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It’s a Library, where are the Books?


If you’ve been to Dana in the last few days, you’ve seen movers, books on carts, and emptying shelves. Soon nearly all books will be shelved and retrievable from a Library Annex location. It’s disruptive and a bit noisy but it won’t last for long. The moving should be completed by the end of next week, October 1.

So why is this happening? The library is being renovated to develop a Learning Commons in collaboration with the College of Medicine.  Former collection space will be freed up for new educational technology and faculty development uses. Student study space will also be enhanced to provide more space for quiet individual study.

More books are electronic, but many are print. The Library has more electronic books (e-books) and textbooks each year. Dana has over 1000 electronic texts in most clinical and health sciences topics. You can find e-books and all print books through the Library’s discovery tool, CATQuest, and the Dana Website. The e-books are available anytime 24/7. To request print books, click on the forms in CATQuest or on the website. Books will be delivered to the library daily starting soon. Contact the Main Desk at 656-2200 for assistance with navigating library services.

For questions or concerns, contact Marianne Burke, Director, at 656-3483.

3-part Systematic Reviews Workshop Series Returns this Fall to Dana!

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The Dana Medical Library is once again running its popular workshop series on Systematic Reviews. Join us! Workshops are open to all UVM and University of Vermont Medical Center students, staff, and faculty. Unless otherwise noted, preregistration is not required for library workshops. Workshops are held on Wednesdays in the Dana Classroom, room 108.

Introduction to Systematic Reviews September 28th, 2016, Noon – 1pm

This workshop will contrast the rigorous methodology used to produce systematic reviews with other approaches to reviewing the literature. Attendees will have the opportunity to begin constructing their own systematic review protocol, enabling them to both evaluate systematic reviews, and participate in authoring a systematic review. Instructors: Donna O’Malley, MLS & Gary Atwood, MSLIS

Searching for Systematic Reviews October 5th, Noon to 1pm

Systematic reviews summarize, appraise, and interpret evidence from healthcare research, primarily from journal articles. They can be the most efficient way to bring the results of clinical research into clinical decision making. This workshop will explore databases and methodologies for locating high-quality systematic reviews. Instructor: Donna O’Malley, MLS

Finding Gray Literature October 12th, Noon to 1pm

The gray literature, including resources such as conference proceedings, technical reports, and government documents, can provide valuable information that isn’t found in the published journal literature. This presentation will cover the what, why, when, and how to search the gray literature. Instructors: Nancy Bianchi, MSLIS and Gary Atwood, MA, MSLIS

Questions about any of our workshops? Not affiliated with UVM or University of Vermont Medical Center? Please contact Frances Delwiche at (802) 656-4423.

Change is in the air! Dana Medical Library Fall Semester Hours have begun


Fall 2016 semester hours run through Monday, January 2, 2017. They are as follows:

  • Monday thru Thursday, 7:30 am – 12 midnight
  • Friday, 7:30 am – 9 pm
  • Saturday, 9 am – 9 pm
  • Sunday, 9 am – 12 midnight


Thanksgiving Holiday

  • Wednesday, November 23, 7:30am-5pm
  • Thursday, November 24 (University Holiday), CLOSED
  • Friday, November 25 (University Holiday), CLOSED
  • Saturday, November 26, 9am-5pm
  • Sunday, November 27, Resume regular hours

Winter holidays: Hours will be reduced between Friday, December 16, 2016 and Monday, January 2, 2017

  • Friday, December 16, 7:30 am-7pm
  • Saturday, December 17 Saturday, 9am -7pm
  • Sunday, December 18, 9am-10pm
  • Monday, December 19—Thursday, December 22, 7:30am-10pm
  • Friday, December 23 – Monday, January 2 (University Holidays and Winter Break Days)- CLOSED

Regular hours will resume Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Contact the Main Desk at 656-2200 with any questions.