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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

 

 

Elsevier Webinar on 3/7/16: Pure & ORCID Working Together

March 2nd, 2016 by Deanna Johnson

ORCID is an international leader in connecting researchers to their research and Pure is a best-in-class research information system that helps universities maintain trusted records about researcher activity on campus. Elsevier is proud to announce that now the curated data from Pure can now be synced to ORCID, increasing the number of Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) tied to ORCIDs.

To celebrate the connection, Pure and ORCID are co-hosting a joint webinar along with Professor Thomas Ryberg, a specialist in networked learning, knowledge sharing and digital practices at Aalborg University.

What will be discussed:

A researcher’s point of view on ORCID, Pure and linking researchers to research
How pushing more DOIs into ORCID can benefit the research ecosystem
An overview of how Pure shares information with ORCID

Speakers

Thomas Ryberg,
Professor, Aalborg University

Josh Brown,
Regional Director, Europe, ORCID

Manya Buchan,
Pure Product Manager, Elsevier

Time
Monday March 7, 2016
7:00 San Francisco
10:00 New York/Boston

Register Here

Oxford Medicine Online – a collection of over 800 books

August 25th, 2015 by Bruce Abbott

The Library has begun a year long trial of Oxford Medicine Online.

Link to OMO: http://oxfordmedicine.com/

Link to OMO through the VPN: https://vpn.lib.ucdavis.edu/,DanaInfo=oxfordmedicine.com,SSO=U+

Oxford Medicine Online is home to Oxford University Press’ prestigious medical publishing, bringing together authoritative texts by world-renowned authors. With over 800 titles currently available, these highly-regarded titles include the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine and works from the Mayo Clinic Scientific Press, available online for the first time, plus a question and answer toolkit to help you prepare for the Board Exams.

Review Articles in BioMed Central Journals Now Open Access

January 22nd, 2015 by Deanna Johnson

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BioMed Central publishes 274 open access journals in biology and medicine.

More than 60 subject-specific journals are in the BMC series

A number of the titles in BioMed Central’s portfolio are journals that transferred and converted from the subscription model to open access.

Review articles in the following journals will no longer require a subscription to read; they will be open access like the rest of the BioMed Central portfolio.

Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy

Arthritis Research & Therapy

Breast Cancer Research

Critical Care

Genome Biology

Genome Medicine

Stem Cell Research & Therapy

Henry Stewart Talks added to University Library collection

January 22nd, 2015 by Deanna Johnson

Henry Stewart Talks

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UC Davis University Library has licensed the Henry Stewart Talks Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection for 2015. This collection currently contains 1800 lectures, of various lengths, by leading world experts.

Additional lectures are added monthly, a running list of which may be viewed here.

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Recent lectures include:

EndNote Capture Plug-In

May 7th, 2014 by Amy Studer

Did you know there’s a button you can add to your web browser’s toolbar that will quickly open an EndNote library record form and pull citation information in from a webpage?

This is a great feature if you happen upon a citation, book, or webpage that doesn’t offer an Import to EndNote option.
To learn more and install the Capture plug-in:
1.  Sign in to EndNote Web
2.  Select the Options tab –> Download Installers
3. Follow the instructions for the “Capture Reference” button to install it on your toolbar:

 

EndNote_Plug_In

When you find a webpage that you would like to add to EndNote, click on the “Capture Reference” button and a new EndNote record will be populated.  You may need to manually enter some of the information (for example, in the following case author needs to be added.)  You then have the option of saving the record to EndNote Web or EndNote installed on your computer.

EndNote_Capture_2

For EndNote questions, contact a librarian at:  hslref@lib.ucdavis.edu or mclref@ucdavis.edu

 

Scopus: Access for 2014

February 23rd, 2014 by Amy Studer

During the 2014 calendar year, UC faculty, staff, and students will be able to access the Scopus database.   Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, including some 50 million records, 21,000 titles and 5,000 publishers, and includes tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

Scopus search interface (UC Davis computer network or VPN access required):

http://www.scopus.com/

See the Facts and Figures flyer or Content Overview page for more information about Scopus.