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ClinicalKey Added to Dana’s List of Databases

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Dana Medical Library now provides access to ClinicalKey. Replacing MDConsult and Procedures Consult, this new Clinical Insight Engine is designed to provide clinicians with fast, clinically-relevant answers from Elsevier’s library of proprietary medical and surgical content. ClinicalKey offers access to:

  • over 1,000 Elsevier medical and surgical reference books*
  • over 500 Elsevier medical and surgical journals
  • all medical and surgical clinics of North America
  • Procedures Consult procedural videos
  • First Consult point-of-care clinical monographs
  • patient education handouts
  • additional videos and images, practice guidelines, patient handouts, and drug information.

It also supports researchers and instructors with the included presentation builder for use with ClinicalKey’s multimedia collection-export to PowerPoint. User guides are available at http://www.elsevier-data.de/ClinicalKey/ClinicalKey_user_guide.pdf.

*HTML version of chapters provided. To view PDF files you must create a FREE “User Profile” and login.

 

Open Access Journal Publisher

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By George Krikorian, Dana Medical Library

PeerJ is a new online academic journal publisher dedicated to open access and innovation. The publisher runs two publications: a journal called PeerJ, and a preprint server called “PeerJ PrePrints.” It boasts annual savings on publication, 801 world-class academic editors, and provides 100% Open Access to peer-reviewed research.

Essential Features:

  • Creative Commons license allows for quick, free distribution and use of peer-reviewed content.
  • Publication based solely on scientific validity.
  • Low publication costs due to one-time lifetime membership.
  • Rapid development of new features and improved functionality.

Head to their website to sign up or learn more!

New Resources

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
JoVE- Neurosciences
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/.

New Names for Archives Journals

The nine specialty Archives Journals in The JAMA Network will change their names effective Jan. 1, 2013, part of the ongoing evolution to more closely interconnect the scientific journals published by the American Medical Association.

Two of the specialty journals will see their new names shortened: the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine will become JAMA Pediatrics and the Archives of General Psychiatry will be known as JAMA Psychiatry. Other current Archives titles are Archives of Dermatology, Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, Archives of Internal Medicine, Archives of Neurology, Archives of Ophthalmology, Archives of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, and Archives of Surgery.

For more information, see the JAMA notice.

 

American Speech and Hearing Association Backfiles

 

 

 

Dana now has perpetual access to the following journal titles published by the American Speech and Hearing Association:

  • Language, Speech and Hearing Services in Schools- 1980 to 2005
  • Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research- 1980 to 2005
  • American Journal of Audiology- 1991 to 2005
  • American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology- 1991 to 2005.

Journals and Databases Provide CE Opportunities

Browsing the journal literature is a great way to keep up to date in your profession, but did you know it’s possible to receive low-cost continuing education credit from journals available through Dana Medical Library? In addition to being a resource for higher education, research and clinical care information, databases and journals may be used to earn continuing education credit. You can even choose the topic for which you wish to earn credit.

CINAHL, the reference database for nursing & allied health journal literature, has two methods for getting Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credit:

  • Identify journal articles that include CNE in a topic of your choice. To do this, first search for a topic – endoscopy nursing, for example – then simply limit the search to CEU as the publication type – at this writing, fifteen articles featuring CNE credit were found, on just endoscopy nursing. Choose one of the articles that interests you, read the article, complete the evaluation form, and follow the instructions at the end to submit for credit, and you’re done. Some journals offer free CEUs and frequently, if you have a personal subscription to the journal, the fee is waived. Sometimes, however, there is a fee for submission.
  • Use CINAHL Education modules. Register at no charge at ceu.cinahl.com to select from a number of different topics, representing a broad selection of practice areas. Review the course materials online, practice with an interactive review program and when you wish, take the online test to demonstrate your knowledge. Certificates may be printed from this web site and a designated person, such as your nurse educator, will receive an email upon your successful completion of the module.

Contact Dana Library Reference for searching tips in CINAHL or other questions about using Dana Library’s resources in earning continuing education credit.

Next issue: Using Dana Library resources for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.

Fred Pond, MLS

Online Journals Now “Journals of Record”

An editorial in a medical journal in 2000, opined it will be “increasingly difficult for any paper-only periodical to maintain a position as a journal of record. It is only a matter of time before electronic journals take over from paper journals as the official archive.”

Since that article was written, there has been a ground-swell of journal publishers announcing that the online version of the journal is, indeed, the “journal of record.”  BMJ, Genetics, Pediatrics, AJR, and Journal of Neuroscience have announced this transition.

One explanation for this change is that electronic journals offer advantages to the readers like instantaneous delivery of each issue (including internationally), RSS feeds, and space and storage savings.

But the main reason that online journals become the official record is due to the enhancements offered in the digital environment. Hypertext links, movies, sound, images, and supplementary tables or data are all now commonplace features.  Also, teaching points in the form of “key concepts” are frequently utilized and bulleted or color-enhanced for ease of use by instructors and students alike.

The popularity of mobile devices and e-readers may contribute to the growth of electronic titles being favored over print.

At present there is no comprehensive list of those journal publishers that have made the switch to online journals as the “journal of record.” The National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers the following guidelines on when they officially index the online version for Medline. NLM indexers:

  • try to identify when the online version of a journal has more content than the print version.
  • search for retractions, errata, and comments in a way that can be cited.

From this determination, NLM almost always indexes from the online version. When publishers are given the option of having their journals indexed from the print or online, NLM reports that “few, if any, journals have ever opted for us to index from the print version instead of the online version of the journal.”

Jeanene Light, MLS

Changes in Delivery Service of Print Journal Articles

As a pilot project during the 2011/2012 academic year, Dana Library staff in Document Delivery will locate, scan and send materials from Dana’s print collections FREE OF CHARGE.

Please note: this free service is not offered if the item is also available online. If you are having difficulty locating an article that is available online, we are more than happy to help. Contact Reference at 656-2201 or danaref@uvm.edu.

New Look at NEJM.org


The New England Journal of Medicine responds to the changing information landscape with a new web site and a fuller range of content. As NEJM states, “Today, the electronic presentation of scientific articles has become the version of record, with print becoming only one part of the complete publication, which may include video, audio, and interactive content, as well as polls, user comments, updated versions, corrections, and supplemental content, including additional text, tables, figures, and even original data and study protocols.”
To take a tour of the new site, go to: http://www.nejm.org/page/experience-the-new-nejm.org.

Journal Changes for 2010

Below are changes in the area of electronic resources for FY 2010.

Journal Titles going from Print Only to Print & Online

  • Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
  • Journal: Physical Therapy Education

Journal Title going from Print and Online to Online Only

  • Analytical Biochemistry (Science Direct)

Journal Titles added in Online Only unless specified

  • Lymphatic Research and Biology
  • Stem Cells
  • Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Respiratory Care (only available as a print & online package)
  • Science Translational Medicine
  • Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
  • Cell Stem Cell
  • Medical Teacher
  • Mary Anne Liebert (NERL package) of 66 titles

Other Electronic Resources

Where Periodicals Go To Die photograph by pobrecito33 used in accordance with the Creative Commons license.