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Website for New Medical Students

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

 Welcome New Medical Students

The Shiffman Medical Library Years One & Two Timesaver website is designed for medical students to identify and access academic resources and library information quickly. An extensive collection of electronic textbooks, mobile apps, and health resources such as Case Files and Self-Assessment material in AccessMedicine, Anatomy-TV, and the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) are available at the following URL: http://guides.lib.wayne.edu/somyearone, visit and bookmark the website now to learn more about:

Shiffman Medical Library
Wayne State University
Mazurek Medical Education Commons
320 E. Canfield St.
Detroit, MI 48201
1-313- 577-1088
askmed@wayne.edu

Find, read and monitor thousands of scholarly journals directly from your iPad with the BrowZine app

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

With the decline of print, databases have become the primary way publishers deliver journals. But databases are designed for searching, not reading. BrowZine works by uniting articles from the Wayne State-owned databases into complete journals, then arranging them by subject on a newsstand. The result is a revolutionary new way to browse, read and monitor scholarly journals and articles.

Learn about BrowZine by first watching this video: http://thirdiron.com/browzine/video/

What is BrowZine?

BrowZine is a content delivery app designed to bring journal articles to your tablet. Currently it is available for iPad (downloadable through the App store) Google Nexus, Kindle Fire HD and Samsung Galaxy devices running OS 4.0+. BrowZine can be downloaded for those devices from Google Play and Amazon. The app is simple to use and brings back the browsability of a journal, which differs greatly from the experience of accessing electronic content from multiple database interfaces.

How do I access journals?

After downloading the app, users have instant access to a free, no-login required open access library. Complete journals and back issues in a variety of disciplines are available. However, since Wayne State subscribes to BrowZine, you can also access all of the Wayne State Libraries’ paid journal subscriptions. Journals can be placed onto a personalized bookshelf for easy access and, in the near future, notification of new available articles.

Can I browse the available journals?

Yes! Faculty members who enjoyed flipping through paper journals can now digitally recreate that experience by quickly scanning issues via a digital table of contents. Frequently read journals can be placed onto a user’s BrowZine bookshelf, where alerts will tell the user when new content has been added. Users can also save articles to a separate BrowZine shelf for offline reading.


Is it easy to read on a tablet?

BrowZine’s high quality PDFs only take moments to load and users can use the familiar pinch to zoom gesture in order to read or examine the paper closely. BrowZine also allows users to send articles to other apps and social media accounts, includings annotation apps like GoodReader, DropBox for cloud storage and citation trackers like Zotero.

How do I get started?

Download the BrowZine app and log in using your access ID and password. From there, start browsing!

Anatomy TV Available

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

ANATOMY.TV is a suite of 3D interactive models of human anatomy. Intuitive controls allow you to zoom, rotate and peel away layers to educate and communicate easily. A wealth of supporting media, MRIs, X-rays, live-action movies and animations are also included to supplement Anatomy.tv‘s high resolution, computer-generated models.

Key Features:

  • STAT!Ref is the only healthcare database that can cross-search Anatomy.tv from Primal Pictures
  • 3D modeling of all structures
  • Ability to rotate the model 360 degrees and add or remove layers of anatomy
  • Link to relevant text, dissections, clinical slides, diagrams, video clips & MRI Scans
  • Quiz and MCQs
  • Patient information for the practicing clinician

View  What Is Anatomy TV via YouTube or read an overview on Anatomy.TV

 

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Introducing WSU ResearchConnect. . . the latest in research collaboration and networking tools.

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

When research opportunities arise, researchers need an efficient way to identify the right collaborators. But personal connections can sometimes be too narrow, word of mouth too slow and collecting and maintaining a centralized system too expensive and time consuming.

The WSU Division of Research in collaboration with the University Library System now makes available a new tool that offers up a quick solution, WSU ResearchConnect . Through visualization of relevant concepts, ResearchConnect makes available a searchable database of the distinctive expertise of hundreds of researchers across the university.

ResearchConnect

  • Delivers a searchable database of research profiles from across most WSU disciplines making it easier to find experts and enable collaboration.
  • Explores profiles developed and pre-populated with publication histories from the Scopus® database that can be integrated with additional content such as grants, patents, book s, and creative works reflecting the expertise of WSU faculty.
  • Makes researcher’s output and expertise more discoverable within the institution , throughout the SciVal Experts Community, and nationally to the DIRECT2experts and VIVO networks
  • Provides answers to questions like
    • What new publications have been produced at WSU and by whom?
    • Who is working together?
    • With which internal and external organizations are we collaborating?

For more information about WSU Research Connect contact:

Sarah James at sjames@wayne.edu/ Sandra Martin at smartin@med.wayne.edu

New UpToDate Subscription Brings Changes for WSU Users

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

WHAT:

Effective immediately, WSU UpToDate users must register and create a personal username and password to access UpToDate. There is no cost to register. Your new personal registration provides:

  • A free UpToDate Mobile App for up to two mobile devices including iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows phone and tablet.
  • Continued fast easy access to UpToDate from any computer that you’ve come to expect at home, the office, or wherever you are.

HOW:

Complete the one-time registration by launching UpToDate from the Shiffman Library webpage to take advantage of all of the benefits this new subscription has to offer.
For more information or if you have questions contact Shiffman Library askmed@wayne.edu / 313-577-1094.

See instruction on how to register an UptoDate account

MD Consult -> ClinicalKey

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Shiffman Medical Library subscribes ClinicalKey from Elsevier which includes MD Consult, FirstConsult, most of ProceduresConsult, 800 textbooks, 500 journals, and 9000 videos.  As you can access MD Consult content through ClinicalKey, Shiffman Medical Library ceased MD Consult subscription.

ClinicalKey™ (CK), an insight engine, is designed to anticipate clinical information needs providing smarter, faster answers at your fingertips.

Take a look at some of the exclusive features and benefits you’ll find in ClinicalKey:

Saved Searches: store frequently used search terms for fast and easy access later
Personal Reading list: build your own collection of books, journals and articles to red at your leisure
Presentation Maker: collect and save images to export to PowerPoint
Mobile Access: use clinical key on -the -go with a site optimized for your mobile device
Sharing: email articles, images and book sections to colleagues.

You can access ClinicalKey via mobile device or off campus.  Contact the Shiffman Library to learn more about it: askmed@wayne.edu / 313.577-1094.

Free Epocrates Essentials for Medical Students

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Epocrates Essentials($159 value), the very popular premium mobile app, offers drug, disease, and diagnostic reference tools to support your coursework, is  FREE for all U.S. medical students. Act fast and get it now (http://www.epocrates.com/e/FreeforMedicalStudents2012?CID=EEFMS2012_Medgadget)

Shiffman Medical Library Staff

ClinicalKey

Monday, August 13th, 2012

ClinicalKey

 

 

Shiffman Medical Library announces the arrival of a brand new resource ClinicalKey™ from Elsevier, leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products.

ClinicalKey™ (CK), an insight engine, is designed to anticipate clinical information needs providing smarter, faster answers at your fingertips.

CK offers access to information from 800 textbooks, 500 journals, 9,000 videos including routine technical and surgical procedures, as well as thousands of images and diagrams, guidelines and drug monographs.

Take a look at some of the exclusive features and benefits you’ll find in ClinicalKey:

Saved Searches: store frequently used search terms for fast and easy access later
Personal Reading list: build your own collection of books, journals and articles to red at your leisure
Presentation Maker: collect and save images to export to PowerPoint
Mobile Access: use clinical key on -the -go with a site optimized for your mobile device
Sharing: email articles, images and book sections to colleagues.

Access ClinicalKey via your computer or mobile device.

Remote Access: remember to point your browser to Shiffman’s web page at library.wayne.edu/shiffman

Contact the Shiffman Library to learn more about it: askmed@wayne.edu / 313.577-1094.

Clinical Pharmacology Available

Monday, July 9th, 2012

School of Medicine and Shiffman Medical Library happily announce that you can access a new resource “Clinical Pharmacology (CP)”.  CP provides comprehensive point-of-care drug information including monographs, product identification modules, interaction reports, patient education, and much more. This resource has been used by more than 1500 hospitals.

You can access this resource via your computer or mobile device.

 

To find more drug information for your study, please visit our Drug Information Timesaver/Guide. Please feel free to contact us regarding your comments or concerns.

 

Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) Available

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

The Shiffman Medical Library now provides full access to the
General Section of the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE). JoVE is a peer
reviewed, PubMed indexed journal devoted to the publication of biological,
medical, chemical and physical research in a video format. JoVE was established
as a new tool in life science publication and communication, with participation
of scientists from leading research institutions. JoVE takes advantage of video
technology to capture and transmit the multiple facets and intricacies of life
science research. Visualization greatly facilitates the understanding and
efficient reproduction of both basic and complex experimental techniques,
thereby addressing two of the biggest challenges faced by today’s life science
research community: i) low transparency and poor reproducibility of biological
experiments and ii) time and labor-intensive nature of learning new
experimental techniques. Finally, JoVE opens a new frontier in scientific
publication by promoting efficiency and performance of life science research.
Visualization of the temporal component, or the change over time integral to
many life science experiments, can now be done. JoVE allows you to publish
experiments in all their dimensions, overcoming the inherent limitations of
traditional, static print journals, thereby adding an entirely new parameter to
the communication of experimental data and research results.