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The newest version of the USA Biomedical Library’s newsletter Biofeedback in its new blog format has just been posted.
- In Director’s Notes, you can learn how the Library will adjust services in order to deal with budget reductions.
- Impact Factor influences where researchers choose to publish and who reads what journal. How much do you know about these ranking tools?
- Discover which medical mobile apps are available to you for free through the Biomedical Library's subscriptions.
- MD Consult has just updated their database with several new editions of favorite texts (Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, The Harriet Lane Handbook) and with added PDF chapters for core clinical titles. Also, learn about the benefits of setting up a free MD Consult account.
- Science Direct has announced a new image search feature.
- Learn how to locate and access older journal articles recently deposited in PubMed.
- The Medicine in the Americas project from the National Library of Medicine displays over 300 printed books that chronicle the evolution of American medicine.
- Another great resource from the NLM, Images from the History of Medicine is a collection of more than 70,000 images dating from the 15th to 21st century that depict the social and historical aspects of medicine.
- A new “Healthy People 2020” app developed by Sonoma County Department of Health Services won first place in a competition sponsored earlier this year by the Department of Health and Human Services. Take a look to see the type of information this county is tracking to assess their progress towards the Healthy People 2020 national health targets.
- Browse the titles of new books in the library’s collection this summer.
- Read the latest publications by USA Health Sciences faculty members.
The Biomedical Library will commence summer hours beginning on Friday, May 13. The summer schedule will be as follows:
Fall semester hours will return on August 14, 2011.
Have a great summer!
photo: Tushar Pokle
The Biomedical Library will be open for extended hours during the weekends of the exam period. Extended hours are as follows:
Friday, April 29 - 7:15am-9:45pm
Saturday, May 1 - 9:00am-9:45pm
Friday, May 6 - 7:15am-9:45pm
Saturday, May 7 - 9:00am-9:45pm
Good luck on exams, and have a great summer!
The Biofeedback Blog is now available. This is the second issue of the USA Biomedical Library’s longstanding newsletter in its new blog format.
We are proud to be able to offer our readers live links to the articles in “Faculty Publications” and to our catalog, where you can browse or place a hold on new titles in our collection. Make sure to “seize the moment” and take advantage of the immediacy and convenience of this new feature.
So, with one click in this latest issue you can read comments from Library Director Judy Burnham and access information about ExamMaster’s test preparation tool for the Step 1 USMLE in the Library’s databases; learn about the Nursing Reference Center - a comprehensive reference tool designed to provide relevant clinical resources such as clinically organized quick lessons, continuing education modules, point-of-care drug information, best practice guidelines, legal cases, research instruments and more; read a quick refresher about where to go for evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) methods of health care; and see an overview of the New MeSH interface for PubMed introduced during Spring of 2011.
We hope you enjoy this issue; and as always, we welcome your feedback.
- Director's Notes - How the different library units work together to meet the information needs of our users
- New Resource: Nursing Reference Center
- Updates to Exam Master Online
- New MeSH Interface for PubMed
- Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
- New Books at Biomedical Library Sites for Winter/Spring 2011
- Faculty Publications January-Mid-April 2011
The library recently acquired access to Current Protocols: Cell Biology and Current Protocols: Molecular Biology. Current Protocols provides reviewed, regularly-updated methods for scientific research, including abstracts, materials lists, figures, and references. When the library has access to the published-article online, links to the content are provided. For full-text access to articles in resources not held by the library, please use Interlibrary Loan. For more information about specific materials and review information, visit the information page or contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Isolation and Clonal Assay of Adult Lung Epithelial Stem/Progenitor Cells, Ivan Bertoncello and Jonathan McQualter. DOI: 10.1002/9780470151808.sc02g01s16
The Biomedical Library will be observing special Spring Break hours between Friday, March 11 and Friday, March 18, 2011 (see below). We will return to regularly scheduled hours Saturday, March 19.
- Friday 3/11 - 7:15am-4:45pm
- Saturday 3/12 - 9:00am-5:45pm
- Sunday 3/13 - 1:00pm-9:45pm
- Monday 3/14-Thursday 3/17 - 7:15am-9:45pm
- Friday 3/18 - 7:15am-4:45pm
Have a safe and happy spring break!
photo credit: John Tuggle
The USA Biomedical Library is pleased to introduce readers to the newest rendition of our long-standing newsletter, Biofeedback. In an effort to serve you more timely and efficiently, we can now introduce you to the Library’s latest resources via live links from a new blog format. With just one click you can read about and then access our latest e-books, faculty publications, PubMed tools, interlibrary loan account, and other resources which improve access to biomedical research. Please feel free to leave comments; they will help us to constantly improve our efforts.
The first issue of the blog is available from the link below. Future postings will be on a bi-monthly publication schedule. An archive for the electronic issues for Biofeedback retrospective to Spring 2009, is available from the blog’s sidebar.
In this premiere issue of the Biofeedback blog, you can
- Read about other improvements at the Biomedical Library in the Director’s Notes.
- Find out about the new Healthy People 2020 objectives and how you can become involved.
- Look at the newly redesigned National Library of Medicine homepage.
- Discover how, as of October, 2010, the PubMed abstract display for PubMed Central® articles has been enhanced to include an image strip displaying thumbnails of the article's first several images.
- Read about the many campus entities and colleges that participated in several community health fairs last fall in conjunction with the Library’s Empowering Health Ministry Leaders Project.
- Sign up for an interlibrary loan account after reading about available benefits.
- Evaluate and compare journals in your field using Journal Citations Reports.
- Access one of the recently purchased E-books.
- Read your peers’ latest publication from the list of Faculty Publications: August – December, 2010, often linked directly to the article.
The Biomedical Library will be closed Monday, January 17, 2011 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It will reopen on Tuesday, January 18 at 7:15am. Biomedical Library hours and closing can be viewed on the hours page.
It is a wonderful time to honor Rev. Dr. King's legacy by serving others in our community!