The Dana Medical Library wants to maintain a dynamic and relevant collection of books, journals, and databases for our health sciences patrons at UVM and FAHC. Requests are submitted by faculty, staff, and students.
Each year the Collections Team sits down with the “wish list” of items requested by our users, and after evaluating their price, impact factor, and other evaluative measures, decides which ones to add to our collection.
This year, the Dana Medical Library added the following electronic journals:
Nature Reviews Endocrinology
Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries
Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE)- Clinical & Translational Medicine and
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British edition (new title)
In addition, the Library added another simultaneous user for the title Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics as a result of high numbers of patrons being turned away.
Still under consideration is another segment of the MEDU database, which offers virtual patient cases for use in medical education. CORE provides educational cases designed for use in radiology. Dana Library has subscribed to this resource for trial this month to evaluate its usefulness.
A collection of streaming videos for use with psychiatry clerkship students as well as residents has been also added. It can be found in our catalog under the title Symptom Media.
And, of course, the Library regularly adds book titles– print and eBooks. An up to date list of new books at Dana can always be found at: http://library.uvm.edu/dana/newbooks/index.php/.