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Stat!Ref: Learning through Audio Pronunciations

How do you best learn? With more and more advanced, interactive multi-media content buzzing around these days, licensing partners are finding that students learn best though audio pronunciations, videos and other multi-dimensional outlets and forums. How is this changing the face of our electronic resources?


Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses, one of STAT!Ref’s most popular resources for nursing, now contains a component that makes it easier for students and practicing nurses to learn about important drug information. STAT!Ref is pleased to announce that audio pronunciations have been added to the monographs in this very important resource!





13th Ed. 2013, ©F.A. Davis Company, April Hazard Vallerand PhD, RN, FAAN & Cynthia A. Sanoski BS, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS

Life-saving Guidance at a Glance

  • New audio pronunciations in all monographs
  • Medication pictures in some monographs
  • Red tab for high alert medications, plus in-depth high alert and patient safety coverage
  • Red, capitalized letters for life-threatening side effects
  • Drug-drug, drug-food, drug-natural product interactions
  • Pedi, Geri, OB, and Lactation cautions
  • IV Administration subheads
  • REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies) icon
  • Pharmacogenomic content
  • Canadian-specific
  • Updates quarterly!

Originally posted on the Stat!Ref blog: http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00e54eff5c268834017d40496309970c


EndNote and PubMed Classes

  Having trouble searching, or managing all the information you do find?  Acquire skills to become more efficient at finding and managing information at the following classes.  Open to students, staff, and faculty–all are welcome!


Tuesday, February 21, 3-4pm

Centennial Complex – Conference Center – 4th Floor

PubMed Tips and Tricks

Thursday, February 23, 1:40 – 2:30pm

Centennial Complex – Conference Center – 4th Floor

Introducing a new way to search CDC resources and TOXNET

A search in the database  STAT!Ref now also gives you results from TOXNET databases and four Centers for Disease Control resources; CDC Pink Book, CDC Yellow Book, The Community Guide, and Morbidity Mortality Weekly.

TOXNET, short for TOXicology Data NETwork, consists of many databases concerning toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and related areas. It is managed by the Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program (TEHIP) in the Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) of the National Library of Medicine (NLM).  To learn more about TOXNET, check out the fact sheet from the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

STAT!Ref cross-searches the following TOXNET databases:

*Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB)     *Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)     *International Toxicity Estimates for Risk (ITER)     *Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System (CCRIS)     *Genetic Toxicology (GENE-TOX)     *Tox Town®     *Drugs and Lactation ( LacMed)     *Carcingenic Potency Database (CPDB)     *Comparative Toxicogenomics Database (CTD)

To access these resources, merely perform a search in STAT!Ref from the library databases as you normally would and look for the Additional Resources column on the left.

UpToDate webinar series announcement

UpToDate Introduces Graphics Search

If you have ever needed an image or graphic to use in a class, paper, or presentation, you have likely used Images.MD (now a part of the Medical and Life Science collection of images on Springer Images), an image database we have made available for some time.  You now have another option.  UpToDate, a database primarily used clinically, now offers a graphics search.  Keep in mind that UpToDate is only available on campus.  For more information, see their flyer below.

Take advantage of Science.gov

We recently added Science.gov to our Libguide of free resources Science.gov not only serves as a gateway to more than 42 scientific databases and more than 2000 scientific websites from organizations with 14 federal science agencies, it also finds science images.  Images include animal and plant, weather and space, and earth and sun images and more.  No registration is required.  To search for images, merely select the Image Search link under Special Collections (bottom right).

Photographer: C. Clark Credit: NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library; OAR/ERL/National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL)

EndNote Classes

Need help managing references?   EndNote software, provided by the university, helps manage your references and also creates bibliographies and in-text citations on the fly.  Learn how to download and use the software at one of the training sessions coordinated by the Library in conjunction with the Helpdesk.

Three identical sessions are planned:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 2
  • Monday, Nov. 15
  • Wednesday, Dec. 1

All sessions will be held in Del E. Webb Library Room 405 from noon to 1 p.m. Space is limited to 20 per session, so please RSVP to gsehgal@llu.edu to reserve a spot.

If possible, each attendee should bring a laptop; however, a computer is not required to attend.

Additional assistance is available by appointment.

For more information, contact Gurmeet K Sehgal by phone at 909–558–4300, ext. 47561, or by email at gsehgal@llu.edu.

Friday-lite links: interesting chatter from across the web

Tagging: what it can do for you

Tags are simple keywords you assign online to a piece of information. These words, or tags, categorize the information in a way that makes sense to you. You can later search for the information by searching by the tag.

Make tags on the library website work for you and others in the LLU community.  A resource commonly known by a name other than its official title can be tagged with that common name.  For example, medical students often refer to the Graduate Medical Education Directory as the “green book.” When you’ve found the resource you want, click on the title and you’ll see the “Add a tag” area directly below the title.  You will be asked to log in to enter your tag (use the university username and password you use for email on campus, or for Blackboard).

Teaching a class?  You can tag the resources for your class the way you want and then direct students to use your tag.

If you have more ideas for tags, any comments or questions, feel free to comment below.