Library Resources for Top Clinical Questions

On average, clinicians raise 1 medical knowledge question for every 2 patients seen (Del Fiol et al., 2014). Of these questions, 34% concern drug treatment, and 24% concern potential causes of a symptom, physical finding, or diagnostic test finding. (See the top 13 questions identified by the study.)

For help with these questions, the Library offers evidence-based clinical decision support resources.

To identify potential causes of a symptom or a diagnostic test finding, try these clinical information resources.

DynaMed Plus logo

Search for a symptom/finding with these strategic keywords:

Up to Date logo

Search for a symptom/finding with these strategic keywords:

Access Medicine logo

A collection of books and quick reference tools.

Select titles and tools:

For drug treatment questions on dose and administration, indication, and adverse reactions

DynaMed Plus

UpToDate

Clinical Pharmacology – a specialized drug database

Less Searching, More Finding: Online Medical Library

Investigating a tricky diagnosis? Need a drug interaction tool on your phone? Seeking evidence-based research articles for your research project? The UC San Diego Library has a suite of databases, mobile apps and online tools ready to help. Find point-of-care evidence, learn power search tips, set up alerts to new publications in your specialty and much more.

Clinical Essentials Library Guide: Essential resources and best practices for health literature.

Highlights include…

Clinical decision support in your pocket–mobile apps

  • Dynamed Plus: “The next gen clinical information resource designed to decrease time to answer.” Includes rich evidence-based content, calculators, evidence grades and thousands of medical graphics and images.

 

  • UpToDate: Well known evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource. Includes practice-changing updates, calculators, drug/herb interactions (Via Lexicomp) and plain language patient information.

 

  • Clinical Pharmacology: Comprehensive drug reference to support decision making by providing access to current, accurate and clinically relevant drug information.

Read more…

Workshop: Introducing Esri ArcGIS Hub

Workshop:  Introducing Esri ArcGIS Hub
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
UC San Diego – Geisel Library, Dunst Classroom (Classroom 1)

Transform how you engage and collaborate with your community using GIS. ArcGIS Hub provides a framework for a two-way engagement to content inside and ArcGIS Organization with the community through initiatives. This workshop will introduce ArcGIS Hub and Open Data framework that combine data, visualization, analytics and collaboration technology. Some familiarity with GIS will be useful for this workshop.

Instructor:  Canserina Kurnia, Esri, Solution Engineer

Registration: special login needed for workshop ucsdarcgishubworkshop.eventbrite.com

ArcGIS Hub is available to UC San Diego students, faculty, and staff through the University of California’s Esri ArcGIS license. More info on ArcGIS Hub, Initiatives, and Open Data.

For questions, please contact Amy Work, awork@ucsd.edu or Maryam Sarkhoush, maryam@ucsd.edu.

The Future of Learning: A Talk with Dan Russell, Search Quality Engineer at Google

Note: This event is sold out and walk-ins will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis if seats become available. The event will be recorded and available for post-viewing via The Library Channel.

Join us in hearing Dan Russell’s experience in search quality and where the future of learning will take us. 

Thursday, October 18, 2018
5:00 – 6:30 PM
Geisel Library, Seuss Room
Register here

What does it mean to be literate in the age of Google? At a time when you can search billions of texts in milliseconds, scan over trillions of online images, and look deeply into planet-wide maps, we need to rethink what it means to be literate and to be a learner. Although you might think that “literacy” is one of the great constants that transcends the ages, the skills of a literate person have changed substantially over time as texts and technology allow for new kinds of reading and understanding. How will advancements in virtual- and augmented-realities affect the way we reason, understand, and think?

In his talk, Dan reviews what literacy means today and shows how some very surprising and unexpected skills will turn out to be critical in the years ahead.

UC San Diego Library Expands Hours to Meet Patron’s Needs

We’re excited to announce we’re expanding our Friday hours starting September 28. New Friday hours at the Geisel Library Building will be 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Biomedical Library Building hours will remain the same.

As the Library actively reimagines its portfolio of services, spaces, and resources to best meet the needs of the campus community, it’s clear more user-friendly hours is what our students desire. In response, we’re changing our Friday hours and will stay open two hours longer until 8 p.m. during regular academic quarters to provide library services.

Over the last year, the Library has been working on several projects to better meet our students needs. This fall, new and returning Tritons will be pleasantly surprised to find–in addition to a later closing time on Fridays–a renovated study space on the 8th Floor and newly renovated and gender-inclusive restrooms on floors 4-8.  Read more…

Geisel Library Welcome Week Tours for New Students

Welcome Week Geisel Library Tours

 

Welcome New Tritons! Learn about the UC San Diego Library’s services and resources by attending a tour.

Welcome Week Geisel Library Tours for New Students

Tour space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis

Monday, September 24th: 10 a.m.

Monday, September 24th: 1 p.m.

Wednesday. September 26th: 10 a.m.

Wednesday, September 26th: 1 p.m.

These tours showcase the wide variety of study spaces, library collections, technologies, equipment, and amenities offered within Geisel Library, and offer an introduction to the many services its staff provides. Services and spaces offered in the nearby Biomedical Library Building are also mentioned. Tours are approximately 45 – 60 minutes.

Library visitors are asked to respect the needs of the campus community by minimizing interference, not blocking traffic, and keeping visits short. Tour groups are restricted to the 1st and 2nd floors of the building. Floors 4 – 6 are designated for quiet study, and floor 7 is for silent study.  Floor 8 is closed.

 

BrowZine Pilot Extended Through June 2019 – Stay Current with Your Favorite Journals

The Library has renewed BrowZine, our web/app-based service to help keep up with the latest articles from your favorite scholarly, peer-reviewed journals, for another year.

With BrowZine, you can:

  • Create a customized list of up to 64 scholarly journals that you want to “follow,” from hundreds of publishers across all disciplines (arts, humanities, sciences, engineering, social sciences).
  • Access your “bookshelf” from the web, or from iOS/Android tablets and smartphones, synced across your devices.
  • Be notified when new articles are published.
  • Save articles for later reading (including offline), organize the articles into collections, integrate with bibliographic management software to export references, and more.

Please contact Teri Vogel if you have questions or feedback about using Browzine. We also have an FAQ on our guide.

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UC San Diego Library Celebrates 50th Anniversary of School of Medicine

UC San Diego School of Medicine 50th Anniversary Exhibit
Biomedical Library Breezeway
July 23-September 17, 2018

The UC San Diego Library celebrates 50 years of medical education at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. Throughout this time medical faculty, physicians and students have played an integral role in the achievements and success of the program today. This exhibit is on display through September 17th.

Fifty years after its first class of medical students, the School of Medicine is considered to be among the 20 best in the country in terms of research and primary care. The campus has become a hub for medical science and for translating fundamental discoveries into new clinical therapies. There is a lot to celebrate – from establishing the region’s first Level 1 Trauma Center in 1976 that has been used as a model for trauma centers around the world to establishing an international model for HIV and AIDS patient care known as the Owen’s Clinic.

Visit the UC San Diego School of Medicine 50th Anniversary page for a look at the oral histories and the accomplishments displayed in the exhibit.

New Popular Science Reading – June 2018

Lots of new popular science books added just in the last few weeks, including UC San Diego Professor Brian Keating’s Losing the Nobel Prize.

You can find these and the rest of the collection on the main (2nd) floor in the Geisel Library Building West Wing, near the Research Assistance Desk and New Books shelf, arranged by call number for easier browsing.

Many of the books under the “On Order” tab already have links to records in Roger, so if there’s one on that list that catches your attention, you can place a Request on the book and be the first one to read it when it arrives.

Book covers from new popular science books

UC San Diego Library’s ‘Food for Fine$’ Program Waives Overdue Fees for a Good Cause

The UC San Diego Library is teaming up with the UC San Diego Triton Food Pantry to offer students a unique alternative to paying recall or reserve library fines with nonperishable food donations.

In support of the food pantry, the Library’s Food for Fine$ is a new initiative encouraging students to offer food donations to receive a $2 credit per eligible item toward their existing fines for recent overdue Library materials.

“This initiative demonstrates the Library’s commitment to the UC San Diego community by providing needed relief to some students who might otherwise skip a meal to save money,” said Kymberly Goodson, program director for Spaces, Lending, & Access (SLA). “We’re thrilled about this partnership with the Food Pantry. It’s something we’ve never done at the Library, and we hope we can continue it in the future.”

To participate, students can drop off nonperishable foods at the Geisel or BLB Front Desks, including canned meats, canned vegetables, boxes of cereal, cooking oils, and much more (see details of eligible donations and fines here). No glass containers will be accepted and food cannot be repackaged, damaged, opened, or expired. Food for Fine$ kicks off May 27 and runs through June 9.

“Only fines incurred in Weeks 1 through 8 of Spring Quarter will be credited by donated goods, up to a $40 maximum,” said Goodson. “Alternately, participants can receive a credit for already paid fines from this time period.”

The UC San Diego Library joins a network of other universities with similar programs, such as UC Irvine Libraries, U-T at Arlington, and Texas A&M. Food for Fine$ originated in public libraries as a way to further contribute to their communities while also providing a way for library users to decrease or pay their fines and begin using their library cards again.

“We’ve seen an increase in students using the pantry as tuition costs rise. We currently serve over 700 students per week. A 2012 UC Undergraduate Experience Survey showed 25 percent of UC San Diego students ‘often’ skip meals to save cash,” said Sherlock Li, manager at the Triton Food Pantry. “With summer around the corner, Food for Fine$ is a great way for students to clear their cupboards before moving out and keep the Food Pantry stocked.”

The Triton Food Pantry was launched by Associated Students in February 2015 to ensure the academic success of students of all backgrounds. All registered students with a valid UC San Diego identification card can visit the pantry once per week to get up to 10 points worth of food. Fresh produce is also available to supplement students’ needs.”

For more information about the Food for Fine$ program, contact staff at either the Geisel or BLB Front Desks.

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