Category Archives: Archive

Dana’s E-book Collection Has Grown!

The Dana Medical Library has been purchasing e-books for several years, both in collections such as Access Medicine, Clinical Key, and Ovid, and individually. Many titles have unlimited simultaneous users, while a few have single-user licenses.  All e-books are found in CatQuest by conducting a search by title. As shown with the following graph, Dana’s e-book collection has increased dramatically in the last few years due to these purchases:

E-books have the advantage of being available 24X7, take up no space in the library, and many have features like downloading to personal tablets and phones. In the last twelve months, over 40, 000 total “views” were logged in various e-books! The following table shows Dana’s top 15 most-accessed e-books:

For more information, Contact Dana Librarian Jeanene Light, MLS, Head of Collections Development, at 656-0521.

Improved Access to Medical Journals?

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The Dana Medical Library is trialing the new interface BrowZine for accessing e-journals. If you’re planning to read any journals online over the next couple of weeks, please give BrowZine a try and let us know what you think!

Connect to BrowZine to use it in a web browser. Also, create an account and download the app from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store or Amazon App Store. With BrowZine, you can:

  • Browse and read journals: Browse by subject, review tables of contents, and link to and download full articles.
  • Stay Current with My Bookshelf: Create a personal bookshelf of titles to follow and receive new article notifications.
  • Access on any device: Access BrowZine from your iOS and Android device and on the web to stay up to date wherever you are. It was originally developed for mobile devices, so it works really well on them.
  • Save and export articles: Use the BrowZine app to save articles for off-line reading or export to services such as DropBox, Mendeley, RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, Papers and more.

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Your feedback could include responses to these questions:
Did you try the desktop or mobile version, or both?
How straightforward is it to access journals in your field currently and would BrowZine make a difference?
Did BrowZine allow you to do anything new and useful?
What are the drawbacks of BrowZine?

Other feedback would also be welcome. We’d like to make a decision about purchasing this product in the next two weeks, so responses before December 20 would be most welcome. Questions about this trial? Contact Donna O’Malley at 656-4415.

Dana Collects Books for the Fletcher Free Library Gift Campaign

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Join the Dana Medical Library in giving books this holiday season to Burlington’s community centers and preschool programs. Through December 12th, a box is on display at the front of the Dana Library for your donations. Not sure what books to get? Pick up a flyer next to the box that gives a list of book suggestions. All books that are collected will be donated to the Fletcher Free Library Gift Campaign. Here is a little bit more information on the Campaign:

The Fletcher Free Library and local booksellers invite you to share the joy of reading with Burlington’s next generation of book lovers. Gifts of new picture books for 3 or 4 year olds will be accepted through December 12, 2016 to be distributed through Burlington community centers and preschool programs. Crow Bookshop and Phoenix Books in downtown Burlington will offer a discount of 20% on all picture books purchased for this program, and then hold them for the library to pick up and distribute. You may also purchase new picture books from any other source and bring them to the Dana Medical Library by December 12, 2016.

Books should be NEW picture books. Find a list of recommended book at Dana, or feel free to make your own selections, as long as the books are appropriate for 3 or 4 year olds.

For more information, contact Alice Stokes at 656-4386.

 

Dana Library’s Hours Adjust for Holiday Break

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As we near holiday break, keep in mind that library hours will change on certain days. Hours will be reduced between Friday, December 16, 2016 and Monday, January 2, 2017 as follows:
Friday, December 16: 7:30 am-7pm
Saturday, December 17: 9am -7pm
Sunday, December 18: 9am-10pm
Monday, December 19 – Thursday, December 22: 7:30am-10pm
Friday, December 23 – Monday, January 2 (University Holidays and Winter Break Days) CLOSED 

Regular hours will resume Tuesday, January 3, 2017:
Mon-Thu: 7:30 am – 12 midnight
Fri: 7:30 am – 9 pm
Sat: 9 am – 9 pm
Sun: 9 am – 12 midnight

 

EndNote Workshop offered at Dana Medical Library

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EndNote: Tips & Tricks
November 30, Noon – 1:00 pm
Join us for a post-Thanksgiving break workshop on EndNote! In this workshop, we’ll explore some of the more sophisticated features of this powerful reference management software. 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. Questions about any of our workshops? Not affiliated with UVM or University of Vermont Medical Center? Please contact Frances Delwiche at (802) 656-4423.

African Americans in Civil War Medicine Exhibit Opens at Dana

Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine
Hosted by Dana Medical Library through December 16th.

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Susie King Taylor Courtesy East Carolina University

Many histories have been written about medical care during the American Civil War, but the participation and contributions of African Americans as nurses, surgeons and hospital workers has often been overlooked. Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine looks at the men and women who served as surgeons and nurses and how their service as medical providers challenged the prescribed notions of race and gender pushing the boundaries of the role of African Americans in America.

Through historical images and period documents the exhibit explores the life and experiences of surgeons Alexander T. Augusta and Anderson R. Abbott, and nurses Susie King Taylor and Ann Stokes as they provided medical care to soldiers and civilians while participating in the fight for freedom. “Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries opens the door to this rarely studied part of history and brings a voice to those that have remained silent for nearly 150 years,” says Curator Jill L. Newmark.

Learn more about this fascinating exhibit at the National Library of Medicine, Binding Wounds, web page.

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine with research assistance from The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Question about this exhibition? Contact Kate Bright at 656-0695.

In Honor of Veterans Day, Dana Library takes a close look at John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)

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Dr. John McCrae wrote In Flanders Fields, the most influential poem associated with World War I. He was a revered professor at UVM and we are proud to count him as part of our rich and deep history. From 1903 to 1911, he served as professor of pathology at UVM’s Medical College, traveling down on the train from Montreal. In his short 46 years, he had established himself as an esteemed physician and professor as well as an accomplished writer and poet.

In this exhibit, learn more about this fascinating man’s life as a physician, poet and soldier. The exhibit will be up in the library’s Main Hall through December 16th. Also read the Larner College of Medicine blog post on McCrae.

Questions? Contact Kate Bright at 656-0695.

Dana Library would like YOUR input in a trial of the online tool, APA Style Central

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Dana Medical Library is currently running a trial of the APA Style Central. APA Style Central is an online tool that shows faculty, students, and researchers how to properly cite resources in APA format through a series of quick guides, tutorials, and self-quizzes. For example, let’s say that you need to cite something from a YouTube video. A quick look at the Sample Reference section will show you an example of what a properly cited reference looks like or, if you need more information, you can go to the “Audiovisual Material Reference” Quick Guide tutorial for a more in-depth explanation of what elements to include. Viewers can even save these training aids in a favorites folder for future reference.

APA Style Central includes three other modules in addition to the training center. The Research module provides an overview of how to conduct research including select texts on how to conduct research and analysis. The Write module is an online word processor that works with the other modules in APA Style Center to ensure that your paper is properly formatted. Finally, the Publish module helps researchers find journals to submit their papers to for publishing.

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If you like APA Style Central and would like to see the library subscribe to it permanently, please email Gary Atwood at gatwood@uvm.edu and share your feedback. This trial runs until November 26, 2016.

Dana Provides Information Management, Research and Publication Assistance in November

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There will be a variety of great workshops at Dana in November. Come join us! Workshops are every Wednesday and are open to all UVM and University of Vermont Medical Center students, staff, and faculty. Unless otherwise noted, preregistration is not required.

Personal Information Management: Tools November 2, Noon – 1:00 pm
Managing all of the information you collect for research, work and home can be overwhelming. This workshop will provide an overview of various personal information management tools to help, and offer basic instruction in OneNote and Evernote. Instructor: Laura Haines, MLS

UVM’s Institutional Repository in the Lifecycle of Scholarship November 9, Noon – 1:00 pm
From undergraduate theses, to grant reports, to journal articles of value to a variety of communities, UVM’s institutional repository hosts a range of scholarly publications authored by UVM’s faculty and students. Come see how your work could benefit from inclusion in ScholarWorks @ UVM. Instructor: Donna O’Malley, MLS

PubMed: Basics and Beyond November 16, 2016 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

EndNote Tips & Tricks November 30, 2016 Noon – 1:00 pm
In this workshop, we’ll explore some of the more sophisticated features of this powerful reference management software. Instructor: Gary Atwood, MSLIS

Questions about any of our workshops? Not affiliated with UVM or University of Vermont Medical Center? Please contact Frances Delwiche at frances.delwiche@uvm.edu or (802) 656-4423.