The popular UpToDate clinical medical information tool is available off campus via the VPN. If you are based at the UC San Diego Medical Center or on campus you should be able to just get right in, but off campus you will need to set your computer up to use the campus Virtual Private Network (VPN). UpToDate does NOT work via the campus Proxy Server.
Need to freshen up your Google searching and Google tools skills? The Biomedical Library is not offering any Google classes this summer — but Google is!
Starting July 1st, Google is offering a “free, online, community-based course” called Power Searching with Google.
For more details, and to sign up, visit their website.
The Biomedical Library provides access to an increasing number of high-quality electronic books on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). To get an idea of the breadth and quality of this collection, take a look at the 45 titles on this topic that were published within the past five years. More books on this topic will be added in the future.
Many biomedical information resources, including several to which the UC San Diego Libraries subscribe, have mobile-friendly websites or apps for smart phones. The Biomedical Library has created a guide to highlight the mobile versions of PubMed, Web of Knowledge (Web of Science, BIOSIS, etc.), Clinical Pharmacology, Micromedex, Access Medicine, Procedures Consult, Roger, Melvyl, EndNote Web, RefWorks and more. The guide also includes mobile websites and apps pertaining to “getting things done” such as Evernote, Dropbox, etc.
Check out the guide on your phone or computer: http://ucsd.libguides.com/bmlmobile
At this time, not all resources work with all phones and most of the subscription-based resources require the smart phone to be on the UC San Diego wireless network or logged into the Virtual Private Network (VPN).
This guide is a work in progress so please let us know about any additional mobile resources that you think that we should include. Add your suggestions to the guide itself or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ve updated our e-journals browsing tool on our Website. We now have one master e-journal listing with better search capabilities and far fewer duplicate entries. The data is coming from the same source as the UC eLinks tool that you see when you use our databases to find full text articles.
The HHS Community Health Data Initiative that we reported on last year is now publishing data in the form of the Health Indicators Warehouse. Over 1000 indicators from 170 different sources are tracked, mainly health and demographic-related. Data are available in tables, charts and maps.
Link: Health Indicators Warehouse
ARTStor, a database that contains a digital library of art images, has added some collections about the history of medicine and the life sciences:
- The Vesalius Anatomical Illustrations collection, from Northwestern University, contains the 16th century anatomical drawing and diagrams of anatomist and physician Andreas Vesalius.
- The Hill Orinthology collection, from the Cornell University Library, contains 18th and 19th century ornithological illustrations.
- Cook’s Voyages to the South Seas, from the Natural History Museum in London, contains 18th century botanical and zoological illustrations.
- The First Fleet collection, also from the Natural History Museum in London, contains 18th century botanical, zoological, and anthropological illustrations from Australia.
Browse the collections and see Sexta musculorum tabula, or Sixth table of muscles, a diagram of the muscular system or the colorful and long beaked Hawaiian Honeycreeper of the Sandwich Isles.
Hat tip to the UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library blog: http://blogs.library.ucla.edu/biomedical/2011/01/24/artstor-adds-collections/
Do you do chemistry searches using Beilstein/Gmelin?
As of January 2011, Reaxys has replaced CrossFire as the portal to access Beilstein and Gmelin databases. Reaxys is an entirely web-based application that combines the content of Beilstein, Gmelin and the Patent Chemistry databases. It works on PCs and Macs, and you only need a plugin if you want to use a structure editor other than the one built into Reaxys (MarvinSketch). Reaxys works on IE, Firefox and Safari, and it requires Java Runtime Environment 5.0 or later.
Helpful user guides are at Elsevier’s Reaxys Training Center including Reaxys – Content at a Glance and Reaxys Quick Reference Guide. The S&E Reaxys guide will be in early January, and the Library will offer some training sessions over the next few months.
CrossFire was retired on December 31 and will no longer work. You will need to uninstall the CrossFire Commander client from your computer.
(reposted from the Science & Engineering Library blog)