You can also make an appointment to see one of us, your subject specialist librarians, if you'd like some support with your research. This guide is always a work in progress, so we welcome suggestions for additional content.
Please note that this was originally two separate guides (Medicine and Medicine: EBM for General Practice) which have been merged as a single source for biomedical information at the University of Otago.
The LWW Health Library platform provides authoritative texts, multimedia resources, and teaching & learning tools for medical education and the health professions. Access is available at this stage through to the end of 2020.
You have access to texts, cases, self-assessment tools, procedure videos and audio files covering 12 specialist subject collections: Advanced Practice Nursing, Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Exercise Science, Medical Education, Occupational Therapy, Oncology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Speech Language Hearing, and Surgery.
All collections can be searched through a single search box, or each collection can be searched individually.
There is a separate page for staff members wishing to make use of LWW Health Library content.
Sites with clinical information on Covid-19:
LitCovid is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus. It is the most comprehensive resource on the subject, providing a central access to relevant articles in PubMed.
DynaMed and BMJ Best Practice have information pages about COVID-19 (the disease caused by the virus now known as SARS-CoV-2). Elsevier's Covid-19 Hub has gathered some front-line clinical tools and resources to help you deliver excellent care and information to your patients.
A review article, which will be updated weekly, has been published on PubMed.
There is further information available from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization.
Johns Hopkins University in the US provides a very useful map showing the global spread of COVID-19.
Digital Science is supporting the global research effort by providing all relevant content on COVID-19 from their application Dimensions as a single export file, updated daily, to make sharing and distributing research information easier. The file is openly available:
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.