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Q&A with Janice Masud-Paul, Librarian for Health Sciences Research

The newest librarian on the staff at Drexel, Janice Masud-Paul joined the Libraries in December 2013. Since then, she’s hit the ground running growing the Libraries collaborations and support for research in the College of Nursing and Health Professions. She’s championed the Faculty Portfolios initiative with the college and is quickly becoming known on campus for her expertise.

Libraries Welcome: Janice Masud-Paul, Librarian for Nursing Research

On Monday, September 30th the Libraries welcomed Janice Masud-Paul as Librarian for Nursing Research. Prior to joining the Libraries, Janice served as the head of information technology for the Camden County Library System where she had been since 1998. In her role there, she coordinated the shared integrated library management system, networks and associated hardware.

Libraries Launch Health Sciences Liaison Program

Drexel University Libraries has extended its a Liaison Program to the Health Sciences, designating specific librarians as liaisons to health sciences programs and schools. Through the liaison program the Libraries seek to enhance communication and deepen partnerships with health sciences departments in Drexel University's College of Medicine, School of Public Health, and College of Nursing and Health Professions.

ClinicalKey: New Tool Replacing MDConsult

Exciting News from the Library's Health Sciences blog!

The Libraries have subscribed to Elsevier’s ClinicalKey online service, which replaces the electronic content that was formerly offered through MDConsult. It offers a more robust (yet simple) searching interface and access to thousands more books and journals, as well as other sources, as noted in the following list.

Health Sciences Libraries Associate Director Recognized for Service to the Medical Library Association

Linda KatzLinda M. G. Katz, Associate Director of Drexel’s Health Sciences Libraries, completed six years of service as the editor of the Medical Library Association (MLA) publication, MLA News, in December 2011.

“Editing MLA News has been one of the highlights of my experiences as a librarian,” Katz said. “During the six years of my editorship, I’ve worked hard, learned a great deal, and have been rewarded with kind appreciation from MLA members and staff.”

Health Sciences Librarians Work with 11th Street Family Health Services Center

A joint researching team from The iSchool at Drexel and the Drexel University Libraries, including Kathleen Turner, Linda M. G. Katz, Gary Childs and Lenore Hardy, participated in a grant-funded project entitled “Increasing Parental Health Literacy to Optimize Pregnancy Outcomes,” from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region. The projected worked with the Philadelphia 11th Street Family Health Services Center to help educate pregnant women on health information.

Drexel Librarian Gary Childs Receives 2011 Nursing Science Chairman’s Award

Gary Childs poses with the Award

Drexel University Libraries Health Sciences Education/Reference Librarian Gary Childs was honored with the 2010

Medline Makeover

Medline, PsychInfo, and a few of the library's other databases available via Ovid have gotten a face lift. If you're a regular user of these databases, don't get worried; the tools are basically the same as they've always been.

Need help navigating it all? Whether your an ace or a rookie, we want to help you get the most our of our databases.

MEDLINE now available through ISI Web of Knowledge

We now have access to MEDLINE through ISI Web of Knowledge, in addition to our access via OVID and Pubmed.  This access is a free add-on to our existing Web of Knowledge subscription.  Check it out, and compare the interface and searching to Ovid and

New Resource!: Epocrates

Health Sciences now subscribes to the database Epocrates.

Epocrates is designed to provide clinical information at the point of care.  The database contains practical, peer-reviewed content with a unique patient

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