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  • E-Resources
    Please Respond! Posted Wednesday, February 28, 2007, 1:42 pm
    The Library of the Health Sciences seeks your responses to this campus-wide library survey.

    Because the financial costs of electronic research tools keep escalating and some are being supported by the North Dakota INBRE and Neuroscience COBRE grants, we need to learn how you are using these resources.  Your responses will help us justify continuing or finding support for these resources.  SCOPUS and Current Contents are both resources that have broader subject coverage than PubMed.  SCOPUS provides citation analyses and references used in articles in addition to abstracts.    If you use SCOPUS and/or Current Contents, please e-mail *brief* replies to these questions to: Judy Rieke, Collection Management Librarian at  Thank you for your participation.  

    Deadline:  March 9, 5:00 pm.

    1.  In what ways do you (or your students) use this resource as a research tool?
          a.  SCOPUS
          b.  Current Contents

    2. If this resource is discontinued, what would be the impact on your ability to write manuscripts?  Grant proposals?
          a.  SCOPUS
          b.  Current Contents

    3.  Which resource is more valuable to you?
          a.  SCOPUS
          b.  Current Contents

    You may also print the survey , fill out, and send to Judy Rieke, Library of the Health Sciences, Box 9002.  

    Thank you for your assistance.  Judy Rieke, Assistant Director and Collection Management Librarian.  
  • Library
    Evidence Based Practice Resources Posted Tuesday, February 27, 2007, 9:09 am
    To view information on Evidence Based Practice (EBP) web sites, databases, guidelines, tutorials, books, journals, and CATs, go to the Quick Links section of the library web site and select Reference. You will see links to several EBP Resources.  If you have Evidence Based Practice sites that you would like to have added or have questions or comments, please let us know by sending e-mail to the Reference Desk.
  • Web Site
    Changes to ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Posted Wednesday, February 21, 2007, 1:26 pm
    ILLiad Interlibrary Loan for the Library of the Health Sciences has a new look.  The web pages for the Interlibrary Loan service have been redesigned as part of a recent software update.  Menu items are now located on the left side of the ILLiad web pages.  This change will not affect any outstanding Interlibrary Loan requests or any of your existing full text articles.  If you have questions about the redesigned web pages, please contact Webmaster.  Other Interlibrary Loan questions should still be directed to the ILL Office.
  • E-Resources
    Full text linking service now available Posted Tuesday, February 20, 2007, 3:34 pm
    The Library of the Health Sciences, in conjunction with the other campus libraries, has added a new electronic linking service to help you find full text articles.  The new service is called SFX and provides a link from a database citation or bibliographic reference to the full text of the article (if available).

    SFX links appear in many of the library's databases as a SFX button.  In other databases it may appear simply as text with the words "Find It" or "Find It@UND".  SFX also provides a link to check ODIN, the library's online catalog, for a print version of the journal.  If a resource is not available in full text online, you will have an option to request the item through ILLiad, the library's interlibrary loan system.  SFX will automatically fill in the necessary citation information on the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan form for you.  The ILLiad link will not appear if full text is available online.  

    The SFX linking service may be used by all University of North Dakota students, staff, residents and faculty (including clinical/community faculty) both on and off campus.  You will, however,  need to log in to the library's web site using a e-mail account, a U-Mail account, or remote access account to use the service from off campus.  To log in to the library's web site, simply use your full e-mail address as your user name and your e-mail or remote access password as your login password.  

    More information about SFX is available in the library's FAQ.  Please contact the Library of the Health Sciences for help with SFX by calling 701-777-3994 during normal business hours, or by sending an email message to Webmaster or Reference.
  • E-Resources
    Possible delays in accessing Nature journals Posted Tuesday, February 6, 2007, 2:16 pm
    From Nature Publishing:
    The website has had periods of instability over the past few weeks due to an increase in traffic to the site.  This has caused
    the backend database that manages access to content to stop responding to requests.  The technical team has increased capacity by adding additional web servers and optimizing database queries.  We have seen improvements in performance since these changes were made.  However, there are still occasional problems during peak traffic times
    and additional upgrades are being applied to help stabilize the site.

    One of the results of these problems was that site license customers were intermittently not being recognized as subscribers, and receiving an Access message.  We apologize for any confusion this has caused.

    Please report any reoccurring problems to Judy Rieke and she will report the incidents to the Nature Customer Service Center.  

  • E-Resources
    Science Direct Access Expanded Posted Friday, January 19, 2007, 5:16 pm
    The Library of the Health Sciences is pleased to announce that our access to Science Direct titles has expanded from 763 titles to 1,929.  This is a campus-wide initiative, so not all of the additions are strictly health sciences.  In many cases holdings extend from 1995 to the current, but in cases where the journal was previously published by another publisher, or started publication originated recently, the start dates will be later. In the case of Neuroscience titles, such as Brain Research, the holdings extend to volume one thanks to the financial assistance of the COBRE Neuroscience grant.  Remember for most complete access to Science Direct and all resources, always login through the library's website.  If you have questions, please contact the library at reference 777-3994 or send e-mail to The Library Webmaster.
  • Library
    Library Liaisons to meet on Thursday January 25th Posted Saturday, January 6, 2007, 4:33 pm
    Faculty departmental liaisons are invited to meet with the library staff on Thursday January 25th at 2 pm in the library classroom.  We will review recent updates in library services and resources.  Some of our new services include new capabilities to link to full text from databases through a software known as SFX, expanded ScienceDirect coverage, a new vendor for PsycINFO, and a site license for the JAMA journals.

    If anyone else is interested in attending, please feel free to join us!  For more information contact Judy Rieke, Assistant Director and Collection Management Librarian at 777-4129.
  • E-Resources
    Updates in Databases start out the New Year Posted Saturday, January 6, 2007, 4:25 pm
    2007 Current Contents(R) Connect SUBSCRIPTION

    Starting with the January 2007 issue, Current Contents Connect will no longer provide Current Book Contents(R). Our subscription will continue to provide bibliographic
    information from journals as well as other relevant items from outside the core literature, but will no longer cover books.

    Our vendor for PsycINFO is changing from ProQuest to EBSCO.  Access the new vendor for PsycINFO now.  Contact the reference desk at 777-3994 with questions.  
  • E-Resources
    View Health Sciences Library Buttons - PubMed MyNCBI Posted Friday, November 17, 2006, 12:09 pm
    Health Sciences Library Buttons in the PubMed MyNCBI
    If you are saving searches then updating your searches or having updates sent to you, you have an option that allows you to see the "UND Med Library" tab and UND Online buttons when you are working in MyNCBI.  To have these options visible you need to do the following: Go to the library web site at > Go to PubMed > Sign In to MyNCBI > Go to MY NCBI on the Blue Side Bar > Go to Filters on the Blue Side Bar > Click on the PubMed link > Click on the Browse tab > Click on the Libraries link > Go down the page to University of North Dakota - Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences > Click on that link > Click on BOTH Boxes: Add a results tab for all items that match this filter and Add a link icon to every item that matches this filter. For more information on MyNCBI you can view an instructional guide at or take a MyNCBI Quick Tour at

    If you would like some help setting options in your MyNCBI account please contact me at Barb Knight or come to the demo and sign up session at noon on Thursday, Nov 30th in room B320b.
  • Trials
    Trials for Protocols Posted Friday, October 6, 2006, 4:42 pm
    If you use protocols in your research, please try out these two trials:  Nature Protocols and Cold Spring Harbor Protocols .  Currently we have access to Current Protocols from Wiley financed by COBRE and INBRE, but we are interested in how these compare.  The trial is only available through the end of October.  Please send comments to Judy Rieke at, or call 777-4129.  Thanks for your help on reviewing these two products.  
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