Sunday, March 30, 2008

Google Quick Tip #7

Can't remember how to say "lungs" in Spanish? Have no fear, Google translator is here!


  1. Click on the Language Tools link to the right of the search box
  2. Type in the word or phrase you want to translate in the Translate text box
  3. In the dropdown menu below the box, select the language you want to translate to
  4. Click on the Translate button
As best as it can, Google will translate the word/phrase you entered.

There are a vast number of languages to choose from: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

For starters, type in the phrase Where is the pain? and translate it from English to Spanish.

This tool is a guaranteed great way to replace any dull moments of a day!

NEJM Audio Interviews with Authors

Here's yet another cool multimedia feature of the New England Journal of Medicine - In the middle of the right column on their homepage (, there is a box titled Recent NEJM Audio.

  1. The first link takes you to interviews with authors of recent articles.
  2. A link to the full-text article being discussed is available on the interview page. (NOTE: you must be connected to the campus network to access the articles.)
  3. The interview can also be downloaded to listen to on your mp3 player.

A full archive of all interviews is also available.

NEJM Audio Summaries

No time to read the New England Journal of Medicine? No problem. The NEJM has audio summaries of the latest issue available on their homepage (

Look for the Audio Summary link. The summary runs about 20 minutes.

You can listen to the summary on your computer or download them as an audio file to listen to later on your mp3 player. Wow - what'll they think of next?!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

NEJM Videos in Clinical Medicine

Since April 2006, the NEJM website has featured a growing collection of how-to videos.

* Most videos run 6 to 15 minutes

* Topics (i.e.): intubation, catheterization, arterial line placement

* Includes a PDF transcript of each video

* Provides references for more information

NOTE: You must be connected to campus network to access these videos.

If you forget the URL to this page, you can also navigate to it via the NEJM website ( Click in the Recent NEJM Video box in the right column.

Read more about this video feature.