Register for 3rd Annual Online Workshop Day for Nurses

The Nursing Library Liaisons will be doing the 3rd Annual Online Workshop Day for Nurses on Wednesday, July 29th, from 9-2. There will be workshops on library databases, EndNote, mobile apps, and more.  The workshops will be held in Blackboard Collaborate.  Please take a look at the flyer attached to this email and register for the sessions you are interested in:

Here is the schedule:

9:00am – 9:30am Library 101
9:30 – 10:00 Beyond Library 101
10:00 – 10:30 CINAHL vs. PubMed
10:30 – 11:00 Alternatives to CINAHL and PubMed
11:00 – 11:30 How to Create Bibliographies with RefWorks
11:30am–12:00pm How to Create Bibliographies with EndNote
12:00 – 12:30 Using Point-of-Care Tools in Nursing
12:30 – 1:00 ‘Appy (Half) Hour
1:00 – 2:00 Google Search Tips plus Other Search Engines

Latest Edition of LHS Newsletter Available

The Spring 2015 issue of E-ppendix: online newsletter of the UIC Library
of the Health Sciences is now available. This issue contains a number of
informative articles highlighting collections, services, and other efforts
of the staff and librarians of the Library of the Health Sciences.

Please take a moment to peruse the contents of the new issue.


Director’s Message
The Winter’s Tale

Kathryn Carpenter

Health Sciences Collections Updates, Spring 2015
Estelle Hu

More Library Resources Available as Mobile Apps
Rebecca Raszewski

Discovering Evidence Based Resources at NLM
Holly Ann Burt


Whither the Statistics? Supervising an MPA Capstone Project to Improve
Library Data Gathering
Abigail Goben and Emily Johnson

Records and Information Management Services (RIMS) at the University of
Illinois TOC
Bill Herrera

Research Coaching and the Three Office Shuffle: Tales of a Library Liaison
Jamie Dwyer

Special Collections
Rare Book Documents an Early American Campaign Against Small Pox
Kevin O’Brien

Introducing UptoDate Anywhere

UptoDate is now available to use both off campus use and on mobile devices!  UIC faculty, staff, and students can create a personal account within UptoDate to download the mobile app for Android, iOS and Windows 8 devices. To get more information about getting UptoDate on your mobile device, take a look at this Slideshare presentation.

In order to maintain uninterrupted access to UpToDate Anywhere, you must verify your continued affiliation with UIC once every 30 days.

Goodbye, MD Consult. Hello, ClinicalKey.

Since the beginning of January, UIC Library has had a subscription to ClinicalKey.  It replaced MD Consult.  First Consult’s content has been absorbed by ClinicalKey, which has more content such as:

  • ·1,000+ e-books
  • ·2,900+ drug monographs
  • ·4,500+ practice guidelines
  • ·15,000+ customizable patient education handouts
  • ·17,000+ videos

It is recommended that you create a personal account for ClinicalKey so you can access all of the features and off campus access.

Feedback Requested for Symptom Media Trial

UIC Library now has a trial for Symptom Media, an online mental health
education and training film library.  Please contact your library liaison 
with your feedback before the trial ends on February 24th, 2015.

Here is the login information for the trial.

Users have to log in with username "UIC" and password "Trial" to access
the contents. The information is also on the description of the database:

Spring 2015 Library Workshops Schedule Available

UIC Library has several workshops that you can attend this semester either in person or online.  Interested in attending a workshop?  Click on the link to see when it’s available and sign up.

In-Person Workshops

Online Workshops

Please register for these classes through the  Workshops website. Online classes will be held in Blackboard Collaborate.

Browse Scholarly Journals on Your Tablet or Phone

The UIC Library is sponsoring BrowZine, a new tablet application that allows you to browse, read and monitor many of the scholarly journals to which the Library subscribes in a format optimized for your iPad, iPhone, Android tablet, or Android Smartphone.  Items found in BrowZine can easily be synced with Zotero, Dropbox or several other services to help keep all of your information together in one place.

To learn more, you can watch a two minute video.

To get started, search for “BrowZine” in the app stores (Apple, Google, Amazon) and download BrowZine to your device for free. When initially launching BrowZine, select our school from the drop down list. Then, enter your campus credentials (these are the same ones you use for off-campus access to library resources).

ILLiad service interruption scheduled for 12/3

The UIC Library’s Interlibrary Loan and Article Delivery service (ILLiad) will be unavailable for approximately two hours on Wednesday, December 3, in order to facilitate a server upgrade.

Library users will be unable to log into or create new ILLiad accounts beginning at 10 a.m. on this day. It is anticipated that normal service will resume at noon.

For information about interlibrary loan services or the scheduled upgrade, please contact your home ILL office listed on the website.

Introducing Clinical Pharmacology App

Clinical Pharmacology is now available as a mobile app for both Android and Apple.  Clinical Pharmacology is a drug reference tool that contains information for both healthcare professionals and patients.  The app can be used with and without an internet connection.  Here’s what to do to get the app on your device:

1. Go to Clinical Pharmacology and click on the CP Mobile App link.

2. After you create your account, download the app onto device from either Apple or Google Play.  Make sure you are connected to WIFI because the app is a huge file.

3.  Once you have downloaded the app, login to the app  on your device.


Trial for New Version of Bates’ Visual Guide To Physical Examination

UIC Library has a trial for the 5th edition of the Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination.  These videos have been completely redone.  The site features more than 8 hours of video content.  The Bates Videos can be viewed from any web-based location or device.

The trial expires on November 28th, 2014.  Please send any feedback to your library liaison.