National Poetry Month and ARB

By:  Kevin Grace

Poem Illustration of TrumpeterBecause April is celebrated as National Poetry Month, over the next few weeks the Archives & Rare Books Library will blog about some of its significant holdings in the Rare Books Collection.  Perhaps the best subject with which to begin is ARB’s outstanding collection of 18th century poetical pamphlets.  Eighteenth-century literature is one of the hallmarks of the rare books holdings, encompassing drama, poetry, fiction, philosophy, theology, travel, history, and geography.  And the core of this area is what we have traditionally called the Anonymous Poetical Pamphlet Collection.

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A Poem in Your Pocket All Month Long

pocketpiece-01April is National Poetry Month. In celebration of this, UC Libraries has mounted an exhibit on the fourth floor of Langsam Library celebrating poetry and poets.

Included in the exhibit is information about the Elliston Poetry Room, some Ohio poets, poets with a Cincinnati connection, and a sampling of UC poets including Armando Romero, Danielle Deulen, Don Bogen, James Cummins, John Drury and Nicasio Urbina.

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New Platform for AccessMedicine, AccessPharmacy, and other Access Medical Resources

Recently AccessAnesthesiology, AccessMedicine, AccessPediatrics, AccessPharmacy, and AccessSurgery moved to a new platform.  The content is the same including more than 180 titles including Harrison’s Online, CMDT, Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery, Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine, Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, and more.

New features come with the new platform:

  • The ability to move from one Access resource to another easily; just click on the Sites menu and select another resource
  • Responsive design for mobile users – the browser automatically adjusts depending on the device
  • Create a personal account and set up alerts, create a custom curriculum, or save images and figures and move easily them into PowerPoint.
  • Your personal account also enables you to log in remotely to any of the Access resources to which the Health Sciences Library (HSL) subscribes. With a personal account, there is no need to log into the proxy server or the VPN.

In addition to AccessMedicine and AccessPharmacy links on the HSL home page, find links to all the Access resources – AccessAnesthesiology, AccessMedicine, AccessPediatrics, AccessPharmacy, and AccessSurgery on the Health Sciences Library website on the eBooks page and the Point of Care page.

If you have any questions, please contact Edith Starbuck at 513-558-1433 or edith.starbuck@uc.edu

New: Comprehensive Physiology

compphysComprehensive Physiology is an authoritative collection of review content assembled in the physiological sciences.

This publication includes the complete content from the Handbook of Physiology series and will be continually expanded through a dynamic program of updates.  The audience for Comprehensive Physiology is academic scientists in the life sciences, advanced students in the life sciences and medicine, instructors in these disciplines, and academic clinicians.

Key Features:

  • More than 30,000 pages of classic content from the Handbook of Physiology series
  • A publishing program that will add 4,000 pages of new content per year
  • An editorial team comprising leading names in the field
  • Fully citable content, qualifying for abstracting, indexing, and ISI ranking

Go to the Health Sciences Library eBook page to find a link to Comprehensive Physiology in the A-Z list.

Nursing Reference Center Now Available

NursRefCtr

Nursing Reference Center™ is a point-of-care clinical resource based on the latest and best available scientific evidence from CINAHL®, MEDLINE, National Guideline Clearinghouse, and others.

Nursing Reference Center offers Quick Lessons and Evidence-based Care Sheets; drug information; practice guidelines; customizable patient education handouts, and more.

Find the Nursing Reference Center in the Health Sciences Library Nursing guide http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/nursing on the Information Resources & Databases page and the UC Health guide http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/uchealth on the Databases page .

 

 

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.