"Try to read something medical every day. This will help you to stay abreast of new developments and provide an opportunity to become reacquainted with things that you've learned and forgotten. Medicine is less about achieving mastery then it is about reinforcing old lessons. Our individual "knowledge tanks" leak information on a daily basis. There is no way to plug the hole. Instead, you must continually replenish by adding to the top."
Goldberg, C. (2018). A few thoughts before you go... Practical Guide to Clinical Medicine. https://meded.ucsd.edu/clinicalmed/thoughts.html
Build your own bookshelf!
BrowZine allows you to create your own personal library from Himmelfarb Library's journals collection. You can select your favorite titles, and then read them online on BrowZine's website or via BrowZine's app!
BrowZine features include:
Read by QxMD is a personal awareness service for health sciences professionals. You can either download the app for iPhone or Android, or access it on a browser.
Set up a free account and enter your profession and specialty. The service uses an algorithm to deliver a feed of recommended articles. The content source for QxMD is PubMed. New materials become available as they are added to the PubMed service. *GW users can now indicate their affiliation and access the library’s full-text collection as well as open access articles.*
Articles with high levels of interaction and views appear higher in the feed. Like a streaming music service, the more you read, like, and save on Read, the more tailored your feed becomes.
My Keywords allows you to enter a set of keywords and be alerted when a new resource that’s a match is added, or follow a particular journal and get regular push notifications when items are added.
You can also follow curated collections on Read.
Users can save articles to collections that can be shared with colleagues or used for research projects, journal clubs, or other purposes. Downloaded PDFs are saved to the user’s device.
Read users with the mobile app can earn up to 20 CME credits for reading articles on the app.
Podcasts can help you stay up-to-date in your field, explore new topics, and provide multiple perspectives on recently published studies. Check your specialty and professional organizations for available podcasts, as well as exploring Himmelfarb's curated lists:
Stay Informed in your field!
NEJM Journal Watch identifies and summarizes the most important research in more than 250 medical journals, and then provides expert commentary and clinically relevant context written by a team of physician editors.
NEJM Journal Watch features include:
Most journals provide email alerts when a new issue is published.
Many databases provide functionality for automated searches which allow you to receive routine searches by topic. To take advantage of automated searches and other alerts, set up a free, personal account. In addition to search alerts, Scopus provides functionality that will alert you when an author publishes a new paper or a specific paper is cited.
CINAHL (and other EBSCOhost databases)
To set an author alert and receive notification whenever a new publication by that author is added to Scopus:
To set a citation alert and receive notification whenever a new publication cites the article of interest:
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