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Appy Hour, Tuesday, March 17, 2:00-3:00pm

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 2:00-3:00 PM
Synapse, Garden Level, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

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

Featured App: VisualDx

Presentation at 2:15 PM by Amanda Truong, a School of Medicine Student.

VisualDx is a decision support tool for diagnosing visually identifiable diseases. Search directly for a disease or build your case! Come find out how Amanda used VisualDx while working in Ghana; click here to read her eSynapse article about the experience. Continue reading »

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Appy Hour Recaps: December 2014 and February 2015

On Friday, December 12, Lisa Carcelli presented “MyFitnessPal”. This app was used during the University of Utah’s Holiday Fitness Challenge. MyFitnessPal is an all-encompassing health tracker. In addition to the fitness and food tracking options, there are several great features. Lisa’s favorite feature is the bar-code scanner to upload food/drink products into her tracker. Give MyFitnessPal a try! Continue reading »

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EHSL Seeks an Associate Director for Education and Research

The faculty and staff of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah invite applications for an Associate Director for Education and Research. The Associate Director provides leadership and vision for the educational and research-oriented efforts of the Library, including oversight of public services functions. The Associate Director is committed to education and advocates for Library engagement in the educational and research missions of the University through curricular involvement, creating innovative initiatives and programs, and effectively integrating new technologies into outreach, instruction, and public services. The Education and Research division enables and facilitates the educational and research activities of the health sciences schools through outreach, integrated instruction, consultations, research support, and active involvement in the campus. The Associate Director serves as a member of the Library’s executive leadership council and reports to the Deputy Director.

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Personalize Library Tools: ClinicalKey

Why create a personal account with tools provided by Eccles Library?

ClinicalKey logo

Look what you can do in ClinicalKey with your personal account:

* Access PDFs
* Presentation Maker –  select images to create fast presentations.  Instructions to create presentations.
* Save content (from either search or browse results)
* Patient Education materials
* Free CME credits
* Install mobile app for First Consult on your iPad/iPhone. Instructions.

Register and create your personal account  (upper right corner of screen) in ClinicalKey.

Image of Benefits with Personal Account.

Get more options with Clinical Key – Personalize.

Please Note:

A personal account is not required to access ClinicalKey content from the University Network. (When off campus, log in with uNID.)  But the  benefits listed above are accessed only with a personal account created  in ClinicalKey provided by the library.

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Appy Hour, Wednesday, February 18, 2:00-3:00pm

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 2:00-3:00 PM
Synapse, Garden Level, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

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

Featured App: myAir

Presentation at 2:15 PM by Steve Packham, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Medicine, and Toxicologist, Utah Department of Environmental Quality

 “myAir is a tool that calculates the amount of air-borne contaminants that you will breathe into your lungs during outdoor activity and estimates the optimum time period for work, play, or exercise.”

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Attention EndNote Users: new Full Text link

EndNote program users please update your Full Text Preferences “Open URL Path.”

Open URL Path = http://bit.ly/uu-fulltext

Authenticate with = https://ezproxy.lib.utah.edu

 – for Windows go to Edit >Preferences > Find Full Text

– for Mac: go to  EndNote > Preferences > Find  Full Text

Copy & paste URLs into relevant boxes in EndNote preferences:

Image of EndNote Preferences

EndNote Preferences, Full Text Open URL

 

We have a new tool, CitationLinker to find full text on campus.  Read more on our blog post.

Questions or need assistance?  Ask Us!

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New Library Catalog and eJournal Citation Linker in one tool!

Campus libraries have a new Library Catalog to find items available from campus libraries at the University of Utah.  The new Library Catalog offers an A-Z (eJournals plus)  list of full text items, as well as a Citation Linker to find online journals, books or articles (copy & paste PubMed’s PMID or the publisher’s DOI number into relevant box.)   See screenshots below.

Library Catalog home screen:

Find items from campus libraries (Eccles Health Sciences, Marriott, and Quinney Law.)  Type titles or keywords into search box to find all items in all formats available from campus libraries.

Screenshot of new Library Catalog. Decembe.r 2014

Library Catalog new home screen. Dec. 2014.

 In search results, check for online full text by clicking on the “View it” link listed below the title.  See screenshot example below:

Example search for the journal title, Lancet:

Screenshot of Library Catalog.

“View it” displays details (year of access & source) for online full text.

Citation Linker   finds online full text items by Journal or Article or Book.  (Please note: Journal is default search.)  See screenshot below to find full text by article:

Image of article CitationLinker

Select Article tab, then paste in PubMed’s PMID or publisher’s DOI number in relevant box.

Clicking “go” then opens new screen: choose “View It” to see full text options and access dates. See screenshot:

Image of Article CitationLinker full text acess and dates.

CitationLinker Article search by PMID opens full text access and dates under “View It” tab.

A-Z (eJournals plus) (replaces previous eJournals link.)  Use A-Z , linked at top of Library Catalog screen, to find eJournals or eBooks by title which are available from campus libraries.

Screenshot of A to Z lis of online full text.t

A-Z list. Browse or find full text titles – journals or books.

Give it a try.

Contact us with your questions or comments:

email:  ehsl-reference@lists.utah.edu

phone: 801-581-5534

 

Eccles Library home page. January 2015.

Eccles Library home page. January 2015.

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Appy Hour, Friday, December 12, 4:30-5:30pm

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Friday, December 12, 2014, 4:30-5:30 PM
Main Level, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

Relax and chat with your colleagues before heading home for the weekend. Join us for refreshments and conversation. Share your favorite app.

Featured App: MyFitnessPal

Presentation at 4:45 PM by Lisa Carcelli, Special Project Coordinator, Office of Academic Affairs and Faculty Development, Health Sciences.

Are you participating in the University’s Holiday Fitness Challenge? Keeping fitness and health a priority during the holidays can be very difficult. Come learn about an app that can help you stay on track this holiday season and into the new year!

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Appy Hour Recap- November

minna- novOn November 14, Minna Wang, presented an app that her Bench-2-Bedside team created. The app is called CHIMP which stands for “Cultural Health Intelligence for Medical Personnel”.

We were really excited for their team to present at Appy Hour because they won the Library’s sponsored award for Bench-2-Bedside, the “Sex and Gender Differences Award”. To learn more about sex and gender differences, check out our guide.

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Appy Hour, Friday, November 14, 4:30-6pm*

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Friday, November 14, 2014, 4:30-6:00 PM*
Main Level, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

Relax and chat with your colleagues before heading home for the weekend. Join us for refreshments and conversation. Share your favorite app.

Featured App: The CHIMP App

Minna Wang, a University of Utah engineering student, will present The CHIMP App at 4:45 and 5:45pm*.

The CHIMP App was created by a group of University of Utah students during the 2013-2014 Bench-2-Bedside competition. CHIMP stands for “Cultural Health Intelligence for Medical Personnel” and is designed to increase cultural awareness during interactions between health care professionals and patients. The CHIMP App team won the “Sex and Gender Differences Award” during the Bench-2-Bedside competition earlier this year.

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!

Mark your calendar for this time every second* Friday.

For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/UAppyHour.

*Please note that Appy Hour is the second Friday of the month. We hope this new time with two presentations will accommodate more schedules! The same presentation will be given at both times.

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