Archive for October, 2013

UpToDate is now available for your IOS, Android, or Windows 8 mobile device.

To take advantage of this new feature, you must register for a personal account.  Go to UpToDate while on a computer (not your mobile device) connected to the DH or Dartmouth network. Click on the red “Log In/Register” button on UpToDate’s home page:


Fill out the registration form for new users and submit. You’ll quickly receive a confirmation by email.

Go to the app store for your device and download the free UpToDate app. Log in with your newly created user name and password. You can have the app on up to 2 devices; your laptop or desktop computer does not count as a device. Please note: you must be connected to the internet via your device to access the content.

Your registration expires if you do not log in every 30 days from either your device or computer on the Dartmouth or DH network. You’ll get a reminder after 25 days of not logging in.

UpToDate is brought to you by a partnership of the Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries, Geisel School of Medicine, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

Questions?  Contact Biomedical.Libraries.Reference@Dartmouth.edu or 650-7660.


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copyLearn about the key exceptions in copyright law that support teaching and publishing, including but not limited to, Fair Use. Please bring your own experiences, examples and questions, and take this opportunity to influence how we describe copyright on our web pages. Lunch will be served.

Date & Time: Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Location: DCAL, 102 Baker Library
Register: Registration is required

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OpenAccessYou are invited to stop by information tables and to attend workshops during Open Access Week at Dartmouth, Oct. 21-25.  Learn about open access publishing and policies, copyright, Creative Commons, open educational resources, and more!  Find out about support and tools offered at Dartmouth, such as digital publishing of books and manuscripts, open access journal publishing fees from the Compact on Open Access Publishing Equity Fund (COPE),  and the Dartmouth Author’s Amendment. Discuss current trends in publishing and scholarly communication.  For more detailed information, consult the Scholarly Publishing & Communication Research Guide

Find an information table near you.
Dates, times, locations:

  • Monday, 10/21 10:30 am-12:30 pm,  GlycoFi Atrium in MacLean Hall at Thayer
  • Tuesday, 10/22 10-noon, Fairchild Tower
  • Wednesday, 10/23 2-3:30 pm, Baker Library Main Hall
  • Thursday, 10/24 9-11 am, Life Sciences Center Gallery
  • Friday, 10/25 9:30-11:30 am ,Novack Café, Berry Library

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The Natural StandardNatural Standard, a database assessing herbal medicine, supplements, and other complementary and alternative therapies, is now available from the Biomedical Libraries. 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.

Questions? Contact Peggy Sleeth, Associate Director for Information Resources.

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nobel-prizeThe Nobel Assembly at Karolinksa Institute awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to three scientists who solved the mystery of how the cell organizes its transport system for molecules in small packages called vesicles.  The winners are  James Rothman, Randy Schekman, and Thomas Sudhof.

According to the press release, “Randy Schekman discovered a set of genes that were required for vesicle traffic. James Rothman  unravelled protein machinery that allows vesicles to fuse with their targets to permit transfer of cargo. Thomas Südhof revealed how signals instruct vesicles to release their cargo with precision.” Read the full press release at http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/2013/press.html.

Read the key publications of these honored scientists:

  • Novick P, Schekman R: Secretion and cell-surface growth are blocked in a temperature-sensitive mutant of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 1979; 76:1858-1862.
  • Balch WE, Dunphy WG, Braell WA, Rothman JE: Reconstitution of the transport of protein between successive compartments of the Golgi measured by the coupled incorporation of N-acetylglucosamine. Cell 1984; 39:405-416.
  • Kaiser CA, Schekman R: Distinct sets of SEC genes govern transport vesicle formation and fusion early in the secretory pathway. Cell 1990; 61:723-733.
  • Perin MS, Fried VA, Mignery GA, Jahn R, Südhof TC: Phospholipid binding by a synaptic vesicle protein homologous to the regulatory region of protein kinase C. Nature 1990; 345:260-263.
  • Sollner T, Whiteheart W, Brunner M, Erdjument-Bromage H, Geromanos S, Tempst P, Rothman JE: SNAP receptor implicated in vesicle targeting and fusion. Nature 1993; 362:318-324.
  • Hata Y, Slaughter CA, Südhof TC: Synaptic vesicle fusion complex contains unc-18 homologue bound to syntaxin. Nature 1993; 366:347-351.

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Evolution, Games, and God:  The Principle of Cooperation
Dana Library
QH360.5 .E965 2013

Spark From the Deep: How Shocking Experiments with Strongly Electric Fish Powered Scientific Discovery
Dana Library
QL639.1 .T87 2013

Frankenstein’s Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech’s Brave New Beasts
Dana Library
QH442.6 .A58 2013

Alexander Wilson:  The Scot who Founded American Ornithology
Dana Library
QL31.W7 B87 2013

What Doctors Feel: How Emotions affect the Practice of Medicine
Matthews-Fuller Library
R727.3 .O364 2013

Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations
Matthews-Fuller Library
RA971 D78 2013

The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of Life
Matthews-Fuller Library
R726 B45 2013

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