Friday, June 26, 2015

Nurses! Trial access to Nursing Reference Center Plus until 9/22/2015

We have trial access to Nursing Reference Center Plus until 9/22/2015! 
Log into this database with your iSpartan account and give it a try.

Clinical information for nursing practice, education, and management. Disease summaries, care plans, skills checklists, topics on management, regulations, and risk management. Also includes drug information from Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses, AHFS Drug Information Essentials, and CINAHL Nursing Guide. Plus videos, images, and patient education materials. 

Should this be added to a "wish list"?  Let us know what you think!

Trial access to DynaMed Plus until 9/22/2015!

Health care faculty and students - we have trial access to DynaMed Plus until 9/22/2015

It provides evidence based summaries for health care providers, labelled according to level of evidence. Over 3,200 topics include specialty content such as critical care, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, and sports medicine. Based on cover to cover review of top sources, surveillance of high profile guideline organizations, and targeted MEDLINE searches. Interactive clinical calculators can be browsed by specialty (anesthesia, nursing, nutrition) or by function (clinical criteria, decision trees). Database is updated daily. Patrons at subscribing institutions may activate the freely included DynaMed mobile app for Apple iOS devices and Android devices.

Log into this database with your iSpartan account to give it a try.

Then let us know what you think!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Library home page changes scheduled for August!

Changes to the University Libraries home page  are scheduled for early August.

IT personnel are nearing the end of a thorough process involving review of use statistics, usability testing, card sort exercises, etc.

I don't have any visuals to share, but I did see a mock up during an internal feedback session (looked great to me!).  The version that I saw kept most of the links that are currently located on the home page.  Duplicate links were definitely removed, there was some consolidation of links that currently live in the left navigation bar, plus rearrangement and overall design changes.

Looking forward to seeing what we get!


Friday, June 12, 2015

NIH approves strategic vision to transform the National Library of Medicine

Some interesting recommendations in the report (pdf):

NLM should
  • Promote connection of disparate data sources and streams
  • Play a leadership role in harmonizing and connecting with international databases
  • Lead NIH examining the ethical, legal, and social implications of sharing biomedical data
and much more

Read a press release here