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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.

Martin Luther King Jr Day Hours

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

 

Library’s Website Changing

libhome1You 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.

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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. 

 

The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and “The Yellow Wall-Paper”

CaptureThe 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. Capture 2