New Resources Announcements

Dear Juniors and Seniors:

Welcome to your clinical rotations!!

The Calder librarians would like to recommend a clinical resource to you as well as anyone interested in visual clinical decision support tools. An important point of care resource is VisualDx, designed by dermatologists and physician specialists and accessible through the Calder Library Homepage.

Poison Ivy (above) courtesy of VisualDx

We love this resource and think you will too. WHY?

The Calder Library is pleased to announce that two electronic products are back by popular demand and through more reasonable pricing.

The AMA Manual of Style Online now provides periodic updates to new and revised policies. Web-only examples include downloadable quick style guides, and learning resources include word-of-the-month and tip-of-the month features. Functionality has been enhanced to include search and browse options, conversion calculators for metric measures, and SI conversions for selected laboratory tests. Glossaries of statistical and publishing terms are also included.  Remote access is available for this product.

Natural Standard refers to its database as “the Authority on Integrative Medicine." This product aggregates and synthesizes data on complementary and alternative therapies worldwide. Its comprehensive methodology and reproducible grading scales serve to provide information that is evidence-based, consensus-based, and peer-reviewed, using the expertise of a multidisciplinary Editorial Board. The reliable and objective information aids healthcare providers, patients, and institutions to make safer and informed therapeutic decisions. Natural Standard covers the following areas but does not recommend specific therapies or practitioners. Remote access is available for this product.

The University of Miami is pleased to offer EndNote to all faculty, researchers, students, and staff. If you are interested in downloading a copy of EndNote, please visit this page.

With EndNote you can: 

  • Automatically format your bibliography and create in-text citations
  • Easily pull citation information from the PDFs on your computer
  • Download the PDFs of a list of citations with a single click
  • View and annotate PDFs and citations in your EndNote database

If you are interested in learning more, please contact the Reference and Education Department. Happy citing!

Find these and other related books from the American Psychiatric Association in the library's catalog and at PsychiatryOnline.

Dulcan’s Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, c2010

American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry by Dan G. Blazer, c2009

Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury by Jonathan Silver, c2011

American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, 4th Edition, c2008

American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology, 4th Edition, c2009

 

 

The current issue of Academic Medicine contains essays responding to the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) 2011 question of the year "What improvements in medical education will lead to better health for individuals and populations?" The response written by Dr Mary Moore, Chair of the Department of Health Informatics and Executive Director of the Calder Memorial Library, on behalf of the Association of American Health Sciences Libraries, was accepted for inclusion in the issue. Her article, entitled Teaching Physicians to Make Informed Decisions in the Face of Uncertainty: Librarians and Informaticians on the Health Care Team, addresses the role librarians play in the health care team and led to an invitation to Dr Moore to present at the AAMC conference this weekend. Read this article and more, ranging from translational science implications to personalized medicine, in the November issue, which is available to both subscribers and non-subscribers.

Are you looking for the reports from the most influential conferences? The Calder Library is featuring a temporary trial of MD Conference Express, where you have access to peer-reviewed conference highlights reports.

With travel funds decreasing across the nation, it may not be possible to attend every conference. To keep up-to-date you can check out the highlights reports from conferences such as the American College of Cardiology, the American Diabetes Association, the American Psychiatric Association, and more. The MD Conference Express team works with the conference steering committees to select which topics will have an immediate impact on a clinician's practice. Medical writers then create highlights reports using primary source data. The researchers who presented the live talks are invited to review these reports and provide feedback to ensure accuracy. The e-book versions of the reports allow users the ability to electronically browse and even search for particular authors, institutions, and topics. Please take a look at this resource, and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. what you think. We look forward to hearing your This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

 

In our ongoing efforts to enhance and improve services to our users, we have implemented a new and improved federated search engine, 360 Search. The simple search interface unifies results for e-journals, e-books, and other library materials. It then sorts thousands of results into clusters that make it easy to cut through clutter and find meaningful content. Just type your topic in the search box in the upper-left hand corner of the homepage, and you will see your search results organized by topic, source, and more.

360 Search

We have also created custom search categories which are targeted towards our main user groups. Subject searching can be found on the following portals listed on our website:  Students, Consumer Health, Physicians/Clinicians, and Researchers.

Users can now find answers faster by eliminating information overload as 360 Search provides a quick, intuitive path to results that share common topics, dates, journals, and authors. Also, there is a seamless integration to full-text, whereby users are presented with links to the full-text articles based on our subscriptions. In addition, patrons are now able to export selected citations to any bibliographic citation manager (like RefWorks) or email selected citations in either plain text or HTML.

 

In our continuing efforts to make information easier for you to find, all of the books above and more are now easy to search and find in our library's catalog. If you are interested in browsing e-books by subject, you can also do so on our e-book page. Please let us know what else we can do to make your learning and research process easier. In the meantime, check out these books:

Anatomy Demystified by Dale P. Layman, c2004.

Cellular Physiology by David Landowne, c2006

Conduct Disorders in Childhood & Adolescence by Jonathan Hill and Barbara Maughan, c2001

Disorders of Volition by Natalie Sebanz and Wolfgang Prinz, c2006

Schaum’s Outline of Biochemistry by Philip Kuchel, c2009

Skin Cancer by Keyvan Nouri, c2008

Are you busy studying for the USMLE? Are you interested in *free* access to sample questions and immediate feedback and remediation? Calder librarians are pleased to provide you with access to USMLEasy Lite.

USMLEasy Lite can be accessed from our list of E-Databases. Once you click on the link, create a personal account, allowing you to customize the search questions and save your results. Answer sample questions from Steps 1, 2, and 3 with the click of a mouse (click Take a Test Now). For more information, contact your friendly Calder librarians. Good luck!

We are pleased to announce that UpToDate, a key information resource to support clinical care, is once again available.

You can access UpToDate (UTD) from the Calder Library homepage or from your browser while on the Intranet. UTD is available at the Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami Hospital, Jackson Health System (excluding Jackson North), Sylvester Cancer Center, the Regional Medical Campus in Palm Beach County and University of Miami health centers and clinics. It is not available remotely.

To see recent updates in UTD, click on “What’s New” at the top of the screen. Newer features include a drug interactions program and the ability to earn CME credit while using the resource. UTD has added more psychiatry and dermatology content, geriatrics and general surgery specialty resources will be available soon.

It is only because of the strong support of the Dean, the guidance of Medical Education, the advocacy of clinical faculty, residents, students and nurses, the flexibility of UTD, and extensive negotiation that the Miller School of Medicine was able to reinstate this valuable resource.

 

Click on the image below for further details about UTD.

UpToDate features

The new portal facilitates access to free, authoritative, and unbiased health information that is most useful to physicians, medical students and patients the world over. It serves as a complementary portal to our Spanish-language portal Sitios Electrónicos Médicos.
Free Authoritative Health Websites features freely accessible resources ranging from tutorials and citation analysis databases for PubMed, to online journals and medical books. It also provides links to help with writing documents, websites for organizations and institutions, and online translation services.
We hope you find this portal useful and welcome your feedback and suggestions.

 

Portal screen capture