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ClinicalKey Added to Dana’s List of Databases


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.


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/.

Hurricane Sandy: Health-Related Resources

The National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center has compiled a list of health information resources onto one “SuperStorm” Sandy webpage. On this page you will find links to overviews, state specific pages, cleanup and recovery information, mental health information, multi-language resources, social media information, apps and widgets, and more.

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

Vermont Go Local To Be Phased Out

The National Library of Medicine has decided to phase out its support for all Go Local projects. The goal of Vermont Go Local is to link MedlinePlus (an NLM consumer health database) health topics  to Vermont health care providers and facilities. Vermont Go Local is a joint project of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), University of Vermont Dana Medical Library, the FAHC Frymoyer Community Health Resource Center, and the United Ways of Vermont, Vermont 2-1-1; we have been partners since 2007.

Since the project’s conception in 2001, NLM has monitored and reviewed the consumer usage and has noticed a gradual declined over the years because of the availability of similar information on the Internet.  These sites include provider-level directory information and can collect user reviews that Go Local cannot.

Without the support of NLM, the Dana Library has decided to discontinue Vermont Go Local by the end of 2010.  We look forward to providing other resources that will substitute for this important consumer health information on our library website.  The Go Local staff members will keep you informed of the exact date when we will discontinue the Vermont Go Local link.

Thank you for your continued interest in this consumer database.

UpToDate in Hospital Medicine

UpToDate has always addressed clinical issues relating to inpatient care. Topics dedicated to these issues appear throughout the program. However, with the continued development of Hospital Medicine as a specialty, over 700 of these topics have also been added to a newly created section in UpToDate, with its own table of contents and a separate category in the “What’s New” section.

Link from UpToDate to Journal Articles

UpToDate, a database of research-based information for clinical care, now allows users to link directly from references in each UpToDate topic review to the full text of the articles cited. Not all articles are available online, and a few online articles are not available at UVM and FAHC, particularly older articles. Keep in mind that UVM does own these older journals, but in their original hard copy format. Please contact Dana Library if you have any trouble accessing a journal article.

Follow Haiti Health Information on Facebook and Twitter

Peacekeeping - MINUSTAHLibrarians from the Disaster Information Management Research Center at the National Library of Medicine have compiled helpful lists that allow you to follow Haiti health information on Facebook and Twitter.

The following Twitter and Facebook sources are providing substantive health information along with situational awareness news. They are also listed on the Haiti Earthquake page from NLM at http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/haitiearthquake.html#a4.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

Twitter: CDCEmergency, http://twitter.com/CDCemergency.

Facebook: CDC, http://www.facebook.com/CDC.

World Health Organization:

Twitter: whonews, http://twitter.com/whonews.

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/World Health Organization (WHO):

Twitter: pahowho , http://twitter.com/pahowho.

Twitter: PAHO Emergency Operations Center. pahoeoc, http://twitter.com/pahoeoc .

Twitter: PAHO public health, equity and human development. eqpaho, http://twitter.com/eqpaho .

Facebook: PAHO-WHO, http://www.facebook.com/PAHOWHO.

These relief and government organizations are providing primarily situational awareness news, with perhaps some health information content. Some sites cover all the news from an organization, not limited to Haiti.

America.gov (US State Department):

Twitter : http://twitter.com/americagov.

Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/ejournalUSA.

US Agency for International Development (USAID):

Twitter: USAID: http://twitter.com/usaid_news & USAID Haiti: http://twitter.com/USAID_Haiti.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/USAID.News.

U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/NavyMedicine.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington-DC/US-Navy-Bureau-of-Medicine-and-Surgery/192338823825?v=wall&ref=nf.

USNS Comfort [hospital ship]:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/USNSComfort.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/USNS-Comfort-T-AH-20/293015340409?ref=search&sid=686499011.4140798884..1&v=wall.

USS Normandy [participating in Haiti relief]:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/USSNormandy

Voice of America (VOA) News:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/VOA_news.

US Dept of Health and Human Services. HHS.gov :

Twitter: http://twitter.com/HHSgov.

US Southern Command [responsible for US military response in Haiti]:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/southcomwatch.

United Nations:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/UN.

World Health Organization:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/W0rldHealthOrg.

International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (IFRC):

Twitter: http://twitter.com/Federation.

American Red Cross:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/RedCross.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/redcross.


Twitter: http://twitter.com/reliefweb.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/reliefweb.

Doctors Without Borders:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/msf_usa.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/msf.english.

Partners In Health:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/PIH_org.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/partnersinhealth.

Crisis Mapping:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/crisismapping.