This LibGuide has been prepared in order to simplify access to electronic books and databases, as well as print materials, that are important in the health care field. Please use the tabs at the top of the page, or the box headed "Table of Contents" below, to navigate around the guide.
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Great new way to search for drug information by drug class. RxClass allows users to search and browse drug classes and their RxNorm drug members through a simple Web interface
You can convert PubMed search results to Excel spread sheets. Read this blog article, and download the software here. This will be very useful for systematic reviews, as you will be able to sort.
How to Access Pubmed with your devices e.g Tablet or Samsung
Click to open is a useful document from the British Medical Association.
Click on this link to view this site on your mobile device
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Electronic resources from WHSL are available remotely and by wifi on the Faculty lawns. Wifi is also available throughout WHSL, and laptop, tablet and mobile phone charging stations are available at every fixed carrell (workspace).
Go to this site to open the Computer Network Services' publications with full instructions on how to use computers at Wits. You can download, or read IT guides for students or staff, and find the Acceptable Use policy.
The Witwatersrand Health Sciences Library is fully covered for WiFi access, and there are power points at each work station, where you can charge your tablet or cell phone. There is also WiFi coverage in the medicinal garden outside.
For details on how to set up your access, please download one of the booklets produced by WIts Information and Communications Technology ( WITS ICT). There is a booklet for staff, and one for students, with links below.
Please note that the librarians are not qualified to set up, or trouble shoot WiFi access for you. If you cannot resolve a problem yourself
- you can take your tablet to the WITS ICT at the WITS ICT Offices on 3rd floor of Medical School or at WITS ICT Solomon Mahlangu House, Braamfontein.
- phone CNS help line (011717 1717), or
- log a call online firstname.lastname@example.org
DO IT YOURSELF LINKS
*Register your new or existing mobile device at: https://mobileselfservice.wits.ac.za
*Log your own call on our portal: https://otter.wits.ac.za/otrs/customer.pl