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  • Training
    SCOPUS Open House & Training Posted Wednesday, October 5, 2005, 2:00 pm
    The University of North Dakota Libraries staff invites students, faculty, and staff to training sessions and an open house to learn about Scopus.  What is Scopus?...A new web research tool that is the most extensive abstract and citation database ever assembled.  It has currently 28 million records from 1966 to the present covering articles from over 14,200 peer-reviewed titles from more than 4,000 international publishers covering social science, scientific, medical, and technical subjects.  Scopus will help you keep up-to-date on new research, find unexpected connections between subject areas, locate patent information, see reference lists from articles, and discover who is citing your publications.

    Scopus at UND was funded through the University of North Dakota Libraries, North Dakota INBRE, & UND Neuroscience COBRE.

    Training sessions will be presented by a Scopus trainer and are scheduled for October 12:
    9:30 11:00 a.m.Chester Fritz Library, Room 108
    1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences, Room B320B, Medical School

    Open House, October 12: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.Memorial Union, Main Level

    Please plan to attend.  There will be refreshments and give-aways - including an i-Pod.  Come, visit us, and learn!
  • Trials
    OVID trial available in October Posted Wednesday, October 5, 2005, 1:00 pm
    Please try out the full range of OVID databases and full-text journals during a trial in October.  Stop by the library to pick up some give-aways to help remind you to try it out.  Contact for more information.
  • Library
    Journal Cancellations Posted Wednesday, October 5, 2005, 12:00 pm
    Continuing increases in journal prices require that the Library of the Health Sciences again cancel some titles for the 2006 subscription year.  These are titles that have not been used much either in print or in electronic format.  Because of the low usage, it is cheaper for us to borrow an occasional article through Interlibrary Loan than continue to subscribe to the whole journal.  In addition, for 2006 we are able to move more titles to an online only status.  When we move titles to online only status it means that we will no longer receive the titles in print.

    A list of affected journals is available by contacting Judy Rieke at  Please feel free to contact me by October 15 if you have objections or questions about the proposed cancellations.
  • E-Resources
    Dr. Karl Christian Wold Endowment funds new and expanded electronic resources Posted Wednesday, August 17, 2005, 5:37 pm
    The Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences is very proud to announce the addition and expansion of several electronic resources that have been made possible by the generous support of the children of Karl Christian Wold, M.D.  They have created the Dr. Karl Christian Wold Endowment having the purpose "to assist in acquiring the resources necessary for the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences to remain the most respected medical library in the region."

    Several key clinical information resources are being supported in whole or in part by the Wold Endowment. These resources are available to the medical school's students and faculty, including the volunteer community clinical faculty, throughout the state. These resources are:

    DynaMed:  an evidence-based medical reference system designed for use at the point of care. It contains clinically organized summaries of nearly 1,800 topics and is updated daily from review of the research literature.

    Cochrane Library:  a regularly-updated collection of evidence-based medicine resources; includes full-text systematic reviews.

    InfoRetriever and InfoPOEMS:  filtered, synopsized, evidence-based information; includes decision support tools, diagnostic calculators, summaries of evidence-based practice guidelines, 5-Minute Clinical Consult, and  the DailyPOEMS.  PDA download available.

    MDConsult from Elsevier:  a collection of over 60 clinical books, nearly 100 full-text journals including the Clinics of North America, a collection of Year Books, practice guidelines, drug information (including Mosby's Drug Consult), medical news, and 6,500 customizable patient handouts.  PDA downloads available through Pocket Consult, which includes Mosby's Drug Consult, 20 medical calculators, tables of contents and abstracts you can select from 400 journals.

    FirstConsult from Elsevier:  evidence-based primary care information system. PDA download available through Pocket Consult.

    Access Medicine:  a collection of 22 clinical textbooks from the Lange Educational Library, plus the Lange Self-Assessment Tool for the USMLE Step I and Step II.

    PsychiatryOnline:  5 electronic journals, DSM-IV-TR Library, APA Practice Guidelines, Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry. psychiatric news.

    Notice that many of these products are evidence-based, and many have components that can be downloaded to a handheld computer.

    There are no restrictions on number of simultaneous users on any of these resources. That means you will be able to access them at any time and never get a message such as "Maximum number of users logged on - access denied."
  • E-Resources
    New INBRE and COBRE resources Posted Monday, July 18, 2005, 4:57 pm
    Due to monies available through the INBRE grant with assistance from the Neuroscience COBRE grant, faculty, students, and researchers now have access to SCOPUS.  What is this database?  Scopus is a new, easy-to-use, powerful multidisciplinary navigational tool across scientific information. Scopus covers 14,000 peer-reviewed titles from 4,000 publishers and includes an integrated Web search.  It  gives abstracts back to 1966 and the reference lists from articles back to 1996.  It can be used to determine which authors are citing your work.  There are Quick Reference Guides and Online Tutorials available.  More detailed and in-person training will be available this fall.

    INBRE money has also made available the journals from Oxford University Press . Users had access to a few of these titles previously, but new titles now available include:   Alcohol and Alcoholism , Bioinformatics , Carcinogenesis , and Human Molecular Genetics .
  • Library
    Loansome Doc Changes Posted Friday, June 3, 2005, 10:44 am
    Loansome Doc users should be aware of some changes coming to the system on Monday June 5, 2005.  The most important change in this new version of Loansome Doc is that you will login using the email address from your Loansome Doc record.  For example, if your email address is, your user name to log into Loansome Doc will also be  You will use the same password that you used for Loansome Doc previously.

    If you can't remember the email address that you used in your registration, contact the Interlibrary Loan office at 777-2606, or send an e-mail message to:  If you've forgotten your password, there will be a link to click on the Loansome Doc request screen to receive a new one.    

    The Interlibrary Loan staff will update your ILLiad account, so that your e-mail address will also be your username there.  Your Loansome Doc password and your ILLiad password will be the same.  Note:  If you change your password in Loansome Doc, please notify the Interlibrary Loan office, so that they can make the same change in ILLiad.  

    If you have problems, please contact the Interlibrary Loan office at 777-2606.

    Other changes in Loansome Doc include an ordering screen that alerts you if the article is not yet available in print and if you have already ordered the document in the last 40 days.  You will also be alerted from the ordering screen if the article is available online for free.  There will be an Order Status feature and a My Account which will enable you to change your information as needed.  

    For more details about the changes consult Loansome Doc changes.
  • E-Resources
    Survey on electronic clinical products available. Posted Friday, May 13, 2005, 3:40 pm
    The staff at the library and other faculty are currently assessing clinical information resources.  We need your input.  We already have subscriptions to some and others we have on trial until May 31.  Please look at these products and then before May 31 complete our survey.  

    The products are:  
    MD Consult/First Consult
       * Please note that First Consult is a new addition to MD Consult
    ACP Pier (part of Stat!REF)

    Thanks for your assistance!  
  • Other
    NIH Public Access Policy. Posted Wednesday, May 4, 2005, 9:10 am
    After several months of debate and comment, NIH issued its "Policy on Enhancing Public Access to Archived Publications Resulting from NIH-Funded Research" on February 3, 2005. Guidelines for the implementation of that policy were issued April 29, 2005 and went into effect May 2, 2005.  The Policy requests and strongly encourages all NIH-funded investigators to make their peer-reviewed author's final manuscripts available to other researchers and the public at the NIH National Library of Medicine's PubMed Central (PMC) immediately after the final date of journal publication. At the time of submission, authors are given the option to release their manuscripts at a later time, up to 12 months after the official date of final publication. NIH expects that only in limited cases will authors deem it necessary to select the longest delay period.
    NIH has developed an FAQ site to assist researchers in complying with this request.  This initiative is an important step in making federally funded research freely available and in the open access arena.  Please contact Judy Rieke at in the library for comments or if you have further questions.
  • Other
    INBRE Spring Meeting Posted Friday, April 29, 2005, 10:20 am
    The spring meeting of INBRE is being held in Grand Forks April 29th.  Attend a hands-on  update on electronic resources in Room B320B of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences from 3 to 5 pm, or a Web Ex demonstration of Vector NTI in the library classroom, 1300K.
  • Library
    Reception to honor Connie Strand Posted Monday, April 25, 2005, 8:57 am
    Please join the library staff on Tuesday April 26 from 2 to 3:30 pm in the Vennes Atrium to honor our colleague Connie Strand.  Connie is retiring after 28 years of service to the Library of the Health Sciences.  She served as Circulation Supervisor and mentored hundreds of student employees during her time with the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
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