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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.


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.


New! VisualDX: Diagnostic Clinical Decision Support Tool


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.


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

New Names for 9 Specialty Archives Journals from the American Medical Association

jama networkThe 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.