Online Resources: HSL eBook Collections

Do you know how many Health Sciences ebook collections are available through the Health Sciences Library (HSL)?  There are 15!  Some are available just to the Academic Health Center and others are available to the entire university.

eBook Collections – Features:

Most of these collections provide the opportunity to search across the entire collection or browse for a specific subject or title. Collections vary in what they include in addition to ebooks. Some include multimedia, cases, self-assessment, drug monographs, calculators and patient education while others also include journals and guidelines. Most include the option to create a personal account that provides the ability to print or email and often more. One collection, ClinicalKey requires a personal account in order to access the PDF full text of an ebook.

Over the next few weeks these ebook collections will be introduced more fully. In the meantime, feel free to explore the collections below.

Health Sciences Library eBook collections:

  1. AccessMedicine
  2. AccessPharmacy
  3. AccessSurgery
  4. ClinicalKey (medicine)
  5. PharmacyLibrary APhA Collection
  6. Psychiatryonline Collection (DSM-5 and other psychiatric titles)
  7. LWW Health Library/Basic & Anatomical Sciences Health Library
  8. STAT!Ref Medicine
  9. STAT!Ref Nursing
  10. R2 Library (allied health, medicine, nursing)
  11. Facts and Comparisons

UC Libraries eBook collections:

  1. CRCnetBASE Collection (engineering, medicine, science, information technology)
  2. Knovel (environment & environmental engineering, safety & industrial hygiene & more)
  3. SpringerLink (biomedical, environmental, food sciences, life sciences & more)
  4. Wiley Online Library (life sciences, medicine, nursing, psychology, earth & environment, veterinary medicine & more)

Other Ways to Access:

HSL A-Z ebooks list:

Research guides (click on Subject Guide to see a list of guides in various subject areas):

Library catalog (most collections but not necessarily all the individual titles in those collections are in the catalog yet):

Off Campus Access:

Most are accessible from off campus via the proxy server or the VPN (Virtual Private Network). The exception is ClinicalKey which is only accessible from off campus via the VPN.

To install the VPN Junos Pulse client on your home computer or device go to

Best bet: use the Junos Pulse manual installation instructions NOT the automatic installation instructions.


Contact Edith Starbuck at 513-558-1433 or

Looking for Historical Business Data?

In June 2014, The DAAP Library invested in Historical Business Data, Infogroup’s geo-referenced database of historic company records. Data comprises company name, mailing address, SIC and NAICS codes, employee size, sales volume, latitude/longitude and many more variables about each company.

Dr. Xinhao Wang, professor in the School of Planning in the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP), and Jennifer Krivickas, head of the Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library for Design, Architecture, Art & Planning, are exploring the possibility of working with the UC’s Technology Commercialization Accelerator (an internal unit that provides seed funding, commercialization expertise and business connections to launch potentially high-impact entrepreneurial initiatives) to develop a proprietary discovery layer that would help researchers search, analyze and visualize data. Stay tuned for more.

Are You A Fan of the Renovated Langsam Classroom? The Bearcat Is.

BearcatThis summer, Langsam Library classroom 462 was renovated to improve functionality and to provide new capabilities for both students and instructors.

The renovated learning classroom has been enlarged and features a curved, glass wall for added visibility. New modular furniture and six large display screens connected to a main projection screen allow for flexible and responsive collaboration opportunities. Wireless access provides for seamless connectivity to the Internet with laptops.

The renovations to Langsam 462 are part of a university pilot project to create an active learning classroom. Four UC professors are using and testing the enhanced learning classroom this semester and providing feedback for use in planning similar spaces across campus.

The Bearcat visited the learning classroom recently and gave it two paws up.

Library Research Guides: Digital Literacy

Libraries provide hundreds of online research guides that point you to tools for all of your research and information handling needs – from finding information to citing sources and publishing the information you created. Some guides are specific to a software product, course or discipline, while others cover a broad range of resources.

This month’s featured guide, Digital Literacy, is a collection of links and tips on finding and evaluating information in digital environments. There is information on how to use online technologies to stay current, organize your citations, files and data, and how to create and publish digital content, as well as how to network and collaborate effectively, protect your online identity, and how to be an ethical and responsible digital citizen.

All these aspects of digital literacy apply to many facets of daily life, but the primary goal of the Research Guide is to equip students with the tools and techniques that would enhance their academic careers and future employment.


Image source: Digital Literacy Forum.

Check Out the Latest Issue of Source

sourceRead Source, the online newsletter, to learn more about the news, events, people and happenings in UC Libraries.

This latest issue of Source includes an An Update from Dean and University Librarian Xuemao Wang on the Implementation of our Strategic Plan, a Celebration of William Shakespeare and an interview with Lori Harris, NLM Associate Fellow. There are articles about two exciting spaces in the Health Sciences Library – the new Informatics Lab and the newly named Dr. Stanley B. Troup Learning Space, as well as a list of fall events in UC Libraries. Read these articles and more.

Source is available on the web at and via e-mail. To receive Source via e-mail, contact to be added to the mailing list.

New Multi-Agency RFI on Exascale Computing

RFI on Science Drivers Requiring Capable Exascale High Performance Computing (

Purpose: This is a multi-agency request for information to identify scientific research topics and applications that need High Performance Computing (HPC) capabilities that extend 100 times beyond today’s performance on scientific applications. Currently, computational modeling, simulation, as well as data assimilation and data analytics are used by an increasing number of researchers to answer more complex multispatial, multiphysics scientific questions with more realism.

Background: This is a request for information from NSF, DOE, and NIH for community input identifying scientific research that would benefit from a greatly enhanced new generation of HPC and in support of the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) (

Request for Information: All responses must be submitted to by October 16, 2015

Check out the new Informatics Lab at the Health Sciences Library!

Informatics Lab: A Collaborative Space for Innovation at the Health Sciences Library

The Informatics Lab is designed for innovative and collaborative hands-on learning experiences. It is a place for UC researchers and graduate students to connect, collaborate, and receive research support services. The space includes an iMac and a Windows PC with many visualization, design, and statistical software packages, 4 whiteboard tables and 2 moveable whiteboards for collaborative work.

To reserve the room or suggest software, contact us at

Hours:   Mon.-Fri. 9 AM – 5 PM

Location: E005L (near the back of the E Level of the Health Sciences Library)

Technology and Software


Windows 7:Office,Skype, SPSS,SAS,R, RStudio, Matlab,CLC Main Workbench,Cytoscape, ArcGIS, QGIS, GeoDA, TerraGO Toolbar, Satscan, EpiInfo, 7zip,Notepad++,Python + scipy + NumPy IGV,MySQL Workbench, Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, InDesign, InCopy, Dreamweaver, FlashPro/Builder, Acrobat Pro, Audition, Bridge, Animate, Prelude, Fireworks)

OSX:Office, Skype, SPSS, SAS, R, RStudio, Matlab, CLC Main Workbench, Cytoscape,QGIS, GeoDA, TerraGO Toolbar, Satscan, EpiInfo, TextMate, The Unarchiver, Python + scipy + NumPy IGV, MySQL workbench, Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, InDesign, InCopy, Dreamweaver, FlashPro/Builder, Acrobat Pro, Audition, Bridge, Animate, Prelude, Fireworks)

Equipment: 1 iMac,1 PC,1 AirMedia unit for wireless presentation from any mobile device,4 whiteboard tables, 2 standing whiteboards, 1 wall-mounted white board, 1 3D printer (coming in the future)

More information is available at

New Research Guides Platform!

Does the research guide you use regularly suddenly look different?  It is different – the research guides changed platforms and design!

In addition to the new look and feel, the Health Sciences Library Research Guides now have a responsive design, enhanced browsing functionality and are more user friendly for tablet and mobile phone users.  These changes and more incorporate accessibility design features required for any University of Cincinnati web pages and 3rd party web based products.  Find out more about accessibility requirements at UC.

Check out the new Health Sciences Library Research Guides design at and share your thoughts with us at



DynaMed Plus is Now Available!





The UC Health Sciences Library now has access to DynaMed Plus™.  Get answers to your clinical questions fast—try it here.

DynaMed Plus, the next-generation, evidence-based clinical information resource is written by a world-class team of physicians. A rigorous evidence-based editorial process provides synthesized information and objective analysis to answer your clinical questions quickly and easily.

DynaMed Plus features: Continue reading DynaMed Plus is Now Available!

CRCnetBASE: a Science, Technology, and Medicine eBook Platform

CRCnetBASE provides a comprehensive e-book collection in over 350 subject areas and more than 40 collections.  Browse or search across the collection for your science, technology, or medical topic.  Check out the collections below.

CRCnetBASE Biomedical Science Collection

CRCnetBASE Environmental Engineering Collection

CRCnetBASE Environmental Science Collection

CRCnetBASE Ergonomics & Human Factors Collection

CRCnetBASE Life Science Collection

CRCnetBASE Medicine Collection

CRCnetBASE Nutrition Collection

CRCnetBASE Occupational Health & Safety

CRCnetBASE Pharmaceutical Science & Regulation Collection

CRCnetBASE Statistics Collection

Find CRCnetBASE collections via the online catalog or via the HSL eBook page.