THOMSON MICROMEDEX Susan Shelly 16 Jun 2005 13:15 UTC

I've been contacted by a salesperson from Thomson Micromedex about their
product Micromedex® Healthcare Series CareNotes(tm).  They are offering
this without cost to our college library.  Even though it's "free", as you
know all such things involve indirect expenses of explaining its use,
getting it linked up, directors wanting usage statistics, etc.  Further, if
it is available on our library web site, this implies an automatic stamp of
approval by the librarians and faculty.

I have the impression they are offering this free to us so when our nursing
students go into the workplace they will request it from their employers.
(A  legitimate strategy.) Anyway, I am unfamiliar with this product and I'd
like to know of anyone else's experience with it.  Timeliness?  Depth?
Quality?  Usability?  Worth it?


Susan C. Shelly, MLS
Librarian, Serials and Services
1700 South Main Street
Goshen, Indiana 46526