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New Anatomy Resources

Check out these two new resources via the DMS 1&2 Portal on the Biomedical Libraries website (warning: graphic!). Just click on Anatomy Study under Resources at the right:

Suarez Gross Anatomy Dissector  &  Netter’s Online Dissection Modules

All the fun of anatomy lab without the smell of formaldehyde!

While you’re there, you might want to check out Primal Pictures. It’s a resource we’ve had for a while that uses 3D modeling – not quite so jarring to the sensibilities.

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Attention EndNote Users!

EndNote–a software program for managing your references, popular at Dartmouth and DHMC–has issued a new version: EndNote X5 (“fifteen”). Chief among the new features is a built-in PDF-viewer that allows you to annotate your PDFs. To learn more, and find out about EndNote X5’s other new features, go to: http://www.endnote.com/

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JAMA & Archives

JAMA and Archives

The first issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association was published on July 14, 1883.  In addition to articles and editorials about this new venture, and information about renewing your AMA membership (for $5, including the journal!), there were these articles:

  • Tonsillectomy Without Haemorrhage, by W.C. Jarvis
    Discusses the controversy on how to remove tonsils – with or without a knife.
  • On the Treatment of Otorrhoea With Antiseptic Powders, by Dr. H. Gradle
    On the antiseptic treatment of purulent inflammation of the middle ear.
  • Restoration of a Lost Cheek by a Flap From the Shoulder, by Edmund Andrews
    Case report of repair of 22-year-old woman’s shotgun-to-the-face injury.
  • Medical Progress: Medical Notes on Japan, by Prof. Ch. Remy
    Observations about nourishing and raising children in Japan.

You can now read all of JAMA online, back to volume 1, number 1, as well as all of its associated “Archives” publications going back to their own first issues.

The purchase of these online journal archives are part of the major initiative announced in the spring of 2011 to transition the full runs of several hundred print journals to online digital archives.  See this archived Pulse Newsletter article for more information.

Here are the recently added archives:

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UpToDate Usage Statistics

UpToDate is popular web-based information resource used by clinicians, faculty, residents, students, and more. UpToDate covers over 8,500 topics in 17 medical specialties and includes more than 97,000 pages of text, plus graphics, links to Medline abstracts, more than 385,000 references, and a drug database. Physician editors and authors, all experts in their respective fields, review and update content on a regular basis. UpToDate may be accessed from the Biomedical Libraries website, under “Resources.” Using either the Dartmouth VPN or DHMC Secure Access, UpToDate can also be accessed remotely.

UpToDate provides us with usage statistics, including information about the types of topics the are viewed most often by our clientele. The chart below show topics viewed by specialty from April 2010 through March 2011.  (Click on the image for a larger view.)

UpToDate Topic Search Stats

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Access Medicine is a collection of over 60 online medical books from McGraw-Hill. Please access it at http://www.accessmedicine.com and then let us know what you think by going to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8NDXVF3 .  Our trial lasts through November 15.

Included in Access Medicine are Williams’ Obstetrics, Goodman & Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, Hurst’s The Heart, Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery, and more.  In addition to textbooks, Access Medicine provides drug information, patient education material, case files, multimedia, and diagnostic tools.

It’s an expensive product, so we would be unlikely to be able to add it to the Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries’ collections without cancelling something else. But it is helpful to our planning to know what resources our users would like us to provide in the future, if possible.

Please send comments or questions to Peggy Sleeth, Associate Director/Information Resources.

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Successfully Surviving a Brain Injury: A Family Guidebook, From the Emergency Room to Selecting a Rehabilitation Facility
Matthews-Fuller Library: Consumer Health
RC387.5 .P76 2010

This book is a practical guide to one of life’s most traumatic experiences. When a family member has a brain injury, the whole family begins a learning process of how to assist a loved one with a new set of unexpected challenges. Detailed and informative, this book will help the family step by step, and situation to situation, through a profoundly difficult time.

Overcoming Post-Deployment Syndrome: A Six-Step Mission to Health
Matthews-Fuller Library: Consumer Health
RC971 .C553 2011

Re-adjusting to a post-military life after years of duty, this book can help individuals with their re-entry to civilian life. This text looks at the individual in a holistic way with sensitivity and healing. This practical work gives the reader a staged plan for reintegration to all facets of home and work life. It also examines recuperation and physical and mental healing. This book is a touchstone for men and women returning to home and family.

Between Expectations: Lessons from a Pediatric Residency
Matthews-Fuller Library
RJ43.W45 A3 2011

An unusually engaging account of a pediatric residency that will keep you turning pages, this work is an extraordinary view into the author’s experiences at two Boston hospitals. We watch the author grow and change as she learns about pediatric medicine through her interaction with patients and their families. This is a compelling book from a gifted writer that is filled with special insights.

The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years
Dana Library
RA644.M2 S46 2010

One of the great historical diseases of mankind, malaria has a long and sinister history. This fascinating examination of the disease helps to explain why malaria continues to plague mankind. A stealthy and changing foe, malaria has adapted again and again, thwarting every attempt to eradicate the contagion. This book will give you an informative view of the history of the disease and of the concerted efforts that have been made to prevent the spread of this great adversary.

Heroin: Its History, Pharmacology, and Treatment
Dana Library
HV5822.H4 F47 2011

This book examines heroin both as a narcotic and at its complex medical and social uses. An utterly destructive illegal drug, heroin has a profound impact on its addicts that is entirely devastating and catastrophic. This book takes the reader to the personal level with stories from users that make this text both a careful look at the pharmaceutical drug, and an entrée to the human level tragedy for the addicted user.

The Eagle Watchers: Observing and Conserving Raptors Around the World
Dana Library
QL696.F32 E22 2010

Symbols of empire and emblems of many nations, eagles have fascinated and been admired by mankind throughout history for their great size, natural dignity, and airborne majesty. This superlative work is a study on eagles that is dazzling both in its depth and in its global sweep. From the familiar American Bald eagle to the obscure Philippine eagle, twenty-four species of eagles are examined in this marvelous book, the result of many years of intensive research by the authors.

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Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries’ October Conference for Academic Librarians

This year’s conference will focus on creative, effective, practical, and affordable ways to market and promote your library resources and services.

Date: Friday, October 21, 2011
Location: Fireside Inn, West Lebanon, NH (please note this is a different location from previous year’s conferences)
Registration fee: $80 (includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch)

Register soon; attendance is capped at 120.

To register, to see the program or for more information, please visit the conference website at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~biomed/services.htmld/OctCon2011/

If you have a question about registration, please call Erin Lilienthal at (603) 650-1661 or email her at erin.lilienthal@dartmouth.edu

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