Informa Healthcare Extends Trial to all Online Journals

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Informa Healthcare has extended its free trial for access to all of their 170 online journals through the month of March, 2011.  Access is available at  InformaHealthcare.com.

The Informa Healthcare journal portfolio offers more than 170 journals in the pharmaceutical science, allied health, clinical medicine, and life science areas. Informa Healthcare has gathered more than 2.8 million pages of historical journal content and made them available for researchers and clinicians.

For more information about this trial as well as Informa Healthcare’s new website enhancements, please refer to this previous blog post.

Please post comments concerning any aspect of this trial; it aids significantly in our decision-making process.

Informa Healthcare trial access to all online journals

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Informa Healthcare is offering UMass Lowell free trial access to all of their 170 online journals through the month of February, 2011.  Access is available at  InformaHealthcare.com.

UMass Lowell Libraries currently subscribes to four InformaHealthcare journal titles: Journal of pain and palliative care pharmacotherapy, Nanotoxicology, Physical & occupational therapy in geriatrics, and Physical & occupational therapy in pediatrics. Now, for a limited time, the entire catalog of online journal titles are accessible for viewing and downloads.

The Informa Healthcare journal portfolio offers more than 170 journals in the pharmaceutical
science, allied health, clinical medicine, and life science areas. Informa Healthcare has gathered
more than 2.8 million pages of historical journal content and made them available for researchers
and clinicians.

The Informa Healthcare journal portfolio offers more than 170 journals that covers all aspects of healthcare—including drug discovery and development, medical technology, bioscience, clinical medicine and toxicology—offering access to specialized research and insight from an international body of experts.

In July of last year, Informa Healthcare released a new redesign of its website that provided the following enhancements:

  • Deeper content in special therapeutic areas including cardiology, dermatology, neurology, pharmaceutical science, respiratory medicine, toxicology, and urology
  • Option to save searches to help manage advanced research results
  • Improved navigation options to highlight most popular articles and chapters, share journal or book developments and connect related content or authors to improve and expand research
  • More links to key resources such as audio or video content, social networking pages, users guides, and the Informa Healthcare blog to diversity product offerings and maximize subscription investments

Please post comments concerning any aspect of this trial; it aids significantly in our decision-making process.

Cochrane Library added to database subscriptions

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The Cochrane Library, published and hosted by Wiley InterScience, is a collection of six databases in medicine and other healthcare specialities that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.

At its core is the collection of Cochrane Reviews, a database of systematic reviews and meta-analyses which summarize and interpret the results of medical research.

A seventh database in the Cochrane Library provides information about groups in The Cochrane Collaboration.

The Cochrane Collaboration, established in 1993, is an international network of people helping healthcare providers, policy makers, patients, their advocates and carers, make well-informed decisions about human health care by preparing, updating and promoting the accessibility of Cochrane Reviews – over 4,000 so far, published online in the Cochrane Library.

Cochrane Reviews are unique because they are both produced by, and are relevant to, everyone interested in the effects of health care.  Contributors are a mix of volunteers and paid staff who are affiliated to the organisation through Cochrane:  healthcare subject-related review groups, thematic Networks – called ‘fields’ – groups concerned with the methodology of systematic reviews, and regional centers. Many are world leaders in their field of medicine, health policy, research methodology or consumer advocacy, and our entities are situated in some of the world’s best academic and medical institutions.

The Cochrane Library consists of the following databases:

  • The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Cochrane Reviews)
  • The Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE)
  • The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL)
  • The Cochrane Database of Methodology Reviews (Methodology Reviews)
  • The Cochrane Methodology Register (Methodology Register)
  • Health Technology Assessment Database (HTA)
  • NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED)