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Library Trials New Test Prep Program – BoardVitals

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Dana Medical Library is running a limited trial on the USMLE test portion of BoardVitals, an online test prep program that contains thousands of high quality board review questions. Here is how to sign up:

In order to use the program, you will create an account that will keep track of your progress. Individuals can register at BoardVitals Sign Up. You will then receive an email with a confirmation link. Click on this link and the question banks will be added to your account. Then go to the BoardVitals Login Page and sign in. You can then select a medical specialty and start studying.

Please let us know what you think! Send all comments, pro or con, to Jeanene Light so that we can determine if this is the best Test Prep Program for the library. Thank you!

June Workshops tackle vital resources and databases

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Dana Medical Library provides workshops focusing on important resources and databases each Wednesday throughout the month. Come check them out!

Introduction to EndNote

June 1, Noon – 1:00 pm: This beginning EndNote workshop will get you started with using this powerful reference management software. You’ll learn how easy it is to export citations from popular online databases and automatically insert them into your paper or manuscript. Instructor: Frances Delwiche, MLIS

PubMed: Basics & Beyond

June 8, Noon – 1:00 pm: Are your PubMed skills a little rusty? Come to this workshop and brush up on the basics such as using limits and MeSH headings to zero in on the results you need. We’ll move beyond the basics by answering whatever questions you have so come prepared to share! Instructor: Alice Stokes, MLIS

Searching CINAHL

June 15, Noon – 1:00 pm: This workshop will cover how to find high quality nursing and allied health information in CINAHL. In it, we’ll cover topics like advanced searching, how to use subject headings in your search, and how to fine-tune your results. Instructor: Fred Pond, MLS

Searching for Systematic Reviews

June 22, Noon – 1:00 pm: 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

Introduction to EndNote

June 29, Noon – 1:00 pm: This beginning EndNote workshop will get you started with using this powerful reference management software. You’ll learn how easy it is to export citations from popular online databases and automatically insert them into your paper or manuscript. Instructor: Gary Atwood, MSLIS

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. Questions about any of our workshops? Not affiliated with UVM or University of Vermont Medical Center? Please contact Gary Atwood at (802) 656-4488.

Library Summer Hours

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Dana Medical Library Summer hours begin on Saturday, June 18, 2016. These hours are in effect through Saturday, August 13, 2016.

Monday-Thursday 8 am – 10 pm
Friday 8 am – 7 pm
Saturday 9 am – 7 pm
Sunday 9 am – 10 pm

Exceptions:

Independence Day Holiday Weekend

Sunday, July 3:  9 am – 5 pm
Monday, July 4: closed (UVM Holiday)

Regular hours will resume Sunday, August 14th, 2016.

summertime photo by reenoreluv used in accordance with the Creative Commons license.