BMJ Best Practice

We recently took a subscription to BMJ Best Practice – Access it via the Library to ensure you have off campus access (rather than searching for it via Google) or here http://abc.cardiff.ac.uk/login?url=http://bestpractice.bmj.com

Add the app to your mobile device for convenience and additional features. To download the app you first need to create an account on the BMJ Best Practice website. You will need to use this login to download the app.

Further information about the Best Practice apps can be found at http://bestpractice.bmj.com/bestpractice/marketing/best-practice-mobile.html?button=site-nav

BMJ Best Practice is a point of care tool which aims to assist health professionals in making decisions about treatment and diagnosis. It uses an evidence based, patient focused approach. BMJ Best Practice links out to PubMed records so you can access the full text where Cardiff University has access and information about drugs and dosages are linked via the BNF. (You can also download the BNF app freely – please see separate post here http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/blslibraries/2017/10/24/new-improved-bnf-bnfc-app/

BMJ Best Practice can be used to:

  • Get a second opinion about prevention, diagnosis, treatment or prognosis
  • Identify UK or international guidelines
  • Identify evidence-based synopses
  • Develop professionally – notes and links can be saved to a personal portfolio
  • Identify images to be used for educational purposes
  • There are also links to national and international guidelines and patient information leaflets.

Further information about the Best Practice apps can be found at http://bestpractice.bmj.com/bestpractice/marketing/best-practice-mobile.html?button=site-nav

 

 

Trial to Access Medicine

We have a one year trial to AccessMedicine which as well as access to the Harrison’s Principles of Internal Mediicne textbook also gives access to other medical texts, plus multimedia items such as diagnostic tools, revision tests, examination videos plus self-assessment tools.

AccessMedicine is aimed at medical students but also has resources for nurse practitioners and doctors in training giving instant access to videos, self-assessment and textbooks that facilitate decision-making at the point-of-care.

 

Find the full list of texts on AccessMedicine ataccessmedicine.mhmedical.com/textbooks

Extensive multimedia library – features examination and procedural videos, patient safety modules, audio files, and animations. For a complete listing of videos and animations go toaccessmedicine.mhmedical.com/multimedia

Differential Diagnosis Tool – Connect to more than 1,000 diagnoses through Diagnosaurus®, a tool that saves you time by allowing you to browse by symptom, disease, or organ system at the point of care.

 

 

About the AccessMedicine App

The AccessMedicine app is available to users at institutions with a full site license. To activate and for continued access to the app, the user must have an active My Access account and sign in every 90 days through your institution, either on-site or through a VPN. Sign up for a My Access account today by logging into your subscription and clicking on your institution name in the upper right hand corner.  To download the app visit the app store on your mobile device.

The AccessMedicine app delivers support and point of care solutions for clinical practice through mobile features:

  • Quick Medical Dx & Rx is a collection of concise evidence-based outlines of conditions and disorders most often encountered in medical practice – perfect for high-yield review or for quick reference in the clinical setting.
  • Fitzpatrick’s Color Atlas of Clinical Dermatology facilitates dermatologic diagnosis by providing color images of skin lesions, plus a summary outline of skin disorders and diseases.
  • Differential Diagnosis Tool provides more than 1,000 diagnoses through Diagnosaurus®, a McGraw-Hill Medical tool that efficiently allows you to browse by symptom, disease, or organ system at the point of care.
  • Diagnostic Tests, from Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, is a quick reference guide to the selection and interpretation of commonly used diagnostic tests, including laboratory procedures in the clinical setting.

Please send feedback and comments on the use of this trial to blslibrarians@cardiff.ac.uk

Open Access computers upgrade to Windows 10

Windows 10 is being rolled out to all open access computers in the library sites across campus.

Some of the main points to note are:

  • Documents previously saved on the desktop in windows 7 will not be carried over to Windows 10.
  • Bookmarks and passwords saved won’t be rolled over
  • Anything saved on the H: drive will be accessible- it is advised you back up all your work to this drive.
  • Multiple Desktops -In Windows 10 it is possible to create multiple virtual desktops by clicking the button next to the Cortana search box on the taskbar: Multiple desktops allow you to arrange lots of open windows if screen space is too small. Alt+tab can
    be used to move between apps as normal and then Windows+Ctrl+left/right arrow can be used to  scroll between desktops.

Where can I get more help?
Further help and assistance is available from the IT Service Desk:
Chat: Start a live chat
Email: it-servicedesk@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2251 1111

Trial access to Video material from Sage

We have trial access to SAGE Video, online video collections in the social sciences. SAGE’s video collections combine originally commissioned material with licensed videos in the following disciplines:

SAGE Video offers quick definitions, short tutorials and in-depth interviews for a range of academic viewpoints. It also features extensive footage of practitioners in real-life professional settings designed to illustrate best practice and provide a unique insight for students to master the theory, skills and techniques needed to succeed.

The trial runs until 1st March 2018. Please send your feedback to blslibrarians@cardiff.ac.uk

Research publications performance : Topic Prominence feature in Scival

The SciVal database for analysis of the citations performance of research publications has added a new feature: Topic Prominence in Science. This feature is intended to help with identifying new, emerging research trends. You can browse and search areas where Cardiff University, or any other research university, has research strengths, based on publications clustered through shared citations.

Topics are given a Prominence Profile Score to indicate the momentum of the topic, based on three metrics: Citation Count in year 2016 to papers published in 2016 and 2015; Scopus Views Count in year 2016 to papers published in 2016 and 2015; Average CiteScore in year 2016 (CiteScore is a journal ranking measure). For each topic, you are also given various indicators, including: the share of the institution in that topic’s publications; the Field Weighted Citation Impact; citations per publication. Also included in the analysis is a list of authors and institutions who are publishing in that topic.

For further information , you can see Elsevier’s slides at https://www.elsevier.com/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/519859/BrightTALK-deck.pdf or view a webinar at https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/13819/281741 .

For more information on this or SciVal in general, please contact Kate Bradbury, BradburyK1@cardiff.ac.uk

 

SciVal “Wheel” showing Topic Prominence in Science, Cardiff University, Top 5%

Select ebooks available to download to your device for one year

We now have an additional 80+ books available for dowload to your device via the innovative platform VitalSource Bridge. Ebooks available from VitalSource Bridge will download to your device for 1 year.

Included in the collection are the ABC series, Lecture notes on… and At a glance… books.

Create a personal account with VitalSource Bridge on a computer to register for an account and select the books you require. Then download VitalSource Bookshelf from an apps store to read on your phone or  tablet- the books you have added in your account will be available to your device to read offline.

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New & Improved BNF & BNFC App

A new and improved BNF & BNFC Apps have been released, you will no longer need to have an Athens username and password to download the apps. The apps will also work offline when you have no internet access.

The old apps will no longer be updated and will be withdrawn at the end of the year so please make sure you download the new version.

More information and links available here:
https://www.nice.org.uk/news/article/new-improved-bnf-and-bnfc-app-launched?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=bnf&bnfclaunch17

Access to our multimedia resources

Addicted to video? Access our multimedia resources below!

Resource

Access

Content

Acland’s video atlas of human anatomy.

Search for the resource on LibrarySearch

Video’s and interactive models of human anatomy

Box of Broadcasts

Search for the resource on LibrarySearch

Free to view TV and Radio since 1990’s. Find your favourite film!

Faculti

TRIAL ACCESS TO THIS RESEOURCE

1. Go to https://faculti.net/my-account

2. Scroll down to Shibboleth access and select your university

3. Login with Cardiff credentials

4. Login will take you back to your my-account page (detailed information here: https://faculti.net/account-help)

5. Press the Faculti logo in the top left corner and enjoy the platform.

Henry Stewart

Search for the resource on Library Search

Presentations from World Leading experts.

JOVE

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Online scientific video of experiments

UptoDate

Search for the resource on Library Search

Topic summaries of disease with photos of presentation and patient leaflets