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Come Celebrate 10 Years with the Dana Medical Library!

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This July Dana Medical Library celebrates 10 years in the Larner Medical Education Center. You are invited to join us in commemorating the “new” 10 year old library by looking back at the history of the library and looking forward at the changes that are still to come.
The library will be holding a reception on July 30th from 3 to 5 pm in the library’s main hall. Come have some cake, watch a slide show of pictures, new and old, meet the faculty and staff, and predict what the future holds for the library!
For more information, contact Kate Bright at or 656-0695.

UpToDate Anywhere Access Period Extended to 90 Days


Starting July 1, UpToDate Anywhere users will have 90 days of uninterrupted remote or mobile app access.

In response to user feedback, UpToDate has extended the number of days users have before being prompted to sign in to the database, from 30 to 90 days.

In order to maintain access, verify your UVM or UVM Medical Center affiliation every 90 days by signing with your UpToDate username and password from a browser on the UVM or the University of Vermont Medical Center network. Find detailed instructions on maintaining access to UpToDate Anywhere here.

Find more mobile apps available from Dana Medical Library here:

Questions? Contact Alice Stokes at 656-4386.

New Database: ProQuest Health Management


Have you been trying to locate information related to health care management and coming up empty? Try ProQuest Health Management!

ProQuest Health Management is designed to meet the needs of researchers studying the field of health administration. This healthcare management content provides relevant information on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Insurance
  • Law
  • Statistics
  • Business management
  • Personnel management
  • Ethics
  • Health economics
  • Public health administration.

With coverage of more than 840 key journals, and more than 4,500 doctoral dissertations and theses, ProQuest Health Management provides users with the highest quality content, much of which is not available elsewhere.

Jeanene Light, Collection Management Librarian

Dana Medical Library Expands Access to Electronic Journals


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

Historic Instrument Collection Now Viewable Online


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

O’Malley, Dana Medical Library Acting Director

Acting Director, Donna O'Malley

Acting Director, Donna O’Malley

Library Associate Professor, Donna O’Malley, MLS, will be Acting Director of the Dana Medical Library from July through December 2015 while Director Marianne Burke is on sabbatical. Donna is Library Associate Professor and Head of Technology and Digital Projects at Dana. Donna has contributed extensively to teaching and learning in medical student education over many years, and has held numerous leadership roles in the UVM Libraries. She was an advocate for the creation of ScholarWorks @ UVM, the UVM Libraries-sponsored institutional repository, and currently chairs its implementation committee. She has served on Faculty Senate Committees including the Education, Research, and Technologies Committee. Contact Donna at or (802) 656-4415.

Library Restores Connectivity and Power in Study Area

DTK_5492Since the installation of the Larner Classroom, workmen have installed power and data into many of the carrels and tables around the library. With the addition of the seven tables along the back wall, carrels by tech services, the reference desk, and the new hallway, wireless, data, and electrical capability are strong once again in the student study areas at Dana Library allowing patrons more opportunity to use power and data.

This increased connectivity was needed. You may have noticed with the addition of the Larner classroom, the study area moved from the front to the back of the library reducing the number of tables and carrels with power and data temporarily. The new study area of the library had less than half the connectivity and power available in the former space. The wireless capability has now tripled and data ports and electrical outlets are available at nearly all study tables and carrels.

Now nursing, health science, and medical students are able to study in the library without worrying about electricity or losing data. This upgrade is a final stage of the collaboration to build the classroom with the College of Medicine.

For more information please contact: Donna O’Malley at 656-4415 or

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 UVM Medical Center desktop, we can meet your clinical research needs. Here are a few of the things we can do for you.

Resources: Journals, Books, and Mobile

  • AccessMedicine Offers Harrison’s Online as well as other ebooks.
  • ClinicalKey Search engine of clinical answers.
  • Cochrane Library The “gold standard” for Evidence-Based Reviews. A full-text database with links to the literature.
  • DynaMed Clinical Point of Care Reference. Provides clinically-organized summaries for nearly 2000 topics, is updated daily and monitors the content of over 500 medical journals. Systematic and evidence-based.
  • 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.
  • VisualDx Point of care visual diagnostic tool.
  • Web of Science Offers citation reference searching.
  • Journals The Dana Medical Library has over 5000 health sciences journal subscriptions, over 4700 of which are available online.
  • CATQuest The Library catalog of UVM holdings plus much more: journal articles, movies, government documents, etc.
  • Mobile Resource Guide Provides detailed instructions on how to access library databases that are available as mobile apps.


Using Library Materials

  • Off Campus Access through the UVM Medical Center intranet Log onto the intranet homepage with you “M” number. Follow link from UVM College of Medicine to Dana Medical Library under “Featured Links.”
  • Off Campus Access through UVM EZProxy Click on a link (to UpToDate, PubMed, Dynamed, etc.) on the Dana home page and log in with your UVM NetID. Find your NetID and set your password at
    Borrowing  Bring UVM Medical Center ID to Library for a barcode when ready to borrow material(s).

Request Materials:

  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) (656-4382) Obtain journal articles/borrow books from other libraries at no charge via Dana’s website ( or via email ( Articles sent directly to your email account.
  • Document Delivery (656-2653)  Request articles from Dana’s journal collection via Dana’s website ( or via email ( Articles sent directly to your email account.

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:

  • Conducting literature searches for clinical care, education, research;
  • Helping with Journal Clubs;
  • Setting up Alerting Services;
  • Providing instruction and assistance with knowledge management tools like EndNote or with slide presentation software like PowerPoint;
  • Assisting with My NCBI accounts on PubMed;
  • Providing Research Guides that list the most important database, journal, and service links for general clinical care and specific medical specialties, such as Family Medicine or Radiology.

For more information

Summer Hours

Dana Medical Library Summer hours begin on Saturday, June 20, 2015. These hours are in effect through Saturday, August 15, 2015. Fall hours resume Sunday, August 16th, 2015.

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


Independence Day Holiday Weekend

July 3 – closed (UVM Holiday)
July 4 – closed
July 5 – 9 am – 10 pm

Regular hours will resume Sunday, August 16th, 2015.

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

The UVM College of Medicine 2015 Alumni Reunion

The UVM College of Medicine 2015 Alumni Reunion is scheduled for Friday, June 12 through Sunday, June 14.

Classes ending in a 0 or 5 will celebrate a milestone reunion in June 2015. Reunion 2015 Schedule of Events

Register for Reunion! and have your name added to the “See Who’s Coming to Reunion” page.

2:00 pm
Tour of the College of Medicine
The Hoehl Gallery, HSRF 100

Explore the expanding College with current medical students to see how things have changed. Check out the Medical Education Center which has transformed the campus and the completed Courtyard at Given—the new heart of campus. The Dana Medical Library and new Larner Classroom will be included in the tour. Tour lasts about 1 hour.

Visit the 2015 Reunion site for more information.