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News Archive - 2018

Medical News: December 5, 2018

Clinical Practice Guidelines can now be accessed from the ECRI Guidelines Trust website


ECRI Institute has committed to providing an evidence-based clinical guidelines website at no cost. ECRI Guidelines Trust "fills the void left by the de-funded National Guideline Clearinghouse to give healthcare professionals access to trustworthy guideline resources." Create a free account to access the guideline briefs.  Each guideline brief includes a TRUST scorecard; guidelines were vetted by experts and evaluated against the Institute of Medicine Standards for Developing Trustworthy Clinical Practice Guidelines. TRUST stands for Transparency and Rigor Using Standards of Trustworthiness.


Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Standards for Developing Trustworthy Clinical Practice Guidelines, Graham R, Mancher M, Miller Wolman D, et al., editors. Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust. Washington, DC: National Academies; 2011 Press.

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Report Brief: Clinical practice guidelines we can trust. Washington, DC: Institute of Medicine of the National Academies; 2011. 

Medical News: October 24, 2018

This week is Open Access Week.

What is open access? It is "the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment.  Open Access ensures that anyone can access and use these resuults - to turn ideas into industries and breakthroughs into better lives." (SPARC, 2018.

Additional information and resources available at the International Open Access Week website.

Follow the UT Libraries Open Access blog.

Here are some current articles about open access:

Medical News: October 10, 2018

Did you know that the UT Libraries participate in open access publishing initiatives?

Some of these initiatives include discounts on article processing charges for open access journals.  If you are publishing in an open access journal, check this list of journal publishers to see if the journal to which you are submitting your article is listed:

See more information about UT Libraries' open access initiatives and other scholarly communication services here.

Medical News. September 24, 2018

A new journal was recently added to the UT Libraries' electronic journal subscriptions - LGBT Health .


According to the publisher, the aims & scope are:

"LGBT Health is the premier peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting optimal healthcare for millions of sexual and gender minority persons worldwide by focusing specifically on health while maintaining sufficient breadth to encompass the full range of relevant biopsychosocial and health policy issues. . . . LGBT Health facilitates and supports the efforts of researchers, clinicians, academics, and policymakers to work toward improved health status and healthcare delivery for all segments of the LGBT community and other sexual or gender minorities."

For a list of topics covered, see the publisher's website.

The journal publishes original research, reviews, clinical reports, legal and policy perspectives, and select book reviews.

This journal is indexed in the PubMedPsychINFO, and Web of Science databases.


Medical News. August 14, 2018

What do you get when the world's largest medical library and the world's largest encyclopedia meet up?


"We think the result is even better than happily ever after.

Because now more people than ever before have more access to credible, evidence-based information on rare diseases.

The anticipation had been building for weeks when medical librarians from all over the country joined forces through NLM’s National Network of Libraries of Medicine for an all-day #CiteNLM2018 Wikipedia edit-a-thon on April 17."

Read the entire article posted August 13, 2018 in the National Library of Medicine's newsletter NLM in Focus

Medical News. July 17, 2018

ECRI Institute to Continue Clinical Guideline Work Shuttered by Federal Government: Former Contractor of AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse will Provide Healthcare Professionals with Trusted Information


ECRI Institute. July 17, 2018

"When the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced that the National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) website would go dark on July 17 due to a lack of funding, healthcare professionals protested vocally. They clamored to know where they could access a centralized source for trustworthy, evidence-based information on clinical practice guidelines.

ECRI Institute, the independent nonprofit organization that the United States federal government relied on to develop and maintain NGC since its inception 20 years ago, announces plans to continue providing this critical service to the healthcare community."  

Read full article at .


For additional repositories of clinical practice guidelines, see the Databases for Clinical Practice Guidelines tab of this guide.

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