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Introduction to Ovid Medline

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The Dana Medical Library will have an Introduction to Ovid Medline workshop this coming  Wednesday. If you are looking for a Medline database platform that offers precision control over your search strategy and ready access to advanced search features, then come check out Medline searching using the OVID interface.
Instructor: Nancy Bianchi, MLS
When: Wednesday, March 30th, Noon – 1:00 pm
Where: Dana Classroom, Room 108

Workshops are open to all UVM and University of Vermont Medical Center students, staff, and faculty. Unless otherwise noted, preregistration is not required for library workshops. Questions about any of our workshops? Not affiliated with UVM or University of Vermont Medical Center? Please contact Gary Atwood at (802) 656-4488.

Systematic Reviews Workshop Series

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Starting February 10th, the Dana Medical Library will be holding a three-part series on Systematic Reviews.

Introduction to Systematic Reviews
This workshop will contrast the rigorous methodology used to produce systematic reviews with other approaches to reviewing the literature. Attendees will have the opportunity to begin constructing their own systematic review protocol, enabling them to both evaluate systematic reviews, and participate in authoring a systematic review.
Instructors: Donna O’Malley & Gary Atwood
When: Wednesday, February 10, Noon – 1:00 pm
Where: Dana Classroom, Room 108

Searching for Systematic Reviews
Systematic reviews summarize, appraise, and interpret evidence from healthcare research, primarily from journal articles. They can be the most efficient way to bring the results of clinical research into clinical decision making. This workshop will explore databases and methodologies for locating high-quality systematic reviews.
Instructor: Donna O’Malley
When: Wednesday, February 17, Noon – 1:00 pm
Where: Dana Classroom, Room 108

Going Gray: How to Find Gray Literature
Have you ever considered the importance of information found in non-traditional resources such as conference proceedings and government documents? The Gray Literature can provide valuable information not provided in published journal literature. This presentation will cover the what, why, when, and how to search the grey literature.
Instructors: Nancy Bianchi & Gary Atwood
When: Wednesday, February 24, Noon – 1:00 pm
Where: Dana Classroom, Room 108

Workshops are open to all UVM and University of Vermont Medical Center students, staff, and faculty. Unless otherwise noted, preregistration is not required for library workshops.
Questions about any of our workshops? Not affiliated with UVM or University of Vermont Medical Center? Please contact Gary Atwood at (802) 656-4488.

Library acquires new ‘Bible’ on Free Radicals

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Free Radicals in Biology and Medicine comes to the library highly recommended.

Dana Medical Library has added the Fifth Edition of Free Radicals in Biology and Medicine by Barry Halliwell and John M. C. Gutteridge to its book collection. Published in 2015, this 905 page tome contains comprehensive and extensively referenced overviews of redox chemistry in plants, animals and humans. Here is what UVM Neurosciences Department Professor, Charles Pippenger, PhD has to say:

“A valuable reference tool for anyone working in free radical research, it is an excellent text for those just entering the field. Free Radicals in Biology and Medicine clearly maintains its reputation as the free radical researchers’ ‘Bible’.”

Find this book on the New Book shelf or contact the Main Desk at 656-2200 for more information.

Dana Medical Library’s February Workshops

Join us in the Dana Classroom for our February Workshops: Introduction to Ovid Medline and a three-part series on Systematic Reviews. Workshops are open to all UVM and University of Vermont Medical Center students, staff, and faculty. Unless otherwise noted, preregistration is not required for library workshops.
Questions about any of our workshops? Not affiliated with UVM or University of Vermont Medical Center? Please contact Gary Atwood at (802) 656-4488

Introduction to Ovid Medline

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If you’re looking for a Medline database platform that offers precision control over your search strategy and ready access to advanced search features, then come check out Medline searching using the OVID interface.
Instructor: Frances Delwiche
When: Wednesday, February 3, Noon – 1:00 pm
Where: Dana Classroom, Room 108

Workshop Series:

Introduction to Systematic Reviews

This workshop will contrast the rigorous methodology used to produce systematic reviews with other approaches to reviewing the literature. Attendees will have the opportunity to begin constructing their own systematic review protocol, enabling them to both evaluate systematic reviews, and participate in authoring a systematic review.
Instructors: Donna O’Malley & Gary Atwood
When: Wednesday, February 10, Noon – 1:00 pm
Where: Dana Classroom, Room 108

Searching for Systematic Reviews

Systematic reviews summarize, appraise, and interpret evidence from healthcare research, primarily from journal articles. They can be the most efficient way to bring the results of clinical research into clinical decision making. This workshop will explore databases and methodologies for locating high-quality systematic reviews.
Instructor: Donna O’Malley
When: Wednesday, February 17, Noon – 1:00 pm
Where: Dana Classroom, Room 108

Going Gray: How to Find Gray Literature

Have you ever considered the importance of information found in non-traditional resources such as conference proceedings and government documents? The Gray Literature can provide valuable information not provided in published journal literature. This presentation will cover the what, why, when, and how to search the gray literature.
Instructors: Nancy Bianchi & Gary Atwood
When: Wednesday, February 24, Noon – 1:00 pm
Where: Dana Classroom, Room 108

Thinking Locally, Acting Globally: Global Health at the University of Vermont

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Clinic in Rangrik, India

The Dana Medical Library has a new exhibit for the new semester. Continuing its exploration of the theme of global health at UVM, the exhibit takes a closer look at the programs that have developed in affiliation with UVM departments and colleges. With input from enthusiastic physicians, nurses, professors and students, the library has created a display that highlights the mission of global health initiatives on a broad scale as well as looks at the focus of each program. From public health nursing study abroad programs, medical student exchanges, and missions to prevent the spread of disease, this exhibit shows the breadth of what participants experience, the work that they strive to accomplish and the principles behind each mission.
Each of the four panels of the new exhibit highlight a different aspect of global health at UVM, beginning with its definition.

What is Global Health?
In the simplest terms, Global Health refers to the health and well-being of people and communities on a global level. It is the idea that the health of individuals and communities has a direct effect on the health of the world as a whole.

The Ebola Mission: Liberia
In late 2014, the Global Health Program at Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) and the University of Vermont College of Medicine (UVM COM), working with AmeriCares, sent Director Majid Sadigh, MD and Margaret Tandoh, MD, UVM Assistant Professor of Surgery, to Liberia to set up an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) to fight the rapid spread of ebola. Working with a team from around the world, they underwent extensive training that would keep them safe as well as prevent the spread of the disease and save lives. This display reveals poignant journal and article excerpts and a selection of photographs from their experiences in Liberia.

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Ebola Treatment Unit Team

Public Health Nursing Around the World: Uganda, Bangladesh and the Netherlands
In the nursing program at UVM’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences, public health is an essential part of the curriculum. Students can choose to fill this requirement by enrolling in a study abroad program that has taken them, most recently, to Uganda, Bangladesh and the Netherlands.

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Well Baby Clinic in Uganda

Global Health Diaries: Excerpts
The Global Health Program at WCHN/UVM COM reaches across the world to many different countries. Students who participate are encouraged to blog about their experiences. This display of blog excerpts is a glimpse into the personal experiences of becoming immersed in another place and culture and the hurdles these students have faced with their immersion into new health care settings.

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Students in Kazan, Russia

Collaboration is at the root of these programs in global health. It is one that encourages the exchange of information. Physicians, nurses, students and professors, when they travel to other countries, collaborate with local hospitals, organizations, and health care professionals to determine what is needed to improve the health of their community. The exhibit is up until Friday, April 22nd. Enjoy!
Questions? Please contact Kate Bright at 656-0695.

CINAHL Workshop at the Dana Medical Library

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Please join us in the Dana Classroom for our final January workshop: Searching CINAHL.

This workshop is 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 Gary Atwood at (802) 656-4488.

Searching CINAHL

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This workshop will cover how to find high quality nursing and allied health information in CINAHL. In it, we’ll cover topics like advanced searching, how to use subject headings in your search, and how to fine-tune your results.
Instructor: Fred Pond
When: Wednesday, January 27th, Noon to 1 pm
Where: Dana Medical Library Classroom, Room 108

 

Winter Break

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The Dana Medical Library is closed from December 24-January 2nd.

Regular hours resume Sunday, January 3, 2016. See Library Hours page for details.

Our electronic resources are still available! If you have a clinical information need, consider starting here: http://researchguides.uvm.edu/clinicalcare.

If you have a consumer health question, the Frymoyer Community Health Resource Center may be able to help. See https://www.uvmhealth.org/medcenter/Pages/Wellness-Resources/Community-Health-Resource-Center.aspx for more details.

Everyone at the Dana Medical Library wishes you and yours a very Happy New Year!

Coping with End of Semester Stress

As we approach the end of the semester, Dana recognizes that the library is especially full.

Here’s what we do to try to minimize frustrations:

*Group study space – available in the Main Conference Room  and in the smaller rooms toward the back of the library. The Main Conference Room can be booked in advance, or the day you wish to use it. See library staff for assistance. The smaller group study rooms can be booked on the day you need them. Again, see library staff for assistance.

*Individual study space – If you cannot find a seat or a computer, please approach a library staff person at either service desk. We will do our best to find a seat for you.

*Computer classroom – available as quiet computer space when it is not being used for classes. We try especially hard to protect that space for individual student use during the 2 weeks of the exam period.

*Ear plugs and ear phones – available at both the circulation and reference desks.

*Assistance – do not hesitate to contact a library staff member with any concerns or complaints you may have.

Here’s what YOU can do:

*Minimize Noise – You’re sharing this space with your colleagues. Please be aware that everyone is stressed and needs quiet to study for exams and write final papers. If you need a break to chat with friends or take a phone call, please step out into the corridor in front of the library.

*Conserve Space – Dana is a desirable place to study, and we need every chair we have. Please don’t take up more space than you need, or leave your belongings to “reserve” a table for the day.

*Eat Responsibly – We welcome food in the library. Be aware, though, that noisy snacks and smelly food may not be welcomed by your neighbor.

*Listen Responsibly – Studying to music or listening to lectures on podcasts are great study techniques, especially for audio learners. However, ear phones and ear buds sometimes leak sound. Be aware that if you have your sound turned up especially high, you could be disturbing your neighbors.

Thank you for consideration during these stressful times.

And good luck with your work!

USMLE Free Trial

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The Dana Medical Library has arranged for a 30-day trial of USMLE Easy, a board prep software from McGraw-Hill. It contains study materials for Step 1, Step 2 CK and Step 3 exams, including practice questions, study planning, adaptive quizzes, flashcards, and one full-length test. The trial will run from November 25-December 25. (Trial extended through January 25, 2016!)

The Library would welcome any feedback on the quality of the materials. Send comments to Jeanene Light.

Here are a few details about the trial:
• To create an account, visit this site from a browser on the UVM network.
• Once your account is created, sign-in to the software.
• Access the student user guide.
Thanks!