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What is MD Consult?. Rich Collection of Clinical Content including: 39 Medical Reference Textbooks (Ebooks) 60+ Full text journals, including the Clinics of North America Series Peer-reviewed Clinical Practice Guidelines Daily Medical News

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what is md consult
What is MD Consult?

Rich Collection of Clinical Content including:

  • 39 Medical Reference Textbooks (Ebooks)
  • 60+ Full text journals, including the Clinics of North America Series
  • Peer-reviewed Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Daily Medical News
  • Current Contents + summaries of articles in key journals
  • Patient Handouts
how do i access md consult
How do I access MD Consult?
  • Go to Health Sciences Library Website http://www.ais.up.ac.za/med/med.htm
    • Choose Health Databases where MD Consult is listed
  • Available on-campus and off-campus
  • NB: you must be registered as a library user for access
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Navigating / Searching MD Consult

Two ways of searching:

  • Quick search
    • Single word or a phrase
    • Can combine 2 or more word/phrases with Boolean Operators (and, or, not)
  • Advanced Search
    • Used mainly when searching specifically for journal articles on Medline
navigating searching md consult
Navigating / Searching MD Consult

Quick Search

  • Type search term/phrase in block at top of page and click on Search (All areas will then be searched)
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This is the Home Page

  • See “What’s New Today”

Tabs for different areas

Start by typing in Search terms

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Search results in each area

Be on the lookout for “Quick Tips” in each area

reference books
Reference Books
  • You now have the option of looking at the full text results in the different Reference Books (Textbooks)
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Search hits in this book

  • Can also go to “Index” or “Contents”

Publication details of book

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Table of Contents of book

  • Click on + to see Headings of each Chapter/Section
  • Helps to browse contents of books quickly
journal references
Journal references
  • These results come from the Medline database
  • The references are sorted according to full text relevancy followed by references with abstracts only
  • Approximately 60 full text journal titles
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To Print Click here

Contents of this article to facilitate browsing

Full Text of this article

printing
Printing
  • Use the .pdf option for printing when available
  • If the “print preview” option does not respond then:
    • Place cursor on text and right-click on the mouse. (or)
    • Highlight what you wish to print – copy and paste to Word
printing right click on text
Printing : right-click on text

This menu appears - Click on Print

drugs
Drugs
  • Results from the “Drug” area
  • Covers more than 30,000 medications
  • Drug information sub-divided into:
    • Contents
    • Updates
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Index for “Updates”

Full text reference

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News
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest developments
    • This week in Medicine
    • This week in Journals
  • Daily updates
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This week’s top 6 journal titles

  • Click on Title for Contents pages
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Each article is summarized for quick review and includes a variety of related information sources for further review

current practice
Current Practice
  • Sub-divided into 3 sections
    • Clinical Topics Tours
    • Practice Guidelines
    • Clinical Insights
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Topics provide a concise review of current thinking, frequently updated.

  • Includes Definition, incidence, etiology, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, prevention….
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Display guidelines by Topic, Specialty or Authoring Organization

  • Complete, full text guidelines are provided and regularly updated
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Important articles in the current literature are selected by the editorial board, providing abstract and analysis of findings

patient handouts
Patient Handouts
  • Provides clear, customized information on subject
  • Includes your contact information
  • If used as a patient handout – your own special instructions can be included
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Choose your subject information from “Contents”

  • Click on + to obtain more detailed information

Your own contact details

Clear detailed information on subject

student union
Student Union
  • Found under “Learning Center” area
  • Student Union is the place where you will find information specific to your medical education experience, includes
    • Survival guide
    • Practice case studies
    • Step-by-step procedure instructions
my folder
My Folder
  • Within MD Consult you can organise bookmarks and save searches
  • You can create and organise your own folders to help with projects, study notes, information
  • You will however have to register yourself for your own Personal Account
  • No one else can access your folder as you have your own userid/password for MD Consult
please always exit program
Please always EXIT program
  • Important as we only have 2 simultaneous licences

Click on “EXIT”

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Enjoy searching!

Created by: Maureen Brassel

September 2005