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Active Appy Hour- September 9, 2-3pm

Appy Hour IconJoin Us. Drop In. Come on Over.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 2:30-3:30 PM
Synapse, Garden Level, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

Exercise and chat with your colleagues for a mid-afternoon break! Join us for refreshments and conversation. Share your favorite app.

Featured Apps: Moves & 7 Minute Workout

Presentation at 2:15pm by Liz Joy, MD, MPH, Adjunct Professor, Family & Preventative Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Utah; and Medical Director, Clinical Outcomes Research at Intermountain Healthcare

Do you have new fitness goals for the fall? Let’s finish the year strong by moving more! These two apps can help you easily track and fit exercise into your busy schedule. The app, Moves, automatically tracks your walking, cycling, and running. 7 Minute Workout guides you through quick workouts.

Special thanks to our partner, the Office of the Associate Vice President for Faculty and Academic Affairs, for funding refreshments.

BYOD – Bring your own Device!

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Still using Internet Explorer 8 (IE8)? Please upgrade.

Another reason to upgrade your Internet Explorer version 8, IE8 Web browser. IE11 is latest version as of August 2015.

Scopus will cease support of IE 8 on October 1, 2015.

Scopus is one of  the crucial research databases provided by campus libraries.

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PubMed not displaying results in Summary mode. Change to Abstract.

August 20, 2015.

PubMed is having issues displaying results in the Summary  mode as of late this afternoon.

Change display drop-down menu (located below search box, above results)  to Abstract and you should see your search results.

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PubMed problem displaying results. 8/20/15

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Hope Fox Eccles Health Library Health Lecture: August 2015

University of Utah Hospital Hope Fox Eccles Health Library

August is National Breastfeeding Month: Skin to Skin Care for Mom & Baby Safety Tips

Date: Thu. Aug. 20, 2015

Time: Noon-1PM

Location: University of Utah Hospital

Hope Fox Eccles Health Library

Near the Starbucks Cafe Lounge and Hospital Information Desk

Guest Speaker : Elizabeth Smith MPH, ICCE, IBCLC, RLC

Free, Open to the Public Health Lecture.  All are invited to come.

Refer to the flyer for more details.

Thank you

Hope Fox Eccles Health Library



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Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health & Illness


The National Library of Medicine’s (NLM’s) traveling exhibit, “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness,” is coming to the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah September 1 through November 8, 2015.

Honoring the Native tradition of oral history, NLM gathered a multitude of healing voices from across the country so that you can hear people’s stories in their own words. Healers, elders and other key figures describe how epidemics, loss of land, loss of lives, and the inhibition of culture in the 19th and 20th centuries affect the health of Native individuals and communities today. “Native Voices” presents an inspiring story of endurance, resilience, and self-determination.

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library is located at 10 North 1900 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112.

RSVP for the event here:

This exhibit is hosted and sponsored by the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah.  Special appreciation to the Office of the Associate Vice President for Health Equity and Inclusion, University of Utah Health Sciences and the American Indian Resource Center, University of Utah for guidance and support in planning and publicizing the events for this exhibit.

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Healthi4U Kick-off is September 10

healthi4u_iconHealthi4U is an innovative new competitive program for interdisciplinary student teams at the University of Utah.  The goal of this video competition is to create engaging and informative videos related to health.

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Available NOW!! EMBASE Searching for the UU Community

You asked for it. We got it!! The Eccles Library is excited to announce that Embase is now available to University of Utah faculty, staff, and students.

Are you searching for reliable, peer-reviewed information on topics such as …

  • Drug development or use
  • Toxicology
  • Drug safety / adverse reactions
  • Clinical trials
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Medical devices
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Preclinical reports
  • Biomedical science
  • Regulatory affairs

… then Embase is the database you’re looking for!!  Widely recognized as an authoritative source for generating systematic reviews, Embase’s comprehensive indexing of trial and study types, reviews and meta analyses, enables maximum searchability.  Full text indexing with Emtree, the detailed life science thesaurus, ensures that you locate trade, generic and chemical designations for drugs, medical device trade and manufacturer names, disease names and more.

Want to learn more? Check out this brief video tutorial: Getting Started with Embase.   If you would like one-on-one assistance with designing searches or planning a systematic review search strategy, please contact the Library to schedule a consultation with one of our information experts.


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Citations Galore!! EMBASE Arrives at UU on Aug. 1st!

The Eccles Library is pleased to announce that Embase will soon join the growing list of online resources available to University of Utah faculty, staff, and students.

With extensive international journal and conference coverage, Embase is a key resource for generating systemic reviews, supporting effective evidence-based medicine and drug and medical device tracking. Embase includes over 25 million citations from 8,400 journals and offers particularly strong coverage of European literature and titles in the area of drugs, pharmacology, and toxicology.

Why use Embase?

  • For thorough preparation of systematic reviews
  • To complement your Medline searches
  • For guided Emtree subject searching (including MeSH)
  • For basic natural language searching
  • For drug/pharmacy topics including pharmacovigilance and adverse effects
  • To find recent articles, conference papers, and EU journals
  • For extensive search limiting options

Embase access is right around the corner! It will be here before you know it! Contact the Library for additional information or to request assistance in using Embase.

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New Lexicomp App Codes are Here!

Lexicomp App codes for 2015-2016 are here! Send an email from your University of Utah account to to request app code.

Lexicomp is health information content focusing on pharmacology, diagnostic procedures and laboratory tests, natural products, dentistry, infectious diseases, and patient education.

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Bees and Hives and Suits … Oh my! … An Unexpected Monday Swarm

It’s the unexpected that is the most interesting in life, don’t you think?   Monday morning … making your way through email … the phone rings … there’s a bee swarm in the tree in front of the College of Nursing building … not on the list of things to do … not MY area of experience or expertise … but it is at the top of my LIST …. NOW.   Fortunately, we have lots of expertise on campus including the Salt Lake City Beekeeper, the President of the University of Utah Beekeeper’s Association, and the Salt Lake County Bee Inspector.   Of course, with Utah “beeing” the BEEHIVE STATE with the honey bee as its official state insect … well … what did you expect!

IMG_3173The Salt Lake Beekeeper advised us on the situation.  Bees in swarms are actually quite focused on their own needs and not much at all on people.  So they mostly ignored us and went about their business of finding a new hive location – which is what swarming is primarily about.  They stayed in and around the tree for about 1½ hrs and then totally disappeared, apparently headed for a better abode.

Meanwhile, the President of the Utah Beekeeper’s Association, which maintains the new hives on the north side of the Health Sciences Education Building [HSEB] arrived … but not before the swarm had left.   Together we checked the HSEB hives to verify that the swarm had not originated from those hives.   DEFINTELY NOT was the conclusion as you will see from the videos (taken by Richard Beck) as I donned a beekeeping suit for the very first time and assisted (that means mostly watched) as Stephen Stanko (beekeeper extraordinaire) checked and then added a second story (upper box) to three of the hives.   After watching for a while, I got to check and add new accommodations to the last hive!!

You never know what a Monday morning will bring along the University of Utah health sciences education corridor … bees busily swarming, a library faculty member calling in the experts and learning the art and science of beekeeping, and a building manager catching it all on film, while the bees busily buzz by beeing bees.

If you are interested in bees and beekeeping, be sure to LIKE the University of Utah Beekeeper’s Association on Facebook where they will let you know about upcoming events including when they install new hives or inspect existing ones!   And be sure to check out the hives on the north side of HSEB – from the bridge between Eccles Health Sciences Library [EHSL] and HSEB, from the walkway between the two buildings, from the big south-facing picture window on the upper level of EHSL, or from windows on the north side of HSEB Alumni Hall.

Written by: Joan M. Gregory, Librarian and Associate Director for Resources and Facilities

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