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Trial access to Films on Demand

Film on Demand logoThe Reinert Alumni Library has negotiated for trial access to Films on Demand. The trial collection will be available until 1/31/2010. This is a searchable online collection of educational videos for streaming on demand. It is possible to make links to specific video segments for posting in Blueline or adding to a library ereserves web page. There is a Health & Medicine collection of more than 1000 videos that can be browsed. Please send feedback to refdesk@creighton.edu.

Posted December 15, 2010.

Study Snacks Found in Library

Stop at the study snack table and grab a cup of coffee and a snack to help with your studying at the Health Sciences Library. Best wishes to all students from the staff.

Posted December 10, 2009

Hang out in the ProteinLounge

Brought to you by the Health Sciences Library, ProteinLounge (http://www.proteinlounge.com/) is a leader in the field of system biology. Many interactive web-based databases and software have been developed to help the life-scientists understand the complexity of systems biology.  Systems biology efforts focus on understanding cellular networks, protein interactions involved in cell signaling, mechanisms of cell survival and apoptosis leading to development or identification of drug candidates against a variety of diseases.

Posted December 1, 2009

Audio Digest MP3s Available via iTunesU

Get Audio Digest mp3 files via iTunesU! To access the library’s section within iTunesU, go to http://www.creighton.edu/itunesu and log in with your Creighton NetID and Blue Password to access the private section. Once logged in, look under the “Academic” section and Click on the Health Sciences Library title to enter our content area. All of our subscriptions to Audio Digest titles are there and are ready to download in the following areas: Anesthesiology, Family Practice, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics (coming 2010), Pediatrics, and Psychiatry.

Posted November 24, 2009

Start Finding with MICROMEDEX® 2.0

Try out the new point of care interface, MICROMEDEX® 2.0.

Posted November 16, 2009

Food for Fine$

For the 19th 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 St. Martin de Porres Center. Over the past years we have collected more than 300 food items/year over the Christmas food 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 October 29, 2009

Ejournal portal down for Maintenance Saturday, Oct. 24

The ejournal portal will be down for maintenance on Saturday from 2 am to 9 am. The links to ejournals will not work for part or all of those six hours.

Posted October 22, 2009

Signal Transduction Pathway Drawing Software Now Online

Protein Lounge has launched a new signal transduction pathway drawing software, called "Pathway Builder," available for free online. Pathway Builder is the largest database of illustrated signal transduction pathways available and is interconnected to Protein Lounge's extensive protein database and online gene/protein analysis tools. It contains pre-made pathway templates and illustration items. Please click here to view Pathway Builder.

Posted October 19, 2009

Assessing President Obama's Health Care Speech and Ideas for Reform

Physician, global health activist, anthropologist, university president, Iowa native, and son of Korean immigrants, Dr. Jim Yong Kim recently appeared as a guest on Bill Moyers Journal.  If you missed the interview, you can still view the program online and/or read the transcript at http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/09112009/profile2.html

Posted September 17, 2009

Health Care Reform Information

  1. Kaiser Family Foundation
  2. Comparison of Pending Health Care Bills
  3. Health Affairs: Fact vs Fiction
  4. Health Affairs: Health Policy Brief Key Issues in Health Reform
  5. New York Times Topics: Health Care Reform
  6. Draft document about a new Harvard study on the number of deaths associated with health insurance status
  7. “PBS Special Report on Health Care Reform” airing 8-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 24th. This program is a collaborative effort by a number PBS programs including “Nightly Business Report”, “NOW”, and Tavis Smiley.
  8. “Rx for Reform” links to reports from “NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” segments on consumer driven health care reform, the young uninsured, and health care in other industrialized nations.
  9. “Health Care Crisis: Who’s at Risk” has information, resources, and links to programs that discuss health care issues.
Updated September 22, 2009

Rittenhouse R2 Digital Library

The Health Sciences Library has purchased access to 62 individual titles from the R2 Digital Library database.

The R2 Digital Library is a database of searchable medical, nursing and allied health books from key health science publishers, including American Academy of Pediatrics, American Psychiatric Publishing, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, F.A. Davis, HCPro, Jones and Bartlett, Karger, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, McGraw-Hill, Oxford University Press, Slack, Springer, Thomson Delmar Learning, and Thomson PDR.

Some features of the R2 Digital Library are customized saved searches, images, references and bookmarks, and A-Z drug and topic indexes. Content can be browsed by category, discipline or title, and users can also perform searches across the entire platform, finding information on a topic in just two clicks. Questions? Contact – Reference staff: (402) 280-5138, refdesk@creighton.edu

 

The library has purchased a site license to the web version of Epocrates online premium. This gives you complete access through a web browser to Epocrates drug and disease information. You can access all of this content through your PDA’s web browser. There is nothing to download or install. If you are off-campus be sure to use the link on the library’s website to gain access.

Rittenhouse R2 Digital Library

The Health Sciences Library has purchased access to 63 individual titles from the R2 Digital Library database.

The R2 Digital Library is a database of searchable medical, nursing and allied health books from key health science publishers, including American Academy of Pediatrics, American Psychiatric Publishing, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, F.A. Davis, HCPro, Jones and Bartlett, Karger, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, McGraw-Hill, Oxford University Press, Slack, Springer, Thomson Delmar Learning, and Thomson PDR.

Some features of the R2 Digital Library are customized saved searches, images, references and bookmarks, and A-Z drug and topic indexes. Content can be browsed by category, discipline or title, and users can also perform searches across the entire platform, finding information on a topic in just two clicks. Questions? Contact – Reference staff: (402) 280-5138, refdesk@creighton.edu

 

Gideon Online Access

The Health Sciences Library has licensed institutional access to Gideon Online. Gideon Online is a a user-friendly, medical diagnostic web application. GIDEON significantly improves your diagnostic accuracy and broadens your knowledge base by providing access to the vast field of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology with weekly updates.

We Are Under Construction

This summer sees us under construction to merge our three service desks into one to better serve you. The Reference Desk is the first to go and Reference staff and services will now be available from the Main Desk on the first floor. Next step will see the multimedia collection come down to the main floor and the Learning Resources Center staff and services come down to the Main Desk. We hope to keep the noise and bustle to a minimum and look forward to better serving your information and study needs.

Posted June 12, 2009

NLM Turning the Pages Update

The National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Division is proud to announce that a new Turning the Pages Project has been released on the Web: http://archive.nlm.nih.gov/proj/ttp/books.htm. The project features Hieronymus Brunschwig’s Liber de Arte Distillandi, printed in Strasbourg in 1512. The book is a practical manual on chemical, alchemical, and distillation devices and techniques used to manufacture drug therapies, and it features a number of hand-colored woodcuts featuring scenes of laboratories, distillation devices, and doctor patient scenes. It includes instructions on how to distill aqua vitae, potable gold, artificial and natural balsams and how to use distillates to treat illnesses in surgical cases. This is a great site for those interested in digital technology and rare books.

Posted June 12, 2009

New Simulator: Elbow for Joint Injection

The Health Sciences Library has purchased a new simulator—an elbow for practicing soft tissue joint injection used for the treatment of injuries and arthritis. This model of the upper and lower right arm is positioned accordingly for the treatment of both Golfer's Elbow (medial epicondylitis) and Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis). It comes in a carrying case that contains: 1 Elbow for Joint Injection, 1 Feedback Console, 4 AA batteries, and 1 25 Gauge (0.5 x 25mm) needle with electrical return lead. Don’t forget that we deliver and will come pick up when you’re done: 402-280-5131 for more information.

Posted May 15, 2009

STAT!Ref Online Optimized for Mobile Devices

You can take it with you! STAT!Ref mobile, that is. STAT!Ref has been optimized for delivery on mobile devices! Now, you can get smart healthcare answers stat right from your smartphone.

Just log in as you normally do and most mobile devices will be automatically redirected to the mobile URL and you can begin searching premier healthcare info right away.

If you have an Apple iPhone, you may need to log in using this mobile URL: http://online.statref.com/mobile/. However, the full site version also works with this device.

Posted May 8, 2009

Swine Flu Information Resources

The library has put a hand sanitizer unit near the entrance on the first floor.

Here are some information resources that are frequently updated with Swine Flu outbreak and mitigation developments:

CDC Information on the H1N1 Swine Flu Virus: http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/

The CDC Twitter feed that contains updates on the Swine Flu: http://twitter.com/cdcemergency

Roundup of Info from DynaMed: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/swineflu/

Specialized Information Services – National Library of Medicine http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/swineflu.html

Medlineplus (comprehensive health information for consumers and health care professionals) http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/swineflu.html

You can also add the following RSS feed on Swine Flu to your feed reader to get regular updates:
http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/rss/?s_cid=tw_epr_54

Information updates from World Health Organization: http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/en/index.html

World Health Organization Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response (EPR): http://www.who.int/csr/don/en/

Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services Pandemic Flu

Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services H1N1 Flu Newsroom

Updated July 12, 2009

Free Online Toolkit Provides Standard Measures for Genome and Population Studies

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) announced the release of the first version of a free online toolkit aimed at standardizing measurements of research subjects’ physical characteristics and environmental exposures. The tools will give researchers more power to compare data from multiple studies, accelerating efforts to understand the complex genetic and environmental factors that cause cancer, heart disease, depression and other common diseases. The toolkit is available at https://www.phenxtoolkit.org/ and  is the first product of the Consensus Measures for Phenotypes and eXposures (PhenX) initiative. The complete TNIH News Release is online at: http://www.nih.gov/news/health/apr2009/nhgri-20.htm

Posted April 24, 2009

Spring Food for Fine$

Spring is here and with it comes the end of the semester and spring cleaning. From now until May 15th, toss unopened non-perishable food items into a bag and bring them to the Health Sciences Library for our Spring Food for Fine$ food drive. Not only will you be donating to the Omaha Food Bank, but we will erase a dollar that is owed as late fees for every food item donated.

Posted April 9, 2009

Finding Work-Life Balance Webcast

“Finding Work-Life Balance: Strategies for You and Your Institution Webcast” is scheduled to air from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25th in the Thune Seminar Room at the Health Sciences Library with a wrap up session discussion from 3-4 p.m. Session manual and additional information is on the Medical Library Association web site. Please feel free to bring your lunch or purchase lunch from the library’s café on the second floor. Soft drinks and cookies will be provided. If you have questions please contact Jeanne M. Burke at 280-5143 or jburke@creighton.edu.

Posted March 13, 2009

New Search Feature from Exam Master

Exam Master has added an exciting new feature to assist you in creating your online practice exams. You can now search by the subject and category groups assigned to the questions rather than just being able to search for information that may be found within a question within Exam Master. For example, if you want to search for questions dealing with "infectious diseases", you need not include specific disease names within the search. The system will automatically look for questions falling within subjects or categories classified as "infectious diseases". To use this feature, please go to New Exam and click on Outline Search. Enter in the subjects or categories you would like to search and the system will give you the ability to create exams from the results.

Posted March 13, 2009

CLIC Unavailable

The CLIC library catalog will be unavailable from 10:00 PM to 10:15 PM on Friday, February 27, 2008 for maintenance. This outage affects all library catalog users, on and off campus.

Posted February 27, 2009

New BICInformer Now Available

The February 2009 issue of the BICInformer is now available online. Get updates on new resources, such as RefAware and Patient Education Resources, library hours, and training sessions. The BICInformer is the newsletter from and about the Health Sciences Library and back issues are available here.

Posted February 27, 2009

New eBooks Now Available

1. The Mouse in Biomedical Research, edited by James G. Fox, 2nd ed. In no other species of animal has such a wealth of experimental data been utilized for scientific pursuits. Now in its Second Edition, this Four Volume Set is dedicated to the understanding of the mouse and its role in scientific research. This valuable compendium serves as a standard reference source of information for students embarking on scientific careers, specialists in laboratory animal science, technicians in both animal care and research, and the broad scientific community.

2. Lippincott's Nursing Procedures 2009. For practitioners and students, this guide describes about 400 nursing procedures, with many new for this edition, such as sexual assault examination, basic sterile technique, immunization guidelines, use of bariatric beds, hearing aid care, arterial and venous sheath removal, chest tube removal, and amnioinfusion. Procedures cover every clinical area, including maternal-neonatal, pediatric, and psychiatric care, with information on documentation, equipment, and complications.

3. Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2009 delivers the most current insights into signs, symptoms, epidemiology, etiology, and treatment for over 1,000 diseases and disorders. Turn to any topic, and you'll find on-the-spot, evidence-based answers that reflect the most recent developments in diagnosis and treatment. This concise, authoritative reference gets you up to speed--fast--on the latest medical advances, prevention strategies, cost-effective treatments, and more.

Posted February 20, 2009

February is Heart Health Month

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States today. Friday, February 6th is National Wear Red Day. This is a national awareness campaign for women about heart disease. It is sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, WomenHeart: the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, and the American Heart Association.

Posted February 4, 2009

Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society Now Available

The HSL/LRC has just purchased the print version of Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society, edited by Graham Colditz and published by Sage Publishers. This three volume set is located in the Reference collection and has the call number of Ref/QZ13/E562/2007. There are 750 entries written by experts from a wide range of fields. It is global in scope and represents an excellent overview of the burden of cancer in different countries, cancer causes, and strategies for prevention. All of this is in the context of societal forces that respond to or ignore the burden of cancer.

Posted February 4, 2009