Tuesday, November 28, 2006

New Service! A-to-Z for Online Journal Access

More than 8,300 electronic journals and magazines are now available at our desktops. This number includes our subscriptions, medical titles available free on the Internet, and databases provided by the Library of Michigan. Professional journals in medicine and the health sciences are included, as are many consumer health and general-interest titles.

A-to-Z is an easy-to-use service listing all of the electronic journals available at Saint Mary's. Simply type one or more words from a journal or book title in A-to-Z's search box to pull up a list. Each A-to-Z entry will offer a link to the online journal or to the database where the full text of articles from the journal can be found. The entry will also indicate the years for which full text articles are provided, as well as any login IDs or passwords that may be required.
A-to-Z also includes links to many free medical textbooks as well as our STAT!Ref medical ebook collection.

Find the link to this new service on the right side of the library webpage, under "Find Fulltext Resources."

Thursday, October 26, 2006

A New Look for CINAHL

CINAHL, the Nursing and Allied Health Literature database, has a new publisher and a new look. The new interface includes such user-friendly features as:
  • a checkbox for limiting results to research articles
  • a "suggest subject headings" checkbox
  • dropdown boxes for selecting languages, publication date ranges, or journal types
  • bibliographic format options including APA and MLA

Access CINAHL by using the link on the Health Sciences Library webpage, or use the login information on our "CINAHL Search Tips" flyer. This and other handouts can be picked up in the Library; or print a copy from the PDF files found under the Library Guides & Forms link on our web page.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

New Resources in STAT!Ref

New in our STAT!Ref online collection:
  • AAFP Conditions A-Z
  • Ambulatory Care Procedures for the Nurse Practitioner
  • Control of Communicable Diseases Manual
  • Delmar's Geriatric Nursing Care Plans
  • Family Nursing: Research, Theory and Practice
  • Foundations of Nursing Research
  • Guide to Culturally Competent Health Care
  • Maternal Newborn Nursing & Women's Health Care
  • Neonatology: Management, Procedures, On-Call Problems, Diseases, and Drugs
  • Orthopaedic Examination, Evaluation & Intervention
  • Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine
  • Pharmacotherapeutics: a Primary Care Clinical Guide
  • Sherris Medical Microbiology
  • Women's Health: a Primary Care Clinical Guide

  • MedCalc 3000, a computerized medical reference and tool set including 400 pertinent medical formulae and calculations, clinical criteria sets and decision tree analysis tools.
  • An@tomy.tv Interactive Functional Anatomy, a 3-D anatomy resource

There are three ways to log in to STAT!Ref:
  1. At a Trinity Health workstation, use the STAT!Ref link on the library's intranet page
  2. At a Trinity Health workstation, select a STAT!Ref title from the Health Sciences Library catalog
  3. For other locations, request a username and password from Health Sciences Library staff

Friday, August 25, 2006

Telecourse: Adverse Childhood Experiences and their Relationship to Adult Health and Wellbeing

Recent studies have shown that adults who have experienced multiple adverse childhood events such as abuse and neglect are at an increased risk for the development of diseases as adults, including ischemic heart disease, cancer, chronic lung disease, skeletal fractures, and liver disease. Dr. Felitti explores the relationship of health risk behavior and disease to the breadth of exposure to childhood abuse and household dysfunction. Effective adult screening techniques are reviewed to help physicians recognize and manage the long-term medical impact of adverse childhood events. Strategies for recognizing, treating and preventing adverse events in children are also discussed.

This one-hour DVD is now available for check-out in the Health Sciences Library.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Featured Resource: ACS Surgery

An official American College of Surgeons publication, ACS Surgery: Principles & Practice offers authoritative recommendations on current surgical care from over 200 master surgeons. Organized in a "body-system" format, ACS Surgery "thinks like a surgeon," guiding users quickly to trustworthy recommendations to aid in surgical decision making. Continually updated with the latest standards of technique and practice, ACS Surgery includes more than 100 decision-making algorithms and over 1,500 drawings, graphs, and photos.
    Sections include:
  • Elements of Contemporary Practice
  • Basic Surgical and Perioperative Considerations
  • Head and Neck
  • Breast, Skin, and Soft Tissue
  • Thorax
  • Alimentary Tract and Abdomen
  • Vascular System
  • Trauma and Thermal Injury
  • Critical Care
  • Care in Special Situations
  • Normal Laboratory Values

Find ACS Surgery in our Stat!Ref online textbook collection.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Featured Resource: ACP's PIER

ACP's PIER: The Physicians' Information & Education Resource with AHFS DI Essentials
PIER is a decision-support tool designed for rapid point-of-care delivery of evidence-based guidance for physicians. Modules focus on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. AHFS DI® Essentials is designed to offer health professionals easy access to knowledge that is critical at the point of care. Essentials monographs draw on the meticulously evidence-based guidelines in the full AHFS DI® database, distilling for the health professional the essential information on prescription and key over-the-counter (OTC) drugs in an easy-to-use, highly structured outline format. Sections include:
  • What's New
  • Diseases A-Z
  • Screening & prevention
  • Complementary & Alternative Medicine
  • Ethical & Legal Issues
  • Procedures
  • Evidence Ratings & Criteria
  • AHFS Essentials
Find ACP's PIER in our Stat!Ref online textbook collection.

Friday, July 14, 2006

AudioDigest: New Formats

The Health Sciences Library is now receiving AudioDigest series in Audio CD format. Test/evaluation forms for CME credits are also available. Current topics for our subscriptions:
  • Emergency Medicine (July 7): Have medical bag, will travel: First aid kits for remote wilderness travel, and Hypothermia basics.

  • Family Medicine (July 14): Summer hazards: Outdoor dermatitis, and Snakebites.

  • General Surgery (July 7): Challenges in trauma

  • Internal Medicine (July 7): Managing asthma in patients with comorbidities

  • Orthopaedics (June): Focus on fractures

Also, check out the AudioDigest website for additional lectures, podcasts, and CME opportunities. Select from both free and fee-based options at: http://www.audiodigest.com

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Library Web Page Revisions

Our web page has been revised to reflect changes in the way we access the Michigan eLibrary databases.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library and Health & Wellness Resource Center are now included in the GALE link.

  • Michigan eLibrary will require a Michigan Driver's License or state ID number to log in.

  • NetLibrary now requires either an individual login or a Michigan Driver's License number. Those with a Michigan Driver's License number can create their own individual logins. Please ask library staff if you need assistance with this process.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Telecourse: Peripheral Arterial Disease

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a highly prevalent disorder associated with significant cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, yet is underdiagnosed and undertreated in primary care practice. In this program, Dr. Alain Drooze explains how to easily apply new ACC/AHA guidelines for management of patients with PAD, reviewing differential diagnosis, risk reduction strategies, treatment of intermittent claudication, and when to refer a patient to a vascular specialist.
This 60-minute video course is now available in DVD and VHS formats in the Health Sciences Library.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Recent "Clinics" topics

Topics covered in the latest Clinics issues:
  • Alzheimer's Disease: Nursing Clinics (March 2006)

  • Asthma: Clinics in Chest Medicine (March)

  • Assisted Reproductive Technology Update and Vaginal Delivery: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology (March)

  • Dissociative Disorders: Psychiatric Clinics (March)

  • Emergencies in the Outpatient Setting: Medical Clinics (March & May)

  • Evidence-Based Surgery: Surgical Clinics (February)

  • Men's Health: Primary Care (March)

  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Clinics in Chest Medicine (March Suppl. 1s)

  • Phonosurgery: Otolaryngologic Clinics (February)

  • Radiation Medicine Update for the Practicing Oncologist I: Hematology/Oncology Clinics (February)

  • The Science Behind Delivery Room Resuscitation: Clinics in Perinatology (March)

  • Thromboembolic Disease and Antithrombotic Agents: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine (February)

These journals are currently available for checkout or photocopying in the Health Sciences Library. Clinics series are shelved with the bound journals.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Telecourse: Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia: Putting Your Finger on the Diagnosis (NCME #858)
Dr. Jessica Berman demonstrates a focused, hands-on approach to diagnosing fibromyalgia that includes a physical exam to identify the 18 tender points, which are sensitive and specific to this chronic syndrome in 80% of cases. Once the diagnosis is made, a combination of medications and exercise can help patients with fibromyalgia reduce their symptoms, function better, and enjoy an improved quality of life.
This 60-minute video is now available in the Health Sciences Library in both DVD and VHS formats.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Your help is needed!

The Health Sciences Library is conducting a customer satisfaction survey. Clicking this link will call up a printable copy of our three-question survey. You may mail or fax the completed survey back to us, leave it at the Library desk in the Wege Center, or email your responses to Mary A. Hanson at hansonm@trinity-health.org.
Thank you!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

NIH Clinical Alert: International HIV/AIDS Trial Finds Continuous Antiretroviral Therapy Superior to Episodic Therapy

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announced on January 18 that enrollment into a large international HIV/AIDS trial comparing continuous antiretroviral therapy with episodic drug treatment guided by levels of CD4+ cells has been stopped. Enrollment was stopped because those patients receiving episodic therapy had twice the risk of disease progression (the development of clinical AIDS or death), the major outcome of the study.

Read the full story at http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/jan2006/niaid-18.htm.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Telecourse: Management of HIV/AIDS

Advances in treatment over the past decade have changed AIDS from a terminal illness to a chronic, long-term medical condition. In this 60-minute telecourse, Dr. Thomas M. Kerkering provides primary care providers with timely, practical information about diagnosing and managing patients with HIV/AIDS. Now available in DVD and VHS formats in the Health Sciences Library.