The University Library now has access to a new Biomedical Sciences ‘reference module’ on the Elsevier ScienceDirect platform. This resource complements ClinicalKey (also from Elsevier); while CK includes textbooks and journals (among other resources) the reference module content is all from ‘reference’ sources e.g. encyclopaedias, subject experts.
From the web-site: “This comprehensive online Reference Module forms the definitive source for those entering, researching or teaching in any of the many disciplines making up this area of study. In addition to a regular supply of new articles, all previously published articles are reviewed for currency to ensure articles are up-to-date. Articles that are determined to be current according to this review receive a ‘timestamp’ that appears on the article on ScienceDirect indicating the date of the last currency review. Articles that are determined out-of-date are updated. These updates are completed by the original author(s) or by an Updater under the editorial direction of the Editor-in-Chief and the Subject Editors. In this way the Reference Module provides the assurance of up-to-date content that has been vetted by a highly qualified Editorial Board and date-stamped to mark the date of the last review or update.
“The articles are written at a level that allows upper-undergraduate students to understand the material, while providing active researchers, whether in academia or corporations, with an authoritative and up-to-date source of foundational reference material for all aspects of the field and its neighboring disciplines.
“The Reference Module comprises of approx. 4500 articles at launch and Elsevier anticipates including new and updated articles on a regular basis.”