Congratulations to the 2013 graduates in the following medical and health sciences programs:
It seems like everyone has some kind of mobile device these days, and iPads are one of the most popular. iPads are particularly flexible and let you access all kinds of health sciences content from an electronic textbook to a mobile app of a clinical point of care tool. Wouldn’t it be great if you could take one for a test-drive before making a decision to purchase? Or try one out on clerkship to see how it fits into your work flow?
Dana Medical Library is excited to make two first-generation iPads available to UVM students for check out.
The iPads come loaded with various medical apps, many from library-licensed content such as DynaMed and Natural Standard, e-books and textbooks, productivity apps and clinical calculators. An iPad can be borrowed with a valid UVM student ID for one week, and renewed for additional time.
Patrons will be able to download their own content using their personal iTunes accounts. When an iPad is returned, all data and settings will be wiped from the device. Any apps purchased should remain available through the iTunes account once the device has been returned.
For more information about borrowing an iPad, see our iPad Lending Policy.
Laura Haines, MLS
A new link on Dana’s home page will hopefully improve health care providers’ access to medical evidence that can answer the most pressing patient care questions. The simple page consists of 5 individual search boxes for the most popular and highest quality point-of-care clinical tools: DynaMed, UpToDate, Cochrane Library, PubMed and CINAHL.
This page has also been integrated into PRISM, Fletcher Allen Health Care’s Electronic Health Record (EHR), and is called Dana Search under Reference Links. Librarians hope that when a physician or nurse has a patient record in PRISM open, and has a question regarding that patient’s care, fast and easy access to these search boxes will bring them to the medical evidence that answers their questions even quicker than before, ultimately improving patient care.
Thank you to the student workers who worked at the Dana Library this past academic year: Shane; Caitlin; Katie; Brittany; Kaitlyn; Taylor; Ryan; Brian; Katie; Vanessa; Andreas; and Kristen. These students worked over 70 hours a week helping our patrons. We wish the best to Caitlin and Kristen as they complete their graduate program studies next. And a final congratulations to Shane, Brittany, Ryan, and Andreas on your graduation from UVM!
As a pilot project during the 2011/2012 academic year, Dana Library staff in Document Delivery will locate, scan and send materials from Dana’s print collections free of charge. In past years, the charge was $5 per article for staff to pull, scan and send journal articles from the shelf.
Please note: this free service is not offered if the item is also available as a UVM subscribed electronic journal. If you are having difficulty locating an article that is available online, we are more than happy to help. Contact Reference at 656-2201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reserve Items May Leave the Library
Dana Library now allows reserve items to leave the library. Patrons may borrow a reserve book for 2 hours, as always, but now may take the book out of the library during the day. Patrons may also borrow one reserve book overnight. Patrons may take the book within 2 hours of closing, no sooner, with the item due back within 30 minutes of opening.
Please contact Access Services if you have any questions: 656-2200.
The Dana Medical Library recently added titles to the USMLE (and other examination test guides) collection, aided by recommendations from current medical students. Students provided valuable input to the library on which series and titles they found most useful. Special thanks to Kati Anderson (class of 2014) for representing the students, and for taking time from her busy schedule to meet with the Dana Collections Librarian.
Whenever possible, print titles are supplemented by licensing electronic study guides. The electronic books don’t need to be checked out (or returned!) on any specific date. Electronic titles include:
- First Aid for the USMLE step 1
- First Aid for the USMLE step 2
- Costanzo’s Physiology in the Board Review Series
- Goljan’s Pathology- Rapid Review Series
- MD Consult E-book Collection of titles:
- Brown: Rapid Review Physiology
- Pazdernik: Rapid Review Pharmacology
- Pelley: Rapid Review Biochemistry
- Rosenthal: Rapid Review Microbiology and Immunology
Sample updated print titles include the latest editions of:
- Katzung & Trevor’s pharmacology: examination & board review (multiple copies)
- Rapid review pathology
- Comprehensive psychiatry review
- Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple
- High Yield Embryology
The USMLE Library Research Guide (http://danaguides.uvm.edu/usmle) provides links to many new titles, both in print and electronic versions. The list is automatically updated whenever new titles are added to the Dana collection. This guide is available on the Dana website (http://library.uvm.edu/dana) under the heading “Research Guides by Subject” and via BlackBoard.
Also, at the recommendation of students, a new policy change allows the print USMLE books to circulate from the Library. They can be checked out for a 2-hour loan, and the item can be renewed once, as long as no one else has asked for that specific item. The item can be taken overnight when borrowed within 2 hours of closing. If taken overnight, the book is due back within 30 minutes of the library opening the next day.
Whether you browse the collection in the Library, check out titles for two hour loans, or access the electronic versions, there should be something for everyone, whether studying for Step 1 of the medical licensure exam, or reviewing for other board licensure tests.
Note: Titles can be tricky to find in the online catalog. Please feel free to ask at the reference desk for assistance!
Jeanene Light, MLS