Archive for March, 2009

24 New Journals Added to CINAHL Database

Because of changes in the CINAHL database, we have added links to 24 new full-text journals, including British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, Journal of Assistive Technologies, and Mental Health in Family Medicine.

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NIH Public Access is Permanent

NIH has updated its Public Access program:

  1. Congress has made the program permanent
  2. Public Access FAQ and training slides have been updated.
  3. Instruction on citing papers have been consolidated into one web page

If you are interested in these or others matter related to Public Access, go to the NIH Public Access Policy Information page.

Critical News about Micromedex

If you use the dosing calculators in Micromedex, read this alert from Thomson Reuters.

Misleading dosing information may be printed from the dosing calculators in the Healthcare Series and Point of Care applications in the following manner:

  1. The user enters patient weight and/or dosing parameters (e.g., IV concentration) into a dosing calculator.

  2. The dosing recommendations that are returned are correct and can be printed for use at the point of care.

  3. If the user decides to enter a new patient or dosing characteristics into the available text fields but does not click the “Resubmit” button or the “Enter” key (hard return), it is still possible to print a results page with the new patient/dosing characteristics in the header, but the previous results continue to be displayed in the body of the document.

  4. To avoid this problem, always click the “Resubmit” or “Enter” key when using the dosing calculator.

The functionality of the dosing calculator will soon be enhanced on the online system to prevent a potentially misleading display of the dosing result.

For additional information, contact the Thomson Reuters Customer Resource Center at 1-877-843-6796, say “Micromedex,” then select the appropriate option for support. You may submit an electronic inquiry .

Access to Web of Science

The library now has online access to Web of Science, a citation database with multidisciplinary coverage of over 10,000 high-impact journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as international proceedings coverage for over 120,000 conferences.

Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Tutorials

The EBP tutorials are tailored to five health sciences disciplines: Applied Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy. Each tutorial consists of five instructional modules:

  • Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice
  • Structure of literature
  • Research design
  • Searching the literature
  • Evaluating the quality of research

Choose a discipline and start to learn.