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NLM Exhibit on the History of Drug and Addiction to open at Dana

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Starting May 2nd, The Dana Medical Library will host the National Library of Medicine Traveling Exhibition Pick Your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures and Medical Prescriptions. Mind-altering drugs have been used throughout the history of America. While some remain socially acceptable, others are outlawed because of their toxic, and intoxicating, characteristics. These classifications have shifted at different times in history, and will continue to change. The transformation of a particular drug, from an acceptable indulgence to a bad habit, or vice versa, is closely tied to the intentions of those endorsing its use, and their status in society. This exhibition explores some of the factors that have shaped the changing definition of some of our most potent drugs, from medical miracle to social menace.

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health. For more information, contact Kate Bright at 656-0695.

May brings Dana Workshops on Systematic Reviews and More!

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Join us all month long in the Dana Classroom for Workshops on important library resources and databases!

Searching for Systematic Reviews Wednesday, May 4th, 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 Wednesday, May 11th,  Noon – 1:00 pm

This beginning EndNote class 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

Introduction to Ovid Medline Wednesday, May 18th, Noon – 1:00 pm

If you’re looking for a Medline database platform that offers precision control over your search strategy and ready access to advanced search features, then come check out Medline searching using the OVID interface. Instructor: Nancy Bianchi, MLS

How to Search Google Scholar Wednesday, May 25, Noon – 1:00 pm

Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature with many irresistible features along with some definite challenges. Come learn how to make Scholar an important tool in your clinical or research toolkit. Instructor: Gary Atwood, MLIS

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 or (802) 656-4488.

Tips for Studying at Dana During Exams

  • Use the 4 study rooms when you wish to study in a small group. You can book a room with assistance from the Main Desk.
  • The quietest areas of the library are in the back of the library.
  • Please chat with friends or use your phone in the hallway outside of the library.
  • If you can’t find a seat, ask at the Main Desk for assistance.
  • A list of alternative places to study around campus can be found at the Main Desk.

Good luck with your work!