March 30, 2008
NLM Improves "Go Local" Search
Health Disparities (MedlinePlus)
March 28, 2008
The Health Sciences Libraries are hosting a trial of AccessPharmacy for the month of April.
AccessPharmacy is an online curricular resource designed to meet the changing demands of pharmacy education. It allows students to select a core curriculum topic, browse by organ system, review textbooks, or search across leading pharmacy online references. AccessPharmacy supports image and video searching, and includes an extensive drug database that provides chemical structure, dosing information, adverse reactions, and indications and contraindications.
The eBook collection within AccessPharmacy consists of 22 textbooks,
- Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 11th Edition
- Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 10th Edition
- Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 6th Edition
- Pharmacoepidemiology: Principles & Practice
- Pharmacy and Federal Drug Law Review
Please take some time in April to explore AccessPharmacy and let us know what you think.
Send your feedback to one of the Pharmacy liaison librarians - Doreen Bradley (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mark MacEachern (email@example.com).
Clustering Search Engine for Science - ScienceRoll!
Two hours ago, Bertalan Mesko (the main man for the famous science blog ScienceRoll) announced on Twitter that they were releasing a new search tool.
ScienceRoll Search: http://sciencerollsearch.com
Let me say, this is one really cool, really useful toy for anyone in health, medicine, life sciences, or research in these areas. To start with, it searches a lot of public health and medicine databases and web sites.
Next, like any really good aggregator, it tells you which of the sources seemed to be the most productive for your topic. I searched "evidence-based" in this example below.
Next, it uses semantic technologies (also known as "Web 3.0") to analyse and cluster the results by topic.
This allows you to quickly focus your search, to scan and see what are the main themes or trends in the topic, and to learn more about the conceptual structure of the idea if it is new to you. Worth exploring. Spend some time with this one.
March 23, 2008
Women's Health Resources (NLM)
March 20, 2008
NIH Public Access Policy
NIH's new Public Access Policy requires that all papers resulting from NIH-funded research must be deposited in the National Library of Medicine's PubMed Central within 12 months of publication. The Policy applies to all peer-reviewed articles (including their graphics and supplemental materials) accepted for publication on or after April 7th, 2008, arising in whole or part from direct costs paid by the NIH or NIH staff.
For additional information, visit http://copyright.umich.edu/nih.html