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NLM Exihibit – Frankenstein

2016-07-05 16.36.09Come by the library lobby and see the traveling NLM Exhibit:

Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature explores the power of the Frankenstein story to expose hidden fears of science and technology—both in the original novel and shaped into new forms, such as plays, films, and comics. Captivating audiences for 200 years, as scientists have gained new knowledge, the Frankenstein story remains like a warning beacon, throwing its unsettling beam upon human efforts to penetrate the secrets of nature.” (NLM website)

The exhibit was returned to the NLM on August 3, 2016.

Closed for Independence Day

Independence-DayThe Del E. Webb Memorial Library will be closed for the Independence Day Holiday, Monday, July 4, 2016.

Sunday hours are from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm.

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/

Extended Library Hours

The University Libraries is offering extended hours this Spring 2016 quarter.  Major changes include: open early on Sundays, open until midnight during the week and close late on Fridays.  These hours are in effect from April 3 to June 19.

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M-Th:                    7:30am – midnight

Fri:                          7:30am – 6:00pm

Sat:                        Closed

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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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.