TML News and Notes: Website
This is a new site that has been created by the National
Library of Medicine in order to better serve the needs of those in the health
services research community. It is a collection that cover areas like health data, funding announcements, reports, podcasts,
and discussion groups. The site is not
intended to provide a comprehensive collection of resources on the web that
pertain to health services, but is just a sample. Those items that have been included have been
selected based on their quality. This site
is a an ongoing project and will change as more organizations become involved and sites are added.
PubMed Health, a new resource from the National Library of Medicine, specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports.
PubMed Health pulls together information from many agencies: summaries from The Cochrane Collaboration and the National Health Service (NHS) National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment Programme, and full text reviews from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Drug Effectiveness Review Project (DERP) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), England's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines program, and the Department of Veterans Affairs' Evidence-based Synthesis Program.
PubMed Health includes consumer, executive/policymaker, and clinical summaries of systematic reviews as well as the full-text of systematic reviews. There is also a medical encyclopedia that presents medical and drug information for consumers. The results page (below) allows you to choose the type of summary you want (1), view your topic in the Medical Encyclopedia (2), and find other systematic reviews with a PubMed Clinical Queries search (3).
Behind Headlines comes from the NHS and covers the research behind recent health news. For instance, there was a headline that ice cream is 'addictive like drugs' recently and there is an analysis of the actual study showing that did not really state that.
So, next time you are searching for evidence for a healthcare decision, be sure to include PubMed Health, along with you other favorite Evidence Based resources.
For those who may be in search of funding for research or looking for places to publish or present research, the following sites may be of interest. These sites are created and maintained by Samaritan Health Services, which is a non-profit organization that oversees a network of hospitals, physician clinics and health services in Oregon. Opportunities are categorized by topic and updated regularly.
This site is one that may be of great interest to those looking to find information on professional conferences, calls for papers and other research-related materials. It is aimed at all those working across the spectrum of health, medicine and science.
This site is one that may be of interest to those looking to find information on funding opportunities. It is aimed at all those working across the spectrum of health, science and medicine.
Did you notice that the Tompkins-McCaw Library homepage has changed? Check it out and let us know what you think!
In the "Search Collections" section of the new TML homepage, you will find quick links to some of our most popular resources, including PubMed, RefWorks, CINAHL, and Web of Science. "Search Collections" also includes the following links:
- Databases A-Z: View an alphabetical list of available databases
- Catalog: Search the VCU Libraries' Catalog
- Journals: Search for a journal by title or find a citation in the library's journal collection
- Articles: Search across 8 of VCU Libraries' most popular databases, including Academic Search Premier, PubMed, and CINAHL
- More: View additional topics on VCU Libraries' collections and resources
The new TML home page provides you with quick access to PubMed with a direct search box. Just type in your search as you normally would and then click on 'Search'. For example, authors can be entered using last name and initial, e.g. Strauss JF, or you can type in a string of keywords, e.g. transcription factor SV40 hepatocellular carcinoma, or even a journal name and date, e.g. journal of neurotrauma 2011.
You also have the option of going to the PubMed Advanced Search page which includes the Search Builder, for adding and viewing terms in all fields, and the Search History, to go back to previous searches and combine sets.
The box has a direct link to MyNCBI as well, where you can sign in to view your saved searches, email alerts, and collections, and your Bibliography for NIH Grants.
We have also included the Single Citation Matcher in the PubMed search box. If you know any part of a citation, you can use this link to find your citation: any combination of journal, date, volume, issue, first page, author, or title word can be used.
Remember to always use the VCU Libraries link to go to PubMed so you will be able to see the 'Get It @VCU' button for access to our online full-text journals, our catalog of print journals, or easy access to ILLiad (our Interlibrary Loan service).
The Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences now has its own homepage! To help you navigate the new site, the librarians will be posting several blog entries highlighting the new features.
If you have any questions about what the VCU Libraries can do for you, the "Using the Library" section in the lower left corner of the site will answer many of your questions and more:
- Needing a book or article not available through the VCU Libraries? The "Interlibrary Loan" link will take you to information about a service which will borrow books and articles from other libraries.
- Having a group study session? Locate one of TML's group study rooms with white boards and anatomical models under "Study Spaces".
- Presenting a poster at conference? Find information on printing your poster at TML in the Multimedia Collaboration Room, through the link "Multimedia Equipment".
- Finding feeds to new titles in the collection? Click on "Tools and Gadgets" to find a variety of tools to assist in conducting your research.
- Wanting to look at Medical Artifacts from home? View many Special Collections and Archives materials in the "Digital Collections" link.
- Not finding the answer here? Select "More" or feel free to Email Ask-A-Librarian to find the answer to your question!