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Learning Classroom Construction Begins In Medical Library


Construction work has begun in the Dana Medical Library and will continue to the middle of September. We are excited to see the transition to the Larner classroom for Active Learning and a new Learning Commons for the wider health sciences community. Construction workers have been working diligently on renovation while patrons are able use the back of the library for research and study. Here is a photo to see the space that is available to patrons. We would love your comments and feedback and you can leave that information on our website by clicking on the “Your Feedback” button.

Summer Hours

Dana Medical Library Summer hours begin on Saturday, June 21, 2014. These hours are in effect through Sunday, August 17, 2014. Fall hours resume Monday, August 18th, 2014.

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


Independence Day Holiday

July 4 – closed (UVM Holiday)
July 5 – 9 am to 5 pm
July 6 – 9 am to 5 pm

Regular hours will resume Monday August 18, 2014.

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

DSM-5 Online Added to Library Collections


The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, abbreviated as DSM-5, is the 2013 update to the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) classification and diagnostic tool. In the United States the DSM serves as a universal authority for psychiatric diagnosis. Treatment recommendations, as well as payment by health care providers, are often determined by DSM classifications, so the appearance of a new version has significant practical importance.

The DSM-5 was published on May 18, 2013, superseding the DSM-IV-TR, which was published in 2000 classifications. In most respects DSM-5 is not greatly changed from DSM-IV-TR. Notable changes include dropping Asperger syndrome as a distinct classification; loss of subtype classifications for variant forms of schizophrenia; dropping the “bereavement exclusion” for depressive disorders; a revised treatment and naming of gender identity disorder to gender dysphoria, and removing the A2 criterion for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) because its requirement for specific emotional reactions to trauma did not apply to combat veterans and first responders with PTSD.

You can access the online DSM-5 at:

Welcome New Residents!


The Dana Medical Library is your library, and whether you prefer to use the library’s networked study spaces or to access cutting-edge electronic resources from your FAHC desktop, we can meet your clinical research needs.

Here are a few of the things we can do for you.

A sampling of clinical resources for residents:

  • UpToDate Describes the clinical manifestations of a wide variety of disorders and provides current options for diagnosis, management and therapy, including the efficacy, doses, and interactions of individual drugs. PDA downloads available.
  • DynaMed Provides clinically-organized summaries for nearly 2000 topics, is updated daily and monitors the content of over 500 medical journals. Systematic and evidence-based. PDA downloads available.
  • Cochrane Database The “gold standard” for Evidence-Based Reviews. A full-text database with links to the literature.
  • Journals The Dana Medical Library has over 5000 health sciences journal subscriptions, over 4700 of which are available online.
  • Plus, PubMed customized for FAHC/UVM, and many more databases.

Liaison Program

The Dana Medical Library has an active Liaison Program whereby a professional Health Sciences Librarian is assigned to each residency specialty. Your Library Liaison can assist you with any of your information needs. A few examples of Liaison activities include:

  • Assisting with Journal Clubs;
  • Setting up alerting services;
  • Help in preparing content for Grand Rounds, M&Ms or white papers;
  • Providing instruction and assistance with knowledge management tools like EndNote;
  • Literature searching;
  • Mobile resource troubleshooting;
  • Consulting on PowerPoint, literature searching and questions for Grand Rounds presentations.

Other Services

  • InterLibrary Loan (656-4382): Borrow books or journal articles from other libraries for free via online form at
  • Document Delivery (656-2653): Request articles from Dana’s journal collection to be sent directly to your email account
  • Reference (656-2201): Request literature searches; verify citations; receive searching assistance.
  • Off-Site Access FAHC Residents and Fellows can obtain off site access to networked resources, including most of Dana’s online databases, journals, and books, through FAHC’s network.
  • In-Dana Access The Dana Library computer workstations are available to you with the use of a password; ask at Circulation or Reference for assistance. Dana also has an electronic classroom and conference room that can be scheduled up to two weeks in advance. Call 656-0695 to schedule.

New resource: Because you asked for it!


Prescriber’s Letter (PL) is a resource for medication prescribers to keep them up to date on new developments in drug therapy. Prescribers produces monthly concise updates and Detail-Documents provide in-depth coverage answering many specific questions related to each topic. More unique features included in the articles are charts, rumors, and comments by colleagues. Links to practice guidelines are included when appropriate.

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and other prescribers can earn continuing medical education credits built around the information contained in the Letter. This resource is called “CME-in-the-Letter.”

Prescriber’s Letter editors state the content “is totally independent, and has no connection with any pharmaceutical firm. There is absolutely no advertising, or other financial support. Everything published in Prescriber’s Letter or the additional detailed documents is totally objective.”

There is a mobile app available for PL, but it requires the creation of an account first.

Check out this new resource today and let us know how you like it! It can be found on the Dana website under “Articles and More.” The direct link is:

How to Access the Library after 9pm


All active UVM Faculty/Staff and FAHC Resident House Staff have access to the North Concourse (door on the Concourse that leads into FAHC) and to the West door that faces Converse Hall. Library access is automatically assigned.

However, these doors lock at 9:00pm; after which you will need either an authorized UVM ID or an authorized FAHC Proximity Card.

Residents can go to the CatCard office for a UVM ID that can be swiped from the FAHC side to get in to the concourse after 9pm.

FAHC personnel can contact FAHC Security to request a Proximity card for access through the North Concourse door into FAHC.

Both doors are limited to library hours only: it is not 24×7 access.