New (Free) Medical Guidelines App for Students and Clinicians

Apple is advertising a new iPhone/iPad Guideline Central app that provides over 2,700 free guideline summaries that cover all of the main specialties.

GuidelineCentralApp

A few of the features:

  • Official recommendations from respected medical associations
  • Key points, treatment, management, prevention, and more
  • Well illustrated algorithms, charts, medical tables
  • And much more…

Click here to learn more about Guideline Central.

HSL Lunch & Learn Videos Available

Miss the Health Sciences Library’s February Lunch & Learn series? Don’t worry! You can now watch all four instruction sessions online. Check out videos by following the links below. The videos are also available on the HSL’s Tutorials guide at http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/hsltutorials.

Excel Tricks: Learn about some of the newer features available in Excel to make you a more effective user.

Free Screencasting Tools: Learn the basics on how to record a video of what you do on a computer screen using two free screencasting tools, Screencast-O-Matic and Jing.

iPad 101: A beginners’ look at iPads, including settings and some helpful apps.

Time Saving Tech Tips: Learn to leverage productivity apps (Evernote) and shortcuts to save you time and hassle.

Note: Videos are available in WMV format.

New: AccessPediatrics, AccessPhysiotherapy, and AccessSurgery

Introducing AccessPediatrics, AccessPhysiotherapy, and AccessSurgery!  Three new ebook collections brought to you by the UC Health Sciences Library.

As with AccessMedicine and AccessPharmacy, each ebook collection includes special features such as:

  • multimedia
  • drug information
  • ability to create personal accounts to access Board Review or NPTE review questions

Each collection also includes some unique features:

  • AccessPediatrics: calculators, algorithms, and a Clerkship Corner; textbooks, cases, and Q&A especially for medical students
  • AccessPhysiotherapy: topics by modalities and an interactive cadaver dissection experience in its Anatomy and Physiology Revealed section
  • AccessSurgery: images, videos, and descriptions of procedures.

 

Bookmark these new resources or go to the Health Sciences Library’s home page http://libraries.uc.edu/hsl/  and click on eBooks from the menu on the left under Quick Links or Point of Care eResources in the center of the page under Express Links.

If you have any questions, please contact Edith Starbuck at edith.starbuck@uc.edu or 558-1433.

Open-i: a New Source for Biomedical Images

Check out Open-i (http://openi.nlm.nih.gov/), the National Library of Medicine’s new image retrieval project. Still in Beta, this new service “aims to provide next generation information retrieval services for biomedical articles from the full text collections such as PubMed Central.” Powered by the search engine Essie (that supports ClinicalTrials.gov) a search is able to retrieve both the text and images in the articles.

Other features include viewing search results in a citation list or image grid, limiting by image type (CT Scan, MRI, Photographs, etc), by subsets such as basic science, clinical journals, ethics or systematic reviews, by specialties, and more.

For more information go to http://openi.nlm.nih.gov/about.php or visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.

To find other health sciences image sources go to the UC Libraries Media guide http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/healthsciences

Lynda.com: Technology Training Videos Now Available

The latest UC-licensed learning technology – Lynda.com is available to all currently registered students, faculty, and staff.  UCit partnered with several colleges and UC Libraries to provide full access to technology training videos.

Log in with your 6+2 username and password to access software, career development, and technology training videos from anywhere using an Internet browser. Lynda.com features software from Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Blackboard, Facebook, Google, HTML, Microsoft, Open Source, SPSS, Twitter, and many more that allow users to learn the latest tools and techniques in business, digital media, design, and development. Visit http://www.uc.edu/ucit/learningtechnologies/lynda.html for more information.

This resource has been cataloged and linked in the UC Libraries’ online catalog and is also linked from the A-Z List of Databases.

JBI COnNECT +

The Joanna Briggs Institute evidence based nursing database, JBI COnNECT +, has recently moved to a new platform and a new name. The new name is Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database and is now provided on an Ovid search platform.  Ovid search capabilities make the search process more user friendly. In addition to the high quality evidence based literature that has always been available through the Joanna Briggs Institute; access to Ovid electronic journals and books purchased by the library are readily available. Continue reading JBI COnNECT +