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Isabel adds Merck Manual Professional to its Knowledge pages

On October 3rd, Isabel Adult & Pediatrics added free integrated access to the extensive content in Merck Manual Professional.  You will see Merck as a choice in the top left hand side of the Isabel Knowledge pages, where integrated resources are placed.

You Are Invited! Improve your research skills!

Please join us for the following LLU Library sponsored presentations at the Faculty Development Showcase, February 25-28, 2014:

Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 9:00 am

Unraveling the Web of Science”, Doug Nguyen, Customer Education Specialist, Thomson Reuters.

Have you used the Web of Science database lately?  This one hour presentation will help you do more effective topic, author, and organization searches in the newly redesigned Web of Science. Learn how to work with your search results using the Analyze Results and Create Citation Report tools. There will be some time for Q&A at the end of the session.  The Del E. Webb Library’s subscription to Web of Science includes:  WOS Core Collection (Science Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index), BIOSIS Previews, Medline, SciELO Citation Index, and Journal Citation Reports (impact factors).


Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 10:00 am

The Cochrane Collaboration and Systematic Reviews”,   Tora Horvath, Managing Editor, Cochrane HIV/AIDS Group

Systematic Reviews Demystified!   This featured presentation is intended to help practicing clinicians and clinical researchers in synthesizing research into useful evidence by learning how to use and conduct systematic reviews.  Tara Horvath will address the core methods for conducting systematic reviews of the scientific literature, and will focus on the rigorous, high-quality reviews of the Cochrane Collaboration.  Cochrane systematic reviews help clinicians, public health practitioners, policy makers and consumers in making evidence-based health care decisions, and provide direct translation of cutting-edge research into practice.   The Cochrane Library database is available to all LLUH entities through the site license provided by the Del E. Webb Library.

ClinicalKey Replaces MDConsult at LLUH effective August 9, 2013

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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.

New! VisualDX: Diagnostic Clinical Decision Support Tool


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:

  1. 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).
  2. Create your personal username and password as instructed.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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EndNote iPad App

en-ipad-hdr_s5Thomson Reuters, the producers of the EndNote desktop application, recently announced the availability of an EndNote iPad app.  The EndNote app works in conjunction with your EndNote Web account and your EndNote desktop library via EndNote Sync on current EndNote platforms.

The EndNote app is available via iTunes  and is current on sale for only $0.99 until July 31st.  The regular price is listed as $9.99.

The University Libraries will be reviewing the EndNote app and report on its capabilities reference/citation management.

Initial impressions are good as long as you link your EndNote desktop with EndNote Web.  An update to your EndNote desktop maybe necessary to enable EndNote Sync.  In Windows EndNote X6, an update was necessary to bring the software up to version X6.0.1.  EndNote updates can be found under the “Help” menu and is called “EndNote Program Updates…”  To connect your EndNote desktop application to EndNote Web, go to “Help” and click on “EndNote Web” then follow the instructions.


Endnote X6 is now available for Windows and Mac at myLLU

What’s New in EndNote X6?
The current release of EndNote includes the following new features.

  • Update and synchronize your references in EndNote desktop and EndNote Web by the click of a button. Maintain and synchronize the references in your EndNote library with the references in your EndNote Web library even across multiple computers.
  • Change Layout options to match your monitor and preferences, such as showing the Preview, Reference, and PDF Viewer panels on the right side of the screen to fit widescreen monitors.
  • Open PDFs in a separate tabbed Reference / PDF window for viewing references or annotating PDF files.
  • Apply a rating to each of your references. Search your EndNote library by selecting the Rating option from the Field list.
  • Apply a Read or Unread tag to your references from the Library window or the Reference window in order to track which references you have reviewed during your research. Set rating preferences to have EndNote automatically mark references as read after viewing in the Reference, Preview, and PDF Viewer panels or after changing the rating of a reference.
  • Copy or Move the contents of one field to another field without losing the original text formatting style.
  • Change the case of field data from the Reference window. Options include Sentence case, lowercase, UPPERCASE, Every Word, and tOGGLE cASE.
  • Change the case of field data for all references currently “showing” in the Library window by using the Change/Move/Copy Fields command.
  • Select different author name formats for short forms of full reference footnotes.
  • Edit full reference footnote citations to exclude author name, year, or author/year.
  • E-mail a selected reference with or without file attachments to your colleagues.
  • Retrieve records in XML format from online search databases.

Watch the video on What’s New in Endnote X6

Top 10 Things to Remember about EndNote
1.EndNote does not replace the style manual. It will make it easier to follow the manual, but you will still need the manual.
2.Garbage in, garbage out. So check your import results, especially when working with sources such as Google Scholar that may have inconsistent data.
3.Use one EndNote library for all of your writing. It will make your life easier in the long run.
4.Use the Edit Citation command to make changes to citations in documents. Trying to make changes on the screen risks corrupting the EndNote citations.
5.If you are using footnote styles, your word processor controls the numbering and placement of the footnote and EndNote controls the formatting. So you will first need to insert the footnote using your word processor, then insert the EndNote citation into that footnote.
6.EndNote provides five ways of importing references:

  • Online search
  • Direct export
  • Importing text files
  • Importing PDF files

Through the Capture button in EndNote Web, which can import one record at a time into either an EndNote or an End-Note Web library.The method you use will depend on which databases you need to work with. Talk to your librarian about searching online databases. They can tell you which databases you have available to you and the best way of searching them.
7.Online search uses the Z39.50 Internet protocol, a standard protocol that was developed just for searching and retrieving bibliographic data. It has limitations.

  • It does not work through proxy servers.
  • It does not use the same port your browser uses.
  • It is not the same protocol your browser uses.

8.EndNote can be customized.
9.For collaboration, use the EndNote Web feature set in EndNote to store references online where your entire project team can access them.
10.Back up your EndNote Libraries.

UpToDate Subscription Cancellation

The Library’s subscription to UpToDate will end on May 31, 2012.     Unfortunately, the cost to continue the subscription would be prohibitively expensive for the University Library to maintain.

The Library, in conjunction with the Medical Center, provides other quality point-of-care tools,  which you can use instead.  Find these point-of-care tools on the VIP Intranet Clinical Desktop and on the LLU Libraries Databases page:

DynaMed is an evidence-based clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health-care professionals for use primarily at the point-of-care.  It contains clinically-organized summaries for over 3200 medical topics.  DynaMed is updated daily and monitors over 500 medical journals and systematic evidence review databases in order to integrate new evidence within existing content.

MD Consult, reinforced by the First Consult iPad/iPhone app, can be used together for comprehensive clinical information—first, through the quick reference, point-of-care content of the First Consult iPad app, then, through the more in-depth reference content of MD Consult.

Micromedex in addition to comprehensive and reliable drug information provides both in-depth and summary clinical monographs through DISEASEDEX Emergency Medicine (evidence-based acute information) and DISEASEDEX General Medicine (evidence-based diagnosis and treatment information).

Unlike our UpToDate subscription, these are available from on- and off-campus and via mobile devices.    Mobile Access instructions for these and other resources are available on the Library’s Mobile Access guide. For more information about library resources for clinicians, see the Clinicians Library User Guide.

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.