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For remote access to Library resources: Install VPN Client Software

May 31st, 2016 by Amy Studer

As of June 13, 2016 the Library’s web VPN will no longer be available. You will need to download a new VPN Client called Pulse Secure.

This change will allow improved searching within many of our databases and automatic retrieval of article pdfs when using the EndNote “Find full-text feature.”

If you already use the Library Client VPN, it should automatically upgrade to the new version on or after June 13, 2016. No further action is required.

If you currently use the Web VPN, you will need to follow the steps below to install the new Client VPN Pulse Secure.

  1. Go to the library’s website: https://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/
  1. Select the Connect From Off Campus link- located on the left side page: (https://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/services/connect/)
  1. Look for “Web-VPN” and click the link that says “Install the new VPN Client (Pulse Secure).” The direct link is: https://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/services/connect/#client
  1. Find instructions for your device under- VPN Client for Desktops and Notebooks: Installation & Use or VPN App for Mobile Devices: Installation & Use  (screen shots below)

VPN client 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VPN Client 2

  1. Follow the instructions provided.

Now you are ready to access the library’s resources from off campus.

If you need assistance, please contact Technical Support: https://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/help/forms/techsup

If you want to discuss this change with a librarian, contact:

Blaisdell Medical Library  |  bmlref@ucdavis.edu  |  (916) 734-3529

Carlson Health Sciences Library  |  hslref@ucdavis.edu  |  (530) 752-7042

 

 

Library adds The Joanna Briggs Institute’s (JBI) Evidence Based Practice database of systematic reviews

May 31st, 2016 by Bruce Abbott

The JBI database is available from the following URL:
http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&NEWS=n&CSC=Y&PAGE=main&D=jbi&MODE=easy

The Joanna Briggs Institute’s Evidence Based Practice database of systematic reviews complements those found in the Cochrane Library. The Joanna Briggs Institute, an international not-for-profit research and development organization, “develops evidence in various formats for nursing, allied health and medical professionals as well as support information for consumers.” It was established in Adelaide, South Australia in 1996, and collaborates internationally with over 70 entities world-wide.What is included in the Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database:

The Joanna Briggs Institute EBP database is a comprehensive range of resources including over 3,000 records across seven publication types:

  • Evidence Summaries — Literature reviews that summarize existing international literature on common healthcare interventions and activities
  • Evidence-Based Recommended Practices — Database of procedures that describe and/or recommend practice on various clinical topics
  • Best Practice Information Sheets — Series of information guideline sheets produced specifically for practicing health professionals
  • Systematic Reviews — Comprehensive systematic reviews of international research literature completed by trained JBI reviewers
  • Consumer Information Sheets — Standardized summaries designed just for consumers of healthcare (patients, clients, and care providers)
  • Systematic Review Protocols — Developed by the Collaborating Centers of JBI, which are made up of international experts from over 40 countries from a range of health disciplines
  • Technical Reports — Documentation of all aspects of the development of Best Practice Information Sheets