Did you know that Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews on OVID allows you to search 7 EBM resources at once? Do you know what information is included in these resources? Here is a refresher on what is covered by EBM Reviews on Ovid:
-Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Cochrane DSR): Structured reviews of evidence-based clinical studies, produced by the Cochrane Collaboration, a group of over 40 clinical experts who review hundreds of studies on a wide variety of topics.
-Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CCTR): Contains over 350,000 bibliographic references to controlled trials in health care. Only reports of definite randomized controlled trials or controlled clinical trials are included.
-ACP Journal Club: Editors from the American College of Physicians screen the top clinical journals and provide abstracts of the most clinically relevant, methodologically sound studies. Commentaries on the applicability of these studies to clinical practice are included.
-Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE): Contains systematic reviews on the effectiveness of clinical interventions and policies from databases and through manual review of the primary literature. Full-text summary reports describe the interventions and outcomes studied; the conclusions drawn; strengths and weaknesses of the review; and implications for practice.
-Health Technology Assessments (HTA): Produced by the CRD, in collaboration with Sweden's INAHTA Secretariat, HTA brings together details on ongoing studies of the medical, social, ethical and economic implications of healthcare interventions.
NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHSEED): Produced by the CRD, this database provides cost-benefit analyses about healthcare interventions, with more than 6000 abstracts of quality assessed economic evaluations.
Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR): A bibliography of more than 9,000 references to controlled trials in journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings and reports, and other publications of methodologies used in health studies.
These resources can be searched individually or as a group through Ovid.
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Yesterday's problem with placing and approving requests for e-books provided through EBL has been corrected.
All existing requests for loans of EBL books have been successfully approved and Library users should now be able to create new requests as usual.
We are currently unable to approve loan requests for e-books provided through EBL. The Librarian's Portal is not accepting loan periods or allowing loans to be approved, and users are unable to create new loan requests.
EBL has been notified of the problem. Existing loan requests will be acted upon as soon as possible.
The Health Sciences Library will be closed on Saturday, 23 February 2008, because of an electrical shutdown in our area of the Health Sciences Centre.
eResources will remain available through the library catalogue even though the Health Sciences Library web pages will not be accessible until after 5:00pm on Saturday.
To access eResources while the HSL web page is inaccessible, go to http://libcat.mcmaster.ca or http://morris.mcmaster.ca and search the title of the resource you wish to access, or use the libraries homepage at: http://library.mcmaster.ca to locate resources.
If you have questions, please contact: Tom Flemming, Head of Public Services, McMaster University Health Sciences Library at: email@example.com, or at: 905.525.9140 x22321.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers, ProQuest Digital Dissertations, and all Chadwyck-Healey databases will be unavailable for a 12-hour maintenance window Saturday February 16, starting at 10:00 p.m. and ending Sunday 10:00 a.m.
There will be an interruption of network traffic at McMaster University on Sunday morning, 17 February 2008, between 7:00 am and 11:00 a.m.
This interruption is necessary to enable UTS to move equipment to a more robust enclosure and source of power.
Library electronic resources and web sites will be inaccessible during this service interruption.
For further information, please contact the UTS Service Desk at: firstname.lastname@example.org or at: 905.525.9140 x24357.
Off-campus users, and on-campus users who sign on through LibAccess, are currently blocked by the vendor from the IEEE XPlore database, due to excessive downloading from a single machine. This is a reminder that systematic downloading of the contents of a database is expressly prohibited in the licenses the Library signs for the campus. Failure to comply risks McMaster's access being shut down completely.
Available on Journals@Ovid, the LWW Journal Legacy Archive contains older volumes of many popular medical journals that previously were only available in print. Online access makes this content much more usable and widely available to the McMaster community, both on and off campus.
Coverage of each journal spans Volume 1, Issue 1 through the final issue of 1999.
In a demonstration of support for their program mandate and service to the library community, CRKN are proud to offer their endorsement of the Portico archive. A newly-signed partnership agreement between CRKN and Portico outlines the close cooperation and mutual support between the two parties in their common goal to: 1) enhance awareness in the library community of the issues surrounding the long term preservation of scholarly electronic journals, and 2) encourage and facilitate participation by members of CRKN in the Portico electronic archiving service