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Reminder: MDConsult access expires Sunday, 5/11/2014

004d-ELS_BannerAd_400x90_04-17This is just a gentle reminder that our MDConsult access will expire on Sunday, 5/11/2014.

See our previous blog post here for more information: https://www.lsuhsc.edu/library/news/?p=9481.

 

 

MD Consult to be discontinued. Access ends May 11, 2014.

Adios! Au revoir! Ciao!  MD Consult will be going away.  Our access is set to expire May 11, 2014.  While Elsevier has developed a new product, Clinical Key, that replaces and expands MD Consult, the cost is currently far beyond our budget.  Please know that we are making every effort to purchase essential MD Consult books and journals from other sources as they are available and affordable.

We recently purchased 10 of the most heavily used books on another online platform, R2 Digital Library.  Many of the books can be found in the Library’s print collection.  A library guide has been created to help users find alternative content.  We have also subscribed to select journals via Science Direct.  We will continue to make replacing this content a priority, however funding is limited.

The School of Medicine first acquired MD Consult in 1999.  It was one of the earliest online resources for medical books and journals.  Funding for this resource has always been a joint effort with costs being shared among some of the schools and, at one time, the regional Area Health Education Centers.  For the last 10 years, funding has been provided by the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health, and the Library.

Thanks to everyone for your support of MD Consult over the past 15 years!

MDConsult Access Change

Access to MDConsult now matches most of the Libraries’ other online resources. Instead of logging in, users on campus are validated by IP address. Off campus users will use the Libraries’ standard remote access method, WAM.

MDConsult start page

LSU Medical Center New Orleans in top right corner

Patrons can then opt to create a personal account within MDConsult; a personal account allows for customization and other benefits.

DynaMed, MD Consult, UpToDate Smackdown

A new study from Australian Family Physician found “no clear ‘winner’” between DynaMed, MD Consult and UpToDate when it came to answering clinical questions.

You can read the full report free online here:
http://www.racgp.org.au/afp/200810/28814

Honestly, I’m happy if you just use an evidence-based clinical resource instead of Google.

DynaMed: http://www.lsuhsc.edu/no/library/ss&d/data/dyna.html
MD Consult: http://www.lsuhsc.edu/no/library/ss&d/data/mdconsult.html

MDConsult News

DID YOU NOTICE
MDConsult got a makeover last month: check it out!

MORE MDC NEWS
MD Consult was recently named one of “24 Tools No Doctor Should Be Without” by MD Net Guide. According to the Web site, “We consulted several MDNG editorial board members to determine which tools and resources they rely on and compiled this list of the top tools every physician should at least be familiar with, if not use in his or her everyday practice.” The full list is at available here (free registration required). Wow! MicroMedex, PubMed, Cochrane & Ovid also made the list!

BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS
Rakel: Conn’s Current Therapy 2007 has been added to MD Consult Core Collection. It replaces Rakel: Conn’s Current Therapy 2006.
Yeo: Shackelford’s Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 6th ed., has been added to the MD Consult Choice Collection-Surgery. It replaces Zuidema: Shackelford’s Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 5th ed.
Burg: Current Pediatric Therapy, 18th ed., has been added to the MD Consult Choice Collection-Pediatrics, replacing the 17th edition.

LOOKING FOR MORE?
The library has oodles of e-books ready for you! MD Consult is only one of several places you can get online books. Check out these resources:
AccessMedicine
AccessSurgery
AccessEmergency Medicine
PsychiatryOnline
Stat!Ref
Thieme ElectronicBook Library

MDConsult Makeover

MDConsult has a new look!

MDConsult's new look

MDConsult's new look


What’s different?
It’s now easier to browse books, journals and the Clinics Series. Drugs, Patient Handouts and Practice Guidelines are just a click away. A smarter search engine gets you better results, quicker.

MDConsult is available for free to all LSUHSC Students, Faculty & Staff. Click here to login with your LSUHSC username & password, and see the new look for yourself!