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Friday, May 31, 2013

What is on the “Collections” Page at
Heidi L. Vermette
Heidi L. Vermette, Production Editor
If you only go onto to read the latest issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology, search for articles, or view the latest video, you may have missed our Collections page, which links to many useful items. These include the following:
Features accompanying selected articles
The “Ask the Experts,” “Journal Club,” “Continuing Medical Education for the Clinical Expert Series,” and “Translations” features fit in this category. We will be describing these features in subsequent blog posts, but go ahead and click on them now to see how they add context to the articles that they accompany.
College publications
Subscribers and members of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists can find all of the current Committee Opinions, Patient Safety Checklists, Practice Bulletins, and Technology Assessments here. Note that if you are not a subscriber or member, the Committee Opinions are free, but the other College publications are pay-per-view only.
Special article types
One of the most popular series in the Green Journal is the Clinical Expert Series, in which an expert provides evidence-based guidelines for the management of common problems in obstetrics and gynecology. A complete list of the Clinical Expert Series articles is located here. Another special article collections is the Health Policy in Practice series, which contains a great deal of useful information for clinicians navigating current and future health care laws.
I mentioned above that readers of the Clinical Expert Series can earn continuing medical education credit, but did you know that authors and reviewers can do so, as well? We have discussed this subject in a previous blog, but you will also find ways to earn credit on our CME collections page.
Topical collections
Each of these collections contains articles from the last 3 published issues of Obstetrics & Gynecology that pertain to the subject of the collection. Browse through the latest articles on Gynecology, Obstetrics, Oncology, Primary and Preventive Care, and Reproductive Endocrinology.
This is a special kind of topical collection. What is the most interesting table or figure in an article? Which table or figure best sums up the research, or illustrates the author’s point? For each article in the latest issue of the Green Journal that contains tables or figures, we have linked to this key “Highlight.”
Don’t limit yourself to searching for that one article on preeclampsia, or clicking through the latest issue of the journal. See for yourself what’s on our “Collections” page! You might find something useful or interesting that otherwise would not have caught your eye.