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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Database Review by Library PTS (Part Time Student Librarian) - Using Science Direct to Retrive Articles and Access ebooks

http://www.sciencedirect.com.ezp.imu.edu.my/
Review by Muhamad Faizzuddin Mohd Razali
Click the image above to access the database


1. Which feature(s) I like the most about the database?
a)    One of the interesting about this database is that Science direct offer you with an open access which mean you can get the article for free. All articles in open access journals which are published by Elsevier have undergone peer review and upon acceptance are immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.

 Type of access


b)    Advance search allows you to find your articles efficiently as you can either narrow or broaden your keyed in titles to get you to appropriate articles.

Advance Search page


c)    Get your own E-book from Sciencedirect and select your desire book ranges from health sciences book and others.


  Subscribed e-books (indicated by green colour icon)


 You can always pick the subtopic that you prefered by simply clicking the PDF icon!
  
 Downloadable chapters in PDF



This chapter discuss important thing that is important in the clinical setting:
  1. Review the basic safety guidelines and principles in the hospital setting for the physical therapist and the patient
  2. Discuss the multisystem effects of prolonged bed rest that can occur with hospitalization and the relevant physical therapy considerations
  3. Review the unique characteristics of and patient response(s) to the intensive care unit
  4. Review briefly alcohol abuse and alcohol withdrawal syndrome
  5. Discuss end-of-life issues and palliative care concepts

2.  Has the database benefit you in your learning process?
Its provides me a thorough information regarding the articles under article outline such as publication, journal title, abstract, and I can easily click on the image provided to get me to the explanation of the images. Thus this database make my work easy to deal with my research project.

Image extracted from the article


3. Does the database suit you or any other programs and why?
Definitely, Science Direct database is applicable for my course chiropractic and other health sciences courses. Its contents are multidisciplinary ranging from foundational science to new and novel research. Its features of wide selection of Life Sciences  articles from vase journals and book chapters depicting original research, insightful discovery, current theory and more. This will helps future health care providers to contribute extrapolated ideas and theory in improving patient care worldwide.

4. Would you recommend this database to your colleagues and why?

I will certainly recommend this database to other colleagues and all IMU students particularly those who taking health sciences programme because it is very useful in helping us to comprehend many modules that consist throughout our courses such as physiology, radiology, microbiology, etc. . In fact, students can always use Science Direct database anywhere through your mobile as now you can download a convenient  IMU Library apps via Playstore https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=imu.mylibrary&hl=en  and make your PBL session academically more interesting and efficient.

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