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Dartmouth faculty, students and staff have access to Scopus until June 27th as a free trial.  Scopus, like Web of Science, indexes peer-reviewed literature in a broad range of fields, with deep coverage of science, technology, and medicine.

Use Scopus in your research and citation analysis work during June, and let us know what you think of this resource!

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Use Scopus to:

  • Find current research in a wide range of fields, including interdisciplinary, collaborative and global work
  • Search for work by specific researchers or by those from specific institutions
  • Explore  the history of citations to a particular paper or to an author; download citation counts
  • Identify collaborators, both existing and potential
  • Track, analyze, and visualize research using tools within Scopus
  • Find publications supported by grant funds (2013 forward)

See the Scopus Quick Reference Guide for More Features

Scopus URL:  http://www.scopus.com

Questions or comments?  Peggy Sleeth, Associate Director/Information Resources.


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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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Public Nature: Scenery, History, and Park Design
Dana Library
SB482.A4 P83 2013


Research and Discoveries: The Revolution of Science through Scuba
Dana Library
GV838.672 .R47 2013


Essentials of the U.S. Health Care System
Dana Library
RA395.A3 S486 2013


The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging
Dana Library
RC523 .L63 2013


Biology of Aging
Matthews-Fuller Library
QH608. M33. 2014


Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-analyses Relating to Achievement
Matthews-Fuller Library
LB1060. H388.2009


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


Exercise Physiology for Health, Fitness, and Performance
Matthews-Fuller Library
QP301. P56. 2014



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The Biomedical Libraries has a new resource that allows you to access full text clinical books, watch procedural videos and animations, and take self-assessment exams.

Access Medicine

Access Medicine features:Learn

  • Full text of 85+ clinical textbooks including Harrison’s Online, CMDT, Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery, Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine, Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, and more!
  • More than 250 examination and procedural videos, patient safety modules, audio files, and animations.
  • Extensive self-assessment with thousands of Q&As to prepare for exams.
  • Drug database to look up dosing, indications, and adverse reactions with thousands of generic and name-brand drugs.
  • Differential diagnosis tool that allows you to browse 1,000+ diagnoses by symptom, disease or organ system.
  • Concise evidence-based outlines of common medical conditions for the clinical setting.

Benefits of a MyAccess account:

  • No VPNs or extra logins required! Simply create a MyAccess account while authenticated on the Dartmouth or DHMC secure network. Your registration expires if you do not log in every 90 days from either your device or computer on the Dartmouth or DHMC secure network.
  • Access to the site on your mobile devices and from off-campus computers.
  • Access to the Q&A feature and prior quiz result scores.
  • Save and download image capability, including the ability to download images directly to PowerPoint.

To create a MyAccess account:

  • From the Biomedical Libraries web page, click on the “Access Medicine” link under resources, while authenticated on the Dartmouth or DHMC secure network.
  • Click on “Dartmouth College” at the top right of the screen.
  • Click on “Login or Create a Free Personal Account.”
  • Click on “Don’t have a MyAccess account?”
  • Fill out the required fields, including a username and password then select “Create an Account.”

Create Account


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Junos Pulse VPN

UPDATE:  On March 19, 2014 the Dartmouth VPN was upgraded to a new version.  This was a minor change to both the VPN concentrators and to the JunOS Pulse client.  After the upgrade, users will be prompted to install a new version of JunOS Pulse when they next connect to the VPN.

Please Note:  There are known  issues with the Macintosh version of this new VPN software.  Please click here for more information. If you are having issues installing Junos Pulse, please call the Dartmouth Computing Help Desk at 646-2999 for assistance.

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