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SDA 150th Anniversary Exhibit on display at the Heritage Research Center

This overview of Adventist history on twelve fascinating banners can be viewed at the Heritage Research Center (HRC), attached to the library and next to Megan Hall.  To read more about this exhibit, visit the HRC blog: http://myllu.llu.edu/blogs/hrcnews/

Can’t make it to see the exhibit in person?  See pictures on HRC’s Facebook page.

 

3rd Floor Group Study Rooms Closed

The group study rooms on 3rd floor are in the process of being painted and will not be available for check-out through this week.

We hope to be able to reopen the rooms by the end of the week, if not sooner.

Look for an announcement for when the group study rooms will be available.  Follow our Twitter Feed for group study room availability.

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You Are Invited! Improve your research skills!

Please join us for the following LLU Library sponsored presentations at the Faculty Development Showcase, February 25-28, 2014:

Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 9:00 am

Unraveling the Web of Science”, Doug Nguyen, Customer Education Specialist, Thomson Reuters.

Have you used the Web of Science database lately?  This one hour presentation will help you do more effective topic, author, and organization searches in the newly redesigned Web of Science. Learn how to work with your search results using the Analyze Results and Create Citation Report tools. There will be some time for Q&A at the end of the session.  The Del E. Webb Library’s subscription to Web of Science includes:  WOS Core Collection (Science Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index), BIOSIS Previews, Medline, SciELO Citation Index, and Journal Citation Reports (impact factors).

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 10:00 am

The Cochrane Collaboration and Systematic Reviews”,   Tora Horvath, Managing Editor, Cochrane HIV/AIDS Group

Systematic Reviews Demystified!   This featured presentation is intended to help practicing clinicians and clinical researchers in synthesizing research into useful evidence by learning how to use and conduct systematic reviews.  Tara Horvath will address the core methods for conducting systematic reviews of the scientific literature, and will focus on the rigorous, high-quality reviews of the Cochrane Collaboration.  Cochrane systematic reviews help clinicians, public health practitioners, policy makers and consumers in making evidence-based health care decisions, and provide direct translation of cutting-edge research into practice.   The Cochrane Library database is available to all LLUH entities through the site license provided by the Del E. Webb Library.

3rd Floor Open for Study

The Del E. Webb Memorial Library’s  3rd floor reopened for study on Monday, January 27.  The 3rd floor sports a new ceiling and new LED lighting that brightens up the space.  Still scheduled for completion is to replace the ceiling and lights in the study rooms and staff areas on 3rd.  Also, the university has approved replacing the carpet, furniture and repainting the 3rd floor.  This work is being planned now for the spring break time frame.  We are looking forward to re-inventing the library space for a more collaborative, technological and relaxing learning area.

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[Update] Discover Scholarly Journals, Stay Current in Your Reading

browzineThe library has purchased BrowZine, a new application for tablets (iOS & Android) that allows you to browse, read, and follow thousands of the library’s top scholarly journals in a format optimized for your iPad or Android tablet!

To learn more about BrowZine, watch a 2-minute video called ”BrowZine On-Campus“.

BrowZine delivers top journals in Biomedical and Health Sciences, Dentistry and Nursing  such as JAMA, Nature, Journal of Public Health Dentistry and the American Journal of Critical Care.

With BrowZine, you can:

  • Browse and read journals:  browse journals by subject, easily review tables of contents, and download full articles.
    • Aggregator Platforms: access to supported publishers via EBSCO, ProQuest, and Ovid platforms (available in November).
  • Create your own bookshelf:  add journals to your personal bookshelf and be notified when new articles are published.
    • New Article Notification: be notified when new articles are published (available in November for iOS and early 2014 for Android).
  • Save and export articles:  Save articles for off-line reading or export to services such as DropBox, Papers, Mendeley, RefWorks, Zotero, and more.

To learn more and start using BrowZine today, visit http://thirdiron.com/download/ or search for BrowZine in your device’s app store.

Getting started is easy! Download BrowZine to your tablet for free.  When initially launching BrowZine, select Loma Linda University (or Loma Linda Medical Center for MC users) from the drop down list.  Enter your LLUAHSC credentials (same as library login) and start exploring BrowZine!

Third Iron welcomes you to follow their progress on Facebook or Twitter and reminds you to watch for notifications when updates are available. We hope you enjoy using BrowZine!

ClinicalKey Replaces MDConsult at LLUH effective August 9, 2013

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What is ClinicalKey?

ClinicalKey includes the MDConsult database but with expanded content including hundreds of additional eBooks, eJournals, guidelines, videos, images, First Consult, Procedures Consult, and more into one platform with a single-search interface.   The University Libraries has purchased an LLUH enterprise-wide site license to ClinicalKey.

Please begin to transition from MDConsult to ClinicalKey now (from on-site) at www.clinicalkey.com.   You will be able to find links to ClinicalKey from all of the same places you now can find MDConsult (the Library’s home page, the VIP Intranet Clinical Desktop, etc.).

For more information you need to know about ClinicalKey, such as remote access options and creating a personal account, please see the ClinicalKey tab on the Clinicians Library User Guide.   

Why are we switching to ClinicalKey?

Elsevier is phasing out MDConsult and replacing it with ClinicalKey.    They will cease updating the MDConsult platform December 2013 and only update content through 2014.    Elsevier offered the Library several ways to migrate to ClinicalKey.    The University Library chose the most cost effective option which is to migrate now, July 2013.     MDConsult will continue to be available for Loma Linda University Health entities through August 9, 2013, after which it will no longer be available.

New! VisualDX: Diagnostic Clinical Decision Support Tool

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The University Libraries recently purchased an enterprise-wide site license to VisualDX, a diagnostic clinical decision support tool of over 1,200 pediatric and adult conditions with over 25,000 images.  Physicians can search by diagnosis, build a patient-specific differential, or look up drug-induced adverse reactions by medication.  VisualDx aids in the identification of dermatologic, infectious, genetic, metabolic, nutritional and occupational diseases, benign and malignant growths, drug-induced conditions, and other injuries.

LLU’s license to VisualDx includes on-site and remote mobile access. VisualDx Mobile is available as native iPhone, iPad, and Android apps.  Follow these instructions to get the mobile app:

  1. Launch VisualDx while on-site from the Library or the VIP Intranet and click “Get our free app… Learn how” (center of VisualDx homepage) or “Get VisualDx Mobile” (top right of page).
  2. Create your personal username and password as instructed.
  3. Once you have a username and password, you can download the free VisualDx Mobile app on your mobile device from the iTunes Store or from Google Play.
  4. Launch the VisualDx app from your device and sign in using the username and password you created.

Find more detailed information about VisualDX  in the Clinicians” Library User Guide.

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MedCalc 3000 Now Available Via the STAT!Ref Mobile App

FREE Resource MedCalc 3000 Now Available  

Via the STAT!Ref Mobile App

 

Did you know that MedCalc 3000 is now available FREE to every subscriber via the STAT!Ref Mobile App? Listed under “M” in the App, MedCalc 3000 is a collection of over 520 calculators, clinical criteria sets and decision trees that are indispensable to anyone practicing, teaching or studying evidence-based medicine.

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MedCalc 3000, used most effectively as a point of care tool, is now in its ideal format via mobile access, available anytime and anywhere. Given the popularity of this resource, STAT!Ref users will surely take advantage of its availability in this convenient format!

Users can simply download the STAT!Ref Mobile App and configure it to their subscription, including MedCalc 3000 under “M” in the title list.   For instructions on downloading the App and setting up your username and password in order to use it, please see the Library’s Mobile Libguide – Stat!Ref tab at:  http://libguides.llu.edu/content.php?pid=82943&sid=685510

EndNote iPad App

en-ipad-hdr_s5Thomson Reuters, the producers of the EndNote desktop application, recently announced the availability of an EndNote iPad app.  The EndNote app works in conjunction with your EndNote Web account and your EndNote desktop library via EndNote Sync on current EndNote platforms.

The EndNote app is available via iTunes  and is current on sale for only $0.99 until July 31st.  The regular price is listed as $9.99.

The University Libraries will be reviewing the EndNote app and report on its capabilities reference/citation management.

Initial impressions are good as long as you link your EndNote desktop with EndNote Web.  An update to your EndNote desktop maybe necessary to enable EndNote Sync.  In Windows EndNote X6, an update was necessary to bring the software up to version X6.0.1.  EndNote updates can be found under the “Help” menu and is called “EndNote Program Updates…”  To connect your EndNote desktop application to EndNote Web, go to “Help” and click on “EndNote Web” then follow the instructions.

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Automated Card Machine is Back

2013-02-19 16.25.33The automated card machine is back and better than ever.  The card machine is on the 3rd floor, at the top of the stairs, in the Del E. Webb Memorial Library.  At the card machine you can:

  • Add money to your badge or vending card
  • Purchase a vending card for $1.00
  • Check your badge or card balance
  • Conclude with a receipt