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  • E-Resources
    PubMed Buttons Changing Posted Thursday, August 4, 2011, 4:16 pm
    The Library of the Health Sciences would like to remind all of our users to use the
    Find it@UND Button SFX, when checking for full-text articles in PubMed.  Because use of this button provides more service options, it will soon be the only UND button you will see attached to PubMed citations.
    There are several advantages for using SFX . (1) it searches through ALL of the article retrieval options provided by ALL of the UND campus libraries and (2) in the event that the article is not available, it links you directly to the Health Sciences Library interlibrary loan request form.
  • E-Resources
    PubMed Changes Posted Friday, July 29, 2011, 3:59 pm
    PubMed, MeSH and the NLM Catalog implemented changes to the search boxes recently. The boxes were restructured to "provide a presentable display for users working with non-standard system fonts." To see full details of what was restructured, see the NLM Technical Bulletin story here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ja11/ja11_pm_search_box.html
  • E-Resources
    DynMed: New Interface Posted Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 1:13 pm
    DynaMed has announced that they will be upgrading to a new interface the afternoon of July 20th.  Some of the new features available in this release include:
    • Cleaner, more simple user interface.
    • Alerting feature that allows users to be notified when topics are updated with new evidence.
    • Updates that can be filtered to view by specialty and if they are practice changing.
    • Search results that can be configured to include results from other EBSCO database subscriptions.
    • Enhanced navigation functionality in both search results and topics.

    Please report any problems to the library staff.  You will find a directory of library staff at http://undmedlibrary.org/LibraryInformation/Staff/

  • Trials
    Faculty of 1000 Trial Posted Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 3:17 pm
    The Library of the Health Sciences now has a free trial of Faculty of 1000 (F1000). F1000 is promoted as the unique online database that selects, evaluates and ranks the top research from among the wealth of biomedical literature published.  The trial will run until August 18th, 2011. Visit the homepage at http://f1000.com
  • E-Resources
    DynaMed Mobile Update Posted Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 8:55 am
    DynaMed is a point-of-care reference tool available through the Library of the Health Sciences.  Recently, the Library staff learned the DynaMed mobile application is approximately one and one-half weeks later in updating the information in its interface than is the online version through the library's website.

    In addition, the mobile app, while containing the same information, has been rewritten and formatted to be readable on a smaller screen.

    If faculty are using DynaMed to test students' knowledge on a disease, condition or drug, please specify which interface to be used.
  • Library
    Position Opening: Southwest Clnical Campus Librarian Posted Thursday, June 23, 2011, 11:33 am
    The Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences is recruiting for the position of Southwest Clinical Campus Librarian.  Position posting #11-319

    This position is located at the Southwest Clinical Campus of the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Bismarck, ND.  Job duties include the following: (1.) Provide reference and information support services for clientele affiliated with the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the UND College of Nursing. (2.) Design and provide instruction and curriculum support to clientele affiliated with the UND SMHS and CON. (3.) In the southwest quadrant of North Dakota, provide outreach information services to remote users and to health care personnel not affiliated with UND. Includes traveling to other clinical teaching sites to introduce and foster awareness of services provided by the Library , and giving presentations and classes. 4.) Provide reference and user education services at the Medcenter One Health Sciences Library in Bismarck. (5.) And Catalog newly acquired materials for the Medcenter One Health Sciences Library.  

    Full posting and application procedures are available on the UND web site at http://und.edu/finance-operations/human-resources/job-opening-search.cfm  Applications received by July 29, 2011, will receive first consideration.
  • E-Resources
    Expanded License for Access Medicine Posted Friday, June 3, 2011, 8:07 am
    The number of seats for Access Medicine has been increased from six to ten. This means that 10 people now can be using the resource at the same time, and the number of turn-aways should decrease. Access Medicine is the library's most heavily used resource, logging 103,000 uses in the most recent year. It is a vital resource for health sciences students, with over 60 textbooks, many videos, a drug database, diagnostic texts, and many other features. The textbooks include many that are required in the medical curriculum. The license expansion was made possible by special funding from the School's administration. It is hoped that students will be pleasantly surprised when all classes are in session in the fall and the turn-aways drop.
  • E-Resources
    PubMed Buttons Change Posted Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 10:45 am
    The Library of the Health Sciences would like to remind all of our users to use the
    Find it@UND Button SFX, when checking for full-text articles in PubMed.  Because use of this button provides more service options, as of Tuesday, May 31st, it will be the only UND button you will see attached to PubMed citations.
    There are several advantages for using SFX . (1) it searches through ALL of the article retrieval options provided by ALL of the UND campus libraries and (2) in the event that the article is not available, it links you directly to the Health Sciences Library interlibrary loan request form.
    To see a one minute comparison of the buttons available in PubMed visit "Getting Full-Text Articles in PubMed".
    If you have questions or would like to have some assistance with this change please feel free to contact us at the library's reference desk at 701-777-3994 or hflref@medicine.nodak.edu or contact any of the library staff.  A full listing of library staff is available at http://undmedlibrary.org/LibraryInformation/Staff/
  • Web Site
    Mobile App for ''Science'' Posted Monday, May 9, 2011, 11:59 am
    AAAS has released a mobile app for Science that provides access to the Weekly Tables of Contents and article abstracts. The app's offline feature saves the latest data you accessed on your mobile device and allows for offline reading, saving valuable bandwidth.
    Mobile App users receive some free full-text articles, such as "This Week in Science," weekly Editorials, and articles found in ScienceNOW, our daily news service. The app is available for Apple or Android products.

    To learn more about the app or download it to your device, visit http://content.aaas.org/mobile/
  • Library
    Bates attends Systematic Review Workshop Posted Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 4:05 pm
    Sandi L. Bates, MLIS, head of reference and user education for the Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences, recently attended the Systematic Review Workshop: The Nuts and Bolts for Librarians conducted April 11-13 at the University of Pittsburgh Falk Library of the Health Sciences. The 20 CE course was intended for health science and medical librarians who wish to acquire the core knowledge needed to collaborate in the conduct of systematic reviews, technology effectiveness reports, comparative effectiveness research, or any other scholarly or clinical activity requiring comprehensive literature searches.

    Librarians are valuable team members for systematic reviews as they can assist in identifying search terms, identify best databases for subject topics, locate grey literature items such as regulatory information or conference reports and proceedings.

    The core instructional tool for this conference was a systematic review authored by three of the Falk Library health science librarians who served as instructors. Using this systematic review, the participants worked through the process of conducting a literature review search using standard databases such as PubMed, learned of clinical trial repositories for the United States and abroad, looked at various ways to find copies of conference proceedings, reports, regulatory commission information, and standards to use when contributing to the written article. We had exercises throughout the day to utilize what we were learning and apply the concepts.

    Two very helpful sections were the session addressing suggested methods for project organization, search delivery, and reference management and another session dealing with methodology filters and best ways to apply them when searching. Complex to create, the methodology filters also need to be adapted to each individual database adding to the decision on when to use them and to know if pre-built filters exist, such as some of those in PubMed.

    The Institute of Medicine recently released new standards for writing systematic reviews that include having a librarian or other information professional as part of the review team. Those interested can read here: http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2011/Finding-What-Works-in-Health-Care-Standards-for-Systematic-Reviews/Standards.aspx The Cochrane Library of systematic reviews currently has its own standards and guidelines for its review groups.

    Other Library of the Health Sciences librarians who have participated on systematic review teams are Assistant Director Barbara Knight, MA, MLS, AHIP and Southeast Clinical Campus Librarian Mary Markland, MA, AHIP.

    For more information on how librarians from the Library of the Health Sciences can assist you with your research and projects, please contact Sandi L. Bates, MLIS at 701-777-2166.
UND Health Sciences Library
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