Monday, January 22, 2018

Current subscription to Annual Reviews Cancelled

The publisher, Annual Reviews (AR), introduced a new pricing structure as of January 2018 which would increase our AR subscription cost by 19%. USD librarians/Wegner needed to seriously consider the continuation of our subscription to this resource because a typical increase for an ongoing subscriptions is 3-6 %. USD Libraries/Wegner made the decision to cancel AR.

Access to volumes published prior to 2018 will remain available. For content published after January 1, 2018, users can generally obtain articles via interlibrary loan. Much of the health and medicine related content becomes available in PubMed Central (PMC) after a 
6 – 12 month embargo.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

New AccessMedicine App Available

Users can now download the AccessMedicine mobile app to smartphones and tablets, and includes:

·         Quick Medical Dx & Rx:  a collection of evidence-based outlines of conditions and disorders
most often encountered in medical practice.
·         Fitzpatrick’s Color Atlas of Clinical Dermatology: helps to facilitate a dermatologic diagnosis
with color images of skin conditions.
·         Differential Diagnosis Tool: browse 1,000 diagnoses by symptom, disease, or organ system
at the point of care.
·         Diagnostic Tests: aids in the selection and interpretation of commonly used tests, including
laboratory procedures in the clinical setting.

A MyAccess Account is needed to access the mobile site. To create a MyAccess account :
1.     Go to AccessMedicine from the University Libraries Website.
      a.     Go to or
      b.     Click on the Databases tab
      c.     Click on A and/or scroll to AccessMedicine
2.     Click on the Wegner Health Science drop down menu in the upper right.
3.     Click "Login or Create a Free Personal Account."
4.     Click "Don't Have a MyAccess Account" in the lower right of the pop up.
5.     Complete the form and click "Create Account."

Steps to access the mobile site once a MyAccess Account is created:

1.            Download the AccessMedicine Mobile App from the Google Play or the Apple   App Store.

2.            Once the app is available, log in using your MyAccess credentials. 

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

New Discovery System

The Wegner Library is implementing a new integrated library services system. This system will enhance library services and better connect the Wegner partners and community users to the information resources and digital tools they need.
The cloud-based system will improve discovery, allowing students, faculty and staff to better refine search strategies, as well as provide analytics and more simplified and efficient staff workflows. 
Look for the change to be in effect in August. The main search/discovery interface will be available at

What will this mean for me?
The interface for locating, accessing and obtaining resources will change in August. Many new features will allow for better discovery of the Wegner Library's virtual and print collections. 

What resources will I find in Wegner's Library One Search?
You will be able to find scholarly and peer-reviewed articles, books and e-books, journals, dissertations, music, videos, government documents, newspaper articles, reviews and digital library content. 

Where can I get help navigating the new system?
For more information on how to use the new Library One Search, please see our Primo/LibraryOne Search Library Guide or Ask a Wegner Librarian for help.

Power restored

The power has been restored at the Library.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

2017 Christmas Holiday Hours

Wegner Library will be Closed Saturday-Tuesday Dec 23-26 and Dec 31-Jan 1st. Please note we will be open 8:00-5:00 Dec 27, 28 & 29. 

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

 From the Wegner Library Staff 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Elevator Repair

The elevator in the Wegner Library will be undergoing repair during the week of November 13-17th. This repair may cause some level of noise/disturbance throughout each day.

We apologize in advance for the disruption, but this repair is necessary to allow second floor access to all individuals visiting the library.

Thank you for your patience.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Veterans Day Hours

The Wegner Health Science Information Center will be Open Friday Nov 10, 2017 from 8:00-12:00  
In Observance of Veteran’s Day