Monday, December 14, 2015

ClinicalKey for Nursing

The database Mosby’s Nursing Consult is now upgraded to a  new platform ClinicalKey for Nursing.  

The ClinicalKey for Nursing’s search engine offers shortcuts to related clinical concepts, as well as disease and drug topic overviews that align with every stage of the nursing process, from assessment through evaluation.  This new platform provides comprehensive content on nursing studies including: 

  • 60+ reference books 
  • 2,900 drug monographs 
  • 45+ journals 
  • 1,600 practice guidelines 
  • 300+ Procedures Consult videos 
  • 15,000 patient education handouts 
  • Over 65,000 images 
  • Fully indexed MEDLINE

The Mosby’sNursing Consult will shut down by 31 Dec 2015. User who has created a personal account in Mosby’s Nursing Consult with saved items, please re-register at the new platform and bookmark the items again if necessary.   

Monday, November 16, 2015

BMA Medical Book Awards 2015

The British Medical Association (BMA) Medical Book Awards take place annually to recognise outstanding contributions to the medical literature. For the year 2015, awarded  titles include:

The BMA Medical Book of the Year 2015

Practical Management of Complex Cancer PainPractical Management of Complex Cancer Pain, by Manohar L. Sharma, Sanjeeva Gupta, Michael I. Bennett, and Karen H. Simpson. Published by Oxford University Press. 

The BMA Illustrated Book Award 

Operative Techniques in SurgeryOperative Techniques in Surgery by Michael W. Mulholland. Published by Wolters Kluwer - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.





The BMA Student Textbook Award

Making Sense of the ECG (4th Edition)Making Sense of the ECG: A Hands-On Guide, 4th edition, by Andrew R. Houghton and David Gray. Published by CRC Press.



BMA President's Choice

Point-of-Care UltrasoundPoint-of-Care Ultrasound by Nilam J. Soni, Robert Arntfield and Pierre Kory. Published by Elsevier.


See the full list of medical book award winners by category

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Extending evidence-based medicine

Evidence-based medicine (EBM) has been used to optimize decision-making for more than two decades, and has caused considerable controversy.

BMC Medicine provides a new series of open access articles to discuss current debates in the field of EBM, and to consider ways forward. The ‘orthodox’ and ‘dissenting’ views highlighted the potential biases that can hinder the progress of EBM, and suggest how to counteract these.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Library Research Skills in Medicine

A new online tutorial, Library Research Skills in Medicine is now available at the eLearning@CU System for your self-learning. It will help you to develop the essential information literacy skills for evidence-based medicine research. Topics include identifying information resources, formulating search strategy, information evaluation and citing references.

Please login with your Student/Staff ID and CWEM Password, select the "Courses" tab, and search for "Library Research Skills" to find course.

Monday, October 12, 2015

BMA Awarded Anaesthesia Book Available Online

The Book Accidental Awareness during General Anaesthesia in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Report and Findings, by Jaideep J. Pandit, Tim M. Cook, and the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland, has won the first prize of BMA Anaesthesia book 2015. Now it is available online for free.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Food for Thought on Bioethics

The CUHK Centre for Bioethics has organized Ten Introductory Lectures on Bioethics from 17 October to 12 December, 2015.  Two internationally renowned philosophers, Prof. Bonnie Steinbock and Prof. Paul Menzel will address on ten of the most intriguing issues in bioethics.  

Want to learn more about bioethics? Check out the Library books on their publications.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015

Source: Nobel Prize

Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 for their contribution in discovery of  anti-parasitic drugs long hidden in herbs and soil.

Dr. William C. Campbell and Dr. Satoshi Omura developed Avermectin that has radically lowered the incidence of river blindness and lymphatic filariasis.

Dr. Youyou Tu was inspired by Chinese traditional medicine in discovering Artemisinin, a drug that was proven highly effective against the malaria parasite and has reduced death rates from the disease. 

Key publications: 

Burg RW, Miller BM, Baker EE, Birnbaum J, Currie SA, Hartman R, et al. Avermectins, new family of potent anthelmintic agents: producing organism and fermentatio. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 1979;15:361-367. doi:10.1128/AAC.15.3.361. 

Egerton JD, Ostlind DA, Blair LS, Eary CH, Suhayda D, Cifelli S, et al. Avermectins, new family of potent anthelmintic agents: efficacy of the B1a component. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 1979;15:372-378. doi:10.1128/AAC.15.3.372.

Tu Y, Ni M, Zhong Y, Li L, Cui S, Zhang M, et al. Studies on the constituents of Artemisia Anua L. Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica.1981;16,366-370. (Text in Chinese)

Friday, October 2, 2015

100,000 Digitised Books now available in the Medical Heritage Library

The Medical Heritage Library, a digital curation collaborative among some of the world’s leading medical libraries, provides a huge curated collection of free digital resources for medical historians and humanities researchers.

In this month, the Medical Heritage Library has added to 100,000 digitized books related to health and medicine in the 19th and 20th centuries.


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Library Workshops: Exploring Medical Information Resources

Visible Body: 3D Human Anatomy Education Tool

Visible Body is an interactive 3D visualization tool for human anatomy education. This workshop will show you its essential modules: Human Anatomy Atlas, Muscle Premium, Skeleton Premium, Heart & Circulatory Premium, and Physiology Animations. You will also learn how to use the Visible Body apps with your mobile devices. 

Time: 12 Oct (Mon) 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Computer Lab, Li Ping Medical Library, 2/F LCW Clinical Sciences Building, Princes of Wales Hospital

Time: 13 Oct (Tue) 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Venue: User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
(Same content for both sessions)

 Lippincott Procedures and Advisor: Nursing Skills Resources

 Lippincott Procedures provides point-of-care procedure guides for over 1,000 nursing skills to help nursing professionals carry out effective care, and Lippincott Advisor provides nurses quick and efficient access to the specific information needed for optimal patient care, including drug, disease, clinical diagnosis and treatment, nurse care plans, patient handouts and quality and safety initiatives. You will learn how to use these tools to enhance your nursing skills and patient care techniques. 

Time: 13 Oct (Tue) 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Venue: User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library

Using Psychology and Psychiatry Databases: PsycARTICLES, PsycINFO & PsycTESTS

This workshop will introduce a series of research databases on psychology and psychiatry which are useful for medical professionals, psychologists, educators as well as social workers. Besides the literature databases PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES, you will also learn how to use PsycTESTS and Health and Psychosocial Instruments to search for psychological measures, scales, surveys, and other instruments essential to behavioral and social sciences. 

Time: 14 Oct (Wed) 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Venue: Multi-purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library

Searching Biomedical Literature with Embase and MEDLINE

Embase and MEDLINE are important biomedical and pharmaceutical databases for health science research, their coverage expands across international biomedical journals on disease, diagnosis and treatment, drug, and medical device data information. Through this workshop, you will learn the essential skills for effective searching these databases including developing a search strategy, using Medical Subject Headings, and applying limiters and filters.

Time: 14 Oct (Wed) 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Venue: User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library

Speaker: Mr. Allan Finn, Senior Training Manager, Wolters Kluwer Medical Research

Language: English

Registration: Complete the Online Registration Form

For any enquiries, please contact us at

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

New Medical E-Resources

The Library has subscribed to the following new medical e-resources: 

Visible Body is a 3D human anatomy visualization tool providing detailed models of all body systems. The available modules are: Human Anatomy Atlas; Muscle Premium; Skeleton Premium; Physiology Animations; Heart & Circulatory Premium.


AccessMedicine’s NeurologyCollection provides unique features like constantly updated references on neurology, multimedia on neurologic examinations and EEG monitoring and custom curriculum.

AccessPediatrics is an integrated online resource that provides students and teaching staff of medical and health related subjects and pediatricians with a wide range of contents on pediatrics.   It provides an one-stop access to information from leading pediatric textbooks, quick references, multimedia, pediatric board review, and custom curriculum.

AccessMedicine’s ObGynCollection offers a comprehensive online O&G resource that covers the entire spectrum of obstetrics and gynecology.   The unique features include continuous updates on reference materials and leading O & G  textbooks and the provision of the multimedia and images.

LWWHealth Library. Medical Education  This e-book collection provides access of over 50 textbooks on anatomy, behavioral science, biochemistry, embryology, epidemiology, genetics, histology, clinical medicine, microbiology, neuroscience, pathology, pharmacology, physical examination, and physiology.

LWWHealth Library. Pharmacy provides 30 electronic textbooks on biochemistry, immunology, internal medicine, medicinal chemistry, microbiology, pathology, pharmaceutics, pharmacoeconomics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacology, pharmacy practice, physical examination, and physiology.

OMMBID provides the latest knowledge on the metabolic and molecular underpinnings of a growing list of inherited diseases – as well as updates on pathophysiology and treatment.

Journal of Medical Insight is a peer-reviewed video journal of surgical and medical procedures. Topics of video articles include general surgery, orthopedics, neurosurgery, vascular surgery and more.

GIDEON is the world's premier global infectious disease knowledge management tool. This database is used for diagnosis support and informatics in the fields of tropical and infectious diseases, epidemiology, microbiology and antimicrobial chemotherapy.

Try out them and let us know your feedback.