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Learning Classroom Construction Begins In Medical Library

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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.

Find Full-text Faster in UpToDate

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UpToDate now has icons (pictured above) to get you to UVM’s journals even faster.

Look for the “Find It @ UVM” or PubMed icon. If UVM has access to the article, when you click on the icon, you will see the full text immediately. If UVM does not have access to the journal, you will be given the option to request the article through Interlibrary Loan. And don’t hesitate to use ILL: often a pdf of the article will be emailed directly to you in less than 72 hours.

Welcome New Residents!

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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 http://library.uvm.edu/dana/services/ill/.
  • Document Delivery (656-2653): Request articles from Dana’s journal collection to be sent directly to your email account http://library.uvm.edu/dana/services/ill/.
  • 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.