Archive for April, 2014

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.


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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.

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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

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Understanding Medical Education: Evidence, Theory, and Practice
Dana Library
R845 .U53 2014


Ecology of Aquatic Management
Dana Library
SH327.5 .F74 2013


Neurophysiology: A Conceptual Approach
Dana Library
QP355.2 .C29 2012


Changing the U.S. Health Care System: Key Issues in Health Services Policy and Management
Dana Library
RA395.A3 C43 2014


Blogs and Tweets, Texting and Friending: Social Media and Online Professionalism in Health Care
Matthews-Fuller Library
R858 .D45 2014


Wilderness First Aid: Emergency Care in Remote Locations
Matthews-Fuller Library
RC88.9.M6 W53 2015


Basic and Applied Bone Biology
Matthews-Fuller Library
QM569 .B37 2014

Diagnostic Imaging: Brain
Matthews-Fuller Library
RC386.6. D52. D53. 2010


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