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  • Training
    RefWorks Training: May 21st Posted Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 3:42 pm
    All students and faculty now have access to RefWorks, a web-based citation management service.

    Session 1 will be RefWorks Fundamentals from 9:30 to 11:30 am in the Library of the Health Sciences Library Classroom.  Session 2 will be RefWorks Fundamentals from 1 to 3 pm in the Chester Fritz Library, Room 108.  Session 3 will be RefWorks Advanced from 3:13 to 5:15 in the Chester Fritz Library, Room 108.

    To sign up for Session 1 call the Health Sciences Library at 701.777.3993.
    To sign up for Session 2 and/or Session 3 call the Chester Fritz Library at 701.777.4629.

    The RefWorks Fundamentals class will provide instruction on a gathering citations into your RefWorks database, creating a bibliography, and using Write-N-Cite. The RefWorks Advanced class will provide instruction on utilizing the advanced features: advanced searching, view and sorting of references, editing multiple references, using the output style preview utility, and creating a paper offline.

    RefWorks helps you to gather reference citations, insert them into a research paper or manuscript, and create a bibliography.  The RefWorks licensing was made possible through the Student Technology Fee Committee grant process.

    For more information about RefWorks, including online tutorials and help videos, visit RefWorks at
  • E-Resources
    Duplicate StatRef! e-books discontinued Posted Thursday, April 23, 2009, 4:31 pm
    You may have noticed that some of the e-books previously available in Stat!Ref are no longer available at that link. We have eliminated most of the StatRef! books that are duplicated in other packages, namely MDConsult and Access Medicine. Most of them are books published by Lange.

    We recommend looking for an individual e-book by using the Search Resources box on the library website. If you do not find the specific title you are looking for you might try going to either the MDConsult / FirstConsult link or the Access Medicine link under selected resources and search the books section of that database for a comparable title.

    One benefit of eliminating the duplicate books from Stat!Ref is that we are increasing the number of simultaneous users for Access Medicine. This should reduce the frequency of "number of concurrent sessions exceeded" messages that our users get. The increase in number of users will take place in May.

    If you have any questions or would like some assistance please call 701-777-3994 or e-mail the reference mailbox at
  • Library
    Assistant Director and Collection Management Librarian Posted Monday, March 2, 2009, 1:56 pm
    The Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences is recruiting candidates for the position of Assistant Director and Collection Management Librarian.

    Applications received by March 31, 2009, will receive first consideration. Please see the full job description for details.
  • Library
    Library Exhibits at the Women's Showcase in Fargo Posted Wednesday, December 31, 2008, 4:39 pm
    The library staff visited with over 770 participants at the recent Women's Showcase in Fargo ND.  Mary J Markland, MA, AHIP, SE Clinical Campus Librarian at the Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences, coordinated this exhibit. Read more about the library exhibit at
  • Library
    Go Local North Dakota Available! Posted Thursday, September 25, 2008, 5:12 pm
    People throughout North Dakota now have a free, fast, and easy way to find health services close to where they live.  A new Web site called Go Local North Dakota:  Discover Health Services Near You! provides information and links to hospitals, doctors, clinics, support groups, immunizations, home healthcare, and other programs and services people can use to find help for themselves and their loved ones.  This brochure is available for distribution.  
    People can search for resources by county, by the type of service they want, or by a particular health topic. Services available on North Dakota Indian reservations are available as well as services for those living in the most rural areas of the state.  Senior citizens needing health services will also find assistance through Go Local North Dakota.  The Web site also contains a form for users to suggest new resources to add to the Go Local database.
    Go Local North Dakota offers additional information and convenience because it is connected to, which is the health Web site of the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine .

    If, for example, someone using Go Local North Dakota wants to learn about Alzheimer's Disease, they can click on Health Information and be taken to Or, someone reading about Alzheimer's Disease on, can link to Go Local North Dakota to find Alzheimer's resources close to home. is available in English, Spanish and several other languages.

    Go Local North Dakota is produced by the Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences and is funded  in part with federal funds from the  National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under Contract No. NO1-LM-6-3503 with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Greater Midwest Region Office of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

    The dedication and hard work of the library staff greatly contributed to the creation of Go Local North Dakota. The Go Local team was composed of Judy Rieke, project director and the library's Assistant Director & Collection Management Librarian; Mary Markland, Southeast Clinical Campus Librarian, resource development and outreach coordinator for the Go Local project; and Michael Safratowich, Bibliographic Control Librarian, site development coordinator for Go Local. Special thanks go to Sarah Owens, Data Input Specialist.

    The interest and support for the project demonstrated by librarians and staff from health organizations throughout the state was much appreciated and Go Local North Dakota welcomes their continued involvement.  
  • E-Resources
    CINAHL upgraded to Full Text Posted Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 9:07 am
    The library has upgraded its subscription to CINAHL(Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature).  A search of the CINAHL database will now automatically retrieve more full text articles.  Many of the articles retrieved are from journals to which the library did not previously subscribe. The platform is still EBSCOhost.  

    CINAHL with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 600 journals indexed in CINAHL. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index - with no embargo. Full-text coverage on some journals dates back to 1981.

    If you encounter problems, or need assistance using the resource, please contact the reference desk 777-3994 or e-mail
  • Training
    SCOPUS Training on September 9th Posted Wednesday, September 3, 2008, 4:58 pm
    All library users are invited to attend a training on using SCOPUS on Tuesday September 9th in B320B in the basement of the Health Sciences Library.  Elsevier staff will be on campus to conduct the training.  Please come and bring your questions!  SCOPUS brought to you by the COBRE grant and the library.  For more information, contact Judy Rieke at 777-4129 or e-mail to:
  • E-Resources
    PILOTS Database added to the web site Posted Thursday, June 26, 2008, 12:19 pm
    PILOTS is an abbreviation for Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress.  The PILOTS database is produced by the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs web site, "The goal of the PILOTS database is to include citations to all literature on PTSD and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events, without disciplinary, linguistic, or geographical limitations, and to offer both current and retrospective coverage."

    Subject Coverage

       * post-traumatic stress disorder or acute stress disorder (with or without reference to the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)
       * the assessment, description, prevention, or treatment of any psychiatric disorder, especially dissociative identity disorder (formerly called multiple personality disorder), other dissociative disorders, or borderline personality disorder, associated etiologically or epidemiologically with exposure to a traumatic event, or to an event experienced as traumatic by the population under discussion
       * the preparation or provision of mental health services to a traumatized population or a population at risk of experiencing traumatic events
       * issues of professional ethics, scientific methodology, or public policy relating to traumatized populations.

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  • Library
    Southwest Clinical Campus librarian Posted Wednesday, May 28, 2008, 9:42 am
    The Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences is recruiting candidates for the position of Southwest Clinical Campus librarian in Bismarck, North Dakota.

    Please see the full job description for details.
  • Web Site
    OrganDonor.Gov Posted Friday, May 2, 2008, 9:49 am
    OrganDonor.Gov is the official US Government website for organ and tissue donation and transplantation, is maintained by the Health Resources and Services Administration, Healthcare Systems Bureau, Division of Transplantation, an agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services. The site provides donation and transplantation basics; information for donors, including frequently asked questions; and information on risk reduction, research, best practices and legislation.
UND Health Sciences Library
1301 N Columbia RD Stop 9037
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037
Telephone: 701-777-3993
Fax: 701-777-4790
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