if you’ve been wondering about the health effects of volcanic ash you may be interested in reviewing what’s been learned from previous eruptions. Here are a few articles on the topic from PubMed.
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Located on the third floor of the Sciences Library, the new Science Center brings students and faculty together across the science disciplines.
Health Resources for Haiti is a response to the Haitian disaster prepared by the National Library of Medicine’s Disaster Information Management Research Center. The portal organizes links to a variety of useful information provided by government agencies, NGOs and publishers who have generously made their sites public to aid in this emergency. Topics include management of injuries, infectious diseases, sanitation, environmental health, cultural background and even toxicity of wild plants.
For an overview of health care reform propsals from the Congress and the Senate, see this side-by-side comparison from the Henry J.Kaiser Family Foundation.
The Library is now offering off-campus access to electronic resources through three methods, WebVPN, VPN and EZ-Proxy. WebVPN, works with both Mac and Windows, and is especially useful to hospital-based faculty and students because it can be used without having to put any additional software on the user’s computer and is compatible with institutional VPNs. While the Brown VPN necessitates installing client software it is, however, the most reliable method for remote authentication and is your best choice if you have a broadband Internet connection, via a cable modem or direct subscriber line (DSL). The Library would recommend to users to move to either the WebVPN or the VPN client as both are less problematic than the proxy.
If you should have problems with the VPN or the WebVPN itself, forward questions to the CIS Help Desk. If the problem is with a specific resource, you may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Library is currently conducting a trial of a new medical database and needs your help evaluating its usefulness to the Brown medical commuity. GIDEON is a point-of-care clinical decision support system for the diagnosis of infectious diseases. GIDEON also provides up-to-date global epidemiological information about the diseases and relevant outbreaks.
To try GIDEON, go to the main library web page and click on “Databases A-Z.” Then, looking under “Related Links” on the right side of the screen, click on “Database Trials.” Log in using your Brown username and password.
We need to hear whether you think GIDEON should be added to the permanent collection of databases at Brown, even if it requires sacrificing another resource. Please send your comments to Janet_Crager@brown.edu.
Each month, Psychiatry Online gives subscribers free access to one of their electronic books. During September, take a look at Introduction to Supportive Psychiatry by Arnold Winston, MD et al. The book is part of the Core Competencies in Psychotherapy series edited by Glen O. Gabbard, M.D and is written as a guide for learning how to do supportive psychotherapy.
The library is pleased to announce a service available to all Faculty. In our effort to extend access to the library’s content to your offices, we have begun offering document delivery from our print journal collection. As you do for your Interlibrary Loan requests, use the ILLiad system (https://illiad.brown.edu/illiad/logon.html) to submit requests: if the library owns the item we will deliver it to your desktop. If the library does not own the item, we will request it from another library and deliver it to you. Alternatively, the request can be filled out automatically from PubMed (if you logged on via the Brown network) using the link “Findit @Brown” or SFX@Brown. There is no charge for the service.
Lange Educational Library study guides are online for all Alpert medical students. Try the practice tests in the Self-Assessment Tool or “apply your knowledge to real life clinical cases” in the Lange Case Files.
Lange study tools are available from wherever you connect to the Brown University network, through the Library’s subscription to AccessMedicine.
Find AccessMedicine on the Medical Connections website, under Online Medical Textbooks.