Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Harrison's Podclass Audio Series on Access Medicine


McGraw Hill has launched a new Harrison’s audio series based on their Harrison's Self-Assessment and Board ReviewThe new audio series will be covering key issues that all residents and clinicians in medicine need to understand, both for patient care and for board exam preparation. 



Each episode is a discussion between two physicians on a case vignette. These downloadable episodes will cover key pearls of wisdom in addition to correct and incorrect answer explanations.  Ten episodes are available now with addition episodes to come each month.  You can access these directly under the multimedia tab in AccessMedicine.

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Monday, July 23, 2018

High-Yield Pathophysiology Animations on Access Medicine

McGraw Hill has added Harrison's High Yield Pathophysiology Animations to the Access Medicine platform. Each episode covers a disease mechanism that is a 'need-to-know' for the USMLE and rotational exams. Each episode runs only 4-8 minutes and is written and narrated by Scott Stern MD from the University of Chicago. McGraw Hill will continue to post additional episodes every month for the next several months. Access these animations under the multimedia tab 'Harrison's Pathophys Animations'. If you need assistance with your login for Access Medicine please contact the Anne Ross Library.


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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

UMHS Library Resources for Novice Medical Researchers

This video presentation outlines the basic terrain of medical information resources that may be of particular use to students embarking on a medical research study of their own. Recorded for the UMHS Medical Research Elective Course in June 2018 by Ann Celestine, Director of the UMHS Anne Ross Library. (29 min.)


I acknowledge the re-use of a collection of library instruction sheets created by Katy Kavanagh Webb, Librarian at East Carolina University, published by Elsevier's Library Connect, 2017.

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Friday, May 25, 2018

UMHS Provides Kaplan Integrated Plan to Basic Science Students

UMHS President Warren Ross is pleased to announce that beginning soon UMHS will be offering all our Basic Science students access to the new Kaplan Integrated Plan.  We are one of the first off shore medical schools to provide this resource to students in the Basic Sciences, giving our students a great jump start on preparing for the USMLE Step 1. UMHS students will no longer have to wait until the 5th semester at our campus in Portland, Maine to access these valuable tools. The information will also be useful as an additional resource with content and video’s which correspond to each of the basic science courses taught in St. Kitts. The Question Bank is incredible and once again a great tool to test your overall knowledge. The Integrated plan contains the following:
  1. Over 2,100 newly updated USMLE type questions 
  2. Full explanations and reKap summaries for all questions 
  3. Streamlined user experience with progress reports 
  4. Simple test creation and test-like interface 
  5. Customized study plan structured around your performance 
  6. 26 Mastery Assessments 
  7. 40-70 hours of online interactive videos 
  8. 2 full-length simulated exams 
  9. Mobile-friendly and available in the Kaplan App

The attached video provides further details about the program and how to utilize it. Additional information from Kaplan will be provided soon along with a webinar to further explain the benefits of this plan. Click here to view a short video introduction to the Kaplan Integrated Plan.

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Thursday, May 03, 2018

Acid-Base Disturbance Cases on AccessMedicine

Are you struggling with a complicated acid-base disturbance case?

AccessMedicine now includes 58 new Acid-Base Disturbance Cases to help both students and practicing providers hone their skills and master these difficult concepts. These cases are progressive, complex cases appropriate for the advanced medical student and resident level physician covering double and triple acid-base disturbances. The questions are multiple choice and build on each other so they must be answered before moving on to the next page. Each question provides the user with a rationale for the correct answer to maximize learning. Navigate to the Hospital Corner or Cases tab in the main navigation bar to access  the cases.


Also the AccessMedicine core textbooks provide in-depth information on acid-base disturbances to help students and practicing providers take a deeper dive into the physiology of each type of disturbance. Here are a few examples of applicable chapters within a few AccessMedicine core textbooks:
Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2018, Chapter 21: Electrolyte & Acid-Base Disorders
Critical Care, Chapter 28: Acid-Base Disorders
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19e, Chapter 66: Acidosis and Alkalosis
Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, 2e, Chapter 238: Acid-Base Disorders

As with all the other AM cases, users must be logged into their MyAccess personal account to answer the questions. Contact the library if you need help with your personal MyAccess logins for AccessMedicine.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

UMHS offers CME through AccessMedicine

AccessMedicine provides built-in American Medical Association Continuing Medical Education (CME) opportunities!

With our UMHS institutional site license UMHS faculty and students can obtain CME credits simply by browsing and reading content on AccessMedicine. Users can obtain up to 20 category 1 AMA credits through AccessMedicine. Credits are obtained when users read a CME eligible chapter from one of the many full text medical reference books included on AM, such as Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. The user can choose to tag that material for CME, answer some basic follow-up questions, and then they will earn their CME certificate.

Users can also find CME eligible content within the new Clinical Prep feature on AccessMedicine.


Users also have the ability to set-up alerts to notify them when any eligible CME is about to expire so that they can claim that credit. An overview of what AccessMedicine resources are available for CME along with more details about this feature can be found at: About CME. To learn more watch this brief tutorial:



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Thursday, April 12, 2018

AccessMedicine adds Clinical Prep

AccessMedicine has launched a new feature with the addition of Clinical Prep. What Clinical Prep does is help to bridge the gap between course work and actual patient care experiences by providing access to common clinical questions.
"Clinical Prep offers more than 650 core topics essential for medical students. Within these 650+ core topics, students will find over 50,000 questions."
The questions and answer choices are written; as well as reviewed, and updated; several times a month by specialists who work in clinical settings
Clinical Prep supports learning in four key ways:

  • It provides a warm up for your brain before setting out on clinical rotations.
  • It helps students become familiar with clinical workflow and issues surrounding each disease.
  • Its topics and questions serve as a point-of-care tool in the wards.
  • Clinical Prep’s specialty/topic lists align with the USMLE Step 2 content outline and are the same topics as those found in "First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CK". Which means that diseases included in this feature are likely to appear on the Step 2!

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Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Anne Ross Library Catalogue Records Searchable in EBSCO Discovery Service

Now when you search for information resources using our 'one search' interface, the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), you will also be retrieving the holdings records of the Anne Ross Library.

Our  Library World OPAC (online public access catalogue) is now integrated into the EBSCO Discovery Service database to facilitate easier searching of the library's resources.


 The Discover Search interface (EDS) is shown here highlighting the location of library holdings information. Links back to the LibraryWorld database are included. In the left side bar notice the location of the search 'limiter' to narrow your search to retrieve only items that are held in the library.


View of these same materials as found in the Anne Ross Library Catalogue.

 

EDS also includes records for the resources held at UMHS Maine Campus.
Links to our various eBook Collections and extensive downloadable ebook holdings are also retrievable through this same 'one search' interface.

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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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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 scholar.google.com 
  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 scholar.google.com 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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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Videos Tutorials on Using AccessMedicine

Three new video tutorials have been created to assist UMHS Faculty and Students with using the valuable AccessMedicine database.
  • 'How to Login to AccessMedicine' (4 minutes)
  • 'Searching AccessMedicine' (7 minutes)
  • 'Setting Up the AccessMedicine App' (2 minutes)
These are available for viewing by going to the Training Kit page on the Library website, and clicking the links provided under the 'Resource Guides' column.

Screen Shot of Advanced Search in AccessMedicine for updates on 'dementia'

Please contact me if you need to be reminded of your login credentials for AccessMedicine. 

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Monday, June 19, 2017

The Anne Ross Library has a New Web Address

Please note that the Anne Ross Library has migrated its website to a new server and web address (URL) . You will now find us at umhs-library.com

Please redirect your saved bookmarks, desktop icons, etc. to the new location.
Thanks all & sorry for any inconvenience!

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Friday, September 30, 2016

UMHS Provides DynaMed Plus for Clinical Decision Support


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We are pleased to announce that the Anne Ross Library at UMHS now provides the DynaMed Plus clinical-decision support tool to all our students and faculty!

The DynaMed Plus clinical point-of-care database has been redesigned! The focus of DynaMed Plus is to provide comprehensive clinical decision support with the fastest time-to-answer possible. The content is all about the evidence and is updated on a daily basis! The search feature has been redesigned for quicker access and images and a calculator filter have been added. Included are evidence-based treatment recommendations, medical graphics, algorithms, radiological imaging, expert reviews, etc. Specialty content along with Micromedex® drug information is integrated into the database and all is optimized for off-line mobile viewing with the downloadable app.
 
View this short video tutorial highlighting the features of DynaMed Plus, how to perform a search, and how to download to your mobile device. For more detailed instructions on setting up the mobile app click here.

UMHS faculty and students login from the link for DynaMed on the Library Home Page using our EBSCO login. 

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