2014 News Archive

Harriet wants to relieve your finals stress

Harriet the certified therapy dachshund will visit the library Tuesday, December 16th, at 4:00 p.m. She wants to reduce your exam anxiety.


Posted December 15, 2014

New Accessmedicine editions

New ebooks and new editions from AccessMedicine.

Posted December 14, 2014

New Clinical Pharmacology Mobile App

Clinical Pharmacology has released a new drug information app. To get it:

  • go to the Clinical Pharmacology website
  • Click where it says CP Mobile App
  • Click no you don't have an existing user name
  • Fill out the registration form (creates an user name and password)
  • Download the free app from the app store (versions for iOS and Android)
  • Unlock the app with the user name and password you created

Try it out and give your feed back to the liaison for Pharmacy resources, Bryan Stack.

Posted November 18, 2014


New AccessPharmacy ebooks


Posted October 23, 2014

New AccessMedicine ebooks

Posted October 16, 2014

New ClinicalKey ebooks

ClinicalKey has released these new ebooks this month:

Posted October 16, 2014

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination, 5th ed

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination, 5th ed, is now available online through the Health Sciences Library. The 5th ed includes the Bates’ Physical Examination Videos and the OSCE Clinical Skills Videos for more than 8 hours of video content. Unique features are: an Anatomy Review prior to beginning the physical examination, “See Also” videos, PDF transcripts, closed captioning, and Searching for video clips.

Posted October 7, 2014

Stat!Ref has a mobile app for iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices. Register for a free temporary account and then use that login and password to activate the free app from the different app stores. The Health Sciences Library provides access to Stedman's Medical Dictionary, Scientific American Medicine, AHFS Drug Information, Trissel's Handbook of Injectable Drugs, and Davis Drug Guide for Nurses among other ebooks via StatRef. Ask the reference staff if you have questions or need help at refdesk@creighton.edu, via the IM chat box on the resource pages, or call (402) 280-5138.

Posted October 1 , 2014

2015 edition of CMDT

CurrentThe 2015 edition of Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment has been published by AccessMedicine. From the preface, "Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2015 (CMDT 2015) is the 54th edition of this single-source reference for practitioners in both hospital and ambulatory settings. The book emphasizes the practical features of clinical diagnosis and patient management in all fields of internal medicine and in specialties of interest to primary care practitioners and to subspecialists who provide general care."

Posted September 17, 2014.

New ClinicalKey ebooks

 New ebooks released in ClinicalKey

Posted September 14 2014

New AccessMedicine ebooks

New ebooks.

Healthcare LeadershipManual of Healthcare Leadership: Essential Strategies for Physician and Administrative Leaders

Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Geriatrics, 2e

New editions

Pathophysiology of Disease: An Introduction to Clinical Medicine

CURRENT Practice Guidelines in Primary Care 2014


Posted August 19, 2014

Here's a 2 minute video showing the new ebrary reader interface. The libraries provide access to more than 100,000 ebooks from this vendor.

Posted August 6th, 2014

MDConsult replaced with ClinicalKey

MDConsult is being replaced by the vendor with ClinicalKey. At first we will have trial access to the full ClinicalKey collection including more than 1000 ebooks, more than 500 ejournals, 13,000 videos, millions of images and FirstConsult point of care tool. In the next weeks we will be updating the links to MDConsult ebooks to point to ClinicalKey. Contact Bryan Stack at cuhsl-serials@creighton.edu or 402 280 5137 with questions or concerns.

Posted July 1, 2014

Problem with request submissions Wednesday and Thursday

Search and article requests submitted Wednesday afternoon June 25th thru Thursday evening June 26th may have been lost. There was a bug in our migration to Office365. We apologize for any inconvenience and ask that you resend your request. You can either resubmit the form or if you have the confirmation email forward it to refdesk@creighton.edu. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the reference staff at 402 280 5138 or use the chat box on our webpage.

Posted June 27th 2014.

Micromedex temporarily unavailable

Micromedex detected violation of our license agreement and has temporarily revoked access. We had complimentary access for demonstration and educational purposes only. Any use for patient care is not included in the free access Micromedex provides to health professional educators.  We are working closely with Micromedex to restore access.  Please watch this space for updates.  If you have questions contact Bryan Stack, Collection Services Librarian.

Posted June 17, 2014

Refworks system maintenance June 14-15, 2014

ProQuest will be performing system maintenance from 9:00 pm CDT, Saturday, June 14th to 5:00 am CDT, Sunday, June 15th, 2014.  RefWorks will not be accessible during this time. Write N Cite 4 should work from the data on your computer but will not be able to synch to get new data during the maintenance window. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.        

Posted June 12, 2014

Want to learn medical Spanish?

mangoReinert Alumni Library has purchased campus wide access to Mango Languages. This software has a module for learning medical Spanish. You can connect with your computer's browser. If you register with the website you can use your registration to activate the Android or iOS app for your smart phone or tablet.

Posted June 11, 2014.

New MDConsult book editions

MDConsult has added two new editions of ebooks.

Harriet Lane HandbookThe 20th edition of The Johns Hopkins Hospital: The Harriet Lane Handbook. From the publisher:

"Trusted by generations of residents and practitioners, The Harriet Lane Handbook remains your first choice for fast, accurate information on pediatric diagnosis and treatment. The first medical reference book written “by residents, for residents” and reviewed by expert faculty at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, it continues to provide the gold standard in point-of-care clinical information for any health care professional treating pediatric patients."

DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports MedicineThe 4th edition of DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

"The revised, streamlined, and reorganized DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine continues to be your must-have orthopedics reference, covering the surgical, medical, and rehabilitation/injury prevention topics related to athletic injuries and chronic conditions. This 2-volume set provides the most clinically focused, comprehensive guidance available in any single source, with contributions from the most respected authorities in the field. Remain at the forefront of the field with content that addresses the latest changes in orthopedics, including advances in sports medicine community knowledge, evidence-based medicine, ultrasound-guided injections, biologic therapies, and principles of injury prevention."

Posted May 25th, 2014

Don't call us, we'll call you: phone outage.

The phone system is being updated this evening after 8:00 pm until 8:00 am CDT. We can't receive incoming phone calls, but we can call you. If you need assistance and would like us to call you, send an email to refdesk@creighton.edu or hslcirc@creighton.edu. You can also chat with us via the widget on the resource guide pages and we will be glad to phone you back.

Posted May 19, 2014

New AccessMedicine ebooks


New book:

New editions of books:


Posted April 23, 2014

Finals stress? Come to the library!

The Health Sciences Library wants to reduce your finals stress. We will be having treats most evenings again. This year Harriet the certified therapy dachshund will be at the library Sunday, May 4th at 6:00 pm.


Posted April 23, 2014

Celebrate National Public Health Week, April 7-11th at Creighton!

In recognition of National Public Health Week (NPHW), April 7-11th, specially created resources and a panel discussion were designed for the Creighton Community to increase awareness and highlight key public health information resources. A special NPHW Blog has been set-up and a new “Public/Global Health” LibGuide with links to key organizations, databases, statistics, and other resources has been added on the HSL website under the “Resources” section.  To learn more about Creighton’s participation in NPHW, contact Jeanne M. Burke at (402)280-5138/ jburke@creighton.edu or Monica Rogers at (402)280-4156/ monicarogers@creighton.edu

Ebscohost maintenance

Ebscohost, the vendor for Medline, CINAHL, IPA, Ageline, Eric, Sportdiscus, and thousands of ejournals and ebooks, has scheduled a system maintenance window for Friday evening March 28, 2014 between 8 pm and 10 pm CDT. Access to Ebscohost may fail intermittently as they make network upgrades. Please contact the reference staff if you have questions.

Posted March 18, 2014

New editions of The ICU Book and the Washington Manual

Marinos The ICU Book coverThe Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics, 9781451188516The library has purchased new multi-user editions of Marino's the ICU Book and The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics.

Posted March 16, 2014

Windows XP end of life April 8, 2014

Microsoft Windows XP will no longer be updated after April 8, 2014. Windows XP will continue to run, but it will be more and more susceptible to malware and hackers. Creighton owned computers can be switched by contacting DoIT. Creighton University faculty and staff can purchase Microsoft software for their personal property on a Work at Home License Agreement. Students can purchase Microsoft software on the Microsoft Student Option Agreement. Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 are all available at a steep discount.

Posted March 11, 2014

New platform and new titles for AccessMedicine and AccessPharmacy

AccessMedicine and AccessPharmacy have recently moved to a new web platform that is optimized to display their ebooks, videos, and podcasts on any device. For more information on AccessMedicine and AccessPharmacy mobile resources, contact Shawn Ammon at 402-280-5145 or shawnammon@creighton.edu .

NEW TITLES AVAILABLE IN AccessMedicine include:
Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics
Pathophysiology of Blood Disorders
Understanding Clinical Research
Understanding Teamwork in Healthcare

NEW TITLES IN AccessPharmacy include:
Community and Clinical Pharmacy Services: a Step by Step Approach
Roadmap to Postgraduate Training in Pharmacy
Case Files Pharmacology (click on the link for Case Files at the left)

Posted February 23, 2014

RefWorks System Maintenance and Downtime

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On February 15, 2014  RefWorks will make improvements to its internal systems to accommodate a growing number of users and reduce the need for future downtime. 

An eight hour (8) maintenance window is needed to perform these enhancements, lasting from Saturday, February 15th,  9:00 PM CST through Sunday, February, 16th,  5:00 AM CST  

During this time period RefWorks users can expect sporadic availability, including short periods of complete downtime. RefWorks anticipates that access issues and possible functionality problems will last anywhere from 3 to 15 minutes. If you experience issues with RefWorks during this maintenance window RefWorks recommends that you close your browser session, and return to RefWorks at a later time.

Posted 2/13/14

Journal Changes for 2014

For more than a decade, the Health Sciences Library has avoided the budget pressures that have forced peer libraries to make significant cuts to journal subscriptions, but has finally had to do the same. The library was also able to add six new subscriptions and a medical journal database in response to requests from faculty and curriculum needs.

The first adjustment the library made was to subscribe to the MEDLINE Complete database. This EBSCOhost repository, built around the indexing in MEDLINE, includes 772 full text medical journals with current coverage without embargo, plus 1368 journals with a delay of one to eighteen months, and 379 with some period of full text coverage but no longer adding new issues. Of the non-embargoed journals in this and other EBSCOhost databases, 48 were also subscribed by the library. Of these, we discontinued 26; current issues will now be available on EBSCOhost but not at the publishers’ web sites.

Although nearly all online journals are used by Creighton faculty and students, the library identified and discontinued 32 journals, 3 monographic series and 2 CD-ROM title with low use and high cost per use. New issues for these journals will not be held by the Health Sciences Library after 2013.

These subscription changes saved the Health Sciences Library $44,000, at the same time saving the School of Medicine about $6,000 in surcharges for access in Phoenix.

The journal titles added and dropped are listed here. Journals in the MEDLINE Complete collection are shown here.

Questions and comments can be addressed to Bryan Stack, Collection Services Librarian, bstack@creighton.edu or 402-280-5137, or Jim Bothmer, Health Sciences Library Director, jbothmer@creighton.edu or 402-280-5120.