Archive for April, 2009

The Transplant Library – new resource

The Department of Health is funding access for Medical Schools and Acute NHS Trusts in England to the Transplant Library for one year from April 2009. It is the bibliographic database of the Centre for Evidence in Transplantation (CET), the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS), and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

The Transplant Library contains evidence-based information on all aspects of solid organ transplantation. The CET uses a customised literature search in the Ovid-Medline and Cochrane Central bibliographic databases to retrieve relevant transplantation records. Additional information is manually added to each record, based on certain indexing criteria.

The database consists of over 6,000 references of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) published from 1970 to the present; Systematic reviews and meta-analyses are scheduled to be added in 2009. Quality rating of methodology is available for most trials published since 2004. The database also includes non-indexed literature, such as conference proceedings, and, where possible, records of unpublished trials. Many of the records in the database contain abstracts and/or links to full text.

How do I access it?
St. George’s Hospital staff can access the Transplant Library either:
– via Ovid Online
– via the Library website > Databases > Medicine & Dentistry

You will need log in using your NHS Athens username/password.


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