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About this Guide

This guide will help you find relevant databases, books, journals, websites and specialist resources for your research in medicine. Please explore the tabs along the top for tips on finding specific types of resources. You can also make an appointment to see us, your subject specialist librarians, if you'd like some support with your research. The guide is always a work in progress, so we welcome suggestions for additional content.

DynaMed Plus

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.

Featured resource. BMJ OnExamination

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Otago Medical School funds access to BMJ OnExamination for Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago Wellington and University of Otago Christchurch students.

BMJ OnExamination is "the world's leading provider of online medical exam preparation." It provides exam revision resources, self assessment modules and clinical video tutorials. 4th and 5th year students should have been supplied with a voucher code and URL through Moodle, enabling free registration.

ClinicalKey Clinical Overviews

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ClinicalKey has recently added over 350 Clinical Overviews. These provide easy-to-scan, actionable information for clinicians on diagnosis, treatment, monitoring, screening, and prevention of diseases and conditions. Approximately 265 Clinical Overviews will replace current First Consult topics and over 85 Clinical Overviews will cover brand new topics.

After the initial release, new Clinical Overviews will be added to ClinicalKey as they are finalized. Over time, Clinical Overviews will replace First Consult on ClinicalKey.

BPAC Antibiotic Guide 2017

Medical Heritage Library

Search and view the collection of over 66,000 digitised European medical publications from the nineteenth century. The UK Medical Heritage Library is making the 19th century history of medicine freely available to all.

“A £1m project to digitise more than 15 million pages of 19th century medical texts has just finished and the material is now available online for free. It has taken three years to convert these historic published works for use in the 21st century by learners, teachers and researchers. Covering much more than just medical sciences, this enormous library of text and images encompasses consumer health, sport and fitness, diet and nutrition, along with some weird and wonderful historical medical practices such as phrenology and hydrotherapy. The project was jointly funded by education technology solutions not-for-profit, Jisc, and Wellcome Library,  which contributed its entire 19th century collection, along with content from nine partner institutions. As a collective, this will make a valuable resource for the exploration of medical humanities. The aim has been to create a comprehensive online resource for the history of medicine and related sciences, which significantly increases the availability of digitised text for teaching, learning and research.”

More information is available here, and the collection is available here.

Divisional Librarian, Health Sciences

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Richard German
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Subject Librarian - Early Learning in Medicine

Christy Ballard

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