Check Out Dana’s New Electronic Services and Resources

Library Tab Now Available in myUVM

Dana resources are now available for students via a convenient tab on myUVM! This tab provides access to a select set of resources in a convenient place. When you log onto myUVM, you will see a link to the library, similar to this:

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By clicking on this link, you will have access to all 3 UVM Libraries – Dana Medical Library, Howe Memorial Library, and Silver Special Collections. There will be icons for each library that will take you to resources specific to that library. Basic search tools are available here like CATQuest, Research Guides, Research RoadMap, and Find a Journal.

For Dana, you have direct access to our Interlibrary Loan Services, Course Reserves, the ability to request a meeting with a librarian, and library hours and directions. If you have questions or need assistance, contact Gary Atwood.

Online Zotero Tutorials are Now Available

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Zotero is a research assistant tool that helps you collect, organize, cite, and share research. Dana now has easy-to-use online tutorials that show you how to install Zotero, add and organize references, set up Zotero groups, and use Zotero with Microsoft Word. Check out the Dana Medical Library Tutorial page to learn more. Questions? Contact Gary Atwood.

Printing from Laptops, Smartphones or Desktops

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Users now have the ability to print from any device by simply uploading documents to the Pharos Print Center via a web browser or smartphone.

To begin, login to the Pharos Print Center with your UVM NetID and password. Then upload your documents from your browser or smartphone. In the print center, you can see your balance, specify black & white or color printing, page range and the number of copies. In addition, you can view your printing activity, delete print jobs and see a print preview. Then print and pay for your jobs at any one of the print stations in the Dana Medical Library, Howe Library, or at the CATCard Service Center. Note that unprinted documents are purged after 2 hours. For questions, contact Library Technology Services.

Reporting Problems with Electronic Resources

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If you find yourself having trouble getting access to a database, e-journal, e-book or other electronic resource, please let us know! Fill out our form to report the issue. This form can be found under the “Services” tab at the top of the page. It will ask important questions, such as your location (on or off campus) and what type of resource you are trying to use. This information will help us determine the cause of the problem and if it may be affecting other users as well. If you are unsure of how to fill out the form, or have additional questions you’d like to discuss, feel free to reach out to a librarian for help. You can chat with us, email us or give us a call to try to figure out why the resource you are trying to use isn’t working.

While we do our best to provide seamless electronic access to our materials, sometimes things do go wrong. Your help in reporting errors allows us to find and resolve these issues more quickly! Thank you for your help!

 

Collections News

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In the absence of library budget increases in the past four years, it’s tempting to think the Dana Medical Library doesn’t make changes in subscriptions to journals, databases, and other materials. The truth is, we are constantly assessing and adjusting our holdings to make sure we’re getting the best value for our funds, and that we’re acquiring the things our users want and need for education, research and clinical care.

For example, we’ve had multiple requests for The Journal of Hospital Medicine and we were able to add that for 2019.  We managed this by carefully monitoring the usage of all our journal titles for several years to identify ones that weren’t performing as well as they should be. When a title can be identified as having relatively low, or declining use, it’s a good sign that needs of users have changed.  We also examine other metrics, such as impact factors and ranking of relative importance of journal titles within a subject grouping. Recommendations and requests from faculty and students weigh heavily in our decisions, as well.

If there is a resource you believe the Dana Medical Library really needs to add to its collection, please don’t hesitate to request it.  Even if we can’t immediately accommodate your request, we will always work hard to try to make it happen! Request forms for adding a book, etc. can be found on our website. Feel free to contact us with questions, comments, or requests.

Introducing Human Anatomy Atlas by Visible Body

Virtually search, dissect, and examine the human body anywhere, anytime with Dana Medical Library’s new app, Human Anatomy Atlas.  Human Anatomy Atlas is a comprehensive 3D atlas of the human body that provides access to 3D views, animations, quizzes, and more.

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Browse 3D views by regions, by systems, or in the Gross Anatomy Lab.  Search for specific structures or topics using the search function in the lower left corner.

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Within a view, select a specific structure to find a definition (book icon), related pathology information (stethoscope icon), and its English pronunciation (speaker icon).  Hide structures to see anything that may be beneath them.  Note that in some views, certain structures may only be visible once others are hidden—in the screenshot above, several structures in the back were hidden to reveal the suboccipital triangle.

To test your knowledge or practice for an exam, take a quiz.  Quizzes will prompt you to identify specific structures in the given view.  In some cases, you may need to manipulate the view by rotating or hiding structures to find the correct answer.

Human Anatomy Atlas is available via the web app or download the Mobile App for access on both Android and iOS devices.  If you have any questions about how to access or use Human Anatomy Atlas, contact Jeanene Light for assistance.

EndNote X9 is Here

endnote_x9_imageresizedThe newest version of EndNote – EndNote X9 – is now available. This new version has many new features to help you in your research. For example, there are new templates for online media types like blog posts and Twitter. There is also a new function called “Manuscript Matcher” that helps you identify journals that might be interested in publishing your work. EndNote X9 also has enhanced sharing features that allow you to share more of your library with other EndNote users.

New users can download EndNote X9 from the UVM software download site. You will need a UVM NetID and password to download EndNote. Current EndNote users can update to the new version of EndNote from within EndNote X8.  A special note for Mac users: MacOS versions 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), and 10.14 (Mojave) are programmed to save the contents of the “Documents” folder in iCloud if you have iCloud enabled for your computer. Do not save your EndNote libraries or your Word documents in iCloud. Doing so will eventually corrupt your EndNote library and disrupt the link between your library and Word document. More detailed instructions are available to help you work around this issue.

Dana Librarians are available to help you with downloading or upgrading to EndNote X9 as well as any other questions you may have. We offer a drop-in clinic on Mondays from 2 to 4 pm. You can also go to Dana’s EndNote training webpage to make an appointment with a librarian at another time that fits your schedule. EndNote is a powerful research tool. Let us help you get the most out of it!

Dana Offers MedEdPORTAL as a Way of Finding Health Sciences Curriculum Resources

mededportal imageMedEdPORTAL is your gateway to health sciences education resources. Many people turn to PubMed first, but this may not be the best choice in many situations. There are two primary reasons for this. One, there may not be anything in PubMed on the topic. Two, PubMed mostly indexes articles about education topics, but not the actual curriculum materials themselves. In many cases, educators would be better off searching another database that focuses exclusively on health sciences education materials – MedEdPORTAL.

“MedEdPORTAL is an open access journal of teaching and learning resources in the health professions published by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).” Each article is actually a teaching or learning module that consists of a detailed description and the curriculum materials (e.g. PowerPoints, videos, quiz questions, etc.). These materials can be downloaded and used for free. Each module has also been implemented and evaluated so that educators can get a sense of how successful the module was and what potential changes they should consider when adopting it for their own classes.

Educators can also submit their own teaching and learning modules to MedEdPORTAL. All of the information needed in the submission process can be found on the author’s page. Please contact a librarian at Dana Medical Library if you need assistance with either submitting to or searching MedEdPORTAL.

Check out Dana’s Newest and Most Up-to-date E-books!

ebook_nov2018_cellbiologyNow available at Dana, we have several new titles, including topics on Cell Biology, Arrhythmias in Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Oncology PET/CT, and Neuroradiology, among others. Our newly updated titles include, The Big Picture: Gross Anatomy, 2e., Cardiac Intensive Care, 3e., and Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Imaging, 7e. See a full list of these New and Updated E-books on Dana’s website.

Dana keeps up to date on the newest e-book editions as they are released to keep on top of current information. We frequently advertise new and updated e-books so keep an eye out!

Search for these e-books, along with others, through CATQuest on Dana’s website or ask at the Main Desk, 656-2200, for assistance.

Learn More about Dana’s Virtual Dissection Table

anatomage-image_resizedDid you know that the Dana Medical Library has a virtual dissection table called an Anatomage Table? This Table is an advanced visualization system for anatomy education that uses touch screen capabilities. Just recently updated with the latest software, the Table’s screen is designed to fit a life-sized image of the human body. Images can be manipulated to show different anatomical sections with the ability to rotate and view the body or part from all angles. Layers of the body can be removed, certain sections isolated, and cross-sections made, all with pinning, labeling, and color-coding capabilities, among many other functions.

Professors and students have the ability to save a manipulated image for teaching purposes, examinations, or presentations. The Table provides curriculum-based tools, import/export capabilities, and an extensive archive of virtual images: full body and regional, CT scans, Histology, and case studies. The Table also has projection capabilities when hooked up to a separate computer and screen system.

If you are interested in learning more and exploring the uses of the Anatomage Table, please contact Kate Bright to set up a training session. Trainings show you the basics for use of the Table. Once you receive training, your name will be put on the permission list at Dana’s Main Desk. Once you are on the list, you can drop in and use the Table anytime the library is open and the classroom available. Or you can reserve the room ahead of time by contacting Kate.

UVM Libraries Runs Important Survey

libqual-logoEvery four years the University of Vermont Libraries run a nationally-benchmarked electronic survey that helps us learn how our users view library services, collections, and facilities. Dana Medical Library is very interested in opinions of our collections and services from the University of Vermont Biomedical and Health Sciences Community.

Past survey responses have directly impacted library planning, leading us to:

  • renovate library learning spaces
  • create additional group study rooms
  • add new quiet study spaces
  • expand our electronic collections
  • redesign library websites

All individuals who use or frequent Dana Medical Library or Bailey/Howe are encouraged to apply, whether they are students, professors, physician, administrators or community members. Responses are be held in confidence and no identifying links between responses and the individual responding will be retained. Completing the survey will give Dana valuable information with which to make future decisions.

Complete the survey HERE.

Participants can enter a drawing for gift certificates to UVM’s bookstore. If you have any difficulty in accessing or taking the survey, please contact Lynda Howell.  Thank you so much for your time and consideration!