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!

Access the Newest and Most Update E-books!

MedMicrobiology_AprilPostNow available at Dana, we have new titles on Medical BioChemistry, Molecular and Cellular Therapies for Motor Neuron Diseases, and New Therapeutics for Traumatic Brain Injury. Our newly updated titles include Atlas of Cardiac Surgical Techniques, First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2018, Thoracic Imaging: The Requisites, and many more. See the full list of our April New and Updated E-books HERE.

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.

Survey Results Released on Health Network Clinicians Use and Need for Clinical Information

survey-2316468_1280 (2)Following numerous inquiries from University of Vermont Health Network community hospitals to the UVM Dana Library requesting access to clinical information resources, Health Network leaders collaborated with the library on a survey to determine the information needs of clinicians. The survey was sent to the UVM Medical Center and network community hospitals and distributed to clinicians.  The survey purpose was to discover what clinical information resources clinicians currently use, what resources they need but are lacking, and what barriers clinicians encounter when seeking information sources and whether there are differences in access and needs between community hospital clinicians and UVMMC clinicians. The survey was administered during the summer of 2017.

Health care clinicians from 5 community hospitals and the UVM Medical Center participated in the survey. There were 98 respondents from community hospitals and 366 respondents from UVM Medical Center. Physicians comprised 45% of respondents, nurses were 35%, and others, including physicians assistants, were 20% of respondents. A majority of network clinicians seek information resources at least seven times per month for patient care reasons. Both community hospital and UVMMC clinicians used UpToDate, (82% and 62%) in the previous month. Community hospital clinicians used PubMed medical literature database far less often than UVMMC clinicians and 36% of community hospital providers reported lack of access to the PubMed database.  More community hospital clinicians reported lack of access to journal articles than UVMMC respondents (32% v. 26%). In terms of barriers, “lack subscription to needed resource” was a barrier for more of community hospital group clinicians than UVMMC, 46% compared to 26%. A more significant barrier for the UVMMC group was “too much information to sift through” (19% vs. 9%).

Based on the survey results, the report proposes strategies for improved access to information resources for Health Network clinicians such as expanded licensing of information resources across all sites, improved network access to technologies, and education of clinicians in identifying and using available clinical information resources.

The report, Health Network Clinicians Use and Need for Clinical Information Sources: Result of a Survey was prepared by Marianne Burke, MA, Director, and Jeanene Light, MLS, Collection Development and Management Librarian, Dana Medical Library, University of Vermont. See the full report HERE.