Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Journal Websites: More than "Online Journals"

We're seeing a trend among medical journal publishers to add interactive features and online-only content to their websites. This includes blogs, webcasts, PowerPoint and Flash slideshows, podcasts or other audio features, and "e-publication" -- articles that are not included in the paper edition of the journal. Most journal sites also offer "e-alerts," by which tables of contents are delivered through e-mail or RSS.

Explore a few websites available through Health Sciences Library subscriptions:
  • JAMA
    Audio commentary/summary of each issue; Interactive (Flash) program on knee injuries, CME

  • BMJ
    Try the Interactive button for links to special features

  • New England Journal of Medicine
    Audio summaries, podcasts, procedure videos, CME

  • The Lancet
    Audio, blogs, early online publication. If prompted for a login, find our username and password at our A-to-Z site.