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4 July 2016

UpToDate - the key to evidence for doctors

Subject Librarians Penny Presta  and Anne Young let us in on an invaluable source used by doctors. Medical and other students can now access this database and practice using it for when they are a professional.



Have you ever wondered what it is your doctor is looking at on their mobile device? You’ll be pleased to know that it’s probably not their share price or their next trip on Expedia.com! Doctors rely heavily on evidence to make the best decisions for your care.

Using decision support tools such as UpToDate means that doctors can find the evidence they need quickly, rather than spending hours reading articles in library databases.

UpToDate makes it easy for health professionals to find symptoms, tests, diagnoses and treatment options for medical conditions. If they need more information they can link through to further information in references provided in each entry.

UpToDate is an indispensable tool, in fact it is like Google for doctors, but with all content written and reviewed by a team of physicians and clinical experts in each specialty. Enthusiastic feedback from one of our Medical students indicates that it is “an absolute lifesaver ….”.

Find out more in UpToDate tutorials

Access: All students can access UpToDate anywhere, anytime with their Monash username and password from the library databases page. However staff are restricted to accessing UptoDate from some Monash campuses only.

Please contact a member of the Library's Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences team  if you would like any further details



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