The library is currently hosting the banner exhibition entitled, The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and “The Yellow Wall-Paper”. In the late nineteenth century, at a time when women were challenging traditional ideas about gender that excluded them from political and intellectual life, medical and scientific experts drew on notions of female weakness to justify inequality between the sexes. Artist and writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who was discouraged from pursuing a career to preserve her health, rejected these ideas in a terrifying short story titled, “The Yellow Wall-Paper.” The famous tale served as an indictment of the medical profession and the social conventions restricting women’s professional and creative opportunities.
Click here to view the online exhibition
The banner exhibition will be on display on the third floor of the Del E. Webb Memorial Library until March 21, 2015.
This exhibition, curated by Manon Parry, is brought to you by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.
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.
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.
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.
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
The nine specialty Archives Journals published by the American Medical Association in The JAMA Network have changed their names as of January 1, 2013.
The journals have been renamed JAMA Dermatology, JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, JAMA Internal Medicine, JAMA Neurology, JAMA Ophthalmology, JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, JAMA Pediatrics, JAMA Psychiatry and JAMA Surgery. Two of the specialty journals had their new names shortened: the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine has become JAMA Pediatrics and the Archives of General Psychiatry in now known as JAMA Psychiatry. For a list of old/new names and old/new ISSNs, please visit http://jamanetwork.com/SS/New_ISSNs.aspx.
The University Library has online subscriptions to all of the titles and has print subscriptions to all of them except JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. The print issues can be found in their new locations following JAMA in the Current Browsing area on the 3rd floor and in the 3rd floor journal stacks.
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.
Did you know our catalog can now search the Loma Linda University’s Digital Archive? Try it out such as searching for “Burden Hall” from the catalog search. Also look for image results from the “LLU Digital Archive” facet on the left of the search result page.