This Guide brings together some research resources for Preventive and Social Medicine, including databases & journals, major reference works and other key sources. Different types of resources are available via the navigation bar, above. For further assistance with finding research materials, please contact Richard German, Subject Librarian for Preventive and Social Medicine.
The Library is delighted to offer DynaMed Plus as a clinical decision support tool for 2018. Independent studies have ranked DynaMed higher than other clinical reference services in its category. Study findings have showed that DynaMed is the most current evidence-based point-of-care reference database.
DynaMed Plus topics include concise summaries and detailed recommendations based on the most current evidence. Clinicians and students can view the Overviews & Recommendations section of DynaMed Plus topics to get a quick summary of the topic and recommended actions based on the most current evidence. Clinicians can easily see the levels of evidence and guidelines behind each recommendation.
UpToDate is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource for use at the point-of-care. More than 6,000 world-renowned physician authors, editors, and peer reviewers use a rigorous editorial process to synthesize the most recent medical information into trusted, evidence-based recommendations that are proven to improve patient care and quality.
UpToDate is now available to ALL students off-campus through the new student desktop. To connect to the new desktop from off campus, go to www.otago.ac.nz/studentdesktop.
You can find links to UpToDate on either the article databases list http://www.otago.ac.nz/library/databases/results.php?letter=u, the Medicine subject guide http://otago.libguides.com/medicine or the EBM for General Practice subject guide http://otago.libguides.com/ebmgp.