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Christmas Card from HSL

Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year from the staff of the Health Sciences Library. Click here for our pdf Christmas Card.

Posted December 12, 2008

Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons

The Creighton University Health Sciences Library is hosting the National Library of Medicine’s exhibit, “Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons” until January 26. This exhibit honors four African American surgeons, including Creighton University School of Medicine graduate and head of surgery, the late Claude Organ, M.D.

Posted December 12, 2009

Food for Fine$

For the 16th straight year the Health Sciences Library is collecting Food for Fine$. For every dollar that is owed as late fees we are accepting one food item from now until December 19th. All donated food will in turn be donated to the Omaha Food Bank. Over the past years we have collected more than 300 food items/year over the month long drive and hope to top that this year. Bring your food items to the elves at the Health Sciences Library and erase your fines!

Posted November 21, 2008

Open Access to Scholarly Publications Forum

Open access information is free of charge, free of licensing restrictions, and online. As an author you will have a larger potential audience than any subscriber-restricted journal can give you and open access can increase the impact of your work. As a student you will have free online access to the literature necessary for your research. As a teacher you will know that your students have convenient access to the information they need and when they need it.

Join us on Monday, November 10, 2008 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Harper Center Room 3028 for a stimulating talk by Julia Blixrud (Assistant Director for Public Programs, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) followed by a lively panel discussion. Click here for full agenda.

International Classification of Diseases Available via STAT!Ref

International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) is now an ebook available through STAT!Ref. The ICD-9-CM is recommended for use in all clinical settings but is required for reporting diagnoses and diseases to all U.S. Public Health Service and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (formerly the Health Care Financing Administration) programs.

Posted November 7, 2008

Model/Simulator Fair

Stop by the Health Sciences Library's Thune Seminar Room on Friday, October 10th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and see the new simulators we've recently purchased. Injections, examinations, and catherization. Oh my! We've got something for everyone so come on over and see for yourselves.

Posted September 26, 2008

October is National Medical Library Month

Help us to continue to celebrate by attending one of our education sessions listed below. All of these sessions will be held in the Thune Seminar Rooms A & B on the first floor of the Library. For more information contact Jeanne M. Burke, HSL/LRC Education Coordinator at 280-5143 or jburke@creighton.edu.

  1. PubMed Searching:Tues., Oct. 14, 12-1 p.m. and Thurs., Oct. 30, 12-1 p.m. & 4-5 p.m.
  2. Creighton’s Werner Institute: What It Offers and Who It Serves: Fri., Oct. 17, 12-1 p.m.
  3. RefWorks Essentials & Write-N-Cite III: Thurs., Oct. 23, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  4. Taking Care of Your Skin: Tues., Oct. 28, 12-1 p.m.

Posted October 10, 2008

New EMS DVD

PULSE—Emergency Medial Update: Patient Refusal. July, 2008, 30 minutes.
Patient refusals are high-risk situations medico-legally speaking. This program defines a high-risk refusal, explains how to properly document a patient refusal, and describes how to refute challenges to your refusal documentation in and out of court. DVD 8003 JUL 2008

Posted Sepember 26, 2008

Jane Romack Retires

After nearly 21 years of excellent service to Creighton University and to the Health Sciences Library/Learning Resources Center, Jane Romack announced her retirement effective September 1, 2008. Cards and messages of congratulations and well wishes can be sent to Jane in care of the Health Sciences Library/LRC.

For all inquiries regarding the Learning Resources Center please contact Richard Jizba (rjizba@creighton.edu / 280-5142) or Diana Boone (dboone@creighton.edu / 280-5175).

Posted September 2, 2008

CLIC, HSL Catalog, Will be Unavailable Friday Morning

An upgrade to the library catalog, CLIC, is scheduled for 7:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 1, 2008. Re-indexing should be completed by Saturday afternoon, August 2, 2008. Please note that during the re-indexing on Friday afternoon to Saturday afternoon, searches on CLIC could produce incomplete results.
Contact the Reference Desk at 402-280-5138, refdesk@creighton.edu, or IM Name=cuhslrefdesk for assistance.

Posted July 30, 2008

New NetLibrary eBooks Now Available

The Health Sciences Library has purchased 132 titles from OCLC's Medical Core eBook Collection. NetLibrary eBooks consists of titles in health related disciplines that have been selected from the acclaimed "Doody's Core Titles in Health Sciences" collection. Contact Health Sciences Library at 280-5138 with any questions.

Posted August 1, 2008

NIH Public Access Policy Does Not Affect Copyright Law

SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition and the ARL, Association of Research Libraries have prepared a detailed response to arguments submitted by the Association of American Publishers to the NIH, related to copyright law and international trade. Essentially the message from SPARC and ARL is that “the NIH Public Access Policy does not affect U.S. copyright law in any way.” Click on the link for more information.

Posted July 18, 2008

New Simulators Available via your LRC

Please stop by or call 280-5131 for further information.

  1. Ear Examination Simulator
  2. Intubation Head
  3. Intradermal Injection Simulator
  4. Chester Chest
  5. Lumbar Epidural Injection Trainer
  6. Advanced Patient Care Catheterization Simulator
  7. Gynecologic Simulator
  8. Infant IV Arm
  9. Infant IV Training Leg
  10. Baby Arti
  11. Prompt Birthing Simulator (Force Monitoring)
  12. Arterial Puncture Wrist
  13. Central Venous Catheter Insertion Simulator with Ultrasound
  14. Simulator Intravenous Arm Basic
Posted July 18, 2008

Nature to Deposit in PubMedCentral and Institutional Repositories

Nature has issued a press release saying that they will deposit accepted manuscripts into PubMedCentral later in 2008. Additionally, they will extend the service to institutional repositories that comply with Nature's policies. For further information about PubMedCentral and for assistance with depositing grant funded papers,  please contact Judi Bergjord or 280-4803.

Posted July 11, 2005

Exam Master Supports Preparation for NAPLEX

The comprehensive review for the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination is now available through the HSL/LRC license to Exam Master which is located on the LRC website. This new release offers access to over 1,000 questions covering 8 key subject areas. Users may take practice exams and quizzes, review their results, and study the detailed explanations in a fast and efficient format. Major topics include Preparation and Dispensing of Medications; Safe and Effective Pharmacotherapy, and Providing Healthcare Information. This material covers Compounding, Dispensing and Administering Medications and more…user registration is required one time to enter Exam Master at:  http://www.exammaster2.com/wdsentry/cuhsl-1.htm

Posted July 11, 2008

Changes to EBSCOhost

EBSCOhost is now one of the most important tools for finding journal articles in many academic disciplines. Creighton Libraries now provide access to IPA—International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, CINAHL—Cumulated Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature, PsycINFO and many other databases via EBSCOhost. EBSCOhost has an easy feature for directly exporting citations to Refworks or other bibliography management software. EBSCOhost is introducing a new interface this summer. You can watch this 6 minute EBSCOhost 2.0 tutorial to learn about the new features or take it for a test drive.

Posted July 11, 2008

WebSPIRS to Retire

After more than a decade, WebSPIRS has reached its end of life and will no longer be available after June 30, 2008. The Health Sciences Library has migrated the databases that were provided via WebSPIRS to other vendor's interfaces, primarily EBSCOhost.

MEDLINE is now available at EBSCOhost or PubMed.

IPA is now available via Ebscohost.

Drug Info Fulltext had the full text of AHFS (now available on Lexi-Comp Online with AHFS).

Reactions is now available via Ovid.

Posted June 27, 2008

New eBooks

1. Williams Gynecology 2008
2. Ingle's Endodontics 2008
3. Quick Answers to Medical Diagnosis and Therapy 2008
    NOTE: Previous editions were called CURRENT Consult Medicine

Posted June 27, 2008

New Online Encyclopedias from Sage eReference

  1. Encyclopedia of Global Health
  2. Encyclopedia of Obesity
  3. The SAGE Handbook of Healthcare

Check out the complete list of 55 Sage eReference Encyclopedias

Posted June 13, 2008

NIH Launches Undiagnosed Diseases Program

A new National Institutes of Health (NIH) clinical research program will aim to provide answers to patients with mysterious conditions that have long eluded diagnosis. Called the Undiagnosed Diseases Program, the trans-NIH initiative will focus on the most puzzling medical cases referred to the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD. With the program infrastructure now in place, the program is ready to accept patients. For more information about the Undiagnosed Diseases Program, visit the NIH website. Physicians and patients with specific inquiries may call the NIH Clinical Center clinical information research line at 866-444-8806.

Posted June 6, 2008

Mosby's Open House

Mosby's Nursing Index, a journal index similar to CINAHL, is offering an "open house" through Monday, June 30, 2008. Each user needs to register at www.mosbysnursingindex.com

Please give this resource a try, and compare it with CINAHL at http://hsl.creighton.edu/cinahl/
Send comments to Bryan Stack, Serials and Electronic Collections Librarian, Creighton University Health Sciences Library. Email cuhsl-serials@creighton.edu, phone 402-280-5137.

Posted June 6, 2008

CLIC Offline Monday, May 12th

Due to a scheduled power outage on the main campus, the library catalog, CLIC, will be offline from 5-6 pm on Monday, May 12th.

Posted May 8, 2008

Microsoft Office Now Available Online

Creighton University employees and students are entitled to certain software at extremely discounted pricing. Employees and students can purchase software through this location: http://www.creighton.edu/doit/software/personal rather than through the Health Sciences Library as in the past. For approximately $25 the Office 2007 suite is available for the Work at Home license. Log in with your netid and password, fill out the online form, add the software to your shopping cart, and check out like any online storefront. The license allows Creighton employees and students to install Office on one personal computer at home and is NOT for university owned computers.

Posted May 2, 2008

New NCME Program at Your LRC

Improving Acute Pain Management in Children: Essential Tools, Techniques, and Treatments. Neil L. Schechter, MD. University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Released 2/26/08. This DVD points out effects of pain and stress in children, delineates the general principles of pain management in children, describes developmentally appropriate strategies and tools for assessing pain in children, use of nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic pain treatments in children, and more…Ask for DVD 228

Posted May 2, 2008

New Online Titles/Editions in MDConsult

1. Sabiston Textbook of Surgery, 18th ed. 2008
2. Williams Textbook of Endocrinology, 11th ed. 2008
3. Pediatric Cardiology for Practitioners, 5th ed.

Posted April 11, 2008

LRC Announces New License: VisualDX

VisualDx is visual clinical decision support software—the only patient-based decision support tool merging medical images and clinical information to build a pictorial differential diagnosis based on actual patient findings. VisualDx allows clinicians to compare diagnostic possibilities side by side, providing further review of the differential both with medical photographs and with handbook-length clinical information. The technology includes over 16,000 images covering more than 900 visually identifiable diseases in areas such as dermatology, infectious disease, drug reaction, ophthalmology, oral disease, MRSA, acute pulmonary infections and other pattern-recognition-based specialties.

Modules include Dermatology, Infectious Disease, Ophthalmology, Bioterrorism, MRSA, Oral Lesions, Drug Eruptions, Cancer, Radiation, Injury, and more…this license can be accessed through “Hot Picks” on the LRC website. For further information, please call the Learning Resources Center at 280-5131. Click Here to enter VisualDX

Posted March 28, 2008

NIH Public Access Policy Information

Beginning in April, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2007 (H.R. 2764) will take effect. This law requires that all investigators funded by the NIH submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central an electronic version of their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication, to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication. For more information and assistance, please contact Judi Bergjord at 280-5199 or bergjord@creighton.edu.

Posted March 28, 2008

Upcoming Events!

PubMed classes will be held in the Thune Seminar Rooms A & B from 12-1 p.m. on Thursday March 27th and again on Tuesday, April 1st. Classes will focus on utilizing some of PubMed’s special options to get more out of your searches.

Beth Furlong, Ph.D., JD, will share some of her most noteworthy insights gained while following the Jesuit Mission in the Seven Tribal States region of North East India. This program will begin at noon on Thursday, April 3rd in the Library’s Thune Seminar Rooms.

For more information, contact Jeanne M. Burke, HSL/LRC Education Coordinator at 280-5143 or jburke@creighton.edu.

Posted March 26, 2008

Green Mountain Coffee Now Available

Our Café a la Cart, along with rest of campus, is now serving Green Mountain Coffee. The coffee is organic and well known for its superior taste. Even better, Green Mountain is a company whose beliefs in sustainability and fair trade are compatible with Creighton’s own Vision and Mission. If you would like more information about this remarkable company visit their website www.greenmountaincoffee.com while you enjoy a cup of one of their delicious coffee blends.

Posted March 7, 2008

All Systems Offline Overnight on the 14th

On Friday March 14th, the entire Creighton University network will be offline for renovation of the campus data center. Work will start at 7:00 p.m. and will last a minimum of six hours. Services will return to normal slowly as more and more systems come back online throughout the evening of the 14th or the early hours on the 15th.

Posted March 4, 2008

CLIC Down for Maintenance

The online library catalog, CLIC, will be down for maintenance Friday, February 22, 2008, from 10pm to 11:30pm. The maintenance is expected to take 90 minutes during which time the library catalog may give incomplete results until re-indexing is completed.

Posted February 20, 2008

Two RefWorks Basic Classes This Week

Writing, learning, researching, and teaching are all tasks that can benefit from using the bibliographic management program, RefWorks. Learn more about how this popular Internet based program can make all these tasks easier and more productive on Tuesday, Feb. 12th, from 12-1 p.m. or Thursday, Feb. 14th, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Both sessions will be in the Health Sciences Library’s Thune Seminar Rooms A & B. Handouts and sweets will be provided. For more information contact John Mitchell, Reference Librarian at 280-5138 or jmitchell@creighton.edu

Posted February 8, 2008

February is American Heart Month

Too few people realize that heart disease is the #1 killer of women. National Wear Red Day, sponsored by the American Heart Association, is a campaign to raise awareness of heart disease and empower women to reduce their risk. These are the women of the Health Sciences Library dressed to show their support of this campaign.

Stop by the HSL and check out these books for more information on Women and Heart Disease:
 1. How to Bypass Your Bypass  WG113 F598H 1997
 2. New Dimensions in Women's Health  WA300 N532 2004
 3. Heart Health for Black Women: A Natural Approach to Healing and Preventing Heart Disease  WG210 Y31H 2000
 4. Nutritional Concerns of Women  WA309 N9765 2004
 5. Nutrition in Women's Health  WA309 N976 1996
 6. Slow Dance: A Story of Stroke, Love, and Disability  WG113 K64S 1998
 7. Add Years to Your Life! Maintain or Regain a Healthy Heart  WG113 S683A 2002
 8. Women are Not Small Men: Life-Saving Strategies for Preventing and Healing Heart Disease in Women  WG210 G618W 2002
 9. How to Keep from Breaking Your Heart: What Every Woman Needs to Know About Cardiovascular Disease  WG113 R643H 2004
10. Women and Heart Disease  WG113 W872 2005

Posted February 8, 2008

NIH Public Access Policy Now Mandatory

On December 26, 2007, President Bush signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2008 (H.R. 2764) which requires that all investigators funded by the NIH submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central an electronic version of their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication, to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication. Previously this was requested, but was not required. This requirement goes into effect for all peer-reviewed articles accepted for publication on or after April 7, 2008.

The Library would like to support faculty participation in this effort, by offering to assist in submitting manuscripts via the NIHMS System. Information on NIHMS and links to a detailed FAQ are at: http://www.nihms.nih.gov/. For more information, please contact Judi Bergjord at 280-5199 or Bergjord@creighton.edu

Posted January 25, 2008

New Program at Your LRC

Shock (Series). Concept Media, c2007. This series reveals the personal stories of a dozen people who underwent electroconvulsive therapy for the treatment of severe depression or bipolar disorder. This program concludes with a discussion of how the effects of ECT on the brain's physiology make it a successful treatment modality for depression, and demonstrates ECT administered to a patient. Ask for DVD 203

Posted January 25, 2008

New Program at Your LRC

Interpreting ABG (Series). Concept Media, c2007. Includes Basic Interpretation, Advanced Interpretation, and Clinical Applications. The series describes the components of the acid-base balance, listing their normal values & compensatory mechanism for restoring homeostasis, offers clinical scenarios in which the viewer uses critical thinking to interpret the ABG results of six patients, and more... Ask for DVD 205

Posted January 18, 2008

You Are Invited

The 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Bio-Information Center will be held on Friday, January 18, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. in the Browsing Area in the Health Sciences Library. Reception following. See you there!

Posted January 11, 2008

RefWorks: Write-N-Cite III for Windows (Beta version) Now Available

RefWorks has announced that Write-N-Cite III for Windows (Beta version) is compatible with Microsoft Vista and Microsoft Word 2007 is now available for download. It is also compatible with Microsoft XP and Microsoft Word 2003. Write-N-Cite III also produces single document formatting. Click here for a pdf document on how to use WNC III.

Posted January 11, 2008

New Books in MDConsult

1. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. 2008. In print and online via MDConsult.
2. Campbell-Walsh Urology. 9th ed. In print and online via MDConsult.

Posted January 11, 2008

Successful Food Drive

The Health Sciences Library collected 152 food items through our 2007 Food for Fines Program. The items were delivered to the St. Martin DePorres Food Bank on December 19th. This was our 18th year of serving the food bank and we'd like to thank all of our generous donors.

Posted January 4, 2008

New Books on Medical Terminology

1. The Language of Medicine. 8th ed. W15 C43 2007
2. Medical Terminology Made Easy. W18.2 D399M 2007

Posted January 4, 2008