Thursday, May 18, 2006

More about TRIP!

Searching TRIP is amazingly simple on the surface but it has some very interesting things going on behind the scenes (more about that later).

I typed 'adhd' in the search box:

Here's what the Category Results looks like:

As with other web-based search engines, click on the appropriate category to browse the individual items.
Try your topic!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

TRIP Database - new at CWML!

TRIP (Turning Research into Practice) Database is a new acquisition at the Medical Library.

TRIP is "the Internet's leading resource for Evidence-Based Medicine - allowing users to easily and rapidly identify the highest quality evidence from a wide range of sources."

Jon Brassey and Dr. Chris Price, founders of this database, realized as they were attempting to answer clinical questions in a clinically relevant time frame, that having to consult multiple resources and multiple web pages to find the 'best evidence' was counterproductive. They decided that if all the content were searchable at one website it would significantly improve the search time. Thus, TRIP was born.

Since then it has grown significantly in terms of ease of use, coverage and popularity. The aims of the TRIP Database have remained the same since 1997 - allow health professionals to easily find the highest-quality material available on the web. The TRIP Database is produced by TRIP Database Ltd.

Just the Facts:
You can find TRIP Database alphabetically under the 'All Resources A-Z' link (hint: click on the Major Resources link in the left-hand scan column of the Library's home page)

Monday, May 15, 2006

Scirus: for scientific information only

Scirus is a science-specific search engine covering over 250 million science-specific web pages and it is freely available!

This search engine, introduced by Elsevier in 2001, has grown considerably in the past five years. It searches web information, preprint servers, digital archives, repositories and patent and journal databases. Scirus goes deeper than the first two levels of a Web site and can find peer-reviewed articles such as PDF and PostScript files.

Scirus has both a basic and an advanced search mode. With the advanced search menu, you can focus your search by date, information type, file format, content source and subject area.

If you're a Scopus searcher, perhaps you've noticed the Web tab on the results screen. These results are coming directly from Scirus.

Give Scirus a try!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

PubMed Central: new journals participating

The NLM Technical Bulletin has announced that the following journals are now participating in PubMed Central. See the Technical Bulletin for the details about each journal.

  • Algorithms for Molecular Biology
  • Implementation Science
  • International Breastfeeding Journal
  • Journal of Biomedical Discovery and Collaboration
  • Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
  • Orphranet Journal of Rare Diseases
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention and Policy
  • Nuclear Receptor Signalling
  • Journal of Zhejiang University. Science
  • Journal of Zhejiang University. Science B.
  • Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry
  • Biology Direct
  • Trials
  • Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • EMBO Reports
  • Health Services Research

Monday, May 01, 2006

Database Highlight: African HealthLine

African HealthLine is a collection of bibliographic databases on African health issues. This unique collection of sources including many from Africa covers all aspects of African health issues. These are the 12 databases that comprise this collection:
  • African Index Medicus (AIM)
  • The database of HealthLink Worldwide
  • The Medicines Information Centre Reference Database of the University of Cape Town
  • Community Health Information Database (CHID)
  • AIDS Consortium Resource Centre Database
  • African Subset of "MEDLINE"
  • African Health subset of "WATERLIT"
  • African Health Subset of the "Index to South African Periodicals" (ISAP)
  • African Health Subset of the "South African Index to Theses and Dissertations"
  • The Bibliography of Filariasis
  • African Laboratory for Natural Products Database (ALNAP Database)
Just the Facts:
African HealthLine is published by NISC South Africa
Updated quarterly
Part of BiblioLine