Thursday, December 06, 2007

Saint Mary's Library Wiki

The Library's intranet page offers our patrons on the Saint Mary's network a quick way to find basic information about the library and to link out to our many online resources.

But for those needing more information, we now offer the Saint Mary's Library Wiki. On this website, you will find:

  • More information about the Library, such as driving and parking directions

  • Information and links for Distance Education students

  • Descriptions of library collections and services

  • Links to free and subscription web resources

  • Descriptions of our online services, to determine which to use

  • Tip sheets and video tutorials, to learn how to use the resources

Check it out!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Natural Standard: a New Resource for Alternative & Complementary Therapies

Natural Standard provides high quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies. For each therapy covered by Natural Standard, a research team systematically gathers scientific data and expert opinions. Validated rating scales are used to evaluate the quality of available evidence. Information is incorporated into comprehensive monographs which are designed to facilitate clinical decision making. All monographs undergo blinded editorial and peer review prior to inclusion in Natural Standard databases.

Modules include: Herbs & Supplements; Health & Wellness; Comparative Effectiveness; Medical Conditions; Brand Names; and Interactions. In addition, the resource includes a dictionary, a database of nutrition information, a searchable list of practitioners, a listing of educational opportunities, a blog, and an audio/podcast section.

Find the link to this resource on the right side of the Library Intranet page; or, from any Saint Mary's workstation, bookmark

Friday, September 14, 2007

STAT!Ref Update - Thirteen New Titles

  • AACN Essentials of critical care nursing
  • Bell's orofacial pains
  • Clinical laboratory hematology
  • Current diagnosis & treatment in otolaryngology head & neck surgery
  • EKG plain & simple
  • Emergency medicine examination & board review
  • Greenspan's basic & clinical endocrinology
  • Handbook of fluid, electrolyte & acid-base imbalances
  • Maingot's abdominal operations
  • Textbook of palliative nursing
  • Therapeutic modalities in rehabilitation
  • Williams Hematology
  • Wound management: principles & practice

These textbooks are now available in the STAT!Ref collection. Find the link to STAT!Ref on the library intranet page, or use the StatRefWeb icon on the Saint Mary's desktop to access the full collection.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

New in STAT!Ref

New in STAT!Ref: Handbook on Injectable Drugs
The Handbook on Injectable Drugs, 14th Edition, is the most comprehensive source of drug compatibility and stability information. This invaluable drug reference has been completely updated for 2006-07.

With this resource from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, STAT!Ref users can:
  • Easily locate vital data on over 350 drugs.
  • Cross-reference monographs with AHFS Drug Information, the premier source of drug information.
  • Find answers to frequently asked questions regarding the preparation, storing, and administration of injectable drugs.

  • Search information accumulated from over 2,200 references.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Journal Websites: More than "Online Journals"

We're seeing a trend among medical journal publishers to add interactive features and online-only content to their websites. This includes blogs, webcasts, PowerPoint and Flash slideshows, podcasts or other audio features, and "e-publication" -- articles that are not included in the paper edition of the journal. Most journal sites also offer "e-alerts," by which tables of contents are delivered through e-mail or RSS.

Explore a few websites available through Health Sciences Library subscriptions:
  • JAMA
    Audio commentary/summary of each issue; Interactive (Flash) program on knee injuries, CME

  • BMJ
    Try the Interactive button for links to special features

  • New England Journal of Medicine
    Audio summaries, podcasts, procedure videos, CME

  • The Lancet
    Audio, blogs, early online publication. If prompted for a login, find our username and password at our A-to-Z site.