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News & Updates in the Libraries

Archive for December, 2011

Wayne State Libraries closed for holiday break December 24- January 2, reopening on Tuesday, January 3

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

All of the Wayne State University Libraries will be closed for the holiday break from December 24- January 2, reopening on Tuesday, January 3.

Have a wonderful holiday!

Looking for more information on how you can add to digitalcommons@wsu?

Monday, December 19th, 2011

If you weren’t able to attend the events during Open Access Week, have no fear, we still have plenty of information for you! Our scholarly communications librarian would love to work with you to add your content to digitalcommons@wsu. To get started, visit

OSM’s “Draw It Know It” mnemonics/jovigrams now in the Digital Commons

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Open Science Medicine (OSM) is a group of medical students at Wayne State University. All mnemonics and jovigrams portrayed in these videos are original to the students in our group unless otherwise stated. Drawing the jovigrams or mnemonics out a few times greatly improves rapid recall and (they are hoping) aids in long-term retention of the material. The direct URL is

News on UpToDate

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

New with this year’s subscription, comes word of some of the most exciting changes for WSU SOM faculty, staff and students in some time:

  • UpToDate Remote Access:  WSU affiliates now have access to UpToDate anytime anywhere via the Web.  Just connect to the Shiffman Library Webpage Choose the “Article Databases” tab, then type UpToDate in the search box or select the UpToDate hot link.  Authenticate with your WSU/Pipeline ID and password and you will be ready to go.
  • Links to Full Text:  view content of the full text articles from those journals that the WSU libraries subscribe to. Just click on the hotlink in the “References” section in a topic, and then select “360 link to full text”.
  • New specialty:  content for General Surgery is now available. in the UpToDate specialties. Editors have worked to develop topics covering all the major areas including, over 15 sections in general surgery, sections on minimally invasive surgery, as well as anesthesia and analgesia, general surgical principles and surgical quality and safety.
  • New webinar series:  Join the UpToDate Client Connection, a FREE, bi-monthly educational Webinar series.
    E-mail to be added to the series distribution list.

What’s the difference between an article that you find in a magazine and one from the library databases?

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Watch this short video and find out!