You 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 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.
Sunday: 7:30am – midnight
M-Th: 7:30am – midnight
Fri: 7:30am – 6:00pm
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:
||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.
||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.
||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.
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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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.
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.
To 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.
The University Library hours for the Martin Luther King Jr weekend are:
Sunday, January 17: CLOSED
Monday, January 18: Open from 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
You may have noticed changes to many of LLUH’s web pages. The Library website will also get an update, with changes rolling out on Monday, January 11. The new design will feature popular links and resources on the homepage, as well as easy to follow navigation on each subpage. The Library continues to offer the same great resources, just in a new design package.
ScienceDirect, 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.