Medicine

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Welcome! This is a selective guide of tools to help you conduct research in Medicine.

Medical Dictionaries

Medical Dictionaries

Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary
W13 .D711a 2007 - Located in Bracken Library Reference Section; Companion CD at Bracken Library Circulation Desk.

MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary
Online Access

Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary
W 13.M498 2005 - Located in Bracken Library Reference Section

Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Online Access
W13 .S812m 2006 - Located in Bracken Library Reference Section; Companion CD at Bracken Library Circulation Desk

Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary
Online Access
W13 .T113d 2005 - Located in Bracken Library Reference Section

E-Books

E-Books

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Selection of encyclopedias on various topics.
The NCBI Bookshelf is a collection of biomedical books adapted for the Web with links to Entrez (PubMed) databases.
Full-text access to medical, nursing and pharmacy texts from a variety of publishers.
Access restricted to the Queen's community (5 user limit)
Searchable database of dictionaries and other subject-specific reference works.

A collection of key reference e-book titles, including dictionaries and DSM-IV-TR. Mobile access available.

Flexibook Atlases and Textbooks Series, a series of popular and highly respected review textbooks, published in both the basic as well as the medical sciences.

Drug Resources

Drug Resources

e-CPS (Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties)
Online Access

Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference
Online Access

DrugPoints System
Online Access

Drug Information Portal
Online Access

Research Databases

Research Databases

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Publication coverage: 1950 - present
Print holdings: Index Medicus 1879-2002 at the Bracken Health Sciences Library

MEDLINE(R) provides comprehensive coverage of research in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, allied health, and pre-clinical sciences. It contains bibliographic citations and author abstracts from over 4,600 biomedical journals from over 70 countries.
Publication coverage: Publication coverage: 1948 –
Print holdings: Index Medicus 1879-2002 at the Bracken Health Sciences Library

Over 19 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1948. Also includes links to sites providing full text articles and related resources. Mobile access available.

Publication coverage: 1947 - present
Medical database covering a wide range of journals in the biomedical sciences. Particularly useful for locating drug information, as it indexes many drug journals not covered by MEDLINE.
Publication coverage: Science Citation Index: 1900 - present ; Social Sciences Citation Index: 1956 - present ; Arts and Humanities: 1975 - present

Find articles on a broad spectrum of topics. Can be used to search for articles which cite another author or article.

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E-Journals

E-Journals

Health Sciences E-Journals by Subject

A list of health sciences electronic journals available at Queen's, categorized by topics/specialties.

All E-Journals at Queen's

Access Queen's Library's main e-journals website to browse or search for e-journals by title, ISSN or subject.

PubMed Journal Title Abbreviations

Use the PubMed service to find the complete journal title or the abbreviated journal title.

Evidence-Based Resources

Evidence-Based Resources

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Summarises the current state of knowledge and uncertainty about the prevention and treatment of clinical conditions, based on thorough searches and appraisal of the literature. Describing the best available evidence from systematic reviews, RCTs and observational studies where appropriate, the database is intended as a tool for clinicians, and thereby patients, to help them make evidence-based healthcare decisions.
Collection of high-quality, independent evidence databases to inform healthcare decision-making at all levels.
Access the JAMA, BMJ & CMAJ Evidence Based Medicine Series.
PubMed Clinical Queries allows you to search by clinical study category, find systematic reviews, and conduct medical genetics searches.
Resources for evidence-based medicine.

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Multimedia

Multimedia

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This comprehensive resource that provides a guided learning approach to anatomy and physiology in 19 modules with clear 3D images and interactive models, narrated animations and illustrations, and dissection slides you can label. It also includes clinical case studies, special consideration for the impact of aging on each body system, a pronunciation guide, quizzes and much more.
Anatomy.tv is an interactive 3-D anatomy database. Models can be rotated and anatomical layers may be stripped away. Images can be e-mailed, saved, and used in presentations. Common pathologies, radiological content, interactive quizzes and MCQs are included.
A popular search-engine to locate images on the web.
Images.MD compiles images spanning internal medicine, all derived from Current Medicine's series of illustrated atlases. Users can create and manage their own slide sets.
Recommended multimedia websites, hand-picked by Bracken Librarians. Find interactive modules, podcasts, images...and more!

RefWorks

RefWorks

RefWorks is a bibliographic management tool that will allow you to create a personal database to organize and manage your bibliographical references.

You can import and store citations from online databases and catalogues and then easily generate bibliographies based on your personal collection of references.

As RefWorks is web-based, there is no software to download, and you can access your account from any location where you have an internet connection.

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