Category Archives: Health Sciences

Explore New Trials

The library is trying a few new resources, Amirsys  and Visible Body. The trial is available until December 31, 2014. Try them out and tell us what you think.   “…image-intensive, expert content provide online problem-solving solutions and reference books … Continue reading

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Ebola Information

Whenever there is big news like the Ebola outbreak, all kinds of information can be found on the web, some of it reliable and valid, some false and misleading. It is important to consider the source. The Washington Post recently reported on self-published … Continue reading

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A Voyage to Health

Another National Library of Medicine exhibit will be visiting the Ginsburg Health Sciences Library. Starting September 15th and staying until October 25th, A Voyage To Health explores the resurgence of Native Hawaiian culture to heal the soul of the community … Continue reading

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Fall Library Workshops

Now that the school semester is underway, there’s no better time to become familiar with some of the Ginsburg Library’s research databases. Our Workshop offerings usually last about an hour and are conveniently scheduled around lunch time. So, whether you’re … Continue reading

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Library Use Survey

Survey to Gather Information Regarding Library Use The Ginsburg Health Sciences Library will be participating in a library use study sponsored by Temple Controller’s Office for a 12-month period starting July 31st. The study will be conducted during randomly selected … Continue reading

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Leisure Reading at Ginsburg

Now that the long days of summer are here, you might have a little more time to relax and catch up on some laid-back leisure reading. Did you know that Ginsburg Health Sciences Library now has a Leisure Reading Collection … Continue reading

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Language Learning

We now have a trial for AtoZebra Language through 5/31/14. Select the ‘Anonymous Log In’ option to begin. Make your selections: Components: I speak: Choices are: American English, Castilian Spanish,Latin American Spanish, French, German I am learning: Choices are: American … Continue reading

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Harry Potter Philosophy

Come see our exhibit on the connections to Renaissance medicine and philosophy in the Harry Potter novels! We have put together a display of images and materials in the library’s four exhibit cases, many of which come from Temple University … Continue reading

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Harry Potter Exhibit

Come see the exhibit to learn more about the historical connections in the stories. In addition to the National Library of Medicine display we have put together a display of additional images and materials in the library’s cases, many of … Continue reading

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Grey Literature

- a research resource for things not always  evident Have you ever come across research roadblocks, wherein your topic yields too few publications or good leads to follow? Well, beyond the article searching done in standard databases, there are hidden … Continue reading

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Harry Potter’s World exhibit

An exhibition developed and produced by the Exhibition Program at the National Library of Medicine. In 1997, British author J. K. Rowling introduced the world to Harry Potter and a literary phenomenon was born. Millions of readers have followed Harry to … Continue reading

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Database Enhancements

New Year Updates Several of the databases that we subscribe to have a new look for the New Year. The content hasn’t changed but the layout has. The design changes make it easier to find the content within. Here’s just … Continue reading

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Winter Break Hours

The Ginsburg Library will have modified hours for the Holiday break starting December 21st.         December Saturday December 21: 9am-5pm Sunday December 22: 10am-6pm Monday December 23: CLOSED Tuesday December 24: CLOSED Wednesday December 25: CLOSED Thursday December 26: 9am-5pm … Continue reading

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MDConsult Transition

MDConsult is being discontinued and will end in June 2014. In preparation for this change we have created a guide to help you locate the resources you are used to finding in MDConsult. The library has made every effort to … Continue reading

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New technology in study rooms

Ginsburg Library has added new technology to some of the study rooms. Ask about them at the circulation desk. Interactive Projectors- Projector displays directly onto White Board where you can use the Interactive pen to draw on and highlight areas. … Continue reading

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New PubMed feature

PubMed Commons A new pilot project from NLM will allow you to comment on abstracts in PubMed.  While in the closed pilot phase there is a limited list of potential participants based on specific organizations. Check to see if you … Continue reading

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Thieme Clinical eBooks

The library has purchased the Thieme Clinical Collections from 2010 to the present. Over 100 titles are included. Use the library catalog to look for a title, then click the “access electronic resource” link under Link to Additional Content to … Continue reading

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Fall Hours and Labor Day Weekend

The Ginsburg Health Sciences Library will start transitioning to Fall hours the week of August 11th. Week of the 11th the library will be open: Sunday August 11: 1pm-10pm Monday-Thursday August 12-15: 7am-12am Friday August 16: 7am-10pm Saturday August 17:9am-10pm … Continue reading

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Summer Hours

The library will transition to summer hours starting Wednesday June 12th. Sunday through Friday the library will close at 10pm. Saturday the library will open at 9am and close at 5pm. Sunday the library will open at 1pm. New Hours: … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Weekend Hours

The Ginsburg Health Sciences Library will be open with modified hours for the Memorial Day Weekend. Friday, May 24 — Close at 7:00pm Saturday, May 25 — 9:00am – 5:00pm Sunday, May 26 — 10:00am – 7:00pm Monday, May 27 CLOSED … Continue reading

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EBSCO Database Trials

We have a few EBSCO health sciences resources for a short period of time. DynaMed is a clinical reference tool created by physicians. It contains more than 3,200 topics. Editors monitor over 500 medical journals on a daily basis. The … Continue reading

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USMLE Study Resources

Here is a list of some of the resources available at Temple Health Science Libraries to help you prepare for the United States Medical Licensing Examination –USMLE: Online Question Banks USML Easy- From McGraw-Hill, USML Easy provides thousands of online … Continue reading

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DynaMed Trial

We now have a 30 day trial to the database DynaMed  Try it out and let us know what you think. DynaMed is a clinical reference tool containing evidence based content. DynaMed contains: Clinically organized summaries of over 3200 topics Evidence … Continue reading

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Try this iPad app

Do you have an iPad? Would you like an app that will help you find and organize journals that are of interest to you? We have been given an opportunity to try BrowZine, an iPad app that connects to many … Continue reading

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Psychiatry Books Online

Psychiatry Online makes a free pdf available through their Book of the Month feature. The Temple Libraries subscribe to Psychiatryonline.org. Each month a free pdf version of a highlighted title will be available. This month, March, the title is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy … Continue reading

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NEW! Book Scanner

The Ginsburg Library has a new book scanner on the lower level of the library near the printer. This scanner makes it easy to copy book pages. Place the book face up on the scanner. Follow instructions that display on … Continue reading

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NIH Public Access Policy

News is buzzing about the new NIH Public Access Policy. There will be stricter standards starting this July. http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-12-160.html Here are a few news items about the new policy: From the Whitehouse SPARC applauds the policy  Here are some specific … Continue reading

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On Display at Ginsburg Library

“The Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital: History and Influence.” is on display at the Ginsburg Library. This exhibit was inspired by the traveling exhibit from The National Library of Medicine, “Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons” which was previously at … Continue reading

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Anatomy Resources Online

Did you know that in addition to the many anatomy books in print the library also has online resources? Find these listed under the Multimedia heading on the Health Sciences website. Primal Pictures (OvidSP)-3D images, quizzes Anatomy and Physiology Online (OvidSP)-guided learning Search … Continue reading

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Find a Resource

     With classes now starting with this new year, why not take a few moments to discover or maybe just re-acquaint yourself with some of our databases. Try clicking on a few tabs and links that you’ve never tried and … Continue reading

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USMLE Easy

The library has a new subscription! USMLE Easy available now. Helps you prepare for the USMLE Step1, Stp 2 CK and Step 3. Create your own account Practice at your own pace Customize practice exams Track performance Thousands of online questions, … Continue reading

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Try “Clinical Key”

ClinicalKey from Elsevier Trial available until December 30, 2012 Access to current medical and surgical content including:  First Consult  Top journals  Best-selling medical and surgical books  Thousands of medical videos, millions of images, and much more content across 12 distinct content … Continue reading

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Follow Us on Twitter

The Health Sciences Libraries are on Twitter Follow @templehslibs We will be Tweeting facts about our exhibition “Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons”. Be sure to come by to see it in December and January along with our new … Continue reading

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“Opening Doors” Exhibit

        The Ginsburg library will be hosting the traveling exhibition, “Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons” On display: mid-December, 2012-early February, 2013 This is an exhibition celebrating the contributions of African American academic surgeons to medicine … Continue reading

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PubMed YEP

PubMed is currently in the stage where it will not be receiving indexed Medline citations. This happens every year during “Year End Processing.” Read an earlier post “Medline Updates” for more information. Have more questions about MEDLINE or PubMed? Contact … Continue reading

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Sustainability Week

For all of our environmentally conscious Health Science campus students and staff, now’s a great time to acquaint yourself with many of the events associated with Temple University’s Annual Sustainability Week. There’s plenty of activities one can do, either from at home or at your … Continue reading

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Secure Your Laptop

The Ginsburg Library recently completed installation of laptop lock anchors in 180 student study carrels.  See the pictures below. It’s quick and easy. These anchors are available for you to use now with your own cable. The library will have … Continue reading

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PubMed Questions?

Have questions about PubMed? Wonder if you are using all the features available? Want some help? Schedule a session with one of the reference librarians. We also offer training sessions in our computer lab. Schedules are posted on the website … Continue reading

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MEDLINE Updates

Every year the National Library of Medicine updates Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and Substance Names on existing MEDLINE citations. For a short period of time, starting in November, citations in PubMed will not be fully indexed. This means that searches … Continue reading

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Website Redesign!

The Health Sciences Libraries have a new website, library.temple.edu/hsl. Some of the new features include: “Quick Search” boxes for PubMed, Journals, Databases and Books. A Quick Links sidebar on the left highlighting some of the most commonly used resources and … Continue reading

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New Ebooks-Colloquium Series

The library has purchased several new ebooks including a new series: Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences. This is an online collection  that contains: Integrated Systems Physiology Series The Developing Brain Series Cell Biology of Medicine Series Neuropeptides Series Developmental Biology Series … Continue reading

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NEW Anatomy & Physiology resource.

In addition to Primal Pictures Anatomy we recently added Anatomy & Physiology Online. The content in this resource mimics a two semester anatomy course. Here’s just a few of the highlights: A guided-learning anatomy and physiology resource. Based on Human Anatomy and Physiology Scociety … Continue reading

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NEW Resource! Cochrane Library

We now have unlimited access to the Cochrane Library. The link can be found on the Ginsburg Library homepage http://library.temple.edu/hsl/ The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. These are: … Continue reading

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Have a suggestion?

We have a new suggestion box where you can write out your  suggestions. It is located at the reference desk. You can also submit your suggestions with our online form. You can find this form under the services tab on the Ginsburg … Continue reading

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RefWorks 2.0: What’s new?

RefWorks 2.0 is now the default display for this resource; the “classic” version is no longer available.  The change in interface will not affect your current references or Write-N-Cite tool. Some of the new features of RefWorks 2.0 include: the ability … Continue reading

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Recycling Notice

Temple University is currently engaged in the annual Recyclemania Campaign, sponsored by the Office of Sustainability.  To all our ‘green-thinking’ Health Science campus personnel who want to contribute to our efforts, there is a link below that you should check … Continue reading

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Do you know about the Henry Stewart talks?

“Henry Stewart Talks is committed to providing research scientists with access to world class seminars by leading thinkers and authorities from around the globe, in one online resource – wherever, whenever and as often as they like.” The Ginsburg Library … Continue reading

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Article TIP: Requesting articles not owned by Temple

After you have found the article through one of the databases and clicked on the If you see the words, “Sorry, no holdings were found for this journal.” Then you will need to request the articles through interlibrary loan. Look … Continue reading

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Receive Clinical Alerts and Advisories

The National Library of Medicine offers clinical alert notices: “Clinical alerts are provided to expedite the release of findings from the NIH-funded clinical trials where such release could significantly affect morbidity and mortality.”  You can subscribe to receive these alerts … Continue reading

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Register Today! Winter/Spring 2012 Library Workshops

The Ginsburg Library is pleased to offer a series of workshops for students, faculty, and staff. Taught by the Library’s expert staff, these short, hands-on classes cover everything from effectively searching research databases to organizing and managing your references.   … Continue reading

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R2 Library

Temple Ginsburg Library patrons in need of a good e-book resource are invited to check out the  R2 Library.From the Library’s homepage, look under the Books category for R2 Library. The R2 e-book collection is neatly arranged into 3 areas of interest- … Continue reading

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Online Tutorials

Need a little help getting started in PubMed or CINAHL? Then check out our new online video tutorials! Just click on the video icon next to the database on our homepage and you can watch a demo of how to … Continue reading

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Changes to our computer system

The Ginsburg Library’s computers will be moving to the Temple University computer domain. What does this mean for library users? All Temple faculty, staff and students will need to login to the computers with their Accessnet username and password. There … Continue reading

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2011 Faculty Learning Series

The Ginsburg Health Sciences Library is pleased to offer a new series of information workshops for Temple University faculty. The 2011 Faculty Learning Series will cover topics such as using journal citation reports, locating evidence-based resources, and tips for incorporating resources … Continue reading

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Summer Hours at the Ginsburg Library

Begining on June 8th, the library will be open during the following hours: Monday-Friday: 7am-10pm Saturday:  9am-5pm Sunday:  1pm-10pm

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Primal Pictures

Have you used Ovid’s Primal Pictures yet?  Primal Pictures is the premier online anatomy reference tool that provides access to thousands of interactive 3D-animated human anatomy modules.  With over 6,500 modules, users can rotate, peel back layers, reconstruct, and study … Continue reading

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Print on the Go!

The Ginsburg Library now offers wireless printing! Follow these simple steps to configure wireless printing and you will be able to print directly from your laptop to any of our printers.  We just installed new high speed printers as well, so printing at the library is … Continue reading

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DynaMed Trial

  The library is introducing a new trial for DynaMed, an evidence-based point of care tool that allows physicians, medical students and health care providers to research authoritative and clinically-relevant information from respected publications, associations, and contributing clinicians in a … Continue reading

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New E-Book Collection

  The library has just acquired 200 new E-books! These E-books are part of our existing collections, R2 Library and Science Direct, which provide access to leading books and journals in the Medical, Dental, Nursing, and Allied Health fields. Some … Continue reading

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Temple University joins Biomed Central

Temple University is now a shared support member of Biomed Central, an open access publisher.  One of the features of this membership is that the Libraries will pay half of the article publishing costs for Temple authors whose works are … Continue reading

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Exam Master Nursing

The Ginsburg library now offers students access to Exam Master Nursing (NCLEX-RN Preparation and Review). Exam Master Nursing is a comprehensive self assessment tool designed to help students prepare for the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse. This extensive review program … Continue reading

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Ask a Librarian

The library is excited to announce that we now offer chat reference services! Need help fast? Just click on the Ask a Librarian icon located on the library’s home page to chat live with a librarian.

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Spring Workshop Schedule

The Ginsburg Library is pleased to offer a new series of information workshops this spring. Taught by the library’s expert staff, these short, hands-on classes cover everything from effectively searching research databases to organizing and managing your references. Sign up … Continue reading

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Clinical Pharmacology

The library is introducing a new trial for Clinical Pharmacology, a professional reference tool designed to provide clinicians with access to an extensive amount of drug information in a simple to use interface. Features include clinical calculators, patient education handouts, … Continue reading

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AccessPhysiotherapy

The library is pleased to introduce a new trial for AccessPhysiotherapy. This subscription-based website is a great resource for physical therapy students and educators as well as anyone interested in the field. AccessPhysiotherapy provides access to cutting edge information and … Continue reading

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Library Use Study To Begin Shortly

The Ginsburg Health Sciences Library will be participating in a library use study sponsored by Temple’s Controller’s Office for a 12-month period starting at the end of August. Data collected will be used to meet federal reporting requirements and to … Continue reading

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Ginsburg Fall Workshop Schedule

The Ginsburg Library is pleased to offer a new series of information workshops. Taught by the Library’s expert staff, these short, hands-on classes cover everything from effectively searching research databases to organizing and managing your references. To register, please contact … Continue reading

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Information Resource Seminars – Coming Soon

Beginning in Fall 2010, the Ginsburg Health Sciences Library will offer brief (30-60 min) hands-on workshops to our students and faculty that focus on effectively utilizing the library’s electronic resources.  Topics to be included are: searching key health sciences databases, … Continue reading

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Try PubGet

If you want quick, easy searching of the life sciences literature and quick access to PDF versions of the articles you find, then PubGet may be right for you. The database indexes nearly 20 million documents, including those in PubMed. … Continue reading

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Two New Trials

The library has trials for two information products from EBSCO Host — Dynamed and Nursing Reference Center. Both will be available until the end of March, 2010. Please contact Barbara Kuchan with your feedback. DynaMed is a clinical, point-of-care reference tool … Continue reading

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PubMed Redesign Launched

The newly designed interface for PubMed is here. This database is comprised of more than 19 million citations from MEDLINE and other life sciences journals. The new streamlined PubMed has a clutter-free initial interface, including a search box at the … Continue reading

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