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Daniel Jolley

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Daniel Jolley is an anesthesiologist, founder and CEO of metajournal, providing personalized medical research recommendations to fellow doctors.

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Medical papers: search everywhere!

Metajournal has extensive search features allowing logged-in users to search within article titles – either from among the entire 878,701-articles index, or just a smaller slice.

Simply click Search... and enter your search terms in the box. Search within your Suggested Articles, your Favorites, articles from one Topic, or among articles from just one Journal.

Search for medical articles and papers on metajournal

From there you can widen the search to metajournal's entire article index, or then even perform the same search on PubMed.

And if that's not enough, you can also search metajournal's Collections and Notes too!

Search for collections of medical articles on metajournal

Follow journals outside your specialty

You can easily follow extra journals with metajournal, and so increase the range of publications used to recommend personally-relevant articles.

Follow nejm lancet jama bmj cmaj on metajournal

Sometimes the most important specialty-specific articles are published in the big journals, such as The Lancet or The New England Journal of Medicine – and now metajournal indexes articles from these journals, as well as from JAMA, The BMJ, CMAJ and MJA. (You can also directly browse articles from the journals themselves.)

The easiest way to add extra journals to follow is via your settings page. Click on Journals and from there you can easily search for new journals to follow by name, or unfollow journals that no longer interest you.

How to follow extra journals on metajournal

When you first join metajournal, you automatically follow all the main publications from your specialty. However by refining your list of followed journals you can fine tune things further.

If you follow journals outside your specialty, its important to tell metajournal what your clinical interests are by following a good number of Topics (at least ten). Metajournal uses the topics that you follow to predict and suggest specific articles that are relevant to your practice, even if they are published in journals outside your specialty.

Metajournal adds Pain Medicine as a specialty

Along with the great amount of interest recently from FANZCA anaesthetists, I have received many requests for metajournal to cover more of the pain literature.

After a little bit of work, Pain Medicine has been added as the fourth metajournal specialty, along with indexing 21 pain-related journals.

metajournal announces full-text access via ANZCA library

In addition to these core pain journals, important related publications such as Lancet Neurology, Neuroscience and the Journal of Neuroimaging, have also been indexed and can be independently followed.

To add Pain medicine as a specialty, simply visit your settings page and scroll to the Specialties, Journals & Topics section. Clicking the label of the specialty you already follow will then allow you to add 'Pain medicine' alongside it. (You can also add or remove Journals and Topics that you follow on your settings page too).

Adding pain medicine pushes metajournal's indexed articles count to well over 100,000 articles! Lucky you've got metajournal to help you find quality personally-relevant evidence among all that. ;-)

ANZCA full-text article access!

Big news this week – metajournal now provides one-click access to article full-text via ANZCA for ANZCA Fellows and trainees.

metajournal announces full-text access via ANZCA library

Beneath article abstracts online at metajournal.com or within your weekly emailed metajournal, Australian and New Zealand metajournal users will see a link to: Full text @ ANZCA.

metajournal provides full-text article access through ANZCA library

Clicking this link will take you to the article full-text for many of the major critical-care journals if ANZCA holds a current subscription. Note that some full-text access has time embargoes, and for some journals (e.g. Minerva) direct links are not yet possible.

You will need to login with your ANZCA password after clicking the link, and for Ovid holdings you will also need to login using the ANZCA library's Ovid password – email the great ANZCA librarians to request this password. (Your computer or smartphone should remember these passwords for you for next time.)

To edit your institutional affiliations, for example to add full-text links to your hospital (RMH, RWH...) or university (USyd, UniMelb, Deakin, Monash...) journal subscriptions, simply visit the settings page.

As always, If your hospital, college or university is not listed, let me know and I will see if I can add it!

Create collections of articles

You may have noticed a link beneath each article abstract: Collect...

This allows you to create collections of articles that share a common theme, answer a clinical question, or that you want to group together for any other reason. Perhaps articles to read this month; papers every anesthesia trainee should know; or even a list of your own publications.

metajournal create collections of articles to group those on a similar topic or answer clinical questions

Have a browse through the article collections that have already been created, such as the evidence for surgical safety checklists, or landmark articles in anesthesia or intensive care medicine.

Creating a collection is as simple as clicking Collect... beneath an article abstract or Create new article collection... on the main collections page.

Article collections can have their own notes (summaries, pearls and comments), just like articles do.

Capture, summarize and share your collected-evidence with your colleagues and the world!

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