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.
Congratulations to Ashlee from Allied Health who won the University Libraries’ Scavenger Hunt for the Back to School Bash.
Photos from the Bash can be found at our Facebook and Instagram sites
The Scavenger Hunt contest is now over. Thank you for all that participated. We will be announcing the winner tomorrow, Sept. 25.
Follow the mining helmet on the University Library’s social media websites. Each site will indicate the next step and may require you to post a comment. The final location will feature a quick survey to gather entries. This contest is for LLU students only; staff, faculty and other non-LLU students are not eligible. The winner will be determined by a random drawing from those participants that fully complete the scavenger hunt before 7:00pm, Tuesday, September 24.
Sunday — Closed
Monday — 6pm-11pm
Recognizing our nation’s workers and their contribution to the country.
George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress): http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/4465066868/
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.
Thursday, July 4th – Closed
The library will re-open on Friday and resume its regular operating schedule. Please note that the Heritage Research Center is closed on Friday.
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