OpenHelix Trial through May 15, 2013!

The University of Michigan currently has a full access 30-day trial to the OpenHelix tutorial suites, providing over 100 tutorials on powerful and popular bioinformatics and genomics databases and tools.  Each suite includes an online tutorial that teaches the basics of how to use a particular resource, in addition to other training materials. OpenHelix has … Continue reading OpenHelix Trial through May 15, 2013!

Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (SOPS) Database Reopening

AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (SOPS) Database will soon be reopening for submission and reporting of Hospital SOPS data. The database was specifically made to gather the "AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture into a central repository." Beginning in October 2013, data from Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety can be submitted. AHRQ's projected … Continue reading Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (SOPS) Database Reopening

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

Open Educational Resources

What are Open Educational Resources (OER)? Open Education "...is the simple and powerful idea that the world’s knowledge is a public good and that technology in general and the Worldwide Web in particular provide an extraordinary opportunity for everyone to share, use, and reuse knowledge." —The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation "Open educational resources (OER) are … Continue reading Open Educational Resources

Having trouble accessing AMA titles?

Today AMA online journals changed their host site to Silverchair.  All AMA journals have new URLs at a new IP address.   We've heard that there are still some problems with access. Using an old URL in your browser "redirects" to the new URL for the site, i.e., entering jama.ama-assn.org will take you to jama.jamanetwork.com . PubMed linkouts take you to the … Continue reading Having trouble accessing AMA titles?

PubMed and Computed Author Sorted Display

Reposted from the NLM Technical Bulletin: Full citation: Canese K. PubMed and Computed Author Sorted Display NLM Tech Bull. 2012 May-Jun;(386):e2. PubMed and Computed Author Sorted Display The PubMed Abstract display will soon be modified to display results using a ranking algorithm when users click the author search link. Because an author may share the … Continue reading PubMed and Computed Author Sorted Display

PubMed Filters Sidebar Replaces the Limits Page

Reposted from the NLM Technical Bulletin: Full citation: Canese K. PubMed Filters Sidebar Replaces the Limits Page. NLM Tech Bull. 2012 May-Jun;(386):e3. PubMed Filters Sidebar Replaces the Limits Page In order to provide users with a more visible and accessible way to narrow PubMed results, the Limits page will be replaced by a results filter … Continue reading PubMed Filters Sidebar Replaces the Limits Page

Finding Funding for Medical Research Workshops

The Finding Funding for Medical Research workshop will serve as an introduction to digital and other informational resources for faculty researchers seeking funding for their medical/health sciences work. The session will cover how to formulate a search strategy and will introduce several key internet tools including the University Library, Office for Research and Sponsored Projects … Continue reading Finding Funding for Medical Research Workshops

PubMed now supports versioned citations

From the NLM Technical Bulletin: Revisions, scientific updates, and updates of reviews are examples of content that could be versioned. Versions are not intended for correcting specific errors in an article, for which published errata notices should continue to be used. Version information is noted on the Summary, Summary (text), Abstract, and Abstract (text), displays. … Continue reading PubMed now supports versioned citations