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Oxford Textbook of Medicine Available Online for the First Time

Oxford University Press (OUP; www.oup.com) has launched the online version of the Oxford Textbook of Medicine. In print, this fifth edition of Oxford Textbook of Medicine is three volumes with just under 6,000 pages, compiled over 5 years by 750 contributors.

One of the biggest benefits of moving online will be the ability to update content regularly based on clinical evidence, so physicians can be confident they're looking at the latest information. The Oxford Textbook of Medicine online is part of a growing number of online medical products from OUP. It features the full text, figures, and illustrations found in the print version, as well as navigation, search, and browse tools, links to sources of related and further reading via PubMed, ISI, and CrossRef, images that can be downloaded to PowerPoint, and annual updates.

The Oxford Textbook of Medicine has always had a very international focus, with contributors from around the world, and in-depth coverage of the types of medical conditions often found in countries with a less-developed medical infrastructure, so the U.K.'s Wellcome Trust has chosen to sponsor online access to the Oxford Textbook of Medicine in low- and middle-income countries through the World Health Organization-led HINARI Access to Research in Health Programme. This will enable users at more than 3,500 institutions to access Oxford Textbook of Medicine for free, or at a greatly reduced cost.

Source: Oxford University Press



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