Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Changes to FirstConsult

Upcoming changes to First Consult

Some important and exciting changes to First Consult are coming soon. We are working to make First Consult an even more efficient and useful tool for clinicians and students to get evidence-based answers for the point of care.

First Consult will soon be provided as a fully integrated part of MD Consult, available for institutions, groups, and individuals to purchase in addition to their MD Consult subscription.

By making First Consult content available through the MD Consult interface, customers who have purchased both products will benefit in several ways by receiving the following:

* Access to a single, integrated resource that provides a complete clinical reference solution, combining evidence-based answers for the point of care with the highest quality, world-class, deep-reference information contained in leading medical texts and primary literature.

* Improved ease of use, taking advantage of MD Consult's new simplified and streamlined user interface and design.

* Enhanced search results with MD Consult's new smarter search that makes it easier to find the right information.

We have received significant input from customers regarding how we can make First Consult and MD Consult more valuable and easier to use. The feedback and suggestions have been very positive, and we look forward to providing an enhanced tool by which customers can efficiently find answers to pressing clinical questions and make better treatment decisions.

Several resources are available if you would like to learn more:

* A frequently asked questions document Microsoft Word icon provides more information about the upcoming changes.

* A downloadable slide presentation Microsoft PowerPoint icon includes an overview of the changes and some screenshots

A free webinar tour of the changes will be held October 16, 2007 at 4pm EDT. This 60-minute session will provide a tour of the changes and an opportunity for you to ask questions and learn more.

If you are unable to attend the webinar: The webinar will be recorded, and the archive will be available afterward to all who register. Register for the webinar, and you will receive an e-mail after October 16 with a link to view the archive.

WilsonWeb Interface Changing

Dear WilsonWeb Subscriber,

We're pleased to announce that WilsonWeb 3.0--the next generation of WilsonWeb--is on course for January '08 release! We're now making finishing touches, and invite your input as a Beta tester (October 2007).

WilsonWeb 3.0 will feature:

A Frameless Interface--for even faster loading, and better integration with your institution's website.

Enhanced Layout & Graphics: Clearer screens and more accessible tools, for quicker, more intuitive searching.

Navigational Improvements: New Full Text, Page Image, and Peer Reviewed tabs in results let you isolate those records at a click. In Full Display mode, you can now also choose between scrolling through results or clicking from record to record--navigating the way you find most comfortable.

Simplified Print, Email & Save functions: New buttons--Save This, Email This, and Print This--capture not just the citation, but also any available full text, saving a step. You can also use the Print Email Save button in the banner for simplified and complete functionality as well.

Simplified Search History screen allows you to more handily review, update, combine and organize saved searches, and receive new information on any search in email alerts.

Full text translations: Electronic conversion of articles into Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Korean.

Database Enhancements: New looks for Biography Reference Bank, Art Museum Image Gallery, Current Issues: Reference Shelf Plus, and Current Issues in Health offer more immediate access to essential information, better navigation, and suggestions for related searches.

We'd like your input! To become a 3.0 beta tester, register at www.hwwilson.com/wilsonweb_ng_beta/wilsonweb_beta_volunteer.htm. You can also view WilsonWeb 3.0 sample screens at www.hwwilson.com/Documentation/WilsonWeb/frameless.htm.