We hope you enjoyed our post last week introducing the two conferences our library staff attended this month. This is Part 2 of that post, which focuses on our trip to Austin, Texas, for the Medical Library Association’s 2015 Annual Meeting.
Unlimited Potential at MLA 2015
Nadine Dexter, Michael Garner, Pamela (Pammy) Herring, and Melodie Gardner journeyed to Austin, Texas for the 2015 Medical Library Association annual conference. The conference began with an awesome lecture by the first African-American woman NASA astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison. She captured the audience’s attention with her numerous Star Trek references (she was on an episode of ST:TNG and is an astronaut, so why not?), and kept them captivated with her talk on the 100 Year Starship program. For humans to get to the point where we can travel to the next galaxy, we’re going to have to think outside the box. As the world of medical libraries changes, Librarians will need to do the same.
Pammy, Michael, and Nadine presenting our poster
The library has purchased access to a couple new resources: Geriatrics Care Online and LWW Health Library.
Geriatrics Care Online contains books, teaching slides, clinical guidelines, and journals published by the American Geriatrics Society. Some of these resources include Geriatrics At Your Fingertips 2014 and the Geriatrics Review Syllabus, 8e.
If users create a free account, they can create bookmarks of webpages, take notes within the content, email specific material links to a colleague, and save search results.
The LWW Health Library contains popular textbooks and multimedia published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Some of these resources include:
Users can download images into PowerPoint presentations, link directly to a section of a chapter, and email links of chapters to colleagues that will be login free for 72 hours.
On July 31, Elsevier is discontinuing their product MD Consult. As you are probably aware, many of the student textbooks provided by the library are available through MD Consult. Have no fear! Elsevier replaced MD Consult with something bigger and better: ClinicalKey.
Explore ClinicalKey Now! It provides:
- Over 1,100 medical reference books
- Over 500 medical journals
- All Procedures Consult content and associated procedural videos in various specialties
- Over 750 Point-of-Care clinical monographs
- Over 2,900 clinical pharmacology drug monographs from Gold Standard
- Over 450 trusted, surgical, point-of-care content
- Over 15,000 patient education handouts
- All clinical trials from the ClinicalTrials.gov database
- Over 4,000 practice guidelines
- More than 20 million MEDLINE abstracts
- Over 13,000 medical and surgical videos and over 5 million images
- A comprehensive list of the content is located here.
ClinicalKey is available now and located in the Database section of the library’s website. You may also notice direct links to the books and journals appearing in the E-Books and E-Journals section.
The library will provide access to MD Consult until July 31. This provides users with the time they need to replace MD Consult course content links with ones from ClinicalKey. A list of durable URLS for books, book chapters, journals, etc., is located here in the Setup Resources section. If you need assistance, please contact the library and we can provide the links for you.
Tips and tricks for ClinicalKey will be coming in the following weeks, so stay tuned!
We hope you’ve had a chance to use ClinicalKey. If you are interested in helpful tutorials, videos, and guides for navigating ClinicalKey, please visit:
Clinical Key User Guide
Clinical Key Resources
For access to ClinicalKey, please visit the Health Sciences Library website and search for Clinical Key in our Online Databases catalog.
In the next few weeks, UpToDate will upgrade its search results features so that it will be faster and easier to use. Watch the video to find out more!
The Health Sciences Library is trialing ReelDx, a site with real patient video case studies. The purpose of ReelDx is to expand the time medical students have with patients. The videos put the student in a clinical type setting where they can observe the symptoms on the video, gather patient history, and think critically about the patient diagnosis. Currently, ReelDx only has pediatric videos and cases. They add new cases weekly, and the company plans to expand their medical specialties over time.
Each case video is about 1 minute. Below the video is basic patient information, the actual outcome of the case, and the standards of care to use on the patient. Students can watch the video, diagnose the patient, and then review the information listed with the case. Some cases also include “Expert Commentary,” which summarize the key learning points of the case.
To explore ReelDx, please:
- Go to the library’s website.
- Click on “Online Databases”
- Type in “ReelDx” using the “Search by Title” box
- Click on ReelDx (60 day Trial)
- If off-campus, please log in with your library ID and Password.
We would appreciate any feedback on ReelDx. Please contact:
Electronic Resources Librarian
Electronic Resources Librarian
When you don’t have the option of dissecting a human body, Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy is the next best choice. It offers a three-dimensional look at human anatomy with 300 narrated videos of real cadavers that retain their color, texture, and mobility.
The videos display in the reverse order of a dissection, showing the bones, then joints, muscles, and lastly, the blood, vessels and nerves. The videos also show moving muscles, tendons, and joints helping users truly visualize the structure of the human body.
Please click on the video below for a sample.
Skilled clinical anatomists dissected the cadavers. The black background of the videos accentuates the shape and definition of the body. The narration of each video precisely matches the moving images, and each body part is clearly labeled.
At the end of each volume, users have the option of taking an exam of the content. All it requires is signing up for a free account.
To view the videos:
- If you are not on the College of Medicine campus, please log in for off-campus access. Please note: the license for Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy is restricted to College of Medicine faculty, staff, and students.
- Go to the Health Sciences Library website: http://med.ucf.edu/library
- Click on the “Online Databases” link on the left hand side.
- Type “Acland” in the search box or browse by subject and choose “Videos.”
- Click on the “Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy” link.
- Choose a video and enjoy!
Please contact the library if you have any questions.
Did you know that Thieme offers offline access to their e-books? You can download e-books such as Color Atlas of Ultrasound Anatomy directly to your iPad and keep it for a year. You can read the e-book without Internet access, highlight it, take notes, and bookmark pages.
To get started:
- Install the iPublishCentral Reader App.
- Go to the library’s website.
- If you are not on campus, remember to log in for off-campus access..
- Click on “Online Databases.” Search for “Thieme” and click on the Thieme E-Book Library link.
- You will see a full list of the Thieme e-books. Choose your title and click on the “Download” link.
- This will take you to the Download page. You will see a download icon (green arrow) for the iPad. Click the icon and the “Open in Reader” file. Your title will download into your iPad’s Bookshelf within the iPublishCentral Reader App.
- Click on the book and start reading!
If you experience any trouble with this, please feel free to contact the library.
Currently, online databases and publisher websites are the primary source for delivering library subscribed journal articles. Unfortunately, this does not make it easy to stay current with your favorite journals. Introducing BrowZine, an app that allows you to browse, read and monitor some of the Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library’s best journals, all from your iPad!
With BrowZine, you can easily:
- Read complete scholarly journals in a format optimized for tablet devices.
- Create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals.
- Be alerted when new editions of journals are published.
- Save articles for reading offline
If you would like to explore the app, search for “BrowZine” in the App Store and download the app for free. Is the iPad not your preferred device? Third Iron is developing BrowZine for additional tablet platforms, and is hoping to have it available by the end of 2013.
When initially launching BrowZine, select “UCF College of Medicine Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library” from the drop down list.
Search for a library subscribed or open source journal by subject or title.
Type in your library card number and password, and click “Login.”
You can add the journal to your bookshelf for quick access in the future, and save articles to read offline later.
Don’t see your journal? This service will continue to expand and add new titles and features as time goes on. If you have any questions about BrowZine, please feel free to contact the library.
VisualDx is a point-of-care decision support system used to diagnose visually presenting conditions. The images on VisualDx capture the variations of disease presentations by age, skin type, body location, and severity. You can search by diagnosis, medication, or use the Differential Builder to create a diagnosis from visual signs and symptoms, medical history, occupational type, travel history, and more.
Watch this video to learn more about it…
…or try taking the Product Tour, which uses a patient scenario to demonstrate how VisualDx works!
VisualDx contains over 25,000 high-quality peer-reviewed medical images spanning diseases of the skin, nails, hair, mouth, eyes, genitals, and lungs as well as other internal and systemic diseases to assist in visual diagnosis. You can use these images in educational presentations. Click here for directions: http://www.visualdx.com/support/frequently-asked-questions#image-use
Access VisualDx anywhere by downloading the Apple or Android app!
VisualDX iPad Display
- Go to http://med.ucf.edu/library and click on Online Databases on the left.
- (log in through off-campus access if accessing away from UCF)
- Click on the letter “V”
- Click on VisualDx
- Click “Get VisualDx Mobile” at the top right of the screen.
- You will have to register. Please use your UCF email address.
- Open your email account and then follow instructions to download the app you picked.
- Once you download and install the app, open VisualDx on your device and enter the username and password you created.
- Start using VisualDx!
If you need assistance using this product, please visit us in person, call 407-266-1400, or email firstname.lastname@example.org