You can clear your overdue item fees by donating one non-perishable food item per dollar owed from now until December 17, 2010. Note: does not include lost item, photocopy, or Inter-Library Loan fees. Please bring your canned food items to the Health Sciences Library. All donations will go to the local food banks. Thank you for your generosity, good luck with finals, and Happy Holidays!
UpToDate users will notice a wonderful addition to their search results. VisualDx has been integrated into UpToDate and when you perform a search within UpToDate, your results list will include VisualDx links which will be identified by an orange icon: VisualDx links will appear for a range of diagnoses and associated findings that relate to dermatologic conditions, drug reactions, and infections. This integration streamlines the search process for clinicians, giving one click access to clinical and diagnostic support – including the unique capability to see the differential with the VisualDx Differential Builder.
A family’s medical history provides individuals with important information for making health decisions and developing effective wellness plans. “My Family Health Portrait,” https://familyhistory.hhs.gov/fhh-web/home.action, is free internet software provided by the U.S. Office of the Surgeon General to help you build a family medical history. On Tuesday, Nov. 23rd at 4 p.m. in the Creighton University Health Sciences Library’s Thune Seminar Rooms A & B, there will be a session to learn how to use this unique tool. For more information, contact Jeanne M. Burke, Education Coordinator, CU Health Sciences Library at (402)280-5138 or email@example.com. Those attending may bring a thumb drive to save their information.
ScienceDirect will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance on Sunday, November 7 from 1:00 A.M. to 5:00 A.M. and again on Saturday, November 13 from 7:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. ScienceDirect is the web platform for Elsevier. The maintenance affects access to several hundred journals and ebooks. Some of the titles include: Lancet, Surgery, Cell, BBA Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Brain Research, European Journal of Cancer, and Meyer's Side Effects of Drugs.
RefWorks is a versatile internet based tool that allows individuals to:
Most users find they can successfully master the basics of RefWorks With just a minimum of instruction. Sign up for your instructional session scheduled for Thursday, November 4th, 4 -5 p.m. in the Health Sciences Library’s Thune Seminar Rooms A & B. If you want to know about RefWorks or want to schedule a training session, please contact Jeanne M. Burke, Education Coordinator for the Health Sciences Library/Learning Resources Center at (402)280-5143 or firstname.lastname@example.org
October is National Medical Librarians Month and we thought that we would tell you a little about ourselves. As medical librarians our mission is to support the teaching, clinical practice, research, learning activities, patient education, and health care decision making processes of those that our library is designed to serve. Which means we:
If you need us, remember we are here for you, (just across from the hospital)!
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today highlighted the latest launch of a commercial product successfully developed as a result of the Global Initiatives for Proliferation Prevention (GIPP) program. NNSA’s GIPP program applies the expertise of former weapons of mass destruction personnel to the development of civil-use technologies. EDA Labs in Albuquerque, NM, will officially start production of a new dental implant that uses stronger alloys that allow it to bond more quickly to human bone. The new implant is made with nanotitanium, a metal that is stronger than conventional alloys and integrates much more quickly with human bone. The new implant material was created under a three-year partnership between Los Alamos National Laboratory, several Russian institutes, and New Mexico-based Manhattan Scientifics. The new implant material is more reliable and longer lasting and should result in faster post-surgery healing. It is the first dental implant made with nanotitanium that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Read full press release here.
A family’s medical history provides individuals with important information for making health decisions and developing effective wellness plans. “My Family Health Portrait” is free internet software provided by the U.S. Office of the Surgeon General to help you build a family medical history. Join us on Tuesday, October 19th at 4 p.m. in the Creighton University Health Sciences Library’s Thune Seminar Rooms A & B, for a session to learn how to use this unique tool. For more information, contact Jeanne M. Burke, Education Coordinator, CU Health Sciences Library at (402)280-5138 or email@example.com. Those attending are encouraged to bring a thumb drive to save their information.
Open Access Week is October 18-24, 2010 and the Open Access Directory wiki is the place to go to find events and for event organizers to enter their details directly. The Open Access Directory (OAD) is a compendium of simple factual lists about open access to science and scholarship, maintained by the Open Access community at large. By bringing many Open Access-related lists together in one place, OAD makes it easier for everyone to discover them, use them for reference, and update them. The easier they are to maintain and discover, the more effectively they can spread useful, accurate information about Open Access. The OAD is hosted by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College and supervised by an independent editorial board.
EBSCO has combined Mental Measurments Yearbook with Tests in Print. Mental Measurements Yearbook, produced by the Buros Institute at the University of Nebraska, is a guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. Tests in Print (TIP) is a comprehensive bibliography to commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. The library only has access for one user at at time to use Mental Measurements YearBook and Tests in Print. Contact the reference staff at 280-5138 if you have questions about using this resource.
The library has online access to DiPiro's Pharmacotherapy: a pathophysiologic approach.
The HSL/LRC now has four Lenovo ThinkPad X100e 11.5” NetBooks available for two hour checkout from the main desk. These are in addition to our four Lenovo ThinkPad T500 15.5” Laptops, also for two hour checkout (library use only). Also available are two 16GB Apple iPads. Unlike our NetBooks and Laptops, these can be checked out for three days at a time, giving you the opportunity to decide for yourself if it’s the next big trend in mobile computing.
The ScienceDirect service will be offline for maintenance Saturday, August 28th from 6:30 am to 3:30 pm CDT. ScienceDirect is the web platform for Elsevier. The maintenance effects access to several hundred journals and ebooks. Some of the titles include: Lancet, Surgery, Cell, BBA Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Brain Research, European Journal of Cancer, and Meyer's Side Effects of Drugs.
Welcome to campus for the new school year. Do well academically by using this College Health information from MedlinePlus to stay well physically.
Lexi-Comp Online for Dentistry now has videos of oral surgeries. Titles include:
AgeLine focuses exclusively on the population aged 50+ and issues of aging. AgeLine is the premier source for the literature of social gerontology and includes aging-related content from the health sciences, psychology, sociology, social work, economics, and public policy. AgeLine indexes over 200 journals, books, book chapters, and reports. Publication coverage is from 1978 to the present, with selected coverage from 1966-1977.
The Health Sciences Library has purchased new editions of the Lange Case Files for Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry. All of these ebooks present more than 50 cases designed to illustrate essential concepts. Each case includes a complete discussion, clinical pearls, references, definitions of key terms, and USMLE-style review questions. The library also has access to Case Files for Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Anatomy, Pathology, Microbiology, and Physiology.
Several of the library's point of care subscriptions offer category 1 CME credit with registration.
MDConsult (requires registration)
Emedicine (requires registration for a Medscape account)
Epocrates (requires mobile device and registration)
MerckMedicus (requires registration likely Category 1)
There are several more individual purchase required sources listeed on the Medicine resource page.
Wiley Online Library will go live at 11 am on Sunday, August 8, 2010. Wiley Online Library will replace the Wiley Interscience website. Wiley Interscience will go offline at 3 am on Saturday, August 7, 2010. All Wiley journals, ebooks and databases will be unavailable during the cutover. This includes Cochrane Library, Encyclopedia of the Life Sciences, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, more than 500 medical journals, and thousands of journals in other disciplines.
As of this morning, MedlinePlus has a new look! The entire site has been redesigned with a new layout and color scheme. Some highlights of the new design are:
JAMAevidence has a new chapter, Migraine, in the The Rational Clinical Examination. JAMAevidence provides monthly podcasts on core issues in evidence-based medicine and Education Guides which are provided as both online slideshows (tailored for individual use) and as downloadable PowerPoint files (for group presentations, full-screen viewing, and printing).
WHAT: There will be a major outage involving all servers hosted in the Creighton Data Center.
WHEN: On Friday, June 25th beginning at 10:00 p.m. through Saturday, June 26th at approx. 4:00 a.m.
WHY: This outage is necessary to upgrade network equipment.
This website and all library eresources will be unavailable during the outage. DoIT intends to have the key services back on line by midnight, however complete restoration of all services is not scheduled to occur until approximately 4:00 a.m. 6/26/2010.
The 33rd edition of the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics is now available onlilne. The "manual" provides an easily accessible source of current information that covers a practical clinical approach to the diagnosis, investigation, and treatment of common medical conditions that internists encounter on a regular basis.
The Wiley Interscience platform will be unavailable due to system maintenance beginning Saturday, June 19th at 7:00 a.m. CDT. The outage should be for less than five hours. Wiley provides hundreds of journals, the Cochrane Library, and the Encyclopedia of Life Sciences.
WHAT: There will be a major outage involving all servers hosted in the Creighton Data Center.
WHEN: On Friday, June 11th beginning at 10:00 p.m. through Saturday, June 12th at approx. 4:00 a.m.
WHY: This outage is necessary to upgrade network equipment.
This website and all library eresources will be unavailable during the outage. DoIT intends to have the key services back on line by midnight, however complete restoration of all services is not scheduled to occur until approximately 4:00 a.m. 6/12/2010.
The Journal Citation Reports® are now available under the additional resources tab in Web of Science®. The Journal Citation Reports provide statistical data on citations from more than 7,500 journals. The citation data is used to calculate impact factors for different journals. You can read the JCR manual or watch recorded online training. Contact the reference staff if you have further questions.
A technique pioneered in the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Laboratory of Dr. Jeremy Mao, the Edward V. Zegarelli Professor of Dental Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, can orchestrate stem cells to migrate to a three-dimensional scaffold infused with growth factor, holding the translational potential to yield an anatomically correct tooth in as soon as nine weeks once implanted.
Facts and Comparisons has two new tools you might not be aware of. They've recently released Mobile Facts and Comparisons optimized for display in the iPhone/iPod Touch web browser. The other new tool is a directory of manufacturer patient assistance programs.
To view patient assistance information from a drug monograph:
The Disaster Information Management Research Center at the National Library of Medicine has created a website with links to information resources about the gulf oil spill. Many of the links are to federal and state agency websites that address public health concerns related to oil spills and chemical dispersants.
According to the website, EthicShare is a research and collaboration website designed to help individuals interested in ethics do research, share, collaborate, and participate in the field of ethics. In this website is a comprehensive collection of ethics materials including research materials, group discussions, current news articles, and upcoming events. EthicShare automatically adds new research materials regularly, but it is designed for users to help improve the website by sharing citations, conference announcements and calls for papers as well as suggestions that might improve EthicShare.
From the Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, Department of Pathology Online Case Studies presents case studies for online viewing. The case database is growing constantly, with members of the department contributing cases on a regular basis. Visitors to the site can access the cases by patient history, diagnosis, and keyword search. Provided information includes clinical histories, pathologic findings, and final diagnoses. “Cases of the Month” and online continuing medical education case studies are also offered.
Bluebrary is an open source solution to:
digital collections in any format. Bluebrary is based on DSpace, an open-source platform developed by MIT and Hewlett-Packard Company.
As a groundbreaking digital repository system, DSpace captures, stores, indexes, preserves and redistributes an organization's research, teaching, and administrative material in digital formats. Research institutions worldwide use DSpace for a variety of digital archiving needs: as institutional or learning object repositories, for electronic records management, faculty portfolios, and more.
Collections in Bluebrary are safe. The server platform which runs Bluebrary is managed by DoIT and supported by their robust back-up procedures.
Collections in Bluebrary are transferable. Adopting Bluebrary does not limit your future control of your collections. The system supports exporting digital content, along with its metadata, in a simple XML-encoded file format. DSpace developers at a number of institutions are developing additional export functionality using emerging standards and solutions.
Database: ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health SourceTM
Trial ends: Friday, April 30, 2010
Sponsor: Creighton University Health Sciences Library
Contact: Reference Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or Bryan Stack at email@example.com
The Health Sciences Library is offering trial access to ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health SourceTM, a database of healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, and alternative and complementary medicine. It is designed to be used at healthcare facilities as well as nursing and allied health programs at academic institutions. In addition to abstracting and indexing for more than 850 titles (715 in full-text) and more than 12,000 full text dissertations in nursing and related fields, it includes:
There is more detail about the database here: www.proquest.com/en-US/catalogs/databases/detail/pq_nursingahs.shtml.
Access the trial via this link: ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source.
The Health Sciences Library is offering trial access to the AgeLine® database through 30 April 2010. Designed for researchers, professionals, students, and general consumers, AgeLine® focuses on the population aged 50+ and issues of aging from individual, national, and global perspectives. AgeLine indexes the literature of social gerontology and includes aging-related content from the health sciences, psychology, sociology, social work, economics, and public policy, covering over 600 journals, books, book chapters, reports, dissertations, consumer guides, and educational videos. Original abstracts are generated for every citation, with index terms drawn from AgeLine's Thesaurus of Aging Terminology. Publication coverage is from 1978 to the present, with selected coverage from 1966-1977.
Dentistry and Oral Sciences Source is a powerful tool enabling dentistry faculty and students to conduct extensive literatures searches online. It indexes all major oral sciences and dentistry journals and provides online full-text availability for 130 journals, many of which are top-ranked in the discipline. Furthermore, dozens of monographs are indexed and accessible online. A special feature is the Image Quick View Collection, which gives students and faculty direct access to the images and visual illustrations contained in articles. Please send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For anyone going to Haiti, or who knows someone going to Haiti; free pocket size English-Creole medical dictionaries are available.
This dictionary has very basic Creole medical terms and phrases, body parts, basic grammar/vocabulary, and numbers. This portable reference is geared toward medical work in Haiti.
Request one or more from:
Donna Staton MD MPH
Google has rushed to digitize, and it's now just been made available online:
The online copy is great for studying pre-trip, but because of uncertain access to electricity or internet, a hard copy for use in Haiti is recommended.
ScienceDirect searching and full text will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance for approximately 8.5 hours during the period from 9:30PM CST on Saturday, March13 to 7:00AM CDT Sunday, March 14.
New books available on ebrary:
The library has purchased a new simulator for thoracentesis & paracentesis. Soft tissue thoracentesis model with insert allows for diagnosis of pleural effusion and therapeutic removal of pleural air or liquid. Paracentesis diagnostic and lavage model with insert allows for diagnosis of intraperitoneal bleeding, hollow viscus perforation by changing fluid color and treatment of some forms of peritonitis. Don’t forget that we deliver and will come pick up when you’re done: 402-280-5109 for more information.
NEW TITLES ADDED:
We are pleased to announce the availability of VisualDx Mobile for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Because the Health Sciences Library currently subscribes to VisualDx, free access to VisualDx Mobile is available to Creighton users with an iPhone or iPod Touch.
The only medical app to represent variation of disease presentation through age, stage, and skin type, VisualDx Mobile addresses the key complexities faced by many clinicians when diagnosing dermatologic and other visual conditions.
In just seconds, VisualDx Mobile lets you visually validate a diagnosis, look up steps for management and patient care, or build a differential diagnosis for puzzling presentations - all from the palm of your hand.
Here are some cool resources for health care professionals planning to volunteer in Haiti.
Everyone at Creighton is very proud of the teams that have gone to help the Haitians. Here are some links to learn more about their work and about the people of Haiti.
The Disaster Information Management Resource Center at the National Library of Medicine has compiled links of use to health professionals providing relief in Haiti. They have links to most of the U.S. government web sites for the disaster and consumer health guides that have been translated into Kreyòl, Spanish and French.
Exam Master has added the USMLE Step 2 Practice Exam to its online offerings. You can sit for a full exam or take each block individually as your schedule permits. All blocks include post-exam review and detailed explanations. The USMLE Step 2 Practice Exam features: 8 exam blocks of 44 questions each, for a total of 352 questions - Both Test or Study mode - Correct answers and explanation available in study mode - Detailed score reports. Exam blocks cover the following topics: General Principles, Immunologic Disorders, Diseases of the Blood & Blood-forming Organs, Mental Disorders, Diseases of the Nervous System & Special Senses, Cardiovascular Disorders, Diseases of the Respiratory System, Nutritional & Digestive Disorders, Gynecologic Disorders, Renal, Urinary, & Male Reproductive Systems, Disorders of Pregnancy, Childbirth, & the Puerperium, Disorders of the Skin & Subcutaneous Tissues, Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System & Connective Tissue, and Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders.
To access this practice exam, login to Exam Master, go to NEW EXAMS > Click "Courses" > Click "Select" next to the USMLE Step 2 Practice Exam
ScienceDirect will be offline for scheduled maintenance on Saturday, January 23rd from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CDT.
Last week, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a Request for Information (RFI) inviting input on “enhancing public access to archived publications resulting from research funded by federal science and technology agencies.”
All are urged to respond to this pivotal opportunity, as individuals and on behalf of institutions and organizations, NO LATER than January 7, 2010. Your input will be critical in helping the administration to form a deep and balanced view of stakeholders’ interest in ensuring public access to publicly funded research.
This RFI will be active for only 30 days, from December 10, 2009 to January 7, 2010. Respondents are invited to comment online through the Public Access Policy blog at http://blog.ostp.gov/category/public-access-policy, where the discussion will center on a single theme for each of three ten-day periods.
December 10 – 20: Implementation
December 21 – 31: Features and technology
January 1 – 7: Management
Email comments will also be accepted, but will still be posted to the blog by the moderator. General comments may also be submitted. See the full Federal Register notice at http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-29322.htm for details.