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  • Library
    National Library Week Posted Monday, April 11, 2005, 9:52 am
    National Library Week is April 10 through the 16th.  There is something for you @your library.  Stop by the display case outside the library entrance to view a "Statistical Portrait" of the e-resources brought to you through the library. Also, please bring new or slightly used books for children to the circulation desk.  They will be given to the Pediatrics unit at the Indian Health Service Hospital in Belcourt for their Reach Out and Read Project.  Thank you for supporting this worthwhile project and Your Library!
  • Trials
    More trials Posted Monday, February 21, 2005, 4:23 pm
    Please try:
    USMLEasy:  Master both Basic Science and Clinical Medicine using this review tool.  Go to:  USMLEasy and then click on the title link.  At the Access Medicine site, click on Lange Self-Assessment Tool link on the bottom center of the page.  First time users must register, but there is no charge.  Available until late spring.  
    Our trial has been extended for  DynaMed: A medical information database with over 1,800 clinical topic summaries.  Click on login/Enter and get into the database. No user name and password required if using within our authorized range. Available until April 30.

    Please send comments to Judy Rieke at  Thanks for trying them!    
  • Trials
    SCOPUS Trial Posted Thursday, January 20, 2005, 10:41 am
    Please try SCOPUS .  It is a web based indexing and abstracting database that also tracks who is citing your articles.  For more information, go to About SCOPUS . Use your favorite author in the first search box and their affiliaton in the second.  It will give you a list of publications and for the older articles there will be a history of who cited them.  You can also do subject searches and retrieve scholarly articles, web information, and patent information (if it applies).  This trial lasts until the end of January.  Please send comments to
  • E-Resources
    Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Journals Posted Friday, January 7, 2005, 10:06 am
    The library now has an electronic subscription to the Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)journals .  They are available through OVID.  Because OVID reformats the data, there may be some delays in the posting of current issues.  Articles are available in PDF and HTML.  If you have problems interpreting the screens, please call the reference desk or ask Live Help for assistance!
  • Trials
    Trial for DynaMed Posted Wednesday, December 22, 2004, 3:48 pm
    Please try this evidence-based product:  DynaMed.  DynaMed (Dynamic Medical Information System) is a quick and easy-to-use medical reference system designed for use at the point of care. DynaMed contains clinically organized summaries of nearly 1,800 topics and is updated daily from review of the research literature. This means that the reference information is always up-to-date and does not require new editions. DynaMed is a useful resource in clinical, educational and research settings.

    DynaMed has been demonstrated to answer more than 50% of family physician's clinical questions during practice. (J Fam Pract 2001 Nov;50(11):960)

    DynaMed was created by a physician for physicians and other health care professionals primarily as a clinical reference tool which is easily accessible during patient encounters. It was created to fulfill the physician's needs in organizing information and to replace most routine textbook and article searches. Multiple major journals are now reviewed regularly. The titles can be viewed at the About section of the database.  

    This trial will end in April 2005.  Please try it out and send comments to Judy Rieke at
  • Other
    Publish in BioMed Central Posted Thursday, December 16, 2004, 4:27 pm
    Researchers should remember to consider publishing in BioMed Central.  We have an institutional membership which was purchased by INBRE.  This allows our North Dakota biomedical researchers to publish without paying any charges.  Check out Work published with BioMed Central by researchers at North Dakota INBRE Grant.  If you have any questions about our membership with BioMed Central, please contact Judy Rieke at
  • E-Resources
    InfoRetriever Update Posted Thursday, December 16, 2004, 1:34 pm
    There is an update to the InfoPOEMs InfoRetriever software. This release includes both
    updated content and software improvements. If you use the handheld option, you must have an external storage card for your PDA of at least 64MB.

    The InfoRetriever 2004 Fall Release includes 13 new Clinical Decision Rules, dozens of new Diagnostic Test Calculators, 196 new History & Physical Test Calculators, about 40 new Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines, and much more.  You can also search for differential diagnosis using 5 Minute Clinical Consult's differential diagnosis information for a particular disease.

    There is no need for you to re-register InfoRetriever after upgrading to the Fall Release. However, in some cases InfoRetriever on Pocket PC may forget the license code during the upgrade. Pocket PC users may wish to record their license code before performing the upgrade, in order to avoid having to repeat the registration process after the upgrade.

    To Download, go to the library's web pageand click on InfoPoems.  If you are not logged in as a UND user, you will need to login at this point on the InfoPoems home page, click on Support (left hand side of screen) and choose Downloads.  Click on Download Now button and then choose our platform(windows, palm, pocketpc).  

    Remember InfoRetriever requires two hotsyncs.  Follow the directions. This download can take time.  It is difficult to predict how long it will be.  It can take up to 2 hours.

    Contact Mary Markland at 701-293-4173 if you have questions/problems.
  • Library
    New library system software Posted Thursday, December 16, 2004, 1:20 pm
    The Harley E. French Library along with the other libraries in the ODIN system is getting new library software.   Much of the work has been going on behind the scenes, but we have no reached the point (December 16) where we are almost ready to go public.  In fact, when you check a book out now, it is being checked out through the new software.  The library catalog will still be called ODIN, but it will look different, improve access, and have some new functionalities.  

    Why the change to a new software ?
    The current PALS software that underlies ODIN is over 20 years old and will no longer be supported by its developers. Thus, all of the libraries currently using PALS are migrating to the new software called Aleph developed by the company, Ex Libris. Ex Libris is a leading worldwide developer of high-performance applications for libraries and information centers. A multinational company, Ex Libris has offices around the world. ALEPH, the Ex Libris integrated library solution, has been installed at over 750 sites in 50 countries.

    Watch for the announcement when the final switch is made to the new ODIN catalog using Aleph!
  • Training
    ScienceDirect Training. Posted Monday, October 4, 2004, 3:26 pm
    ScienceDirect training will be held on campus to assist users with navigating the expanded offerings on this electronic resource.  There will be two sessions at the Chester Fritz Library on Turesday October 5th and one at the Library of the Health Sciences on Wednesday October 6th at 10:00 am.  A trainer from ScienceDirect will be available to update users on the newest features.  There will be refreshments and door prizes.  Stop by Room B320b in the School of Medicine & Health Sciences for the hands-on session.
  • E-Resources
    Statewide databases changed Posted Monday, August 23, 2004, 12:47 pm
    The ODIN libraries of North Dakota are now using a new suite of databases developed through EBSCO.  There is new functionality and different full text journals available.  The titles of the databases available to ODIN libraries through EBSCOhost Research Databasesinclude: Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, Regional Business News and MasterFile Premier.  In addition, the University of North Dakota students, staff, and faculty have access to CINAHL, Pre-CINAHL, Health Source - Nursing Academic Edition, and Clinical Pharmacology.  Please contact reference if you have questions about using this suite of databases.
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