- Mayo Clinic Director of Libraries J. Michael Homan Retires
- Most Popular eJournals & eBooks at Mayo in 2014
- Selected websites with authoritative information on drugs and supplements
- Coming Soon…To Your Device
- Creating a Mayo Author List From a Search
- Mayo Clinic’s Social Media Links
- Providing a Service, Validating its Need, and Enhancing the Value: Current Awareness
- Open Access and Predatory Publishers
- Library All Sites Retreat 2014
- Come West and Explore! Midwest Chapter/Medical Library Association
J. Michael Homan retired as Mayo Clinic Director of Libraries in December 2014 after 20 years at Mayo Clinic. His health sciences library career spanned more than 40 years which included significant changes in how knowledge is accessed and managed including the development of the Internet and preference in science and medicine for electronic journals as the primary source of knowledge content. We asked him a few questions at the close of his career.
Looking to find authoritative information on medications, drugs and supplements? The following are selected websites with authoritative information on drugs and supplements that you can use and also share with patients and family members.
Mayo Clinic/Micromedex® – http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements
Found on the Mayo Clinic.org website are links to both medications and supplements provided by Micromedex® in a easy to read format. Drugs and supplements are listed alphabetically and are linked to content that is divided into distinct chapters including generic and brand names, descriptions, what to consider prior to taking the medication or supplement, drug interactions, how to take the drug, dosing, storage, side effects, and a 1-800 number to call the Federal Drug Administration to report adverse reactions.
MedlinePlus.gov – http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html –
A consumer health website from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health which includes both prescription and over-the counter drugs using a search of either generic or brand name. Information includes overview of the drug or supplement, dosage, side effects, precautions and more.
DailyMed – http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/index.cfm
Provides information on drugs approved for use in the United States, with content and labeling information from the Federal Drug Administration (packet inserts)
RX List/Pill Finder – http://www.rxlist.com/pill-identification-tool/article.htm
This tool allows one to enter the imprint, color and shape of medicines in order to find out the name of the medication
Clinicaltrials.gov – https://clinicaltrials.gov/
National Institutes of Health website for clinical trial information for health care professionals and patients, including names of current drugs under investigation and clinical research
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine – https://nccih.nih.gov/health/herbsataglance.htm
Listing of many botanicals used as a complement to traditional therapies. Information includes introduction, what the science says about the herb, side effects and cautions
Federal Drug Administration – (FDA) – http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/default.htm
Governmental website that discusses how drugs are reviewed and approved, with consumer and professional resources
This group of websites will help the professional or the novice navigate to authoritative websites that contain up-to-date information on drugs and supplements.
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Patient and Health Education Library
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PubMed subject filter strategies are reviewed each year to determine if modifications are necessary.
National Library of Medicine Deputy Director Betsy Humphreys cordially invites you to celebrate the contributions of NLM Director Donald A.B. Lindberg, MD, on the occasion of his retirement.
This distinguished group has been asked to lay out the vision for the NLM, in order to ensure it remains an international leader in biomedical and health information.
On January 9, 2015 NLM unique identifiers (UIs) were added to linking fields (e.g. earlier title/later title, absorbed by, split from/split into, supersedes, etc.) in most serial records where NLM has a bibliographic record for the related title.
MedlinePlus now offers RSS feeds for every health topic page on the site — nearly 1,800 feeds for MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en espanol combined.
Journal clubs will be able to share key points, questions, and summaries from their discussions – right below citations in PubMed.
Diabetes rates continue to rise, particularly diagnoses of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Our genes haven’t changed dramatically, but we eat on the run, choosing foods high in fat and calories and low in vegetables and fruits. We’ve become less physically active, resulting in many of us becoming overweight or obese. In response to this national epidemic, Mayo Clinic The Essential Diabetes Book offers cutting-edge information for all types of diabetes. (more…)
Welcome back to our annual look at which eJournals and eBooks were the most highly accessed in 2014.
The New England Journal of Medicine and Circulation continued to hold the top two spots respectively. These were the top 10 eJournals in 2012:
|Title||Number of Hits|
|New England Journal of Medicine||168,385|
|Journal of Clinical Oncology||33,921|
|Journal of the American College of Cardiology||31,655|
The top eBooks in 2013 were:
|Title||Number of Hits|
|Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine||8327|
|Morgan & Mikhail’s Clinical Anesthesiology||5470|
|Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine||4548|
|Current Surgical Therapy||2810|
|Wills Eye Manual||2761|
|Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine||2672|
|Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide||2577|
|Goodman & Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics||2366|
In Liblog‘s July issue, we wrote about the impending release of the Mayo Library’s new website– we explained why we needed a new site, and highlighted some of the new features. Based on feedback from usability testing, our designers and programmers have made modifications to the site, and just now sprinted to the finish line with last minute tweaks. (more…)
Brigham TJ. An introduction to altmetrics. Med Ref Serv Q. 2014;33(4):438-47. doi:10.1080/02763869.2014.957093. PMID: 2531607.
Sharma V, Deo SV, Altarabsheh SE, Cho YH, Erwin PJ, Park SJ. Comparison of the early haemodynamics of stented pericardial and porcine aortic valves. European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery. 2014 Aug 14. pii: ezu272. [Epub ahead of print]
Heller C, Balls-Berry JE, Nery JD, Erwin PJ, Littleton D, Kim M, Kuo WP. Strategies addressing barriers to clinical trial enrollment of underrepresented populations: A systematic review. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2014 Aug 14.
Lim JY, Deo SV, Jung SH, Altarabsheh SE, Erwin PJ, Dillon JJ, Park SJ. Does off-pump coronary artery bypass confer any advantage in patients with end-stage renal failure? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Heart Lung Circulation. 2014 Jun 27.
Elraiyah T, Hashim Y, Elamin M, Erwin PJ, Zarroug AE. The effect of appendectomy in future tubal infertility and ectopic pregnancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Surgical Research. 2014 Aug 13.
Elraiyah T, Sonbol MB, Wang Z, Khairalseed T, Asi N, Undavalli C, Nabhan M, Firwana B, Altayar O, Prokop L, Montori VM, Murad MH. The benefits and harms of systemic testosterone therapy in postmenopausal women with normal adrenal function: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Oct;99(10):3543-50. doi: 10.1210/jc.2014-2262. PubMed PMID: 25279572.
Elraiyah T, Sonbol MB, Wang Z, Khairalseed T, Asi N, Undavalli C, Nabhan M, Altayar O, Prokop L, Montori VM, Murad MH. The benefits and harms of systemic dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) in postmenopausal women with normal adrenal function: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Oct;99(10):3536-42. doi: 10.1210/jc.2014-2261. PubMed PMID: 25279571.
Mauck KF, Asi N, Elraiyah TA, Undavalli C, Nabhan M, Altayar O, Sonbol MB, Prokop LJ, Murad MH. Comparative systematic review and meta-analysis of compression modalities for the promotion of venous ulcer healing and reducing ulcer recurrence. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Aug;60(2 Suppl):71S-90S.e1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2014.04.060. Epub 2014 May 28. Review. PubMed PMID: 24877851.
Mauck KF, Asi N, Undavalli C, Elraiyah TA, Nabhan M, Altayar O, Sonbol MB, Prokop LJ, Murad MH. Systematic review and meta-analysis of surgical interventions versus conservative therapy for venous ulcers. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Aug;60(2 Suppl):60S-70S.e1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2014.04.059. Epub 2014 May 14. Review. PubMed PMID: 24835693.
It is always good to evaluate any library service to make sure it is actually meeting a need. When sending out the latest journal table of contents to our users, we inserted a highlighted question asking what they like about Current Awareness and how it has helps their work at Mayo. (more…)
A LibGuide (only accessible via our intranet) has been created to help authors discern whether an open access journal is considered reputable or predatory. Many of you get requests to submit manuscripts to journals, many of which are now open access, and you question whether these are reputable. The guide includes a checklist of how to identify a reputable publisher, a list of reputable open access publishers and a list of those that are considered predatory.
The 2014 Library All Sites Retreat was held in the Plummer Hall Reading Room, Plummer Library in Rochester on September 22-23, 2014. Staff from the Mayo Library System including Mayo Clinic Arizona, Mayo Clinic Florida, and the Mayo Clinic Health System joined Mayo Clinic Rochester library colleagues and guest speakers for the two-day retreat. A special event was a group dinner at Foundation House. Attendees included a number of new staff members: Lisa Marks, Arizona Library Director; Nicole Pettenati, NLM Associate Fellow (2nd year) and Phoenix campus librarian; Connie Bongiorno, Saint Marys Hospital Library & Knowledge Services librarian; Emily Christopherson, Historical Unit archivist; and, Leah Osterhaus-Trzasko, Mayo Medical School Librarian, Learning Resource Center . The annual retreat is an opportunity for shared decision making, site and library system updates, and continuing education which this year included sessions on the new library website, meaningful use, and training/updates from key publishing partners.
J. Michael Homan
Director of Libraries