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


 Image result for DynaMed Plus logo
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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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

AccessMedicine Adds Clerkship Study Tool

McGraw Hill, publishers of quality medical information resources, have added a new feature to their AccessMedicine product. Specifically designed for students on their clerkship rotations, the database has now opened up for all subscribers an internal medicine model curriculum along the lines of what was formerly made available to Instructors as part of the Custom Curriculum platform.


This new 'Clerkship Topics' section is found under the 'Study Tools' tab. Each main subject area contains numerous modules with activities organized under key topics of importance to that field.


This study tool helps focus the student's attention on the key aspects of each topic and provides targeted readings, cases and other activities to aid the learning process and mastery of the information.


The link for AccessMedicine is provided in the left-side bar of the Library Home Page as well as the right-side bar of this Library Blog. Logins for UMHS students were emailed to each of you during your first semester. If you need further assistance with your login and/or navigating this valuable resource, please contact us at the UMHS Anne Ross Library. I also encourage you, while you are in the site, to take some time and check out further some of the other cool resources available to you in the AccessMedicine database.

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Thursday, May 05, 2016

Resources Tour of the UMHS Anne Ross Library

Anne Ross Library

Join me on a tour of the Anne Ross Library where I will be showcasing the information resources provided by the university for the benefit of the UMHS student body and faculty. I hope you will find time to further explore and utilize these valuable databases, as you probably realize you can’t memorize it all! Once you are practicing medicine, the key to success will be your ability to search out the best and most current medical information when and where you need it.
The foundation of evidence-based practice is being able to find, access and evaluate the medical evidence!
The Anne Ross Library Home page is your jumping off point to all of the library's resources so we will start the tour there http://lib.umhs-sk.net. The online Anne Ross Library Catalogue is the first link in the left-hand side bar. Browse the library’s collection of books, videos, ebooks, etc. and place holds on the items you need that are checked out, or click the link provided in the record to go to the ebook itself. The LibraryWorld catalogue provides a mobile interface link or downloadable App for easy access to searching the library’s holdings. The mobile login for the catalogue is USER: AnneRoss Library (notice NO space between ‘Anne’ and ‘Ross’), and the PSW: (blank) – no password is required. Search for ‘ebook’ or ‘electronic resource’ along with your search term, to easily locate in the catalogue records available downloadable ebooks.

Anne Ross Library Home

The next link is to MyUMHS which is the UMHS Egnyte file server drive or online ‘M’ drive for remote access to all your course materials. If you can’t recall the login sent to you via email, contact the Library.

Clicking on the links in the second grouping of the left sidebar and you can access the various EBSCO databases. Do you remember this login? In particular on this list of databases, take time to explore EBSCO’s DynaMed database,a topical, point-of-care clinical database. It will be invaluable to you in ICM and beyond. When you don’t have time to search the journal literature for the latest treatment options, DynaMed gathers this information for you and updates the database daily. To access DynaMed on your mobile device go into DynaMed and click on the ‘Mobile’ tab along the top of the screen for the latest step-by-step instructions.

NOTE: Currently we are trialing the new DynaMed Plus database as well. This updated DynaMed platform has expanded and been enhanced in many ways. In fact, this produce has been adopted by the ACP (American College of Physicians) as their official clinical decision support tool. Make sure you explore it too!

NOTE 2: UMHS is also currently trialing the GIDEON (Global Infectious Disease and Epidemiology Network) database from EBSCO which is a must for your Microbiology and Epidemiology classes with its extensive microbiology and data on global infectious diseases, and current disease outbreaks.

Next check out the EBSCO journal databases such as Academic Search Premier and Medline Complete. These databases provide you with access to around 6000 journals, approximately 2000 of which are medical journals with full text! This resource will be very useful to you for researching a medical topic and discovering the latest articles published on that topic. The advantage to these EBSCO journal databases over PubMed (or Google & Google Scholar for that matter) is the instant and comprehensive access to the full text for many of the articles. In fact full text is provided for 34% of the citations found in PubMed!

You also have the option of performing your literature search in PubMed itself (using the special link you see on the Library Home page) and being provided the LinkOut notification (the UMHS logo will display in the top right corner whenever we have available the full text of an article retrieved by your PubMed search). In order for the LinkOut icon to appear you must also be signed into your personal MyNCBI account, which you can set up for yourself for free.

The EBSCO Academic and Clinical ebook collections (containing over 150,000 ebooks, 2000 of which are clinical ebooks) are also accessible using your UMHS EBSCO login. However, you will also need to set up for yourself your own personal MyEBSCO account. This personal second login will allow you to save your database searches, collect articles in folders, as well as download the ebooks. In addition an EBSCO ebook App is available for your mobile devices allowing you to search, check out, and download ebooks to your mobile reading device, tablet or phone.

AccessMedicine at UMHS

Returning to the Library Home page next please locate the link for Access Medicine. This valuable resource provides you with full text access to over 85 medical reference textbooks (including Harrison’s’!), procedural and instructional videos, clinical cases, practice questions, a drug database, the Diagnosaurus diagnostic tool, etc. Course materials and small group project assignments from your professors may also be available to you via this platform. Your personal logins are set up and emailed to you soon after your coming to UMHS. If you have trouble accessing your personal space in this database, please contact the library. Med4 and EBS5 students MUST verify their personal logins before the end of their last St. Kitts semester in order to be able to access their course materials in Maine and during the Clinical Core Rotations!

AccessMedicine also provides an App for your mobile. Set up instructions for your device is on the Anne Ross Library Blog. The App is designed as a diagnostic tool and contains four key diagnostic resources from McGraw Hill, but not the whole AccessMedicine database, or the Custom Curriculum.

VERY IMPORTANT: In Maine all the course materials for your ICM 2 course will be assigned through learning modules in AccessMedicine. Also, when you go out on your Clinical Core Rotationsa whole curriculum of more than 150 learning modules will be assigned to you for your completion during that time. So it is very important that you are completely up to speed with using AccessMedicine, understanding how to access your modules, and how to submit them on completion. Look under the ‘Custom Curriculum’ tab for your assigned learning modules.

The practice questions in USMLE-Easy will help you test your knowledge with USMLE-style questions while preparing for the USMLE Step 1, 2, and 3. In order to take full advantage of the test bank you must login via the UMHS institutional interface with your personal login that was created for you (an email was previously sent regarding your logins). If you have trouble accessing please contact the Library.

Next I would like to draw your attention to the various internet resource 'Kits', in particular the Medical Kit , and each of the semester specific 'kits', such as the Med5 Kit . I hope you will find some of these recommended websites useful. Please send me feedback and site suggestions so I can continue to improve the 'Kits'.

Finally, the four column section along the bottom is a gathering of links to in-house resources that you will probably need to access frequently, such as our social media sites, ExamSoft exam portal, etc.

Remember to regularly check this blog, the Anne Ross Library Blog, and The UMHS Endeavour Blog for interesting news posts and access to a wealth of information pertaining to medical resources and educational programs.

In this bottom section you will also find links to your Webmail and to the CAMS Student Portal, etc. CAMS is where you will find your courses, your attendance record, and some of your grades. Most of your grades are found in your ExamSoft account, but at least your final course grade, will be posted for your confidential viewing in CAMS. Your CAMS login is provided for you by the IT department.

Keep up to date on UMHS Research happenings on the UMHS Research Wiki and be aware of upcoming medical conferences, calls for papers, etc. on the Research Committee’s Pinterest Board.

Notice the link to the UMHS Exam Portal right there are well. This is the link to our computer based testing program ExamSoft. This program is what all of you are using for exam taking and where most of your professors release your scores on quizzes and exams.

Now you can follow the Library on Twitter and Pinterest! As you go forward in your career, stay up-to-date on new resource developments by checking the Library Blog, the Library Twitter feed, and the Library Pinterest boards. Further descriptions of the library's resources, links to them, and instructions on how to navigate them, are available via the Library Blog and the Library website, particularly in the section 'Navigation Guides' on the 'Medical Kit'.

I hope you all found this library resource tour valuable. Let me know if you need further help accessing and searching any of these resources. Each resource also has HELP links – so have fun and play around with trying different searches and different resources!

Remember to stay informed by reading the blogs and subscribing to our Twitter feed and Pinterest boards.

Please don’t hesitate to drop by the library or phone, email or Skype us, Linda, Doya, Jezelle, Raeeza, or Ann , for further assistance with accessing any information resources.

Your suggestions are always welcome. Have a great semester!

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Anne Ross Library Website Just Got a Makeover!

The Anne Ross Library at University of Medicine & Health Sciences has a new look! Check out the new library website that connects UMHS students and faculty to all our great library resources, subscription databases, ebook collections, educational programs, as well as toolkits of links to key internet resources.



A big thanks goes out to Dr. Peter Lee, UMHS Professor of Behavioral Science, for all his technical expertise, assistance, and patience during this project!!  
Post a comment and let us know what you think.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

GIDEON (Global Infectious Diseases and EpidemiOlogy Network) UMHS Database Trial

GIDEON (Global Infectious Diseases and EpidemiOlogy Network) is a web application for diagnosis, simulation and informatics in the fields of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases, and Clinical Microbiology. The UMHS Anne Ross Library is currently running a trial of this valuable database for the next 60 days for the use of our faculty and students. View the 4.5 minute video 'Introduction to GIDEON' below and then you can go on to view the 5 minute video 'Microbiology in GIDEON'.



You may also view a web Tutorial here.  Access through the Library Home Page link to our EBSCO resource subscriptions and login. See the Library Desk if you have forgotten your login.
Your feedback is welcome!

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

EBSCO eBook App Supports the Clinical & Academic Collections

The new EBSCO eBooks App supports the complete EBSCO eBooks experience, allowing you to discover eBooks in the UMHS collection of clinical and general academic titles. Download them to your device, and begin reading immediately, all within the app. The link is provided on the Anne Ross Library Home page, look down the left-hand sidebar.

The EBSCO eBooks App is available for:
Watch a tutorial on searching and downloading EBSCO eBooks using the app or click here for the Quick Start User Guide.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Introducing the NEW DynaMed Mobile App




DynaMed Mobile App from EBSCO on Vimeo.


The DynaMed Mobile App comes with our UMHS subscription giving you access to all of the content on your iPhone, iPad  or Android device.

The new and improved mobile app provides:
  • Improved user experience
  • Seamless authentication
  • Easy access


Features that meet clinician’s needs:
  • Access content offline
  • Bookmark Favorites
  • Email topics
  • Write and save notes about particular topics

Easy download instructions:
Download the complete DynaMed content set and you will receive notifications to update the content periodically.

  1. Download the free DynaMed App from the iTunes Store or Google Play.
  2. Log in to DynaMed from the Library Home Page.
  3. Click on the DynaMed mobile access link from DynaMed and enter your email address. The link will be located at the top toolbar.  An authentication key will be emailed to you.
  4. Open the DynaMed email from your device.
  5. Within 48 hours, tap on the link in the email to authenticate the app.
    Note: after 48 hours, users will need to request a new authentication key.
  6. Your device is ready to go!

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