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Transition to OpenAthens

Skye Bickett Library News

On October 1st, we are transitioning our e-resources to a new system called OpenAthens, and there will be little change to your online experience. 

As with any new change, there is a learning and adjustment period. Please be patient with us and understand that we will do our best to make this transition as seamless as possible.

If you have any questions or experience issues, please contact your campus library.

JAMAEvidence

Skye Bickett Library News, New Resources

The PCOM Library now provides access to JAMAEvidence.

This resource helps decision makers identify the best available evidence by providing guides to the systematic consideration of the validity, importance, and applicability of claims about the assessment of health problems and the outcomes of health care.

JAMAevidence provides essential learning tools, including textbooks, worksheets, education guides, and quizzes, for incorporating evidence-based medicine into daily practice.

Other features include an EBM glossary with over 900 terms and definitions, podcasts, and therapy, harm, and diagnosis calculators. Create a free MyAccess profile to utilize additional features such as saving and downloading images, bookmarking content, and customizing worksheets.

Teaching Case Files

Skye Bickett Library News, New Resources

The PCOM Library now offers access to Teaching Case Files.

Teaching Case Files provides peer-reviewed pre-clinical and clinical cases written by leading experts across medical disciplines.

Faculty members will have access to teaching notes and other instructor resources, such as case navigation and instructor controls. Information about how to create cases, manage class sections, and student users are also provided.

To obtain faculty access to Teaching Case Files, instructors should create a personal account using their PCOM email address in the Access User Center. For additional assistance regarding this resource, please contact your liaison.

PolicyMap Trial

Skye Bickett Library News

The PCOM Library is offering a one month trial to PolicyMap.

PolicyMap is a national data and mapping tool and analytics platform with multidisciplinary applications for students and faculty having a research focus in community and population health.

It has a dashboard dedicated to thousands of U.S. data indicators to perform demographic, health and socioeconomic analysis for research and studies. Additionally, PolicyMap has detailed curriculum resources for faculty so that the resource can be used in the classroom.

The institutional trial starts 07/24/19 and expires on 08/25/19.

Let us know what you think by sending comments to library@pcom.edu.

PAEasy is now PA Exam Prep

Skye Bickett Library News

PAEasy has updated their name to PA Exam Prep.

This resources is trusted by students and faculty to prepare for the PANCE and PANRE. It features more than 1,700 targeted practice questions, individualized skills reports, and customizable features that allow you to focus on the areas you need help with the most.

There have been no changes to the accounts created within the platform.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

BMJ Best Practice

Skye Bickett Library News, New Resources
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The PCOM Library now offers BMJ Best Practice.

BMJ Best Practice offers step by step guidance on disease diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and prevention.  Content review and updates are based on a robust evidence based methodology and expert opinion, with daily updates.

Content includes procedural videos, patient leaflets, evidence-based medical calculators, integrated links to Cochrane Clinical Answers, and improved differential diagnosis tables and treatment algorithms.

You can also download the app to gain access to the information on over a thousand different medical conditions, even when offline.

Behavioral and Mental Health Online

Skye Bickett Library News, New Resources
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The PCOM Library now offers Behavioral and Mental Health Online.

Alexander Street’s Behavioral and Mental Health Online provides a comprehensive, rich, and diverse collection of video and text for anyone studying or teaching in the area of mental health.

Content in this collection includes clinical mental health demonstrations, real therapy sessions, compelling documentaries on the human condition, psychotherapy transcripts, as well client narratives and reference works.

BMJ Case Reports Fellowship

Skye Bickett Library News

Are you interested in publishing a case report? The PCOM Library now has an institutional fellowship with BMJ Case Reports.

BMJ Case Reports accepts cases in a wide range of clinical and non-clinical specialties.

The institutional fellowship allows PCOM faculty, staff, and students to submit case reports without paying an individual fee. When you’re ready to submit your report, contact Skye Bickett (GA Campus) or PJ Grier (PA Campus) to get the fellowship code.

BMJ Case Reports makes it easy to submit cases by providing templates for full cases, Images in… cases, and global health cases. These templates can be accessed, along with additional guidelines for writing, on the Instructions for Authors page.

Pharmacist’s Letter

Skye Bickett Library News, New Resources
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The PCOM Library now provides access to Pharmacist’s Letter

Pharmacist’s Letter (PL) provides reliable, evidence-based information and unbiased medication recommendations. You’ll have access to PL Journal Club, Learning Management Portal, Immunization CE, and CEs and Live CEs via monthly PL Voices webinars.

Users should first register for a personal account before using Pharmacist’s Letter.

APA Style CENTRAL is becoming Academic Writer

Skye Bickett Library News
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APA Style CENTRAL has updated their name to Academic Writer.

In addition to the new name, Academic Writer has broadened their scope to include general writing information not specific to APA style. Academic Writer has three centers for teaching and learning effective writing—the Learning Center, the Reference Center (formerly known as the Research Center), and the Writing Center. The Publishing Center, dictionaries, and electronic reference books covering quantitative and qualitative research methods will be removed.

There have been no changes to the accounts or papers created within the platform.

Please contact us if you have any questions.