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BMJ Clinical Evidence | Student Corner | Faculty Corner | American Heart Month
Spotlight on...BMJ Clinical Evidence
|by Janet Zimmerman, MSLS, Director, Beaumont Hospital Medical Library|
OUWB students and faculty have the best of two worlds – access to both the OUWB Medical Library and the Beaumont Hospital Medical Library. While there is some overlap between the collections, each library has unique resources that you will find valuable. This column focuses on BMJ Clinical Evidence – an evidence-based medicine database – which is available on the Beaumont Library's web site.
- What is it and how can it help me? Clinical Evidence,
produced by the BMJ Publishing Group provides a concise account of the
current state of knowledge, ignorance, and uncertainty about the
prevention and treatment of a wide range of clinical conditions based on
thorough searches and appraisal of the literature. In other words, it
contains a compendium of evidence on the effects of common clinical
interventions, giving you rapid access to the bottom line data on the
effectiveness of healthcare interventions.
- What is covered? Clinical Evidence aims to cover
common or important clinical conditions seen in primary and hospital
care. To decide which conditions to cover, its producers review national
data on consultation rates, morbidity, and mortality, and take advice
from generalist clinicians and patient groups. To date over 500
conditions have been appraised, encompassing over 6,000 interventions.
- How can I search it? The database can be browsed or
searched. To browse click on ' Show Conditions' to see a list of broad
subjects, beneath which lie relevant reviews. To search, enter
your condition or intervention in the search box.
- How do I access it? OUWB students and faculty can access Beaumont Library's web site through a special portal at http://oakland.beaumont.edu. Contact Nancy Bulgarelli at (248) 370-2481 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not yet received your username and password.
Check out this resource and if you have any questions about it, please contact the Beaumont Library staff at email@example.com
Review Materials for Neuroscience Exam Several Neuroscience review books have been added to our collection. Stop by the Medical Library Study Room or check out copies from the circulating collection to take home for review. The following are available:
PubMed Review Sessions Need a refresher on PubMed to start your literature search and review for your Capstone proposal? The Medical Library will provide two informal discussion sessions to review PubMed on:
Also check out Dr. Misa Mi's Neuroscience Course Guide
to find links to eBooks and other web resources that may help you review for the exam!
You are also encouraged to contact one of us or drop by the Medical Library Office (KL 130) to discuss your project topic in a one-on-one meeting. We can guide you to additional resources based on your unique project proposal.
- Monday, March 19: 12:00-1:00pm (KL 225B)
- Wednesday, March 21: 12:00-1:00pm (KL 225B)
Highlighted Faculty Publications
------------------------------------------Team-Based Learning Research Guide Did you just take the TBL training from Drs. Sabina and Thomas? Will you be facilitating a TBL in the future for our students? The Team-Based Learning Research Guide developed by Dr. Misa Mi can guide you to the variety of medical information resources available to you! Discover the best answers to the TBL questions you develop for your students without even consulting Google!
If you have questions or are interested in integrating information mastery resources and skills into your TBL session, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (248) 370-3772.
Faculty Development Opportunities
Information Mastery Program with CME Credit The Information Mastery Series continues in March with a brand new session! Please contact the Medical Library at email@example.com with any questions.
- Searching PubMed for the Best Evidence The
session is designed and offered for those faculty who have mastered
basic PubMed search techniques and who would like to learn how to use
unique PubMed filters and search strategies (Limits, Clinical Queries,
My NCBI) to retrieve relevant information for patient care and clinical
research. Also covered in the session are different ways of locating
full-text journal articles via PubMed. Flyer
- Royal Oak: Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 4:00-5:00pm, South Tower 3rd Floor Surgical Learning Center, Classrooms 1 & 2
- Troy: Thursday, March 22, 2012, 4:00-5:00pm, Hospital Ground Floor, Classrooms 1 & 2
- Grosse Pointe: Thursday, March 29, 2012, 4:00-5:00pm, Lower Level Private Dining Room
- Oakland University: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 1:30-2:30pm, Kresge Library 430R (eLIS)
William Beaumont Hospital designates this training activity is certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Upcoming Brown Bag Sessions Just a reminder about these upcoming Brown Bag sessions from the Medical Library! These
informal sessions include a brief presentation and demonstration
followed by an open forum driven by participants! All OU faculty are
welcome! Please contact the Medical Library at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- Tuesday, February 28: Keeping Up with the Literature (repeat) (12:00-1:00pm, KL 100) Stephanie Swanberg
will share strategies and techniques for keeping abreast of the latest
research and news using RSS & email alerts. Demonstrations of Google
Reader, PubMed, and Web of Science will be featured.
- Tuesday, March 27: ARTstor - Images for Medical Education (12:00-1:00pm, KL 100)
Katie Greer, Information Literacy and First Year Experience Librarian,
Kresge Library, will give a guest session on using ARTstor, an image
database, for locating and using medical images and illustrations for
Medical Education Research Faculty Learning Community is underway! Join us for the following events! Please email Misa Mi, email@example.com, with any questions.
- Friday, March 9, 2012: How Students Learn: Implications for Teaching (12:00-1:00pm, KL 100). Presenters: Jennifer Eastwood, PhD, Assistant Professor and Misa Mi, PhD, Associate Professor, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.
- Friday, March 23, 2012: Cognitive Overload-Presenting Information (12:00-1:00pm, KL 100). Presenter: Jill Stefaniak, MTD, CPLP, Director of Education Training. Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.
All OUWB faculty interested in education research are encouraged to participate. Visit the
learn more about the faculty learning community or view the complete 2012 Program Schedule.
American Heart Month
February is American Heart Month!
The OUWB celebrated National Wear Red Day in honor of women's heart health on February 3rd by showing off their 'red' spirit!
In further recognition of American Heart Month, the Medical Library, Diversity & Multicultural Affairs, and Student Services will host a special Lunch 'n Learn on women's heart health.
All OUWB students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to
Monday, February 27, 2012
Gold Rooms A & B, Oakland Center
Dr. Pamela Marcovitz, Director, Ministrelli Women's Heart Center, Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak
Stefanie Worth, Senior Community Health Director, American Heart Association Midwest Affiliate
Please RSVP to Stephanie Swanberg at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos Courtesy of Melonie Summers