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UpToDate Goes Anywhere… and Everywhere!

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The UVM Libraries/FAHC-licensed UpToDate goes anywhere and everywhere!

This new version, called UpToDate Anywhere, allows full access to UpToDate at UVM, Fletcher Allen Health Care, all FAHC practice sites… and from anywhere with an Internet connection.

To take advantage of UpToDate Anywhere, users must first register an individual account from within the UVM or FAHC networks. These networks include accessing UpToDate:

  • while at UVM;
  • while at FAHC;
  • remotely with EZ Proxy or VPN;
  • through FAHC’s Remote Access Gateway;
  • on the UVM wireless network;
  • or on FAHC’s employee wireless network (NOT the FAHC guest wireless network).

With this account, UpToDate can then be accessed anywhere just by logging in with the registered user name and password. The account also enables users to accrue CME credits for reading UpToDate articles, and to download an UpToDate app to a mobile device.

Directions for downloading and installing the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch and Android versions of the mobile app are available at http://danaguides.uvm.edu/mobile. A more detailed description of UpToDate Anywhere can be found here: http://danaguides.uvm.edu/uptodate.

As usual, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Library at 802-656-2201 or danaref@uvm.edu.

Trip Database

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Trip (Turning Research Into Practice) Database

Trip is a FREE clinical search engine designed to allow users to find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care. As well as research evidence the database also allows clinicians to search across other content types including images, videos, patient information leaflets, educational courses and news.

A special algorithm for listing results

The algorithm uses three main factors when deciding the position of particular search results:

Text score. If a search term is in the title of the document it scores more highly than if it only appears in the body of the text. If it only appears once in a thousand word document it scores less than if it appears twenty times.

Publication score. Trip is unique in using a publication score, based on quality, to help order results. So, a high quality resource (such as Cochrane) will have a higher score than say the BMJ and this again will score more highly than an eTextbook.

Date. The more recent the document the higher the score.

These three elements are combined to give each document a score. The document with the highest score appears at the top of the results.

Registering as a user

There are many benefits to registering (for free) to Trip, including:

Keeping up to date with new research based on your clinical specialty and/or specific topics of interest. Each month, Trip identifies new content focused on your interests and emails these to you.

UVM/FAHC has registered with Trip so that you can easily access your institution’s full-text holdings via Trip.

Many clinicians find it useful to keep a record of activity they have spent on Trip. This may be for CPD/CME purposes or simple curiosity.

Trip is currently planning a number of new features that are based on a user’s history of usage. So, by registering Trip creators can start to better learn how you use Trip, which will better serve your future information/evidence needs.

To register, click on the green Sign up button in the upper right-hand corner of the home screen. You will be asked to give your email address, pick a password, and give information about your interests and specialty.

Once you have logged in, you can control your settings. Under “Your institutions,” choose University of Vermont. You will now see this designation, “Full Text: University of Vermont,” and be able to access the full text of our holdings.

If you have any questions about using Trip or customizing its interface, do not hesitate to contact us at danaref@uvm.edu or 656-2201.

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.