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October 16, 2014

State of Connecticut Response to Ebola Threat

On October 7, 2014, Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed an order that will assist Connecticut healthcare providers or emergency responders in the event of confirmed infection or exposure to the Ebola Virus Disease that is currently spreading worldwide from countries in West Africa.

Click here to read a press release from the Governor’s office, and here for the proclamation of a Public Health Emergency.

The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) and Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) are working together with hospitals throughout the state to ensure emergency preparedness measures are in place to recognize and treat individuals who may be infected with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). It is vital for hospital administrators to educate hospital staff on safe ways of caring for infected patients, as well as to communicate effective prevention practices that healthcare providers should follow.

There is an Ebola Information page on the Connecticut DPH website.

Kathleen Crea, Information & Education Services

Posted by Jenny at 02:28 PM | Announcement

October 10, 2014

Ebola Outbreak 2014: Information Resources (DIMRC) Disaster Information Management Research Center of NLM

The guide to links and sources of information on the Ebola Outbreak 2014: Information Resources was released in August and has been continuously updated. The resources on this page may help with understanding the health issues related to the outbreak of Ebola viral disease (EVD), also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF). Resources from NLM, additional federal agencies, and other key organizations are listed for responders, health professionals, and the general public. These resources include guidelines, training materials, free journal articles and books, genetic sequence information, maps, situation reports, social media, information for the general public, and more.

Other links:

Ebola (for the general public)
Ebola (para el público en general en español)

Wendy Urciuoli, Healthnet Librarian

Posted by Jenny at 08:45 AM | Healthnet News

September 16, 2014

Changes to the 3D Tooth Atlas

The library now offers the newest version of the 3D Tooth Atlas. This new version has faster loading times, works on all browsers, and has new 3D models with content in different dental specialties. There is a new log-in procedure and users must follow the following steps:

1. Click the link to the 3D Tooth Atlas from the library’s Databases page, E-Media page, OneSearch, or go to
2. Sign in on the right side of the page with the username and password (find them here)
3. Click “My Subscriptions” on the right
4. Click “3D Tooth Atlas 7- Dental Edition” on the left

Please direct any questions to Marissa Gauthier at or 860-679-4052.

Posted by Jenny at 11:19 AM | Announcement

September 03, 2014

Library offers extra time for studying

To give you more time to study, the library will be open later on Friday, Saturday and earlier on Sunday during weekends before exams.

Click HERE for a pdf flyer listing all weekends with extended hours.

Posted by Jenny at 08:04 AM | Announcement

August 26, 2014

EZProxy server down for a few minutes on August 28 at 9:00 am

Due to the server replacement, Library EZProxy server will be down for a few minutes on August 28 at 9:00 am. This will affect access to the Library resources via the Library Website.

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September, 2014 Library Database Classes

Searching and Accessing Health Science Information Resources

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. To register in advance for any of these quick courses, go to the class registration webpage, send an email to, or call the Library Information & Education Services Department at x4051. Walk-ins are welcome.

Wednesday, September 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.

Thursday, September 11 – 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.

Tuesday, September 16 – 12noon to 1pm
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, September 17 – 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, September 18 – 12noon to 1pm
Did you know that there are over 1,000 digital textbooks now available from UConn Health 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 class will provide an overview of the UConn/UConn Health e-book subscriptions, and best methods for using these excellent up to date resources.

Library Information & Education Services Department, x4051,

Posted by Jenny at 10:27 AM | Library Classes

August 08, 2014

Web of Science Cancellation Effective September 1, 2014

The UConn Libraries together with the UConn Health Library recently decided to discontinue offering users the abstracting and indexing resource Web of Science in favor of the newer alternative resource Scopus. This decision came after an exhaustive internal analysis of cost vs. use. It is always a difficult decision for the University Libraries to make when it cancels one of its resources but as stewards of the collections it is important to be vigilant in providing maximum scholarly resources to faculty, staff and students. This stewardship role becomes even more important during tough financial times.

This year, when Web of Science - the Libraries’ fourth most expensive collection resource and the only one in the top 5 that does not provide full text service - came up for renewal, library staff undertook an extensive analysis of it, comparing it to two other alternatives currently available – Scopus and Google Scholar. The analysis included comparative data from other peer institutions, capabilities of each product, raw quantitative data on usage, and qualitative feedback from faculty and graduate students.

Results of the analysis indicate that both Scopus and Web of Science offer comparable functionality: article searching, citation analysis, and h-index lookup. We also learned that Scopus and Google Scholar are used as much, and in some cases more than Web of Science.

We believe Scopus is a viable and less expensive research and education tool that will continue to provide users with the most comprehensive way of tracking the latest scientific developments being published internationally, which is critical to UConn’s emphasis on the STEM disciplines.

Web of Science will no longer be active as of September 1, 2014. Users should be sure to download saved literature searches as well as saved citation searches by August 31, 2014. These searches, may of course be re-input into SCOPUS, which can provide identical service.

For more information about the decision to cancel Web of Science, please feel free to contact me.

Arta Dobbs
Collection Management Librarian
UCONN Health Library
(860) 679-2432

Posted by Jenny at 04:48 PM | Announcement

SCOPUS : An eye on global research

53 million records | 21,915 titles | 5,000 publishers

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. As research becomes increasingly global, interdisciplinary and collaborative, you can make sure that critical research from around the world is not missed when you choose Scopus.

Search | Analyze | Visualize

Research is a complex pursuit. More than ever, finding the right result is as important as uncovering trends, discovering sources and collaborators, and analyzing results to yield further insights. Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.
• Search by document, author or affiliation, or use Advanced Search
• Refine results by source type, year, language, author, affiliation and more
• Link to full-text articles and other library resources
• Use the QUOSA Information Manager to bulk retrieve results in .pdf format
• Export data to Reference Managers such as Mendeley, RefWorks and EndNote
• Stay up-to-date with Email Alerts, RSS and HTML feeds
• Find related documents by shared references, authors and/or keywords
• Identify and match an organization with its research output using Affiliation Identifier
• Identify collaborators or subject experts with Author Identifier
• Clarify your identity through integration with ORCID
• Benefit from indexing with Universal Discovery Services.
• Take advantage of interoperability with ScienceDirect.
• Track citations over time for a set of authors or documents, with Citation Overview/Tracker
• View h-index for specific authors
• Assess trends in search results with Analyze Results
• Analyze an author's publishing output with Author Evaluator
• Gain insight into journal performance with Journal Analyzer and alternative journal impact metrics SNIP and SJR

Posted by Jenny at 07:47 AM | New Resources