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  • Trials
    Access Medicine Trial Posted Tuesday, April 1, 2003, 12:00 am
    AccessMedicine ( is now available on a 30 day trial basis to authorized users of the Library of the Health Sciences. It includes the online equivalents of the following books: Harrison's Online, Hurst's The Heart, Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease, Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, and AccessLange (16 Lange books, both clinical and basic science) . Please try it out and let us know how you like it. We are especially interested in comparisons to MD Consult. Send responses to: Judy Rieke at
  • Web Site
    New Proxy System Posted Thursday, March 27, 2003, 12:00 am
    Beginning Tuesday March 25 2003, the staff of the Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences will provide remote users with a new proxy system called EZProxy.

    EZProxy will verify that remote users are authorized to use the library's licensed electronic resources, and then allow them to gain access to those resources. EZProxy allows users to use proxied resources without special set-up on their computers. Remote users will be asked for their proxy account information ONLY when they are going to a resource that requires its use.

    Existing Harley French proxy users will continue to use their current proxy user name and password. They should, however, turn off the old proxy set-up to eliminate any conflicts between the old proxy system and the new EZProxy system.

    New proxy users will use their e-mail address as their EZProxy user name and their e-mail password as their EZProxy password.

    Authorized users without medicine e-mail accounts or existing Harley French proxy accounts should contact Theresa Norton to apply for an EZProxy account.

    Please contact Theresa Norton, Computer Services Librarian, by email at or by telephone (701-777-2946) with any questions

    Click here to apply for an account.
  • Web Site
    New Interlibrary Loan System Posted Thursday, March 13, 2003, 12:00 am
    The staff of the Library of the Health Sciences is pleased to announce that there is a new way to ask for your interlibrary loans. We are using a new resource sharing management software called ILLiad. It will save you time and effort and will bring documents electronically to your desktop.

    To use ILLiad, go to the logon page ( or go to the library's web site and under Library Information/ Forms/ Interlibrary Loan ILLiad Logon Page, and register as a first time user. You only need to register once! Your user information is retained in the system, so the next time you submit a request, all you do is logon.

    The many advantages of this new system include:
       One time entering of your personal data
       Ability to view the progress of your requests
       Desktop electronic delivery of article
       MEDLINE requests need only the Journal title and the PMID number
       Can still submit requests through Loansome Doc, but Loansome Doc users must register once.

    If you have questions or if you would like help registering, please call the Interlibrary Loan Office (777-2606) or the Reference Desk (777-3994).
  • Other
    AMWA cookbook recipes needed Posted Friday, February 14, 2003, 12:00 am
    The students in the American Medical Women's Association and the Library of the Health Sciences are:
    Searching for Favorite Recipes.

    We are collaborating on the production of the 2nd edition of A Taste of Your Own Medicine first edition produced by the library in 1997. Proceeds are to benefit AMWA and to cover library costs.

    We need the favorite recipes from students, staff and faculty of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences and the College of Nursing. All types of recipes accepted! Submit "best tasters" through e-mail to: or to the Circulation Desk in the Library. Please submit by February 21st, so that the cookbook will be available for purchase by mid to late April - just in time for graduation gifts and Mother's Day.
  • Trials
    BioMed Central Trial Posted Friday, January 17, 2003, 12:00 am
    BioMed Central Trial. ND BRIN is considering becoming an Institutional Member of BioMed Central. BioMed Central is an independent publishing house committed to providing immediate free access to peer-reviewed biomedical research. Included among the many journals that they publish is the group of online BMC journals, which cover the whole of biology and medicine, as well as many other online or online/print journals, including Journal of Biology, Genome Biology and Arthritis Research & Therapy (see list of journals at: BioMed Central also publishes Faculty of 1000, a literature evaluation service and has a database of medical images. Please connect and try it out in January. We want to know your opinions. Send comments to: Judy Rieke,
  • Trials
    Current Protocols Trial Posted Friday, January 3, 2003, 12:00 am
    Current Protocols Trial. ND BRIN is considering subscribing to some of the Current Protocols Online. Please connect and try them out. We want to know if you found them useful and which section you used. Send comments to: Judy Rieke,
  • Trials
    Web of Science Trial Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2002, 12:00 am
    Web of Science Trial. Please use the ID: nodak and the Password: wok
    They are case-sensitive. The Web of Science accesses ISI citation databases, which are multidisciplinary databases of bibliographic information gathered from thousands of scholarly journals. Using this Web-based product, you can search for records within the citation databases by:

       * Topic
       * Author
       * Source Title
       * Author Address
       * Cited Author
       * Cited Work
       * Cited Year
  • Library
    National Medical Librarians Month! Posted Friday, October 25, 2002, 12:00 am
    October is National Medical Librarians Month. The staff of the Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences invites you to virtually explore our many activities and services through our web site ( and to visit us personally for an open house on Thursday, October 31 between 2 and 4 pm. Refreshments and demonstrations will be available in the Library Classroom, 1300K. The products to be highlighted are: MEDLINEplus and the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database

    Our recent activities include:
    Internet connectivity grant
    Tribal College Libraries Subcontract
    Two Librarians attend Medical Informatics Course
    Sponsored three sessions at the Upper Great Plains Technology Conference
    Pedersen, Anderson, Markland, and Knight are members of the Academy of Health Information Professionals
    Digital Reference Live Across North Dakota and Hawaii project started October 1, 2002
  • E-Resources
    Electronic Resources Enhanced Posted Monday, August 5, 2002, 12:00 am
    Electronic Resources Enhanced. People looking for electronic resources on the Harley French Library's web site no longer need to know the format of the item they are seeking in order to find it. All of the library's electronic resources, including e-journals, e-books, databases, and newspapers have been consolidated into a single alphabetical list. Users can, however, choose to just see a specific type of resource such as only e-journals or only databases. In an additional enhancement, access indicator codes, previously available only for electronic journals, have been included for all electronic resources. These codes enable users to tell at a glance which locations are allowed access to a specific item. The indicators include:

    = available everywhere or with password access [as indicated by the password list button]
    = available from the School of Medicine building
    = available from the College of Nursing
    = available from the Grand Forks Family Practice Center
    = available from Fargo Medical Education Center
    = available from Bismarck Family Practice Center
    = available from Minot Family Practice Center
    = available from the Human Nutrition Research Center
    = available from the entire UND Grand Forks campus
    = available with proxy if your IP range is not within the ranges listed
    = available with IP access only
    *** This News Story is incomplete due to damaged archive information ***
  • E-Resources
    SciFinder Scholar and Nature Journals Posted Friday, July 12, 2002, 12:00 am
    ND BRIN and the University of North Dakota Libraries are proud to announce the arrival on our campus of SciFinder Scholar and electronic versions of Nature, its associated monthly titles and the recently launched Nature Reviews journals. Authorized users may access the journals on-campus or off using a proxy server. Individual titles and their URLs are listed on the library web pages and on the ND BRIN page. Client software for SciFinder Scholar is available to all UND students, faculty, and staff at: under User Instructions. SciFinder Scholar is a desktop information tool developed by Chemical Abstracts Service, a division of the American Chemical Society. SciFinder Scholar offers access to the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) databases including Chemical Abstracts, Registry, CASREACT, CHEMCATS, and CHEMLIST. SciFinder Scholar also includes access to MEDLINE. Subjects covered by these databases include chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry, geochemistry, agricultural chemistry, biomedical and medicinal chemistry, biotechnology, materials science, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, environmental science, and waste management.

    Our campus is sharing four accesses with NDSU. This means that researchers should be mindful to sign off after doing a search so that others can gain entry as needed.

    The one year subscription for this product is extremely expensive and was brought to the campuses through the cooperation of the ND BRIN grant, the UND and NDSU Libraries, the chemistry departments at NDSU and UND, RNEST, EPA EPSCoR, NDSU Associate VP for Research and Interdisciplinary Programs, UND ORPD, and UND Provost's office. Special thanks goes to Professor Mark Hoffmann, UND Chemistry Department, for assisting with the funding details on the UND campus.

    SciFinder Scholar user documentation is available at If users need further assistance they may contact CAS Customer Service (e-mail: or phone: 800-848-6533) or Theresa Norton, Library of the Health Sciences (e-mail: or phone: 777-2946).

    Training sessions for SciFinder Scholar will be announced as soon as they are scheduled.
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