Monthly Archives: August 2012

Libraries 2012 Newsletter: Plans, Parties & the U.S. President

The Libraries’  latest edition of “In Circulation,” our annual newsletter, is ready for your viewing pleasure.  Discover what’s new in our collections, who’s new to our roster of colleagues, as well as what we’re doing for our campus and community.  Here’s a sample of what you’ll find inside:  Special Collections Turns 50; A Librarian Speaks with President Obama; and, Architectural Plans for the Billings Renovation Project. Read it and reap.

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Healthy Recipes Database Added to Natural Standard

Natural Standard has recently added a Healthy Recipes database to their collection of clinical decision support tools.

Intended for nutritionists, nurses, physicians and other health care practitioners, this database of healthy recipes for a variety of dishes and meals links ingredients to their respective Natural Standard monographs. This allows clinicians to check for drug interactions or safety and allergy information when recommending dietary changes.

The recipes can be found on the Tools pull down menu at Natural Standard.


Picturing Medicine

An exhibit highlighting the works of two of the greatest contributors to medical illustration is now on display at the Dana Medical Library. “Picturing Medicine” spotlights the work of Andreas Vesalius, 16th century physician, anatomist and author.  Dr. Vesalius set a new standard in anatomical illustration and is the author of On the Structure of the Human Body, one of the most influential books on human anatomy.

Also highlighted in the exhibit is the artistic work of Dr. Frank Netter (1906-1991), world-renowned medical illustrator. During his lifetime, Dr. Netter produced more than 4000 illustrations, which have been published in numerous medical books and journals.

Visit the Library to view the exhibit, browse through the print resources illustrated by Dr. Netter, or to find out about new online anatomy resources available through the Library’s web site.

Colored version of 16th century illustration from On the Structure of the Human Body by Andreas Vesalius.

Introducing CATQuest

The UVM Libraries are proud to introduce CATQuest, a new search engine that provides information about, and access to, a wide variety of research materials from the UVM Libraries and beyond. You’ll find books, journals, scholarly articles, newspaper and magazine articles, digital items and more. A large selection of the journals and other online sources we subscribe to at UVM are in CATQuest. Nearly everything in the UVM Libraries is included. CATQuest is now available via the search box on our library’s homepage. If you’re a fan of what we’re calling our classic library catalog, never fear − you’ll find that prominently featured as well. Click here if you need information on how to use CATQuest.

And as always, let us know what you think!

Fall Zotero and EndNote Workshop at Bailey-Howe

Come learn about tools that can help you to keep track of research materials, collaborate with classmates and colleagues, take notes, format citations, and create bibliographies for papers in a variety of styles. All workshops are free and open to UVM students, faculty, and staff. No registration is required.

Introduction to Zotero

Learn how to keep track of research materials, organize note taking, and format citations and bibliographies using this easy to master open source solution.

Location: Bailey/Howe Library Classroom (Room 123)
Facilitators: Daisy Benson and Daniel DeSanto

September 11 (Tuesday) 4-5pm
September 19 (Wednesday) 4-5pm
September 26 (Wednesday) 4:30-5:30
October 9 (Tuesday) 4-5pm
October 19 (Friday) 2-3pm
October 23 (Tuesday) 4-5pm
November 11 (Tuesday) 4-5pm

Advanced Zotero

Come and build on your existing Zotero knowledge. Learn how to use shared folders for collaboration and more.

Location: Bailey/Howe Library Classroom (Room 123)
Facilitator: Daisy Benson

October 25 (Thursday) 4-5pm
November 14 (Wednesday) 4-5pm

Contact Daisy Benson ( to arrange for a customized workshop on Zotero for your class, lab, or other group.

EndNote workshops

Learn how to use EndNote (a software program) to keep track of research information, organize notes, and insert citations into your papers.

Location: Bailey/Howe Library Classroom (Room 123)
Facilitators: Laurie Kutner and Jake Barickman
September 7 (Fri.) 3-4 pm
September 12 (Wed.) 4-5 pm
September 20 (Thurs.) 4-5 pm
September 26 (Wed.) 3-4 pm
October 2 (Wed.) 4-5 pm
October 10 (Wed.) 4-5 pm
October 16 (Tues.) 3-4 pm
October 24 (Wed.) 4-5 pm
November 2 (Fri.) 3-4 pm
November 13 (Tues.) 4-5 pm

After November 13 please contact Laurie Kutner ( for an appointment.

Choosing Wisely Program “5 Things” Lists

A program sponsored by the ABIM Foundation seeks to facilitate conversations between patients and physicians about what tests or treatments may NOT be necessary.

The Choosing Wisely web site describes the program as such:

“An initiative of the ABIM Foundation, Choosing Wisely is focused on encouraging physicians, patients and other health care stakeholders to think and talk about medical tests and procedures that may be unnecessary, and in some instances can cause harm.

To spark these conversations, nine specialty societies created lists of “Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question” — evidence-based recommendations that should be discussed to help make wise decisions about the most appropriate care based on a patients’ individual situation.

Consumer Reports will be developing and disseminating materials to patients through large consumer groups to help patients engage their physicians in these conversations and ask questions about what tests and procedures are right for them.

Several more specialty societies have joined the campaign and will be unveiling their lists of ‘Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question’ in fall 2012.”

According to a May 2012 article in JAMA by ABIM Foundation authors:

“As of this writing, the 9 medical specialty societies involved in Choosing Wisely potentially reach 374 000 practicing physicians, with several additional societies expressing interest in joining the effort. The hope is that the lists will spark discussion between clinicians and patients about the need—or lack thereof—for many frequently ordered tests or treatments.

Recognizing the need for tools and resources to facilitate these conversations, Consumer Reports, an independent, nonprofit consumer organization, in consultation with the professional societies, will create and disseminate consumer-friendly versions of the lists and will partner with other organizations to reach diverse audiences. This is to help patients understand the recommendations and be prepared to talk with their clinicians about them.”

For more information, see the Choosing Wisely site and the full article in JAMA.

Clinical Evidence Search

A link on Dana’s home page seeks to improve health care providers’ access to medical evidence to answer the most pressing patient care questions. The simple page consists of 5 individual search boxes for the most popular and highest quality point-of-care clinical tools: DynaMed, UpToDate, Cochrane Library, PubMed and CINAHL.

This page has also been integrated into PRISM, Fletcher Allen Health Care’s Electronic Health Record (EHR), and is called Dana Search under Reference Links. Librarians hope that when a physician or nurse has a patient record in PRISM open, and has a question regarding that patient’s care, fast and easy access to these search boxes will bring them to the medical evidence that answers their questions even quicker than before, ultimately improving patient care.