Getting Started at Dana Medical Library

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Follow these helpful links to learn the ins and outs of the Dana Medical Library!

General Library Information
Want to know about us? Check here for hours, location, staff, contact info, and more

Catalog
Provides access to the libraries’ collections at UVM

Journals – E-Journals and Print
Searchable list of biomedical journals

Databases
• MEDLINE (via PubMed or Ovid): references to health sciences journals
• CINAHL: references to articles in nursing and allied health
• ClinicalKey: medical and surgical resources
• Cochrane Library: evidence-based healthcare databases
• DynaMed: evidence-based point of care resource
• PsycINFO: references to psychology and psychiatry articles and books
• UpToDate: authoritative point of care resource
• Web of Science: cited references to journal articles

Off-campus Access
Resources are accessible through EZProxy by signing in with your UVM NetID and password

Training & Consulting
http://library.uvm.edu/dana/services/currentclasses.php
http://library.uvm.edu/dana/help/tutorials.php
Find help in the form of online tutorials and workshops offered by Dana librarians
Subject Research Guides
Various subject guides that offer quick access to the Library’s resources for researchers, clinicians, faculty, students, and staff.

Ask a Librarian – Reference and Research Assistance
Get help from a librarian via email, chat, phone, or in person

Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Services that can help you if you need to request articles, books, or items not available at UVM

Newsletter
Stay current on Library services, resources, events, classes, exhibits, and much more

For more information, Contact Nancy Bianchi at 656-4371

2015 Funding to Publication Series

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Dana Medical Library’s Funding to Publication series will start in mid-September and run for 5 weeks. For this year’s series, we’ve updated some classic workshops and added a new one on using REDCap to capture and manage your research data. This year’s topics include:

  • September 15-16 – PubMed: Advanced Techniques
  • September 22-23 – Reference Management: Introduction to EndNote
  • September 29-30 – Data Management: An Overview of REDCap
  • October 6-7 – Publishing: Find the Right Journal
  • October 13-14 – Funding: Tools and Tips for the Search Process

Location – Dana Medical Library Classroom

Time – Noon to 1:00pm

To register – Registration is required for all workshops. Please fill out the registration form located at http://go.uvm.edu/2015ftp.

Questions? Please contact Gary Atwood at gatwood@uvm.edu or (802) 656-4488.

 

Come Celebrate 10 Years with the Dana Medical Library!

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This July Dana Medical Library celebrates 10 years in the Larner Medical Education Center. You are invited to join us in commemorating the “new” 10 year old library by looking back at the history of the library and looking forward at the changes that are still to come.
The library will be holding a reception on July 30th from 3 to 5 pm in the library’s main hall. Come have some cake, watch a slide show of pictures, new and old, meet the faculty and staff, and predict what the future holds for the library!
For more information, contact Kate Bright at kate.bright@uvm.edu or 656-0695.

UpToDate Anywhere Access Period Extended to 90 Days

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Starting July 1, UpToDate Anywhere users will have 90 days of uninterrupted remote or mobile app access.

In response to user feedback, UpToDate has extended the number of days users have before being prompted to sign in to the database, from 30 to 90 days.

In order to maintain access, verify your UVM or UVM Medical Center affiliation every 90 days by signing with your UpToDate username and password from a browser on the UVM or the University of Vermont Medical Center network. Find detailed instructions on maintaining access to UpToDate Anywhere here.

Find more mobile apps available from Dana Medical Library here: http://researchguides.uvm.edu/mobile.

Questions? Contact Alice Stokes at 656-4386.

Dana Medical Library Exhibit Highlights Summer Reading Books in Medicine and Science

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As summer draws to a close, don’t forget about these engaging medicine and science-based books. Though Dana Medical Library’s summer reading display will be coming down in less than a week, many of these books will still be available in the main hall. For the month of September, you will find them, along with our summer reading booklist, on the cart around the corner from the display. And even when the cart disappears, remember that the books do not! They are still available to be checked out either at Dana or Bailey-Howe. Just simply refer to the booklist for suggestions.

Here are some highlights: Oliver Sacks’ newest book, On the Move, Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, Susannah Cahalan’s Brain on Fire, and Abraham Verghese’ Cutting for Stone.

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For additional book suggestions, see our complete list of Summer Reading.

To request a book, contact Circulation at 656-2200, or, for more information on the exhibit, contact Reference & Education Librarian, Nancy Bianchi at nancy.bianchi@uvm.edu or 656-4371.

New Database: ProQuest Health Management

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Have you been trying to locate information related to health care management and coming up empty? Try ProQuest Health Management!

ProQuest Health Management is designed to meet the needs of researchers studying the field of health administration. This healthcare management content provides relevant information on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Insurance
  • Law
  • Statistics
  • Business management
  • Personnel management
  • Ethics
  • Health economics
  • Public health administration.

With coverage of more than 840 key journals, and more than 4,500 doctoral dissertations and theses, ProQuest Health Management provides users with the highest quality content, much of which is not available elsewhere.

Jeanene Light, Collection Management Librarian
jeanene.light@uvm.edu

Dana Medical Library Expands Access to Electronic Journals

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The Dana Medical Library has recently expanded electronic collections to include hundreds of older journal titles. Titles with electronic content (often dating back to the first volume published) now include:

  • JAMA
  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • American Chemical Society Journals
  • Nature.

Many more titles come from the following publishers and platforms:

  • Psychiatry Legacy Collection Wiley
  • Sage
  • Elsevier Science Direct
  • Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins (including a large number of nursing and health sciences journals).

Access to titles in these collections is now typically available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is no longer necessary to come to the library to borrow or photocopy older journal articles from these publishers, making it more convenient for researchers, clinicians, and students.
Journals can be found by searching the online catalog, or by searching for “Journals” on the Dana website under “Find.”

Not only does this provide easier patron access to collections, it also permits Dana Medical Library to plan thoughtfully for the best future use of space within the library. Group and individual study spaces, classrooms, and other learning commons services are in high demand; transferring collection space to user space is one way to achieve these goals.

Jeanene Light, Collection Management Librarian
jeanene.light@uvm.edu

Historic Instrument Collection Now Viewable Online

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Dana Medical Library received a contract to create digitized images of a portion of its historical Medical Instrument Collection. This collection includes 19th and 20th century medical kits and instruments that were used in rural Vermont. Images were created for 223 individual instruments and 36 kits. The collection is now available in ScholarWorks @ UVM, joining the College of Medicine Yearbook and Catalog collections. For further information contact Donna O’Malley, MLS, PI at Donna.OMalley@uvm.edu.

O’Malley, Dana Medical Library Acting Director

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Acting Director, Donna O’Malley

Library Associate Professor, Donna O’Malley, MLS, will be Acting Director of the Dana Medical Library from July through December 2015 while Director Marianne Burke is on sabbatical. Donna is Library Associate Professor and Head of Technology and Digital Projects at Dana. Donna has contributed extensively to teaching and learning in medical student education over many years, and has held numerous leadership roles in the UVM Libraries. She was an advocate for the creation of ScholarWorks @ UVM, the UVM Libraries-sponsored institutional repository, and currently chairs its implementation committee. She has served on Faculty Senate Committees including the Education, Research, and Technologies Committee. Contact Donna at donna.omalley@uvm.edu or (802) 656-4415.

Library Restores Connectivity and Power in Study Area

DTK_5492Since the installation of the Larner Classroom, workmen have installed power and data into many of the carrels and tables around the library. With the addition of the seven tables along the back wall, carrels by tech services, the reference desk, and the new hallway, wireless, data, and electrical capability are strong once again in the student study areas at Dana Library allowing patrons more opportunity to use power and data.

This increased connectivity was needed. You may have noticed with the addition of the Larner classroom, the study area moved from the front to the back of the library reducing the number of tables and carrels with power and data temporarily. The new study area of the library had less than half the connectivity and power available in the former space. The wireless capability has now tripled and data ports and electrical outlets are available at nearly all study tables and carrels.

Now nursing, health science, and medical students are able to study in the library without worrying about electricity or losing data. This upgrade is a final stage of the collaboration to build the classroom with the College of Medicine.

For more information please contact: Donna O’Malley at 656-4415 or
Donna.OMalley@uvm.edu