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  • E-Resources
    H1N1 Resources: Professional & Public Resources Posted Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 10:37 am
    A link to flu information designed specifically for health care providers to help them with H1N1 diagnosis and H1N1 treatment by making current diagnosis and treatment information available is at http://www.ebscohost.com/flu/ Flu information is also available at http://flu.gov that provides one-stop access to US Government H1N1, avian and pandemic flu information.  All information is available to all users of the Internet.  
  • E-Resources
    PubMed NOW Redesigned Posted Wednesday, October 28, 2009, 3:13 pm
    The PubMed Redesign became permanent late in the day on October 27th.  The goals of PubMed Redesign 2009 are to make PubMed easier to use, simplify the interface, refresh the look, better organize the text on the screen, and promote scientific discovery. You can read a nice overview article available in the NLM Technical Bulletin at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/so09/so09_pm_redesign.html

    If you continue to use PubMed through the library web site you will continue to see our library subscription links to the full-text articles. You will find features like Limits, Details, and History that were previously available through tabs, now available by using the Advanced Search link.

    Questions? Use the Library's How-to Guides section for updated PubMed guides and tutorials. Please call the Health Sciences Library Reference staff at 701-777-3994 or contact any of the Librarians for assistance.  
  • E-Resources
    Science Online Available at UND Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 9:00 am
    Access to Science Online has been renewed at the University of North
    Dakota.  The University administration has provided additional funding
    in support of library resources, which has allowed renewal of the
    license to Science Online.
  • Job Posting: Head of Reference and User Education Posted Monday, October 12, 2009, 2:00 pm
    The Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences is recruiting for the position of Head of Reference and User Education. The person in this position manages all aspects of reference services, directs the user education program, and coordinates outreach services. The person in this position is also the Northeast Clinical Campus Librarian for the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

    Please see the full job description 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. 10-103.  For full application procedures, visit http://www.humanresources.und.edu/html/Job%20Openings.htm

    Applications received by November 6, 2009, will receive first consideration.

    The position is posted at http://www.humanresources.und.edu/jobs/professnl.htm
  • E-Resources
    PubMed: Preview the Redesign Posted Friday, October 2, 2009, 3:17 pm
    The National Library of Medicine has posted a preview of the new PubMed interface.  To try it out, go to PubMed as usual, through the Library website (so our links to the full-text will work), then click on the large Try the Redesigned PubMed button.   Notice that features like Limits, Details, and History that were previously available through tabs are now available by using Advanced Search.

    Questions?  Feel free to call the Health Sciences Library Reference staff at 701-777-3994.  However,please realize that we are just now becoming acquainted with the new interface, too!
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    Library Cancels Some Electronic Journals Posted Tuesday, August 4, 2009, 2:08 pm
    On July 1, 2009, the UND campus libraries ceased to receive $80,000 per year in funding that we had been receiving for the past ten years from INBRE. The new INBRE grant which was just awarded to the medical school does not contain funds for library resources.  The loss of these funds has made it necessary for the library to cancel a number of its online subscriptions.  We are hopeful that some of these resources may be reinstated over the next few months.  The Library of the Health Sciences, the Chester Fritz Library, and the NDSU Library are working together to identify sources of funding to restore the resources with the highest use.

    As titles are canceled we will announce the individual titles by email and in the news section of the library web site.  Also, if funds become available, announcements of reinstatement will be made.

    Titles canceled:

    The first journal that we have lost access to is Science Online.  The print subscription of Science continues to be available in both the Library of the Health Sciences and the Chester Fritz Library.

    The group of Nature journals that had been purchased with INBRE funds has also been discontinued.  As indicated in the list below, some of these journals are still available on a delayed basis of 12 months following publication. The Nature journals for which the current subscription has been discontinued include:

    Nature  (online still available but delayed 12 months; also in the library's print collection)
    Nature Biotechnology
    Nature Cell Biology  (online still available but delayed 12 months)
    Nature Genetics  (online still available but delayed 12 months; also in the library's print collection)
    Nature Immunology
    Nature Medicine  (online still available but delayed 12 months)
    Nature Neuroscience  (online still available but delayed 12 months)
    Nature Reviews Cancer  (online still available but delayed 12 months)
    Nature Reviews Drug Discovery  (online still available but delayed 12 months)
    Nature Reviews Genetics  (online still available but delayed 12 months)
    Nature Reviews Immunology  (online still available but delayed 12 months)
    Nature Reviews Microbiology
    Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology  (online still available but delayed 12 months)
    Nature Reviews Neuroscience
    Nature Structural & Molecular Biology

    If you have questions or concerns please contact Barbara Knight, Assistant Director of the Library of the Sciences at  bknight@medicine.nodak.edu  or 701-777-4129; or Lila Pedersen, Director of the Library of the Health Sciences at  lpederse@medicine.nodak.edu  or 701-777-2580.
  • Library
    Head of Reference and User Education Posted Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 11:56 am
    The Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences is recruiting for the position of Head of Reference and User Education. The person in this position manages all aspects of reference services, directs the user education program, and coordinates outreach services for users affiliated with and unaffiliated with UND. The person in this position is also the Northeast Clinical Campus Librarian for the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

    Please see the full job description 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. 09-315.  For full application procedures, visit http://www.humanresources.und.edu/html/Job%20Openings.htm

    Applications received by July 31, 2009, will receive first consideration.
  • New web site coming soon! Posted Thursday, June 18, 2009, 10:19 am
    The Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences' new web site will be available on Monday June 22.

    Enhancements include:

    * A centrally located "Search" box that will allow you to select whether to search the library's online resources database, ODIN (online catalog), PubMed, or Google Scholar from the library's home page.
    * A list of your recent searches.
    * Suggested search terms that will display if your search returns no results.
    * A left hand menu designed to assist you in finding articles, journals, books, etc.
    * Maps of the library.
    * A virtual library tour

    Please note that anyone logged in to the library's web site using the "Remember Me" function will need to log in again when the new site goes live. Using the "Remember Me" function will allow you to remain logged in to the web site for 30 days so please don't use "Remember Me" on public computers.

    We'd like to thank everyone who previewed the web site and offered comments or suggestions.  Special thanks to those who participated in the usability studies we conducted during the course of redesigning the site.  If you haven't had a chance to check out the new site yet, we encourage you to explore it at its temporary location.  We welcome your questions, comments, and feedback.  Contact the library webmaster by email or telephone 701-777-2946.

  • Preview the redesigned library web site! Posted Wednesday, June 10, 2009, 4:27 pm
    The library invites you to check out the redesigned version of our web site.  Library staff have been working on a redesign of our web site to make it easier to navigate, to enable users to find information more quickly, and to conform with the campus web design standards.  This process has involved usability testing with both faculty and students.  The site will continue to be refined as further testing suggests additional changes.

    In addition to the current option to search for Library Resources, you can now search ODIN, PubMed, or Google Scholar using the "Search" box located in the center of the library's home page: 1) click one of the tabs at the top of the "Search" box, 2) type in some keywords on a topic, 3) hit "Enter" or click the "Search" button.

    The menu on the left side of the home page has been completely redesigned to provide users with new "Find Articles", "Find Journals", and "Find Books" options.

    The "Login" box has been moved to the right side of the home page; along with library hours, information, and news.  Users may also log in to the web site from the top gray bar that is visible on every web page.

    Some things haven't changed.  The lists of "Quick Links" and "Selected Resources" are still available on the home page and can be found below the new "Search" box.

    Please try some of your usual tasks on the new site and let us know your impressions.  We welcome your comments or questions.
  • Library
    Open forums for Assistant Director and Collection Management Librarian candidates Posted Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 2:13 pm
    The Library of the Health Sciences will hold open forums for the two final candidates for the position of Assistant Director and Collection Management Librarian.  The candidates will give a 20-minute presentation on "Trends in Scholarly Publishing" followed by a 20-minute question and answer session.

    June 1, 3:05 p.m - 3:45 p.m., United Hospital Auditorium, Cynthia Shabb, PhD., M.L.S.  Dr. Shabb is Director of the Teaching and Learning Doctoral Program at UND.

    June 2, 11:05 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., United Hospital Auditorium, Barbara Knight, M.L.S., M.A.  Ms. Knight is Head of Public Services at the UND Library of the Health Sciences.


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