Monthly Archives: September 2009

Current Protocols Now Available Online


Current Protocols provides up-to-date methods for scientific research in 14 titles spanning the life sciences. Scientists contribute methods in areas of research identified by the Current Protocols editorial board members. The board members—along with a full-time, in-house editorial staff of M.S. and Ph.D. scientists—then review, fine-tune, and edit the content for clarity, consistency of style, and presentation. Already-published procedures are reviewed periodically and revised “as needed” to keep all the protocols up-to-date. Most titles are updated quarterly—both in print and online.

For years the Dana Medical Library has subscribed to many of these titles in print. The Library is pleased to announce that 6 Current Protocols titles are now available electronically:

Dana also receives Current Protocols in Immunology and Current Protocols in Molecular Biology in print.

For more information on Current Protocols, including a handy tutorial, see Current Protocols on the Library’s web site.

Tubes photograph by striatic used in accordance with the Creative Commons license.

AccessScience 2.0


A core reference resource in the sciences for many years has been the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. UVM Libraries also subscribes to  McGraw-Hill AccessScience 2.0 — the enhanced online version of this product.

This database provides full text access to over 8500 online articles, 110,000+ definitions from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 15,000 illustrations and graphics, as well as a host of value added features such as RSS feeds, access to podcasts, all with a great new interface and search engine to make finding information easier.

Questions regarding this product may be referred to the library liaison for engineering Elizabeth Hassemer

The Center for Research Libraries


The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is a consortium of North American universities, colleges and independent research libraries that acquires and preserves newspapers, journals, documents, archives and other traditional and digital resources for research and teaching. The collection includes over 4.5 million rarely held books, journals, newspapers, foreign dissertations, government documents, and other primary source materials, with a special strength in publications and archives from many developing nations, making it a treasure trove for those researching global health issues. In addition to the print and microform collection, the CRL has over 8000 items digitized including historical world newspapers, Chinese pamphlets, and periodicals and pamphlets of the French Revolution which can be easily browsed at the e-collections page.

As a member of the CRL, University of Vermont students, faculty, and staff can take advantage of this diverse collection for their advanced research and teaching needs. To find materials in the collection, you can search a particular collection or search the entire CRL collection. Once you find an item you want to request, proceed to the interlibrary loan request page. If you have any questions about using the CRL, a librarian would be happy to assist you.

12th Annual Breast Cancer Conference


Saturday, October 24
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center
Day of lectures, seminars and workshops for survivors, caregivers and members of the general public concerned about cancer and its prevention. For more information, visit or call (802) 656-2292.



The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) offer the following resources on the H1N1 Flu:

The following information is provided by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS):

The image above of the newly identified H1N1 influenza virus was taken in the CDC Influenza Laboratory.

October EBM Lecture


Join health care professionals at FAHC and UVM for a presentation on

Evidence-Based Medicine In A Clinical Reference Database.

Cynthia Brown, MD, will present the system of critical appraisal used in creating the DynaMed database.

DynaMed is a clinical reference tool created for health care professionals for use primarily at the ‘point-of-care.’ Topic summaries are written based on the best available evidence found in the professional literature, and is updated daily.

Dr. Brown will speak :

12-1 pm Thursday October 1, 2009. Dana Medical Library Computer Classroom

7-8 am on Friday October 2, 2009. Medical Education Center 300

This event is sponsored by the Dana Medical Library.
Questions? Please contact

Computer Doctor photograph by southerntabitha used in accordance with the Creative Commons license.

EndNote Office Hours


Dana is pleased to offer new fall EndNote Office Hours. Bring your EndNote questions to the library for individual assistance. We will provide instruction, help solve a citation problem, or assist in getting your library of documents under control.

Tuesdays, 2-3 pm with Angie Chapple-Sokol,, 656-9396

Fridays, 10-11 am with Laura Haines,, 656-4143

For best results, call ahead to reserve the time, but drop ins are also welcome!

New Wireless Wi-Fi Service on Campus


There is a new wireless service on campus that replaces the old CatsPaws network. The new “UVM” network does not require Cisco VPN. Joining “UVM” takes a few minutes of setup the first time, but after that, your wireless device should connect automatically. Important: You must have changed your NetID password since May 2008 to successfully configure the UVM wireless. Instructions for setting up the “UVM” wireless are at

Wireless Access in the Library


As this map shows, wireless access in Dana Medical Library is not consistent in every location. The strongest signal areas are shown in blue and green, whereas weaker areas are in yellow. If you have any trouble using your wireless, consider bringing an Ethernet cable, or borrowing one from the Circulation Desk. We will be happy to help you connect.