The Library is now providing online access to several anatomy, embryology and histology textbooks that are widely used throughout the medical school curriculum. The books are licensed for an unlimited number of users and can be accessed from either on or off grounds.
BMJ Case Reports is a newly available and fee-free option for publishing clinically interesting and/or educationally valuable case reports.
What is BMJ Case Reports?
BMJ Case Reports is an award winning journal that delivers a focused, peer-reviewed, valuable collection of cases in all disciplines so that healthcare professionals, researchers and others can easily find clinically important information on common and rare conditions. This is the largest single collection of case reports online with more than 11,000 articles from over 70 countries. BMJ Case Reports is indexed in Medline/PubMed, CINAHL, and Scopus. All published articles are deposited with PubMed Central.
What sort of case can I submit?
BMJ Case Reports is interested in cases that have educational value – novelty or rarity are not important. For further information, see: What cases do we want to publish?
Where can I submit cases?
You can submit your cases online at: Manuscript Central BMJ Case Reports. First time users need to create an account before submitting their articles. All case reports should be written using BMJ Case Reports Word templates; this expedites the peer review and publication process. Please read the Instructions for authors to help you prepare your case.
Is there a cost?
No. The University of Virginia has paid for an institutional fellowship which allows all faculty, staff and students to submit as many cases as you like, access all the published material, and to re-use any published material for personal use and teaching without further permission, at no cost to the individual. Authors should use this institutional fellowship code when submitting their case reports: 567181
When will my case be published?
Cases are published every week following a copy editing and final author approval process. To keep up to date with the review and publication process, you can sign up for weekly email alerts.
Ready to submit your article to your favorite journal? Don’t be surprised if the editor requires not only your manuscript, tables, and figures, but also your data. More and more, publishers require that you make the data related to your manuscript publically available upon publication of your article.
What’s going on? The desire to make scientific research more rigorous and reproducible has led to efforts to increase the availability of research data. Publishers such as PLOS and Nature have responded to this cause by developing policies around data availability. Their guidelines describe not only the requirements, e.g. “to make all data underlying the findings described in their manuscript fully available without restriction, with rare exception” (PLOS One), but also the steps authors must take to comply. These requirements are becoming more and more commonplace in author agreements.
Funders, too?!? Federal and private funders also often require data sharing. To ensure data availability at the conclusion of sponsored research, many funders require a data management or data sharing plan to be submitted with the grant application. Plans must typically address topics such as what data outputs will the research generate, when will the data be shared and where will the data be made available.
What do I do? If you need a data management plan for a grant, a data availability statement for a journal, are ready to share your data, or anywhere in between, your Health Sciences librarians are here to help. We have expertise in crafting these agreements and are knowledgeable about tools to help guide the process. In addition, when it comes time to make your data available, we can help guide you to repositories that are free and meet publisher and funder requirements, including UVA’s own Libra Data, a local instance of Dataverse (read more about Libra Data).
So when your publisher or your funder wants your data, contact HSL’s Research & Data Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll provide expert guidance, making the process efficient and complete.
The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library is currently hosting a new traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine. Every Necessary Care & Attention: George Washington & Medicine explores the role of medicine during the lifetime of first president, Revolutionary War general, and plantation owner, George Washington. The exhibit examines some of the health issues encountered in the course of organizing troops during the American Revolution and in the management of Washington’s Mt. Vernon estate. It also looks at the presence of medicine in Washington’s personal life, through events like the death of his half-brother from tuberculosis in 1752 and Washington’s own survival of several diseases including smallpox, dysentery, and malaria.
Accompanying the six exhibit banners from NLM are rare books and artifacts from the Health Sciences Library’s collections, selected by Historical Collections Specialist Emily Bowden. Featured items include a set of 19th century dental instruments, an 1827 printing of a Revolutionary War doctor’s journal, home health texts, and bloodletting instruments. Every Necessary Care & Attention: George Washington & Medicine will be on display in the front lobby of the Library from July 22, 2016 to September 2, 2016.
NEJM Resident 360, a new website and discussion platform from the New England Journal of Medicine, gives residents the information, resources, and support they need to approach each rotation with confidence. Rotation Prep helps residents solidify their foundational medical knowledge with materials that have been written and curated by a team of physician experts, fellows, and residents, and are mapped to 14 common residency rotations in internal medicine. Each rotation includes brief topic overviews, links to landmark trials, and review articles from the NEJM and other highly respected sources, as well as a selection of questions from the NEJM Knowledge+ service, a board review database.
Free access is available to all as a benefit of the UVa institutional subscription to the New England Journal of Medicine and can be accessed here: NEJM Resident 360
The newly published books listed below have recently been added to the Library’s collection of electronic books. Click on any linked title to browse a table of contents or to read the full-text. A more comprehensive list of health sciences e-books available can be found on the Library’s E-Books page. Do you want to recommend the purchase of a book for the Library’s collection? You can submit your requests via our online Purchase Recommendation form.
ASE’s Comprehensive Echocardiography, 2nd ed
Atlas of Head and Neck Pathology, 3rd ed
Autopsy Pathology: A Manual and Atlas, 3rd ed
Basic Immunology: Functions and Disorders of the Immune System, 5th ed
Before We Are Born: Essentials of Embryology and Birth Defects
Clinical Radiation Oncology, 4th ed
Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp, 11th ed
Dermatological Signs of Systemic Disease, 5th ed
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Dentistry
Evidence-Based Practice of Critical Care
Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2017
Histology and Cell Biology: An Introduction to Pathology, 4th ed
Improvised Medicine: Providing Care in Extreme Environments
Kanski’s Clinical Ophthalmology, 8th ed
Learning Radiology: Recognizing the Basics, 3rd ed
Lichtman’s Atlas of Hematology 2016
Medical Microbiology, 8th ed
Mosby’s Pocket Guide to Fetal Monitoring
Neonatal Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice
Noyes’ Knee Disorders: Surgery, Rehabilitation, Clinical Outcomes
Nursing Informatics: Scope and Standards of Practice
Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies
Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine
Williams Gynecology, 3rd ed
The Library is pleased to announce its newly-designated lactation space. This is a private, lockable room in the Cabell Room and is available during regular library hours. Those wishing to use the room should show their Health System ID at the Service Desk to check out the key. Thanks to Lactation Consultants Katie Heck and Diane Sampson for their assistance in preparing the space. For more information, please email Kimberley Barker (Kimberley@virginia.edu) or contact the Service Desk at 434-924-5444.
You can also call the Service Desk in advance to see if the room is being used.
The Library is excited to announce that the BioConnector is partnering with the University of Virginia Health System Cancer Center and the Office of Research Core Administration to provide access to Ingenuity Pathways Analysis (IPA). IPA is software that allows users to rapidly understand pathway involvement and change, effected biological processes, causal regulators and their directional effect on genes, and functions and diseases across multiple time points or doses.
Intrigued? Then make plans to visit the Library during the IPA Open House on April 12th. This is your opportunity to learn more, to try IPA for free, and to learn about the subsidized pricing available to you through UVA.
There are several sessions from which to choose:
9:00-10:00- Sign up session; BioConnector ( lower level, Health Sciences Library)
Learn more about IPA, and sign up for an account.
Coffee & refreshments will be served.
10:00-noon- Introduction and hands-on training (Carter Classroom, Health Sciences Library)
*Registration is required for this session: https://www.hsl.virginia.edu/node/38716
1:00-4:00- Drop-in session
We hope that you can join us.