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Archive for October, 2006

AOA posts new guides

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society has published a new guide for the clinical years: The Gunner Guide includes examples of good SOAP notes, a History and a Physical. The AOA Guide to the Second Year has also been completely revised and updated. Packed with useful advice about exams, faculty expectations, textbooks and study strategies, […]

New Psychopharmacology Titles Added to Psychiatry Online

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Two new electronic books are now available to all Jeffersonians from Psychiatry Online: Essentials of Clinical Psychopharmacology, Second Edition, edited by Alan F. Schatzberg, MD, and Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD This latest edition of Schatzberg and Nemeroff’s Essentials of Clinical Psychopharmacology is a synopsis and update of the most clinically relevant material from The […]

Scopus Releases New Features

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Scopus has improved its citation analysis options, including: PatentCites – View citations from patent sources that cite Scopus articles on the Abstract and References page. Just like article citation counts, PatentCites will link users directly to the source items. This unique functionality enables you to immediately see the relationship of primary research to its practical […]

New RefWorks Feature Captures Web Page Information

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

RefWorks users having been waiting for the feature for a long time. Direct import of citations from databases has been available for years, but information about individual web sites or pages had to be entered by hand. Now, with the addition of a simple plugin called RefGrab-It, your browser can capture bibliographic information from web […]

Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment Updated

Friday, October 20th, 2006

The 2007 edition of the popular Lange Handbook, Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment, is now available on Access Medicine. The online version of the CMDT handbook includes a media library of key diagnostic videos, audios and images, as well as practice guidelines for screening, primary prevention, and management of diseases. An easy link to Access […]

Collection Gem: Joint Commission Journal

Friday, October 20th, 2006

Did you know the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety is available electronically from Scott Library? Just select E-Journals from the homepage to browse or search the list. The monthly journal is a forum for practical approaches to improving quality and safety in health care. Articles provide detailed, in-depth case studies that enable […]

Library Tutorials Demonstrate New Classroom Technology

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

AISR has equipped selected Jefferson classrooms to use Apreso software to capture both audio and video of presentations for later viewing on the Web.  Students are making heavy use of the recorded lectures to supplement their studies. To demonstrate the new software, AISR Education Services has recorded several tutorials for basic Library resources. Try: Getting […]

BioMed Central Launches New Journal: Source Code for Biology and Medicine

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

BioMed Central has announced the publication of the first issue of Source Code for Biology and Medicine, an online journal that addresses all aspects of workflow for information systems, decision support systems, client user networks, database management, and data mining. Source Code for Biology and Medicine aims to publish source code for free distribution and […]

PLoS Experiments with New Model – Open Access 2.0

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

The Public Library of Science will launch a new journal later this year, named PLoS One. The publisher is currently soliciting articles at the journal’s introductory page. The PLoS One website includes the subtitle Open Access 2.0, and addresses its intentions to change the processes of scholarly scientific communication with: A peer-reviewed publication that publishes […]

New Hospital Performance Report from Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4)

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) has just released its Hospital Performance Report 2005. The report includes risk-adjusted mortality rates, lengths of hospitalization (stay) and hospital charges for patients admitted to 178 Pennsylvania hospitals from October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2005. The new report evaluates hospital performance across 49 common medical procedures […]