Welcome. This guide will help you find resources which will help you succeed in your studies and research. We hope this will help you find your way to specialised forensic medical information and learning tools. There are links to core books, journals, databases, and websites.
Please refer to other medical guides for additional help.
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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 ITS ICT help line (011717 1717/2495/2785) or
- log a call online firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 South African Medical Association.
Here is some practical and ethical guidance for doctors and medical students.
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