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Mobile Apps for Your Clinical Questions

Find answers to your clinical questions anytime, anywhere with Mobile Apps!

DynaMed Plus: To download, click the “Get the DynaMed Plus Mobile App” on the home page and follow the instructions.

 

 

 

UpToDate: Simply open the browser on your mobile device, go to www.uptodate.com and click Log in from the upper right corner. Then link in with your PCOM credentials.

 

 

VisualDx: From the VisualDx  page, click “Get the Mobile App,” then select “Create a Personal VisualDx Account.” After you have created your account, download the app from your app store, and log in using your VisualDx username and password.

 

 

PolicyMap

PolicyMap is an online geographic information system (GIS) mapping tool that aggregates many types of data for users to create maps and reports for research, grant applications, health policy, market surveys, and other applications. Although the data are amassed from many different sources, they are cleaned and normalized to reduce redundancy and maintain integrity. In addition to federal, state, and local governments, PolicyMap is used by educational institutions, foundations, nonprofit organizations, and health care systems to help make impactful decisions. You can view a recent presentation on this tool on the Library YouTube channel at the following link: Understanding PolicyMap: Beta.

Grammarly

Grammarly logo with the text "Your writing, at its best" along with a picture of the smartphone app.Grammarly is a free proofreading and editing tool available to PCOM’s students, staff and faculty. Grammarly flags mistakes and helps you make sure your writing is clear and mistake-free.

It’s Easy to Set Up Your Free Grammarly Account:

Step 1: Go to https://www.grammarly.com/signin.

Step 2: Enter your full PCOM email address in the email field, then click “Continue.”

Step 3: You should then be prompted for your PCOM network user id and password. Enter those and click “Sign In.”

If you are having trouble accessing Grammarly, contact James Panacio, Electronic Resources Librarian: Email jamespa@pcom.edu or Phone 215-871-6494

LibKey Nomad

Check out this brief video that explores our new resource LibKey Nomad, a browser extension that improves searching for scholarly research. You can add this tool to both Chrome and Firefox.

 

 

 

Access the Elsevier COVID-19 Toolkit

To make it easy for you to get the latest evidence-based practices for COVID-19, Elsevier has packaged their clinical resources and tools into a downloadable toolkit. Topics include symptom management, diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing wellness.

LGBTQ+ Source

The PCOM Library celebrates the diversity of its users, staff, and resources. We work to build outstanding collections representing the wide variety of human knowledge, ideas, and research. To that end we are proud to feature LGBTQ+ Source.  LGBTQ+ Source is the definitive database for those seeking information on LGBTQ issues and studies.   It provides content from LGBT Life, along with full text from the most important and historically significant LGBT journals, magazines and regional newspapers including: The Advocate, Gay Parent Magazine, Girlfriends, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian & Gay Studies, James White Review, ISNA News, Ladder, Lesbian Tide, New York Blade, ONE, Tangents.

HS Talks

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HS Talks Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection provides immediate access to over 2,200 online, animated, seminar-style talks by many of the world’s leading experts, including Nobel, Lasker, and Breakthrough prize winners. They are organised into over 120 series and classified by categories.

Entire talks and extracts of chosen length may be embedded in course notes and virtual learning systems, as can any of the more than 100,000 slides.

Providing authoritative information over a vast range of complex subjects, the talks are greatly appreciated by active researchers, including graduate students, post-docs, and faculty. Every talk can be shared, serve as assigned viewing prior to class discussion, or given as an additional resource to extend what is taught in class. There are also course modules with associated additional learning material on subjects such as obesity and vaccines.

Course matching service

HS Talks welcomes requests for them to suggest talks to be included in courses and provides this service free of charge.

Just send a course description or syllabus with a request for suggestions to ‘Scientific Content Consultant Service’ at syllabus@hstalks.com.

Kanopy

Please Note: These offers have been extended until May 31, 2020.

Need to take your mind off the everyday events? One of the Library’s streaming video collections, Kanopy, in connection with content partners like First Run Features, Samuel Goldwyn, Collective Eye Films, Media Education Foundation, NYX and more, are available to PCOM users at no cost through May 31, 2020. Find a list of recently added free-to-watch titles here. This list will grow as Kanopy connects with more partners in the coming days.

An ideal resource for faculty is The Great Courses collection, also available at no additional cost through May 31, 2020.

Lexicomp Online

Lexicomp Online provides clinicians with access to two drug information resources within a single interface: Lexicomp and AHFS.

Lexicomp provides clear, concise, point-of-care drug information. It includes clinical practice guidelines, IV compatibility from Trissel’s 2 Clinical Pharmaceutics Database, dosing and administration, warnings and precautions, as well as other tools.

AHFS offers an extensive research solution, recognized as a CMS compendium to assist in reimbursement.

Our wide array of databases enables users to quickly locate information on an extensive range of topics, including pediatric, adult, and geriatric dosing and guidelines, patient education, international drugs, infectious diseases, pregnancy and lactation, and more.

Benefits

  • Faster Answers, Increased Efficiency – Studies have shown that Lexicomp helps clinicians find answers to tough clinical questions faster than other commonly used drug information resources.
  • Formulary Decision Support Module – Specialized resources and valuable content from Facts & Comparisons add a greater depth of information and tools to help support formulary management and clinical decisions. Includes comparative data tools, comparative efficacy, class monographs, and Formulary Monograph Service.
  • UpToDate Linking – Links directly from Lexicomp Online to UpToDate to create a better clinical decision support resource. Without exiting your workflow, you can toggle between Lexicomp drug information and UpToDate disease topics to help inform diagnosis and treatment decisions.
  • Broader Use – Used by pharmacists, physicians, and nurses and available on the most popular smartphones and tablets.
  • Higher Satisfaction – A study ranks Lexicomp Online as the most preferred database by the majority of users, leaving customers more satisfied.

Draw It to Know It

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Active Learning for the Medical Sciences!

Draw It to Know It is an online educational platform that takes the classic approach to science education and revitalizes it for the modern classroom.

Draw It to Know It’s active learning approach has been praised for making science education simpler and more effective. The tutorials begin with a blank screen and proceed in hand-drawn steps that students master through active engagement, which, as research substantiates, greatly enhances the learning experience.

Access Draw It to Know It directly from your mobile browser or download the Draw It to Know It iPhone/iPad app from iTunes, then click Login to enter your username and password. Register here to create your personal account.

Product Features:

  • Animated, active learning style tutorials with variable playback speed.
  • Quiz questions that accompany each tutorial.
  • Interactive drawing pad with multiple colors and pen sizes.
  • Brain Atlas and Muscle Directory accompany the Neuroscience Course