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November 11, 2009

Whirlwind Tour of Clinical Resources

The Health Sciences Libraries are proud to present a whirlwind tour of clinical resources.

On November 30th and December 10th, from 11 am until 2 pm, please join us in UH 2C228 (off the Cafeteria, behind the Gift Shop) to view the new electronic resources that the M-Library now has available. In addition to DynaMed, EMBASE, & Scopus, come see the new Mirlyn & new PubMed interfaces, AccessMedicine, AccessPharmacy, StatRef!, CINAHL, Pediatric Care Online,Facts & Comparisons, Dentistry and Oral Sciences Source, ACP, & MedlinePlus.

This is a drop-in session, so no need to register. Come for a few minutes or just to pick up handouts or stay/play for an hour. Questions to: hslibraries@umich.edu

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Finding Flushots

If you are connected with the University of Michigan as faculty, staff, student, or patient, the most helpful local information is this link from UMHS.

University of Michigan Health System: Influenza (Flu) Information: Flushots: http://www.med.umich.edu/flu/shots/index.htm

But what if you have a friend, colleague or relative who is not affiliated with UM? How do you help them find a flushot? The UMHS site refers you to the American Lung Association site, which is unfortunately not working at the moment. They refer you to Flu.gov, which is probably a better first stop anyway.

Flu.gov: http://www.flu.gov/
Flu.gov: Where You Live / Find a Flu Shot Near You: http://www.flu.gov/whereyoulive/index.html

Many folk have also heard about the Google FluTrends site.

Google FluTrends

I've heard a lot of people saying, Google made the FluTrends site, why can't they get their act together and give us the info we really need about what is going on with this flu? Where is it in my area? How fast is is spreading? How can I find a flushot? Well, Google folks are pretty smart, and while folks were complaining it wasn't here yet, they were already working on trying to get it out.

Google Flushots
Google: Flushots: www.google.com/flushot

How this works is that you enter your zipcode, and it returns locations within a roughly five mile radius. Unfortunately, in the immediate Ann Arbor area, there are no flushots available to the public at this time. Still, if that happens, think about your transportation options - where does the bus go? do you have access to a car? - then enter the zipcodes for those areas to see if there is something available in the surrounding areas.

For more information:

Google: Finding Flu Vaccine Information in One Easy Place: http://blog.google.org/2009/11/finding-flu-vaccine-information-in-one.html

Need to find zipcodes nearby? Try the browseable Zipcode Map.

Zipcode Boundary Map
Zipcode Boundary Map: http://maps.huge.info/zip.htm

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November 05, 2009

Trial: Health Policy Reference Center

The University of Michigan Libraries is conducting a trial of Ebsco's Health Policy Reference Center™.

This comprehensive full-text database covers all aspects of health policy and related issues including, but not limited to:
* Health Care Access & Delivery
* Health Care Administration
* Health Care Financing & Economics
* Health Care Planning
* Health Care Quality
* Health Care Reform
* Health Insurance
* Health Law
* Health Services Research
* Long Term Care
* Maternal & Child Health
* Medical & Health Care Ethics
* Public Health
* Social Medicine

The trial will expire on 30 November 2009.

Please send your comments to Nadia Lalla (nadiamar at umich.edu)

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November 04, 2009

Cut the Cord: Connecting to Our Mobile Users

The University of Michigan Health Sciences Libraries is hosting the Medical Library Association (MLA) webcast “Cut the Cord: Connecting to Our Mobile Users”.

A **free** Medical Library Association webcast for information professionals that will
* describe mobile technology and its value for librarians and health care professionals
* demonstrate mobile technology devices and innovative applications
* explore programs that illustrate the potential of mobile technology for health professionals
* discuss funding opportunities to create and sustain mobile technology programs

Wednesday, 18 November, 2009, 1:30 – 4:00 P.M. (Agenda)

Rm. 2802, Medical Science Building 2
The University of Michigan
1137 E. Catherine St.,
Ann Arbor, MI (Campus maps and parking information)

The Presenters:
* Max Anderson, Technology Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region
* Emily Hurst, Instructional Services Librarian, University of Texas Health Science Center
* Bart Ragon, Associate Director for Library Technology Services and Development, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia–Charlottesville
* David Rothman, co-crator LibWorm.com and Information Services Specialist, Medical Library, Community General Hospital of Greater Syracuse
* Renee Bougard, Outreach Librarian, National Network of Libraries of Medicine National Network Office
* Brian Briggman, System Architect, National Library of Medicine
* Dr. Paul Fontelo, Office of High Performance Computing and Communications, Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communication, National Library of Medicine
* Loren Frant, Head, Health Information Products Unit, National Library of Medicine
* Philip Garcia, Reference Services Coordinator, University of California–Irvine’s (UCI) Grunigen Medical Library
* Eric Schnell, Associate Professor and Emerging Technology and Services Specialist, Prior Health Sciences Library, Ohio State University
* Megan von Isenburt, Associate Director of Information Services, Duke University Medical Center Library
(More information about the presenters)

RSVP to Nadia Lalla (nadiamar at umich.edu or 734-615-9452) by Tuesday, 17 November.

Other details:
* Participants can earn up to 2.0 MLA CE contact hours.
* Bring your questions!

The sponsorship of this webcast site has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. NLM-N01-LM-6-3503 with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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