Monday, June 19, 2017

EBSCO Discovery Search


The Anne Ross Library is pleased to announce a trial of the new discovery tool available from EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS).

Discovery Search provides fast, simple access to all of the library’s electronic resources through a single search. Simultaneously search across content in the subscription journal databases, ebook collections, DynaMed Plus clinical point-of-care database, as well as further links to AccessMedicine, YouTube content, etc.
In the UMHS LMS professors can embed an EDS search box on course pages simply by adding that activity, making it easier to assign readings and conduct research.

To access Discovery Search  just login from the Library Home page using the generic EBSCO login for UMHS OR your personal MyEBSCO login and select it from the list of options. 

View of Discover Search interface results for keyword 'Dementia'

Please feel free to contact the library with any questions regarding the EBSCO Discovery Service™.

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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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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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Friday, April 10, 2015

EBSCO eBook Collections Now Available at UMHS


The Anne Ross Library is pleased to announce the addition of eBook collections from EBSCOHost,  providing  hundreds of thousands of titles, available across all major academic subject areas. Users can access the full text of eBooks from their computer, or can download titles to most popular portable devices.

This collection contains a large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter. The breadth of information contained here will support our faculty and student body with access to information relevant to their studies, research and life-long learning.

There are more than 140,000 eBooks in this package, including titles from leading university presses such as Oxford University Press, MIT Press, State University of New York Press, Cambridge University Press, University of California Press, McGill-Queen's University Press, Harvard University Press and many others. Additional academic publishers include Elsevier, Ashgate, Taylor & Francis, Sage, and Wiley.
Subject coverage includes:
  • Art
  • Business & Economics
  • Education
  • Language Arts & Discipline
  • Literary Criticism
  • Medical
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy
  • Poetry
  • Political Science
  • Religion
  • Social Science
  • Technology & Engineering
  • And other academic fields
Designed for use in clinical settings, biomedical libraries and academic-medical institutions, the Clinical Collection features over 2,600 hand-selected, quality ebook titles that focus on medical specialties, nursing, allied health and general practice areas. Through the eBook Clinical Collection, users have access to the most current content; all titles in the collection are from 2008 and forward (with a significant majority of titles from 2010 and later), and newer titles replace older content as updates are made so that users always have access to the latest information. Notable titles in the collection include:
  • ICD-10-PCS: An Applied Approach
  • Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery: Endocrine, Neuro-ophthalmologic, and Surgical Management
  • Dimensions of Long-term Care Management: An Introduction
  • Comprehensive Handbook of Pediatric Audiology
  • Evidence-based Practice in Audiology: Evaluating Interventions for Children and Adults with Hearing Impairment
  • Healthcare Strategic Planning
  • Guide to Board Certification in Clinical Psychology
Additional publishers highlighted in this package include Wiley, Oxford, Sage, World Scientific, Demos, American Academy of Oral Medicine, and many others.
View a video on "How to Search for an eBook ". All titles in these collections are available with unlimited user access, and new titles are regularly added to the collection.

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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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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Isabel Provides Diagnostic Medical Decision Support for UMHS Medical Students

The Anne Ross Library at  UMHS is please to be trialing EBSCO's new clinical point-of-care diagnostic database called Isabel.
"Isabel is a web-based, Diagnosis Checklist System designed to assist clinicians that may have diagnostic doubt or want reassurance on a particular diagnosis. Isabel provides a practical and dynamic diagnosis checklist within the normal workflow either as a standalone tool or fully integrated with the Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Isabel enhances the diagnostic determination process by complimenting the expertise of the clinician, minimizing risk at the most important decision point in the care process."
The evidence shows that the most effective way for clinicians to improve the quality and speed of diagnosis is for them to work up a comprehensive hypothesis or list of likely diagnoses for their patient. The Isabel clinical decision support tool enables them to do this at the point of care and operates 'hand in glove' with DynaMed and Medline Complete.
"Recent studies have proven that clinicians who 'Isabel' their patients at an early stage are able to substantially reduce clinical risk by ensuring that important possible diagnoses have not been missed." "In a recent study in the UK, physicians using Isabel found that in 29% of their cases they no longer needed to refer, 36% said they referred more appropriately, and their overall referral rate decreased by 15%."

Access via the Library Home Page with your EBSCO login.

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Monday, February 04, 2013

Navigating the Medical Literature with Medline & DynaMed


Join us for this EBSCO training event on
Thursday February 7, at 12:00 -1:00 in the Western Classroom.


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