Support Materials in MSKCC Databases

MSKCC subscribes to multiple proprietary databases and electronic book collections. Most of such resources, besides the main context, such as ebooks, etc.,  offer additional support materials for learning and clinical practice.

We’ve already publicized the Library subscribed textbook collections such as AccessMedicine, AccessSurgery and StatRef  where we pointed out that they “have a variety of other resources and tools for clinicians”. Other databases such as BMJ Best Practice, Cochrane Library, JAMAevidence, Lexi-Comp, Mircromedes, OVID databases, UpToDate, VisualDx have similar materials in support of education and clinical practice.
Exactly what kind of support resources can be typically found in proprietary biomedical databases?

Select examples of the types of support tools and resources available:

  • Calculators 
  • Case scenarios
  • ICD-10 Codes and conversion tools
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Drug information
    • American Pharmacist’s Association DRUGInfoLINE (StatRef)
    • Drug Comparisons (Lexi-Comp, Micromedex)
    • Drug Interactions (Lexi-Comp, Micromedex)
    • Drug monographs
      • AHFS Drug Information (BMJ Best Evidence)
      • PDR and Martindale (Micromedex)
      • Goodman & Gilman’s Annual FDA approvals (AccessMedicine)
  • EBM materials and medical literature highlights
    • Clinical Answers (Cochrane Library)
    • Critical Appraisal Worksheets (JAMAevidence)
    • EBM Toolkit  (BMJ Best Practice)
    • EvidenceAlerts (StatRef)
    • JAMA Guide to Statistics & Methods (JAMAevidence)
    • 2 MinuteMedicine (AccessMedicine)
  • Medical Dictionaries
    • English Spanish (AccessMedicine)
    • Stedman’s Medical Dictionary (StatRef)
  • Multimedia/educational video/audio
  • Patient Education materials