For a number of years now, the online edition of New England Journal of Medicine has offered the ability to download images, illustrations, and tables as individual PowerPoint slides or to turn an entire NEJM article into a complete presentation. However, up until recently, UVA users were unable to use this feature because the NEJM limited its use to individual subscribers only, not institutional licensees. In January 2014 this restriction was removed and this feature is now available to all.
PowerPoint slide sets and image downloads are an excellent teaching and presentation tool. In just a fraction of the time it would take to compose the slides yourself, you have an easy way to present images or summarize key points, illuminate the content with visuals, and present the conclusion of an article. You may now download any image, illustration, or table from directly into PowerPoint for easy presentation. Or you can download complete articles into PowerPoint Slide Sets, which include a title page with citations, a summary of the article’s main points and conclusions, plus all associated images, illustrations, and tables. Slide Sets are available for most current and many archived articles including Original and Review Articles, Case Records of the MGH, Clinical Practice, and Clinical Therapeutics articles.
The following screen shot illustrates how you can do this. Any graphic that is downloadable as a PowerPoint slide will have a SLIDE link above and on the right side of the image. (Figure 1) Click the SLIDE link and a formatted PowerPoint slide will be downloaded to your device which can then be edited to make sense in the context of your presentation. A slide set can be downloaded using the link on the Tools Menu. The complete citation is included, so those viewing the presentation know the material is from a trusted source.
For questions about copyright restrictions and the appropriate use of any downloaded content, please consult the NEJM Permissions page.