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

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This summer, the Dana Medical Library is showcasing both new and classic books for recreational reading in medicine and science from the Libraries’ Collection. We asked our staff to give us their suggestions on this topic and we have compiled a great list of books that are must-reads for the summer. Read reviews, author bios, and excerpts in our display case on books that are best-sellers, classic, of local interest, and highly recommended. So, as you return your academic text books and required readings, make sure to pick up a book that is a little bit more of a page-turner. Come check out our display case and peruse these recommended books on the table in our main hall.

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.

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.