Archive for September, 2013

isabelISABEL is a differential diagnosis tool now on trial through October 26. It allows you to enter factors like age, gender, and clinical findings such as fever, hypertension, chills, and more. It then suggests diagnoses and links to additional information to help narrow the diagnosis. Try ISABEL.

More information about ISABEL.

Note that the entrance page has ISABEL on the left, and other products on the right. This is just the trial entrance: the front page is customizable. It does integrate with DynaMed, but it can also interfaces with other information resources such as UpToDate, Cochrane Library, and PubMed.

It should be self explanatory, but here is a quick look at how it works:

  • Choose an age group and type in clinical features in the box provided. Use other fields as needed. Click “get checklist.”
  • A list of possible diagnoses will be shown on the right. Clicking on one takes you into DynaMed’s “Making the Diagnosis” section for that disease.
  • You can also use it to diagnose from symptoms caused by drug reactions or bioterrorism
  • In the trial version, when you are looking at DynaMed’s diagnosis section you will see links to other resources at the left. Not all of these will work. If we purchased this product the list would be customized with resources available at Dartmouth.

Please try ISABEL and then let us know what you think by sending comments to Peggy Sleeth, Associate Director/Information Resources.


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jama-logoA new article in the recent issue of JAMA argues that health sciences librarians have an increasingly important role in health care, including being part of patient care teams, becoming embedded into patient safety and quality improvement initiatives, providing patient and family centered information, and managing electronic information resources. Librarians have the skills needed to bring high-quality and evidence-based medical information to the bedside. Read more…The Evolving Role and Value of Libraries and Librarians in Health Care (JAMA. 2013;310(12):1231-1232)

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Primate Adaptation and Evolution
Dana Library
QL737.P9 F57 2013

Conservation of Wildlife Populations: Demography, Genetics, and Management
Dana Library
SK355 .M55 2013


Cell and Molecular Biology: Concepts and Experiments
Dana Library
QH581.2 .K369 2013

Black Bag to Blackberry: A Maine Pediatrician’s 40-Year Journey
Dana Library
RJ43 .M66 2010

The Laboratory Mouse
Matthews-Fuller Library
SF407.M5 D36 2013


The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet
Matthews-Fuller Library Consumer Health
RC662 .M385 2011

The Pap Test
Matthews-Fuller Library
RG107.5.P3 D45 2005


Antibiotics Simplified
Matthews-Fuller Library
RM267 .G27 2014

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Photographs by Clara Gimenez on display until January 2014

Artist Statement:First Frost Photo

This selection of photographs reflects my interest in the texture and color of landscapes.

My method is very simple: I take my camera everywhere and wait for the opportunity to arise. Sometimes the opportunity is obvious, such as a magnificent sunset over the bay. Other times, the call is more subtle, like the print of wind-exposed sea grass on the sand.
I continue the experimentation with texture during the printing process, choosing between traditional photo paper, watercolor paper, or canvas to emphasize different aspects of the image.

For more information, contact me at photovermont@gmail.com


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authoreaWHAT:  Authorea Demo and Discussion with co-founder Alberto Pepe (registration required)
WHEN:  Tuesday, October 8, 2013, Noon – 1:30pm (lunch provided)
WHERE:  DCAL, 102 Baker Library

Authorea is an innovative – and free! –  new collaborative authoring tool for scientists.  Join Authorea co-founder Alberto Pepe, postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University and Fellow of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society,  for a lively presentation and discussion of how Authorea supports the ways scientists collaborate in writing and publishing.  He’ll address the relevance of Authorea to the growing open science movement, and share insights into the use of the tool.  Bring your questions from your current experiences in writing research papers and scientific articles.

Authorea uses a robust source control system in the backend (git) and an engine to understand LaTeX, Markdown, and most web formats, lets you write articles collaboratively online and renders them in HTML5, – right inside your browser.    More about Authorea.

Registration:  http://libcal.dartmouth.edu/event.php?id=444035

Co-sponsored by the Dartmouth College Library and the Neukom Institute for Computational Science.

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