Dalhousie’s ClinicalKey subscription to eBooks and eJournals ended in May 2016. As promised, the Dalhousie Libraries have purchased the most highly used ebooks that were in ClinicalKey from another vendor. Feedback and usage statistics will help us determine which additional books to replace in the coming months.
Every vendor has different display, navigation, and access options, and we make every effort to purchase the most advantageous model available. Whenever possible, unlimited access was purchased (e.g Goldman Cecil Medicine); however, in many cases only a three “concurrent users” license was available (e.g. for Nolte’s The Human Brain and Gray’s Anatomy). “Concurrent user” means that a limited number of users can access the materials at a single time, in this case, three users at a time. The same copyright laws and conditions that applied to ClinicalKey apply to these new subscriptions with alternate vendors.
Given these changes, we recommend that faculty work with the Faculty Course Reserves Service https://libraries.dal.ca/services/course-reserves.html to ensure persistent links to the course material are updated. We also recommend that students be alerted that many resources now have a three concurrent users license and that at peak times, copies will be in high demand. Students should access the resource early if they need to download material in advance of a lecture.
Access has been set up so that all three copies can be read online rather than borrowed in their entirety for multiple weeks. This allows for maximum access to a limited resource.
Both scenarios allow for faculty and students to use the books and print/download the material they need, but they may need to access the book a few times to print/download the needed section or full reading requirement.
When accessing books through the library catalogue, click on the “Open source in new window” option for easier viewing, navigation and printing/downloads. Students and faculty working in hospitals may have access to ClinicalKey through their local health authority. Medical students, residents and physicians who are members of CMA will have unlimited access to ClinicalKey through their association membership. https://www.cma.ca/En/Pages/cma-fee-category-schedule.aspx
Ebooks purchased (or already owned) to date:
|Anesthesia Secrets 4e, 2011||Unlimited|
|Blood and Bone Marrow Pathology 2e||Unlimited|
|Bradley’s Neurology in Clinical Practice 7e||3 concurrent users|
|Brocklehurst’s Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology 7e||Unlimited|
|Chestnut’s Obstetric Anesthesia: Principles and Practice 5e||3 concurrent users|
|Clinical Sports Medicine: Medical Management and Rehabilitation 2007||Unlimited|
|Complications in Anesthesia 2e, 2007||Unlimited|
|Comprehensive Pediatric Nephrology 2008||Unlimited|
|Current Surgical Therapy 11e||3 concurrent users|
|Electromyography and Neuromuscular Disorders 3e, 2013||Unlimited|
|Electromyography in Clinical Practice 2e, 2007||Unlimited|
|Essentials of Pain Medicine 3e, 2011||Unlimited|
|Goldman’s Cecil Medicine 24e||Unlimited|
|Gray’s Anatomy 40e||3 concurrent users|
|Head and Neck Pathology: A Volume in the Series: Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology 2e, 2013||Unlimited|
|Human Brain 6e, Nolte||3 concurrent users|
|Larsen’s Human Embryology 5e||3 concurrent users|
|Manual of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 5e, 2011||Unlimited|
|Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of General Hospital Psychiatry 6e, 2010||Unlimited|
|Miller’s Anesthesia 8e||3 concurrent users|
|Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics 20e||3 concurrent users|
|Neurology in Clinical Practice 6e||3 concurrent users|
|Neuromuscular Case Studies 2008||Unlimited|
|Neuromuscular Disorders: Treatment and Management||Unlimited|
|Pain Management Secrets 3e||Unlimited|
|Pain Procedures in Clinical Practice 3e||Unlimited|
|Pathology of the Lungs 3e||Unlimited|
|Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 4e||3 concurrent users|
|Principles of Regenerative Medicine 2e, 2011||Unlimited|
|Schmidek and Sweet Operative Neurosurgical Techniques 6e||Unlimited|
|Simulation in Anesthesia 2007, Gallagher||Unlimited|
|Thompson & Thompson Genetics in Medicine 8e||3 concurrent users|
|Zakim and Boyer’s Hepatology 6e, 2012||Unlimited|