Monthly Archives: June 2009

6th Annual MD/PhD Research Day

bioscience This day-long series of presentations by M.D./Ph.D. students will be held Friday, July 17, 2009 from 8:00 to 3:30 pm in MedEd 200. Keynote address by Lawrence Brass, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Dean and Director, Combined Degree and Physician Scholar Programs, University of Pennsylvania. For more information, contact the M.D./Ph.D. program office at (802) 656-2153 or


worldcatWith over 1.4 million print volumes of books and journals and 27,000 online journals, the University of Vermont Libraries is the largest research library in Vermont. While that does sound like a lot of information, sometimes we still don’t have what you’re looking for. But that doesn’t mean we can’t get it for you. When your attempts at trying to find books or journals at UVM fail, take a look at WorldCat. WorldCat has around 135 million unique items in more than 470 languages and dialects making it the world’s largest bibliographic database.

Requesting material is easy. Just go to WorldCat and search the catalog like you would search using the UVM catalog. Once you click on a book you want, you will see a screen similar to the following picture.


If UVM does not have the book, you will see a link that says “Get this for me from another library” in the availability section. Click on the link, enter your name and email address, submit the request, and you will receive an email message when it’s available. Make sure to start your research early as it takes 7-21 business days to receive your request.

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 FAHC desktop, we can meet your clinical research needs.

Here are a few of the things we can do for you.

A sampling of clinical resources for residents:

  • *Access Medicine and MDConsult Include e-books such as Harrison’s and “rapid access” to over 800 disorders. Updates, drug information, guidelines all available. PDA and podcast downloads available.
  • *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. PDA downloads available.
  • *DynaMed Provides clinically-organized summaries for nearly 2000 topics, is updated daily and monitors the content of over 500 medical journals. Systematic and evidence-based. PDA downloads available.
  • *Cochrane Database The “gold standard” for Evidence-Based Reviews. A full-text database with links to the literature.
  • *Journals The Dana Medical Library has over 5000 health sciences journal subscriptions, over 4700 of which are available online.
  • *Plus, PubMed customized for FAHC/UVM, and many more databases.

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:

  • *Assisting with Journal Clubs;
  • *Setting up alerting services;
  • *Providing instruction and assistance with knowledge management tools like EndNote;
  • *Consulting on PowerPoint, literature searching and questions for Grand Rounds presentations.

Other Services

  • *InterLibrary Loan (656-4382): Borrow books or journal articles from other libraries for free via online form at
  • *Document Delivery (656-2653): Request articles from Dana’s journal collection (payable with a cost center number) to be sent directly to your email account
  • *Reference (656-2201): Request literature searches; verify citations; receive searching assistance.
  • *Off-Site Access FAHC Residents and Fellows can obtain off site access to networked resources, including most of Dana’s online databases, journals, and books, through FAHC’s network. Complete the Remote Access request form on the FAHC Intranet. Check Other and type in Dana Library under Reason for Remote Access. Or call the FAHC IS help desk at 847-1414.
  • *In-Dana Access The Dana Library computer workstations are available to you with the use of a password; ask at Circulation or Reference for assistance. Dana also has an electronic classroom and conference room that can be scheduled up to two weeks in advance. Call 656-0695 to schedule.

UVM Libraries on Facebook


Become a fan of the UVM Libraries on Facebook to see sample collections, learn about events, and get updates on new resources and services. As always, we want to hear your feedback about the Libraries—what do you like and what do you wish we would do differently? This is a great place to sound off and share information.

New Borrowing Privileges for Vermont Faculty


As members of the Vermont Consortium of Academic Libraries (VCAL), the University of Vermont Libraries now offer borrowing privileges to faculty members at any participating institution.

University of Vermont faculty can obtain VCAL Reciprocal Borrowing cards at the Dana Medical Library circulation desk, which will allow them to borrow materials from libraries at Middlebury College, Bennington College, Vermont Law School, Sterling College, Vermont state colleges, and other institutions.

All borrowers will present to the lending library a completed Vermont Consortium of Academic Libraries Faculty Reciprocal Borrowing card issued by their home library. This card will carry with it an authorization and expiration date issued by the home library.

EndNote Connection File Available

en-tagTo connect to the UVM Libraries Catalog with EndNote, download the appropriate connection file and save it in the EndNote connections folder. This will enable you to search the catalog through the EndNote interface, and when available, download pdf’s of articles UVM has access to right to your EndNote library. Follow the instructions on the Dana Site.

Questions? Contact Dana Reference at or 656-2201.

For more information about EndNote, try the Tutorials & Tips page on the Dana Site.

Military Medicine Exhibit

amputeeMilitary Medicine: Connections to Vermont is now on view in the Dana Medical Library’s exhibit case. This exhibit features items from Dana’s Medical History Collection, the circulating book collection and Bailey-Howe’s Special Collections. Highlights include: an amputation kit carried by a Vermont country doctor during the Civil War; memorials to graduates of UVM’s College of Medicine who served in World War I and II; and the textbook War Surgery in Afghanistan and Iraq: A Series of Cases, 2003-2007 authored by College of Medicine ’79 alumnus, David Edmond Lounsbury.

Image of Civil War amputee taken from Henry Janes’ registry, “Notes of some of the gunshot injuries treated under the care of Henry Janes, Surgeon” ca.1865. Registry and photographs can be found in Bailey Howe’s Special Collections.