Archive for August, 2013

Dartmouth College Library October ConferenceMaking Connections & Cultivating Community
Dartmouth’s October Conference for New England Academic Librarians 

This year’s conference focuses on the collaborative role that academic libraries can play within their communities. Presentations will include examples of library-IT collaborations, libraries that work with young people in the community, multi-type library collaborations, projects in which librarians and faculty work together, a town-gown event, and more. See the program for details.

Date: Friday, October 18, 2013

Location: Alumni Hall in the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College

Registration fee: $85 (includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch)

Please register early to avoid disappointment; attendance is capped at 120.

To register and for more information, including the program, please visit the conference web site at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~biomed/octcon2013/ .

If you have a question about registration, please contact Peggy Sleeth at Margaret.K.Sleeth@Dartmouth.EDU or 603-650-1635.


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Psychiatry Online

Psychiatry Online, including the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,  is now available.

Access it at: http://psychiatryonline.org/index.aspx

Links are also available on the Biomedical Libraries’ Resources page and through the Dartmouth Library Catalog.

Psychiatry Online includes DSM-5, plus American Psychiatric Association journals, textbooks, and practice guidelines.  Note:  CME is not part of institutional subscriptions; it can only be purchased by individuals.

Please send comments to Peggy Sleeth at Margaret.K.Sleeth@dartmouth.edu

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The Natural StandardNatural Standard, a database assessing herbal medicine, supplements, and other complementary and alternative therapies, is now available as a trial through September, 20, 2013. Connect to http://www.naturalstandard.com.

Natural Standard describes itself as founded by healthcare providers and researchers to provide high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine including dietary supplements and integrative therapies. Grades reflect the level of available scientific data for or against the use of each therapy for a specific medical condition.  It is impartial; not supported by any interest group, professional organization or product manufacturer.

The evidence grading system is explained at http://www.naturalstandard.com/grading.asp.

Other sources of information about alternative therapies include free sites such as Medline Plus, HerbMed.org, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and the Office of Dietary Supplements, as well as comprehensive drug information resources from the Biomedical Libraries such as UpToDate, Clinical Pharmacology Online, DynaMed, and Micromedex.

Please provide feedback on Natural Standard to Peggy Sleeth, Associate Director for Information Resources.

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The Official ABMS Directory of Medical Specialists is no longer being published in print.

See http://www.abmsdirectory.com/ for the new online-only version of this directory of board-certified specialists.

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