Thursday, March 08, 2018

3rd UMHS Research Symposium

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Healthcare Business Titles Added to AccessMedicine

McGraw Hill has announced the addition of 14 new Healthcare Business Titles to the AccessMedicine platform.  These titles will appeal to practicing clinicians, healthcare administrators, residents, fellows, and medical students.
"The focus of these books ranges from softer skills, such as communication and conflict resolution, to leadership and management training, to quality improvement and patient safety projects with Lean Six Sigma, to healthcare technology and privacy issues." 
Please remember that AccessMedicine also includes a series of ten  Healthcare Systems Titles on the site, covering topics such as quality, safety, policy, and ethics.

UMHS Students:
You where all sent your personal logins to AccessMedicine at the beginning of your first semester at UMHS. If you have any problem signing into this resource, please contact the Library.

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Examplify Orientation for Returning Students

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Orientation for New Students for ExamSoft - Examplify

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Migration to Examplify Testing Application

At UMHS we are nearing the SofTest sunset planned for the end of this term (December 2017) and we want to ensure you are prepared for the change that’s coming! 

Beginning on January 4, 2018, ExamSoft's new testing application Examplify will be the only software available for test taking by UMHS students. We will no longer be using SofTest!

In order to familiarize yourself with the new interface, please take the time to view the Examplify Orientation PowerPoint Presentation. The presentation is also available on the LMS - see below for it's location in the drop down bar. Early next semester we will also hold a couple of Orientation sessions that you may wish to attend, so watch your emails for further details. 

Examplify is available for download by logging in to the UMHS Exam Portal, if you want to get a head start and try it out for yourself. Once you have downloaded the software to your laptop, take the Library Practice Quiz (password = libtestEX4) in order to familiarize yourself with the interface and its features. You can leave SofTest on your laptop for the remainder of the Sept 2017 semester and still use it to take you final exams. Having Examplify on the same laptop will not interfere with your SofTest application. Beginning in January 2018 however, please remove the SofTest application from your laptops.

If you have any questions about the transition to Examplify coming in January 2018, please contact me - Ann Celestine at the library or via email. 

I am confident you are all going to prefer this new interface!

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

UMHS LMS Mobile App

The University of Medicine and Health Sciences now has an android App available for the LMS (Learning Management System). This new App provides you mobile access to many of the features, course content, and activities you find on the UMHS LMS.
(currently only available for android devices)

To set up the UMHS LMS App on your mobile device please follow these steps:
  1. Have the online App provider 'Aptoide' store on your device.
  2. Search for 'UMHS' in the Aptoide store (it is a free application)
  3. Download the App to your mobile.
  4. Login to the App with your personal LMS credentials.  

Thanks to Dr Peter Lee for creating this App for us! Enjoy! 

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Google Scholar Searches Link to UMHS Library Collections

The Anne Ross Library EBSCO journal holdings are now linked with Google Scholar. This means that if your search results return a journal article that is included in one of our subscription databases, you will be alerted with the link for 'myUMHS' appearing to the right of the article description. See the section below on 'How do I set up Google Scholar?' for instructions on setting this up.

Search Google Scholar for peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities, and websites. While there is overlap between Google Scholar, Discovery Search, and individual library databases, it’s always helpful to have a variety of research tools at your disposal.

Google Scholar links to many online journal articles, but it does not link to all of the articles available in the Anne Ross Library's online databases. By the same token, you may find sources in Google Scholar that aren’t available through the library.

Google Scholar yields broad and comprehensive search results for your topic, especially when looking for sources from different disciplines. It is also useful for identifying related research or for locating sources that have cited published articles you may have authored. The Search Alert tool is an additional benefit for staying up-to-date with information being published on your topic.

How do I set up Google Scholar?

You will need to do a one-time set-up for your account to access full-text articles available through the Anne Ross Library.
  1. Go to 
  2. Be logged into your personal Google account
  3. Click Settings in Google Scholar
  4. Click Library Links
  5. Search for UMHS-SK or University of Medicine and Health Sciences
  6. Click myUMHS
  7. Click Save 

If you access Google Scholar directly at without logging in and creating library links, full-text linking will not be available. Follow the myUMHS link for instant access to any available article. 
If you require further assistance to set this up please contact the library.

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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

UMHS LMS Provides Open Online Meeting Rooms

Enhance your small group study, meet virtually as a class, or just communicate with each other, using the open online meeting tool provided in the UMHS LMS (Learning Management System).

These virtual meeting places are open and available anytime, in each course for the use of those in that course, as well as at the institutional level. Three different meeting 'rooms' are available on the front page of the LMS for anyone at UMHS to meet together.

Drop in anytime or arrange a time for a group to join in together for academic discussion, study, and information sharing.
from the LMS Development Team

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