13 September 2013 Blogs, Academic, Community College, Librarian, Faculty, Student/Researcher

Lighten your luggage for medical school

ProQuest Health and Medical Complete enables medical students to lighten their luggage - and backpacks.

Often, the first (and bulkiest) item students think to pack for medical school are the books they used for their undergraduate studies. After all, these books have helped get them to where they are today! Thankfully, ProQuest enables medical students to consider a way to lighten their luggage - and backpacks.

ProQuest Health and Medical Complete is designed with researchers in mind. Medical school is incredibly busy, and we know that students need to be equipped with the best-in-class resources to keep up.

Three key factors make ProQuest Health and Medical Complete helpful for students:

1. Easy to Use ProQuest’s enhanced searching capabilities make it simple for both novice and expert researchers to find the information they want:

• Powered by ProQuest Smart Search, ProQuest Health and Medical Complete displays suggested topics to direct or narrow a search for quick, optimal results.• The “My Research” feature records selected articles, previous searches, and publications visited, in a single location. Users can email documents, create bibliographies, and more.• The “Find More Documents Like This” feature automatically displays related information on a topic.• Citations can be formatted automatically in a choice of styles: AMA; APA; Chicago/Turabian/Harvard: Author-Date; Chicago/Turabian: Humanities; MLA; and Vancouver.• Topics can be browsed by subject, publication title, person, company, and geographic location.• Drop-down menus let users sort and search by publication or document type.• Date-range options (e.g., last seven days, last 30 days, last three months, on this date, and more) help users quickly narrow their search to a certain timeframe.

2. Accurate, Up-to-Date Information With vetted, reliable coverage from 1987 forward, ProQuest Health and Medical Collection combines clinical research titles with hundreds of consumer and administration titles. It provides information on thousands of medical topics, with in-depth coverage from over 1,500 publications. More than 1,200 are available in full text, and over 900 include MEDLINE indexing. In addition, users have access to charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other essential graphical elements.

3. Off-Campus Access We realize that students’ time is precious – that’s why we’ve made the ProQuest Health and Medical Collection available to users who aren’t physically at their home library. Most schools have made this research tool accessible from anywhere!

Lighten your load of heavy hard-copy medical reference books. ProQuest Health and Medical collection enables students to easily find useful and relevant information –without the bulk!

Do you have study tips for medical students this fall? Tell us about it below!