What is ClinicalKey?
ClinicalKey includes the MDConsult database but with expanded content including hundreds of additional eBooks, eJournals, guidelines, videos, images, First Consult, Procedures Consult, and more into one platform with a single-search interface. The University Libraries has purchased an LLUH enterprise-wide site license to ClinicalKey.
Please begin to transition from MDConsult to ClinicalKey now (from on-site) at www.clinicalkey.com. You will be able to find links to ClinicalKey from all of the same places you now can find MDConsult (the Library’s home page, the VIP Intranet Clinical Desktop, etc.).
For more information you need to know about ClinicalKey, such as remote access options and creating a personal account, please see the ClinicalKey tab on the Clinicians Library User Guide.
Why are we switching to ClinicalKey?
Elsevier is phasing out MDConsult and replacing it with ClinicalKey. They will cease updating the MDConsult platform December 2013 and only update content through 2014. Elsevier offered the Library several ways to migrate to ClinicalKey. The University Library chose the most cost effective option which is to migrate now, July 2013. MDConsult will continue to be available for Loma Linda University Health entities through August 9, 2013, after which it will no longer be available.
The University Libraries recently purchased an enterprise-wide site license to VisualDX, a diagnostic clinical decision support tool of over 1,200 pediatric and adult conditions with over 25,000 images. Physicians can search by diagnosis, build a patient-specific differential, or look up drug-induced adverse reactions by medication. VisualDx aids in the identification of dermatologic, infectious, genetic, metabolic, nutritional and occupational diseases, benign and malignant growths, drug-induced conditions, and other injuries.
LLU’s license to VisualDx includes on-site and remote mobile access. VisualDx Mobile is available as native iPhone, iPad, and Android apps. Follow these instructions to get the mobile app:
- Launch VisualDx while on-site from the Library or the VIP Intranet and click “Get our free app… Learn how” (center of VisualDx homepage) or “Get VisualDx Mobile” (top right of page).
- Create your personal username and password as instructed.
- Once you have a username and password, you can download the free VisualDx Mobile app on your mobile device from the iTunes Store or from Google Play.
- Launch the VisualDx app from your device and sign in using the username and password you created.
Find more detailed information about VisualDX in the Clinicians” Library User Guide.
The Library’s subscription to UpToDate will end on May 31, 2012. Unfortunately, the cost to continue the subscription would be prohibitively expensive for the University Library to maintain.
The Library, in conjunction with the Medical Center, provides other quality point-of-care tools, which you can use instead. Find these point-of-care tools on the VIP Intranet Clinical Desktop and on the LLU Libraries Databases page:
DynaMed is an evidence-based clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health-care professionals for use primarily at the point-of-care. It contains clinically-organized summaries for over 3200 medical topics. DynaMed is updated daily and monitors over 500 medical journals and systematic evidence review databases in order to integrate new evidence within existing content.
MD Consult, reinforced by the First Consult iPad/iPhone app, can be used together for comprehensive clinical information—first, through the quick reference, point-of-care content of the First Consult iPad app, then, through the more in-depth reference content of MD Consult.
Micromedex in addition to comprehensive and reliable drug information provides both in-depth and summary clinical monographs through DISEASEDEX Emergency Medicine (evidence-based acute information) and DISEASEDEX General Medicine (evidence-based diagnosis and treatment information).
Unlike our UpToDate subscription, these are available from on- and off-campus and via mobile devices. Mobile Access instructions for these and other resources are available on the Library’s Mobile Access guide. For more information about library resources for clinicians, see the Clinicians Library User Guide.
A search in the database STAT!Ref now also gives you results from TOXNET databases and four Centers for Disease Control resources; CDC Pink Book, CDC Yellow Book, The Community Guide, and Morbidity Mortality Weekly.
TOXNET, short for TOXicology Data NETwork, consists of many databases concerning toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and related areas. It is managed by the Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program (TEHIP) in the Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). To learn more about TOXNET, check out the fact sheet from the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
STAT!Ref cross-searches the following TOXNET databases:
*Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB) *Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) *International Toxicity Estimates for Risk (ITER) *Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System (CCRIS) *Genetic Toxicology (GENE-TOX) *Tox Town® *Drugs and Lactation ( LacMed) *Carcingenic Potency Database (CPDB) *Comparative Toxicogenomics Database (CTD)
To access these resources, merely perform a search in STAT!Ref from the library databases as you normally would and look for the Additional Resources column on the left.
If you have ever needed an image or graphic to use in a class, paper, or presentation, you have likely used Images.MD (now a part of the Medical and Life Science collection of images on Springer Images), an image database we have made available for some time. You now have another option. UpToDate, a database primarily used clinically, now offers a graphics search. Keep in mind that UpToDate is only available on campus. For more information, see their flyer below.
Our newest database, Access Medicine, has been activated for Loma Linda University. Content includes eBooks from McGraw-Hill such as these featured titles:
- Harrison’s Online
- The Atlas of Emergency Medicine, 3e
- Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2011
- Goodman & Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 12e
- Hurst’s The Heart, 13e
Check out First Consult’s mobile app, available to students, staff and faculty of LLUAHSC. The mobile app is currently available for iPhone and iPad. It includes an alphabetical index of topics with an A-Z list for easy navigation as well as a search function. Information on a medical topic include Background, Diagnosis, Treatment, Outcomes, Prevention, and evidence-based references.
For information on accessing this app, and other mobile apps available to LLUAHSC students, staff, and faculty, please visit our Libguide, Mobile Access.
Knight, Gary. Captured In Crystal. http://www.flickr.com/photos/garryknight/3650151941/
We recently added Science.gov to our Libguide of free resources. Science.gov not only serves as a gateway to more than 42 scientific databases and more than 2000 scientific websites from organizations with 14 federal science agencies, it also finds science images. Images include animal and plant, weather and space, and earth and sun images and more. No registration is required. To search for images, merely select the Image Search link under Special Collections (bottom right).
Photographer: C. Clark Credit: NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library; OAR/ERL/National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL)
EndNote X4 for Mac is now available for download from MyLLU. For instructions on downloading, go to our EndNote LibGuide.
If you have never used EndNote and do a lot of research and writing, you are missing out on a great tool that allows you to not only manage your citations, but also:
* Integrate searching, writing, and bibliography creation into one streamlined process that results in submission — ready manuscripts.
* Search online databases and library catalogs within EndNote® to create a personal library instantly.
* Import references from online databases — eliminating typing.
* Organize references and related files such as PDFs and graphics in any language.
* Create bibliographies, table and figure lists instantly in over 2,800 publishing styles.
* Use with EndNote® Web — simplify collaboration with colleagues.
Want to learn more? Go to our EndNote LibGuide to get your questions answered.