January 05, 2011

New health sciences ebooks

The Taubman Health Sciences Library (THL) is now providing access to many more Elsevier health sciences titles as ebooks. Some books were previously available only in print copy, such as Gunderson’s Clinical Radiation Oncology and Gray’s Anatomy. Others are new acquisitions, including the latest edition of Netter’s Cardiology and Kim’s Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Spinal Techniques. There are also ten new Dentistry ebooks.

You can find all of these on MD Consult. Currently, you will need to access them by going to MD Consult, but eventually they will also become available through the Mirlyn catalog. These books may be accessed by anyone at any of the three UM campuses.

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November 08, 2010

More sources for medical images

If you are looking for good medical images, be sure to check out the Images research guide by Rebecca Price of the AA&E Library. There are links to sources for many different subjects, but of special interest is the page of resources for medical images.

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October 18, 2010

Images from the History of Medicine

Images from the History of Medicine (IHM) has now been added to SearchTools. This free resource is a project from the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and features nearly 70,000 digitized images reflecting the social and historic aspects of the health sciences. The images include portraits, photographs, caricatures, genre scenes, posters, and graphic art dated from the 15th to 21st century, many drawn from the illustrations in the Library of Congress's rare book and manuscript collection. The database is searchable by keyword or browsable by category, and more images are being added frequently.

Please be aware that these images are for private study, scholarship, and research. Some of them may be under copyright and it is the user's responsibility to comply with all copyright laws. Print copies can be ordered from the the IHM website.

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August 19, 2010

Resources for public health

Two more resources have been added to Search Tools. These are freely-available websites which have been added so that they can be more easily found by researchers. Both may be especially useful to researchers in public health.

The New Routes to Community Health website is a subject gateway for immigrant community health issues. It represents the combined efforts of eight diverse, immigrant-led collaborations working to create local media and outreach campaigns to address their communities' health concerns. The site can be searched by topic, by immigrant population, or by tags; a list of common tags is presented to aid browsing. This is a useful site for finding information about immigrant community issues, and especially about existing health care projects.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality website is a comprehensive portal to issues regarding health care quality and safety. It provides clinical information, patient and consumer information, funding opportunities, and surveys and other data sources. This is an extensive source of free information, available in both English and Spanish.

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August 18, 2010

Regulatory data & trial registries

Several public resources have now been added to Search Tools to assist researchers in locating clinical trials and regulatory data for drugs. These are freely available, but their addition to Search Tools should make them easier to find for UM researchers.

For drug regulatory and product information, try:
* European Public Assessment Reports (EPARs)
* Health Canada Drug Product Database
* FDA Dockets Management
* Drugs@FDA
* Devices@FDA

For locating controlled trials, try:
* ClinicalStudyResults.org
* ClinicalTrials.gov
* metaRegister of Controlled Trials (mRCT)
* WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform

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August 11, 2010

Online anatomy tools

The Taubman Health Sciences Library is pleased to announce a 30-day trial to e-Anatomy, an online, interactive anatomical atlas from IMAIOS. This award-winning resource provides over 4000 images, including CT scans, MRI, and radiographs in 29 distinct modules, with a search function to locate any anatomical structure.

The interactive controls allow the user to move through multiple cross-sections of structures or regions, while other controls allow the image to be saved or printed directly. The labels are also available in eight different languages.

For more information, here is a helpful user guide.

For more anatomical images, don't forget that Anatomy.tv is also available from Stat!Ref.

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July 29, 2010

New Dentistry titles available!


The Health Sciences Library is pleased to announce the availability of several new ebooks that are available through Stat!Ref.

The new books include:

Bell's Orofacial Pains
Burket's Oral Medicine
Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry
Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature
Comprehensive Periodontics for the Dental Hygenist
Critical Thinking: Understanding and Evaluating Dental Research
Dental Materials and Their Selection
Dental Public Health and Research: Contemporary Practice for the Dental Hygienist
Diet and Nutrition in Oral Health
Essentials of Dental Radiography for Dental Assistants and Hygienists
Essentials of Microbiology for Dental Students
Esthetics in Dentistry, Vol. 1 & 2
Ethical Questions in Dentistry
Ethics, Jurisprudence and Practice Management in Dental Hygiene
Ingle's Endodontics
Lab Manual of Normal Oral Histology
Oral & Intravenous Bisphosphonate–Induced Osteonecrosis of the Jaws
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: A Rationale for Diagnosis and Treatment
Oral Microbiology and Immunology
Peterson's Principles of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Primary Preventive Dentistry
Seltzer and Bender's Dental Pulp
Stedman's Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions
Surgical Manual of Implant Dentistry
Temporomandibular Disorders: An Evidence-Based Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment


UM affiliates also have access to MedCalc 3000, a clinical tool that provides a wide array of pertinent medical formulae, clinical criteria sets and decision tree analysis tools.

To use these resources, just find Stat!Ref. in the Quicklinks section of the Taubman Health Sciences Library home page. The ebooks can be found on the Titles tab, while MedCalc 3000 is listed on the Resources tab.

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July 14, 2010

New resource - Rehabilitation Reference Center

The UM Health Sciences Library is pleased to announce a new subscription to Rehabilitation Reference Center, an evidence-based, point-of-care reference tool for therapists and students. Specializing in physical, occupational, and speech therapy, RRC offers:

• over 350 clinical reviews of diseases and conditions, covering description, causes and risk factors, guides to examination, and plan of care;
• almost 10,000 exercise images;
• AHFS information on over 11,000 drugs;
• 1500 patient education handouts, in both English and Spanish;
• Research instruments, attitude measures, psychological tests, questionnaires, and scales.

Users can create an account to save searches and references, organize them into folders, and export directly to RefWorks or EndNote. RRC operates on the EBSCO platform and allows direct searching of both CINAHL and Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Source from the Advanced Search interface.

Rehabilitation Reference Center is available now through Search Tools.

For more information, see the helpful product description.

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June 30, 2010

Primal Pictures online anatomy

Taubman Health Sciences Library has received a 30-day trial to Primal Pictures on Ovid. This multimedia approach to anatomical instruction features:

Each module consists of multiple highly-detailed layers, allowing the user to peel away the overlying structures and reveal only the features of interest, while also rotating the image 360° in small increments. One can also export images, text, movies, and animations to use in lectures and presentations.

You can access Primal Pictures through the Ovid databases.

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April 30, 2009

Images from the History of Medicine

Wonderful resource from the National Library of Medicine:

"Images from the History of Medicine (IHM) provides access to nearly 70,000 images in the collections of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the U.S National Library of Medicine (NLM).

The collection includes portraits, photographs, caricatures, genre scenes, posters, and graphic art illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine dated from the 15th to 21st century.

The records from the Images from the History of Medicine database are also searchable in LocatorPlus."

The database is searchable and there are pre-defined collections based around authors, topics, media type, or geographic location. As an example, here's a map showing the routes of transmission for the 1832 cholera epidemic:

Images form the History of Medicine - Cholera Map

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November 26, 2008

New Global Health Database

The Health Sciences Libraries is pleased to make the database Global Health available to UM-Ann Arbor users. Access is available at: http://searchtools.lib.umich.edu/V?func=native-link&resource=UMI03641

Global Health is a public health database that provides information on international health, biomedical life sciences, non-communicable diseases, public health nutrition, food safety and hygiene, and much more. The database provides a global perspective with coverage of publications from over 158 countries in 50 languages. Global Health contains more than 2 million records dating back to 1910, with coverage of more than 5,000 serials, books, book chapters, reports, conference proceedings, discussion papers, newsletters, patents, theses, and electronic publications. This resource complements the international health-related literature indexed within MEDLINE and EMBASE with 60% of the indexed journals unique to the Global Health database.

For detailed information about Global Health database, see: http://www.cabi.org/files/globalhealthbrochurelowres.pdf

For international coverage information, see: http://www.cabi.org/files/globalhealthbrochurelowres.pdf

Please share with us your recommendations for additional global health resources that are needed to support your education, research or clinical practice.

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August 15, 2008

New Resource: AGS' Geriatrics Review Syllabus 6th Edition Online

The UM Health Sciences Libraries has started a new campus subscription to the online edition of the American Geriatrics Society's Geriatrics Review Syllabus: A Core Curriculum in Geriatric Medicine, Sixth Edition (GRS6).

The GRS6 contains the latest developments in geriatric medicine. It includes:

- 59 chapters covering the prevailing management strategies and recent findings in five broad areas of geriatric medicine
- Annotated references that allow the interested reader to pursue topics in greater depth
- An appendix with assessment instruments and practical resources 263 case-oriented multiple-choice questions with answers, critiques, and references, providing a self-assessment tool

Geriatrics Review Syllabus: http://www.geriatricsreviewsyllabus.org

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July 18, 2008

AJHG Electronic Access Restored

Electronic access to the 2008 issues of the American Journal of Human Genetics has been restored.

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July 15, 2008

Dentistry Collection @ Taubman

The Dentistry collection has now been moved out of the Dentistry Library and will soon be on the shelves at the Taubman Medical Library. Here's where we are in the process now.

Reserves are available, except for a small number of items for which we had only one copy (these are being scanned). Just ask for them by call number at the Circulation Desk.

Journals are in the stacks on the 5th floor. Because these titles are being integrated into the collection gradually (over the next month or so), some may be difficult to find, so ask for help at the Circ Desk. When dentistry journals have been integrated with the rest of the journal collection, you'll find them on the 5th and 6th floors, shelved alphabetically by title.

Books will be coming to Taubman in groups over the next month as they are scanned for the Google project. If you need a title urgently, please ask at the Circ Desk & we'll recall it for you.

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May 14, 2008

Trial: AccessEmergency Medicine

UM Health Sciences Libraries Hosts Trial of New E-Resource AccessEmergency Medicine for Ann Arbor Campus

AccessEmergency Medicine is an online service that allows users to quickly search the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of emergency cases with videos. AccessEmergency Medicine covers a broad spectrum of complaints encountered in the ED, ranging from obstetrical emergencies to orthopedic emergencies to poisoning to trauma. Multiple textbooks, videos, still images, drug information and "mystery cases" are among the content included.

Please let us know what you think about AccessEmergency Medicine before the trial ends on May 31st. Send your feedback to Patricia Martin, pmartin@umich.edu.

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May 01, 2008

The New Unnatural Causes PBS Series Now Available

The "Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?" PBS Series has arrived at the Askwith Media Library. If you would like to reserve any of these films, please contact Askwith Media Library at 764-5360 or by e-mail at aml@umich.edu, or use the new Patron Initiated Booking in Mirlyn.

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April 08, 2008

Trial: AccessMedicine

UM Health Sciences Libraries Hosts Trial of New E-Resource AccessMedicine

AccessMedicine offers an integrated collection of clinical and educational resources to help students, residents, clinicians, and researchers keep pace with the changing practice of medicine. Updated and expanded regularly, AccessMedicine provides access to information for completing evaluations, diagnoses, case management decisions, conducting research, medical education, and self-assessment/board review.

Features to investigate:

• Full Access to over 33 online textbooks in the AccessMedicine Clinical Library (including Harrison’s Online and Hurst’s The Heart) and the LANGE Education Library;
• Drug database from Gold Standard with customizable Patient Education handouts;
• USMLEasy: a test preparation/self-assessment feature;
• Preparation for presentations including use of images, video, and audio;
• Quick point-of-care therapy and diagnosis info and differential diagnosis resource;
• Content downloadable to PDA

Please let us know what you think about AccessMedicine before the trial ends on April 30th. Based upon your feedback and our assessment, we will explore different options for providing access to the campus.

Send your feedback to hsl.collections@umich.edu before the trial ends on April 30th.

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March 28, 2008

Trial: AccessPharmacy

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 (dbradley@umich.edu) or Mark MacEachern (markmac@umich.edu).

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February 15, 2008

New PEP Web (Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing)

The University Library recently subscribed to PEP-Web for a one-year, long-term trial. PEP (Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing) includes backfiles of the following journal titles (volume 1 - 2003):

* » Annual of Psychoanalysis
* » Bulletin of the American Psychoanalytic Association
* » Bulletin of the International Psycho-Analytical Association
* » Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis
* » Contemporary Psychoanalysis
* » Gender and Psychoanalysis
* » International Forum of Psychoanalysis
* » International Journal of Psycho-Analysis
* » International Review of Psycho-Analysis
* » Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis
* » Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
* » Neuro-Psychoanalysis
* » Progress in Self Psychology
* » Psychoanalytic Dialogues
* » Psychoanalytic Inquiry
* » Psychoanalytic Psychology
* » Psychoanalytic Quarterly
* » Psychoanalytic Study of the Child
* » Scandinavian Psychoanalytic Review
* » Studies in Gender and Sexuality

Full text of classic books in psychoanalysis (find the complete list here: http://www.p-e-p.org/books.htm), and full text of the standard English translation of Freud's psychological works.

For access go to http://www.pep-web.org/

Let us know what you think!

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January 01, 2008

Access to Scopus is being discontinued at UM

December 17, 2007

Due to budget constraints, University of Michigan access to the Scopus database will be discontinued as of January 1, 2008.

Resources similar to Scopus that remain available to U-M Ann Arbor
students, faculty and staff include:

ISI Web of Science

Engineering Index (Compendex) & INSPEC [Engineering Village]


For information on searching Embase, please contact Taubman Medical Library (medical.library@umich.edu).

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