Issue no. 52, October 2014

Feature Articles


NLM Updates

Book Notes

Staff News



October 30, 2014 at 11:13 am

Coming soon… to your device

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…)

October 30, 2014 at 11:12 am

Creating a Mayo author list from a search

Have you ever wondered which Mayo Clinic author has written the most on the subject of bones? Maybe you’re compiling a list of all the Mayo Clinic authors who co-wrote articles with you. (more…)

October 30, 2014 at 11:11 am


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.

October 30, 2014 at 11:11 am

Mayo Clinic’s Social Media Links

As social media continues to grow and reaches out to all segments of the population, Mayo Clinic’s social media presence has increased as well.  Take the opportunity to review these Mayo Clinic sites, and share them with colleagues, patients, family members and your own followers. (more…)

October 30, 2014 at 11:10 am

Providing a service, validating its need, and enhancing the value: Current Awareness

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…)

October 30, 2014 at 11:09 am

Open Access & Predatory Publishers

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.

October 30, 2014 at 11:08 am

Library All Sites Retreat 2014

loisThe 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

October 30, 2014 at 11:07 am

Come West and Explore! 2014 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Chapter-MLA

MC MLA logo 2014The 2014 annual meeting of the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association was held in Bismarck, North Dakota with a theme of Come West and Explore!  (more…)

October 30, 2014 at 11:06 am

NLM Updates

MeSH on Demand Update: How to Find Citations Related to Your Text
In May 2014, NLM introduced MeSH on Demand, a Web-based tool that suggests MeSH terms from your text such as an abstract or grant summary.  A new MeSH on Demand feature displays the PubMed ID (PMID) for the top ten related citations in PubMed that were also used in computing the MeSH term recommendations.

Send in Your Application to Participate in “A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI” Bioinformatics Course
The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and the NLM Training Center (NTC) will be offering “A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI” course in 2015.

New Tutorial: Searching Drugs or Chemicals in PubMed
The tutorial offers tips on effectively and efficiently searching PubMed for drugs and chemicals.

NLM Launches “Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection”The National Library of Medicine launches a special display in the History of Medicine Division Reading Room and an online adaptation of Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection.

NLM Announces Community Health Maps Blog
Community Health Maps Blog ( is an initiative designed to share information about free and low cost and easy-to-use applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping tools.

NCBI Insights Blog: Advice for NIH Grantees: How to comply with the NIH Public Access Policy

To comply with NIH Public Access Policy, here are the steps you should take…

MedlinePlus Mobile Update: Full Access from Your Phone
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) released new versions of the MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español mobile sites in October 2014.

DOCLINE 5.0 Released: Introduces Serials Embargo InformationThe U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) released DOCLINE 5.0 on August 27, 2014. DOCLINE is an NLM Web-based system for interlibrary loan of biomedical literature among participating libraries in the U.S. and Canada.

2015 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Now Available
The Introduction to MeSH 2015 is now available, including information on its use and structure, as well as recent updates and availability of data.

National Library of Medicine Joins The Commons on Flickr
The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce that it is now a participating institution of the Commons on Flickr.

My NCBI Curriculum Vitae Web Application: SciENcv
SciENcv is a new feature in My NCBI that helps users create an online professional profile that can be made public to share with others.

NLM Information Resources for the 2014 Ebola Outbreak
Several resources at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) are available to those who need access to health information related to the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa.


October 30, 2014 at 11:05 am

Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer’s Disease

Alz imageAlzheimer’s disease frequently ranks among the greatest health fears. However, it is a misperception that Alzheimer’s is a normal part of aging. Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer’s Disease explains the normal changes with typical aging compared to the development of cognitive disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease.  (more…)

October 30, 2014 at 11:04 am



  • Eliane Purchase, Mayo Clinic Hospital Library-Phoenix, Arizona Library Assistant, will retired on October 20, 2014.
  • Barbara Tarpenning, Plummer Library, Administrative Assistant, will retire on November 26, 2014.
  • Beverly Sanders, Saint Marys Hospital Library and Knowledge Services, Library Specialist, will retire on December 9, 2014.
  • J. Michael Homan, Director of Libraries, will retire on December 31, 2014.

October 30, 2014 at 11:03 am


Homan JM. Plagiarism. Responsible Conduct in Research Core 6000.  Mayo Clinic. CCaTS and Mayo Graduate School. August 21, 2014.

Brigham TJ, Arp K, Attwood CA, Farrell AM, Osterhaus Trzasko L, Wentz M. Web-Scale Discovery Tool: Is It Right For You? Annual Meeting of Midwest Chapter/MLA, Bismarck ND, October 13, 2014 [poster].

Marks LA. Stat Talk: Changing Role of Librarians: What I Did Between Jobs. Quint* Essential MLA Chapter Meeting, Denver, Colorado, October , 2014.

October 30, 2014 at 11:02 am

Professional Travel and Meeting Attendance

Leah Osterhaus Trzasko attended the Midwest Chapter/Medical Library Association in Bismarck, North Dakota, October 11-13, 2014.

Lisa Marks attended the Quint* Essential MLA Chapter Meeting in Denver, Colorado, October 12-16.

October 30, 2014 at 11:01 am

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