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About Access Restrictions to Electronic Resources

Access and use of electronic resources made available by the Becker Medical Library are governed by license agreements between the School of Medicine and publishers or third parties. Several of the electronic resources carry some restriction on their use. Access may be restricted by user location, number of concurrent users, and/or password.

In short, most people experience access limitations based on the network to which their computer is connected. Below is a quick breakdown of what can be accessed from various networks.

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AccessMedicine
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UpToDate Online
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American Academy of Pediatrics Journals
Applied Clinical Informatics
Harriet Lane Handbook
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Spotlight on New Online Resources

Global Library of Women's Medicine
Global Library of Women's Medicine

The objective of the Global Library of Women's Medicine (GLOWM) is to support clinicians in their care of women. Launched in November 2008, GLOWM consists of 442 specialist chapters on women's medicine, plus 53 supplementary chapters, authored by over 650 expert contributors citing more than 40,000 references. All content of GLOWM is reviewed by at least one other medical specialist.

GLOWM is designed to be a constantly evolving resource reflecting the very best of current medical opinion. The site is primarily designed for medical professionals - there are features such as surgical videos, guidance to laboratory tests, patient handouts, and color atlases of visual medicine available to registered users of the site. However, the majority of the site's content is accessible to any user interested in therapeutic options available to women.

Google Flu Trends
Google Flu Trends

Google has unveiled a new web site that may change the way infectious diseases are monitored and tracked. Google Flu Trends uses aggregated Google search data to estimate influenza activity throughout the United States.

Researchers at Google found that there is a close relationship between the frequency of search queries about flu-related topics and the number of people who are experiencing flu-like symptoms. Traditional flu surveillance systems, including those used by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, rely on virological and clinical data, including influenza-like illness physician visits. This data is published weekly, usually with a one to two week reporting lag. Google search queries, on the other hand, are automatically counted and analyzed. The resulting data is made available daily, providing epidemiologists and public health officials with an early-warning system for outbreaks of influenza.

To learn more about the research behind Google Flu Trends, see "Detecting influenza epidemics using search engine query data," published by Nature. To further explore the data behind Google Flu Trends, Google provides the CSV spreadsheets containing Flu Trends estimates going back to 2003.

Google Flu Trends is part of Google.org's Predict and Prevent initiative, which supports efforts to identify hotspots where new infectious diseases may emerge, detect new pathogens and outbreaks earlier, and respond quickly to prevent local threats from becoming global crises.

RevolutionHealth
RevolutionHealth

RevolutionHealth.com is a free, comprehensive health and medical information site, offering health information and more than 125 online tools aimed at helping individuals take control of their well-being.

The site offers Web 2.0 interactivity. Users can register and create a personalized account to keep track of medical records and their "health portfolio." RevolutionHealth supports blogs and forums organized around medical conditions and topics. There are also Health Groups that allow users to connect with others who share similar health experiences, interests or needs.

Key features of RevolutionHealth include:

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