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ClinicalKey Added to Dana’s List of Databases

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Dana Medical Library now provides access to ClinicalKey. Replacing MDConsult and Procedures Consult, this new Clinical Insight Engine is designed to provide clinicians with fast, clinically-relevant answers from Elsevier’s library of proprietary medical and surgical content. ClinicalKey offers access to:

  • over 1,000 Elsevier medical and surgical reference books*
  • over 500 Elsevier medical and surgical journals
  • all medical and surgical clinics of North America
  • Procedures Consult procedural videos
  • First Consult point-of-care clinical monographs
  • patient education handouts
  • additional videos and images, practice guidelines, patient handouts, and drug information.

It also supports researchers and instructors with the included presentation builder for use with ClinicalKey’s multimedia collection-export to PowerPoint. User guides are available at http://www.elsevier-data.de/ClinicalKey/ClinicalKey_user_guide.pdf.

*HTML version of chapters provided. To view PDF files you must create a FREE “User Profile” and login.

 

UpToDate Goes Anywhere… and Everywhere!

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The UVM Libraries/FAHC-licensed UpToDate goes anywhere and everywhere!

This new version, called UpToDate Anywhere, allows full access to UpToDate at UVM, Fletcher Allen Health Care, all FAHC practice sites… and from anywhere with an Internet connection.

To take advantage of UpToDate Anywhere, users must first register an individual account from within the UVM or FAHC networks. These networks include accessing UpToDate:

  • while at UVM;
  • while at FAHC;
  • remotely with EZ Proxy or VPN;
  • through FAHC’s Remote Access Gateway;
  • on the UVM wireless network;
  • or on FAHC’s employee wireless network (NOT the FAHC guest wireless network).

With this account, UpToDate can then be accessed anywhere just by logging in with the registered user name and password. The account also enables users to accrue CME credits for reading UpToDate articles, and to download an UpToDate app to a mobile device.

Directions for downloading and installing the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch and Android versions of the mobile app are available at http://danaguides.uvm.edu/mobile. A more detailed description of UpToDate Anywhere can be found here: http://danaguides.uvm.edu/uptodate.

As usual, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Library at 802-656-2201 or danaref@uvm.edu.

Favorite Dana Databases and Services

Which of the links on the Dana Medical Library home page are the most popular? Preliminary annualized data indicate that patrons visiting the Dana home page are most likely to click on links for PubMed, UpToDate, and the link to the page that lists all health sciences Articles & Databases. See the table below for more of the most popular databases and web pages.

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On the flip side, the following pages received fewer than 100 clicks: Renew a Book, Recommend a Purchase, For Users with Special Needs, and most of the links under UVM Libraries & Collections. The data are tentative at this point and based on combination of estimates and extrapolations. We will continue to gather this data to help us focus the web site on the needs of our patrons.

Top Dana Research Guides for 2013

Research guides developed by Dana Librarians help you find key resources for your area of interest. Some guides focus on a clinical specialty, while others focus on types of resources, such as mobile apps or study guides. The Mobile Apps subject guide was the most popular subject guide on the Dana website in FY’13. See a full list of research guides for health sciences here (http://researchguides.uvm.edu/dana).

    Top Dana Subject Guides (July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013)

Subject Guide

Views

Mobile Apps

4125

Nursing Resources for Clinical Practice

3061

Anatomy of a Scholarly Journal Article

2855

Clinical Care

1973

USMLE Study Guides

1461

Family Medicine

1391

Endnote and EndNote Web

1048

Anesthesiology

1023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CNHS Student Survey Results: “The atmosphere focuses me….”

In the spring of 2013, Librarians Frances Delwiche and Gary Atwood surveyed students in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS). The eleven-question survey asked students about how they spent their time in the library as well as their level of satisfaction with library space, services and resources. Generally speaking, results show that CNHS students have a very positive view of the physical library and the resources and services that are offered.

Students were also asked to submit comments about the library. One of the major themes to emerge from these comments is the idea of the library as a refuge for serious study. In many cases, students cited specific attributes like the “comfy chairs” or the study tables as factors that contributed to this sentiment. Others referred to more intangible factors such as the lighting or the “sense of openness.” Students were equally pleased with the library’s resources with several mentioning online journals and e-books as important. They were also complimentary about library services such as the “incredibly helpful and patient” librarians at the Reference Desk and the staff who are, “ALWAYS willing to help.”

“You know you mean business when you walk in. No messing around at the Dana. You can always get work done there.”

Even when students did register complaints, they were usually tied to something that they liked about the library. In other words, students would cite a positive library characteristic and then request more of the same when asked about what they would change. Several respondents, for example, stated that they preferred to use the individual study carrels located near the back of the library and wished that they library would install more to ensure availability. From the library’s point of view, this is actually a very positive statement, because it shows that we are providing access to resources that students need and want to use.

Although we only heard from a sample of the CNHS students, the results were very important. They show that the library is having a positive impact by providing students with a space conducive to serious study and the resources and service to help them complete their work. Of course, they also show areas where we need to continue improving, which we are committed to doing in the months and years ahead.

The UVM Libraries Announce ScholarWorks

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In celebration of Open Access Week 2013 (October 21st – 27th, 2013), the UVM Libraries are proud to announce ScholarWorks @ UVM, a new digital repository that provides for the organization, dissemination, and management of digital materials created by UVM faculty, staff, students, and their collaborators. Our goal is to increase access to the scholarly and creative output of the university and to preserve these works in digital form.

We invite you to look at the first collections created. You’ll find recent theses from environmental studies students, family medicine articles, library science presentations, and specimen notebooks and drawings from the Pringle Herbarium.

Most importantly, we’re hoping you’ll consider contributions of your own. ScholarWorks @ UVM can help make your increase the discoverabilty of your scholarship on the Internet.

Though the publisher’s PDF of your published article may be behind a paywall, you can make the preprint or postprint available through ScholarWorks, increasing access to your scholarship. Many leading publishers now allow the deposit of journal article preprints and postprints into the author’s institutional repository (see the Sherpa/Romeo database for a summary of publishers’ permissions. http://sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/).

Grant reports, white papers, posters, presentations, newsletters, annual reports, and other publications of enduring value can be published in ScholarWorks @ UVM. Student work, such as College Honors Theses, may also be deposited. ScholarWorks accepts materials in multiple formats, including audio and video. ScholarWorks @ UVM offers customizable web sites for conference proceedings, both to accept papers for an upcoming conference, and to display the proceedings after the event is over. Publications in ScholarWorks @ UVM are indexed by Google and Google Scholar.

For more information:
See ScholarWorks @ UVM Policies and Guidelines http://scholarworks.uvm.edu/about.html

Contact your library liaison at Bailey/Howe
http://library.uvm.edu/specialists/
or Dana Medical Library
http://library.uvm.edu/dana/about/staff/specialist.php

Contact Associate Library Professor Donna O’Malley
donna.omalley@uvm.edu, (802) 656-4415

 

 

Illustration by Charles J. Sprague from the Frost Cryptogamic Herbarium

Multimedia Workshops For All in February

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Are you creating a multimedia class project, or curious about the operating cameras and other media equipment?

On Friday, February 7, 2014, 11:30 – 12:30, student Multimedia Lab Assistants Elley and Ben will offer a workshop on our media equipment collection.  The workshop is hands-on to provide attendees with experience using equipment and computers in the Multimedia Lab.

Workshop attendees will learn:

  • How to select the best equipment for a particular project
  • How to use equipment such as digital cameras and digital camcorders
  • How to upload media  from equipment to a computer
  • How to upload and digitize media from formats such as VHS and DVD
  • How to use the importing hardware located in the Multimedia Lab

The workshops are open to the entire UVM community: staff, faculty and students alike.

Where: Bailey/Howe Library – ground level, 001B Media Classroom
When: 2/7/14 at 11:30 am  – 12:30 pm

The Multimedia Resources Department
Bailey Howe Library
Phone: 656-1947