Take a class this month!

The following classes are offered at the Library in the month of March.

CINAHL® (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) has switched to a new interface. Find out how to search using CINAHL subject headings, and enjoy the many searching improvements included in this new version.
March 4, 2009
Search the Biomedical Literature with PubMed or OvidMEDLINE
Bring questions about search techniques for using this leading database of the medical literature.
March 18, 2009
Learn the basics of Endnote. This demonstration could include creating a list of references in Endnote, downloading records from online databases such as PubMed, creating a bibliography, or adding citations to a paper using Endnote and Microsoft Word. The last 15 minutes is reserved for in-depth questions.
March 25, 2009

Our workshops are open to UVM and FAHC faculty, staff and students.

We can custom design a workshop for you, for your class, or for your workgroup. Workshops can be held in the Library or in another more convenient location for you. Call 656-4415 or email donna.omalley@uvm.edu for more information or to schedule a session. Workshops on these topics are readily available, or request a customized combination of topics.

Ovid Medline
Electronic Journal Troubleshooting
Evidence-Based Practice Tools
Navigating the Virtual Library
Citation and E-Journal Troubleshooting
MD Consult
Clinical Pharmacology
Advanced MEDLINE
Consumer Health on the Web
Web of Science

Questions? Call 656-2201, or send an email to danaref@uvm.edu.

CINAHL Database Changes

Beginning in December 2008, CINAHL® (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) will be available on EBSCOhost rather than OVID.

CINAHL® is the most comprehensive resource for nursing and allied health literature going back to 1982. While considered one of the most important sources for nurses, it is also used by other allied health professions such as physical therapy, dentistry, dental hygiene, occupational therapy, athletic training, audiology, speech therapy and more. CINAHL®  indexes over 2500 journals covering nursing, allied health, biomedicine, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and health sciences librarianship.

CINAHL® subject headings are used to index the literature contained in the database. These subject headings were developed to reflect the terminology used by nursing and allied health professionals. CINAHL® subject headings follow the structure of the Medical Subject Headings, or MeSH, used by the National Library of Medicine.

For years the Dana Medical Library has subscribed to CINAHL® through OVID, and nurses and other patrons have become accustomed to searching the database using these subject headings in ways specific to the OVID platform. Starting December 2008, CINAHL® will be available through a different platform with a different interface. But just because the look and feel has changed, doesn’t mean the database has! You can still search using CINAHL® subject headings, and many searching improvements are included in this new version.

The Dana Medical Library will be offering training in the new interface in January. Stay tuned for dates and times. Meanwhile, you can still access the old version by clicking on OVID on our home page until December 31st, 2008. If you need assistance on the EBSCOhost version of CINAHL, the Ebsco CINAHL Support Center has many helpful guides and FAQs. You can also contact the reference desk at 656-2201 or danaref@uvm.edu.