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 following sites provide professional and technical information:
Interim WHO guidance for the surveillance of human infection with swine influenza A(H1N1) virus,
Infection Prevention and Control in Health Care in Providing Care for Confirmed or Suspected A(H1N1) Swine Influenza Patients and
Protocol for antiviral susceptibility testing by pyrosequencing.
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.
Even usually dependable PubMed may sometimes experience a brief system failure as it did this afternoon. As an alternative, try searching MEDLINE through Web of Knowledge. WOK can be found in the Medical Connections Database links as well as in the Databases A-Z section of the Library homepage. Click on WOK, then click on the tab, “Select a Database,” then click on Medline.
Stay with the simple search form. Enter your term in the search box and then limit your search by using the drop down box to the right of each search box. Add as many search boxes as you need to describe your topic.
Dear Medical Faculty and Staff,
This Library Update includes the following topics:
Journal Article Delivery to Faculty
New Brown Faculty in Your Department
NIH Public Policy Access
To access medical library resources and services, click on Medical Connections at: http://dl.lib.brown.edu/gateway/medcon/ Remember to log on to the Brown network through the Off Campus Access Service link from the top bar of the page. Also, when using PubMed, first log on to the Brown network in order to see the links to full-text articles from the abstracts.
Medical Letters Online is now accessible to Brown users from Josiah http://josiah.brown.edu/ or from Medical Connections. The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics and Treatment Guidelines from the Medical Letter are independent, peer-reviewed, non-profit publications featuring critical appraisals of new drugs, comparative reviews of older drugs and occasionally, new non-drug treatments or new diagnostic aids. It can be used with Palm OS.
Another new resource for drug information is the National Library of Medicine’s Drug Information Portal at: http://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/drugportal.jsp The resource is for health care professionals, researchers and the public. More than 12,000 drugs are available for searching; the search interface requires only a drug name; a spellchecker is provided.
Just a reminder that you may connect with the BioMed librarians, Janet Crager and Frank Kellerman to set up a one-on-one research consultation. They can come to your office or you can visit them in the Sciences Library, on the 7th floor. Their contact information is on Medical Connections.
Journal Article Delivery to Faculty
The Library is now offering document delivery to faculty from our print journal collection. Use the ILLiad system (https://illiad.brown.edu/illiad/logon.html) to submit requests. If the library owns the item it will be delivered to your desktop; if we don’t own it, the library 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. If you would like your research assistant to be able to submit requests for you, please contact Bart_Hollingsworth@brown.edu
New Brown Faculty in Your Department
Please remember to tell new faculty, especially residents, about the library resources and services available to them through Brown. To find out how to access the Brown network, from Medical Connections they should click on ” Learn how to get full access”.
DynaMed Accessible on Handheld Devices
DynaMed, a clinical reference tool for point-of-care use is now available on Palms, Pocket PC, Windows Smartphone, BlackBerry and iPhone. While it may not yet have the depth of UpToDate, it can be helpful as an electronic quick reference tool, it has an automatic update feature, and it is accessible on the Brown network from off-campus. After connecting to Medical Connections: http://dl.lib.brown.edu/gateway/medcon/ log on to Brown from the “Off Campus Service Access”, and click on Databases, on the left side of the screen.
NIH Public Access Policy
For information on NIH Public Access Policy check the Library Resource Guide at: http://dl.lib.brown.edu/gateway/lrg.php?id=500&task=home From the right side of the screen follow links to information about Author’s Rights and to Scholarly Communication Selected Internet Resources.
MedlinePlus Debuts Multilingual Feature
MedlinePlus, the free web site created for consumers and patients by the National Library of Medicine, now has a multilingual feature, providing access to high-quality health information in languages other than English and Spanish. The new collection contains information in more than 40 languages and covers nearly 250 health topics. To access this resource go to: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ and click on “Multiple Languages” on left side of the screen.
Additional resources for consumers and patients, can be found on Medical Connections at: http://dl.lib.brown.edu/gateway/medcon/topic.php?topic_id=33
2009 will be the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species and the bicentennial of Darwin’s birth. There will be a number of events on campus to celebrate this event (Dec. 4, Feb. 24, and April 6), including an exhibit at the John Hay Library, from April through May. For additional information check the Cogut Center for the Humanities web site at: http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Humanities_Center/ and the Committee on Science and Technolgy Studies web site: http://www.brown.edu/Faculty/COSTS/
In honor of this event, a wealth of Darwin’s paper are being published online for the first time. Check out the web site, courtesy of Cambridge University Library at: http://www.darwin-online.org.uk/
If you have questions or need additional information about library resources or services, please be in touch. – Tovah
Medical School Librarian
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.