MD Consult now Clinical Key

MD Consult has been transitioned to a new product, Clinical Keyas of July 2014.  Elsevier no longer offers MD Consult.

clinical-key

 Clinical Key has all the books and journals formerly in MD Consult, and much more, including over 1,000 books, over 20,000 videos, 2.5 million medical images, 600 journals, and a point-of-care resource called First Consult.  Subscription to this enhanced database was made possible by the Geisel School of Medicine and contributions from several clinical departments.

Some navigation tips:

  • When browsing the contents of a particular book or journal, scroll down in the middle frame to see the chapters or articles.  Highlight one by clicking in the description (or by hovering and then clicking on the arrow that appears pointing right) and the contents of that chapter or articles will show in the right frame.  You can then click on a topic in the right frame to go directly to it.
  • Click on the title of a chapter or article to go to it. (Click on the words, not the pdf icon.)
  • At the chapter or article level, the contents jump over to the left frame, and additional navigation aids are in the right frame.
  • There is a search box at the top center of the page – the default is to search all content in Clinical Key, but you can also change it to search just the book you are looking at.
  • To browse books, click on “Books” in the top bar.  Similarly, you can browse other types of content by clicking on it in the top bar.
  • If you had personal bookmarks for MD Consult you will need to update them.

Tips for printing:

  • If you click on a pdf icon, you’ll get a notice that you must log in.  That means that you must create a personal login – one you can create one for yourself for free by clicking on “login” at the top right of any screen.  Note that if you already have a login for Elsevier’s ScienceDirect journals you will already be registered and can use that same username and password.
  • There is another way to print, without logging in. While looking at the content of a chapter, click on the little printer icon at the top of the center frame.  A new window with the content, stripped of extraneous material, will open, plus your browser’s print window.  Your browser’s print window may offer an option to “print” to pdf, if you would like to save the content in this format.

More help can be found here:

If you have questions, contact the Biomedical Libraries Reference staff – 650–7660 or Biomedical.Libraries.Reference@dartmouth.edu.

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The Artwork of Ben Blais: New Exhibit at the Matthews-Fuller Library

artwork metastasisMetastasis by Ben Blais

Cancer. Hearing the word alone can produce powerful emotional responses. The disease starts infinitesimally small, but knowledge of its presence is capable of inspiring hope, despair, fear, triumph… a power which has always fascinated me. This series is a commentary on how cancer arises from the modest origins of the genetics/proteins of only one cell, and how this cell loses its identity to become an enemy to the host.

Cancer is a disease in which the cells of the body turn against their host. Every normal cell in the body has functions it performs for the good of the whole system, as well as rules it follows to keep it functioning healthily, which are written into the DNA code. Each cell faithfully follows this code its whole life, like a code of conduct to which it has sworn. Every attempt is made to protect this code, but it is at always at risk of being damaged, altered, or even faulty from the start. If this occurs, it begins at an unfathomably small scale: in a
single, tiny cell, on average about one third the width of a human hair. This faithful cell continues to do what the broken code tells it to do and, in the process, becomes something else, committing acts of aggression and treason. It is greedy, intrusive, and forgets what it means to share. A newborn conquerer, its focus shifts to multiplication of its forces and invasion. These cells can’t be our own.

Following its Jekyll to Hyde transformation, an effort is made at containment. Natural barriers exist in the body to compartmentalize systems, with the hope that they will not be breached. Invasion beyond the contained space is known as “Metastasis”, and beyond the walls, there are roads to which the entire body may be accessed. This is territory that is our own, and these are unwelcome visitors. We don’t recognize these hands, forcing this Petri-dish-cell on us as a new responsibility.

In these images, the shape of the subject’s hands is meant to represent an organ, held over the site of cancer within the body. The human subject is presumed to be hidden behind the sterile background. The only indication of identity given is in the gesture and likeness of the hands. The cell represented on the culture dish in each drawing is recreated from research photographs taken in a cancer research lab at Vanderbilt University, with each color used representing a different cell component related to a cancer that our team at the time was investigating.

As has almost every person who sees these drawings, I have lost a friend to cancer. It happened a long time ago, in my childhood, but these drawings were an opportunity to revisit some of the feelings one may go through when their lives are affected by something so powerful. I have included his name, LANCE, on one of the plates, as I have also included important cancer researchers names on the others.

In honor of the fact that everyone has been touched in some way by this disease, an arm in each drawing has a single “mole”, a physical reminder that nearly everyone carries on their body of the potential of chaos. With every person who is forced to endure this chaos, our knowledge grows, our treatments improve, and support networks evolve. People have an incredible ability to adapt to and endure things they should never have to experience. I am hopeful the word “cancer” won’t always hold so much power.

Ben Blais – Artist Bio

I am a fourth year medical student at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. I grew up in the Lakes region of New Hampshire, and spent the more recent part of my life in the small town of Eliot, Maine. In 2010, I graduated from Vanderbilt University with a combined degree in Studio Art and Cell and Molecular Biology, and have often found myself combining these two interests.

I’ve always been fascinated by realism and trompe l’oeil styles, with my preferred media being colored pencil and graphite. My art career has so far included a solo exhibition at Berwick Academy in Maine, and two combined exhibitions, one at AVA Art Gallery in Lebanon, NH, and another at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. I have also done a number of private commission works.

A few of my greatest influences include M.C. Escher, since I have a similarly mathematical approach to the technical aspects of drawing, and a fascination with surprising the viewer with new perspectives, Anthony Waichulis, for his process and mastery of realism, and Norman Rockwell, for his ability to recreate people’s expressions and familiar moments in a way that has always made me smile. Of course, I cannot ignore the fact that medical school has given me a strong appreciation for Dr. Frank Netter as well.

I am interested in pursuing a career in pediatrics or combined medicine and pediatrics, and I am looking forward to continuing to draw.

Thank you for enjoying my work!

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New Books in the Biomedical Libraries – July 2014

First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2014: A Student-To-Student Guide
Dana Library 
R834.5 .F45 2014
firstaid

Essentials of Stem Cell Biology
Dana Library 
QH588.S83 E87 2014
stem-cells

Rural Public Health: Best Practices and Preventive Models
Dana Library
RA771.5 .R87 2014
rural

Biochemical Pathways: An Atlas of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dana Library
QP171 .B685 2012
biochemical

The Vein Book
Matthews-Fuller Library
RC695 .V438 2014
vein

Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice
Matthews-Fuller Library
RM262 .P475 2013
pharmacotherapy

No More Allergies
Matthews-Fuller Library
RC584 .N844 2014
allergies

50 Studies Every Doctor Should Know
Matthews-Fuller Library
R853.C55 A155 2014
50-studies

 

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Workshop: Your Rights To Your Published Work

publishing-researchWhen:  Wednesday, July 23, Noon-1:30PM
Where:  
Rockefeller Center, Class of 1930 Conference Room
Lunch Provided – Please Register:
http://libcal.dartmouth.edu/event.php?id=702946

A Workshop Addressing the Question:
Can I post my publications in full text on… my web site, my departmental website, the institutional web site, my course site, sharing sites such as Mendeley and Academia.org, etc.? ”

Ever wondered if you have the rights to post your own published work on a web site, share it with others or use it in your course?   Learn about tools and best practices that help you in working with publishers.  We’ll look at typical publishing contracts, discuss the points to look for in these contracts if you want to retain rights to your work, and consider the ways open and public access policies give you options to reuse your own work. Bring your examples and questions to this workshop, and find the answers!

Led by Ellen Finnie Duranceau of MIT’s Office of Scholarly Publishing, Copyright & Licensing, and Barbara DeFelice, Dartmouth College Library’s Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Resources Programs.

Register here:
http://libcal.dartmouth.edu/event.php?id=702946

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New Books in the Biomedical Libraries – June 2014

Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Complete Guide to Understanding Autism
Matthews-Fuller Library
RC553.A88 S566 2014
autism

Escourolle & Poirier’s Manual of Basic Neuropathology
Matthews-Fuller Library
RC347 .E8318 2014
neuropathy

Lu’s Basic Toxicology: Fundamentals, Target Organs, and Risk Assessment
Matthews-Fuller Library
RA1211 .K33 2013
toxicology

Medical Terminology: A Programmed Approach
Matthews-Fuller Library
R123 .B67 2013
medical-terminology

Netter’s Essential Histology
Matthews-Fuller Library
QM551 .O94 2013
histology

Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of the Mind
Dana Library
QP360.5 .G39 2014
neurosciences

Ha!: The Science of When We Laugh and Why
Dana Library
R705 .W43 2014
laugh

The Hidden Mechanics of Exercise: Molecules That Move Us
Dana Library
QP303 .G543 2014
exercise

Making Sense of Intersex: Changing Ethical Perspectives in Biomedicine
Dana Library
RC883 .F43 2014
intersex

Physiological Systems in Insects
Dana Library
QL495 .K57 2013
insects

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Try Scopus for Research and Citation Analysis

Try Scopus

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!

WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK!  Please use this link to send us your feedback.

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 Enhancements Coming

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 Mobile!

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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Ranked Among the Top 25 Medical School Libraries!

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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New Books in the Biomedical Libraries – April 2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

  

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


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

 

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