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Postgraduate Research in the Health Sciences Library Guide: Point of Care Resources

Library guide for postgraduate students and researchers.

Clinical Evidence

Clinical Evidence summarises the current state of knowledge and uncertainty about the prevention and treatment of clinical conditions, based on thorough searches and appraisal of the literature. It is neither a textbook of medicine nor a set of guidelines. It describes the best available evidence from systematic reviews, RCTs and observational studies where appropriate, and if there is no good evidence it says so. Included is a suite of EBM resources and training materials.

ClinicalKey

ClinicalKey is a clinical resource giving online access to over 1000 medical books and over 500 journals from Elsevier including the well-known Clinics of North America series. Included in this database is First Consult’s point of care interface, Procedure Consult’s procedural videos, drug information from Clinical Pharmacology and additional videos, images, practice guidelines and patient education information.

You will need to register as a user and each time you visit this database, you should login first to ensure access to the many full-text books and journals that are available. As a registered user, you can apply for remote access and download the application onto a mobile device. This will give you 180 days of remote access which can be extended  for another 180 days by signing into ClinicalKey while on campus.

UpToDate

UpToDate® is a decision support resource in which the authors use a rigorous editorial process to synthesize the most recent medical information into trusted, evidence-based recommendations.

Access to UpToDate is available via the UCT Network on campus as well as in the teaching hospitals, Hanover Park, Mowbray Maternity, Valkenburg and Vanguard.

For off campus access to UpToDate Anywhere, register for your own personal account with UpToDate on campus, and you will have access from any computer with an internet connection. You can download the UpToDate Mobile App onto your cell phone or tablet, and login using your personal account details. Once every 90 days, you will be prompted to re-verify your affiliation with your subscribing institution to maintain UpToDate Anywhere access

  • GF Jooste
  • Hanover Park
  • Mowbray
  • Valkenberg
  • Vanguard
- See more at: http://www.lib.uct.ac.za.ezproxy.uct.ac.za/medical/health-science/health-sciences-library-uptodate-2/#sthash.nhFOGBLi.dpuf
  • GF Jooste
  • Hanover Park
  • Mowbray
  • Valkenberg
  • Vanguard
- See more at: http://www.lib.uct.ac.za.ezproxy.uct.ac.za/medical/health-science/health-sciences-library-uptodate-2/#sthash.nhFOGBLi.dpuf