Celebrate National Public Health Week, April 7-11th at Creighton!
In recognition of National Public Health Week (NPHW), April 7-11th, specially created resources and a panel discussion were designed for the Creighton Community to increase awareness and highlight key public health information resources. A special NPHW Blog has been set-up at http://blogs.creighton.edu/publichealth and a new “Public/Global Health” LibGuide with links to key organizations, databases, statistics, and other resources has been added on the HSL website under the “Resources” section. The Guide can also be accessed directly at http://hslguides.creighton.edu/publichealth. To learn more about Creighton’s participation in NPHW, contact Jeanne M. Burke at (402)280-5138/ firstname.lastname@example.org or Monica Rogers at (402)280-4156/ email@example.com
New editions of The ICU Book and the Washington Manual
Posted March 16, 2014
Windows XP end of life April 8, 2014
Microsoft Windows XP will no longer be updated after April 8, 2014. Windows XP will continue to run, but it will be more and more susceptible to malware and hackers. Creighton owned computers can be switched by contacting DoIT. Creighton University faculty and staff can purchase Microsoft software for their personal property on a Work at Home License Agreement. Students can purchase Microsoft software on the Microsoft Student Option Agreement. Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 are all available at a steep discount.
Posted March 11, 2014
New platform and new titles for AccessMedicine and AccessPharmacy
AccessMedicine and AccessPharmacy have recently moved to a new web platform that is optimized to display their ebooks, videos, and podcasts on any device. For more information on AccessMedicine and AccessPharmacy mobile resources, contact Shawn Ammon at 402-280-5145 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
NEW TITLES IN AccessPharmacy include:
Community and Clinical Pharmacy Services: a Step by Step Approach
Roadmap to Postgraduate Training in Pharmacy
Case Files Pharmacology (click on the link for Case Files at the left)
Posted February 23, 2014
Journal Changes for 2014
For more than a decade, the Health Sciences Library has avoided the budget pressures that have forced peer libraries to make significant cuts to journal subscriptions, but has finally had to do the same. The library was also able to add six new subscriptions and a medical journal database in response to requests from faculty and curriculum needs.
The first adjustment the library made was to subscribe to the MEDLINE Complete database. This EBSCOhost repository, built around the indexing in MEDLINE, includes 772 full text medical journals with current coverage without embargo, plus 1368 journals with a delay of one to eighteen months, and 379 with some period of full text coverage but no longer adding new issues. Of the non-embargoed journals in this and other EBSCOhost databases, 48 were also subscribed by the library. Of these, we discontinued 26; current issues will now be available on EBSCOhost but not at the publishers’ web sites.
Although nearly all online journals are used by Creighton faculty and students, the library identified and discontinued 32 journals, 3 monographic series and 2 CD-rom title with low use and high cost per use. New issues for these journals will not be held by the Health Sciences Library after 2013.
These subscription changes saved the Health Sciences Library $44,000, at the same time saving the School of Medicine about $6,000 in surcharges for access in Phoenix.
Questions and comments can be addressed to Bryan Stack, Collection Services Librarian, email@example.com or 402-280-5137, or Jim Bothmer, Health Sciences Library Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-280-5120.
Audiodigest App available
The library is now able to provide login credentials for the Audiodigest Podcast App. Audiodigest provides current awareness podcasts. The library subscribes to the following specialties: Anesthesiology, Family Practice, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Special Topics. The collection includes more than 800 podcasts from the last 3 years. Install the free app from the Apple or Android App store. The login and password is on the ejournal password page. Please contact Diana Boone at 402 280 5175 if you have questions about Audiodigest.
Posted December 5, 2013
Briggs' Drugs in Pregancy and Lactation ebook available
The library has licensed access to Drugs in pregnancy and lactation: a reference guide to fetal and neonatal risk, Gerald G. Briggs, editor. This ebook has an A-Z listing of drugs by generic name. Each monograph summarizes the known and/or possible effects of the drug on the fetus.
Posted December 5, 2013