Friday, April 20, 2018

Emergency Medicine Modules Added to Board Vitals

Two modules, Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medicine Maintenance of Certification have been added to our Board Vitals subscription. Board Vitals is a large question bank database of expert reviewed board questions to assist in preparation for USMLE steps 1-3, PANCE, and many specialty areas like cardiology, neurology, pediatrics, and internal medicine. Many shelf exams are also available for practice and study.

• To access Board Vitals from the library home page, go to www.usd.edu/Wegner click on databases, then B, and scroll to Board Vitals
• First time users can sign up for an account using the “Register” link in top right-hand corner
• Board Vitals is accessible from mobile devices

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Library Closure

For the safety of our patrons and staff, the Wegner Library will be closed on Saturday, April 14th due to the forecasted winter storm. We will resume our regular hours on Sunday, April 15th from 2:00-9:00pm. Thank you

Friday, March 9, 2018

Research Guides (LibGuides) Highlight Library Resources and Services

LibGuides, also called subject guides or research guides, are mini websites individually created and easily updated by USD/Wegner librarians to highlight specific library resources or services. USD/Wegner librarians can add visual content (pictures of the libraries’ environments, images of book jackets, library training podcasts, etc.), hypertext links to library e-books and online journals, and links to training materials used for instructional purposes.

Benefits of LibGuides (Research Guides) include:

  • • Professionally created by a health science librarian to focus on a particular health care topic and/or class. For example:
    • Medical education (http://libguides.usd.edu/meded)
    • Medical Ethics (http://libguides.usd.edu/medical_ethics) 
    • Nursing (http://libguides.usd.edu/nursing)
    • EndNote (http://libguides.usd.edu/endnote)
    • eBooks in Health Sciences (http://libguides.usd.edu/wegner-health-ebooks)
    • Scholarly Communication (http://libguides.usd.edu/scholarlycommunication)
All the LibGuides can be viewed (best if using Chrome or Firefox) at  http://libguides.usd.edu/

LibGuides provide a wealth of information for patrons and are not limited to just the library resources of USD. Our librarians encourage library exploration of our libraries’ LibGuides or Research Guides and welcome patron input on making these LibGuides even more useful.

Thursday, February 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.

Friday, February 16, 2018

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 usd.edu/library or usd.edu/wegner
      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.