New Resource: BMJ Case Reports
Rutgers University Libraries have recently added a subscription to BMJ Case Reports, which includes case reports from November 2008 to the present.
A case report is defined as a detailed report of the symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of an individual patient. Case reports may contain a demographic profile of the patient, but usually describe an unusual or novel occurrence.
BMJ Case Reports offers a high volume of case reports from all medical disciplines, on both common and rare conditions. All information is peer-reviewed. BMJ Case Reports is the largest collection of case reports available online, containing more than 13,500 articles.
Users can go directly to BMJ Case Reports to browse available information. In addition, they may limit searches to cases with the following:
- by specialty
- by article type
It is also possible to view the most frequently read cases or the BMJ Case blog.
BMJ Case Reports is indexed by Ovid MEDLINE, PubMed, CINAHL, and SCOPUS, so searches of any of those databases may yield citations from this online journal or serve as a way to search its contents. It is also available at http://casereports.bmj.com/content/by/year.