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BMJ Best Evidence [trial]

September 6th, 2016 by Amy Studer

BMJ Best Evidence

Blasidell Medical Library is sponsoring a trial of BMJ Best Evidence, an evidence-based point-of-care tool:

Give it a try: http://us.bestpractice.bmj.com/

Description (from BMJ website):

Best Practice is a decision support tool that combines the latest research evidence with guidelines and expert opinion. Incorporating a simple but comprehensive step-by-step process, you will have extensive access to the latest information including: Diagnosis, Prognosis, Treatment, and Prevention

The trial goes through September 30, 2016.

We would appreciate your feedback about this resource!  Here are some questions we have for you about BMJ Best Evidence:

  • How would you rate the quality of the content?
  • What do you like/dislike about the website design and user experience?
  • How does this compare to other products that are currently available to UCDHS clinicians, such as Essential Evidence Plus, UpToDate, and TRIP Premium?
  • How would you envision using this resource in your work (clinical care, teaching/learning, research)?

Please send comments to BML Librarians:     bmlref@ucdavis.edu    |    (916) 734-0206

Other Information:

Clinician tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbAOF4hijT0

Medical student tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBeOdTL4CVo

 

Library Search: The New UC Davis Library Catalog Search Tool

September 2nd, 2016 by Amy Studer

Looking for the old UC Davis Harvest Catalog Search?

Library Search, a new UC Davis Library Catalog search tool, rolled out in August replacing Harvest Search.

.Find what you're looking for with the new UC Davis Library Search Tool

Take a look: https://search.library.ucdavis.edu/

More information:

How to Use the New UC Davis Library Catalog Search Tool [short video]

Library Search FAQ

Questions? Contact: bmlref@ucdavis.edu

 

Looking for a way to easily read online journals? Give BrowZine a try [trial]

September 2nd, 2016 by Amy Studer

With BrowZine you can search UC Davis Library’s online journal collections and download articles using one interface:

  • Search by journal title or subject
  • Browse the table of contents for your favorite journals
  • Create your own personal journal bookshelf and article reading lists
  • Export to reference citation managers, such as EndNote

Take a look: http://browzine.com

BrowZine logo

BrowZine also offers a mobile app for tables and smart phone. Explore!

The trial lasts through the end of September 2016.

What method are you currently using to read online articles? How does BrowZine compare?

Please send your feedback about BrowZine to: bmlref@ucdavis.edu

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

 

 

TRIP (Turning Research Into Practice) Database Premium Trial — through 12/30/2015

November 19th, 2015 by Amy Studer
TRIP Evidence-Based Pyramid

From TRIP Infographic: https://www.tripdatabase.com/info/

 

Have you tried TRIP? 

The TRIP Database is a publicly available (free) clinical search engine that is “designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care.”

TRIP results are organized with easy-to-use evidence based practice filters (e.g., systematic reviews, evidence-based synopses, practice guidelines) to help clinicians quickly identify relevant evidence.  Practice guidelines are drawn from professional, governmental, and non-governmental organizations and are filtered by country, offering a global perspective on practice.

 

From now until December 30, 2015, Blaisdell Medical Library is offering a trial of TRIP Database Premium.

Test TRIP Database Premium version:  https://www.tripdatabase.com/

[Trial accessible from networked campus computers, with remote access via the University Library VPN]

A few benefits of a paid TRIP Database Premium subscription:

  • * 100,000 more systematic reviews
  • * linking to UC Davis University Library’s licensed electronic resources, such as full-text articles
  • * enabled ability to export to citation management software

We are interested in your comments!  What do you think about this resource?  bmlref@ucdavis.edu

NEJM Videos: Superior experience with UCDavis Library VPN Client

April 23rd, 2015 by Amy Studer

Did you know that there are several different approaches for remote access to UC Davis Library licensed resources?  Most people are familiar with the Web VPN, but the VPN Client works better in a number of situations.  VPN_button

For example, New England Journal of Medicine has some really helpful “videos in clinical medicine,” including:

Ebola_video

Putting On and Removing Personal Protective Equipment
Rafael Ortega, M.D., Nahid Bhadelia, M.D., Osamede Obanor, B.S., Kyle Cyr, M.A., Priscilla Yu, B.A., Maureen McMahon, R.N., and Dahlia Gotzmann, B.S.N.  N Engl J Med 2015; 372:e16March 19, 2015DOI: 10.1056/NEJMvcm1412105

Video link:  http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMvcm1412105

 

The VPN Client is the recommended authentication approach for viewing these videos from off-campus.

Here are instructions about how to install the VPN Client:  http://lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/services/connect/

Note:  Installing the VPN Client requires installing Java as a first step.

For problems with installing JAVA or the VPN Client software, contact:  http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/help/forms/techsup/

 

Choose the VPN Client (Network Connect) if you:

  • Tend to use multiple windows and tabs in your browser
  • You often connect to PDFs which have URL links
  • You want to use the “Find Full Text” feature in EndNote
  • Use MyNCBI in PubMed
  • Rely on licensed resources not accessible via the Web VPN
  • Prefer uninterrupted access to licensed resources from your own computer
  • Prefer OS-level rather than browser-level access to licensed resources

Let us know how the VPN Client works for you… bmlref@ucdavis.edu OR hslref@ucdavis.edu

The UC Faculty Open Access Policy and what it means for you

October 13th, 2014 by Amy Studer

UC Open Access Policy Learn MoreThe UC Open Access Policy (http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/open-access-policy/ or http://uc-oa.info) was passed by the UC Academic Senate on July 24, 2013, and is going into effect for all UC campuses, including UC Davis, on November 1, 2014.
The policy grants UC faculty the right to make their articles freely available to the public by depositing a pre-publication copy in an open access repository. What does this policy mean for faculty at UC Davis?

Come to this talk by Catherine Mitchell of the California Digital Library (CDL), who will describe the tools and services that CDL is developing to support the policy, and Dr. Robert Powell of Chemical Engineering, who will give background on the policy and its passage through the UC Senate. Afterwards a Q&A panel will be held with the speakers, UC Davis librarians and open access researchers to answer questions and discuss the implications of the policy and open access.

This talk is being held during Open Access Week 2014, an annual international event to raise awareness about open access issues.

  • Catherine Mitchell and Dr. Robert Powell on the UC OA policy: talk and discussion
  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014
  • Shields Library, Nelle Branch Room, 2nd floor (at the far end of the main reading room)
  • 1:30-3:00pm

Questions? Contact Phoebe Ayers, psayers@ucdavis.edu

Problems with Wireless Access to Library Resources?

September 25th, 2014 by Amy Studer

On 9/24/14, Campus IET changed the IP ranges for the campus wireless networks.  Unfortunately, the library was
not notified in a timely manner.  Because library resources are primarily IP-authenticated, individuals using the
wireless to access library resources are currently denied access.

 

Short-term solution:

This will give you an IP address that should provide access to licensed library resources.
If the VPN proves cumbersome see the tip below for Using Google or Google Scholar From the VPN.

 

Long-term solution:
The library and the California Digital Library have been doing everything possible to get wireless access to library resources restored as quickly as possible.  The process of notifying  all our vendors is well underway and once they have the updated IP ranges in place, the short term solution of using the VPN while on campus will no longer be necessary.  Our vendors need to implement the changes on their end, although we have indicated this is a high priority, we don’t control how long this might take on their end.

 

Using Google or Google Scholar from the VPN:
Use these steps to easily access Google or Google Scholar from the VPN.  Enter the appropriate URL (google.com or scholar.google.com) in the box on the upper right of the VPN Home page (see image below).  After entering the URL, click the BROWSE button to the right.

VPN-add-URL-with-google-scholar

Note this works for any URL (e.g., enter sciencemag.org for the journal “Science”).

For additional help with the VPN, see:  “How to Use The VPN” (2 minute video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7cIDzJ2NYk

NIH issues finalized policy on genomic data sharing

September 7th, 2014 by Amy Studer

Image of Genomic Data Sharing Policy logo

On August 26, 2014, the National Institutes of Health has issued a final NIH Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) policy “to promote data sharing as a way to speed the translation of data into knowledge, products and procedures that improve health while protecting the privacy of research participants.”(NIH, August 27, 2014)

According to a post in The Chronicle of Higher Education, “The data-sharing policy, which will take effect with grants awarded in January, will give agency-financed researchers six months to load any genomic data they collect—from human or nonhuman subjects—into a government-established database or a recognized alternative.” (Basken, August 28, 2014)

References and Additional Information:

Basken, P. (August 28, 2014).  NIH Tells Genomic Researchers: ‘You Must Share Data.’  The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Accessed September 7, 2014, from http://chronicle.com/article/NIH-Tells-Genomic-Researchers-/148509/

National Institutes of Health Genomic Data Sharing Governance Committee. (2014). Data use under the NIH GWAS Data Sharing Policy and future directions. Nature Genetics, 46(9), 934-938. doi: 10.1038/ng.3062.  Retrieved September 7, 2014, from http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/v46/n9/full/ng.3062.html

U.S. National Institutes of Health. (2014).  Genomic data sharing.  Accessed September 7, 2014, from http://gds.nih.gov/index.html

U.S. National Institutes of Health.  (August 27, 2014).  NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy (NOT-OD-14-124).  Accessed September 7, 2014, from http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-14-124.html

U.S. National Institutes of Health. (August 27, 2014). NIH issues finalized policy on genomic data sharing.  NIH News & Events Blog.  Accessed September 7, 2014, from http://www.nih.gov/news/health/aug2014/od-27.htm

 

NCBI Workshops at UC Davis

August 9th, 2014 by Amy Studer

NCBI 2014 cropped

September 15 – 16, 2014

Presented by Peter Cooper, PhD & Wayne Matten, PhD
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)

2205 Haring Hall

Pre-registration is complete. 

You are welcome to register on-site, 15 minutes prior to the start of each workshop.

This series of in-person workshops will focus on the following:

Monday, September 15, 2014:

9-11:30am             Navigating NCBI Molecular Data Using the Integrated Entrez System and BLAST

1-3:30pm               NCBI Genomes, Assemblies and Annotation Products: Microbes to Human

Tuesday, September 16, 2014:

9am-11:30am       Advanced NCBI BLAST

1-3:30pm               Gene Expression Resources at NCBI

Workshop format will include lecture and hands-on activities.  Participants are encouraged to bring laptops for practice sessions.  Workshops are free of charge and open to UC Davis faculty, students and staff, as well as others in the Sacramento region.  Guest wireless Internet access will be provided.

Printed handouts will NOT be provided.  Link to course materials:  http://1.usa.gov/1xgMv22

Questions?       Contact hsadmin@lib.ucdavis.edu

 

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