Starting February 10th, the Dana Medical Library will be holding a three-part series on Systematic Reviews.
Introduction to Systematic Reviews
This workshop will contrast the rigorous methodology used to produce systematic reviews with other approaches to reviewing the literature. Attendees will have the opportunity to begin constructing their own systematic review protocol, enabling them to both evaluate systematic reviews, and participate in authoring a systematic review.
Instructors: Donna O’Malley & Gary Atwood
When: Wednesday, February 10, Noon – 1:00 pm
Where: Dana Classroom, Room 108
Searching for Systematic Reviews
Systematic reviews summarize, appraise, and interpret evidence from healthcare research, primarily from journal articles. They can be the most efficient way to bring the results of clinical research into clinical decision making. This workshop will explore databases and methodologies for locating high-quality systematic reviews.
Instructor: Donna O’Malley
When: Wednesday, February 17, Noon – 1:00 pm
Where: Dana Classroom, Room 108
Going Gray: How to Find Gray Literature
Have you ever considered the importance of information found in non-traditional resources such as conference proceedings and government documents? The Gray Literature can provide valuable information not provided in published journal literature. This presentation will cover the what, why, when, and how to search the grey literature.
Instructors: Nancy Bianchi & Gary Atwood
When: Wednesday, February 24, Noon – 1:00 pm
Where: Dana Classroom, Room 108
Workshops are open to all UVM and University of Vermont Medical Center students, staff, and faculty. Unless otherwise noted, preregistration is not required for library workshops.
Questions about any of our workshops? Not affiliated with UVM or University of Vermont Medical Center? Please contact Gary Atwood at (802) 656-4488.
Free Radicals in Biology and Medicine comes to the library highly recommended.
Dana Medical Library has added the Fifth Edition of Free Radicals in Biology and Medicine by Barry Halliwell and John M. C. Gutteridge to its book collection. Published in 2015, this 905 page tome contains comprehensive and extensively referenced overviews of redox chemistry in plants, animals and humans. Here is what UVM Neurosciences Department Professor, Charles Pippenger, PhD has to say:
“A valuable reference tool for anyone working in free radical research, it is an excellent text for those just entering the field. Free Radicals in Biology and Medicine clearly maintains its reputation as the free radical researchers’ ‘Bible’.”
Find this book on the New Book shelf or contact the Main Desk at 656-2200 for more information.
Please join us in the Dana Classroom for our final January workshop: Searching CINAHL.
This workshop is open to all UVM and University of Vermont Medical Center students, staff, and faculty. Unless otherwise noted, preregistration is not required.
Questions about any of our Workshops? Not affiliated with UVM or University of Vermont Medical Center? Please contact Gary Atwood at (802) 656-4488.
This workshop will cover how to find high quality nursing and allied health information in CINAHL. In it, we’ll cover topics like advanced searching, how to use subject headings in your search, and how to fine-tune your results.
Instructor: Fred Pond
When: Wednesday, January 27th, Noon to 1 pm
Where: Dana Medical Library Classroom, Room 108
To maximize library space and best serve your needs, we have switched to a single service desk. Librarians are still available to assist you. Ask at the main desk for the librarian on-call Monday-Friday between 10-4, or make an appointment at a time that suits you.
Are your PubMed skills a little rusty? Come to this workshop and brush up on the basics such as using limits and MeSH headings to zero in on the results you need. We’ll move beyond the basics by answering whatever questions you have so come prepared to share! Workshops will be held October 28th and November 18th.
Instructor: Alice Stokes
Where: The Dana Medical Library Classroom, Room 108
When: Wednesdays, Noon to 1 pm
Questions? Please contact Gary Atwood at (802) 656-4488
You are cordially invited to a reception for the Fall 2015 Dana Medical Library Exhibit, Epilepsy: The Science Behind the Disease, featuring epilepsy research at UVM. Join us for refreshments.
When: Thursday, November 12th, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Dana Medical Library
November is Epilepsy Awareness Month!
For more information, contact Kate Bright at (802) 656-0695
The Dana Medical Library has responded to your feedback for more study space with natural light! Since we cannot easily move walls, put in skylights and make new windows, we have removed 4 computers from the front computer area so that there is more space for study next to the windows. There are Ethernet cables to hook up your laptop so don’t hesitate to spread out and get some work done!
Additionally, we have replaced 2 soft arm chairs with a round table with chairs at the front. Enjoy the variety of seating in the natural light and happy studying!
Questions? Contact Lesley Boucher at 656-4404.
Kristin Florian, of Dana Medical Library’s Collections and Acquisitions Department, has artwork in the 5th Annual Staff Art Show. Through September 30th, Kristin is showing 2 lithograph prints in the Livak Fireplace Lounge and Gallery, Davis Center, 4th floor.
Here are Kristin’s thoughts on her art and process:
I enjoy drawing, and see printmaking as a way of adding color to a drawing. I like the process of simplifying color choices and planning ahead, but still being surprised at the end of the process. My favorite subjects are: surrealism or magical realism in nature, landscapes on a larger scale, and visualizing passages from books.
I first make a drawing. I then transfer the image backwards onto a linoleum block. Next, I cut the areas I want to be white (or another color) out of the linoleum block. To print, I roll the paint onto the block using a brayer, register the paper on the block, and rub the back of the print. I let it dry, cut the next layer and repeat the process until it is done.
Stop by and check out her work!
For more information, contact Kate Bright at 656-0695.
An Exhibit Exploring the Science behind the First Year Summer Reading Book
The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down
by Anne Fadiman
When: Fall 2015
Where: Dana Medical Library, Main Hall display cases
On August 31st, 2012, a young woman named Lia Lee died in Sacramento, California. For 26 of her 32 years, Lia had been in a persistent vegetative state, the result of a severe epileptic seizure suffered at the age of 4. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down is the story of Lia’s, and her Hmong family’s, experience with epilepsy and the American health care system, as told by renowned author Anne Fadiman.
Although this exhibit focuses on the scientific and clinical aspects of epilepsy, perhaps the most profound – and painful – lessons that have been learned from Lia’s story were those relating to the delivery of health care across cultures. Since its publication in 1997, Fadiman’s book has been enormously influential in changing how we think about and provide cross-cultural health care in this country.
Learn more about events and exhibits on this compelling book in Carolyn Shapiro’s Article: Exhibit, Author Visit & Discussions Stem from “The Spirit Catches You . . .” Book Assignment
Questions? Contact Fran Delwiche at 656-4423
The Dana Medical Library has recently welcomed 3 new staff members to its team: Craig Chalone, Kristin Florian, and Kate Bright. Stop by the library and introduce yourself!
Joining Access Services in February, Craig Chalone comes to the library from the University of Maine at Machias, Merrill Library, where he also worked as Adjunct Faculty in Music at the college. Before his time in Maine, Craig worked at the Bailey-Howe Library here at the University of Vermont for 6 years. Outside of work, Craig enjoys reading, walking, baseball, playing guitar and mandolin, and collecting music. He also has a love for nature and animals.
Joining Collections Management, Kristin Florian began work in March and has been busily learning the ropes of medical collection development, e-resources trouble-shooting, and a host of other activities. She comes to us most recently from the Lexington County Public Library System in Lexington, South Carolina where she coordinated non-fiction collection development, among other tasks. This past winter was her first winter in Vermont and tried both downhill and cross-country skiing for the first time.
Kate Bright is Dana’s newest member, joining the Admin Department in May for Director and Library Support. Kate is originally from Upstate New York and, as a child, spent summers on Schroon Lake in the Adirondacks. She graduated from Bard College in 2001 and moved to Madison WI to complete a graduate art degree in painting in 2007. After spending 6 years in Wisconsin and having her 2 children at home, she and her family moved to VT to be closer to family. She, more recently, worked at the Shelburne Museum in their education department facilitating programs, one of which was a tour program for individuals who are blind or partially sighted. Continuing to paint, she still spends a lot of time in the Adirondacks but has acquired a deep love for Vermont and is happy to call it home.
Questions? Contact Kate Bright at 656-0695.