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EndNote Workshop offered at Dana Medical Library

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EndNote: Tips & Tricks
November 30, Noon – 1:00 pm
Join us for a post-Thanksgiving break workshop on EndNote! In this workshop, we’ll explore some of the more sophisticated features of this powerful reference management software. Instructor: Gary Atwood, MSLIS

Workshops are 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 Frances Delwiche at (802) 656-4423.

RENOVATIONS UPDATE: Learn What’s Happening Next at Dana

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As preparations for library renovations continue, there are some dates that you should keep in mind when using the library.

So far, here is what has happened:
The books have been removed from the library but are still available by request.
Shelving has been dismantled. Most recently, the compact shelving in the north rear section of the library has been taken apart. The pieces are being stored in the library temporarily.
Furniture from the middle rear section of the library has been moved in preparation for HVAC work.
NEW! Dana has a new study area created from a space at the north end of the library. Follow the signs!
NEW! The Brickyard quiet study area is now open as an alternative place for studying.
Timeline of what is to come:
Dec 2: HVAC work is due to be completed by this date.
Dec 19: Construction of a demountable wall system will begin. This will consist of a wall to the right of the New Books shelf in the middle rear of the library and another wall just past the Document Delivery/ Interlibrary Loan Office in the south rear section of the library. The section between these 2 walls will be the future quiet study area. This process is expected to take three days. The walls will be glass with chair rail and baseboards with power and outlets every 6 feet. Also at this time, demountable walls will be used to construct a new group study room next to the current small group study rooms at the far south rear section of the library.
Jan 3: This is the target date for the furniture to be moved into the new quiet study area.

Please contact Dana Medical Library Director Marianne Burke at 656-3483 with any questions or concerns regarding the renovations timeline.
Need assistance finding information for your research, classes or patients, or a place to study? Please talk to the wonderful staff at the Main Desk, 656-2200. They are ready to help you any time!

Dana Library would like YOUR input in a trial of the online tool, APA Style Central

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Dana Medical Library is currently running a trial of the APA Style Central. APA Style Central is an online tool that shows faculty, students, and researchers how to properly cite resources in APA format through a series of quick guides, tutorials, and self-quizzes. For example, let’s say that you need to cite something from a YouTube video. A quick look at the Sample Reference section will show you an example of what a properly cited reference looks like or, if you need more information, you can go to the “Audiovisual Material Reference” Quick Guide tutorial for a more in-depth explanation of what elements to include. Viewers can even save these training aids in a favorites folder for future reference.

APA Style Central includes three other modules in addition to the training center. The Research module provides an overview of how to conduct research including select texts on how to conduct research and analysis. The Write module is an online word processor that works with the other modules in APA Style Center to ensure that your paper is properly formatted. Finally, the Publish module helps researchers find journals to submit their papers to for publishing.

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If you like APA Style Central and would like to see the library subscribe to it permanently, please email Gary Atwood at gatwood@uvm.edu and share your feedback. This trial runs until November 26, 2016.

Dana Medical Library Introduces New Book Retrieval Process as Collection is Moved Off-Campus

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Dana Library’s books, with some exceptions, were moved to off-site locations the last weeks of September in preparation for the construction of the Larner Learning Commons which will include a recording studio, an upgraded multi-audience classroom, faculty development space, and an enclosed quiet study area for medical, nursing, and health sciences students. The most current and frequently circulated books will return to the library when construction is completed. The remainder of the books and all journal volumes will remain off-site permanently.

Library staff, resources, and services are all available, but the process of finding and checking out print books from the library has changed. Instead of going to the stacks to find items, borrowers need to identify desired books in the online catalog first. Next, they fill out an online form to request retrieval of the books from an off-site Annex. Library courier services retrieve books from their external locations and bring them to the Dana Library Monday through Friday for pick-up.

Students, faculty, and staff find e-books and all print books through the library’s discovery tools: CATQuest and the Classic Catalog, both available on the Dana Website. For best results, the Library recommends using CATQuest to get a print book. Contact the Dana Main Desk by email  or by phone at 656-2200 for assistance navigating library services.

Many books and textbooks can be accessed electronically (as e-books) through CATQuest. There are over 2,000 electronic books in medical, nursing, and heath professional topics in the database. The print texts are still wanted and used by many in our community. Over 6,000 print books were checked out from Dana in 2015-2016.

Books specifically needed for classes in medicine, nursing and health sciences are staying in the library. These include:

  • Books on Reserve for courses (ask for these at the Main Desk)
  • USMLE Board preparation books
  • Radiology textbooks
  • Recent acquisitions
  • Current issues of selected print periodicals
  • Media (DVDs)
  • The Medical History collection

The most used and recent portions of the Dana print collection will come back to the library when the construction is completed in May 2017. In the meantime, the loan period for books has been extended. All websites, electronic journals and databases are available through the Dana website , UVM Medical Center intranet, and COMET as usual.

Please stay tuned for updates on this process. For questions or concerns, contact Marianne Burke, Director, at 656-3483.

 

Dana’s Wednesday Workshop Explores the Topic Gray Literature

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Finding Gray Literature October 12th, Noon to 1pm

The gray literature, including resources such as conference proceedings, technical reports, and government documents, can provide valuable information that isn’t found in the published journal literature. This presentation will cover the what, why, when, and how to search the gray literature. Instructors: Nancy Bianchi, MSLIS and Gary Atwood, MA, MSLIS

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. Workshops are held on Wednesdays in the Dana Classroom, room 108.

Questions about any of our workshops? Not affiliated with UVM or University of Vermont Medical Center? Please contact Frances Delwiche at (802) 656-4423.

How to Request a Dana Book (It’s probably not in the Library)

Because most of our books are in external storage at the moment, you will need to put in a request to get the books you need. Here is how to make a request:
Search for books using CATQuest, Classic Catalog or Dana’s Website. When you find the books you want, look for the “Request from Annex” button in RED, click on it, and complete the available form. This is how you can electronically request those books that are not in the library. There is no need to request a book in person at the library. Make the request online from anywhere.
Request submitted by 11:30 am, will be available for pick-up by 4:30 pm that same day, Monday thru Friday!

request-from-annex-screenshotIf you don’t see the “Request from Annex” button, look  to see if the book is located at the Research or Williston Annex. If this is so, from Dana’s homepage, choose “Request from Annex” under Services and complete the form.
Are you not sure where the item is? Please contact the Main Desk by phone at 656-2200, by email at dana@uvm.edu or in person.
For questions or concerns, contact Marianne Burke, Director, at 656-3483.

3-part Systematic Reviews Workshop Series Returns this Fall to Dana!

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The Dana Medical Library is once again running its popular workshop series on Systematic Reviews. Join us! 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. Workshops are held on Wednesdays in the Dana Classroom, room 108.

Introduction to Systematic Reviews September 28th, 2016, Noon – 1pm

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, MLS & Gary Atwood, MSLIS

Searching for Systematic Reviews October 5th, Noon to 1pm

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, MLS

Finding Gray Literature October 12th, Noon to 1pm

The gray literature, including resources such as conference proceedings, technical reports, and government documents, can provide valuable information that isn’t found in the published journal literature. This presentation will cover the what, why, when, and how to search the gray literature. Instructors: Nancy Bianchi, MSLIS and Gary Atwood, MA, MSLIS

Questions about any of our workshops? Not affiliated with UVM or University of Vermont Medical Center? Please contact Frances Delwiche at (802) 656-4423.

Dana’s Main Desk: A Central Location for all Library Services

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For those of you returning from break or beginning your journey as a student, faculty member or medical professional, all the services that you expect from your medical library are available to you through the Main Desk:

The Main Desk is the source for answers to a wide range of questions. Switching to a single service location maximizes library space and better serves patron needs while becoming the central point for help, information, and services at the Library. Stop at the Main Desk to find an e-journal or get started on a PubMed or CatQuest search on your topic!

The Main Desk is the place to go for curriculum support. Access and place materials on reserve, request articles through electronic article delivery and interlibrary loan, gain support for research, get help with database navigation and reserve group study spaces. Also, check out books, media and print journals and borrow supplies like ethernet & power cables, standup desks, white boards & markers, and headphones.

Get help with technology for printing, scanning, copying, public computers, wireless access, and referral to external IT support. In addition, the library has a lost and found and can provide emergency cleanup supplies.

A medical librarian is at hand for research support. Although the word “Reference” may not be used any longer, an on-demand librarian assistance service is available through the Main Desk. Get focused attention for your individual or group research. Help from librarians is available on a walk-in basis 10 am to 4 pm each weekday. Or make an appointment on the Library’s webpage. Meet some of our Research Support Librarians:

Dana removed its Reference Desk after carefully researching the library literature and conducting wide-ranging discussions among Library faculty and staff. The Circulation Desk then morphed into the central location for all services and became the Main Desk.

Staffed by Lesley Boucher (supervisor), John Printon, Brenda Nelson, Colin McClung and Craig Chalone, with the help of student assistants, the Main Desk is the place to find help for all your library needs. Contact them at 656-2200 to get started.

September Workshops offer important back-to-school Information on Resources and Databases

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Dana Medical Library’s workshops provide information that is vital to new and returning students and faculty. Make sure to get up to speed on library resources and databases so that your semester gets off to the best start! Workshops are held each Wednesday throughout the month. The following are the first 3 workshops of the semester. Come check them out!

Navigating UVM Libraries Resources: September 7th, Noon – 1:00 pm

New to UVM or returning to research after a break? Learn about library services, and available databases and journals, and how to find full-text articles and access library materials from off-campus. Instructor: Alice Stokes, MLIS

Searching the Biomedical Literature thru Medline: September 14th, Noon – 1:00 pm

Learn to effectively and efficiently search the MEDLINE database to support patient care, research, and education. This workshop will focus on searching Ovid or PubMed, the two most popular Medline interfaces at DML. Instructor: Nancy Bianchi, MSLIS

Basics of EndNote: September 21st, Noon – 1:00 pm

Learn the basics of EndNote to collect and manage references, and to insert them into a manuscript. If you would like to attend an EndNote workshop, but cannot make this date, contact Frances Delwiche (fdelwiche@uvm.edu) for other options. Instructor: Frances Delwiche, MLIS

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 Fran Delwiche at 656-4423.

Change is in the air! Dana Medical Library Fall Semester Hours have begun

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Fall 2016 semester hours run through Monday, January 2, 2017. They are as follows:

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

Exceptions:

Thanksgiving Holiday

  • Wednesday, November 23, 7:30am-5pm
  • Thursday, November 24 (University Holiday), CLOSED
  • Friday, November 25 (University Holiday), CLOSED
  • Saturday, November 26, 9am-5pm
  • Sunday, November 27, Resume regular hours

Winter holidays: Hours will be reduced between Friday, December 16, 2016 and Monday, January 2, 2017

  • Friday, December 16, 7:30 am-7pm
  • Saturday, December 17 Saturday, 9am -7pm
  • Sunday, December 18, 9am-10pm
  • Monday, December 19—Thursday, December 22, 7:30am-10pm
  • Friday, December 23 – Monday, January 2 (University Holidays and Winter Break Days)- CLOSED

Regular hours will resume Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Contact the Main Desk at 656-2200 with any questions.