Wednesday, December 30, 2015

My NCBI, a Valuable Tool for Proactive Awareness

My NCBI is a valuable tool in your research and patient care! Want to store your MEDLINE searches? Want an alert when a new article is posted on the topics you are most interested in? Want a convenient place to store your own bibliography and references to articles of interest? Is your research NIH-funded and you want to track its public accessibility status?

Sign up for a free account (nothing is emailed to you except the alerts you set up yourself). Watch some of their MYNCBI YouTube tutorials such as MyNCBI Home Page. Enjoy this convenient tool!

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Circulating Now - History of Medicine Comes Alive

Circulating Now is a newsletter featuring history of medicine topics.
Free things like air,
Vital things like blood,
Living things like ideas…

Sign up to receive an alert when a new topic is featured! From the History of Medicine Division of the NationalLibrary of Medicine,  “Circulating Now conveys the vitality of medical history in our 21st-century world: its relevance and importance for research, teaching, and learning about the human condition.”

Recent articles have featured turkeys, World War I reflections from Dr. Osler, a WWII pharmacist mate’s papers, and photography of the invisible (X-rays).

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

PTSD Resource Available for Nurses

"The PTSD Toolkit is an e-learning resource for nurses to support the treatment of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, providing clinical information combined with interactive simulations. This resource was developed by the American Nurses Foundation and Penn Nursing Science, and [is] made available as a mobile application in partnership with Lippincott Solutions." Available for a limited time.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Missing "Find a Co-Worker"?

Are you missing the Rite Resources service called "Find a Co-Worker"? It is still there, just takes a few steps to locate it. Instructions are on the Medical Library intranet website in the Links section under the topic "Email, GroupWise, Phone Directory, Rite Resources Tips."

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Systematic Reviews - free articles from Joanna Briggs Institute

Focusing on the systematic review process, this month's issue of International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare is offered free by the Joanna Briggs Institute and Lippincott Williams Wilkins. The Joanna Briggs Institute has been collaborating for almost 20 years to identify and promote "best evidence to inform your clinical decision-making at the point of care."1  

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1 Prof Alan Pearson

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

POSNA Archives - New Exhibit, Finding Aid Update

The POSNA Archive has a new exhibit highlighting a number of interesting items in the collection. It includes leg braces, external fixators, pollicization models and scoliosis instrumentation. The Finding Aid has been updated.

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Friday, August 7, 2015

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Research Papers

Interested in papers prepared by candidates for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)?

UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Library’s Digital Archives 
offers free access to DNP Inquiries created by their students. 

The Virginia Henderson Repository, a resource of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, collects and shares nursing research and evidence-based practice materials, including those related to the DNP. 

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CrossMark – a Useful Tool for Researchers

How can researchers and librarians find out about updates, corrections and retractions once a scholarly research paper is published? CrossMark is the tool that enables publishers to communicate these changes. Watch for this logo on a publication to check the status:

CrossMark is a service of CrossRefthe same folks who bring you the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) that is on many articles today.

For more information about CrossMark see their list of frequently asked questions. While they last, contact the Medical Library if you would like a free CrossMark pen!

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Journal of Orthopaedic Research Now Available Online Back to Volume 1

The Medical Library has just completed purchase of the back files for Journal of Orthopaedic Research, published by Wiley. We now have online access to content through v.1, 1983. Links should show up in a MEDLINE database search if you use our custom PubMed address. Full text should be available at the main campus or remotely via Open Athens. Contact the Medical Library if you have questions.

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

POSNA Archive - New Updates

The POSNA Archives continues to expand. Here's the latest "finding aid" or list of what's in the collection. One focuses on the donation of George Simons while the POSNA Archival Collection document introduces what else is available.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Open Access not all Open

Some open access repositories include "dark deposit" documents that are perhaps not yet released into open access through the publisher or the author has deposited them but limited access. Eloy Rodrigues' interesting interview  with Richard Poynder discusses the use and success rate of the "request eprint button" at the University of Minho in Portugal.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Personal Protective Equipment Training

Correctly putting on, taking off and disposing of personal protective equipment can be vitally important. The CDC offers detailed instructions. The New England Journal of Medicine just released an excellent video article that goes through all the PPE steps very clearly. 

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Citation for NEJM article
Ortega R, Bhadelia N, Obanor O, Cyr K, Yu P, McMahon M, Gotzmann D. Putting On
and Removing Personal Protective Equipment. N Engl J Med. 2015 Mar 11. [Epub
ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25760240. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMvcm1412105 

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Gates Foundation - Changes in Access to Funded Publications

If you receive grant funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation you will want to be aware of their increasing support of open access to published research based on their funded projects. As of January 2015, the Gates Foundation requires an article resulting from their grants to be made open access immediately upon publication, rather than allowing the 12-month time delay that NIH currently requires. A grace period extends the requirement until 2017, but included in this is release of data sets and release for commercial use, too. PubMed Central serves as the foundation for making published NIH-funded research available.

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Snowy Views

Nothing like the Northeast, but we've had enough ice and snow in the past 2 weeks to really cause traffic problems in the Metroplex. However, it also produces some pretty scenes. One of these is out the library window and two are nearby. If you peer closely in the entrance photo you might see our own snowplow in action.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Tachdjian's and Campbell's Links Changing

The link to our Tachdjian's Pediatric Orthopaedics online book (5th edition, 2014) is changing effective March 7, 2015 (updated details here). If you have bookmarked it on your computer for use while at the hospital, you will need to update the address, otherwise just click in the usual spots on the Medical Library website. You can also find it with other library listings on the TSRHC Intranet Portal in the left column (pink).

The address for Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics, 12th ed., 2013, is also changing due to this publisher platform revision.

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