritative collection of books on MD Consult.
  • Understand the Latest Practice Guidelines
    Updated regularly and arranged by topic, specialty, and authoring organization, MD Consult’s collection of more than 1,000 peer-reviewed practice guidelines makes it easy for physicians to stay current on the latest guidelines.
  • Search Smarter not Harder
    Organized by what matters most to physicians, MD Consult’s Recommended Resource pages pull out the best and most current thinking on major medical topics. And with a synonym database of over 2.5 million medical terms, you can be confident that you will find what you’re looking for quickly and easily.

To learn how to get the most out of MD consult, visit the Resource Center, or contact the Reference staff for help at

NIH Public Access in Jeopardy

Friday, February 17th, 2012

On December 16, 2011, Representatives Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) introduced The Research Works Act (H.R. 3699) which would turn back the NIH Public Access Policy. The bill has been referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. To learn more about the bill visit the Library of Congress.

Some publishers, taxpayer groups, researchers, and professional organizations are in opposition to the Research Works act.

Elsevier, a main supporter of the Research Works Act has come under scrutiny and boycott in recent months.  The publisher has also gained the attention of Forbes magazine.  On Janurary 28, 2012, Tim Worstall from Forbes contributed this piece to Forbes “Elsevier’s Publishing Model Might be About to Go Up in Smoke”.   Wondering what Elsevier has to say about all of this?  In an article in The Chronicle for Higher Education, the publisher offers its side of the story.

Free Webcast 3/7 at 12PM- Demystifying Research: Simplifying Critical Appraisal

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Are you often frustrated when you read research studies? Do you sometimes wonder why they are so challenging? Would you be interested in learning how to use the tool of research to help you improve your patient outcomes through evidence-based practice? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join us for the Webinar: Demystifying Research: Simplifying Critical Appraisal.

Anne Dabrow Woods, MSN, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC, Chief Nurse of Wolters Kluwer Health / Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Journals and Ovid Technologies, and Maureen “Shawn” Kennedy, MA, RN, Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Nursing, will have a discussion with Dr. Ellen Fineout-Overholt, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN, to address the steps to critically appraise research evidence and demonstrate how to embrace the process of distilling the pearls that research has to offer.

Dr. Fineout-Overholt is currently Dean & Professor, Groner School of Professional Studies and Chair, Department of Nursing of East Texas Baptist University. Additionally, she is one of the authors of AJN’s, award winning, Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step series.

Don’t miss this important opportunity to enhance your knowledge and sharpen your skills about critical appraisal of evidence.

Register Today! If you cannot attend, be sure to register for the webcast anyway – we’ll let you know when the archive becomes available so you can watch on demand.