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Dana Medical Library Fall Semester Hours

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The hours for the Fall 2015 semester will be as follows:

Mon-Thu – 7:30 am – 12 midnight
Fri – 7:30 am – 9 pm
Sat – 9 am – 9 pm
Sun – 9 am – 12 midnight

Exceptions:

Labor Day Weekend

Monday, Sept 7 (University Holiday) –– 9am-5pm

Thanksgiving Holiday

Wednesday, November 25 — 7:30am-5pm

Thursday, November 26 (University Holiday) – closed

Friday, November 27 (University Holiday) – closed

Saturday, November 28 — 9am-5pm

Sunday, November 29 — Resume regular hours

Winter Holidays

Hours will be reduced between Friday, December 18, 2015 and Saturday January 2, 2016.

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

Exceptions during Winter Holidays period

Friday December 18 — 7:30 am-7pm

Thursday, December 24 – Friday, January 1 — University Holidays and Winter Break Days- CLOSED

Saturday January 2 – 9am-5pm

Regular hours will resume Sunday, January 3, 2016


 

See the Hours page for an interactive calendar with complete information on the Library’s hours of operation. Contact us at 656-2200 with any questions.

Be our friends!

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Did you know you can FRIEND, TWEET, POKE, & FOLLOW UVM LIBRARIES on social media?

We have a myriad of fun ways for you to interact with UVM Libraries, including:

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Click on the icons above to find out about new books, exhibits, events – or just explore student life in the libraries!

 

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We look forward to you interacting with us on social media!

EndNote & Zotero Workshops for Fall at Bailey Howe

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Come learn about tools that can help you to keep track of research materials, collaborate with classmates and colleagues, take notes, format citations, and create bibliographies for papers in a variety of styles. All workshops are one hour and are free and open to UVM students, faculty, and staff. No registration is required.

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Introduction to Zotero

Learn how to keep track of research materials, organize note-taking, and format citations and bibliographies using this easy-to-master, open-source solution.

Location: Bailey/Howe Library Classroom (Room 123)

Facilitators: Daniel DeSanto, Emily Crist, & Graham Sherriff

• September 18 (Friday), 2:00pm-3:00pm
• September 23 (Wednesday), 1:00pm-2:00pm
• October 1 (Thursday), 3:00pm-4:00pm
• October 5 (Monday), 4:00pm-5:00pm
• October 9 (Friday), 4:00pm-5:00pm
• October 15 (Thursday), 4:00pm-5:00pm
• October 21 (Wednesday), 12:00pm-1:00pm
• October 30 (Friday), 4:00pm-5:00pm
• November 5 (Thursday), 12:00pm-1:00pm

Contact Daniel DeSanto (daniel.desanto@uvm.edu) to arrange for a customized workshop on Zotero for your class, lab, or other group.

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EndNote workshops

Learn how to use EndNote (a software program) to keep track of research information, organize notes, and insert citations into your papers.

Location: Bailey/Howe Classroom (Room 123)

Facilitators: Laurie Kutner & Graham Sherriff

• September 17 (Thursday), 4:15pm-5:15pm
• October 2 (Friday), 2:15pm-3:15pm
• October 14 (Wednesday), 3:30pm-4:30pm
• October 29 (Thursday), 4:15pm-5:15pm
• November 10 (Tuesday), 3:00pm-4:00pm

Additional EndNote workshops can be scheduled upon request. Send requests to Laurie Kutner (laurie.kutner@uvm.edu).

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Epilepsy: The Science Behind the Disease

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An Exhibit Exploring the Science behind the First Year Summer Reading Book
The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down
by Anne Fadiman

When: Fall 2015
Where: Dana Medical Library, Main Hall display cases

SpiritimageOn August 31st, 2012, a young woman named Lia Lee died in Sacramento, California. For 26 of her 32 years, Lia had been in a persistent vegetative state, the result of a severe epileptic seizure suffered at the age of 4. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down is the story of Lia’s, and her Hmong family’s, experience with epilepsy and the American health care system, as told by renowned author Anne Fadiman.
Although this exhibit focuses on the scientific and clinical aspects of epilepsy, perhaps the most profound – and painful – lessons that have been learned from Lia’s story were those relating to the delivery of health care across cultures. Since its publication in 1997, Fadiman’s book has been enormously influential in changing how we think about and provide cross-cultural health care in this country.

Learn more about events and exhibits on this compelling book in Carolyn Shapiro’s Article: Exhibit, Author Visit & Discussions Stem from “The Spirit Catches You . . .” Book Assignment

Questions? Contact Fran Delwiche at 656-4423

We Say Goodbye to Oliver Sacks

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After battling cancer, famed Neurologist and Author Oliver Sacks passes away.

Learn more about Oliver Sacks’ work and impact on the medical world in the poignant New York Times Article.

Dana Medical Library carries many of his books and many were highlighted in the Library’s Summer Reading in Medicine and Science Exhibit. The following are a list of his books that are on display in the main hall of our library and available to check out:

Migraine                                                                   WL 344 S121ma 1999
Musicophilia                                                            ML 3830 S121 2007
On the Move: A Life
The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat          WZ 305 S121m 1998
The Mind’s Eye                                                       WL 9 S121 2010
Uncle Tungsten                                                      WZ 100 S121u 2002

 

For more information, contact Kate Bright at 656-0695 or, to check out a book, contact circulation at 656-2200.

Staff News

The Dana Medical Library has recently welcomed 3 new staff members to its team: Craig Chalone, Kristin Florian, and Kate Bright. Stop by the library and introduce yourself!

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Craig Chalone
Joining Access Services in February, Craig Chalone comes to the library from the University of Maine at Machias, Merrill Library, where he also worked as Adjunct Faculty in Music at the college. Before his time in Maine, Craig worked at the Bailey-Howe Library here at the University of Vermont for 6 years. Outside of work, Craig enjoys reading, walking, baseball, playing guitar and mandolin, and collecting music. He also has a love for nature and animals.

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Kristin Florian
Joining Collections Management, Kristin Florian began work in March and has been busily learning the ropes of medical collection development, e-resources trouble-shooting, and a host of other activities. She comes to us most recently from the Lexington County Public Library System in Lexington, South Carolina where she coordinated non-fiction collection development, among other tasks. This past winter was her first winter in Vermont and tried both downhill and cross-country skiing for the first time.

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Kate Bright
Kate Bright is Dana’s newest member, joining the Admin Department in May for Director and Library Support. Kate is originally from Upstate New York and, as a child, spent summers on Schroon Lake in the Adirondacks. She graduated from Bard College in 2001 and moved to Madison WI to complete a graduate art degree in painting in 2007. After spending 6 years in Wisconsin and having her 2 children at home, she and her family moved to VT to be closer to family. She, more recently, worked at the Shelburne Museum in their education department facilitating programs, one of which was a tour program for individuals who are blind or partially sighted. Continuing to paint, she still spends a lot of time in the Adirondacks but has acquired a deep love for Vermont and is happy to call it home.

Questions? Contact Kate Bright at 656-0695.

Thousands of Medical EBooks

Robbins and Cotran, the Harriet Lane Handbook, Sabiston Textbook of Surgery, and thousands more are available online through the Dana Medical Library.

Go to the library website at http://library.uvm.edu/dana. Type the title of a book into the search bar in the header, select Library Catalog from the drop down menu, and click Find.

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Find the book you want in the results list. If it says Online Access you can click on the title to read the book. If your list is too long, click on Online Resources at the top of the list so that you’re only looking at a list of ebooks.

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You may also search by subject or author. Please let us know if you need any more information.

Print Journals on the Move

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Beginning August 7th, over 1,300 linear feet of print journals has been packed up and transferred out of the Dana Medical Library. Why? You may ask.

The Dana Medical Library is, increasingly, home to electronic journals…thousands of them, in fact, and increasingly, students and researchers prefer the convenience and 24/7 access of ejournals over print.

What hasn’t changed, though, is the continuing desire and need for library space- individual, quiet study, collaborative group study, and classrooms – for a variety of teaching and learning activities.

To that end, the University Libraries recently licensed extensive collections of electronic “backfiles” of those titles that were not originally available in electronic form before the years dating approximately 1986-1995.

These purchases made it possible for the Library to transfer many hundreds of titles out of the library to remote storage areas, or to give them away to other libraries. Before they were earmarked for transfer, though, staff performed a careful examination to compare the print and electronic titles for the following elements:

  • All print content available in electronic format
  • All charts, illustrations and graphics legible
  • All supplements and added materials included
  • Format of content- PDF or HTML or both?
  • Editorial staff directories included
  • Advertisements and Announcements included

The electronic content was found to be acceptable in almost all backfiles evaluated. The only content that was regularly omitted was the last element- advertisements and announcements of upcoming meetings and conferences. Since that last information has a short “shelf life” of relevant interest, this seemed a reasonable trade-off to gain both physical space in the crowded library and provide additional electronic content to our users.

In the next few years Dana Medical Library will see many changes to its physical space to accommodate the diverse ways people in the health sciences learn, study and research. Making room for these changes by moving to an increasingly electronic environment is the first step in this exciting evolution of libraries.

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For more information on the Library’s journal shift, contact Jeanene Light at (802) 656-0521.

Getting Started at Dana Medical Library

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Follow these helpful links to learn the ins and outs of the Dana Medical Library!

General Library Information
Want to know about us? Check here for hours, location, staff, contact info, and more

Catalog
Provides access to the libraries’ collections at UVM

Journals – E-Journals and Print
Searchable list of biomedical journals

Databases
• MEDLINE (via PubMed or Ovid): references to health sciences journals
• CINAHL: references to articles in nursing and allied health
• ClinicalKey: medical and surgical resources
• Cochrane Library: evidence-based healthcare databases
• DynaMed: evidence-based point of care resource
• PsycINFO: references to psychology and psychiatry articles and books
• UpToDate: authoritative point of care resource
• Web of Science: cited references to journal articles

Off-campus Access
Resources are accessible through EZProxy by signing in with your UVM NetID and password

Training & Consulting
http://library.uvm.edu/dana/services/currentclasses.php
http://library.uvm.edu/dana/help/tutorials.php
Find help in the form of online tutorials and workshops offered by Dana librarians
Subject Research Guides
Various subject guides that offer quick access to the Library’s resources for researchers, clinicians, faculty, students, and staff.

Ask a Librarian – Reference and Research Assistance
Get help from a librarian via email, chat, phone, or in person

Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Services that can help you if you need to request articles, books, or items not available at UVM

Newsletter
Stay current on Library services, resources, events, classes, exhibits, and much more

For more information, Contact Nancy Bianchi at 656-4371

2015 Funding to Publication Series

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Dana Medical Library’s Funding to Publication series will start in mid-September and run for 5 weeks. For this year’s series, we’ve updated some classic workshops and added a new one on using REDCap to capture and manage your research data. This year’s topics include:

  • September 15-16 – PubMed: Advanced TechniquesDiscover expert search techniques to refine and focus your literature searches. Learn to set up auto-alerts, save searches, and create online bibliographies.

    Instructor: Frances Delwiche

  • September 22-23 – Reference Management: Introduction to EndNoteLearn to create an EndNote library, download and organize records from online databases, add full text, and insert citations directly into a Microsoft Word document. Designed for new EndNote users.

    Instructor: Gary Atwood

  • September 29-30 – Data Management: An Overview of REDCapREDCap is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. REDCap provides automated export procedures for seamless data downloads to Excel and common statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, Stata, R), as well as a built-in project calendar, a scheduling module, ad hoc reporting tools, and advanced features, such as branching logic, file uploading, and calculated fields. This workshop will provide a brief overview and demonstration of REDCap’s most used features.

    Instructor: Diantha Howard

  • October 6-7 – Publishing: Find the Right JournalLearn how to find and evaluate journals for publishing your research. At the end of this workshop attendees will be able to identify journals that reach the appropriate audience, find and use indicators of journal quality and assess characteristics of journal discoverability and access. Bring your research topic!

    Instructor: Donna O’Malley

  • October 13-14 – Funding: Tools and Tips for the Search ProcessLearn how to find and evaluate journals for publishing your research. Attendees should bring a research topic of interest to the workshop.

    Instructor: Hilda Alajajian

Location – Dana Medical Library Classroom

Time – Noon to 1:00pm

To register – Registration is required for all workshops. Please fill out the registration form located at http://go.uvm.edu/2015ftp.

Questions? Please contact Gary Atwood at gatwood@uvm.edu or (802) 656-4488.