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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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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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New Web Design and Internet Explorer

The Library’s new web design has been out for a while now and we are hearing about issues with Internet Explorer.  In fact, the issues with Internet Explorer also affect the entire LLU website.  The new web design works best with the most recent Internet Explorer versions (versions 10 and 11) and Compatibility mode must be turned off.  Compatibility mode was built into Internet Explorer for older websites to be compatible.  Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge browsers do not have issues with the new web design.

compatibilityviewTo turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer 11, click on the gear icon and look for the Compatibility View settings option in the dropdown menu. For Internet Explorer 10, tap the Alt key and pull down the Tools menu then look for the Compatibility View settings option.  Make sure that library.llu.edu is NOT listed nor *.llu.edu.  Once this change is made, the library’s website will display properly in Internet Explorer.

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. 

 

Library Renovation – What’s next?

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The third floor renovation is nearly complete, only a few details to finish up on.  So what’s next?  The basement.  Changes in the basement will be fairly major.  The south half of the floor will house the IT help desk  as well as the rest of the IT team that are now housed near the Randall Amphitheater.   There will also be a suite of academic offices on the south west wall.  The remaining north half of the floor will be designed for quiet individual study space.   Work is ongoing on the plans with construction scheduled to begin in late spring.

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Used Book Sale!

Need a break from studying, or are you finally finished with finals?  Come take a look at our book sale under the stairs in our lobby.

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The books are on a wide variety of topics and are frequently replenished; currently we have quite a few on different historical topics including wars, spies, notable court cases, Russia, Great Britain, and many other countries.

Short on time?  We have a large collection of older Readers Digest condensed books.

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Tired of reading?  Consider picking up some books to create art and crafts.  Peruse our wall of book art ideas from around the web and get inspired.  And when you do create something, take a picture and share it with us on our Facebook wall!  Feel free to take a look at some of the images we already posted in the comments on Facebook.

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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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