Thanks to mobile connectivity, internet has almost replaced the libraries and other reference texts in medicine today. More and more medicos are connected to internet to keep themselves updated about the latest treatments, technologies and researches. Not surprisingly, online-only journals have started appearing. The Journal of Medical Internet research (JMIR) is one such journal founded in 1999. It is an international scientific peer-reviewed journal on all aspects of research, information and communication in the health-care field using Internet and intranet-related technologies.
Unfortunately, most (if not all) of the medical content available on net can not be considered as authentic. The reason is that the source of content is either unavailable or fake. So a newbie or not-so-tech-savvy (as is the case with most of the medicos) doctor becomes confused about ‘where to look for’ and what to consider authentic on internet. I was not an exception when using internet first time. Considering this difficulty, I searched, cross-checked, and verified the content and source of hundreds of websites. Then I prepared a list of most authentic and updated websites just to make your life easier. Here goes the list…….
A. GENERAL RESOURCES, DATABASE, JOURNALS AND ASSOCIATIONS WEBSITES
10. Freemedical journal -Free Medical Journals
11. Amedeo -Amedeo: The medical literature guide
13. wame.org -World Association of Medical Editors
18. vts.rdn.ac.uk -Internet Medic: A ‘teach yourself’ tutorial
Internet Information Centre (www.nnlm.gov/netinfo)
20. webcom.com -Physician’s guide to the Internet
22. library.uchc.edu -Medical search engines and meta-sites
23. mic.ki.se -Website for all medical images and illustrations.
B. RESEARCH DATABASES AND RESOURCE’S WEBSITES
5. qmedin.com -Indian Website on medicine.
6. lib.umich.edu -Medical Statistical Resources on the internet.
These websites cover medicine in general and do not represent any particular speciality. Hope you will benefit from these…