Thursday, September 3, 2015

Labor Day Weekend Hours

The Wegner Health Science
Information Center

Open regular hours
 Saturday, September 5th 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, September 6th 2:00pm-9:00pm
 Monday, September 7th

The Wegner Health Science Information Center
will resume regular hours
TUESDAY September 8th
at 8:00 AM

Friday, June 26, 2015

July 4th Holiday Hours

The Wegner Health
Science Library 
will be 

Friday, July 3rd
Saturday, July 4th
Sunday, July 5th

We will resume regular hours Monday, July 6th

 Have a safe and happy holiday!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

USD Experiencing Server Problems

Two nights ago, The University of South Dakota's  IT Department undertook a firmware update that has affected several USD servers and the wireless systems. Currently, the Wegner Library's online resources including our databases and our online journals are inaccessible through the proxy server OR within the library. We have not heard when this issue may be resolved. We are very sorry for the inconvenience!

Firmware is software that is embedded in a piece of hardware. Or programming that is written into the read-only (ROM) memory of a computing device. There is also a problem with USD's dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) which is a network protocol that enables a server to automatically assign an IP address to a computer from a defined range of numbers configured for a given network. DHCP assigns an IP address when a system is started. 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Wegner Library's Web Site to Change

During the week of March 9, 2015, The University of South Dakota (USD) is transitioning to its new public Web site. You will begin to notice a change in the look of certain internal pages, but their functionality should remain the same. 

This will affect the University Libraries' and the Wegner Center Library's Web pages as well. Page directs are being created by University Libraries' to help with the transition but some Web browser bookmarks may need to be updated or recreated. 

The changes will make the Web pages more streamlined and will help with displaying the libraries' Web pages on mobile devices. 

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

New Subscription: Journal of Interprofessional Care

"The Journal of Interprofessional Care aims to disseminate research and new developments in the field of interprofessional education and practice"

Available for browsing when you sign in with a library remote access username and password at

Examples of recent articles -

A history of simulation-enhanced interprofessional education.  Janice C. Palaganas,  Chad Epps,  Daniel B. Raemer. Journal of Interprofessional Care Mar 2014, 110-115.

Interprofessional Education and Practice Guide No. 2: Developing and implementing a center for interprofessional education.  Valentina Brashers,  John Owen,  Julie Haizlip. Journal of Interprofessional Care Mar 2015,  95-99

Evaluation of the team performance observation tool with targeted behavioral markers in simulation-based interprofessional education.  Chao Zhang,  Connie Miller,  Kathleen Volkman,  Jane Meza,  Katherine Jones. Journal of Interprofessional Care 2014 Nov,  1-7.

Please let us know if you have any questions! 
Wegner Library 605.357.1400 or

New Method for Accessing DynaMed on Mobile Devices

Where will you find DynaMed?
On each of the libraries' Web sites, DynaMed can be found under the list of databases.

What is it?
DynaMed is an evidence-based tool with up-to-date summaries of medical conditions and drug information. The summaries are tied to the literature (journal articles, consensus reports, guidelines, etc.). Besides the basic laptop version, DynaMed has a mobile version that will run on iPhones, iPads, the iPod touch, and various Android devices. 

How do I download the mobile version?
1) Download the free DynaMed app from the iTunes App Store or through Google Play -- a password is required to access these "stores"
2) Once you have the DynaMed app, go to a computer where ever there is a USD connection -- the library, the SSOM, etc., and "pull-up" the DynaMed database from the libraries' list of databases
3) Click on the MOBILE link in the DynaMed toolbar at the top of the screen.
4) You will be asked for your email address. You will then be sent an email that authenticates you. Open the email from your mobile device and tap the authentication link. Make sure you are on the internet connection so that DynaMed can be downloaded.
5) A DynaMed serial number from the library is no longer required.  

Other information:
After installing the app and downloading the DynaMed content, the app can be used offline without a wireless signal. A wireless signal is required to perform updates to the DynaMed content when updates become available.

You can use the authentication link on up to 3 devices at a time. For additional devices, send yourself another authentication link from DynaMed.

DynaMed requires at least 500MB of memory. It will run on iOS 7.0 or higher and Android 2.4 or higher. 

Please contact us if you have more questions! 
Wegner Library 605.357.1400 or