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.
The Winter’s Tale
Health Sciences Collections Updates, Spring 2015
More Library Resources Available as Mobile Apps
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
Research Coaching and the Three Office Shuffle: Tales of a Library Liaison
Rare Book Documents an Early American Campaign Against Small Pox
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.
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.
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:
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.
Please register for these classes through the Workshops website. Online classes will be held in Blackboard Collaborate.
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).
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.
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.
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.
UIC Library has a trial for Nursing Reference Center Plus, an expanded version of the evidence-based practice tool for nursing with additional content such as:
- Nursing Care Plans
- Nursing Management Topics
- Regulatory & Risk Management Topics
Please let contact the Health Sciences Bibliographer, Estelle Hu at firstname.lastname@example.org or your nursing library liaison by November 30th to let them know what you think of Nursing Reference Center Plus.