2013 News Archive

Briggs' Drugs in Pregnancy 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

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

New MD Consult editions

image of Niederhuber: Abeloff's Clinical Oncology 5th ed. bookThe 5th edition of Abeloff's Clinical Oncology is now available on MD Consult Standard Subscription.

Practical and clinically focused, Abeloff's Clinical Oncology is a trusted medical reference book designed to capture the latest scientific discoveries and their implications for cancer diagnosis and management of cancer in the most accessible manner possible. Abeloff's equips everyone involved - from radiologists and oncologists to surgeons and nurses - to collaborate effectively and provide the best possible cancer care. The lead author of the 5th edition is John E. Niederhuber, MD (please note new URL below).

image of Adkinson: Middleton's Allergy: Principles and Practice 8th ed. bookThe 8th edition of Adkinson: Middleton's Allergy: Principles and Practice is now available on MD Consult Standard Subscription.

Boasting a worldwide reputation as the leading text in allergy and immunology, Middleton's Allergy continues its steadfast tradition of providing comprehensive coverage of state-of-the-art basic science, as well as authoritative guidance on the clinical concepts of day-to-day diagnosis and management of allergic disorders. Offering timely information suited for clinicians and researchers alike, Middleton's is a user-friendly and versatile resource for the knowledge you need to provide optimal care to your patients.

Posted November 3, 2013

New Chapter for User's Guide to the Medical Literature

Clinic Exam



Users' Guides to the Medical Literature, 2e


Chapter 25: How to Use a Noninferiority Trial



Posted November 3, 2013

AccessMedicine supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

AccessMedicine has featured these chapters:



Harrison's Online, 18e
Dan L. Longo, Anthony S. Fauci, Dennis L. Kasper, Stephen L. Hauser, J. Larry Jameson, Joseph Loscalzo, Eds.

Chapter 90. Breast Cancer
Marc E. Lippman




The MD Anderson Manual of Medical Oncology, 2e
Hagop M. Kantarjian, Robert A. Wolff, Charles A Koller

Chapter 24. Early-Stage and Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
Sapna P. Patel, Aman U. Buzdar, Kelly K. Hunt




The Color Atlas of Family Medicine

Chapter 89. Breast Cancer
E.J. Mayeaux, Jr., MD




Hazzard's Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, 6e

Chapter 95. Breast Disease
Gretchen G. Kimmick, Hyman B. Muss



Posted October 22, 2013

Summon search unavailable Friday evening October 4th

The Summon full text search service will be offline for system maintenance Friday, October 4th, starting at 7:00 pm CDT. The service may not be restored for an hour.

Posted October 3, 2013

Some federal medical websites affected by the shutdown

Read an article at The Chronicle of Higher Education that has a rundown of inaccessible federal sites.

Thanks to Vandberbilt's Eskind Biomedical Library for this information:

Due to the government shutdown, a number of frequently used online resources are being affected and may not be up to date. The following information has been collected from important sites such as PubMed and Grants.gov. We will continue to add updates to this post as more information becomes available.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
“Due to the temporary shutdown of federal government services, this web site will not be updated or maintained until government operations are authorized to resume.” [ahrq.gov]

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
“Due to the lapse in government funding, only web sites supporting excepted functions will be updated unless otherwise funded. As a result, the information on this website may not be up to date, the transactions submitted via the website may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.” [cdc.gov]
Note: it is not yet clear which are “excepted functions.”

“Due to the lapse in government funding, the information on this website may not be up to date, transactions submitted via the website may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.” [clinicaltrials.gov]

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
“Due to the Government shutdown, information on this website may not be up to date.” [fda.gov]

“The Department of Health and Human Services anticipates that the Grants.gov system will remain in an operational status, but with reduced federal support staff presence, should a lapse in appropriations occur. In addition, we anticipate that the Grants.gov Contact Center will remain available, and provide assistance to callers. HHS, as Managing Partner, in collaboration with OMB and the Grants.gov Program Management Office, will keep the federal grantor community updated as to the status of the Grants.gov system as plans evolve in the event of a government shutdown.” [grants.gov]

NCBI – including databases such as Gene, SNP, and BLAST
“Due to the lapse in government funding, the information on this web site may not be up to date, transactions submitted via the web site may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.” [ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

“PubMed has been designated to be maintained with minimal staff during the lapse in government funding. The information on this website will be kept as up to date as possible, and the agency will attempt to respond to urgent operational inquiries during this period.” [pubmed.gov]
Note: We are unsure at this time about the parameters of “as up to date as possible.” It’s possible that new or certain sets of citations will not be added to PubMed or indexed; we are attempting to learn more.

PubMed Central
“Due to the lapse in government funding, the information on this web site may not be up to date, transactions submitted via the web site may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.” [ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc]

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
“Due to the temporary shutdown of federal government services, this web site will not be updated or maintained until government operations are authorized to resume.” [uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org]


Posted October 1, 2013

Wiley Online Library and Cochrane Library system maintenance

Wiley Online Library and Cochrane Library will be unavailable for approximately 4 hours Saturday, September 28, 2013 between 8:00 AM CDT and 1:00 PM CDT.

Posted September 18, 2013

APhA Pharmacy Library available

Pharmacy Library Logo

The Health Sciences Library, in collaboration with the School of Pharmacy, has subscribed to the American Pharmacists Association’s Pharmacy Library. This database is a rich resource for instruction and independent learning of knowledge and skills for pharmacy practice, and will serve as a complement to AccessPharmacy, which has a greater emphasis on pharmacology.

1.       The Reference Library includes 20 reference texts, among which are The APhA Complete Review for Pharmacy. The Art, Science, and Technology of Pharmaceutical Compounding, and Building Core Competencies in Pharmacy Informatics

2.       The Active Learning Exercises comprise more than 250 practice skills activities in 11 content areas, mapped to the ACPE Appendix B.

3.       The NAPLEX® Review has over 2,000 questions created for PharmacyLibrary and 1,000 from the editors of the APhA Complete Review for Pharmacy, 10th Edition.

4.       The Case Studies section contains studies from Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs, 17th Edition and supplemental QuEST/SCHOLAR-MAC Case Studies, The University of Iowa Teaching Cases, Community Pharmacy Practice Case Studies, and Physiology Case Studies in Pharmacy

The JAPhA section contains tables of contents for the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association from 2002 to present, with links out to the articles via the library’s subscription. The home page also has a selection of clinical and practice news items.

Posted September 15, 2013

2014 edition of Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment


CURRENT Medical Diagnosis & Treatment, 2014
Maxine Papadakis, Stephen J. McPhee, Eds.
Michael W. Rabow, Assoc. Ed

Written by clinicians renowned in their respective fields, CMDT offers the most current insight into symptoms, signs, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment for more than 1,000 diseases and disorders.

You'll find concise, evidence-based answers to questions about hospital and ambulatory problems. This streamlined clinical companion is the fastest and easiest way to keep abreast of the latest diagnostic advances, prevention strategies, and cost-effective treatments.


Posted September 15, 2013

Shakespeare and the Four Humors traveling exhibit

A travelling exhibit sponsored by the National Library of Medicine's History of Medicine Division, “And There’s the Humor of It: Shakespeare and the Four Humors,” will be on display at the Health Sciences Library from September 16th through October 4th and at Reinert-Alumni Library from October 4th through October 26th.  In conjunction with the exhibit, there will be a presentation and reception, on Thursday, September 26th at 3:30 pm at the Skutt Student Center Ballroom.  There will be a panel discussion on Shakespeare and the Four Humors, followed by a catered reception with Renaissance refreshments, musical entertainment, a fortune teller, and a “photo op” with none other than the Bard himself.  For more information, contact Madonna Knudson at 402-280-5109 or MadonnaKnudson@creighton.edu. For more information and supplemental materials go to the website.

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health and the Folger  Shakespeare Library.

Posted September 9, 2013

Refworks down for system maintenance

Refworks will be unavailable from 9:00 pm CDT Saturday August 24th until 3:00 am CDT Sunday August 25th. Response times may be slow after access is restored on Sunday as they do routine testing to verify capacity and performance.

Posted August 21, 2013

DSM 5 now available

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

The most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations. DSM-5 is used by health professionals, social workers,and forensic and legal specialists to diagnose and classify mental disorders, and is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. The criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings- inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care.

Go to the table of contents

"Binding Wounds Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine" exhibit at HSL.

Come to the Health Sciences Library to view the National Library of Medicine's exhibit, “Binding Wounds Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine.”  It will be on display through May 18th.  In conjunction with the exhibit and the Nebraska Humanities Council, Dr. Spencer Davis, Professor of History, Peru State College, will speak at the Health Sciences Library on Friday, May 10th at 1:30 p.m. His presentation, “African American Troops in the Civil War: Fighting on Two Fronts”, will describe the challenges that African American troops faced in the Union army and Confederate forces.  
For more information about the exhibit please visit http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/bindingwounds/index.html

Posted April 17, 2013

TEDMED is coming April 16th-19th.

TEDMED is a unique conference that brings together people with many different backgrounds and experiences to hear insightful speakers talk about issues relating to health care, bio-medical research, bioethics, and education.  The Creighton Health Sciences Library will carry the webcasts of the main sessions in the Library’s Thune Seminar Rooms A & B beginning at 7 p.m. on Tues., Apr. 16th and running through Noon on Fri., Apr. 19th.  Links to information on sessions and speakers is available on the TEDMED website. (Note that times are Eastern and the schedule is subject to revision.)  If you have additional questions, contact Jeanne M. Burke, HSL Education Coordinator at (402)280-5143 or jburke@creighton.edu.   Some sessions will be recorded and may be available at a future date.

TEDMED Overview
TEDMED Schedule
TEDMED Speakers

Posted April 7, 2013

Global Health Databases Trial

The Creighton University Health Sciences Library is sponsoring trial access to two Global Health databases through 31 May 2013: Global Health and Global Health Archive.

Global Health provides indexing and abstracts of public health research and practice around the world, including over 2 million scientific records from 1973 to the present from over 6,000 serials, books, book chapters, reports, conference proceedings, patents, theses, electronic publications and other hard-to-find resources. Over 3,600 of the journals are unique to Global Health.

Global Health Archive, containing over 800,000 records from six printed abstract journals published between 1912 and 1983, provides a historical context for current international and public health problems, with information on public health, communicable diseases, nutrition, entomology, bioterrorism, food security and the effects of economic development on health.

Click on the database titles above for access via EBSCOhost.

Follow these links for information about Global Health and Global Health Archive.

To provide feedback, or for more information, please contact Bryan Stack, Collection Services Librarian in the Health Sciences Library, at 402-280-5137 or bstack@creighton.edu.

ExamMaster Offline for Upgrade

ExamMaster will be offline for 30 hours beginning at 11:59 pm Saturday, March 16 through 6:00 am Monday, March 18, 2013. All user accounts and saved exam information will be migrated to the enhanced version. The new enhanced version of the ExamMaster interface includes the ability to choose either Exams or Practice Exams to get started, select multiple topics or subjects to pull into an exam, create an exam from questions previously answered incorrectly, and the ability to name your exam if you choose.

If you log into ExamMaster through a bookmark you have made in your browser, please update them on Monday, March 18th. The new URL will be cuhsl-1.myexammaster.com

Posted March 7, 2013

New AccessMedicine editions

AccessMedicine has released three new books: Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Obstetrics and Gynecology 11e




Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests 6e; and Pathology: The Big Picture


Posted March 5, 2013

Cancer Statistics 2013 published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians

Each year, the American Cancer Society estimates the numbers of new cancer cases and deaths expected in the United States in the current year and compiles the most recent data on cancer incidence, mortality, and survival based on incidence data from the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries and mortality data from the National Center for Health Statistics. Read the HTML or PDF.

Posted February 10, 2013