Welcome New and Returning Students, Faculty and Staff!


September is fast approaching, and Dana Library faculty and staff are excited to meet all new and returning students, faculty and staff from UVM and the University of Vermont Medical Center. Here is a short list of links to get you started using the Library, whether for the first time… or the first time after a well-deserved break.

General Library Information             

Want to know about us? Check here for hours, location, staff, contact info, and more.


Provides access to the libraries’ collections at UVM.

Journals – E-Journals and Print         

Searchable list of biomedical journals.


  • MEDLINE (via PubMed or Ovid): references to health sciences journals
  • CINAHL: references to articles in nursing and allied health
  • ClinicalKey: medical and surgical resources
  • Cochrane Library: evidence-based healthcare databases
  • DynaMed: evidence-based point of care resource
  • PsycINFO: references to psychology and psychiatry articles and books
  • UpToDate: authoritative point of care resource
  • Web of Science: cited references to journal articles

Off-campus Access

Resources are accessible through EZproxy by signing in with your UVM NetID and password.

Training & Consulting                        



Check here to find help in the form of online tutorials and workshops offered by Dana librarians.

Subject Research Guides                   

Various subject guides that offer quick access to the Library’s resources for researchers, clinicians, faculty, students, and staff.

Ask a Librarian – Reference and Research Assistance

Get help from a librarian via email, chat, phone, or in person.

Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Services that can help you if you need to request articles, books, or items not available at UVM.

Contact the Library’s Acting Director, Donna O’Malley at (802) 656-4415

We look forward to seeing you soon!

A Successful Dana Medical Library Anniversary Event!

10th Anniversary Reception 2015 001 On July 30th, Dana Medical Library celebrated its 10th Anniversary in the Larner Medical Education Center. The reception was a big success! A steady stream of people, both familiar and new, joined us in looking back at the history of the library, looking forward by predicting what is to come, and eating copious amounts of cake!

10th Anniversary Reception 2015 026Acting Director Donna O’Malley briefly spoke on the changes that have occurred at the library in the last 10 years, some invisible, such as the increasing number of journals and books available online, and some visible, like the decreasing number of print subscriptions. She also spoke of the most visible change: re-purposing library space to make room for the team-based learning Larner Classroom. She thanked Dana employees in regards to these changes and asked the question, “What will happen in the next 10 years?” and inviting guests to make their best guess by writing down on a post-it what they would like to see at Dana in the future.

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Attendees speculated on the future of the library.

The library received many responses to this question. The reception gave Dana faculty and staff the opportunity to share the library’s rich history, and to receive feedback from the UVM and Medical Sciences Community. A sample of responses were: free printing, free coffee, more windows, 24/7 study space, and a fish tank. We take all of these suggestions seriously!

Thank you to all who were able to join us! The true reason for these events is to connect and reconnect with those people we might not see every day. It is a vital part of creating a successful learning and research environment.

For more information on this event, contact Kate Bright at (802) 656-0695.

Funding to Publication Series, Dana Medical Library


Dana Medical Library’s Funding to Publication Series will start in mid-September and run for 5 weeks. For this year’s series, we’ve updated some classic workshops and added a new one on using REDCap to capture and manage your research data. This year’s topics include:

September 15-16 PubMed: Advanced Techniques
September 22-23 Reference Management: Introduction to EndNote
September 29-30 Data Management: An Overview of REDCap
October 6-7 Publishing: Find the Right Journal
October 13-14 Funding: Tools and Tips for the Search Process
Location: Dana Medical Library Classroom
Time: Noon to 1:00pm
Registration is required for all workshops. Please fill out the registration form located at http:/go.uvm.edu/2015ftp.
Questions? Please contact Gary Atwood at (802) 656-4488.

Staff News

Craig Chalone

Craig Chalone

Joining Access Services in February, Craig Chalone comes to the library from the University of Maine at Machias, Merrill Library, where he also worked as Adjunct Faculty in Music at the college. Before his time in Maine, Craig worked at the Bailey-Howe Library here at the University of Vermont for 6 years. Outside of work, Craig enjoys reading, walking, baseball, playing guitar and mandolin, and collecting music. He also has a love for nature and animals.

Kristin Florian

Kristin Florian

Joining Collections Management, Kristin Florian began work in March and has been busily learning the ropes of medical collection development, e-resources trouble-shooting, and a host of other activities. She comes to us most recently from the Lexington County Public Library System in Lexington, South Carolina where she coordinated non-fiction collection development, among other tasks. This past winter was her first winter in Vermont and she tried both downhill and cross-country skiing for the first time.

Kate Bright

Kate Bright

Kate Bright is Dana’s newest member, joining Dana’s Admin Department in May. Kate is originally from Upstate New York and, as a child, spent summers on Schroon Lake in the Adirondacks. She graduated from Bard College in 2001 and moved to Madison WI to complete a graduate art degree in painting in 2007. After spending 6 years in Wisconsin and having her 2 children at home, she and her family moved to VT to be closer to family. She more recently worked at the Shelburne Museum in their education department facilitating programs, one of which was a tour program for individuals who are blind or partially sighted. Continuing to paint, she still spends a lot of time in the Adirondacks but has acquired a deep love for Vermont and is happy to call it home.

Marianne Burke

From July to December 2015, Dana Medical Library Director Marianne Burke, MLS AHIP, will be on sabbatical pursuing a doctoral degree at the UVM Center for Clinical and Translational Science, and conducting research at the hospital.

For more information on Staff News, contact Kate Bright at (802) 656-0695.

Print Journals on the Move


Beginning August 7th, over 1,300 linear feet of print journals has been packed up and transferred out of the Dana Medical Library. Why? You may ask.

The Dana Medical Library is, increasingly, home to electronic journals…thousands of them, in fact, and increasingly, students and researchers prefer the convenience and 24/7 access of ejournals over print.

What hasn’t changed, though, is the continuing desire and need for library space- individual, quiet study, collaborative group study, and classrooms – for a variety of teaching and learning activities.

To that end, the University Libraries recently licensed extensive collections of electronic “backfiles” of those titles that were not originally available in electronic form before the years dating approximately 1986-1995.

These purchases made it possible for the Library to transfer many hundreds of titles out of the library to remote storage areas, or to give them away to other libraries. Before they were earmarked for transfer, though, staff performed a careful examination to compare the print and electronic titles for the following elements:

  • All print content available in electronic format
  • All charts, illustrations and graphics legible
  • All supplements and added materials included
  • Format of content- PDF or HTML or both?
  • Editorial staff directories included
  • Advertisements and Announcements included

The electronic content was found to be acceptable in almost all backfiles evaluated. The only content that was regularly omitted was the last element- advertisements and announcements of upcoming meetings and conferences. Since that last information has a short “shelf life” of relevant interest, this seemed a reasonable trade-off to gain both physical space in the crowded library and provide additional electronic content to our users.

In the next few years Dana Medical Library will see many changes to its physical space to accommodate the diverse ways people in the health sciences learn, study and research. Making room for these changes by moving to an increasingly electronic environment is the first step in this exciting evolution of libraries.

For more information on the Library’s journal shift, contact Jeanene Light at (802) 656-0521.

Collections News

utdLogoUpToDate Anywhere Access Period Extended to 90 Days

Starting July 1, UpToDate Anywhere users will have 90 days of uninterrupted remote or mobile app access.

In response to user feedback, UpToDate has extended the number of days users have before being prompted to sign in to the database, from 30 to 90 days.

In order to maintain access, verify your UVM or UVM Medical Center affiliation every 90 days by signing in with your UpToDate username and password from a browser on the UVM or the University of Vermont Medical Center network. Find detailed instructions on maintaining access to UpToDate Anywhere here.

Find more mobile apps available through Dana Medical Library.

Questions? Contact Alice Stokes at 656-4386.

proquest_logo_186_notag-300x113New Database: ProQuest Health Management

Have you been trying to locate information related to health care management and coming up empty? Try ProQuest Health Management!

ProQuest Health Management is designed to meet the needs of researchers studying the field of health administration. This healthcare management content provides relevant information on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Insurance
  • Law
  • Statistics
  • Business management
  • Personnel management
  • Ethics
  • Health economics
  • Public health administration.

With coverage of more than 840 key journals, and more than 4,500 doctoral dissertations and theses, ProQuest Health Management provides users with the highest quality content, much of which is not available elsewhere.

Jeanene Light, Collection Management Librarian


Dana Medical Library Exhibit highlights Summer Reading Books in Medicine and Science

On The Move

As summer draws to a close, don’t forget about these engaging medicine and science-based books. Though Dana Medical Library’s summer reading display will be coming down in less than a week, many of these books will still be available in the main hall. For the month of September, you will find them, along with our summer reading list, on the cart around the corner from the display. And even when the cart disappears, remember that the books do not! They are still available to be checked out either at Dana or Bailey-Howe. Just simply refer to the list for suggestions.

Brain on Fire

Here are some highlights: Oliver Sacks’ newest book, On the Move, Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, Susannah Cahalan’s Brain on Fire, and Abraham Verghese’ Cutting for Stone.

For adCutting for Stoneditional book suggestions, see our complete list of Summer Reading.

To request a book, contact Circulation at 656-2200, or, for more information on the exhibit, contact Reference & Education Librarian, Nancy Bianchi, at 656-4371.

The Bell Jar