Items You Can Borrow From the Dana Medical Library

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Borrowing items from the Library can help you out when you have forgotten your gear at home.
Our Library staff members can help with assorted items that you might need. We offer the following list :

White Boards and markers
Calculators
Book Stands
Headphones
Ethernet cords
Power Cords for your laptop
A pen for your Notebook
A computer mouse

All of these items are ready, available and easy to sign out. Please ask about any of these items at the Circulation desk.

– For more information contact the Circulation Desk at 802-656-2200.

New VisualDx Mobile Quiz for iOS

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VisualDx has added a quiz to their mobile app for the iPhone and iPad where you can test your knowledge on visual presentations of disease. Play for review or play competitively against peers in your field. To access the quiz, you need to install the latest version of the VisualDx app for iOS. See our mobile apps guide (http://researchguides.uvm.edu/mobile) for instructions on how to download and authenticate the app.

– For more information contact Alice Stokes at alice.stokes@uvm.edu

Dana Medical Library Circulation Desk has moved

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The Circulation Desk has moved to its original location at the front of the Library and the Reference Desk will continue to stay where it is as construction continues. Patrons will be able to ask questions of the circulation desk staff during Library hours. The Reference Desk will be open from 10 am to 4 pm during the week and 9 am to 9 pm on weekends.

Please check back to the website http://library.uvm.edu/dana daily to see knew updates about the construction and the events going on within the Library.

– for more information please call the Circulation desk at 802-656-2200

Dana Medical Library Fall Semester Hours

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The hours for the Fall 2014 semester will be as follows:

Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 12 midnight
Friday – 7:30 am – 9 pm
Saturday 9 am – 9 pm
Sunday 9 am – 12 midnight

Exceptions:
Labor Day Weekend
Monday, Sept 1(University Holiday) -- 9am-5pm
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
Wednesday, November 26 – 7:30am-5pm
Thursday, November 27 (University Holiday) – closed
Friday, November 28 (University Holiday) – closed
Saturday, November 29 – 9am-5pm
Sunday, November 30 – Resume regular hours
Hours will be reduced between Friday, December 12, 2014 and Friday, January 2, 2015
Regular hours will resume Saturday, January 3, 2015.

See the Hours page for an interactive calendar with complete information on the Library’s hours of operation. Contact us at 656-2200 with any questions.

College of Medicine Yearbooks now digital on Scholarworks

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The collection of College of Medicine yearbooks is now available for viewing and research on the UVM Scholarworks website. The yearbooks that were digitized were from the years 1952 to 1967.  Also, College of Medicine catalogs ranging from 1860 to 1993 were included in the project and can be accessed at the website as well. Funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (New England Region), Dana Medical Library staff were able to start the project. Donna O’Malley, the Library Associate Professor and Systems Coordinator for the Dana Medical Library oversaw the process. The collections of yearbooks and catalogs are a great resource for exploring the history and evolution of the UVM College of Medicine.

Learning Classroom Construction Begins In Medical Library

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Construction work has begun in the Dana Medical Library and will continue to the middle of September. We are excited to see the transition to the Larner classroom for Active Learning and a new Learning Commons for the wider health sciences community. Construction workers have been working diligently on renovation while patrons are able use the back of the library for research and study. Here is a photo to see the space that is available to patrons. We would love your comments and feedback and you can leave that information on our website by clicking on the “Your Feedback” button.

Find Full-text Faster in UpToDate

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UpToDate now has icons (pictured above) to get you to UVM’s journals even faster.

Look for the “Find It @ UVM” or PubMed icon. If UVM has access to the article, when you click on the icon, you will see the full text immediately. If UVM does not have access to the journal, you will be given the option to request the article through Interlibrary Loan. And don’t hesitate to use ILL: often a pdf of the article will be emailed directly to you in less than 72 hours.

-For more information contact the circulation desk at 656-2200

Summer Hours

Dana Medical Library Summer hours begin on Saturday, June 21, 2014. These hours are in effect through Sunday, August 17, 2014. Fall hours resume Monday, August 18th, 2014.

Monday-Thursday 8 am – 10 pm
Friday 8 am – 7 pm
Saturday 9 am – 7 pm
Sunday 9 am – 10pm

Exceptions:

Independence Day Holiday

July 4 – closed (UVM Holiday)
July 5 – 9 am to 5 pm
July 6 – 9 am to 5 pm

Regular hours will resume Monday August 18, 2014.

summertime photo by reenoreluv used in accordance with the Creative Commons license.

DSM-5 Online Added to Library Collections

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The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, abbreviated as DSM-5, is the 2013 update to the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) classification and diagnostic tool. In the United States the DSM serves as a universal authority for psychiatric diagnosis. Treatment recommendations, as well as payment by health care providers, are often determined by DSM classifications, so the appearance of a new version has significant practical importance.

The DSM-5 was published on May 18, 2013, superseding the DSM-IV-TR, which was published in 2000 classifications. In most respects DSM-5 is not greatly changed from DSM-IV-TR. Notable changes include dropping Asperger syndrome as a distinct classification; loss of subtype classifications for variant forms of schizophrenia; dropping the “bereavement exclusion” for depressive disorders; a revised treatment and naming of gender identity disorder to gender dysphoria, and removing the A2 criterion for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) because its requirement for specific emotional reactions to trauma did not apply to combat veterans and first responders with PTSD.

You can access the online DSM-5 at: http://dsm.psychiatryonline.org/book.aspx?bookid=556.

Welcome New Residents!

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The Dana Medical Library is your library, and whether you prefer to use the library’s networked study spaces or to access cutting-edge electronic resources from your FAHC desktop, we can meet your clinical research needs.

Here are a few of the things we can do for you.

A sampling of clinical resources for residents:

  • UpToDate Describes the clinical manifestations of a wide variety of disorders and provides current options for diagnosis, management and therapy, including the efficacy, doses, and interactions of individual drugs. PDA downloads available.
  • DynaMed Provides clinically-organized summaries for nearly 2000 topics, is updated daily and monitors the content of over 500 medical journals. Systematic and evidence-based. PDA downloads available.
  • Cochrane Database The “gold standard” for Evidence-Based Reviews. A full-text database with links to the literature.
  • Journals The Dana Medical Library has over 5000 health sciences journal subscriptions, over 4700 of which are available online.
  • Plus, PubMed customized for FAHC/UVM, and many more databases.

Liaison Program

The Dana Medical Library has an active Liaison Program whereby a professional Health Sciences Librarian is assigned to each residency specialty. Your Library Liaison can assist you with any of your information needs. A few examples of Liaison activities include:

  • Assisting with Journal Clubs;
  • Setting up alerting services;
  • Help in preparing content for Grand Rounds, M&Ms or white papers;
  • Providing instruction and assistance with knowledge management tools like EndNote;
  • Literature searching;
  • Mobile resource troubleshooting;
  • Consulting on PowerPoint, literature searching and questions for Grand Rounds presentations.

Other Services

  • InterLibrary Loan (656-4382): Borrow books or journal articles from other libraries for free via online form at http://library.uvm.edu/dana/services/ill/.
  • Document Delivery (656-2653): Request articles from Dana’s journal collection to be sent directly to your email account http://library.uvm.edu/dana/services/ill/.
  • Reference (656-2201): Request literature searches; verify citations; receive searching assistance.
  • Off-Site Access FAHC Residents and Fellows can obtain off site access to networked resources, including most of Dana’s online databases, journals, and books, through FAHC’s network.
  • In-Dana Access The Dana Library computer workstations are available to you with the use of a password; ask at Circulation or Reference for assistance. Dana also has an electronic classroom and conference room that can be scheduled up to two weeks in advance. Call 656-0695 to schedule.

-For more information contact the circulation desk at 656-2200