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March 31, 2015

Healthnet News - Winter 2015

The Winter 2015 issue of Healthnet News is now available. Here are the headlines for the articles in this latest newsletter:

• What's in that bottle?
• The science of sugar
• Google search tip
• Doctor finder tool
• Substance abuse in Connecticut

Posted by Jenny at 09:21 AM | Healthnet News

March 17, 2015

April 2015 Library Database Classes

Searching and Accessing Health Science Information Resources
April 2015 Library Database Classes
Target Audience: Physicians, Researchers, Faculty, Staff and Students
Location: Computer Education Classroom #2 – Lyman Maynard Stowe Library

These 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, click here, or send an email to, or call the Library Information & Education Services Department at x4051. Walk-ins are welcome.

Wednesday, April 8 – 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, April 9 – 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.

Tuesday, April 14 – 12noon to 1pm
Mendeley is a desktop and web program for managing and sharing research papers, discovering research data and collaborating online. It combines Mendeley Desktop, a PDF and reference management application (available for Windows, OSX and Linux) with Mendeley Web, an online social network for researchers. A basic account is free. This class will teach you the fundamentals: how to set up your account, add citations, insert citations into a Word document and how to create a collaborative group.

Thursday, April 16 – 1pm to 2pm
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.

Tuesday, April 21 – 12 noon 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.

Wednesday, April 22 – 1pm to 2pm
Learn how to access, search and use library-sponsored online drug references for research and clinical practice.

Library Information & Education Services Department, x4051,

Posted by Jenny at 09:35 AM | Library Classes

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