Dear Medical Faculty, Students and Staff,
This Library Update includes the following topics:
- NIH Open Access Policy Information
- Dietary Supplements Labels Database
- Additional OldMedline Content
- MedEdPortal – Peer Reviewed Teaching Resource
- Can’t Get into an E-Resource?
- Resources with PDA Access
- New MD Consult Interface
- Papers of Molecular Biologist Sol Spiegelman
- One-on-One Assistance
Remember – from off-campus you need first to log onto Brown using the Off-Campus Access Service from the top bar of Medical Connections; http://dl.lib.brown.edu/gateway/medcon/
1. NIH Open Access Policy Information
For general information about this policy and a set of user-friendly tutorials, check out the information on Medical Connections, under News: http://dl.lib.brown.edu/gateway/medcon/
2. Dietary Supplements Labels Database
The National Library of Medicine has launched a new resource focused on dietary supplements: http://dietarysupplements.nlm.nih.gov/dietary/ The database presents information from the labels of more than 2,000 selected brands of supplements, and is intended to help health care providers and the public find information about ingredients, suggested does, label claims warnings, and percentage of daily value.
3. Addional OldMedline Content
The National Library of Medicine, is continuing to added citations to OldMedline. In December 2007 – 55,557 citations from 1949 were added to the database. For more information check: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/databases/databases_oldmedline.html
4. MedEdPORTAL – Peer Reviewed Teaching Resources
MedEdPORTAL is a free online publication service provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) that offers peer reviewed dissemination of high quality medical education teaching resources, while also providing a valuable venue for medical educators and faculty to publish educational resources which have undergone the rigors of a scholarly peer-review. Examples of MedEdPORTAL publications include tutorials, virtual patients, cases, lab manuals, assessment instruments, faculty development materials, etc. MedEdPORTAL published resources are available for free to educators, administrators, students, and the general public around the globe.
MedEdPORTAL is being utilized by all 143 US and Canadian AAMC member medical schools and over 1,000 teaching hospitals, international schools, and other health education institutions in over 30 different countries. MedEdPORTAL is receiving on average 2 new submissions per day and has received over 1,300 submissions thus far. For more information and a link to MedEdPORTAL , go to Medical Connections http://dl.lib.brown.edu/gateway/medcon/ click on Tools for Study and Teaching
If you have questions or need further information please contact Michael Saleh , Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-828-0449.
5. Can’t Get into an E-Resource?
If you are having a problem accessing an e-resource, chances are others are having the same problem, and the Library has not been notified. Please send an email to: email@example.com or contact one of the librarians listed on Medical Connections: http://dl.lib.brown.edu/gateway/medcon
6. Resources with PDA Access
For a list of e-resources that are accessible with a PDA for Brown users, click on Medical Connections: http://dl.lib.brown.edu/gateway/medcon/ and scroll down the left side of the screen.
7. Have you tried out the new MD Consult Interface?
The new interface has better searching capabilities, 200 medical conditions which are pre-searched and updated regularly, and you can sign up for their RSS feed and email newsletter. From Medical Connections http://dl.lib.brown.edu/gateway/medcon/ click on Online Medical Textbooks, and scroll down to MDC.
8. Papers of Molecular Biologist Sol Spiegelman added to NLM’s Profiles in Science Website
Papers of Sol Spiegelman (1914-1983), a pioneering molecular biologist whose discoveries helped reveal the mechanisms of gene action and laid the foundations of recombinant DNA technology, have been added to the National Library of Medicine’s Profiles in Sciences Website: http://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/
9. One-on-One Assistance
A reminder that subject librarians Janet_Crager@brown.edu and Frank_Kellerman@brown.edu are available for one-on-one assistance. You can contact them to set up an appointment in their office or to make arrangements for them to come to your office/department. You can also see them on Wednesdays from 10:30 am -noon on one of the floors at Ship Street or on Fridays from 11:30 am -1:00 pm, at the BioMed Center, outside the computer cluster on level 2.
If you need additional information or have questions about library resources and services – be in touch. – Tovah
Medical School Librarian