Friday, August 18, 2017

How do I find a health policy? For nursing students

Different people use the word policy to mean different things.  As always, it helps me if you can let me know if this is for a specific course and also what kinds of documents you're trying to find.

The library guide for NUR 620 has some sources to get you starting finding a health policy.

I usually suggest that nurses start by looking at -
If you've got a favorite place for looking over health policies, let me know!

The nursing libguide has my contact info and the "schedule appointment" button shows my availability.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Changes being proposed to federal library depository program

Our government information librarian just brought this to my attention -

This is not a drill. The future of Title 44 and the depository library program hang in the balance: http://freegovinfo.info/node/12168

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

workshops on finding grant funding - 8/24 and 10/25

Show Me the Money! Locating Grant Funding Opportunities-  
Thurs., 8/24/17, 11:00AM-1:00PM
Weds., 10/25/17, 9:00AM-11:00AM
both in 304 Curry

Faculty and graduate students often require external funding for research, scholarship, and creative activity. This workshop will explore how to get the most from grant seeking databases, including SPIN, GrantSelect, Grant Advisor Plus, and the Foundation Center. Participants learn to search for possible funding opportunities, practice identifying eligibility, and realize the importance of key words.  Attendees will have opportunities to access databases and engage in searches related to their topic of interest. Presented by the Office of Sponsored Programs and University Libraries.

Register through the University Libraries section of the UNCG Workshops calendar.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

ILL, document delivery, campus book delivery

Hi all,

Interlibrary Loan and other delivery services are currently unavailable due to a technical problem with the system and also due to the unexpected loss of a staff member.

The problems have been reported and these services should resume soon.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Catalog, check for full text links, other OCLC services down Sat Aug 5-Sun Aug 6

This is a reminder from OCLC, the company that supplies our library catalog/red search box, the journal list, and "check for full text" links that lead to article full text.

These systems will be down late Sat Aug 5 to early Sun Aug 6. 

Thank you for your patience!

Message:

As part of ongoing work to maintain and advance our systems, we will perform a disaster recovery exercise on 5-6 August that will require system downtime.
This work will be done in our U.S. data center and will impact all OCLC services. It will not impact independent European-based library management systems.
While we schedule maintenance on dates and times to minimize service disruption, we recognize that this work will impact users. We apologize for any disruption this may cause.
System Downtime Window:
United States Data Center: Saturday, 5 August 2017, 23:00 EDTSunday, 6 August 2017, 08:00 EDT (Eastern Daylight Time UTC -4)

Free trial until Sept 10, 2017 - Thieme eCommunicationScience

Thieme, a leading provider of information for speech language pathology and audiology, is giving UNCG free trial access to eCommunication Science until Sept 10, 2017.

Here's how UNCG faculty, staff, and students can get into this product until Sept 10:

1. Click on this link:
https://login.libproxy.uncg.edu/login?url=https://eComSci.thieme.com.

2. Log in with your iSpartan account

About this collection:
This platform is tailored for instructors and students at ASHA-accredited schools providing online access to textbooks, atlases, cases, and teaching materials in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Textbooks for Masters and Undergraduate programs in audiology and speech language pathology
  • Atlases and Clinical e-Books
  • Case reports with review questions and answers for each case
  • Videos of clinical cases
  • Images downloadable for use in teaching materials, course papers, and patient materials
  • Thieme’s journals in audiology and speech and language as well as concurrent search across PubMed with results to the abstract level
Like it? Hate it?  Share your feedback, contact info for the health sciences librarian is on this page: http://uncg.libguides.com/csd

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Show Me the Money! Funding opportunities workshop Thurs., 8/24/17

Show Me the Money! Locating Grant Funding Opportunities- Thurs., 8/24/17, 11:00AM-1:00PM, 304 Curry

Faculty and graduate students often require external funding for research, scholarship, and creative activity. This workshop will explore how to get the most from grant seeking databases, including SPIN, GrantSelect, Grant Advisor Plus, and the Foundation Center. Participants learn to search for possible funding opportunities, practice identifying eligibility, and realize the importance of key words.  Attendees will have opportunities to access databases and engage in searches related to their topic of interest. Presented by the Office of Sponsored Programs and University Libraries. Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu

No library e-resources from 7 am-9 am on Weds 8/2

Hi all,

I just got this message from IT staff:  the libraries' proxy server will be upgraded tomorrow morning from 7 am - 9 am.

Library e-resources (like e-books, article databases, etc.) will not be accessible while this server is down.  IT staff will do their best to bring the system back online quickly.

Thanks for your patience!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Zotero 5.0 replacing Zotero for Firefox

via Kyle Denlinger, ZSR library:
Those who’ve been using Zotero since its early days probably remember Zotero as an add-on that lived exclusively within the Firefox browser. There was no separate application–it was just Zotero and Firefox, living together harmoniously. Well, time and change have brought with them new browsers, new browser architecture, and, inevitably, Zotero Standalone, which was compatible with most browsers, not just Firefox. For reasons outside of Zotero’s control, Zotero for Firefox is being discontinued and all Zotero for Firefox users will be prompted to install Zotero 5.0, which is identical in almost every way to Zotero Standalone (4.0). Read more about these changes on the Zotero blog. It’s understandable that this shift might be somewhat scary for Zotero for Firefox users. But don’t worry–Zotero still works just fine with Firefox through its browser connector, and the Zotero team has been working diligently to ensure that you will not experience any data loss as you transition.
Please check with your liaison librarian for more information! And the Zotero site describes new features in this update: https://www.zotero.org/blog/zotero-5-0

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Online videos through the University Libraries

While updating library guides for the health sciences, it seemed a good idea to give a reminder about online resources for students and faculty.

The UNCG Libraries have many online video databases!

Here's an example:


Log in with your iSpartan computer account. Create your own account with the database if you want to create short clips to share with other UNCG students and faculty.

Instructors, you can check the Swank Digital Campus catalog for feature films that you can link within a Canvas course.  More information about that here.


Friday, June 16, 2017

June 20, July 19 - Free public speaking workshops

Did you know UNCG’s University Speaking Center offers training specifically to help with speaking at a public meeting – for example during an open speaker session?

Participants learn tips for effectively communicating precisely what they want to express within the given time limit.

UNCG’s speaking center has offered this training to the public for many years, says Director Kim Cuny.
The two summer workshops will be offered:
  • June 20, noon – 2 p.m.
  • July 19, noon – 2.p.m.
See details and registration information at the University Speaking Center web site.

-announcement from Campus Weekly newsletter

Webinars on Data from the Maternal Lifestyle Study (long term effects of prenatal cocaine exposure)

Join us for a two-part* webinar series on the Maternal Lifestyle Study data (ICPSR 34312).





About the Study: The Maternal Lifestyle Study (MLS) was the largest of the NIH longitudinal studies of children with prenatal cocaine exposure (PCE). MLS was a longitudinal multi-site observational study of the long-term effects of in-utero exposure to cocaine on child development. MLS was conducted at four geographically diverse, collaborating university centers (Wayne State University, University of Tennessee at Memphis, University of Miami, and Brown University). The MLS began enrollment of a longitudinal birth cohort of 1,388 infant/mother dyads in 1993. Subjects in the follow-up were seen from 1 month of age through 16 years of age across five phases. The overall purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of drug use during pregnancy on acute neonatal events and long-term physical health, social, behavioral and neurodevelopmental outcomes.

The goals of the July 12 webinar presented by Dr. Barry Lester are to:

1. Describe the background of the study
2. Describe the mother and child measures
3. Summarize MLS findings
4. Identify areas of future research using the MLS data

The goals of the July 13 webinar presented by Dr. Carla Bann are to:

1. Describe the MLS supplemental data
2. Define drug exposure in MLS
3. Describe data analytic techniques and considerations
4. Identify selected outcome measures including data forms and analysis

Both webinars will briefly describe how to find, explore, and access the data through ICPSR.

Presenters:
Barry Lester, PhD, Brown University
Carla Bann, PhD, RTI International
Jai Holt, University of Michigan, ICPSR

This webinar is FREE and open to the public. Please share this announcement with others who are interested in this research area.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

JSTOR Sustainability

We now have one year of access to

JSTOR sustainability - journal articles and research reports for many disciplines. If you're involved in nutrition or public health research, check out subjects such as food security and urban development.

You might already know and love the JSTOR database of scholarly articles and books in the social sciences, humanities, and other disciplines.   We already have an ongoing subscription to that resource.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Screening of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom this Thursday, April 20

Please join the Human Rights Research Network for a screening of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom this Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 pm in SOEB 120. All are welcome. Feel free to share!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Library closing early Thurs 4/13, closed for holiday Fri 4/14

Jackson Library is closing early on Thursday 4/13 and will be closed along with the university on Friday 4/14.  It will reopen on Saturday.

Library hours are posted here: http://library.uncg.edu/hours

Chat with a librarian is available weekdays, evenings, weekends (when the library is not closed): http://library.uncg.edu/info/ask_us.aspx

To check availability of the health sciences librarian and schedule an appointment, please use the "Schedule appointment" button under the picture: http://uncg.libguides.com/nur

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

library link resolver is working again

***update*** OCLC, the company that makes this system for us, reports that it is working again.  Also it seems to be working based on multiple librarians searching and testing.

At the moment the library link resolver is down.

That means that you can't follow "check for full text" links from databases to article full text, and you can't follow "view" links from the catalog into ebooks, online films, etc.  Also, if you've got library full text links active in Google Scholar, those links won't actually get you to our library copies of full text.

Many apologies for this inconvenience!

Get help
  • chat with a librarian  http://library.uncg.edu/info/ask_us.aspx  or 336.334.5419
  • contact your health sciences librarian: info on this page http://uncg.libguides.com/nur

Suggested workaround: pick a big database that has plenty of full text
If you're looking for a specific article, search it in Google
  • You might get free full text!
  • At least you should see which publisher published this article; look in the list of databases to see if we have a full text collection from that publisher

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Students - On Mon April 10, join SPARC in a Zotero citation software workshop

 Monday April 10, 3:30-4:30 pm Introduction to Zotero

Sign up here - https://workshops.uncg.edu/workshops-by-category.jsp?cat_id=77001727

About Zotero - Free software for organizing sources and creating citations. Available at https://www.zotero.org

About SPARC - Established as a means for all UNCG students to serve their research and academic needs. This organization aims to creating a safe and supportive learning environment at which students can gain and develop valuable research and academic knowledge, sharpen research and academic related-skills, ask for and receive research and academic support, build and improve essential interpersonal skills, to name just a few. In accordance with its goals and objectives, SPARC will strive to provide meaningful workshops, invite distinguished speakers with research and academic experiences, support members through research and academic related-funding, and provide members with multiple opportunities to share their knowledge and experiences as well as build their leadership skills."

https://uncg.collegiatelink.net/organization/SGRAM

https://www.facebook.com/SPARC.UNCG


UNCG Employees Walk! Weds April 5

Join our campus wide employee “Walk Out” 12:00 pm on Wednesday, April 5th!

Meet HealthyUNCG Staff in front of a main entrance of the EUC at NOON on April 5th!

Walk will begin at 12:10! We will be joining organizations all across the Triad, State

and Nation by hosting a 30 minute group walk through UNCG’s campus to celebrate

National Walking Day!

The first 50 people will receive free HealthyUNCG prizes!

Can’t make the noon walk? Organize a walk with your coworkers throughout the day!

Send us your photos or let us know how you plan to

participate! The Triad American Heart Association will be

keeping track of how many participate across the Triad.

Other participating organizations include, NC A&T

University, Cone Health, VF Corporation and

others! Let’s showcase our Spartan Steps!

For more information, contact HealthyUNCG

healthy_uncg@uncg.edu

334-4131

Thursday, March 23, 2017

3D Printing Workshop Weds 3/29

Wednesday 3/29/17, the DMC and DACTS will host two 3D Making workshop sessions in the DMC. This workshop is a part of a series of digital design workshops aimed at promoting digital literacy to our faculty and students. In this workshop, participants will work in groups and will:

  • be introduced to the concept of 3D design and how the 3D Design Lab in the DMC supports students, staff, and faculty in the creation of 3D projects.
  • have the opportunity to try 3D modelling in entry level 3D modelling applications.
  • print an object using one of the 3D printers.
  • scan objects using the 3D laser scanners.
  • use the 3D pen to create objects or decorate printed objects.

We hope to see you all there, but if you can't make it please share this information with a friend. Here is a link to the the sign-up form: https://goo.gl/forms/Wp6byLaMSL3nse012

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Photography/Digital Literacy Workshop Weds 3/1




On Weds 3/1/2017, the Digital Media Commons and Digital Act Studio will be providing a workshop on photography and digital literacy:
  • 12 pm session for faculty
  • 5 pm session for students
  • staff welcome to attend either session
Interested? Please sign up for one of these times: https://goo.gl/forms/O1JZ5JL7a1Pv0dr13
These sessions in the Digital ACT Studio will be aimed at promoting digital literacy to our faculty and students. In this workshop, we will work to collectively explore both the possibilities and the limitations of the relationship between image and text. We will talk briefly about the techniques of both mediums, then get to work with a camera and pen to effectively execute our ideas! Although this workshop is geared to toward faculty and students library staff and faculty are always welcome to attend either event.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Undergraduate (Library) Research Award

The University Libraries want to recognize your students' research skills!

We are soliciting submissions for our Undergraduate Research Award. This $500 prize is given in recognition of an outstanding undergraduate research project. Successful individual or group projects will demonstrate the ability to locate, select and synthesize information from scholarly resources.

Any paper or project completed by an undergraduate in the Spring, Summer or Fall semesters of 2016 is eligible. Applicants must be enrolled at UNCG in the Spring 2017 semester. It is open to all undergraduate students. If your students have turned in excellent research assignments, we urge you to nominate them for this award. Applications are due on March 24, 2017 at 5 p.m. Nomination forms and more information is available at http://library.uncg.edu/info/events_and_awards/undergraduate_research_award.aspx

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Instructors - Learn about ways to save your students money with affordable textbooks

Are you interested in bringing down the cost of textbooks for your students?  The high cost of commercial textbooks (print and electronic) is a major concern for both students and their parents.  A new program at UNCG encourages you to do something about that concern.
The Office of the Provost and the University Libraries are joining together to support UNCG’s Open Education “Mini-Grants” initiative to encourage instructors to use low-cost or free alternatives to expensive course materials; these can include open-access scholarly resources, library-licensed and owned resources, and learning objects and texts that faculty create themselves.
Fifteen $1000 “mini-grants” will be available this spring, and are meant to offer an incentive for the time it will take faculty to identify new resources, adjust syllabi, and modify assignments and can also be used to cover any actual expenses you incur.
If you are interested in applying for these “mini-grants”, you are encouraged to attend one of the Open Education Initiative information sessions to be held February 21 or 22nd from 12 pm to 1 pm in Jackson Library Room 216.  Please RSVP prior to the workshop or direct your questions to Beth Bernhardt at brbernha@uncg.edu.
Additional literature on open educational resources is available at http://uncg.libguides.com/oer
The deadline to apply for the “mini-grants” is March 10th.  You can apply at http://tinyurl.com/o2xck9j.

DynaMed - Evidence based and available for offline use on mobile devices

I've had several great questions about DynaMed, the database that provides clinical summaries for > 3,000 topics, plus drug information and clinical calculators.

1. Is DynaMed Evidence Based?


Yes! 

This page describes how DynaMed summaries are based on best available evidence: extensive literature review to identify sources, critical appraisal based on levels of evidence (I'd add that levels of underlying evidence are clearly noted in the summaries), synthesis of evidence, and frequent updates.

> 500 medical journals are reviewed daily to update topics.  The last update is noted at the top of each summary.  Often it's within a few months. You shouldn't see any topic last updated 5 years ago (if you do, let your librarian know!).

2. Is DynaMed available for mobile use?


Yes!  You can use DynaMed offline on a mobile device.

Create your own free account with Dynamed and download the app. Instructions are here.

Please note, if you'd like to use DynaMed online, just point your browser to any DynaMed link on the library website and use your iSpartan account to log in. 

We'll have access to DynaMed until July 2019.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Sage Research Methods Video

Sage Research Methods now has video! These videos add to the already valuable content dedicated to helping researchers discover new or improve upon existing knowledge of research methodologies and approaches, such as the Little Blue and Green books. Videos touch on a wide range of topics, and include an entire 15-hour course on Introductory Statistics. All of these videos are fully integrated into the Sage Research Methods platform, so there is no need to learn a new interface.
Read more about Watch New Ways to Research with Sage Research Methods Video

Friday, February 3, 2017

Undergraduates - win $ for library research!

The University Libraries want to recognize students' research skills!

We are soliciting submissions for our Undergraduate Research Award.  This $500 prize is given in recognition of an outstanding undergraduate research project.  Successful individual or group projects will demonstrate the ability to locate, select, and synthesize information from scholarly resources.

Any paper or project completed by an undergraduate in the Spring, Summer, or Fall semesters of 2016 is eligible. Applicants must be enrolled at UNCG in the Spring 2017 semester.  It is open to all undergraduate students.  

If your students have turned in excellent research assignments, we urge you to nominate them for this award.   

Applications are due on March 24, 2017.  Full details are available at: