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  • SMHS
    Medical School for the Public 2008 Posted Tuesday, March 25, 2008, 10:22 am
    The library has compiled a list of high-quality electronic resources for the 2008 Medical School for the Public, "Drugs and Bugs: Medical Education from Lab to Community".  Classes are being held on Tuesday evenings in April from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. and are available both in person and on-line.  The web sites provided by the library are intended as sources of further information on the topics covered in the classes.  Additional sites will be added as the class progresses.
  • Other
    NIH Public Access Policy Posted Thursday, February 7, 2008, 11:45 am
    The Library of the Health Sciences wants to make faculty, staff and students aware of the recently adopted NIH Public Access Policy .  This policy ensures that the public has access to the final, peer-reviewed, published results of NIH funded research.  It requires that these articles be accessible to the public on PubMed Central to help advance science and improve human health.  The NIH Public Access Website: has been established to facilitate the process.

    On December 26, 2007,  the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2007 (H.R. 2764) was signed and directs the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide public access to its funded research.  This new mandate requires researchers funded by NIH to submit their manuscripts to PubMed Central. Scientists who publish in journals that do not submit articles directly to PubMed Central must deposit their manuscripts no later than 12 months after the official date of publication.
    Please check this policy information sheet for further details and links to pertinent websites for submission of articles.  If you have further questions about the NIH Public Access Policy , please e-mail  or contact Judy Rieke, 77-4129 or  for assistance.  
  • Library
    Library hosting Copyright Audio conference Posted Thursday, February 7, 2008, 11:12 am
    The Library of the Health Sciences is hosting the audio conference "Applying Fair Use in Higher Education: Clearing Up the Confusion" on Thursday February 7th at noon in the library classroom.  See more information below.  Please notify Judy Rieke (777-4129) or e-mail at if you intend to attend so that we can print copies of the supporting materials.

    ** Applying Fair Use in Higher Education: Clearing Up the Confusion**
    ** Live, 60-Minute Audio Conference **
    ** Thursday, February 7, 2008 noon to 1:00 PM CT**
    Presented by:  
    Laura (Lolly) N. Gasaway is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and
    Professor of Law University of North Carolina School of Law

    You and your team are invited to join us to discover:
    ** Up-to-date information for making Fair Use determinations
    ** Practices for applying the law to  digital materials
    ** Types of works covered for classroom, online and blended courses
    ** How to handle personal and institutional liability issues
    ** Guidelines for creating policies that comply with the law

    Your Presenter:
    Laura (Lolly) N. Gasaway is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and
    Professor of Law University of North Carolina School of Law
    ** Ms. Gasaway has been Associate Dean since July 2006.  She served as
      Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law from 1985 until 2006.  
    ** She teaches courses in Copyright Law and Cyberspace Law in the law
      school and Copyright Law for Librarians in the School of Information
      and Library Science.
    ** Lolly is a past president of the American Association of Law Libraries
      and is a Fellow of the Special Libraries Association and has served on
      and chaired various committees of both associations, including their
      Copyright Committees.  
    ** She served on the American Bar Association's Accreditation Committee
      and on the Council of the Section on Legal Education and Admissions to
      the Bar.  
    ** Lolly represented the AAU at the Fair Use Conferences (for the National
      Information Infrastructure
    ** She is currently co-chair of the Section 108 Study Group for the
      National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program
      and the Copyright Office.
  • E-Resources
    InfoPOEMS with InfoRetriever now Essential Evidence Plus Posted Friday, February 1, 2008, 11:25 am
    InfoPOEMS with InfoRetriever is now available under a new name, Essential Evidence Plus.  Essential Evidence Plus will continue to feature InfoPOEMS, the daily content alerting service and the search application formerly known as InfoRetriever.  It will also incorporate two new resources - EBM Guidelines and e-Essential Evidence.  EBM Guidelines includes a collection of more than 950 Practice Guidelines, more than 3,000 Evidence Summaries, and more than 1,000 images.  E-Essential Evidence will be added during the first quarter of 2008.  It is a general medical reference with content integrated and hyperlinked to all of the resources in Essential Evidence Plus, including InfoPOEMS summaries and The Cochrane Database of Systematic Review Abstracts.
  • Web Site
    NIH Research Matters Posted Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 1:08 pm
    NIH Research Matters is a weekly eColumn highlighting interesting NIH research studies from peer-reviewed journals.  Launched in April 2006, it is for anyone who wants to keep up with the breathtaking range of research done by NIH and NIH-funded scientists: physicians, policy-makers, science-literate members of the public and researchers themselves.  Visit the home page at You can subscribe to the RSS news feed there or go to to add your email address to the LISTSERV.
  • Other
    MyNCBI Automatic Searches May be Delayed Posted Thursday, November 15, 2007, 2:24 pm
    Annual Medline/PubMed Year-End Processing will temporarily halt the addition of fully-indexed Medline citations to PubMed on November 14, 2007.  If you have MyNCBI searches that contain MeSH terms you will not receive new results until the Year-End Processing is complete.  Tentative completion is targeted for early December 2007.
    For more information go to the National Library of Medicine information at
  • Training
    Scholarly Publication and Open Access Webcast Posted Friday, November 9, 2007, 2:37 pm
    You are invited to a webcast on Scholarly Publication and Open Access, which will be held in the classroom of the Library of the Health Sciences from 1 - 3 pm on Tuesday, November 20th. The webcast is presented by the Medical Library Association (MLA).

    Objectives of the program are:
    1.  To introduce, define, and explain significant models of scholarly publishing
    2.  To explore the impact of open access on academic libraries, hospital libraries, and authors
    3.  To discuss practical examples of new models of scholarly publishing and describe actions from both university and hospital perspectives to support new approaches.

    Issues to be addressed include:
    Part I:  What is scholarly publishing?  Definition of scholarly publishing - Public access - Associations involved in the issues - Key issues in the publishing industry.
    Part II:  Environmental scan of the publishing industry.  How are publishers reacting to open access? - What new models are emerging? - What are the flavors of open access? - What are the concerns among publishers? - What about issues of sustainability?
    Part III:  What is the impact on libraries and their users?  Impact and concerns for libraries - Impact, benefit, and concerns for the author/researcher - Ways librarians and libraries can support these new initiatives.
    Part IV:  Resources.
  • E-Resources
    Dietary Supplements Resource - New from NLM Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 2:08 pm
    The National Library of Medicine has released a new resource focused on dietary supplements. The Dietary Supplements Labels Database includes information from the labels of over 2,000 brands of dietary supplements in the marketplace, including vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals, amino acids, and other specialty supplements.

    The database is designed to help both the general public and health care providers find information about ingredients in brand-name products, including name, form, active and inactive ingredients, amount of active ingredient/unit, manufacturer/distributor information, suggested dose, label claims, warnings, percentage of daily value, and further label information.

    Links to other NLM resources, such as MedlinePlus and PubMed, are provided for additional health information. In addition, links to related Fact Sheets from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM ), and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) are also available.
  • Library
    Welcome Back Students! Posted Friday, August 3, 2007, 12:28 pm
    The library staff welcomes our new and returning students!  Library orientation for the first year medical students is scheduled for Monday morning August 6th and for Tuesday August 7th.  Monday is a library tour and Tuesday is a hands-on introduction to library resources in Room B320B.  Our Nursing, Physical and Occupational Therapy students return to campus with rest of  students the week of August 20th.  Library tours, orientations, and instructional sessions are usually scheduled in conjunction with classes.  Please contact Barb Knight, Head of Public Services, to arrange for a time.  Her e-mail is or telephone the reference desk at:  701-777-3994.  Have a great year!  
  • E-Resources
    InfoRetriever/InfoPoems has updated Posted Monday, July 2, 2007, 1:40 pm
    Here are the step-by-step instructions:
    Go to the library web site at  
    Login on the library's Account Login box if you are not already logged in.
    Click on InfoPoems in the Selected Resources box.
    You should now be on the InfoRetriever Online Access page.
    Click on the Register button
    Fill in the information on this page.
    Select the 2nd option on this page: Generate a new license code and overwrite the old information.
    The next page will ask for your Serial ID
    To find your SerialID, start InfoRetriever on your PDA, tap the upper left corner of the screen, and choose File -> Register InfoRetriever from the application menu. The box labeled Serial ID: should be filled in for you. Type that number in the box.
    Then click on the Get License Code button
    The License Code will be e-mailed to you.
    Follow the instructions to complete the Registration process.
    If you have any problems please contact
    Barb Knight, Library of the Health Sciences, Grand Forks, 701-777-2166 &; Karen Anderson, Angus L. Cameron Medical Library, Minot, 701-857-5435 &; or Mary Markland, UND Medical Education Center, Fargo, 701-293-4173 &
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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