Lights! Camera! Action! Videos!

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There was a time in the not-too-distant past when the Health Sciences Library maintained a large collection of video materials, mostly in magnetic tape formats now extinct: remember VHS, U-Matic, and Betamax tapes and the bulky equipment one needed to view them?  Fast forward to the present day and you will find none of these video formats anywhere in the Library.  However, it is a fact that our video collection today is larger than at any time in the past.  Videos of laboratory procedures, physical examination techniques, medical and surgical procedures, nursing care procedures, diagnostic tests, and routine patient care abound in the many online journals, books and databases the Library licenses.  The following is intended to be a guide to help you to locate and use this video content.

AccessMedicineAccess Medicine
Video content in Access Medicine is fully searchable, and can also be browsed in  categories such as, Bedside & Office-based Procedures, Diagnostic Tests Treatments & Procedures, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Physical Exam. Video content is also arranged by body systems: cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, neurologic, and others.

Access SurgeryPrint
As its name implies, the video content in Access Surgery focuses on surgical procedures, operative techniques, infection control, intraoperative and postoperative complications, and anesthesia techniques.

The wide array of medical books and journals available through ClinicalKey is only part of what this product offers.  Over 17000 videos are available on a broad range of medical and surgical topics.  Videos are searchable and browsable in ClinicalKey  and are often linked to related texts.

JOVE: Journal of Visualized ExperimentsJOVE
JOVE builds upon the traditional peer-reviewed journal format to include videos of experimental procedures and protocols, accompanied by textual descriptions. Each article is built around a 5- to 10-minute video describing procedures and protocols. The goal is to allow researchers to re-create the techniques described, with the videos providing more clarity than would written directions alone.  The University of Virginia currently subscribes to the General, Bioengineering, Clinical & Translational Medicine, Immunology & Infection, and Neuroscience sections of JOVE.

And the best part is… no rewinding is ever necessary!

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