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dr attiya

 

BRIG. GEN. DR.ATTIYA BIN MOHMMAD AL ZAHRANI
Director of King Salman Armed Forces Hospital
Tabuk, KSA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dr bandar bin ali al qahtani

COL.DR. BANDAR BIN ALI AL QAHTANI
Asst Hosp Director for Academic Affairs
King Salman Armed Forces Hospital
Tabuk, KSA

 

 

 

 

DR.Nizar Musawa
Director of Academic Affairs
King Salman Armed Forces Hospital
Tabuk, KSA 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Message from:
Dr. Salem Khalil Al Dahi
Former Director of the Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Medical Education Centre
North West Armed Forces Hospital
Tabuk. Saudi Arabia

SaudiMedLit is a database which provides access to references from medical journals published in Saudi Arabia . Many of the medical journals published in Saudi Arabia are not available for searching via the Internet and the ones which are now available must be searched individually. Medical libraries often receive requests from health professionals to search for medical topics related to Saudi Arabia . As far as we are aware, most of the medical information related to Saudi Arabia is published in Saudi medical journals. As there is no method of searching all these journals in one online database, the Information Services staff must search individual journals on the Internet and then search others manually, an inefficient and time-consuming method of accessing information.

The Health Sciences Library of the North West Armed Forces Hospital has taken the challenge to remedy this longstanding deficiency by providing an alternate, efficient method of searching for citations to articles in medical journals published in Saudi Arabia .

Ms. Terry Bouchard (Health Management Research Consultant) and Mr. Vipula Ranjith (Library Information Technologist) have designed and developed a database-driven website and a user friendly search engine capable of Boolean searching. They are in the process of indexing articles, editorials, case reports, letters to the editor, etc. These are indexed by author, title, medical subject headings (MeSH), keywords, year, ISSN, etc, all into one database. When searching utilizing any of the indexed criteria, or a combination of these, anyone searching for a topic will find citations to as many articles on the topic as are available in any of these journals, all in one search and all in one database, without having to search in numerous sites or journals.

We believe that there is a need for such a database as much of the information in SaudiMedLit is only available in print format, so this would be the first database of its kind. We are confident that this service will serve a useful purpose for health care professionals, physicians, researchers, nurses, and allied health personnel, not only in Saudi Arabia but around the world.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Major General Dr. Ketab E. Al-Otaibi, MSD Director, Major General Dr. Saleh M. Al-Deeb, MSD Deputy Director Training & Research, and Brigadier General Dr. Ghaleb Ghaleb Bin Huraib, NWAF Hospital Director for their approval and support of this project.

I would also like to thank Ms Terry Bouchard and Mr. Vipula Ranjith for their vision, innovation and dedication to this project. They have identified a long standing problem and found a solution. They have initiated, designed, developed and contributed to a most valuable resource we hope you will find useful, the SaudiMedLit database.

   
Current SaudiMedLit updating team

 

 

 

 
Mr. Vipula Ranjith
Mr. Ronaldo Rosada
 


 

Former Staff

 

 

 

DR.YOUSEF AL ALAWI
Former Director of Academic Affairs
King Salman Armed Forces Hospital
Tabuk, KSA 

 

 

terry

Ms. Terry Bouchard
Mr. Prasad Gayan
Ms. Sunu Krishnan
Ms. Josielyn R. Santos

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