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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

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