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CINAHL is Moving to EBSCOhost

Beginning in January 2009, CINAHL will be available exclusively through the EBSCOhost search interface – it will no longer be accessible via OVID. Here are some tips for making the transition.

HSLS CME Opportunities

Continuing medical education (CME) opportunities are available in many HSLS resources, including MDConsult and AccessSurgery, as well as many electronic journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine or Journal of the American Medical Association.

Director’s Reflections…Does Anyone Still Come to the Library?

EpsteinI often encounter faculty members, researchers, and others who lament the fact that they rarely visit the library in person anymore, even though they are frequent users of our services and resources. There are lots of good reasons for this: schedules are crowded, offices are distant, or the weather is inclement. The most important explanation, of course, is that we’ve done such a good job of bringing the library to our users through licensed electronic journals and databases that users can find almost anything online. So is the library empty and deserted? Not at all!

Scopus Adds Feature for Batch Downloading of Online Articles

ScopusScopus, an interdisciplinary database, recently added a Document Download Manager to automatically download and save the full-text of articles, with the click of a button. This new feature will save users valuable time.

PubMed Changes

PubMed users will notice several recent changes in the search interface, including new HSLS full-text links and the inclusion of PubMed Central ID numbers, needed by researchers adhering to the NIH Public Access Policy.

Looking for Graphics?

Looking for graphics to enhance educational material for health sciences classes and presentations? HSLS has numerous options to assist you.

The Pan American Health Organization E-Collection

The HSLS online collection now includes a group of e-books from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). This collection is a valuable tool for those who need rapid, direct access to accurate, up-to-date information about the field of public health.

National Disaster Information Readily Available

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has recently created the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC). DIMRC utilizes the vast resources of library networks to collect, organize and disseminate health information and informatics research related to natural, accidental, or other disasters.

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