Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Cochrane Evidence Aid: Resources for Earthquake and Storm Recovery

Emergency fracture and physical trauma care, wound therapy, and use of lay workers are some of the systematic review topics currently being offered free by Cochrane Evidence Aid: Resources for Earthquakes in response to the recent 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck the Philippines. Decision-makers will appreciate these evidence-based systematic Cochrane Reviews that evaluate “healthcare topics that have been identified as important in the aftermath of a major earthquake.”

11-13-2013 update: sadly, the Philippines has also been struck by Typhoon Haiyan. In response, Evidence Aid is now offering storm-related resources, too.

"Evidence Aid seeks to highlight which interventions work, which don’t work, which need more research, and which, no matter how well meaning, might be harmful; and to provide this information to agencies and people planning for, or responding to, disasters."

Websites ReferencedEvidence Aid
Cochrane Library
Philippines earthquake 10-16-2013
Storm Disaster Recovery Resources

Monday, October 7, 2013

Clinical Orthopaedics / CORR - Backfile Now Available

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research is now available to staff online back through number 1, 1953! At that time the title was Clinical Orthopaedics. You can find the journal through the Medical Library's A to Z list. Just type clinical orthopaedics in the search box and you'll reach both titles. There was a title change in 1963 and a publisher change in 2008, so there are several links in the list.

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Friday, October 4, 2013

ERIC database available through EBSCO

The ERIC database will not be available at its normal government-run site during the government shutdown. However, EBSCO Information Services is temporarily making its version of ERIC's abstracting and indexing content available as a free service. Full text is not available due to the shutdown.

Users going to EBSCO's ERIC will see other free databases listed including Teacher Reference Center™ and GreenFILE™.

Thanks, EBSCO!

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

MEDLINE and ILL during the Government Shutdown

According to the PubMed website today: "PubMed has been designated to be maintained with minimal staff during the lapse in government funding. The information on this website will be kept as up to date as possible, and the agency will attempt to respond to urgent operational inquiries during this period. Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at"

However, the National Library of Medicine is now shut down. Since the MEDLINE database is what both PubMed and EBSCO MEDLINE are based on, new data entry will probably also be on hold. Interlibrary loans normally available from collections of government libraries will not be available, so costs may increase on some requests.

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