At this time of year the Health Sciences Libraries make decisions about which journals to renew for 2007. We've reviewed our subscriptions and the data on how many times each journal title was used.
The journals listed below are slated for cancellation. They are received in PRINT ONLY and each was used 5 times or less during the last 12 months. Our savings will be $1500. These funds can be used to purchase new titles requested by users.
The Library has a two-week trial to a new 3D anatomy database. You can rotate models 360 degrees and add or strip away layers of anatomy to view all structures from bone to skin.
In addition to pop-up labelling as you view the 3D models, click on any structure to bring up explanatory text and all related muscle function animations. An interactive MRI section allows you to link the 3D modeling with the equivalent MRI in 3 planes.
Go to the link below and scroll down to Anatomy.tv.
The use of PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants) goes well beyond basic calendaring. Health care professionals are using these devices in educational and clinical settings to track patient information, download web content, access databases, and utilize helper tools along with a myriad of other software.
EXAM MASTER ONLINE is a database of sample medical and exam questions for USMLE and Medical Specialty Board exams, providing access to thousands of basic and clinical sciences questions.
Students can create customized practice exams and study blocks, using a testing interface that closely matches what is actually used on the USMLE exam and includes the ability to attach notes to each question.
Click on the board review resources quick links on the Health Sciences Libraries home page: Drexel University Health Sciences Librari
Proquest Nursing Database is now called ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source. The name change reflects a broader offering of allied health journals with citations from over 500 journal titles. You'll find the database on the recommended database page forNursing and Health Professions.
The July issue of NIH News in Health , a free monthly newsletter based on NIH research, features articles on asthma and diabetes this month.
The LTDL website allows users to search an extensive collection of tobacco documents that were made available during litigation.
PubMed has a limit option: "Links to Full Text". It looks like a wonderful time-saver - just apply that limit and you will be able to link to full text from each citation in your results. We wish that were true, but it isn't. There are two kinds of problems with this limit:
1. Some results have a full text link, but you can't open the full text.
2. Some results with Drexel full text links are missing from the results.
Why does this happen?
The answer from a PubMed staffer explains it as follows:
"The "full text" limit is not institution specific.
We hope you'll find our new blog informative and interesting. It'll be the place to find out about what's happening in the Library: new electronic resources, classes, books and anything we think will help with your classes and research.
Our Librarians will also highlight news and events in the wider world of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Public Health.
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