Do you use the Library’s website? We are currently recruiting Health System faculty, staff and students to help us improve the Health Sciences Library (HSL) web pages. Throughout the semester, we will conduct usability testing of our web site. These sessions typically take place here at the Library with HSL’s User Experience team. We don’t require any special web expertise or library knowledge, just a willingness to help us improve the web experience for all our users.
As a token of our thanks, a $10 Higher Grounds/cafeteria gift card will be offered to all participants completing a usability session.
To indicate your interest in helping with our web, just enter your contact information in this online form (https://www.hsl.virginia.edu/node/add/usability-testing-form) to be placed in our pool of potential testers. You’ll be contacted for availability as we arrange sessions during the fall.
If you have any questions about HSL usability testing, contact Andrea Denton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest in helping the HSL!
The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library now has a new space in its lobby designed to promote casual face-to-face conversations. You don’t have to whisper, and please feel free to bring along something to eat or drink.
The Health Sciences Library has purchased an institutional license to the online version of the Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination. Based on the textbook of the same name, this site provides online access to a range of physical assessment videos. Now in its Fifth Edition and featuring completely re-shot content and new clinical skills videos, Bates’ Visual Guide delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for basic and advanced patient assessment. The site features more than 8 hours of video content:
Bates Visual Guide
Students and faculty in medical, nursing, and related programs will appreciate the careful attention to clinical accuracy, as well as the range of patient types profiled in the series. With the online delivery of content, users can now view the videos from any web-based location or device.
Lynn Bickley, MD, author of Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, serves as advisor to the project, ensuring the clinical content and its evidence-based origins are maintained. Dr. Bickley also worked with the professionals and actors herein to present a “patient-first” approach to the physical exam.
Authored by Emily Bowden, Historical Collections Assistant at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Hilda Franklin and Richard Bell on their wedding day, 26 May 1945. Image 005-2_001_438. Courtesy of Dick and Frazier Bell.
Earlier this summer, Historical Collections made the news when two brothers visited the library to see the wedding dress worn by their mother, Lt. Hilda “Frankie” Franklin. Franklin was a 1938 graduate of UVA’s Nursing School and a member of the 8th Evacuation Hospital, the medical unit sponsored by UVA during World War II. During her service with the 8th Evac., Franklin spent time in North Africa and Italy, endured icy winters, tended patients from the frontlines, and met Capt. Richard P. Bell Jr., a doctor and fellow UVA alumnus (School of Medicine, 1938). At the end of the war, Hilda Franklin and Richard Bell were married in Italy, surrounded by their 8th Evac. colleagues. Due to wartime shortages, materials like silk were hard to come by, but Franklin was determined to have a dress for her wedding. Writing to her friend, Vivian Gibbs, in 1945, Franklin announced, “I have the material for my dress and it is beautiful—white silk nylon—a friend of ours got it for me—use your imagination and you can guess what it is.”  (more…)
The book titles listed below are new to the Library’s growing collection of electronic books. Click on the linked title below to browse a table of contents or to read the full-text. A more comprehensive list of 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 by using our online Purchase Recommendation form.
Acute Care for Elders: a Model for Interdisciplinary Care
APA Style Simplified: Writing in Psychology, Education, Nursing, and Sociology
Atlas of Robotic Cardiac Surgery
Bioinformatics for Beginners
Clinical Decision Support: The Road to Broad Adoption
Current Advances in Osteosarcoma
Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine
Difficult Decisions in Thoracic Surgery
Diseases of the Sinuses
Early Neoplasias of the Gastrointestinal Tract
Essentials of Clinical Examination Handbook
Fabricated: the New World of 3D Printing
Faust’s Anesthesiology Review
Gastrointestinal Physiology: a Clinical Approach
Grainger & Allison’s Diagnostic Radiology, 6th Edition
Gray’s Anatomy for Students
Handbook of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Human Subjects Research after the Holocaust
Imaging Coronary Atherosclerosis
Infectious Disease Surveillance
The Intelligent Clinician’s Guide to the DSM-5
Management of Pericardial Disease
Mechanics of Breathing
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Netter’s Concise Radiologic Anatomy
Neurosurgical Ethics in Practice: Value-based Medicine
The Organization of Critical Care
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Psychiatric Drugs in Children and Adolescents
Psychopharmacology and Pregnancy
Roberts and Hedges’ Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine
Rheumatology, 6th Edition
Scully’s Medical Problems in Dentistry, 7th Edition
Sports Injuries in Children and Adolescents
Trauma, 7th edition
Viruses and Human Cancer
Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurses Professional Practice Manual, 4th edition
Zollinger’s Atlas of Surgical Operations, 9th edition
The Health Sciences Library invites you to tour the world with us this summer! Not literally, of course, but you can sample a world of international public health information with us in August as we sponsor a trial of the Global Health Database.
Global Health is produced by CABI, an international organization whose mission is to improve public health by applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. Derived from over 6,000 journals, reports, books and conferences, Global Health contains over 2.2 million scientific records from 1973 to the present. Around 170,000 records are added each year, and over 96% of these records include an English abstract. Publications from over 100 countries in 50 languages are abstracted, and all relevant non-English-language papers are translated to give access to research not available through any other database. The database’s open serials policy and coverage of international and grey literature means that 40% of material contained in Global Health is unique to the database. Everything from proceedings, theses, electronic-only publications and other hard-to-find sources are included. Global Health also has a growing number of full text articles (over 45,000) from journals, conferences, and reports.
After you complete your ‘world tour’, please let the Library know what you think by sending your comments about Global Health to email@example.com . The trial access to the Global Health Database will only be available August 1-30. No passport needed!
We recently made a few changes to our home page in response to feedback we received during usability testing. Thanks to all who participated in the testing, as we are always looking for ways to make our site more user friendly. If you would like to provide feedback, please contact the CMHSL webmaster, David Moody, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to some font and design enhancements, here are the major changes:
- Library News has been relocated to the middle of the lower section
- Library Services and Rooms & Spaces are now featured in the upper left section
- The Library calendar has been moved to the right of the lower section
- Library Tutorials have been renamed FAQs
- Library hours are now displayed in the blue bar at the top of the page
Listening to podcasts is a great way to keep informed while relaxing, commuting, or multi-tasking. Three of the most popular medical publications in the world, The Lancet, JAMA, and New England Journal of Medicine, offer a great selection of informative podcasts, available either through the publisher’s website or a podcast aggregator, such as iTunes or Stitcher. Provided below are links to podcast pages and sample episodes.
The Lancet News
Sample Recent Podcast:
3D printing: in a special bumper podcast, we discuss the new 3D Print Exchange launched by the US National Institutes of Health, as well as the arrest of a former Novartis employee in Japan who stands accused of falsifying clinical data related to the hypertension drug valsartan. Also, the implications of India’s Supreme Court ruling to recognise a third gender.
The Lancet Weekly
Sample Recent Podcast:
Ursula Bauer, Richard Horton, and Rebecca Cooney discuss priorities for the prevention of chronic diseases in the US in the 21st century.
NEJM Weekly Audio Summary
Sample Recent Podcast: NEJM This Week — July 3, 2014
Sample Recent Podcast:
Clinical Trial Transparency — Antidote to Weaker Off-Label-Promotion Rules? Interview with Professor Kevin Outterson on the FDA’s guidance on off-label promotion and the move toward clinical trial transparency.
JAMA Weekly Audio Summary
Sample Recent Podcast: No. 1 | July 02, 2014 (06:37)
JAMA Author Interviews
Also check out the fine selection of medical podcasts from the UVA Health System on RadioMD.
For additional information, please contact Dan Wilson at email@example.com.