News & Announcements
DigitalCommons@PCOM launch. The Digital Commons is our institutional repository. It includes student dissertations from the Clinical Psychology program and Historical Collections of College yearbooks, histories and catalogs, as well as classic osteopathic texts. The Digital Commons provides worldwide open access to the scholarly and creative works of the College community.
Student responses to a Smart Phone Survey profle mobile use of the library's clinical resources. View a Graphic Summary of responses. Highlights: 79% have smart phones, iPhones (54%) dominate, 66% access medical information frequently or daily, most often drug info and calculators.
NEW Look, NEW OneSearch+
The Library Home Page has been re-designed to spotlight our new discovery tool, OneSearch+, powered by EDS, EBSCO's Discovery System. It is a simple, google-like search of much of our quality electronic and print content. Robust metadata assures targeted, relevant search results, an improvement over earlier discovery tools. Pre-indexing assures faster retrieval. A mobile interface provides the growing number of smart phone users with easy access. OneSearch+ is in beta so expect future content growth and search refinements. For more information, see PCOM Press Release and a recent InfoToday article. Try OneSearch+ and share your comments with Library@pcom.edu.
New Subscription: Journal of Visualized Experiments (JOVE) added to Top Journals on Library Home Page
Mobile APP: Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) helps primary care clinicians identify the screening, counseling, and preventive services appropriate for their patients. ePSS can be searched by specific patient characteristics, such as age, sex, and selected behavioral risk factors. From AHRQ, the lead agency for research on healthcare costs, outcomes and patient safety.
Visit the Mobile/PDA Guide for more resources.
PCOM access to SciFinder is now active. SciFinder is the graphical interface for searching Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) databases of chemistry, biomedical sciences, engineering, materials sciences-related information and patents.
A personal user name and password are required to access SciFinder. PCOM users must be on-campus to create an account, and must register with a pcom.edu e-mail address. Once the account is set-up, a user may access SciFinder from any location.
Given CAS license restrictions, users must e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for the link to the user registration site.
There is a new SciFinder tab in the Pharmacy Subject Guide which provides important information on access and links to 1) the SciFinder database, 2) a step-by-step guide to New User Registration and 3) CAS tutorials.
Link to the Pharmacy Subject Guide from the Library Home Page.
Clinical Pharmacology has been added to the Drugs and Pharmacy guides. It is a complete, easy-to-use, point-of-care drug information resource accepted by all Boards of Pharmacy as fulfilling the reference requirement. Contains valuable reports on drug use, comparisons, drug reactions, and adverse reactions. Patient education handouts are in English and Spanish.
International Pharmaceutical Abstracts - produced by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, IPA includes information from over 750 pharmaceutical, medical, and health-related journals published worldwide since 1970. It covers the entire spectrum of drug therapy and pharmaceutical information including current health-related drug literature.
Facts & Comparisons - a complete library of drug information references: Drug Interaction Facts, MedFacts patient information, Review of Natural Products, A to Z Drug Facts, Nonprescription Drug Therapy, Off-Label Drug Facts, Clinical Calculators, Black Box Warnings, Pregnancy and Lactation Warnings, Investigational and Orphan Drugs, Manufacturer Index, FDA Medwatch Links, and more.