Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Scheduled ILLiad Maintenance Sept. 22

Due to a system update, ILLiad Document Delivery will be inaccessible beginning Thursday, Sept. 22 at 5 a.m.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Henry Stewart Talks - additions for August 2011

There is a new series this month: Antivirals: Latest Developments and Future Progress as well as a 7 new talks added to other series.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

USMLE Practice Tests now available

Simulate the experience of taking the actual Step 1 and Step 2 portion of the USMLE through AccessMedicine's USMLE Easy feature. While other sections of USMLE Easy test an individual's knowledge in a range of medical disciplines, the Practice Test adds two critical elements: test takers will have one attempt and time constraints to complete the test. These are key challenges when it's time for test takers to take the official USMLE. The Step 2 Practice Test mimics the experience of taking the actual USMLE, including the nine-hour time commitment.

Go to the Databases page, click on Access Medicine, and look for the USMLE Easy icon in the center of the page. You will need to set up a personal account (not linked to your KUMC one) to access the material and practice exams.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Access Medicine & printing chapters

Last week, only a few days after it had posted to AccessMedicine, the newest version of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine was discovered circulating on a number of digital lockers, torrent sites, and other means of illicit file sharing. A quick examination of the file revealed that the party (or parties) who had created it simply printed every chapter of Harrison's, then "bound" it as an ebook and started distributing it. Presently, the "Print Chapter" view makes it far too easy to accomplish a task like this.

To address this issue with digital piracy, Mc-Graw Hill will remove the "Print
Chapter" option on all Access products. This is scheduled to be
effective Thursday, September 1, on AccessMedicine. However, the "Print
Section" option will remain.