The library is currently running a trial of 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!
We only have the trial until Dec. 17,2013. I would appreciate your feedback via https://llu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bKMnJjAYuCSTEcR by Dec. 23, 2013 while we consider subscribing to this service.
Over the Thanksgiving break the ceiling tiles on the third floor of the library will be removed. Then during the Christmas break a new ceiling grid, new LED lights, and new ceiling tiles will be installed. On Wednesday, November 27th, the entire third floor will be closed so that the work can start. The third floor computers and the print release station are being moved to the basement, Room 101, and will be available for use there. The group study rooms will not be available on Wednesday, the 27th, or on Sunday, December 1st. They will be back in use by December 2nd and will remain in use until Christmas break begins, December 13th. When Christmas break begins the entire third floor will again be closed until the project is complete, January of 2014. We thank you for your patience as we continue to upgrade the library space.
Today the new lounge furniture arrived for the 4th floor of the Del E. Webb Memorial Library remodel. Stop by and take a look. The study tables have power outlets for your devices and to do the circular ottomans.
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.
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:
- 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).
- Create your personal username and password as instructed.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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
Thomson 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.
The 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
Welcome back for winter quarter. The library is back to regular hours of operation:
Sunday: 10:00am to 11:00pm
Monday – Thursday: 7:30am to 11:00pm
Friday: 7:30am to 2:00pm
The fourth floor of the Del E. Webb Memorial Library continues to be closed due to construction. New lighting has been installed as well as the framework for the new ceiling.
You may have noticed that we have not replaced the carpet on the fourth floor since the flood this summer…well we have been busy planning! We are going to renovate the entire floor. That’s right — new ceiling, new LED lighting, new carpet, and complete new look. Work will start on Thursday, December 13th with preparation for removing the current ceiling. On Monday, December 17th the ceiling comes down and we start in earnest. The fourth floor will be closed during the Christmas break and work on the fourth floor will continue into January. We are so excited that we will have a beautiful new study space for you when the project is completed.