New resources coming July 2020

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Coming this July CKN is adding a number of new resources covering a range of specialties including two new medicines resources - for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and palliative care, plus new journals focussed on infectious diseases, respiratory medicine and emergency medicine, all of which are Coronavirus pandemic priority topics.

Micromedex Alternative Medicine Information

Provides a reliable, comprehensive source of referenced, scientifically sound information about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies and practices. Included are both a summary-level monograph and a detailed monograph for each topic. The Summary Alt Med Information monographs support quick decisions at the point of care, and the In Depth Alt Med Information monographs support further research and aid clinicians when making difficult treatment decisions. One editorial group creates all the Micromedex content so treatment recommendations are consistent across the resource.


Palliative Care Formulary

Provides independent drug information for health professionals when caring for adult patients facing progressive life-limiting diseases. The resource goes beyond standard references with in-depth and practical guidance on drugs and treatment regimens to help improve quality of life. It includes:

  • Unique content on specialist drugs and subject areas in palliative care beyond the scope of their marketing authorisation
  • Compatibility charts for commonly used drug combinations given by continuous subcutaneous infusions
  • Instant access to dosage information and quick clinical guides
  • Individual drug monographs, class monographs, comprehensive chapters on prescribing themes within palliative care​

New Publications

Additionally a number of high value journals have been added to the CKN library, as well as e-texts from Oxford University Press which complement CKN's existing Oxford Textbook of Medicine. New titles include:

  • Cardiovascular Research (Oxford University Press)
  • Critical Care & Resuscitation (College of Intensive Care Medicine)
  • Endocrine Reviews (Oxford University Press)
  • Epidemics (Elsevier)
  • Immunity (Elsevier)
  • Journal of Medical Virology (Wiley) (NB: the second-most prolific publisher of COVID-19 papers, following the BMJ which is also available on CKN).
  • Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (Oxford University Press)
  • Journal of Travel Medicine (Oxford University Press)
  • Lancet Infectious Diseases (Elsevier)
  • Lancet Respiratory Medicine (Elsevier)
  • Resuscitation (Elsevier)

Full text journal articles can be found using CKN’s Discovery search box, and complete journals in full text are able to be accessed using the All eJournals & eBooks link in the resource menu .

last updated: 
Thursday, 25 June, 2020