My Personal Potpourri
To efficiently keep track of medical advances and current work in one’s specialty fields isn’t easy. Here are some resources of exceptional utility that I use most frequently.
Amedeo is a free, but excellent, bibliographic tracking service that sends weekly emails with links to relevant abstracts from journal lists that you may customize. It is supported by an educational grant, so there is no cost. Reviewing Amedeo’s website is not to be missed.
PubMedCentral is an NIH repository of content received from publishers, authors, or under public-access policy of NIH-funded projects; and will provide free email updates and links to free articles within it. Copyright may be retained, so check the notice on the record. Wikipedia explains that whereas, PubMed search results link to articles stored elsewhere that may or may not be free, PubMedCentral stores articles that are free access, although there may be an initial embargo period by the publisher.
BioMedCentral is a commercial open publisher in biomedical fields that provides open access to peer-reviewed content. BMC will email free updates with links to the free articles.
“eTOC”s from journal publishers, usually subscribable at the publisher’s or journal’s website, are electronic tables of contents that can be sent to you to inform you of publication, pre-publication, and links.
If speed of information is important to you, you may notice that different notification services may vary by days or weeks from each other depending on their indexing process or your personal settings. This will probably be quickest.
Free Emergency Medicine Talks, curated by Joe Lex, MD, is a vast collection of lectures, and presentations, that are available worldwide. You will be amazed and gratified.
YouTube and Vimeo are sources of videos. Or, enter your topic or presenter into a search engine with the specification of filetype: mp3, ppt, flv, etc. and your returns will be in that format.
Tom Trimble, RN CEN
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