New Online Exhibit: Smallpox Eradication in India, 1972-1977

“The rapid eradication of smallpox from the place that was for many years the world’s principal endemic focus of the disease [i.e., India] has been singled out as one of the great victories in the history of public health: only twelve months separated a peak of more than 8,000 infected villages in May, 1974, and … Continue reading New Online Exhibit: Smallpox Eradication in India, 1972-1977

Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) 2012 National Data Analysis Now Available

From the National Library of Medicine (NLM): The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), a resource of the US Environmental Protection Agency, is a set of publicly available databases containing information on releases of specific toxic chemicals and their management as waste, as reported annually by US industrial and federal facilities.  This inventory was established under the … Continue reading Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) 2012 National Data Analysis Now Available

Signs of the Times — Our Doors Are Closed Until 2015

Yes, you read that correctly. The Taubman Health Sciences Library building closed last night at 11:45PM and will not re-open until 2015. Why???????????? This is part of the planned renovation of our building. But I need help with_____!!!!! We can still help you. The entire staff of the library (THL) has moved out of the … Continue reading Signs of the Times — Our Doors Are Closed Until 2015

Access to MDConsult ends on Thursday, September 5th

Earlier this year, UMHS began its transition from the MDConsult database to its replacement, Clinical Key.  Clinical Key offers more than 900 e-books, 550 journals, 12,000 videos, 3.7 million images, and much more. The cutover to the new platform will occur on Thursday, September 5th.   Beginning September 6th, links to MDConsult will no longer … Continue reading Access to MDConsult ends on Thursday, September 5th

Trial of ClinicalKey

What is ClinicalKey?  Taubman Health Sciences Library and UMHS are conducting a trial of ClinicalKey, Elsevier's new single search product for the clinical health sciences.ClinicalKey is intended to be a replacement for MDConsult  but it contains greater content including: 2000+ e-books (including 440+ ExpertConsult titles and 800 e-books from First Consult) 500 journals 12,000 videos (including 350+ videos from Procedures Consult) 1.8 million images … Continue reading Trial of ClinicalKey

Try this database: Nursing Reference Center

Nursing Reference Center is a web-based nursing reference system designed to provide the latest evidence-based clinical information for nursing practice, education and research at the point-of-care. It is international in scope and includes the following features: evidence-based content clinically organized quick lessons evidence-based care sheets nursing practice & skill worksheets skill competency hecklists internationally accreditred … Continue reading Try this database: Nursing Reference Center

New History of Medicine and Nursing Resources Available

Two resources which concentrate on the history of medicine and the history of nursing are now at your fingertips.   Nursing, History and Health Care provides historical background information on issues regarding the nursing profession and the provision of nursing care in the United States.  The site includes essays on the history of public health … Continue reading New History of Medicine and Nursing Resources Available

Public Health Films of WWII at the National Library of Medicine Digital Library

The National Library of Medicine's History of Medicine Division has created a new online resource: "The Public Health Film Goes to War." It features eighteen rare films on public health from the World War II era. They range from Private McGillicuddy cartoons promoting personal cleanliness to documentaries on public health issues such as tropical diseases, … Continue reading Public Health Films of WWII at the National Library of Medicine Digital Library