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February 10, 2015

New App for DynaMed!

DynaMed – one of our point of care resources – has a new app:


Here’s how to download it to your mobile device:
1. Download the free DynaMed App from the iTunes Store or Google Play.
2. Access DynaMed from the library databases list.
3. Click on “mobile” in the dark blue toolbar of the DynaMed homepage and enter your email address in the box that comes up. An authentication key will be emailed to you.
4. Open the email from your mobile device. This e-mail will be good for 48 hours.
5. Within 48 hours, tap on the link in the email to authenticate the app.
Note: after 48 hours, users will need to request a new authentication key.
6. The device should be ready to go!

Posted by Jenny at 09:42 AM | Announcement

December 12, 2014

January 2015 Library Database Classes

Searching and Accessing Health Science Information Resources
January 2015 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 UConn Health 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 UConn Health personnel only.
Click HERE To register in advance for any of these quick courses.
You can also send an email to, or call the Library Information & Education Services Department at x4051.
Walk-ins are welcome.

Wednesday, January 7 – 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.

Thursday, January 8 – 1pm to 2pm
This class provides an overview of mobile devices and subscription resources available to all staff, students and researchers from UCH 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

Wednesday, January 14 – 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.

Thursday, January 15 – 1pm to 2pm
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.

Wednesday, January 21 – 12noon to 1pm
Scopus is a database for UCH library users providing online searching of 27 million records covering articles from 14,000 peer-reviewed titles from more than 4,000 international publishers.

Library Information & Education Services Department, x4051,

Posted by Jenny at 10:17 AM | Library Classes

November 26, 2014

Healthnet News - Fall 2014

The Fall 2014 issue of Healthnet News is now available. Here are the headlines for the articles in this latest newsletter:

• Responding to the Ebola Crisis
• How to Dispose of Drugs Safely and Other Rx Questions
• Weighing in on Diet Plans, Diet Fads, and Healthful Eating
• Bring Out Your Inner Food Geek
• Toll Free Pregnancy Riskline
• Annie E. Casey Foundation’s “Kids Count” Celebrates 25 Years
• A New Twitter Tool for Following Ebola

Read - - Eat - - and have a healthy holiday season!

Posted by Jenny at 12:05 PM | Healthnet News