Medical Library Updates

AccessMedicine New Interface

On January 8, 2014 AccessMedicine moved to a new web platform! The new navigation bar buttons include:

  • Readings: Includes all of the textbooks such as Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine; Hurst’s The Heart; Fitzpatrick’s Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology.
  • Quick Reference: Organized under subcategories such as Quick Dx & Rx, Guideline, algorithms, DDx, diagnotic Tests, and Calculators.
  • Drugs: Organized with Generics, Trade Name, Drug classess, and Patient Handouts
  • Multimedia:A collection of videos and images with more than 50,000 images.
  • Cases: Include Case files, Pathophysiology Case files and Hurst's Imaging Case files.
  • Self-Assessment: Click the Self-Assessment button and create a customized test using the thousands of self-assessment questions available on the Access sites.
  • Patient Ed: Includes almost 7,000 handouts in different languages (Chinese, French, and Spanish).


Selected Quotes To Inspire Your New Year’s Resolutions For 2014

" The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams!"

~ Eleanor Roosevelt

" Re-Examine all that you have been told...Dismiss that which insults your soul!"

~Walt Whitman

Wish you A Happy and Prosperous New Year!



ClinicalKey Auto-Suggest Improvements

ClinicalKey has added two new functionalities: Auto-Suggest Improvements and Journal RSS feed.
The new Auto-Suggest includes four columns of recommendations: Suggestions, Related, Books/Journals and Author Name.

When an author name is selected from the auto-suggest box, users will see results for publications that match the selected author name.

Free Mobile Apps

Labguru Mobile App for Scientists

Labguru, a flagship product of BioData, released a free mobile app that builds on its research and lab management software.

Available on iTunes and the Google Play store, the app has four functions designed to help scientists conduct experiments:

It finds and catalogs items in a user’s lab storage locations, records images to link to research projects, manages orders and inventory using the shopping list, and retrieves protocols for experiments that integrate results into a user’s Labguru account.



ClinicalKey Journal RSS Feed

Users can now subscribe to a Journal Article Update RSS feed that will automatically update each time a new journal article is available on ClinicalKey.

To subscribe to this new RSS feed:
Click on the
Journal Article Updates link on the ClinicalKey Resource Center Blog Page in a browser with a built-in RSS reader such as Internet Explorer or Firefox but not Chrome.
A pop-up box appears as demonstrated below, just click on Subscribe.


The Journal Article Updates Feed is updated every 24 hours; the prior day’s feed is always removed and replaced with the new day’s feed info!

APA Free Mobile App

The American Psychological Association (APA) introduced APA PsycNET Mobile, its free app for iOS and Android devices. The app retains the full functionality of the PsycNET database: subscribers can search by keyword, title, or author to access text-based and e-book content.

Key features include the Citation Finder, which pinpoints specific references, and the ability to export results to citation management tools. Users can also filter results by year or age group, save search parameters for future searches, and email search results. Subscribers who have full-text access can download full-text portable document format (PDF) files of any documents in the database to their mobile devices.

To download the free App, Visit the iTunes App Store or Google Play.



Book Review


Understanding Clinical Papers is a popular and well established introduction to reading clinical papers.

The book is authored by David Bowers and published by John Wiley & Sons.

The author unrevels the process of evidence-based practice, using real papers to illustrate how to understand and evaluate published research, and provides clear explanations of importanct research-related topics.

The book is available at the medical library with the call number: WZ 345 B786u 2014


EHRs & Senior Citizens

“Just as seniors are turning to the Internet for banking, shopping, entertainment, they also expect to handle certain aspects of their healthcare service online,” said Jill Dailey, managing director of payer strategy at Accenture Health.

A new study finds that two-thirds of senior citizens want access to their medical records online but that less than 30% currently have access to EHRs. The study, from the research firm Accenture, found that 65% of seniors surveyed considered online access to health records important, but only 28% currently have full access to their EHRs. Another 60% of seniors said they would like to consult with their physicians through email, but just 15% have physicians that offer an email consultation service. “What this means is that providers and health plans need to expand their digital options if they want to attract older patients and help them track and manage their care outside the doctor’s office.” (Medicine on the Net, Jan. 2014, Page 4.)



New Journal Title Subscription

Simulation in healthcareSimulation in Healthcare

The medical library has added to its online collection with the journal title "Simulation in Healthcare". It is available online via Journal Locator.

Online Mobile App Directory

A new online directory of mobile health apps has officially launched. originally with 307 apps. Each one is given a rating based on a number of variables including ease of use and the amount of control that app gives to the users over the condition. The site features apps in 47 languages and feature products in 146 health specialties. (Medicine on the Net, Jan 2014, Page 5.)


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