- July is UV Safety Month Posted Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 4:18 pmWe all know the importance of using sunscreen to protect our skin from the sun's harmful rays, but what about protection for our eyes? July is UV Safety Month, and, Eye M.D.s across the nation are urging Americans to protect their eyes and their children's eyes by wearing sunglasses and wide-brimmed hats.
For more information on this topic visit the American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives web site.
- Finding Peer Reviewed Journals Posted Friday, June 25, 2010, 11:05 amIt is now easier to determine whether a journal is peer-reviewed or not. The Library of the Health Sciences recently gained access to Ulrichs Web, a global serials directory. To access, enter Ulrichs into the Resources box on undmedlibrary.org. Once you have established access to the database, search for the title of journal and look in the left column to verify the status. If a small, striped shirt that looks like those worn by a referee appears, the journal is peer reviewed. The database does only allow one user at a time, so please log out when finished.
- New Science/Engineering Database
Posted Friday, June 18, 2010, 4:51 pm
The Library of the Health Sciences has added a scientific and technical literature database. Subjects indexed into Inspec include physics, electrical and electronic engineering, communications, computer science, control engineering, information technology, and manufacturing and mechanical engineering. To access Inspec search the Resources box on undmedlibrary.org.
- Health Spending vs Results Posted Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 3:18 pmSunday's New York Times Business Section contained a graphic feature on various metrics and performance indicators titled, "Health Spending vs. Results." The graphic can be viewed at http://tinyurl.com/22kapnz
- Crude Oil Spills & Human Health Posted Monday, June 7, 2010, 1:08 pmCrude Oil Spills & Human Health
- Job Posting: Reference Librarian
Posted Monday, May 17, 2010, 3:23 pm
The Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences at the University of North Dakota's School of Medicine and Health Sciences is recruiting for an entry level position of Reference Librarian. This person is responsible for providing reference services to on and off-campus clientele; participating in the user education program; producing instructional guides in both electronic and print format; assisting with the development and management of the reference collection; assisting in the collection and reporting of user and service statistics; serving as liaison to faculty in specific departments; and being professionally active.
Please see the full position announcement for details.
Submit resume and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: Human Resources, University of North Dakota, Twamley Hall Room 313, 264 Centennial Drive Stop 8010, Grand Forks, ND 58202-8010. Refer to position no. 10-277. For full application procedures, visit http://www.humanresources.und.edu/html/Job%20Openings.htm
Applications received by June 15, 2010, will receive first consideration.
- MCAT practice exams Posted Friday, May 7, 2010, 10:24 amStudents studying for the MCAT exam have access to practice exams through the Learning Express resource. To access these exams
1. Enter Learning Express into the Resources search box on the Library of the Health Sciences home page.
2. Select the green link from ODIN Databases underneath the Learning Express title
3. Click on College Students in the left hand column that will lead you to a menu where Graduate School Entrance Exams Preparation is the fifth selection.
4. Click the arrow for a drop down menu where you can select MCAT practice exams.
This database does require you to create an account for the sole purpose of sending you the scores from the exams.
- Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy Posted Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 1:47 pmAn online version of The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy is freely available for use on the web through the Merck Manuals Online Medical Library. It is part of a set of manuals that also includes The Merck Manual of Health and Aging, The Merck Manual of Geriatrics and The Merck Manual--Home (a manual intended for use by patients and caregivers). According to the web site, The Online Medical Library is updated periodically and contains photographs, audio and video material not present in the print versions.
- PubMed: Customize Results Posted Friday, March 26, 2010, 10:58 amYou may now customize the way in which your PubMed search results are displayed. The customization includes being able to view article abstracts rather than the current citation only format, change the number of items viewed per page, and how the results are sorted. (Currently, the articles most recently added to the databases are shown first. This does not insure the most recently published articles are first; rather the newest articles indexed into the database are at the beginning.)
To customize your results, sign in to My NCBI, click on Preferences in the left side menu. A new screen will open with two sections titled Common Preferences and PubMed Preferences. Select Results Display Settings, the last selection under PubMed Preferences. Using the buttons, you can then select how you would like the results displayed and click Save. Following this process, each time you log in to My NCBI, your results will display as you have selected them to appear.
If you would like assistance in setting your preferences, please stop by the Library of the Health Sciences Reference Desk.
- E-Books at the Library Posted Monday, March 15, 2010, 10:30 amSeveral e-books are available from the library web site. To find links to a specific e-book in the collection use the LIBRARY RESOURCES SEARCH BOX on the main page. To find links to all of the e-books in the collection, go to the FIND BOOKS BUTTON on the left side of the library web site.
On the FIND BOOKS page you can search specifically for single book titles, browse the alphabetical listing of book titles or go to the link for a book set.