COLLECTIONS from Major Medical Journals
by Kathleen Crea, MLS, 6th Year, AHIP
& Education Services Librarian
few major medical journals now offer online “Collections”
of clinical and non-clinical subjects from their online archives. This
represents a new trend in information delivery, and we expect more journals
to start offering these “specialty snapshots” of recent articles.
Following is a short
list of medical journals that UCHC subscribes to which have compiled “Collections”.
But remember... these links refer only to the individual journal contents
(it is not a MEDLINE search).
1. British Medical Journal (BMJ) - Collections of BMJ Resources
by Specialty & Topic -
2. New England Journal of Medicine - Collections by Disease or
Topic - http://content.nejm.org/collections/
*Use one of the
3 assigned terminals in the Library Reference area to access NEJM online
or use your proxy account to access full-text for NEJM. Note that some
items - such as editorials -originally published in the paper issue
of NEJM aren’t available online (at all).
& Archives Journals Collections - JAMA & Archives Collections
index content from January 1998 to the current issue
*Go through the
proxy to get to the full content of JAMA, which allows 3 UCHC users
to log-on at
4. Journal of Family Practice - There are several interesting
ways to access JFP’s collections.
Evidence that Matters)
Click on “POEM Archives” to see the entire collection from
1999-2003 at http://www.jfponline.com/display_archives.asp?YEAR=POEMs
Family Practice - Click“Hot Topics” to view their
Subject Collections incorporating
back-issues of the journal, indexed starting with 1999+
Evidence-Based Practice Online - a part of Journal of
Family Practice searchable by year and by subject index
*Getting to the
full-text from the JFP website requires you to first open Internet Explorer
then connect through the Proxy server - even when you are on campus.
After you have connected through the proxy and found articles you wish
to view or print, click on the Gray Bar called “Institutional
Access” to display the full content.