Archive for the ‘Trials’ Category
We have a trial for Isabel via Dynamed. Isabel is a diagnosis checklist system. The trial ends April 30th 2013.
Comments or questions: email@example.com or contact your department’s library liaison.
We have a trial set up for VisualDx through May 15th. It is integrated into UpToDate but you can also access VisualDx by itself.
If you access VisualDx through UpToDate, you can see results that include an orange VDx icon that says “see images in VisualDx.”
VisualDx is a digital medical image library. More information
App information: From inside the VisualDx platform, you can click on the “Get free app” link in the middle of the home page to receive an individual username & password for the mobile version. From within your mobile device, search for VisualDx under apps, and download to the mobile device. When prompted for the u/p enter the one that was emailed to you.
If you have feedback about the trial, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We have trial access to AMA Manual of Style from February 12-March 14, 2013, so take a look and let us know what you think!
AMA Manual of Style Online offers the full text of the 10th edition with extensive search and browse options, policy updates made in real time, an SI conversion calculator, learning and training resources, monthly commentary, and more.
For questions or comments: email@example.com
For the first few weeks the new MacBook Pro at the library will circulate for 4 hours, allowing throngs of mac-happy singletons to give it a whirl and share nice. Further down the road, say voices from inside the many study rooms in the info commons, HSL plans to circulate it for a slightly longer period and experiment. Along with the Macbook, a couple of Apple i-pads make up the emerging inventory of cool and nifty devices students and campus users can try out. Two dell laptops may also exist; “it’s being looked into” library insiders report; and various regulars at the library whisper that the dells are slightly outdated. Students who tend to like the quiet of the second floor and its east windows only mutter that the Dell laptops are good enough for a couple of hours of quiet work in the library with a cup of coffee courtesy of the Wolfgang Puck coffee machine on the first floor.
For details, stop at the desk and ask us anytime about any of this. And tell us what’s on your mind as a user of the library on the AMC.
From the publisher:
Nursing Reference Center (NRC) provides a user-friendly point-of-care resource intended for staff nurses, nurse administrators, nursing students, nurse faculty, and hospital librarians. It delivers the best available and most recent clinical evidence and knowledge on conditions and diseases via a nursing-specific graphical interface.
NRC is accessible from a patient’s bedside, nursing station, kiosk, office, or home. Clinical care data included in NRC consists of:
- CINAHL Nursing Guide –Over 3,500 evidence-based lessons on procedures, diseases and conditions, legal cases and drugs. This includes:
- 2,700+ Care Sheets and Lessons
- 700+ Legal Cases
- 300+ Research Instruments
- 500+ Continuing Education Full Text Documents
- Patient Education – Over 4,000 Health Library documents available in both English and Spanish.
- Health Nursing News – HealthDay News with daily FDA, clinical, and drug updates.
Patient care planning and access to detailed drug information is simplified via embedded HTML copies of F.A. Davis’s Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications, F.A. Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses and Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary.
Based on numerous requests from students, the Health Sciences Library has made a refrigerator available to library users. This is a pilot to see if a fridge will be used, what size fridge might be needed, and if the fridge can be kept clean.
The fridge is located on the 1st floor of the Health Sciences Library in the same space as the vending machines and the microwave. The library is not responsible for items placed in the fridge. All items should be dated as the fridge will be emptied every Sunday. Items with no date on them, or that are older than a week, will be thrown away.
If you have questions or would like more information please contact the Health Sciences Library at (303) 724-2152 or AskHSL@lists.ucdenver.edu.
The Health Sciences Library is offering a free trial of Springer Protocols on the library’s website (hslibrary.ucdenver.edu) through October 31, 2010. Springer Protocols has the largest number of online protocols – 18,000 with 2,000 added annually – including contemporary and alternative versions. Researchers can find the right protocol for their lab set-up including step-by-step laboratory instructions, lists of the necessary equipment and ingredients, and notes on troubleshooting and safety precautions. Springer Protocols features content from several print series including Methods in Molecular Biology, Methods in Molecular Medicine, Methods in Biotechnology, Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Neuromethods.
The Health Sciences Library is offering a free trial of Natural Standard on the library’s website (hslibrary.ucdenver.edu) through August 31, 2010. Natural Standard offers clinical decision support for dietary supplements, herbs, vitamins, minerals, non-prescription drugs, functional foods, diets, complementary practices (modalities), exercises, and medical conditions with an integrative approach to healthcare. Natural Standard features:
- Up to date information on thousands of topics
- Foreign language articles included in literature capture
- Comparative efficacy charts with validated & reproducible evidence grades
- News and events- scientific research updates, products recalls, contaminants, regulatory affairs
- Interaction checker screens international drugs, herbs, foods, supplements, nutrient depletion, labs, brand names, generics, OTCs
- Adverse Effects, Precautions/Contraindications, Dosing/Toxicology, Products Studied, Interactions, Pregnancy/Lactation Data, Medical Conditions, Genomics/Proteomics
- Pharmacology/Mechanism of Action, Pharmacodynamics/Kinetics, Evidence Table, Clinical Trial Analysis, 3rd Party Tested Brands
- Symptom checker, interactive calculators, blog, audio, podcast
- CE modules for multiple healthcare disciplines
The Health Sciences Library will continue a pilot of extended hours in the Fall Semester 2010. Starting August 16th the Library will remain open until midnight Sundays through Thursdays through December 16th.
Over the years, the Health Sciences Library has received numerous requests from students for longer hours of operation. In November 2009, the Library extended hours of operation to 1 am Sundays through Thursdays in a trial to determine whether the extension was sustainable. After an assessment in April 2010 of usage during the trial, and with the advice of student representatives serving on the AMC’s Academic Support Advisory Committee, the Library’s leadership decided to extend the trial into Fall Semester 2010 but to cut back by one hour and close at midnight.
During the trial, Library staff conducted an hourly census of users in the building, beginning at 11 pm through to closing at 1 am. The following table details those findings:
|Average # Customers, Fall ‘09||Average # Customers, Spring ‘10|
|11 pm – 12 m||18||13|
|12 m – 1 am||9||6|
During Fall Semester’s examination period, the average number increased by one for both hour blocks. Library staff are interested in obtaining additional feedback from our student users about extended hours, and will be conducting “mini-surveys” this Fall to add to the census data.
For more information about the extended hours pilot, please contact Douglas Stehle, Head of Access [firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-724-2139] or Jerry Perry, Director [email@example.com, 303-724-2133].
For current library hours and the most up to date information, see our website at http://hslibrary.ucdenver.edu/about/hours.php.