Monthly Archives: October 2010

Can’t get it online? Or not willing to pay $35 for the privilege?


If UVM does not have online access to a particular journal article, and it is not in UVM libraries, Dana Library Interlibrary Loan staff can get the article for you, often within a day or two.

Usually journal articles are delivered to you as PDFs attached to an email message. You can also order books that UVM does not own, which will then be available to you for three weeks. This service is free for UVM and FAHC staff, faculty and students.

In FY09 the Dana Medical Library obtained over 3,000 journal articles and books through interlibrary loan (ILL). One satisfied customer reports that “The turn-around times on ILL material and helpfulness of the staff are truly outstanding and again, my research productivity has been the beneficiary.” Fill out the ILL form, find out more in our ILL FAQ or email questions to danaill@uvm.edu.

EndNote X4 Now Available

The latest version of EndNote, X4, is now available to the UVM community. Simply go to the ETS software download site, choose your operating system, enter your NetID and choose EndNote X4 for download. Follow the prompts and instructions.

New Features in EndNote X4:

  • Import and search PDFs
  • Expanded collaboration capabilities
  • Compatible with MS Word 2010
  • Manage your own publication list with ReasearcherID

Need assistance?

“Order on Demand” Service


What if you could easily discover books you might need for research and order those books for the Dana Medical Library with the push of a button? The “order on demand” service allows you to do just that. The records from three popular publishers- John Wiley, Oxford University Press, and Palgrave Macmillan- now appear in the library’s online catalog with the designation “order on demand”. Simply select the button on the record, answer a few quick questions, and the book will instantly be on its way. They can be received within three days if you need them quickly. Try it! Of course, the Dana Medical Library is happy to order any book you need. Call the Collections Department at 656-0521 or send an email from the Library’s home page under Services- Recommend a Purchase.

NIH Access Policy Citation Management Tool

In the interest of easing investigators’ bibliography management, improving data quality, and ensuring compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy, eRA Commons has partnered with the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) to link NCBI’s personal online tool, “My NCBI,” to Commons. My NCBI offers an online portal—“My Bibliography”—for users to maintain and manage a list of all types of their authored works, such as articles, presentations and books. [See entire press release ]

Please contact the Dana Library reference desk to learn more about My NCBI.

Online Chemical Dictionary

UVM Libraries now have access to the CRC Combined Chemical Dictionary including the following individual titles:

  • Dictionary of Commonly Cited Compounds
  • Dictionary of Drugs
  • Dictionary of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds
  • Dictionary of Natural Products:
  • Dictionary of Organic Compounds
  • Dictionary of Food Compounds
  • Dictionary of Carbohydrates
  • Dictionary of Marine Natural Products

Users may search these titles together or separately. For assistance, please contact the Reference Desk at 656-2201 or danaref@uvm.edu.

Scholarly Publishing Class

On October 20th, Professor Gary Ward, UVM Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, will join Dana Librarian Jeanene Light for a session on Scholarly Publishing. The presentation will include how to select a quality journal in which to publish, ways to navigate the copyright and author’s rights portions of the submission process, and the potential benefits open access and other alternative publishing models have for authors and researchers. Register for the noon session by contacting Donna O’Malley.

NSF Funding for Undergrads


Saint Michael’s College is pleased to welcome Duncan McBride, Lead Program Director in the Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation.
Dr. McBride will present a public seminar on NSF funding for undergraduate education. His primary responsibilities lie in the TUES (formerly the CCLI), S-STEM and STEP programs but he has a vast knowledge of all undergraduate STEM funding flowing through NSF to higher education. This is an opportunity to learn about the programs, best practices in applying for grants, and opportunities to use NSF funding to expand opportunities for undergraduate education and research on your campus.
Saint Michael’s College is co-hosting Dr. McBride with Middlebury College and Norwich University.

Date: November 11, 2010
Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: McCarthy Arts Center at Saint Michael’s College

Questions? Please contact Angela Irvine at (802) 654-2351 or airvine@smcvt.edu

Preparing Scholarly Posters Workshop


Raj Chawla, of the College of Medicine Department of Medical Photography, will be joining Fran Delwiche, Dana Librarian, to lead a workshop on the preparation of scholarly posters. The workshop on will include powerpoint poster templates, design advice, and information about how to make a poster visually interesting when your research results don’t lend themselves to images. Contact Donna O’Malley to register. The workshop will be held in the Dana Library Classroom on Wednesday, October 13th from noon to 1:00, and repeated on Thursday October 14th at the same time and place.

New Look at NEJM.org


The New England Journal of Medicine responds to the changing information landscape with a new web site and a fuller range of content. As NEJM states, “Today, the electronic presentation of scientific articles has become the version of record, with print becoming only one part of the complete publication, which may include video, audio, and interactive content, as well as polls, user comments, updated versions, corrections, and supplemental content, including additional text, tables, figures, and even original data and study protocols.”
To take a tour of the new site, go to: http://www.nejm.org/page/experience-the-new-nejm.org.