Access e-books through the College Library

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 60 , No. 1 , January February 2018 , Pages 63 College Library

The College Library has access to over 500 e-books from a variety of publishers, covering a wide range of clinical subjects—anesthesia, family practice/primary care, psychiatry, radiology, surgery, and more.


The College Library has access to over 500 e-books from a variety of publishers, covering a wide range of clinical subjects—anesthesia, family practice/primary care, psychiatry, radiology, surgery, and more.

Begin your search of our library catalogue on the Quick Search page (http://szasz.cpsbc.ca). Enter a keyword, title, or subject (e.g., primary care), and select the e-books option from above the search box. Click the search button to retrieve the list of relevant titles (e.g., Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2018 and Current Practice Guidelines in Primary Care 2018). The Advanced Search page offers refined search results built using combinations of the title, author, subject, or other keywords. Enter “anesthesia” in the title field and all e-books with anesthesia in the title will be displayed (e.g., Miller’s Anesthesia).

To display more information about an e-book returned in the search results, click on the e-book’s title. To open the e-book on your device, click on the hyperlinked text beneath Media Link. E-books are compatible with most devices and all can be viewed online; some are also available for download. To be able to download an e-book, Adobe Digital Editions must be installed on your device.

Many e-books allow simultaneous users; a small number are single-use only. If another patron is viewing a single-use title, a message will appear to inform you that the title is currently in use.

If you need assistance accessing our e-book collection or any of our other electronic resources, contact the Library at 604 733-6671 or medlib@cpsbc.ca.
—Robert Melrose
Librarian

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This article is the opinion of the Library of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC and has not been peer reviewed by the BCMJ Editorial Board.

Robert Melrose. Access e-books through the College Library. BCMJ, Vol. 60, No. 1, January, February, 2018, Page(s) 63 - College Library.



Above is the information needed to cite this article in your paper or presentation. The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommends the following citation style, which is the now nearly universally accepted citation style for scientific papers:
Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002;347:284-7.

About the ICMJE and citation styles

The ICMJE is small group of editors of general medical journals who first met informally in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1978 to establish guidelines for the format of manuscripts submitted to their journals. The group became known as the Vancouver Group. Its requirements for manuscripts, including formats for bibliographic references developed by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), were first published in 1979. The Vancouver Group expanded and evolved into the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), which meets annually. The ICMJE created the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals to help authors and editors create and distribute accurate, clear, easily accessible reports of biomedical studies.

An alternate version of ICMJE style is to additionally list the month an issue number, but since most journals use continuous pagination, the shorter form provides sufficient information to locate the reference. The NLM now lists all authors.

BCMJ standard citation style is a slight modification of the ICMJE/NLM style, as follows:

  • Only the first three authors are listed, followed by "et al."
  • There is no period after the journal name.
  • Page numbers are not abbreviated.


For more information on the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, visit www.icmje.org

BCMJ Guidelines for Authors

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