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Return to Regular Hours

The University Library has returned to its regular hours after our extended hours experiment in the spring.  Let us know what you thought about the extended hours at Facebook or Twitter or in person.  We welcome your feedback.  #LLULibextendedhoursall-hours-clipart-1

Summer Hours:

Sun: 10:00am – 11:00pm
M-Th: 7:30am – 11:00pm
F: 7:30am – 2:00pm
Sat: Closed

Library Shelves Looking a Little Bare

Empty Shelves, Del Webb LibraryYou may have noticed that the shelves in the library are looking a bit bare with a noticeable lack of books.  We are in the process of weeding and shifting the collection.  Books from the 1st floor will be moving to the 4th floor and other parts of the library. This is happening so that the collection focuses on supporting academic programs, clinical departments, and other groups particular to Loma Linda University Health, and also to prepare for the renovation of the 1st floor starting this summer.

The Nurse’s Cap [HRC News]

School-of-Nursing007web Sharing the Heritage Research Center‘s article highlighting their History of Nursing Collection.

http://myllu.llu.edu/blogs/hrcnews/2016/04/07/throwbackthursday-the-nurses-cap/

New VisualDx Is Here

The new VisualDX has gone live as of March 1, 2016.  The previous version can currently be reached via the “Previous Version” link at the top of the page.

Look for the following 3 Key Features of the New VisualDX:

newvisualdx_1 1. Visualization of the differential diagnosis using “Sympticons™.” 
Sympticons are what we call symptom or findings icons. They allow for graphical comparison of the key features of each disease. Through visualization, VisualDx Sympticons can speed your patient work-up, recognition, and diagnosis.
newvisualdx_2 2. Emphasis on variant presentations.
In additions to multiple  images of each disease, there are multiple Sympticons capturing key variant presentations. The VisualDx system intelligently re-sorts the pictures and Sympticons so you can see the best match for your patient presentation.
newvisualdx_3 3. Guided questionnaires.
Type in a patient finding or chief complaint then choose to be guided with a questionnaire and/or rapidly type in your patient findings. When working up an unusual patient complaint, VisualDx can help you to remember which questions are relevant to a particular symptom or complaint.

Newly Renovated Student Breakroom is Now Open

Come checkout the library’s newly renovated student breakroom located on the 3rd floor across the walkway bridge.  The room has new flooring, lighting, tables and chairs.  There are two microwaves, vending machines and a sink for your convenience.  So sit back and take a break while enjoying your lunch, dinner or snack.

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Zika Virus Resources

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VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images via http://www.independent.co.uk/

Looking for health information on the Zika Virus?  The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has compiled a list of authoritative resources for health care providers, public health departments, librarians, and others looking for information on the virus and disease.  Information covers topics such as;  general information, travel, epidemiology, laboratory detection and diagnosis, surveillance and control of mosquito vectors, and information in Portuguese and Spanish.  We have put the NLM’s information in our Library Guide of free resources:  http://libguides.llu.edu/aecontent.php?pid=19909&sid=139450.

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ScienceDirect to cease support of Internet Explorer 8 on January 1, 2016

ScienceDirectScienceDirect, features full-text access to major science, technology and medicine journals and books.  On January 1, 2016,  ScienceDirect will no longer support access to these resources from Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 browser.   Modern browser versions such as Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox are fully supported by ScienceDirect.

It is the library’s understanding that the medical center maybe using the outdated Internet Explorer 8 browser.  It is recommended that those affected contact the medical center information services help desk (x48889) to request an update to Internet Explorer or the install of a supported browser to continue to access ScienceDirect after January 1, 2016.  You might also be aware that PubMed dropped support of Internet Explorer 8 as of January 1, 2013.  Many features of PubMed do not display properly in Internet Explorer 8.

Internet Explorer 8 was initially released on March 19, 2009 and was the last IE version supported on Windows XP.  Windows XP support ended April 8, 2014 which effectively ended IE 8.  IE 8 support officially ends January 12, 2016.  The current Internet Explorer version is 11 and has many features that make it more secure.

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Student Break Room Renovation

You may have noticed that the student break room on the third floor of the library stacks building has been torn up and unavailable for some time.  We started renovating it and then were delayed.  Well, the renovation is back on track and nearing completion.  When it’s finished it will have a sink, an instant hot water tap, vending machines, two microwave ovens, and tables for student use.Break Room renovation Break Room Floor 2 crop Break Room floor 3

Printing from Mobile Devices

PharosPrinticon175x175The University Libraries and School of Pharmacy have recently started testing a new way to print from your phone, tablet or other mobile device.

The basic information you need to know: You can email your print documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, txt, Visio) to mobileprint@llu.edu and release them from the University Libraries’ copiers/printer or if you are a Pharmacy student, from the SP labs.

More detailed information can be found at our LibGuide: Mobile Print

 

Introducing the New DynaMed Mobile App

Now it’s easier and faster to get the information you need on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Android device.  The new DynaMed app features a simpler way to authenticate your device and no longer requires you to contact the library for a serial number.

For detailed instructions on installing and authenticating the app, visit our Library Guide.  To see FAQs on using the app, you can visit the EBSCO Support page.

 

 

The new and improved mobile app provides:

  • Improved user experience
  • Seamless authentication
  • Easy access
  • Fully functional mobile usage reporting

Features that meet clinician’s needs:

  • Access content offline
  • Bookmark Favorites
  • Email topics
  • Write and save notes about particular topics

Users download the complete DynaMed content set and periodically receive notifications to update the content.