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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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, November 21, 2014

Diagnosaurus (DDx) Comes to UMHS

"Diagnosaurus provides differential diagnoses (DDx) of symptoms, signs, and diseases. By using the various indexes, you can choose to view entries by organ system, or select to view the list of symptoms only, the list of diseases only, or all of the entries. For example, if you wish to review the causes of a patient's chief complaint, simply select the symptom or sign from the alphabetical listing. If you have made a diagnosis and wonder what other disorders to consider, select your diagnosis from the list to see its DDx."

Access from the Anne Ross Library Home page by clicking on 'AccessMedicine' and logging in using the UMHS generic login, and/or then your personal UMHS MyAccess login.

"In medicine, the terms "differential diagnosis" and "etiology" often overlap. They are sometimes distinct and sometimes synonymous. In Diagnosaurus, "DDx" is generally used when either term can apply. However, many entries have both an etiology list and a DDx. In these cases, the etiologies are the possible causes of the condition, while the DDx is the list of alternative diagnoses. For consistency, etiology is always listed before DDx. A few entries also have a list of "associated conditions" or "types."
Note that every entry is linked to related entries by way of the "See Related DDx" feature. For example, while viewing the DDx of psoriasis, you may wish to see the related DDx of scaly lesions. This feature also helps label a patient's presenting syndrome and thus leads you to the best differential diagnosis. In the example above, if the rash reminds you of psoriasis, you might start with the psoriasis entry and then link to the differential diagnosis of scaly lesions."

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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Kaplan USMLE Step 1 Lecture Notes Series

The latest acquisitions to the Anne Ross Library include numerous copies of the 2014 Kaplan USMLE Step 1 Lecture Notes series.

This series has 7 titles covering the Basic Science subjects. Five copies of each title have been added to our Reserve collection for use in the library, while an additional ten copies of each title are available to check out.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Snorkeling Gear Available for Library Checkout

The Anne Ross Library has been donated two sets of snorkeling gear by the SGA Sports Club. This scuba diving equipment is now available for check out from the library.


The UMHS Sports Club donated three sports balls last year for check out and use on campus. These snorkeling sets, each including a mask, snorkel and pair of fins, will be allowed off campus for a week long checkout the same as most of the other library resources.

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Anne Ross Library's Latest Acquisition: The DSM-5

The new 5th edition of the American Psychiatric Association's  Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5™) is now available on the Reference shelf in the library. The DSM is used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders. This latest edition is 10 years in the making, involving hundreds of international experts working in all aspects of mental health.

"The DSM-5 is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations. The information contained in the manual is also valuable to other physicians and health professionals, including psychologists, counselors, nurses, and occupational and rehabilitation therapists, as well as social workers and forensic and legal specialists."

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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

MEDLINE® Complete is Here!

MEDLINE® Complete , the latest product offering from EBSCO and described as "an unprecedented full-text collection of the most sought-after medical journals", is now available to our faculty and students! "This exceptional database provides full text for the most prominent journals used in the field of medical research. MEDLINE Complete is the largest full-text companion to the MEDLINE index, containing full text for more than 2,060 journals." This upgrade to our EBSCO subscription provides access to an additional 500 medical journals. Check it out on your computer or mobile devise utilizing your EBSCO login. Please pop in to see me in the library for further instruction on how to search this, or any of our other great library resource databases.

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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Mental Health Nursing Assessment Tools

Of particular interest to NUR 313 students,
Prof. McClane has gathered various mental health assessment tools into a kit for students to access in the library.
The kit is available at the library circulation desk.
It includes assessment tools for depression, mental status, heritage assessment [culture], risk assessment, etc.
Sheets may be photocopied.

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