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Wall Street Journal

Richard Saldivar Library News, New Resources

The PCOM Library now provides access to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). This resource can help you gain a deeper understanding of current global news and provides probing analysis of markets, corporations, financials, and technology.

You can register for a personal account by going to the PCOM WSJ Registration Page.

By creating an account you can personalize your experience by customizing your WSJ account to track companies and industries for class projects and interview research.

Once you establish your log-in credentials, you will have full access to the WSJ anytime, anywhere. You will be able to use your username and password for the website and app.

REDCap

Richard Saldivar Library News, New Resources
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As of October 1st, PCOM faculty, residents, and staff can conduct research using REDCap. They can also request limited access for non-PCOM personnel from other institutions. PCOM students must have a faculty sponsor to access REDcap.

REDCap is an electronic data capture system for building and managing online surveys and databases. Developed at Vanderbilt, REDCap is a free, HIPAA-compliant, secure, and low-barrier data collection tool for clinical and translational research that works to ensure data quality and security. REDCap offers a free, easy-to-use, and secure method of flexible yet robust data collection.

To get started and learn more please visit the REDCap subject guide. Creating an account requires going through online training videos. If you have any questions, please email us at redcap@pcom.edu.

Henry Stewart Talks (HS Talks) Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection

Richard Saldivar Library News, New Resources

The Library now provides access to the Henry Stewart Talks (HS Talks) Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection. This collection contains over 2,000 online audio-visual lectures, seminar-style talks, and case studies for health science schools. Content is regularly reviewed and updated with new lectures each month.

HS Talks is divided into subject categories and therapeutic areas, but you can also search by keyword.

Subject categories include clinical medicine, immunology, neuroscience, pharmaceutical sciences, and more.

The therapeutic areas covered by this resource are cardiovascular, infectious diseases, oncology, and vaccines, to name a few.

The collection provides immediate access to online seminar style talks containing the latest research and developments as well as the fundamentals presented by the world’s leading experts and practitioners from academia, research institutes, industry, the professions, and government.

Students can use this resource as a study tool and faculty can use it to enhance their lectures and curriculum.

Visit the HS Talks site to browse this resource and learn more. Contact your liaison if you have any questions.

TrueLearn COMBANK

Richard Saldivar Library News, New Resources

The PCOM Library is pleased to announce the addition of the TrueLearn COMBANK’s adaptive learning platform to our collection.

Preparing for COMLEX Levels requires discipline and practice. These additional COMBANK questions will help you meet your performance goals. As you course through taking these practice items, we believe you will become adept at using your problem-solving skills to select the correct answer.

OMS1 – a new First Year COMLEX Qbank with 1000+ COMLEX Level 1 style questions for use alongside M1 Curriculum.

OMS2 – COMLEX Level 1 Qbank with 2000+ COMLEX Level 1 Style questions.

OMS3 – COMLEX Level 2 CE Qbank with 2000+ COMLEX Level 2 CE Style Questions.

DOs should have received an email from TrueLearn with access instructions. If you do not know your username and password or have access issues, please contact Skye Bickett (GA) or Stephanie Ferretti (PA).

Publishing in PLOS ONE

Richard Saldivar Library News

In partnership with the Department of Research, the Library now pays faculty publication fees for PLOS ONE.

The Library will pay for up to two accepted manuscripts in a 12 month period when faculty submit using their PCOM email address.

PLOS ONE is the world’s first multidisciplinary open access journal and accepts scientifically rigorous research, regardless of novelty. PLOS ONE features original research from the natural sciences, medical research, engineering, as well as the related social sciences and humanities that will contribute to the base of scientific knowledge. By not excluding research on the basis of subject area, PLOS ONE facilitates the discovery of connections between research whether within or between disciplines. The journal’s publication criteria are based on high ethical standards and the rigor of the methodology and conclusions reported.

Library Website Survey

Richard Saldivar Library News

Library staff would like your feedback about our website. What do you like? What would you change? Please take this 5 minute survey to let us know.

We’ll use the feedback to improve our website and make it easier for you to use.

We look forward to your comments!

8th Annual PCOM Research Day

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We’re proud to announce the 8th Annual PCOM Research Day!

All members of the PCOM community are invited to celebrate research, innovation, scholarship, and creativity with a keynote speaker and poster presentations. Visit our Research Day guide to learn more about the activities happening on your campus during the event.

Pennsylvania Campus Research Day will be held on May 9, 2017.

Georgia Campus Research Day will be held on May 15, 2017.

When Research Day has concluded, you can visit our guide to see who won awards, as well as see research abstracts from current and previous years.

Thieme E-Book Library is now a part of MedOne Education

Richard Saldivar Library News
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Thieme E-Book Library is now a part of MedOne Education. MedOne Education is a medical learning platform developed by Thieme that makes it easier for students to study and do research on the go!

Quick overview of the new features:

  • Refined e-book view – chapters can be converted to PDFs and printed
  • Users can now easily search within a book
  • Readers can adjust text font size in the e-book viewer
  • Notes can be taken and saved against all text
  • Videos can be viewed
  • All images with legends can be downloaded to PowerPoint
  • Responsive Design
  • Highly sophisticated search algorithm will make searching faster and easier across all content
  • Users can register for MedOne Education access from home
  • MedOne Education App for iOS and Android
  • Playlists

Exam Master – COMLEX

Richard Saldivar Library News

As of March 1, ExamMaster will remove the COMLEX 1 outline and the COMLEX Learning Modules​.​

​ExamMaster made the decision to no longer support COMLEX 1 and the COMLEX Learning Modules as ​many of the questions are outdated and are no longer relevant. ​ ​

Any exams created with COMLEX content before March 1 will be saved and can be taken after this date.​ You can make several smaller exams or one large exam from the outline to suit your needs.

If you need assistance in creating exams or have any questions, please contact your campus library.

LWW Clerkship/Clinical Rotations Collection

Richard Saldivar Library News, New Resources

The PCOM Library is pleased to now provide access to the LWW Clerkship/Clinical Rotations Collection.

Thanks to all who provided feedback!

This collection contains 40 core titles in the following specialties: Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Surgery, Family Medicine, and Psychiatry.

It also includes titles that were previously only available in print, such as Shelf Life, Blueprints, BRS, Step-Up, and Recall. Additionally, this resource contains Case studies and over 4700 Q&A.