A Closer Look at the UC Libraries A-Z Databases List

UC Libraries moved to the new A-Z Databases List platform in July of 2017 just in time for the fall semester. The new platform provides easier access to UC Libraries databases and other databases available to UC students, faculty, and staff.  Now that the spring semester is starting, take a closer look at the features of the A-Z Database List.

Features:

Additional Features in the Column on the Right:

  • New/Trial Database list: new resources are highlighted in the right column. Resources labeled as ‘Trial” will also be listed while being considered for future subscriptions.
  • Report Database Errors: report a database problem using the form located below the new databases list.
  • Icon Key: at the bottom of the right column is a key for the icons associated with each database entry.

So take a closer look at the A-Z Databases List!  Use the list search and sort features to explore the 830 databases available to all UC students, faculty and staff.

HImage of the library website database search box ow do to get to the A-Z Database List: Use the red search box on any library website.

Click on the Database tab, type the name of the database in the search field and click on go or click on the link that takes you directly to the list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MedlinePlus: Health Information for Health Professionals and Consumers

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, provides current and reliable information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues.

Content includes:

  • Health topics – symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention for over 1000 diseases, illnesses, health conditions and wellness conditions that are regularly reviewed and updated
  • Drugs, Herbs and Supplements – information about prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, and herbs and supplements.
  • Videos & Tools – videos on anatomy, body systems, and surgical procedures. Tools such as interactive tutorials and games, calculators and quizzes to test knowledge and health.
  • Lab Test Information – what the lab test is, why it was ordered, how it will feel, and what the results mean.
  • Medical Encyclopedia – The A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. It also contains an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations.
  • NIH MedlinePlus Magazine – reports on the latest NIH-supported research breakthroughs and features people from all walks of life talking about how they’ve handled health challenges.
  • MedlinePlus Connect – an option for health providers to provide quality health information for patients via patient portals or the patient health record. MedlinePlus Connect is a free service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Check out MedlinePlus and share it with patients, friends, and family.

PubMed Health: Clinical Effectiveness Research Reviews

What is PubMed Health?  PubMed Health provides information for consumers and clinicians on prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions.  It specialized in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports.

What else does PubMed Health provide?

  • Systematic reviews of clinical trials showing what has been proven to work and what remains unknown
  • Summaries and full texts of selected systematic reviews in one place published or updated from 2003
  • Information for consumers and clinicians based on those reviews
  • Methods resources collection that includes documents about the best research and statistical techniques for systematic reviews and effectiveness research
  • Searches that run simultaneously in PubMed.  A filter is used to identify all the indexed scientific articles at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) that might be systematic reviews

So take a moment to search and explore PubMed Health this freely available resource!

PubMed Health is a service provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Health Sciences Library Services

The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library (HSL) and UC Libraries provide services in addition to journals, books, databases and research guides.  These services include:

  • Monthly classes in the HSL Troup Learning Space – register to attend a variety of classes from REDCap, to Literature Searching, to presentation software like Prezi or Emaze, to citation management systems RefWorks and EndNote.
  • Informatics Lab – reserve this collaborative hands-on learning space where you can work with software like SPSS, SAS, R, Matlab, Satscan, Python, Photoshop and more. Get assistance with statistical work or meet with a Writing Center tutor.
  • Winkler Center Lucas Board Room – reserve this space for meetings or events
  • HSL Computer Lab – use the computers available or your own laptops/devices, get assistance with setting up secure wireless, email and more.
  • Poster Printing – located in the HSL and available to all Academic Health Center students.
  • Data Management Planning – information about DMP. Contact us for assistance with managing research data, preparing a data management plan for a grant submission and more.
  • Scholar@UC – a digital repository that enables the UC community to share research and scholarly work with a worldwide audience.

Want to know more?

 

Health Sciences Library – Frequently Asked Questions about Access

We want your access to and interaction with resources at the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library (HSL) to go as smoothly as possible.  The following tutorials and Guides address some of the most frequently asked questions about access.

Tutorials:

Guides:

Need additional assistance?

  • Phone: 513-558-0127
  • Email
  • HSL IT Support: 513-558-4173
  • IT@UC Help Desk: 513-556-4357 or 866-397-3382

 

Welcome to the Health Sciences Library!

The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library staff extends a warm welcome to new and returning students and faculty!

The library serves the research needs of the students, faculty and staff of the College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the College of Allied Health Sciences, the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, and the Greater Cincinnati community at large. It also serves affiliated institutions, including the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, as well as national and international scholars and researchers.

We invite you to use and enjoy our space:

Explore our database resources and e-book collections:

Browse or search for a journal title in our e-Journal collection:

Browse or search our research guides that provide resources on a specific subject or special topic:

Engage with the HSL or UC Libraries staff:

Need help?

  • Phone: 513-558-0127
  • Email
  • HSL IT Support: 513-558-4173
  • IT@UC Help Desk: 513-556-4357 or 866-397-3382

ASTM Compass Now Available

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UC Libraries now has a subscription to ASTM Compass, which includes all ASTM standards, journals and STPs (Special Technical Publications).  Access to standards includes both current and historical versions.

ASTM standards and publications cover many topics: consumer products, science, design, architecture, engineering, 3D printing, medical devices, etc.  Go to  https://www.astm.org/Standards/category_index.html to see an entire list of standards by category.

To access go to https://compass.astm.org/CUSTOMERS/index.html .  If you are off-campus, log in to the UC VPN: http://libraries.uc.edu/off-campus-access.html

Some help using the COMPASS platform:

Recent Scopus Enhancements

Check out recently enhanced features in Scopus!

Cited References:

  • Now goes back to 1970 for a more complete picture of author activity
  • Estimate 10,000+ articles will be re-processed to included cited references
  • Archives from all major publishers with available digital archives

Funding Data Expansion:

  • 2016 going forward; back fill to 2008
  • Provide full text funding information included with citation
  • Allows for verification & identifying additional funding sources

Open Access Journal Indicator:

  • ‘Sources’ or journals indexed in Scopus (click on Sources top right of screen) now provides ability to Display Open Access Journals
  • Click on ‘Browse sources’ and select  Display Open Access Journals

CiteScore:

  • A simple metric for all Scopus Journals – look up a journal and see the CiteScore (similar to Impact Factor)
  • CiteScore value = (A) documents from past 3 years divided by (B) number of citations in a particular year

Example:

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Protocol Builder: Develop Clinical Research Protocols More Quickly and Easily

Protocol Builder is cloud-based protocol writing technology that
makes it faster and easier to develop investigator-initiated clinical
research protocols that meet IRB and regulatory standards.

The library is unable to subscribe at this time but would like to share the information about this protocol development tool.

If you would like to set up a webinar or learn more about Protocol Builder visit www.statref.com or call 800-901-5494.

Protocol Builder Fact Sheet

Key Benefits:

  • Save significant time and effort developing protocols
  • Improve adherence to IRB and regulatory standards
  • Enable collaboration among contributors
  • Advance the ability to publish research
  • Strengthen research programs and increase
    study pipelines

Key Features:

  • Automatic set up – enter basic information & appropriate protocol sections are set up based on protocol type
  • Protocol duplication – copy and re-purpose as needed
  • Advanced editing tools – insert references, tables, etc.
  • Easy to navigate contents menu – navigate to any section
  • Expert guidance – relevant instructions and expert tips
  • Resource center – sample protocols, educational and regulatory information
  • Share and review – invite others to review and add comments
  • Compare revisions – compare, then accept or disregard
  • Summary of changes – enter rationale for recent changes
  • Reference management software integration – pull in references from Endnote, RefWorks, Mendeley, and PubMed

Interested in more information or a webinar?  Visit www.statref.com or call 800-901-5494.