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Library Services for Preceptors

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Document Delivery

We can get journal articles, books and book chapters for you. Use the Request An Item via InterLibrary Loan Form or email your list to us at savmedlibrary@mercer.edu or FAX your list to us at 912-721-8266 indicating which article(s) or book(s) or book chapter(s) you want. Remember to include your contact information and desired delivery route. This service is free to you as a Mercer University School of Medicine preceptor.

Resources by Subject

Resources by Subject are guides created by librarians to assist you with your research. These guides will direct you to article databases, e-books, e-journals, web sites, mobile apps, tutorials, and other resources you may find useful.

Reference Question/Literature Search

We can provide answers to reference questions using standard sources such as dictionaries, textbooks and drug compendia. We can perform a search of PubMed (or other relevant databases) to identify relevant information on your topic. Just ask us! This service is free to you as a Mercer University School of Medicine preceptor.

Electronic Resources

Go to the Mercer University School of Medicine Libraries Webpage.
http://med.mercer.edu/library


When you see a Mercer Univeristy School of Medicine Authentication page, log in using your Mercer account username and password.

Choose one of the following methods to get your username and password:

  • Email us: illmedlibrary@mercer.edu
  • Call Us: 478.301.4056 (Macon); 912.721.8230 (Savannah)
  • FAX Us: 478.301.2051 (Macon); 912.721.8266 (Savannah)

Accessible free to you as a Mercer University School of Medicine preceptor with your Mercer username and password:

eBooks Over 4,000 Textbooks
eJournals Over 14,000 Journals
PubMed PubMed (with link resolver to retrieve full text)
Databases Over 30 Databases

Mobile Apps available free to you as a Mercer University School of Medicine preceptor include:

DMP Dynamed Plus ($395.00 value)

DynaMed Plus is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use primarily at the 'point-of-care'. With clinically-organized summaries for more than 3,000 topics, DynaMed is an evidence-based reference that answers clinical questions during practice.
How to Download the Dynamed Plus App (PowerPoint with Narration)

DynaMed Plus mobile license allows up to 3 devices of any platform with one license. NOTE: Requires at least 500 MB of memory. Once downloaded, it does not require internet access except for updates.

To register your device:
1. Download the DynaMed Plus app from the app store on your mobile device
2. Follow this Dynamed Plus link and click on "Get the DynaMed Plus Mobile App" on the left side of the page under "Spotlight".
3. Input the email address you use on your mobile device when prompted.
4. Open the DynaMed activation email from "donotreply@ebsco.com" on your mobile device.
5. Select the "authentication key" which will open your app and download the content.

Renewing your subscription:
DynaMed Plus requires renewal every twelve months.
1. Follow this Dynamed Plus link and click on "Get the DynaMed Plus Mobile App" on the left side of the page under "Spotlight"
2. Enter your email address that you use on your mobile device. You will be sent an email with an authentication key to renew the app.
3. Open the DynaMed activation email from "donotreply@ebsco.com" on your mobile device.
4. Select the "authentication key" which will open your app and download the content.

 
VisualDX VisualDX ($399.00 value)

Designed to assist medical professionals in diagnosing visually identifiable diseases, VisualDX presents multiple images of each disease, showing how each might look at different stages and in people of different ages and races.

1. Follow this VisualDX link and click “Get the Mobile App" (center of VisualDx homepage).
2. Create your personal username and password as instructed. You will receive an email from Logical Images.
3. Once you have a username and password, you can download the free VisualDx Mobile app on your mobile device from the iTunes Store or from Google Play.
4. Launch the VisualDx app from your device and sign in using the username and password you created.

 
ClinicalKey ClinicalKey ($28,752.00 value)

Provides access to over 1,000 eBooks, 600 eJournals, the First Consult point of care database, over 1 million images, and 3,000+ videos from Procedures Consult.

1. Follow this ClinicalKey link and click on "Register" in the top right hand corner.
2. Complete the registration form.
3. On your mobile device, download the ClinicalKey app and log in with your ClinicalKey username and password that you created when you registered.

AccessMedicine AccessMedicine ($995.00 value)

90 electronic textbooks and reference books including: Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine; Hurst’s the Heart; Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Diseases; the Lange series in the basic medical and clinical sciences; and color atlases of cardiology, dermatology, microbiology, hematology, endoscopy and others.

1. To register your device: Create an account by following this AccessMedicine link to their website.
2. Click the down arrow next to the Mercer University box in the right hand upper corner.
3. Then "Login or Create a Free Personal Account"
4. A popup window will appear. Select "Don't have a MyAccess account?" and fill in the requested information and select "Create Account"
5. On your mobile device go to the App/Google Play store and download AccessMedicine. Log in and content should download.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYb8Su6VT1o
NOTE: You must authenticate your account online every 90 days.

Renewing your subscription: You must log in to the AccessMedicine website with your username and password every 90 days to authenticate your subscription.

 
Micromedex Micromedex ($695.00 value)

Includes drug interactions, drug identification, IV compatability, tox & drug product lookup, drug comparison, Red Book Online, calculators, and CareNotes in 15 languages.

1. Follow this Micromedex link and click on "mobileMicromedex®
2. Scroll down to the very bottom of the page to obtain the passwords. You will occasionally be asked to update your passwords.
3. On your mobile device, download the three Micromedex apps (Micromedex Drug Reference, Micromedex IV Compatibility and Micromedex Drug Interactions) and log in with the passwords.

 
Read QXMD Read QXMD (App Only) ($50,000.00 value of in app access to library subscribed articles)

Read by QxMD provides a single place to keep up with new medical & scientific research, read topic reviews and search PubMed. Select from topic areas or over 6,300 journals. Add keywords to follow. Save article PDFs to read offline. Articles can be annotated and highlighted. Share articles with colleagues over email, Twitter and Facebook.

To configure it to find the libraries subscribed content:
1. Once the app has been downloaded from the app store, tap "Settings", then "Edit Proxy", then select "Mercer University School of Medicine", then "Automatic Login Using Library Login"
2. Type in your Mercer username and password.
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