Learn about tools used to measure the impact of articles, journals and individual scholars. The traditional measure was the impact factor. It has been joined by the h-index, Eigenfactor score, SJR, and citation analysis as well as emerging metrics, collectively known as altmetrics, which largely rely on crowdsourcing data. We’ll discuss a variety of tools, where you can find them, when it is appropriate to use them and when it is not.

Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presenter: Pamela Bagley
Location: DHMC, Auditorium A
Host: Biomedical Libraries
Registration: Registration is required for this event.


The Dartmouth College Library provides access to a wealth of online data that can be used for health policy analysis. John Cocklin, Economics and Social Sciences Data Librarian, will discuss library tools available to you, such as Proquest Statistical Insight and Social Explorer, that can be used to find data. He will also discuss sources of data, many of them hidden from a standard Google search. The talk will start nationally with sources such as the U.S. Census Bureau and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and will move internationally to the World Bank and World Health Organization.Title: Data for Health Policy Analysis

Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Presenter: John Cocklin
Location: DHMC, Borwell 658W
Host: Biomedical Libraries
Registration: Registration is required for this event.


Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Complete Guide to Understanding Autism
Matthews-Fuller Library
RC553.A88 S566 2014

Escourolle & Poirier’s Manual of Basic Neuropathology
Matthews-Fuller Library
RC347 .E8318 2014

Lu’s Basic Toxicology: Fundamentals, Target Organs, and Risk Assessment
Matthews-Fuller Library
RA1211 .K33 2013

Medical Terminology: A Programmed Approach
Matthews-Fuller Library
R123 .B67 2013

Netter’s Essential Histology
Matthews-Fuller Library
QM551 .O94 2013

Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of the Mind
Dana Library
QP360.5 .G39 2014

Ha!: The Science of When We Laugh and Why
Dana Library
R705 .W43 2014

The Hidden Mechanics of Exercise: Molecules That Move Us
Dana Library
QP303 .G543 2014

Making Sense of Intersex: Changing Ethical Perspectives in Biomedicine
Dana Library
RC883 .F43 2014

Physiological Systems in Insects
Dana Library
QL495 .K57 2013

Try Scopus

Dartmouth faculty, students and staff have access to Scopus until June 27th as a free trial.  Scopus, like Web of Science, indexes peer-reviewed literature in a broad range of fields, with deep coverage of science, technology, and medicine.

Use Scopus in your research and citation analysis work during June, and let us know what you think of this resource!

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Use Scopus to:

  • Find current research in a wide range of fields, including interdisciplinary, collaborative and global work
  • Search for work by specific researchers or by those from specific institutions
  • Explore  the history of citations to a particular paper or to an author; download citation counts
  • Identify collaborators, both existing and potential
  • Track, analyze, and visualize research using tools within Scopus
  • Find publications supported by grant funds (2013 forward)

See the Scopus Quick Reference Guide for More Features

Scopus URL:  http://www.scopus.com

Questions or comments?  Peggy Sleeth, Associate Director/Information Resources.

UpToDate® has announced that changes are coming soon to their user interface, including:

  • Search results that link directly to the most commonly referenced sections within a topic:
    search enhancements
  • Customizability allows you to collapse the search results to see more results per page; this setting will be saved if you are personally logged in.
  • The topic outline will have some minor changes in color and formatting:
    search enhancement
  • The Header has been reorganized to provide quicker access to Practice Changing Updates, Calculators, and Drug Interactions and to group things in layers.  The header layers will collapse as you scroll down the topic to provide more reading area.
  • Smaller device displays are accommodated with overflow menus as choices move off the right edge of the screen:
    search enhancement

See UpToDate’s website for information from the company about the upcoming changes in a brief video or description.

DynaMed Mobile!

Dynamed MobileDid you know that DynaMed is available as a mobile application, compatible with devices such as the Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, just to name a few?  Visit here to learn more.

DynaMed™ is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use at the point-of-care. With clinically-organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics, DynaMed provides the latest content and resources with validity, relevance and convenience, making DynaMed an indispensable resource for answering most clinical questions during practice.

Updated daily, DynaMed editors monitor the content of over 500 medical journals on a daily basis. Each article is evaluated for clinical relevance and scientific validity. The new evidence is then integrated with existing content, and overall conclusions are changed as appropriate, representing a synthesis of the best available evidence. Through this process of Systematic Literature Surveillance, the best available evidence determines the content of DynaMed.

A recent article in BMJ evaluated five point-of-care resources (including UpToDate) to see how quickly the resources updated new evidence.  DynaMed was judged the best by far at updating critical topic reviews based on new evidence.

According to another study of disease reference tools by KLAS, survey respondents indicated that DynaMed excelled in the credibility of the information it provided and in the relevance of its information.

Links to DynaMed can be found on the Biomedical Libraries Web under Resources and in the Dartmouth Library Catalog.

The Biomedical Libraries at Dartmouth are happy to share the news that we have been included in a list of the 25 Most Impressive University Medical School Libraries in the World!  Read the full article.

Top 25 Medical School Libraries