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April 01, 2014

April 2014 Database Classes

Searching and Accessing Health Science Information Resources
April 2014 Library Database Classes
Target Audience: Physicians, Researchers, Faculty, Staff and Students
Location: Computer Education Classroom #2 – Lyman Maynard Stowe Library

These noon-time classes will provide hands-on training and demonstrations by Health Center Reference Librarians. Each class will outline quick and efficient means of searching and managing citation information for the databases listed below. There is no charge for these classes but enrollment is limited to Health Center personnel only. To register in advance for any of these quick courses, go to http://online.uchc.edu/login?url=http://hsecfs1.uchc.net/eventregistration/, send an email to ref@nso.uchc.edu, or call the Library Information & Education Services Department at x4051. Walk-ins are welcome.

ENDNOTE
Thursday, April 10 – 12noon to 1pm
Bibliographies made easy. Learn how to use this tool to search online bibliographic databases, organize the references and build lists of cited works automatically. It includes additional features such as unlimited storage capacity (number of references), Customized views & displays, Work Offline (anytime/anywhere), Local Personal Files and Documents, and many more.

UCONN/UCHC ELECTRONIC BOOKS
Tuesday, April 8 – 12noon to 1pm
Did you know that there are over 1,000 digital textbooks now available from UConn Health Center and UConn Storrs Libraries? These resources are available through your work computer. Some book titles are even available for downloading to a mobile device. This new class will provide an overview of the UConn/UConn Health Center e-book subscriptions, and best methods for using these excellent up-to-date resources.

PUBMED – BEYOND THE BASICS
Tuesday, April 22 – 12noon to 1pm
This class focuses on searching PubMed with greater precision. Topics covered include using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), finding information in specific journals, locating systematic reviews or EBM articles with “Clinical Queries”, and storing search strategies on NLM’s server for re-execution at a later date. Attendees are expected to be familiar with the basics of PubMed.

REFWORKS
Thursday, April 24 – 12noon to 1pm
A Web-based bibliography and database manager (whereas EndNote is a Desktop software for PC and MAC). This class covers how to create a personal database by importing references from text files or online databases and using these references in writing a paper, automatically formatting the paper and generating the bibliography.

Library Information & Education Services Department, x4051, ref@nso.uchc.edu

Posted by Jenny at 10:24 AM | Library Classes

February 28, 2014

Annual Reviews' Website Maintenance 3/1/14

On Saturday, 1 March 2014 beginning at 8:00AM (PST), Annual Reviews has planned routine maintenance to its data storage and website. The work is expected to take up to 16 hours, during which time the website will be unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Posted by Jenny at 11:20 AM | Announcement

February 25, 2014

March 2014 Library Database Classes

Searching and Accessing Health Science Information Resources
March, 2014 Library Database Classes
Target Audience: Physicians, Researchers, Faculty, Staff and Students
Location: Computer Education Classroom #2 – Lyman Maynard Stowe Library

These noon-time classes will provide hands-on training and demonstrations by Health Center Reference Librarians. Each class will outline quick and efficient means of searching and managing citation information for the databases listed below. There is no charge for these classes but enrollment is limited to Health Center personnel only. To register in advance for any of these quick courses, go to http://online.uchc.edu/login?url=http://hsecfs1.uchc.net/eventregistration/, send an email to ref@nso.uchc.edu, or call the Library Information & Education Services Department at x4051. Walk-ins are welcome.

CLINICAL APPS FOR YOUR MOBILE DEVICE
Tuesday, March 11 – 12noon to 1pm
This class provides an overview of mobile devices and subscription resources available to all staff, students and researchers from UCHC Library. Detailed instructions on how to use individual resources will be available upon request from class attendees at a separate time. There is an electronic syllabus for this class which can be viewed here:
Clinical Mobile Apps 2014

ENDNOTE
Thursday, March 13 – 12noon to 1pm
Bibliographies made easy. Learn how to use this tool to search online bibliographic databases, organize the references and build lists of cited works automatically. It includes additional features such as unlimited storage capacity (number of references), Customized views & displays, Work Offline (anytime/anywhere), Local Personal Files and Documents, and many more.

UCONN/UCHC ELECTRONIC BOOKS
Wednesday, March 19 – 12noon to 1pm
Did you know that there are over 1,000 digital textbooks now available from UConn Health Center and UConn Storrs Libraries? These resources are available through your work computer. Some book titles are even available for downloading to a mobile device. This new class will provide an overview of the UConn/UConn Health Center e-book subscriptions, and best methods for using these excellent up-to-date resources.

PUBMED – BEYOND THE BASICS
Thursday, March 20 – 12noon to 1pm
This class focuses on searching PubMed with greater precision. Topics covered include using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), finding information in specific journals, locating systematic reviews or EBM articles with “Clinical Queries”, and storing search strategies on NLM’s server for re-execution at a later date. Attendees are expected to be familiar with the basics of PubMed.

REFWORKS
Tuesday, March 25 – 12noon to 1pm
A Web-based bibliography and database manager (whereas EndNote is a Desktop software for PC and MAC). This class covers how to create a personal database by importing references from text files or online databases and using these references in writing a paper, automatically formatting the paper and generating the bibliography.

LIBRARY BASICS
CANCELLED - This class will be re-scheduled in April
In this session, we will review citation matchers to locate full text articles, basic search skills for the library’s catalog and electronic journals, and how to locate other relevant assistance and much more.


Library Information & Education Services Department, x4051, ref@nso.uchc.edu

Posted by Jenny at 09:50 AM | Library Classes

February 13, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - Library Closed Today

Due to inclement weather, the library will be closed on Thursday, February 13, 2014.

Posted by Jenny at 08:49 AM | Announcement

February 04, 2014

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - Library closed

The library will be closed on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 due to severe weather.

Posted by Jenny at 04:43 PM | Announcement

February 03, 2014

February 2014 Library Database Classes

Searching and Accessing Health Science Information Resources
February 2014 Library Database Classes
Target Audience: Physicians, Researchers, Faculty, Staff and Students
Location: Computer Education Classroom #2 – Lyman Maynard Stowe Library

These noon-time classes will provide hands-on training and demonstrations by Health Center Reference Librarians. Each class will outline quick and efficient means of searching and managing citation information for the databases listed below. There is no charge for these classes but enrollment is limited to Health Center personnel only. To register in advance for any of these quick courses, go to:
http://online.uchc.edu/login?url=http://hsecfs1.uchc.net/eventregistration/, or send an email to ref@nso.uchc.edu, or call the Library Information & Education Services Department at x4051. Walk-ins are welcome.

REFWORKS
Tuesday, February 4 – 12noon to 1pm
A Web-based bibliography and database manager (whereas EndNote is a Desktop software for PC and MAC). This class covers how to create a personal database by importing references from text files or online databases and using these references in writing a paper, automatically formatting the paper and generating the bibliography.

MEDICAL APPS FOR YOUR MOBILE DEVICE
Thursday, February 6 – 12noon to 1pm
This class provides an overview of mobile devices (phones, blackberry, android, etc.) and resources available for them. The class will cover subscription based resources from the library as well as free applications provided by reliable health/medical institutions. Detailed instructions on how to use individual resources will be available upon request from class attendees at a separate time.

PUBMED – BEYOND THE BASICS
Tuesday, February 11 – 12noon to 1pm
This class focuses on searching PubMed with greater precision. Topics covered include using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), finding information in specific journals, locating systematic reviews or EBM articles with “Clinical Queries”, and storing search strategies on NLM’s server for re-execution at a later date. Attendees are expected to be familiar with the basics of PubMed.

ENDNOTE
Thursday, February 13 – 12noon to 1pm
Bibliographies made easy. Learn how to use this tool to search online bibliographic databases, organize the references and build lists of cited works automatically. It includes additional features such as unlimited storage capacity (number of references), Customized views & displays, Work Offline (anytime/anywhere), Local Personal Files and Documents, and many more.

Library Information & Education Services Department, x4051, ref@nso.uchc.edu

Posted by webmster at 10:32 AM | Library Classes

January 28, 2014

A Data Management Plan Tool for UCONN

The UCONN Libraries and the UCONN Health Library announce the availability of the DMPTool, to help grant writers at UCONN prepare data management plans. UCONN researchers may find the DMP Tool located at this website: https://dmp.cdlib.org/ . Researchers need only to create a free account with the DMPTool, and doing so allows you to save online, all the plans that you write for future reference.

UCONN specific links to UCONN grant resources, will be available shortly within the DMPTool by choosing University of Connecticut in the pull down menu. Please note that you will need to use your UCONN NETID to see the UCONN specific links. The DMP Tool may also be used without choosing the UCONN link.

“A group of major research institutions has partnered to create a flexible online tool to help researchers generate data management plans. This effort is in direct response to demands from funding agencies, such as the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), that researchers plan for managing their research data. By joining forces the contributing institutions are able to consolidate expertise and reduce costs in addressing data management needs. The primary goal of the partnership is to simplify the process of creating plans while increasing the quality of decisions made by funders to pre-define policies and infrastructures that support research activities." https://dmp.cdlib.org/about/dmp_about

As most are aware, the NIH has requested a data management plan to be included in all grant proposals since March 2003. Please see the policy statement and guidance located at this website. http://www.grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/data_sharing/data_sharing_guidance.htm

Beginning January 2011, proposals submitted to the NSF must include a supplementary document of no more than two pages labeled "Data Management Plan" (DMP). This supplementary document should describe how the proposal will conform to NSF policy on the dissemination and sharing of research results. For more information about the NSF requirement, please see their FAQ, located at this website : http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/dmpfaqs.jsp

Please contact the UCONN Health Library e-science team for further information. Please see our Data Management LibGuide for contact information.

We are planning to hold a series of workshops shortly, to introduce the DMPTool.

Posted by Jenny at 08:32 AM | Announcement

January 22, 2014

ACP Smart Medicine replaces ACP PIER

The American College of Physicians (ACP) has announced the release of ACP Smart Medicine, a web-based clinical decision support tool. It replaces PIER with a much friendlier interface and expanded content. It is designed for rapid point-of-care delivery of up-to-date, evidence-based guidance for clinicians.
Smart Medicine is a collection of modules divided into five topic types:
• Diseases
• Screening and Prevention
• Complementary and Alternative Medicine
• Ethical and Legal Issues
• Procedures

Posted by Jenny at 04:03 PM | Announcement

January 21, 2014

January 21, 2014 - Library Closing at 4:00 pm

Due to inclement weather, the library will be closing at 4:00 P.M.

Posted by Jenny at 02:38 PM | Announcement

January 14, 2014

McGrawHill Access Suite of online resources has moved to a new redesigned platform

McGrawHill Access Suite of online resources has moved to a new redesigned platform as of 8 January 2014.
http://mhmedical.com/index.aspx

This new platform includes the following resources:
• AccessMedicine
• Access Anesthesiology
• AccessEmergencyMedicine
• AccessPediatrics
• AccessPharmacy
• AccessPhysiotherapy
• AccessSurgery
• OMMBID : Online Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease

New features of the platform:
The new platform requires users to first register for a personal account while on campus. This personal account login may then be used from anywhere, from any device, without logging into the libraries proxy server. Please go to: http://mhmedical.com/index.aspx to create your “My Access” account.

Creating a My Access account provides opportunities for greater personalization:
• Remote access to the sites, no extra logins or VPNs required
• Print full chapters & save images
• Set up alerts for search terms
• Access Care Plans on AccessPharmacy

All sites are optimized for mobile use via responsive design. Responsive Web design (RWD) is a Web design approach aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from mobile phones to desktop computer monitors.)

The new redesign is compatible with the following web browsers :
• Internet Explorer versions 8 and above
• Chrome versions 31 and above
• Firefox versions 25 and above
• Safari versions 5 and above.

The sites are also compatible with the default browser on Android devices (such as the Kindle Fire) and iOS devices (such as the iPad).
Please be sure to fill out a problem report if you are having any troubles with access on the new platform: http://library.uchc.edu/comments/problemrpt.html

Please call the Reference Desk at x2942 or Arta Dobbs, Collection Management Librarian at x2432

Posted by Jenny at 01:02 PM | Announcement

January 02, 2014

Library Hours Jan 2 & 3rd

Due to a major snowstorm, the library will close at 6pm on Jan 2nd and reopen at 11am on Fri, Jan 3rd. Happy New Year – and safe travels!
Evelyn Morgen, Library Director

Posted by webmster at 01:53 PM | Announcement