New Resources Announcements

UpToDate now offers the option of searching an extensive library of high-quality graphics, including more than 27,000 pictures, tables, illustrations, diagrams, graphs, algorithms and videos, without using a separate search engine.  After entering the search term(s)—it can be a disease, symptom, laboratory abnormality, procedure, or drug; click on the Graphics link to quickly and easily search the database for graphics related to that topic. For example, in a search for “anemia,” results include a series of algorithms for treatment of anemia, pictures of anemia-induced skin conditions, pictures of blood smears, radiographs and angiographs, multiples graphs comparing treatments, tables of risk factors, practice guidelines, and useful information that will enhance the clinician’s ability to diagnose and treat patients.  Graphics results are presented as thumbnails with titles (see below).  Click on any thumbnail to enlarge the image.  Once the image is enlarged, it can be sent by email, printed, or exported to MS PowerPoint (PPT), making this resource useful for enhancing instructional materials (when “Export” is selected the specific image is converted into a fully-referenced PPT slide).  Each graphic also provides references and links to related topics of interest (look for “Appears in Topics”).

To learn more about conducting a Graphics Search, sharing information with patients or colleagues, and exporting graphics to a presentation, watch a short video tutorial that can be found at: www.uptodate.com/home/help-demo.

Please do not hesitate to contact a Reference Librarian at Calder Library for assistance with UpToDate.  You may contact us by phone at 305-243-6648 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Calder Library will host a special seminar on the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) on Friday, February 28th, 2014, from 1:00-3:30 p.m., in the third floor electronic classroom. Guest Lecturer will be Dr. Ira Sheskin, Professor and Chair, Department of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Miami, Coral Gables Campus.

The IBM Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), v.22, is a package of statistical tools for Windows. The major thrust of this course is to teach participants how to use SPSS. The class will familiarize participants with the program and what it is capable of doing. Participants will be able to: (1) review the SPSS Windows (Data, Syntax, Output, and Help); (2) Enter data into the program; (3) Navigate and edit a spreadsheet; (4) Explore the Menu Structure; (5) Run statistical programs; (6) Create graphs; and more. Hands-on exercises will familiarize participants with the program. The University of Miami has a site license for the program and it is available for download by authorized users.

This class will be co-hosted by UMIT Training Services (http://www.miami.edu/it/index.php/uss/itt/it_training_schedule/).
This class is limited to 20 participants, so register early! Online registration is at: http://calder.med.miami.edu/forms/classregistration.html

For additional information, please contact Carmen Bou-Crick at 305-243-6648 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Once again, PsychiatryOnline is accessible from the Calder Library homepage.  This powerful Web-based portal features DSM-5® and The American Journal of Psychiatry as the cornerstones of a collection of psychiatric references from American Psychiatric Publishing.  PsychiatryOnline provides access to:

  • DSM® Library titles, including DSM-5, DSM-IV-TR®, DSM-IV-TR® Handbook of Differential Diagnosis, and Cases from DSM-IV-TR® Casebook and its Treatment Companion (DSM-5 editions of these two books will soon be added to the collection
  • Journals including The American Journal of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Services, Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, and Academic Psychiatry
  • Textbooks including The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry, Gabbard’s Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders, Textbook of Psychotherapeutic Treatments, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology, and Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology
  • American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines for the treatment of psychiatric disorders
  • Self-assessment tools for study, board certification and recertification review, AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, and lifelong learning
  • Clinical and research news from Psychiatric News
  • Medication information handouts for patients

PsychiatryOnline is used as a resource for the Psychiatry Resident-in-Training® Examination (PRITE®) and the Psychiatrists In-Practice Examination® (PIPE®) by The American College of Psychiatrists®.   PsychiatryOnline is more than just printed material converted to an electronic medium. The website employs the latest technology, providing an enhanced multimedia experience and intuitive navigation.  It provides access from any computer with a Web connection and provides automatic detection of mobile devices.  It is updated regularly and provides state-of-the-art, cross-format searching. It provides quick links to related material and hyperlinked references that lead to the abstract via PubMed.  Self-Assessment tools can be used to test skills and knowledge and earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for certification/recertification and to enhance professional development. [This information was obtained from the PsychiatryOnline Home Page, accessed at http://psychiatryonline.com on December 2, 2013.]

PsychiatryOnline can be accessed via the E-Databases link on the Calder Library Website (http://calder.med.miami.edu).  Individual titles can be accessed from the Library’s E-Book (http://calder.med.miami.edu/ebooks/)  and E-Journal (http://fy6af6xb5m.search.serialssolutions.com/) A-Z lists.

Evidence-Based Practice. This class is intended for any health care practitioner or student who needs a basic introduction to the principles of Evidence-Based Practice. Upon completion of this class, participants will be able to define Evidence-Based Practice; construct a well-built clinical question (PICO); and identify search strategies that will improve PubMed searching.

Mobile Apps.  This workshop introduces a variety of subscription-based medical apps that are free to University of Miami users for a variety of mobile devices including iPhones, iPads, Androids, and Blackberries. These apps are useful both in the clinical and research settings. Apps introduced include Dynamed, Isabel, PubMed for Handhelds, Visual Dx, and others. Bring your mobile devices to class and start downloading these resources…today!

Tools for Clinicians.  This class reviews online resources available for clinicians.  Resources include:   (1) Clinical decision-making databases, such as  Access Medicine, MDConsult, UpToDate,  Dynamed, Visual Dx, and Isabel; (2) PubMed Clinical Queries, a PubMed Tool to assist in finding Evidence-Based Medicine articles, systematic reviews and articles on genomics; and (3) The Cochrane Library, a database of systematic reviews from the Cochrane Collaboration. These resources are available through the Calder Library for UM/JMH faculty and staff, medical students, interns, residents, and fellows.

Tools for Researchers.  This class offers an overview of online resources for researchers, such as (1) PubMed and MyNCBI, (2) the NIH Open Access Policy Compliance Resource Guide, (3) RefWorks/Write-N-Cite, (4) QUOSA, (5) Scopus/SciVal Experts, and (6) Web of Knowledge/Journal Citation Reports. The class offers basic information meant to motivate participants to enroll in full classes offered by the Library for each of these valuable resources.   

All resources are available through the Calder Library for UM/JMH faculty and staff, medical students, interns, residents, and fellows.  For the full list of classes, please visit our Class Registration website at:
http://calder.med.miami.edu/forms/classregistration.html

UpToDate website

Great news for UM heath care personnel in clinics, hospitals, and office practices!  The Library's UpToDate subscription now includes The Basics--patient information topics in English AND Spanish.  The Basics component is comprised of short articles written in plain language, which answer some of the  most frequent and important questions patients ask about medical problems.  With this information, patients can gain a better understanding of their medical condition and treatment plan.  The patient information topics are concordant with the professional topics upon which they are based in UpToDate. All topics are written by professional medical writers with advanced degrees, and then edited by the same in-house physician editors who develop the rigorously reviewed information that is included in UpToDate.

To access The Basics patient information in both English and Spanish, simply go to the Calder Library Website, click on e-Databases, then UpToDate.  Click on the "patient info" tab and "The Basics" to view all the topics and click "View in Spanish" for the Spanish version.

Other diagnostic, point-of-care or consumer health databases accessible through Calder's Website with bilingual patient handouts include DynaMed and Health Library Medline Plus, produced by the National Library of Medicine, offers patient care information in dozens of languages.

lynda.com provides access to streamed training videos on computer programs (Blackboard, Camtasia, Excel, Joomla!, Moodle, Photoshop, PowerPoint, SurveyMonkey, etc.);  Internet resources (eBay, Facebook, Google, YouTube, etc.); high tech companies (Apple, Microsoft, etc.), and just about everything else you can think of that is available online.  Visit www.miami.edu/lynda and sign in with your Cane ID.

The site is well organized and can be searched by subject, computer program name, author, or search term.   The system allows users to keep a “queue” of selected courses, and a history of completed courses along with earned certificates.

Some of the courses are short videos that can be completed in a few minutes, while others are quite extensive and take hours to complete.  The longer courses have a table of contents with the videos and exercises for completion.

Handy features include lists of “Latest Releases” with new videos that have been added to the collection; “10-minute tips” for different computer programs; and mobile courses for learning “on the go.”  The “Share your Playlists” section allows users to share selected courses with friends and colleagues using email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media.

lynda.com is freely available to all UM faculty, staff, and students.  Free trials are available for those not affiliated with UM.

Dermatology UpToDate


UpToDate added a new specialty to the database-Dermatology.  The section is organized in major categories:

  • Acne and rosacea
  • Bullous disease
  • Cosmetic dermatology
  • Cutaneous lymphoma
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatologic diagnosis
  • Dermatologic surgery
  • Drug eruptions
  • Genodermatoses
  • Hair and scalp disease
  • Infections and infestations
  • Melanocytic lesions & disorders of pigmentation
  • Nonmelanoma skin cancer and related disorders
  • Other topics in dermatology
  • Papulosquamous disorders
  • Pediatric dermatology
  • Photodermatology
  • Skin and systemic disease
  • Urticaria and angioedema
  • What’s new in dermatology
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    A Topic Outline provides easy navigation within each section, with headings such as Introduction, Patient Assessment, General Measures, Diseases discussed, Summary and Recommendations. A list of references is provided at the end of each category. Links to “Related Topics” provide additional information, if needed. An extensive number of graphics (figures, pictures and tables) illustrate the manifestations of the diseases that are being discussed. The pictures are linked to VisualDx, a decision-making tool for dermatology published by Logical Images, Inc. UpToDate is available from the Calder Library’s website (http://calder.med.miami.edu) under e-Databases.  A mobile version is available for Android, iPhone, iPad, and Windows 8 tablets.  UpToDate is published by Wolters Kluwer Health.

    Written by Barbara M. Sorondo and Jenny Garcia-Barcena

    Instructions to Authors in the Health Sciences (IAHS) is your one-stop resource for manuscript preparation and publication information. Created by the University of Toledo Mulford Health Sciences Library and maintained by Health Sciences Librarian Gerald Natal, IAHS is a compendium of links to the manuscript guidelines of over 6,000 health and life science journals. You can search the site by journal title or browse the listings using the alphabetical index.

    The portal also provides links to websites with valuable information for authors, medical journal editors, and researchers. Standards and guidelines on what is and is not permissible in a variety of publishing scenarios are offered at the portal, including the sites listed below:

    •COPE: guidance on retracting articles, ethical editing, authorship disputes
    •EASE: advice on writing clearly and concisely
    •ICMJE: instructions on completing forms to disclose potential conflicts of interest
    •SHERPA/RoMEO: policies from individual publishers on copyright transfer agreements and open access mandates for repository self-archiving
    •NIH Public Access Policy: step-by-step walkthrough on how to comply with NIH Policy and submit final journal manuscripts arising from NIH funds
    •PRISMA Statement: checklist and flow diagram that help ensure complete and thorough reporting of systematic reviews and meta-analyses

    The sites are checked weekly and updated on a monthly basis by Mr. Natal to ensure all links are accurate and timely.

    To access IAHS from Calder's homepage, click on the “Important Websites” link on the right side of our homepage, then select the “Instructions to Authors in the Health Sciences” link under the “I” listing.

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    Be sure to take a look at the hundreds of other links to biomedical, health sciences, writing and publication, and career websites reviewed by Calder librarians, organized by title and subject. 
    Tell us what you think! Have you used IAHS before? Do you have any suggestions for websites to add to the “Important Websites” listing? Leave a comment below, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call us at 305-243-6403.

     

    The Library was unable to renew the subscription to the Mary Ann Liebert Journal Collection, but will retain online access to four Liebert journals:

    Aids Research & Human Retroviruses,
    Antioxidants & Redox Signaling 
    Journal of Computational Biology
    Journal of Neurotrauma

    Regretfully, Calder Library must report that it is not renewing its license with OVID for the LW&W Total Access Journal Collection.

    Due to high price increases, the following journals  also will not be renewed:

    American Journal of Bioethics

    American Journal of Perinatology

    Cardiology in the Young
    Channels

    Clinical Chemistry & Laboratory Medicine

    Critical Reviews in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

    Current Protocols in Bioinformatics
    Current Protocols in Cell Biology
    Current Protocols in Immunology
    Current Protocols in Molecular Biology
    Current Protocols in Neuroscience
    Current Protocols in Pharmacology
    Current Protocols in Protein Science
    Current Protocols in Toxicology
    Journal of Perinatal Medicine

    Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

    Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
    Seminars in Liver Disease
    Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology

    Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
    Teaching and Learning in Medicine

    World Health Organization Publications – Global

     

    As the Library conducts its study of journal titles, usage and need, there will be additional titles that will be canceled for 2013 and 2014.

    The Library is interested in your comments about these journal changes.  Please click on this link on the Library’s Website to post comments:

    Enter your feedback about library hours, collections or staffing by completing this survey.

     

     

    Calder librarians have recently added dozens of new electronic books to our collections as well as purchased new editions of some the old favorites. You can access our electronic books by searching the library's catalog, by browsing our E-Book A-Z list (organized by genre), or by searching within an e-book collection. In response to popular demand, your Calder librarians have also negotiated continued access to Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, Hurst’s The Heart, and all other AccessMedicine books.

    PLUS check out the new electronic books available to you both on campus and from home:

    RefWorks has just launched the redesigned version of Write-N-Cite. Download the new version today to take advantage of its new features:

    • The tool is now available within Word, so you no longer have to toggle back and forth between Word and Write-N-Cite.
    • Once you have selected a style, Write-N-Cite will now cite in the proper style as you are writing, rather than waiting until the end.
    • The references and footnotes will be formatted for your style, so you no longer have to manage that while writing. Write-N-Cite does it for you!

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