Health Sciences Library and the
Residents at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center have 24-hour
access to our Knowledge-Based Network (KBN), which links them to
a vast collection of resources needed for their education, for
doing research and taking care of patients. All networked
computers within the hospital, Primary Care Center and the Family
Health Center give easy, point-of-care access to the
comprehensive, user-friendly KBN interface. KBN is organized to
give the user the "just-in-time" information needed.
The Information Consult Section includes Up-To-Date and two other
databases - Disease Index and Practice Guidelines. Through this
Information Section, residents have immediate access to more than
1800 leading Harvard experts along with the consensus opinions of
national organizations and associations.
Within the Database Section, there are three MEDLINE databases,
OVID, PubMed and MDConsult, for a more in-depth search of the
biomedical literature. In addition, included in this section are
two oncology databases - CancerLit and the Physician Data Query,
a NCI database which contains the latest information about cancer
treatment, screening, prevention, genetics and supportive care,
plus clinical trials. Three authoritative drug references -
Micromedex, the gold standard for drug information, Epocrates Rx
Online, and the complete Medical Letter Online - launch directly
to their respective websites.
In the full-text section of KBN, there is a core electronic
collection of 140 medical textbooks with direct links to specific
titles from Stat!Ref, http://www.ovid.com, and MDConsult,
along with other titles from individual publishers' websites.
KBN's list of more than 470 core clinical journals provides
tables of contents and abstracts, and of these, 234 are available
full-text. The largest and most current evidence-based, peer-reviewed knowledge-based, e-Medicine, is also available.
The Health Sciences Library itself houses a catalog of books and
print journals that number approximately 4,000 titles and 277
subscriptions. The Harvard, Emory Universities and Mayo,
Cleveland Clinics' Internal Medicine Board Reviews are available
in audiocassette format, and the MedStudy Internal Medicine Board
Review Core Curriculum in DVD format. All resources can be
borrowed by residents.