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  • Library
    Library Rearrangement Project Posted Monday, January 10, 2011, 9:44 am
    The library staff is in the midst of a rearrangement project. Our goal is to create study spaces that might better meet our user needs.  We welcome your input and comments.  
  • E-Resources
    BMJ: Christmas Edition Posted Thursday, December 23, 2010, 10:58 am
    The annual Christmas edition of BMJ has been released. Always a treat, this year's research articles include:
    • Effect on gastric function and symptoms of drinking wine, black tea, or schnapps with a Swiss cheese fondue;
    • The barrier method as a new tool to assist in career selection: covert observational study;
    • Beauty sleep - experimental study on the perceived health and attractiveness of sleep deprived people; and  
    • Can alcohol be absorbed through feet?

    BMJ's Christmas commentaries include:
    • Self experimentation and the Nuremberg Code; and
    • Strategies for coping with information overload.

    A dozen or more short features include:
    • Agatha Christie's doctors;
    • The rise and fall of celebrity pathology;
    • A Christmas tree cataract; and
    • Mozart's 140 causes of death and 27 mental disorders.
  • Other
    35th Great American Smokeout Posted Friday, November 12, 2010, 9:26 am
    The American Cancer Society is marking the 35th Great American Smokeout on November 18 by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. Visit the Society's Great American Smokeout webpage for more information. There you will find tips and tools to help you or someone you know quit smoking for good and learn what the benefits of quitting smoking are over time. Take the Stop Smoking Quiz to find out how strongly addicted you are and use this information to help design a detailed plan based on your smoking patterns.
  • Library
    Library Login & SafeConnect Posted Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 1:09 pm
    The Library of the Health Sciences has added another authentication method for the library web site.  You can now log in with the same user name and password combination you use for SafeConnect, IDM and Blackboard.
    This login is referred to as your SafeConnect login, your IdM login, and your Blackboard login
    * Example:
        User name = john.smith
        Password = IdM/Blackboard/SafeConnect password
    You can also still use your address and password to login
    * Example:
        User name =
        Password = medicine email password
    You can also still use your U-Mail email addresses and password
        User name =
        Password = U-Mail password
    UND SMHS clinical/community faculty may continue to log in with their SPECIAL remote access user names and passwords.
    *Example: User Names and passwords vary based on individual Account Requests.

    The FOLLOWING e-mail address and passwords
    WILL NOT work to login to the Library Website.
    BPOS email addresses and passwords (i.e. NOT ALLOWED
    Groupwise email addresses and passwords (i.e. - NOT ALLOWED
  • E-Resources
    Bioscience figure search engine Posted Monday, October 18, 2010, 2:19 pm
    FigureSearch, developed at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, is a new biomedical figure search and summarization system that mines journal articles for images and makes them available through a search engine. Important to experimental results, figures are needed by bioscience researchers to validate research facts and to formulate or to test novel research hypotheses.

    Funded as an NIH project, this new search engine with approximately 150,000 articles currently indexed, allows for searching restricted access or exclusively open access articles. It also has a feature that ranks figures by their contribution to knowledge discovery.  

    To access this database, go to There is a short two minute video explaining how FigureSearch functions. Here is the citation for the full article discussing the database: Yu H, Liu F, Ramesh BP, 2010 Automatic Figure Ranking and User Interfacing for Intelligent Figure Search. PLoS ONE 5(10): e12983. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0012983.
  • E-Resources
    Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Posted Thursday, September 30, 2010, 2:20 pm
    Today, MedlinePlus released 100 new English and Spanish monographs on a broad range of dietary supplements and herbal remedies. The new content is provided by Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Consumer Version (NMCD). Some of the highlights of the new monographs include:
    *  Descriptions of herbal remedies, dietary supplements, and how they work
    *  Effectiveness ratings for different indications
    *  Safety concerns, including special precautions and warnings
    *  Information on interactions with medications, foods, and other herbs and supplements
    *  Dosages that have been studied in scientific research
    *  Extensive lists of references, with links to PubMed
    *  A "Share" button on each monograph that allows users to easily share the content with friends and family

    You will see a link to MedlinePlus in the SELECTED RESOURCES section of the library web site OR you can go directly to
    If you have questions or comments about utilizing MedlinePlus to find this information please check with any of the Reference staff at 701-777-3994 or stop in and visit with a Reference Librarian.
  • Other
    NIH Grantees information Posted Friday, September 3, 2010, 10:39 am
    What NIH Grantees Need to Know About and FDAAA
    (Information produced by the National Institutes of Health)

    Why a site for NIH grantees?

    This Web site provides information to help NIH applicants and grantees (recipients of extramural grants and cooperative agreements) to understand their roles and responsibilities in relation to and the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act (FDAAA) of 2007.  The information on this site may not apply to NIH contracts or NIH intramural research.

    This site includes:

       * an overview of FDAAA and its relationship to certain trials funded through NIH grants and cooperative agreements;
       * an overview of registration and results reporting requirements;
       * instructions for providing the NIH with certification of compliance with FDAAA; and
       * FAQs for NIH grantees, definitions and acronyms, and other resources.
  • Other
    September is National Cholesterol Education Month Posted Tuesday, August 31, 2010, 12:43 pm
    So it's a good time to get your blood cholesterol checked and take steps to lower it if it is high. National Cholesterol Education Month is also a good time to learn about lipid profiles and about food and lifestyle choices that help you reach personal cholesterol goals.

    The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute offers helpful resources to use during National Cholesterol Education Month.  For more information on this topic visit their   National Cholesterol Education Month web page.
  • Other
    RefWorks 2.0 available Posted Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 4:12 pm
    RefWorks, the personal citation and information management system, has just released its 2.0 version. Faculty, staff and students may switch to this new interface by logging into their account and then selecting RefWorks 2.0 where it appears in blue type along the topmost right menu bar.

    The new interface relies more on a tab interface than the current drop-down menu options.
    Users may return to using RefWorks Classic from the RefWorks 2.0 by selecting RefWorks Classic in the same topmost right menu bar. It appears in a red typeface.
    For questions or to schedule a training session, please contact Sandi L. Bates MLIS, Library of the Health Sciences, 777-2166.
  • RefWorks receives funding Posted Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 10:05 am
    RefWorks, a citation management system, has received funding for another year through UND's Core Technology Services. The Library of the Health Sciences will be offering periodic classes beginning in August for those interested in learning the program or just needing a refresher on the tool. RefWorks is similar to EndNote or Reference Manager and has the ability to format papers in more than 1,200 styles. Questions can be directed to Sandi Bates at 777-2166.
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