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NeoFax/Pediatrics is now available for optimal drug and parenteral nutrition care of infants and children. The “NeoFax” portion of Micromedex reduces medication errors in infants with tools that help prescribe, calculate, formulate and administer drugs and nutrition solutions. The “Pediatrics” portion provides similar prescribing and calculating services in the care of children. Access these resources at the last tab menu of Micromedex via intranet or VPN. Please contact the library with questions or refer to the NeoFax/Pediatrics User Guide.
The Patient Education resource center receives an average of 275 visitors a day. These patients and family members have a wide variety of information needs, from very simple to quite complex. One way we address these questions is using our resource files. We created the resource files based on our experience with patient’s questions and the kinds of materials they request. They are organized by clinical area and, within these, body system or disease. We allow patients to browse through the files and request printed copies of any or all of the items they contain. In this way, the patients themselves determine which items best address their needs. We store most of the items from the folders in the center, though sometimes we print copies of items that are less commonly requested. In January of 2013, we distributed 18,124 pamphlets from the center. This number does not include items that we printed from our database, Medline Plus or MayoClinic.Com. These materials, our DVD’s and our classes are all free of charge.
Patient Education Specialist
The SciFinder database from CAS is now available through Mayo Clinic Libraries. SciFinder is one of the largest and most extensive databases in the world and is used to access the literature (including patents) of chemistry and related scientific information including proteomics, genomics, biochemistry, biochemical genetics, engineering, agricultural and materials science (see also SciFinder at-a-glance for full content description). Access “Browse Databases” on the Library website (Mayo intranet) for the permanent link to the database. A username and password are required for this database and will be provided upon request by contacting Kelly Arp (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Dr. Fallon was appointed a Fellow in Surgery at the Mayo Foundation in 1927. As well as assisting Dr. W. J. Mayo during his last years of performing surgery, he was also first assistant to Dr. Waltman Walters. While at Mayo, Dr. Fallon was active in the Salerno Club, which later became Mayo Clinic History of Medicine Society, and the Surgeons’ Travel Club. He left Mayo in 1929 and joined his father, also a physician, at the Fallon Clinic in Worcester, Massachusetts and began his life work in surgery.
This exhibit will be on display in the History of Medicine Library, Plummer 15-07 and can be seen during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please contact Hilary J. Lane, History of Medicine Library Coordinator at (507) 284-3676 or e.mail email@example.com for information.
October is National Medical Librarians Month. It is celebrated every year with a specially designed poster to highlight the professional contributions of medical librarians to the success of the institutions they serve. (more…)
Check out these new LibGuides (all links are Mayo Clinic only):
Healthy Eating: Find resources on eating well. Includes recipe substitutions information, cookbooks, and more.
Review Resources – Health Sciences: Find resources on test taking and review materials for allied health science areas, including nurse anesthesia, respiratory care, and many more.
Wellness @ Work (for library staff): Library staff can find information about Library wellness programs and events as well as other wellness topics.
2012 marks the 200th anniversary of the New England Journal of Medicine. First started in 1812 as the New England Journal of Medicine and Surgery and the Collateral Branches of Science, NEJM has become the leading journal in clinical medicine over its long history.
To celebrate the 200th Anniversary, NEJM has a special web site with an interactive timeline about the history of the journal and the history of medicine, a documentary (Getting Better: 200 Years of Medicine), and much more. Readers can also vote on the most important articles published in the journal by decade.
Librarians Dana Gerberi, Dottie Hawthorne, and Karen Larsen continue to add content to the Mayo Clinic Libraries’ Effective Database Searching [Mayo Clinic only] guide. This special guide, created with the LibGuides software, is a collection of tips, tutorials, and other resources providing opportunities for our users to learn how to select library databases and other information sources to support their clinical, education, and research efforts. New content on the guide’s home page includes a list of Ten Guidelines for Responsible Literature Searching and some recommendations for when to contact a Librarian for assistance with searching. Find the Effective Database Searching Guide on the Library’s home page [Mayo Clinic only] under “Research Support” in the middle column.
Supervisor, Colonial Library Services
The Mayo Clinic Library has recently expanded its access to Web of Science with content going back to 1975.
Web of Science is a multidisciplinary scientific database which offers traditional author and subject searching, but also the ability to search cited references for a given article.
Expanded access to Web of Science content also enhances the ability to track career h-index by expanding the range of available data.
The h-index attempts to measure the impact and productivity of a scientist’s published work. It is a calculation that examines both the number of publications and number of citations per publication.
For further information about calculating h-index using Web of Science view this tutorial.
Check out these new LibGuides (all links are Mayo Clinic only):
Anatomical Models and Bones: Need a torso or a spine to study from? This guide gives you an idea of what’s available at two Rochester libraries: the Learning Resource Center (Mitchell 119) or the Venables Health Sciences Library (Siebens 10).
Disabilities: This subject guide provides information for healthcare providers who have patients with physical disabilities. You’ll find links to webcasts and videos, books, journal articles, practice guidelines and both internal and external web sites.
Engineering Resources: Use this guide to find biomedical, industrial and software engineering information through the Library and on the Web. There are links to patent information, technical standards and regulatory resources.
Library Jargon: Ever wonder what ILL, EDD, Celsus or Current Awareness mean? Check out the Library Jargon guide to libraryspeak.
More Online Journals Added:
We continue to enhance the Current Awareness Service [Mayo Clinic only] by adding more journals and features. To see a list of recently-added journals, click on the “What’s New” [Mayo Clinic only] tab from within the system. (more…)
In 1950 Mayo Clinic Library accepted a bequest consisting of the library of the late Boyd T. Williams, M.D., of Hudson, Wisconsin. Doctor Williams had collected extensively, and claimed to have one of the country’s largest libraries on cancer and tumor disease. Although there appears to be no professional relationship between Williams and Mayo Clinic or the Mayo brothers, he surely knew of the Clinic and perhaps wanted his collection to permanently reside in a place where it might be used by researchers and clinicians.
This exhibit highlights some of the books from the Williams Collection and an accompanying handout describes a man as complex and baffling as the disease he sought to cure. For more information, see Boyd T. Williams Exhibit (Mayo intranet only) or visit the exhibit at the History of Medicine Library, Plummer 15-07. The History of Medicine Library is open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Or call Hilary Lane at 284-3676 to arrange a visit.
Coordinator, History of Medicine Library
The Library’s new LibGuides publishing system helps us create new resource guides, tutorials, and much more content quicker than ever before. Here’s a look at some of the new pages and resources available. Please note: All links are Mayo Clinic ONLY.
Featured New Pages and Resources
Plagiarism: Understanding & Preventing Plagiarism helps readers understand what plagiarism is, how to prevent it, and how to detect it. Featured are Mayo Clinic’s guidelines, new articles in the scientific literature, and helpful web sites on plagiarism. Learn what resources the library has available for writers, publishers, and others across the institution.
Copyright Compliance in Mayo Student Coursework and Staff-Development helps Mayo Clinic staff and students determine the professional permissions requirements needed for making or distributing PDF’s, paper copies, or Mayo Clinic Libraries-related links for educational use at Mayo Clinic. This guide will take users through: Step 1: exceptions for asking for permission; Step 2: the Fair Use Balance Test; and Step 3: how to request permission when exceptions and Fair Use do not apply.
Mobile Device Resources & Information contains a wealth of information on the mobile applications helpful to health professionals and students, including apps available through the Mayo Clinic Libraries. Also includes tips for installing apps, eBooks for learning about using mobile devices, information on e-Readers, and the latest articles on mobile health in PubMed.
More New Pages and Resources
- Subject Guides
- Career Development
- Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender (GLBT) Health Resources
- Mobile Device Resources & Information
- Occupational Therapy
- Plagiarism: Understanding & Preventing Plagiarism
- Pre-Operative Internal Medicine Exam
- Radiation Therapy
- Respiratory Care
- Seasonal Influenza
- Travel Resources
- Course Guides
- Block III: Human Structure (Anatomy) (MMS)
- Block IV: Improving the Public’s Health (MMS)
- Psychiatry Clerkship (MMS)
- Help and Tutorials