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  • E-Resources
    SciFinder Scholar 2004 is now available! Posted Tuesday, December 23, 2003, 2:23 pm
    From this web page, select Help on the menu bar above and follow the Setup Instructions for SciFinder Scholar.  The 2001 edition will be discontinued on March 31, 2004.  The new edition makes searching more precise.  Some features are:

    * Include or exclude specific substance classes (such as polymers, alloys, and coordination compounds) from your structure queries.

    * Locate relevant reaction information quickly by establishing certain criteria for your query. Limit your answers to patent or non-patent literature, to a certain number steps in a reaction, or to a particular publication year.

    * Refine substances based on several new options-the presence or absence of metals or isotopically labeled atoms, specified properties, or the availability of references.

    * Analyze reactions by a choice of criteria such as catalyst used, solvent involved, number of steps in the reaction, product yield, or author name.
  • E-Resources
    InfoPOEMs "Product Tour" is now available. Posted Tuesday, December 23, 2003, 2:23 pm
    InfoPOEMs "Product Tour" is now available at  This may be useful to new and prospective users.  Try it out!
  • Trials
    Stat!Ref Trial Posted Friday, November 7, 2003, 3:25 pm
    A trial to Stat!Ref, a suite of electronic medical texts and the ACP's decision-support tool - PIER, and is now available for all UNDSM & HS faculty, staff and students.  The UND link is at: The trial runs until December 19, send comments about Stat! Ref to
  • SMHS
    Medical School for the Public 2003 Posted Friday, November 7, 2003, 3:25 pm
    Medical School for the Public 2003 ( - The library has compiled a set of high-quality electronic resources for FOLLOW YOUR HEART, being held on Tuesday evenings from October 7 through November 18 in the Clinical Education Center. These web sites are intended as sources of further information on the heart. Additional sites will be added as the class progresses.
  • Library
    Open Computer Lab Posted Friday, November 7, 2003, 3:25 pm
    The library is now managing the open computer lab right beneath the library, in the basement of the medical science building.  An award from the Student Technology Fee provided ten new computers in the library, which allowed us to move ten computers from the main floor of the library into the basement lab. These computers are considerably more powerful than the computers that had been in the lab.  The lab computers now print upstairs at the circulation desk, and they are on the UniPrint system.  There are now 2 scanning stations available in this lab.
  • Library
    UniPrint Now Available Posted Tuesday, October 7, 2003, 12:50 pm
    The library's computers can now print to the UniPrint system. When you pick up prints at the circulation desk, swipe your Campus Passport ID card in the release station. Each student gets a total of 200 "free" prints on campus each semester. Once your allocation is used up, you can deposit money to your Passport and get prints at $.04 (four cents) per page.  This is quite a savings over the previous charge of $.10 (ten cents) per page.
  • Web Site
    New Library Web Site Posted Monday, August 4, 2003, 2:38 am
    The Harley French Library has changed its web site.  The new site improves navigation, provides more consistent pages, and adheres to modern web page standards and accessibility guidelines.  Many pages and links have been recategorized to improve the overall structure of the site.

    Menus are now opened by clicking on them rather than by mousing over them, reducing unexpected menu openings and improving adherence to accessibility guidelines.

    A new "Help" menu has been added to the site.  This menu consolidates the User Instructions, Fact Sheets, Charges, and Frequently Asked Questions that were previously located under various other menus and areas of the homepage.

    The "Internet Resources" menu has been divided into "Electronic Resources" and "Links to Sites" menus.

    The "Departments" menu has been moved under the "Library Information" menu.

    If you have comments or questions about the new site, contact Theresa Norton at
  • Library
    Reading Between the Lines: Focusing on Health Information Literacy Posted Thursday, July 31, 2003, 12:36 pm
    The Harley E. French Library will host the Medical Library Association's teleconference "Reading Between the Lines: Focusing on Health Information Literacy" on September 10, 2003.  It is scheduled for 1 to 3 pm in the History of Medicine Reading Room.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

    The goals are:  To enhance the knowledge of information professionals about the concepts of health information literacy and to highlight opportunities for using these principles in the provision of quality consumer health and patient education information services.

    The objectives are:
     1. to provide an overview of the broad range of topics, issues, and people
        involved in health information literacy
     2. to examine roles librarians might play in this arena
     3. to assist health information professionals in identifying potential
         partnerships in their communities for future collaboration
     4. to provide resources for additional learning about health literacy
  • E-Resources
    InfoPOEMs Posted Tuesday, July 29, 2003, 2:36 pm
    InfoPOEMs is now available to everyone in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.  InfoPOEMs was first developed in 1994, and is composed of two major parts:  InfoRetriever and Daily POEMs (Patient Oriented Evidence that Matters).  InfoRetriever includes: evidence-based journal information (POEMs), Cochrane Database abstracts, Griffith's 5 Minute Clinical Consult 2003 edition (released 10/02), including over 500 photos,  clinical decision rules,  history and physical exam maneuvers,  diagnostic tests, drug information, patient educational materials, and more.  See for more details and take the InfoRetriever Tour at

    DailyPOEMs reviews over 100 journals daily.  If you want daily e-mail synopses every Monday through Friday, please notify Judy Rieke at with your e-mail address, and she will add you to the list. Specific criteria for validity and relevance is used to review the articles, and only 1 in 40 studies qualify.  The DailyPOEMS are also integrated into InfoRetriever, but they can be searched separately if you are just looking for journal information.

    The institutional site license for InfoPOEMs  was funded through the generosity of the departments of Family Medicine and Physical Therapy and the Grand Forks and Minot Family Practice Centers.  InfoPOEMs can be accessed directly through IP recognition from the following areas:  the UND campus, the Grand Forks; Minot, Grand Forks, and Bismarck Family Practice Centers; and the medical education building in Fargo.  It will also work if dialing in through a UND modem.

    If the user is at home, or at a remote clinical site, and not dialing in through a UND modem, there are two ways to gain access.  

    1.  Proxy access.  You can come to the link for InfoPOEMs on the library's web site at  It is listed alphabetically under electronic resources > databases,  and is also currently under Selected Resources on the left hand side of our page.  When you click on the link to InfoPOEMs, you will be asked for a username and password.  That will be your medicine e-mail username and password (or if using another e-mail address, apply for a special proxy account).   After entering that information, you will go directly to the InfoPOEMs search screen.

    2.  Username and password access.  You can access InfoPOEMs by going to their website at:  and use the username and password listed on the library's password list.  Access to the password list is gained by following the same process as in the directions for proxy access, or you may call the reference desk (777-3994) Mon-Friday 8am  5 pm.  The username and password can only be distributed to authorized users, so if calling, please give your name, position, and NAID number.  

    Check under Help, User Instructions for more information.
  • Web Site
    New Live Help Service Posted Friday, April 4, 2003, 12:00 am
    The Library of the Health Sciences brings you Live Help on the Web! Live Help is the name of the library's new virtual reference service, which allows your to receive information and assistance online from our librarians through our Web site. Go to the library's web site and click on the Live Help icon, which appears on the banner near the top of the screen and in the body of the home page. You will be connected in real-time chat mode with the reference librarian on duty. In addition to chatting with the librarian, you may be escorted through the library's electronic resources, led to other Web sites.

    To begin, Live Help is offered from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Hours of the virtual reference service will be expanded gradually, and in about a week evening hours will be added when our partners at the Hawaii Medical Library come online.

    The Live Help project is funded by a grant from the National Library of Medicine (1-G07-LM07739-01) under their Internet Access to Digital Libraries program. Participant librarians are from the Library of the Health Sciences, including its three clinical campuses outside Grand Forks, and from the Hawaii Medical Library in Honolulu.
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1301 N Columbia RD Stop 9037
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