2011 News Archive

Cafe ala Carte open later for finals week!

The Cafe ala Carte will be open later for finals week:

7:30 am to 6 pm Monday thru Friday Dec. 5 thru Dec. 9


7:30 am to 6 pm Monday thru Thursday Dec. 12 thru Dec. 15

Posted December 1, 2011

Extended Library Hours For Finals Week

The library will be opening earlier on the weekend and later every day except Fridays of finals weeks from December 3 through December 15.

Saturday, Dec. 3

8 am - 8 pm

Sunday, Dec. 4

8 am - 2 am

M-Th, Dec. 5 - 8

7 am - 2 am

Friday, Dec. 9

7 am - 10 pm

Saturday, Dec. 10

8 am - 8 pm

Sunday, Dec. 11

8 am - 2 am

M-Th, Dec. 12 - 15

7 am - 2 am

Friday, Dec. 16

7 am - 6 pm


Posted November 30, 2011

Thanksgiving Library Hours

Wednesday, November 23

7 am to 6 pm

Thursday, November 24


Friday, November 25


Saturday & Sunday,

November 26 & 27

10 am to 6 pm

Monday, November 28

Regular hours resume

Posted November 13, 2011

NIH Clinical Alert!

Commonly used three-drug regimen for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis found harmful NIH stops one treatment arm of trial; other two treatments to continue

The complete text for the alert is available at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/databases/alerts/2011_nhlbi_ifp.html

Posted October 24, 2011

PubMed Health - Growing resource for clinical effectiveness information

The National Library of Medicine has created a new gateway for searching for clinical effectiveness studies and systematic reviews.

The reviews and review summaries now in PubMed Health account for perhaps one-third of the good quality systematic reviews published by public agencies and journals worldwide. Most of the remainder can be found in a PubMed “Clinical Queries” Systematic Reviews search which runs simultaneously with a PubMed Health search. Read more about PubMed Health.

Posted October 16, 2011

2012 Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment available

The 2012 Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment is now available.

New in this Edition

  • New data outlining criteria for axillary node dissection in breast cancer
  • New topics: Snoring; and a selection of common musculoskeletal problems including subacromial impingement syndrome, rotator cuff tear, anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus injuries, patellofemoral pain syndrome, and inversion and eversion ankle sprains
  • Revised discussion on radiation exposure from medical procedures
  • Recommendations for dabigatran anticoagulation therapy
  • Extensive revision of Kidney Disease chapter
  • Substantial revision on medical and surgical complications during pregnancy
  • Significant update on the safety of thiazolidinediones and the role of bariatric surgery in patients with diabetes mellitus
  • Updated section on evaluating infertility in women
  • Update on antiemetics and use and safety of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Updated section on immunization requirements
  • Inclusion of Sports Medicine & Outpatient Orthopedics chapter
  • New CMDT Online chapter on Women's Health Issues

Posted October 9, 2011

STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts current awareness

STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts, Email and RSS Feed
Do you need access to evidence-based, clinically-rated peer-reviewed journals? Let Evidence Alerts do the work for you . . . reviewing 130 journals based on your specific criteria sets of discipline/specialty and evidence rating . . . STAT!Ref provides Evidence Alerts that can be delivered to you via email or RSS feed.

STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts include:

  • Receive customized EBM alerts catered to your healthcare interests
  • Time-saving flexibility; no need to scan numerous clinical journals to find the information you need
  • Daily notifications; receive emails or RSS notifications of important new research about the diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, etiology and economics of medical conditions
Posted September 1, 2011

New STAT!Ref Interface

STAT!Ref logoSTAT!Ref unveiled a NEW user interface on August 1, 2011. STAT!Ref's new interface includes:

  • Updated search functions to quickly access text, images and videos
  • Enhanced access to tools to make research easier - such as Stedman's Medical Dictionary and a medical calculator, MedCalc 3000
  • Quick download of tables, figures and images for presentations and lectures
  • A powerful search engine that keeps historical track of your research
  • Enhanced ease of access to bibliographic citations including Refworks
Posted September 1, 2011

New Medscape Instant Lookup

The Medscape Instant Lookup finds drug, disease, or procedure information automatically. Try it and let us know what you think by emailing or calling the reference staff at (402) 280-5138.

Posted August 24, 2011

Easter Weekend Hours

Thurs, April 5: 7:00 am - Midnight

Fri - Sun, April 6-8: CLOSED

Mon, April 9: Regular Hours Resume

Posted March 8, 2012

Films on Demand on iPad/iPod/iPhone

films on demand logoFilms on Demand videos are now available on Ipad/Ipod/Iphone. Their servers now automatically stream video to your computer or mobile device at the optimum rate for your connection. You can add links to entire videos or individual segments in Blueline. You can create and link to custom playlists. If you have questions contact Diana Boone at (402) 280-5175.

Posted July 27, 2011

Catalog re-indexing commences

The library CLIC catalog is being re-indexed this week, July 24-30. Depending which index is being rebulit, you may get incomplete results when you search the catalog. We recommend searching Worldcat at http://www.worldcat.org for the most current database of the Libraries' holdings. Contact the reference librarians at (402) 280-5138, or email refdesk@creighton.edu if you have questions or need assistance finding library materials.

Posted July 24, 2011 

Pubmed bolds search terms

pubmed logoPubmed will now bold your search terms in the results. Only your exact search term will be highlighted. If you search tumor necrosis factor, then TNF will not be bolded. To get both highlighted you would have to explicitly search for tumor necrosis factor OR TNF. You can control this setting in your MyNCBI account. Call the reference staff at 402-280-5138 or email refdesk@creighton.edu if you have questions.

Posted July 11, 2011.

VisualDX announces Android app

visualdx imageVisualDX now has a mobile app for Android devices. Just go to VisualDX and create an account and then install the app from the Android market. Read requirements.

Posted July 11, 2011

Micromedex 2.0 for Nurses Video

Watch a 12 minute introduction to the new Micromedex 2.0.

Posted June 9,  2011

Exam Master's USMLE Step 1 Completely Updated and Revised

The Board Review for USMLE Step 1 in Exam Master has been newly updated and revised as of April 1st and offers the following:

  • Over 450 new USMLE Step 1 questions
  • Over 2300 questions with explanations
  • Images and tables are associated with many questions
  • More concise USMLE Step 1 content blueprint
  • Many questions with references for supplemental learning
  • Includes supplemental medical subjects for extra study
  • Addition of flashcards for self-study and review
  • More detailed scoring feedback and diagnosis
  • More flexible exam creator
  • Updated interface

Login to Exam Master today and see the new changes for yourself.

Posted June 8, 2011

National Academies Press Offers Free Access to Books

The National Academies Press is now giving free access to all pdf ebooks on their site. This includes about 4000 books published by the National Academies—National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council. They are also planning to give access to all future books. The National Academies Press usually publishes about 200 books a year on science, engineering, and medical topics. These books are also listed in our eresource portal.

Posted June 2, 2011

HSL provides ScienceDirect Freedom Collection

The Creighton University Health Sciences Library and Reinert-Alumni Library have jointly purchased the 2011 ScienceDirect Freedom Collection on a trial basis. For the rest of 2011, Creighton faculty, staff and students will have access to about 2000 journals, from 1995 to the present—almost everything published by Elsevier, covering subjects from accounting to zoology, with a few exceptions. As with other ScienceDirect titles, articles in these journals will be fully searchable and downloadable as PDFs or in HTML format. The journals in the Freedom Collection are listed in the CU Libraries’ e-resources portal (A-to-Z list). Unlike our regularly subscribed titles, however, they will only be accessible in years when we buy access to the collection, with no perpetual license. At the end of 2011, we will assess the level of use of these added titles and the available budget to decide whether to purchase the 2012 collection.

Posted June 1, 2011

New Embryo App from NLM

embryo-screenshotNLM has released “Embryo,” a new app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad. Features include human fertilization videos, photo micrographs of early-stage embryo development, 2D and 3D digital images using visual stack dissections, and a pregnancy calculator.

Embryo is a collaboration of NLM, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD), the Virtual Human Embryo Project (Louisiana State University) and the National Museum of Health & Medicine’s Human Developmental Anatomy Center. Read more.

Posted May 4, 2011

National Science Foundation releases strategic plan

report coverThe National Science Foundation has released its annual report, Empowering the Nation Through Discovery and Innovation - NSF Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years (FY) 2011-2016.

Posted May 3, 2011

New JAMAevidence book. Care at the Close of Life: Evidence and Experience

cover imageJAMAevidence has released a new textbook, Care at the Close of Life: Evidence and Experience. According to the publisher, "This groundbreaking resource offers expert guidance and carefully reviewed evidence on caring for patients at the end of life."

Posted April 27, 2011

Trial access to Drug Topics Red Book online

red book coverThe library has received trial access to Drug Topics Red Book Online. This is one of the best sources of drug pricing information. Go to Micromedex 2.0 and choose the Red Book Online Trial tab. You can search for prescription or over the counter medications, nutraceuticals, bulk chemicals, medical devices or supplies by product name or manufacturer. This trial is available until May 25th 2011. Please send feedback and questions to Bryan Stack, Collection Services Librarian.

Posted April 19, 2011

Micromedex releases Drug Interaction app

interaction app logoThe Micromedex Drug Interactions app is now in the iTunes app store. The app checks up to 50 drugs for interactions. The app is loaded in the memory of your device and does not require an internet connection. The password for this app is included in our institutional subscription to Micromedex 2.0. To get the app:

  • Go to Micromedex 2.0
  • Click on the Mobile tab at the top of the page
  • Follow the instructions for the Drug Interactions app near the bottom

You will have to get a new password each quarter.

Posted April 14, 2011

HSL Switching to Micromedex 2.0

micromedex logoAll of the Micromedex resources are available through the Micromedex 2.0 interface. If you want to go to the old interface, click on the 1.0 tab at the top of the page. The old interface will be retired June 1, 2011. Online training for Micromedex 2.0 is available in their training center. If you have questions about Micromedex 2.0 contact the reference librarians at refdesk@creighton.edu or (402) 280 5138.

Posted April 14, 2011

NIH Clinical Alert

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Issues New Clinical Alert on Angioplasty Combined with Stenting Plus Aggressive Medical Therapy vs. Aggressive Medical Therapy Alone for Intracranial Arterial Stenosis: NINDS Stops Trial Enrollment Due to a Higher Risk of Stroke and Death in the Stented Group
Link:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/databases/alerts/clinical_alerts.html

Posted April 12, 2011

April is Occupational Therapy Month

Come see the OTD students' posters as you come into the library. Contact Jane Fishkin if you would like to display student projects.

Below is a video where an occupational therapist describes how a patient with dyslexia benefits from therapy. If you would like to know how to embed videos from Films on Demand into your course web pages, contact Shawn Ammon or Diana Boone.

Posted April 6, 2011

USMLE Step 1 to Be Completely Updated and Revised in Exam Master

The Board Review for USMLE Step 1 in Exam Master offers high-efficiency study, testing, and review covering the USMLE Step 1 Exam. Images and tables are associated with many questions. With thousands of users and plenty of feedback. The newly updated USMLE Step 1 Board Review will be released on April 1st and offers the following:

  • Over 450 new USMLE Step 1 questions
  • Over 2300 Questions with Explanations
  • More Concise USMLE Step 1 Content Blueprint
  • Many Questions with References for Supplemental Learning
  • Includes Supplemental Medical Subjects for Extra Study
  • Addition of Flashcards for Self-Study and Review
  • More Detailed Scoring Feedback and Diagnosis
  • More Flexible Exam Creator
  • Updated Interface

Login to Exam Master on April 1st and see the new changes for yourself.

Posted on March 25, 2011

VisualDx Droid App Now Available

VisualDx - Expert dermatology content and over 20,000 world class medical images is now available on your Android. VisualDx is the ONLY medical app to show disease variation with MULTIPLE images of each disease. VisualDx Mobile is the fastest way to visually validate a patient’s diagnosis, access next steps for management and patient care, or even develop a differential diagnosis for puzzling presentations – all in just seconds.

With VisualDx Mobile you can:
- Visually VALIDATE a diagnosis by comparing medical images to your patient’s presentation
- Quickly search by disease for next steps on MANAGEMENT and PATIENT CARE
- See the DIFFERENTIAL as you enter your patient’s signs, symptoms, and other key findings
- Review ICD-9 codes, diagnostic pearls, best tests, and MORE, right at the point of care
- Look up medication-induced diseases by drug for over 700 medications
- Provide on-the-spot patient education with real medical IMAGES a patient can relate to

Download from the Library's VisualDx page, "Get VisualDx Mobile Free"

Posted March 23, 2011

Radiation Emergency Medical Managment

The Radiation Emergency Medical Management site was created by the National Library of Medicine and the Department of Health and Human Services to:

  • Provide guidance for health care providers, primarily physicians, about clinical diagnosis and treatment of radiation injury during radiological and nuclear emergencies
  • Provide just-in-time, evidence-based, usable information with sufficient background and context to make complex issues understandable to those without formal radiation medicine expertise
  • Provide web-based information that is also downloadable in advance, so that it would be available during an emergency if the internet is not accessible

There are versions that can be saved to your laptop or mobile device.

Updated March 16, 2011

Springer Protocols Trial

 Springer Protocols is a collection of more than 22,000 peer-reviewed life sciences protocols, with an additional 2,000 added each year. Features include:

  • 15 subject libraries: biochemistry, biotechnology, cell biology, imaging/radiology, infectious diseases, molecular medicine, pharmacology/toxicology, protein science, bioinformatics, cancer research, genetics/genomics, immunology, microbiology, neuroscience, plant sciences
  • interconnected on SpringerLink to all Springer journals and reference works
  • includes video protocols
  • based on Methods in Molecular Biology and several other book series and monographs, including: Neuromethods, Methods in Molecular Medicine, Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology, Methods in Biotechnology, Springer Protocols Handbook, Biological Procedures Online, and non-series titles

Trial access is available for Creighton students, faculty and staff until May 15, 2011 at the Springer Protocols website or as an integral part of the SpringerLink website under Protocols.

Please send questions and feedback to Bryan Stack, Collection Services Librarian, at bstack@creighton.edu or 402-280-5137.

Posted March 7, 2011

New Images Database

The National Institutes of Health has launched a new database for finding images within PubMed Central. The new database, called Images, provides access to approximately 3 million figures, graphs, photographs and illustrations from PubMed Central’s full-text digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature. Images can be searched by keyword, author, journal, and PubMed ID number (PMID). Useful options for searching within a narrower field (e.g., the figure caption), or by size (e.g., pixel height or width) are also available. Developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine, all content contained in the Images database is subject to the general copyright restrictions that apply to material available through the NCBI site. For more information, see the NCBI Copyright Notice.

Posted February 25, 2011

IPads in Health Sciences Presentation

On Tues., Feb. 22nd 4-5 p.m., Shawn Ammon from the Health Sciences Library will demonstrate some of the uses and applications for iPads that are of special interest Creighton health sciences professionals and students.  The session will be held in the HSL’s Thune Seminar Rooms A & B.  If you have questions about HSL mobile applications, you can visit the Library’s mobile page or contact Shawn Ammon.

Posted February 21, 2011

Health Sciences Library on Facebook

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Posted February 8, 2011

Mobile View of AccessMedicine

Now you can view some of the most popular AccessMedicine titles on your pda/mobile device. First go to AccessMedicine and create a personal login under the MyAccessMedicine tab. Once you have your login you can go to the mobile view at:


and login to view these titles:

  • Harrison's Online
  • CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2011
  • Picture Galleries from Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology, 6e
  • Clinician's Pocket Reference: The Scut Monkey, 11e
  • CURRENT Practice Guidelines in Primary Care 2009
  • Diagnostic Tests from Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, 5e
  • Quick Answers
  • Diagnosaurus
  • Drug monographs

The AccessMedicine mobile view is optimized for the following smartphone operating systems: iPhone/iPhone 3G, Google’s Android, and BlackBerry Bold. Requires a data plan or wifi connection to view.

Posted February 7, 2011

Trial Access to Proquest Nursing & Allied Health Source

proquest logoThe Nebraska Library Commission is pleased to announce that ProQuest is offering Nebraska libraries trial access to their Nursing & Allied Health Source database through March 6, 2011! 

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health SourceTM  provides users with reliable healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and much more. This versatile database is designed to meet the needs of researchers at healthcare facilities as well as nursing and allied health programs at academic institutions. ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source provides abstracting and indexing for more than 1,015 titles, with over 860 titles in full-text, plus more than 12,300 full text dissertations representing the most rigorous scholarship in nursing and related fields.

For more information:

Please email Bryan Stack with your feedback on this resource.

Posted February 3, 2011

Online access to Devita's Cancer

The library now has online access to the eighth edition of DeVita, Hellman, and Rosenberg's Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology. This edition has over 40 entirely new chapters and over 70 that have been rewritten. The text provides cutting-edge, practical information on the science of oncology and the multimodality treatment of every cancer type. To ensure a balanced, multidisciplinary approach, each major treatment chapter is co-authored by a surgeon, a medical oncologist, and a radiation oncologist. Treatment of each cancer type is discussed by stage, with coordinated guidelines on the role of each treatment modality at each stage. Each major treatment section is preceded by an updated brief chapter describing the molecular biology of the cancer and the implications of molecular biology for patient management. Full consideration is also given to cancer prevention, screening, palliative care, supportive oncology, and quality of life issues.

Posted January 20, 2011

FirstConsult for Iphone/Ipod Touch/Ipad

Get FirstConsult's evidence-based answers on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The First Consult iPhone App provides quick access to trusted answers anytime, anywhere you have your device - no data connection required. You can also search for "first consult" in the app store. After you've installed the app, it will ask for your MDConsult personal login. If you don't have a personal login, create one here (off-campus users will be prompted to login with their netid first).

Posted January 11, 2011

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