New Materials: From Apps to Journals

Apps for Dana’s Resources

Nursing Reference Center’s Mobile App for iPhones

The NRC application is available for free from the Apple App Store. Once you download the app and install it on your device, you must authenticate it.

To authenticate the NRC app:

1. Log into Nursing Reference Center.

2. Click the Nursing Reference Center iPhone/iPod Touch Application link at the bottom of the page and enter your email address. An email with an authentication key is sent to you.

3. Access the email from your device and click the link found in the email to authenticate the application. You have 24 hours to access the key from your device to authenticate the app. If the key is not used within 24 hours, it expires and you will need a new key.

Note: Once it is authenticated, the app can be used for nine months, after which you must send yourself a new authentication key from the NRC interface.

Contact the Reference Desk at 656-2201 or for assistance.

General Mobile Assistance

It’s even easier to go mobile at Dana now that a guide written by librarians specifically for UVM and FAHC patrons is available on the web site. The guide provides detailed directions for accessing or downloading mobile apps for many of the library’s licensed resources. It also lists the most popular medical mobile apps, and directs users to more comprehensive listings and reviews of apps. Directions for getting technological help at UVM or FAHC can also be found.

Books in the Consumer Health Collection

Dana Library boasts a current collection of books and multimedia geared especially to members of the community seeking information on personal health. Residents of Vermont may borrow from the Consumer Health Collection simply by showing identification and acquiring a Consumer Health Borrower’s Card at the main desk. Here are a few titles added most recently to this collection.

Breast cancer : the essential guide by Locke, Katherine. (Peterborough : Need-2-Know, 2010)
WP 870 L814b 2010

Drive : the surprising truth about what motivates us by Pink, Daniel H. (New York : Riverhead Books, 2011-2009)
WM 460.5 M6 P655d 2011
“Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money-the carrot-and-stick approach. That’s a mistake, says Daniel H. Pink in Drive. In this provocative and persuasive new book, he asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction-at work, at school, and at home-is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world.

Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does-and how that affects every aspect of life. He examines the three elements of true motivation- autonomy, mastery, and purpose-and offers smart and surprising techniques for putting these into action in a unique book that will change how we think and transform how we live.” From the publisher

Backcountry first aid and extended care by Tilton, Buck. (Guilford, Conn. : Globe Pequot Press, 2007)
WA 292 T581b 2007


Methods in Enzymology is a series of scientific articles primarily focused on research methods in biochemistry. It was created by Sidney P. Colowick and Nathan O. Kaplan and is published by Elsevier. Each volume centers on a specific topic of biochemistry, such as DNA repair, yeast genetics, or the biology of nitric oxide. In recent years, the range of topics covered has broadened to include biotechnology-oriented areas of research.

Dana Medical Library now subscribes to Methods in Enzymology electronically.

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