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nature-reviews-disease-primersThe library has recently acquired a new journal, Nature Reviews Disease Primers, which you can now access electronically through the catalog. Here’s some information about this resource from the publisher’s website:

“Each Primer provides a global overview of the field and outlines key open research questions. Primers have a modular structure, covering epidemiology; disease mechanisms; diagnosis, screening and prevention; management; and quality of life.

Authored by an international panel of academic scientists, translational researchers and clinicians, new Primers are published every week.”

Happy reading and researching!

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Taking the dental boards this summer? Get up to speed with Board Vitals!

The Hirsh Library has recently licensed a study tool for Parts I & II of the National Dental Board Examination. Its question bank is comprised of questions with answers (this many) in the following sections:

Part I

  • Anatomy, Embryology & Histology (199)
  • Biochemistry (110)
  • Dental Anatomy & Occlusion (247)
  • Microbiology (103)
  • Pathology (131)
  • Physiology (123)

Part II

  • Endodontics (97)
  • Operative Dentistry (154)
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery/Pain Control (158)
  • Oral Diagnosis (137)
  • Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry (171)
  • Patient Management, Behavioral Science, Dental Public Health & Occupational Safety (85)
  • Periodontics (63)
  • Pharmacology (120)
  • Prosthodontics (103)

Design Options

  • Select categories or specialties to cover
  • Set a timer (or not)
  • Display questions randomly or ranked by question difficulty.

Cool Features

  • If your answer is incorrect, you can guess again until you click Show Explanation.
  • Your account will keep track of your scores for each category, so you can focus on your weaknesses.
  • You can search for questions by keywords.
  • You can flag and rank questions for further study.
  • Its explanations refer to chapters in textbooks we license or hold, so you can study in more depth.
  • Its Exam Review shows the explanation, your answer, the correct answer, and the percentage of exam takers who got each question right.

Access

  • Go to http://www.boardvitals.com/
  • Click Sign Up and register with your Tufts email.
  • Check your email for its activation link.
  • Board Vitals should launch with Go buttons for NBDE I & II above trials you can ignore.

Faculty may request administrative accounts by contacting elizabeth . richardson @ tufts . edu.  Elizabeth Richardson will also be presenting this resource to D’18 students at the Board Review session this Friday, 5/8/15, at 12pm in Merritt Auditorium.

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Join the Hirsh Health Sciences Library as we say goodbye to MD Consult on February 28th and welcome the next generation of searching with ClinicalKey today!

Want a smarter search with faster answers to all your clinical questions? Try Elsevier Publishing’s newest database, ClinicalKey. It brings you access to the largest collection of published medical resources in every medical and surgical specialty, allowing you to search all of them in one place.

ClinicalKey offers continually updated medical information through over 500 journals, over 1000 textbooks, “First Consult” point-of-care clinical consults, “Procedures Consult,” drug monographs from Clinical Pharmacology, over 13,000 medical and surgical videos, millions of images, and over 2,000 practice guidelines.

You can use Clinical Key through the library here: http://bit.ly/PckZ0B We would love to hear your feedback.

Interested in how Clinical Key works? Check out this ClinicalKey Guided Tour and contact the Library Service Desk!