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Gerstein news
electronic resources newsletter from the Gerstein Science Information Centre

Volume 7, Issue 1/ August 2005    
       
 
Contents
1. Micromedex
2. e-CPS
3. an@tomy.tv
4. Scholars Portal Search
5. New Ovid MEDLINE features
6. International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (IPA) on Ovid

7.New PDA resources

8. Fall Classes
9. MEDLINE/PubMed appointments always available at Gerstein

10. Previous issues

 
 
7. New PDA Resources

a. Clinical Evidence: For Web and Handhelds

Clinical Evidence, produced by BMJ Publishing Group, summarises the current state of knowledge about clinical conditions using evidence-based principles and thorough literature searches. It describes the best available evidence
for over 200 conditions from systematic reviews, RCT's and observational studies. Designed for busy medical practitioners, Clinical Evidence supplies the evidence so that practitioners can make better and more informed decisions.

The Library has subscribed to both the complete web based version as well as a concise handheld version that can be downloaded to either Pocket PC or Palm handheld devices.

The handheld version of Clinical Evidence is distributed by Unbound Medicine. It includes shorter summary information than the full web version. Users can tap a checkbox during reading to download a fulltext PDF copy of the complete information to their Unbound Medicine account.

For more information, contact ask.gerstein@utoronto.ca

To access Clinical Evidence:
  1. from the Gerstein homepage http://www.library.utoronto.ca/gerstein
  2. select Resources on the top line to go to the all resources page
  3. in the search box, enter: Clinical evidence
  4. and select Starting with
  5. and click Search
  6. and then choose either the PDA version or the full version
NOTE: the handheld version requires personal registration

 

b. Micromedex

Micromedex is a new resource summarizing drug literature. Several of its subparts (Drug information, Alternative medicine information, Disease information, and Toxicology information) can be downloaded to a PDA. See the last tab-Formulary and HandHeld. The Drug Interaction Tool has to be down-loaded separately. See the complete article on Micromedex elsewhere in this issue.

To access Micromedex:
  1. from the Gerstein homepage http://www.library.utoronto.ca/gerstein
  2. select Resources on the top line to go to the all resources page
  3. in the search box, enter: Micromedex
  4. and select Starting with
  5. and click Search
  6. after connecting, look for the Formulary and HandHeld tab

 

c. other PDA resources

The Library is now producing a list of PDA/Handheld resources. New items will be listed in future issues of this newsletter and will be included on the consolidated list.

To access the full list of PDA resources:
  1. from the Gerstein homepage http://www.library.utoronto.ca/gerstein
  2. select PDA/Handheld at the bottom of the Medical databases column
   
       

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