Monthly Archives: February 2010

Free Online Resources for Alumni & Non-UVM Clinicians

The Free Resources to Support Clinical Care guide is a collection of websites that do not require a UVM affiliation. Alumni, healthcare providers in the general community, and anyone at all can make use of this guide and its collection of clinical resources.

The major category headings are:

  • E-Journals that are freely available online
  • E-Books collections
  • Drugs & Toxicology resources,
  • Clinical Evidence & Medical Literature resources, as well as
  • Patient Education & Public Health, and a section for physician social networking.

The guide is a work in progress and will be updated regularly. Feedback to keep the site fresh and relevant is appreciated. Email Claire.LaForce@uvm.edu directly.

Library Olympics

Dana Library’s “Gold Medal Winner” of electronic journals for 2009 was The New England Journal of Medicine. Over 20,000 articles were downloaded from the journal by UVM users and affiliates. In second place the Silver Medal goes to Nature with over 13,000 articles, followed closely by The Journal of Biological Chemistry with the Bronze. Rounding out the top ten journals were Science, The Journal of the American Medical Association, The British Medical Journal, Lancet, Pediatrics, The Journal of Immunology, and The Journal of Neuroscience.

In the database division the Gold Medal goes to UpToDate, which totaled almost 120,000 topic searches. The second place Silver went to Web of Science, at 66,000 searches and the Bronze to OvidMEDLINE, with a strong showing of 52,000 searchers. These were followed by MDConsult, CINAHL Nursing & Allied Health, Clinical Pharmacology, SciFinder Scholar, Access Medicine, Gale Health & Wellness Center, and Nursing Reference Center.

In the print books category, the most circulated items were Color Atlas of Anatomy: a Photographic Study of the Human Body (Rohen), Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease (Kumar, Abbas, and Fausto), Biochemistry (Berg, Tymoczko, and Stryer), Molecular Biology of the Cell (Alberts, et al.) and Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating Health Promotion Programs: a Primer (McKenzie, Neiger, and Thackeray).

UpToDate in Hospital Medicine

UpToDate has always addressed clinical issues relating to inpatient care. Topics dedicated to these issues appear throughout the program. However, with the continued development of Hospital Medicine as a specialty, over 700 of these topics have also been added to a newly created section in UpToDate, with its own table of contents and a separate category in the “What’s New” section.

Workshops Available to All at Bailey-Howe

All workshops are free and open to all UVM students, faculty, and staff. No registration is required.

Tools to Make Formatting Citations Easier

Come learn about simple online tools that can help you to format citations and learn more about citation management software (EndNote, RefWorks, or Zotero).

  • February 4 (Thursday): 4-5pm, Bailey/Howe Room 123
  • February 23 (Tuesday): 4-5pm, Bailey/Howe Room 123
  • March 16 (Tuesday): 4-5pm, Bailey/Howe Room 123
  • April 21 (Wednesday): 4-5pm, Bailey/Howe Room 123
  • April 22 (Thursday): 4-5pm, Bailey/Howe Room 123

EndNote Workshops

Learn how to use EndNote (desktop software) to keep track of research information and insert citations into your papers.

  • February 17 (Wednesday): 4-5pm, Bailey/Howe Room 123
  • March 23 (Tuesday): 4-5pm, Bailey/Howe Room 123
  • April 20 (Tuesday): 4-5pm, Bailey/Howe Room 123

RefWorks Workshops

Learn how to use RefWorks (online software) to keep track of research information and insert citations into your papers.

  • March 2 (Tuesday): 4-5pm, Bailey/Howe Room 123
  • April 7 (Wednesday): 4-5pm, Bailey/Howe Room 123

Zotero Workshops

Learn how to use EndNote (a browser plug-in) to keep track of research information and insert citations into your papers.

  • February 11 (Thursday): 4-5pm, Bailey/Howe Room 123
  • February 24 (Wednesday): 4-5pm, Bailey/Howe Room 123
  • March 17 (Wednesday): 4-5pm, Bailey/Howe Room 123
  • March 24 (Wednesday): 4-5pm, Bailey/Howe Room 123

Learn more about citation software on our page: Introduction to Managing Information.

Communication Disorders Database Available

The popular communication disorders database ComDisDome is available via CSA Illumina. Focusing on the literature of speech-language pathology and audiology, ComDisDome can help faculty, students, and clinicians in the communication sciences keep up with the latest research findings, improve patient communication and education, write research reports and grants, and identify and communicate with prominent researchers in the field.

Designed specifically for speech-language pathology and audiology, ComDisDome retrieves more results and with better precision than larger, more general databases. It features a powerful thesaurus (located under the Search Tools tab) with over 5600 topics to help you find the best terms to expand or narrow your search. ComDisDome provides citations and abstracts, plus links for obtaining full-text articles through UVM’s electronic journal subscriptions.

Look for the link to ComDisDome on our homepage under Articles & Databases. Click on ComDisDome, switch to the the Advanced Search tab, and give it a test drive! We invite feedback and comments from clinicians, faculty and students about this exciting new resource. Just click on the Comments link at the bottom of the Search the Literature column.