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BMJ Best Practice is a point-of-care tool that provides fast and easy access to reliable, up-to-date information for health professionals making diagnosis and treatment decisions. It provides the latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion, covering prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Best Practice provides a second opinion in an instant, without the need for moving between multiple resources. Best Practice is produced by the BMJ Evidence Centre. Try it now with the link above or access it later from the Biomedical Library Database List.
A Best Practice mobile app is currently available for Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod). To use the app, first register using the link on the top of the right hand side bar on the Best Practice site. Then download the BMJ Best Practice App from the App Store, and sign in using your log-in information. An app for Android will be available at the end of March 2013.
If you have any feedback, please contact Jie Li at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first Biofeedback issue of 2013 is here. Happy New Year!
- Director's Notes - Resolutions
- Death of Founding Library Director Tom Lange
- Two Journals Added to Collection
- Pediatric Monographs and Filters in Clinical Pharmacology
- AMA Archives Journals Renamed
- Access Two Core Surgery Texts from AccessMedicine
- Google Scholar Metrics
- F1000Research Included in PubMed Central
- Resources for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
- Tech Corner: Scheduling on the Web
- The Survey Says...
- Senior Health Redesigned
- Medicine in the Americas NLM Collection
- Kudos Board
- "Understanding and Writing Scientific Research Papers"
- Faculty Publications - Nov 2012-Jan 2013
The Biomedical Library will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2013 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Many members of the USA community along with people all over the nation are dedicating the day to acts of service in honor of Dr. King's memory. The USA Center for Academic Service-Learning and Civic Engagement will be hosting MLK Day of Service activities at the Dumas Wesley Community Center. Register and help make a difference in our community.
The Biomedical Library will re-open with regularly scheduled hours on Tuesday morning, January 22.
Semester break and holiday hours will be observed as follows:
- Saturday 12/15 - Sunday 12/16: closed
- Monday 12/17 - Friday 12/21: 8am-5pm
- Saturday 12/22 - Tuesday 1/1: Closed
The library will reopen with regularly scheduled hours on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. UMC Health Information Resource Center Hours are also available.
Happy Holidays from the USA Biomedical Library!
photo credit: Craig Bennett
The Biomedical Library will have extended hours for the next two weekends to facilitate exam study.
- Friday, November 30 - 7:15am-9:45pm
- Saturday, December 1 - 9:00am-9:45pm
- Friday, December 7 - 7:15am-9:45pm
- Saturday, December 8 - 9:00am - 9:45pm
The University Library will be observing extended hours during the week next week. Exam study hours schedule for all libraries have been posted.
photo: UBC Library
Welcome to the final Biofeedback Newsletter of the year!
- Director's Notes
- New Synthesis Science in Healthcare Books
- Selected Search Features of CINAHL
- Biomedical Library Wins Distinguished Library Award
- Zotero Open-Source Reference Manager
- AMED Database Subscription Ending
- Libraries Cope With Terrible Twins
- Standing Workstations Can Cut Health Risks of Sedentary Lifestyle
- Clinical Evidence for Educators
- What are Evidence-Based Care Sheets?
- Biomedical Library News
- National Medical Libraries Month Celebrations
- Biomedical Library Supports Breast Cancer Awareness
- Employee Service Recognition
- Faculty Publications September-November 2012
photo credit: Chaval Brasil
As part of the continuing celebration of National Medical Librarians Month, the Biomedical Library will be hosting training sessions on two of our popular electronic resources. First, on Wednesday, October 24th we will host a class on the database CINAHL. This class is for participants who want to learn to search CINAHL effectively. Use of subject headings, subheadings, limits and field codes will be covered. The use and application of cited reference searching will also be reviewed.
Location: Biomedical library, room 222b (computer lab)
Day: Wednesday, October 24th
Time: 4-5 pm
Then the following week on Monday, October 29th we will be hosting a teaching demonstration of Primal Pictures, our 3D interactive anatomy tool. It is the most complete, detailed and accurate 3D model of human anatomy.
Location: Biomedical library, room 222b (computer lab)
Day: Monday, October 29th
Time: 2-3 pm
Both students and faculty are welcome! To reserve a spot for either class or for more information, contact:
The Biomedical Library has set up a one month trial for Natural Standard.
If you patients have questions such as
- Which dietary supplements alter blood glucose levels?
- Are natural products safe to take with chemotherapy?
- Can herbals interfere with drug metabolism?
- Which natural products clear through breast milk?
You may find answers from Natural Standard.
Natural Standard was founded by clinicians and researchers at Harvard Medical School and the University of California to address growing consumer interest and utilization of natural therapies and natural health products.
The Natural Standard Database prepares all healthcare providers- nursing, pharmacy, nutrition and medical school students to communicate with patients concerning their use of herbal therapies, dietary supplements, vitamins, minerals, modalities (such as yoga, acupuncture), special diets, nutrition, preventive medicine, genetic testing, and other integrative treatments to help achieve better overall health outcomes in practice.
Natural Standard allows faculty, students, and researchers to effectively evaluate the safety, efficacy, and interaction concerns associated with integrative therapies through in-depth analyses of clinical trials, meta-analyses, scientific reviews, including the international literature.
Clinicians will learn to recognize and utilize pertinent data to identify and resolve integrative medicine-related health problems such as:
- Therapies lacking adequate scientific support for purported indications.
- Inappropriate therapy choice, dose, or route of administration for a particular condition.
- Therapeutic duplication (polypharmacy).
- Safety issues including interactions, adverse event risk, adverse reactions, allergy, cross-sensitivity, use during pregnancy, lactation.
- Presence or potential for herb/supplement/drug/food/lab and nutrient depletion interactions.
- Regulatory affairs and policy issues.
This is the first week of National Medical Libraries Month! Stop by either the Campus or USAMC site, put a puzzle together of the NMLM poster and win a prize! You will also be entered into the drawing for the weekly and grand prize for NMLM!
We hope everyone is settling back into the fall routine. Enjoy the new edition of the Biofeedback!
- Director's Notes
- New Journal/E-Book Search and Article Linker
- Laptops Available for In-House Use
- Basic Science and Clinical Textbooks Available Online
- New Multimedia Page on Biomedical Library Website
- Hospital Librarian Geneva Staggs Wins Award
- New E-Books Added to Library Collection
- Google Hangout Cloud Conferencing
- Nominations Open for Outstanding Faculty Awards
- Updates to Clinical Trials.gov
- Red Cross Apps
- Faculty Publications July-Sept 2012
photo credit: Mel Silvers