- Provide a convenient listing of essential resources services used in clinical practice and research.
- Help users access these essential resources through the Calder Library.
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Electronic Resources: Find articles, book chapters, books, and more (uSearch-Electronic Resources)
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- a specific patient's need;
- a clinical problem;
- your own interest;
- suggestions by your colleague/attending/preceptor/mentor;
- discussion sections in research reports that discuss research limitations, potential problems and questions, and recommendations for further research.
- Is the research problem clearly defined?
- Is the research problem important?
- Is the research problem significant?
- Is the research problem ethical?
- Is the research problem testable with empirical, data-based methods?
- Do you have the resources and expertise necessary to investigate the problem?
- Is the research problem related to your professional goals?
- Has any research on the problem been previously conducted?
- What can your study contribute to what is already been known?
- What can your study contribute to scholarship or the knowledge base in your field?
- Are there more important problems?
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Huth, Edward J. Writing and Publishing in Medicine. Third ed. 1999. Print.
Browner, Warren S., Publishing and Presenting Clinical Research. Second ed. 2006. Web.
Matthews, J., Bowen, J., & Matthews, Robert W. (2000). Successful scientific writing : A step-by-step guide for the biological and medical sciences (Second ed.).
Note: not all of the repositories in this system will allow you to deposit data.
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OBGYN orientation 2021
Access Medicine: Full-Text Textbooks and other clinical resources.
Clinical Key: Search by entering Topic or Browse: Books, Journals, Drug Information, Practice Guidelines, Patient Education, Clinical Overviews/First Consult.
DynaMed: Clinical reference tool for fast, easy access to point-of-care decision support. Updated several times daily to include information on the latest evidence-based research.
Isabel: Clinical decision support system designed to enhance the quality of diagnosis decision making. For a given set of clinical features, instantly provides a checklist of likely diagnoses including bio-terrorism conditions, related diagnoses and causative drugs.
Psychiatry Online provides authoritative, up-to-date information geared toward psychiatrists, other mental health professionals, psychiatric residents, medical students and the general public.
VisualDx is a diagnostic clinical decision support system designed to enhance diagnostic accuracy, aid therapeutic decisions, and improve patient safety using an extensive medical image library.
UpToDate: Use to find clinical topics are written by committees of experts in the field.
Mobile apps or mobile enabled websites are available for all these resources.
PubMed comprises more than 32 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews is the leading journal and database for systematic reviews in health care. It includes Cochrane Reviews (systematic reviews) and protocols for Cochrane Reviews as well as editorials and supplements.
Embase is a multipurpose biomedical research and literature database. It covers international biomedical literature from 1947 to the present day, with access to 37 million records from over 8,100 journals and 3.6 million conference abstracts.
CINAHL is a research tool for nursing and allied health professionals.
Ovid/Medline is MEDLINE on the Ovid platform and offers access to over 23 million of the latest bibliographic citations and author abstracts from more than 5,600 biomedicine and life sciences journals in over 40 languages.
PsycINFO is resource for abstracts and citations of behavioral and social science research.
Web of Science is a multidisciplinary platform covering research across the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities from journals, books and conference proceedings.