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eReaders and Mobile Devices for Check-out

The Library has purchased three iPads, three Motorola Xooms, six Amazon Kindles and six Nooks from Barnes and Noble for faculty and students to check out and try. Details available at the front desk.

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Wed, Sept 7 LIFT Forum — Hot Mobile Devices: Tablets and eReaders

The Wednesday, September 7, 2011 Library and Information Technology Forum features Amy Honisett, Peter Jones, Jeanne Le Ber and Nancy Lombardo speaking about Hot Mobile Devices: Tablets and eReaders. Please join us in the Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles Health Sciences Education Building, Room 1750 at 12:05-1:00 p.m. for this program. Program Description: Current […]

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Fall 2011 issue of eSynapse newsletter now available

The Fall 2011 issue of eSynapse, the newsletter of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, is now available online. Issue highlights include: From the Director — New Beginnings Library Champion — Don Blumenthal Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Eccles Library — Part II Introducing . . . Amy Honisett Research Support for You […]

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Finding great eBooks sites

Do you enjoy reading eBooks? Are you looking for good sources of eBooks? The Designers Terminal Design Blog has posted a list of 15 Best Websites To Find And Download eBooks. Do you have an eBook site to recommend? Tell us about it!

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University of Minnesota medical students using iPads

Per the iMedicalApps blog: The medical students at the University of Minnesota’s Duluth campus have all been given iPads to help with medical education — adding to the growing list of medical schools implementing “iPad medical curriculums”. Why the iPad? The University of Minnesota’s Duluth medical school had received a $2.3 million Health Resources and […]

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More mobile medical textbooks

As reported recently in the iMedicalApps blog, two more titles have joined the ranks of mobile-friendly medical texts. Software developer MedHand has created iPhone and iPad-friendly versions of McGraw-Hill’s Clinical Anesthesiology ($79.99) and Current Diagnosis and Treatment in Family Medicine ($74.99). As mentioned in a previous post, having medical texts on a 1-2 pound device […]

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Medical textbook goes interactive on iPad

As reported on the iMedicalApps blog: Ganong’s Review of Medical Physiology, a trusted textbook for medical student education, was just released on the Inkling platform. Inkling is a textbook application that was built exclusively for the iPad platform and features “interactive textbooks” — basically, bringing textbooks alive. The interactivity in this textbook includes helpful features […]

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Disaster medicine resources

Earthquakes, tornadoes, tsunami and hurricanes all take their physical and emotional toll on the victims of these acts of nature. In such crises, anyone with some medical training can be pressed into service to provide care and comfort for the injured. Yet providing this kind of care involves different elements than other kinds of emergency […]

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