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Ask and solve daily problems!

How can you participate?

  • Ask: Identify a problem by using #asksolve on Twitter.
  • Ask: See a problem or design flaw? Tweet it and use #asksolve.
  • Solve: If you have a solution, simply reply to another person’s #asksolve tweet.

We hope that this hashtag will spark ideas for new solutions, especially in the clinical setting. You can view all the questions and solutions on Twitter by searching #asksolve or following @asksolve.

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Hope Fox Eccles Health Library January 2016 Health Lecture

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NEW at the U: Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination


Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination, the online version of the classic textbook on physical examination and history taking, is now available.

The Eccles Library is pleased to offer access to this collection of streaming videos consisting of lessons organized by body systems. Each lesson provides detailed explanations of examination procedures and video demonstrations of specific techniques for basic and advanced patient assessment.

Also included are the OSCE Clinical Skills videos for testing your clinical reasoning skills. Each OSCE video includes a clinical encounter and provides an opportunity to develop an assessment, or differential diagnosis, and generate an appropriate diagnostic workup.

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Class Matters: Book Discussions

class matters book discussionThe Office of Health Equity and Inclusion and the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library invite you to the first annual UUHS Community Read. As we explore various aspects of difference, please join us as we critically examine the impact of class on health by reading Class Matters. Sessions will be facilitated by faculty topic experts.

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January Appy Hour Recap

On Wednesday, January 6, 2016, Appy Hour traveled to the University Hospital’s Pharmacy conference room. Erin Fox, the Director of Drug Information Services, demoed both the web-based and app versions of Micromedex and LexiComp. Continue reading »

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December Holiday Hours

Please take note of our holiday hours, beginning tomorrow!

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Appy Hour- January 6, 2016, 2-3pm

Appy Hour IconCollege of Pharmacy Grand Rounds

Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 2:00-3:00 PM

Hospital Pharmacy Conference room (A-050)

Relax and chat with your College of Pharmacy colleagues for a mid-afternoon coffee and cookie break! Drug-related apps and a few other apps will be shared.

For more information, please visit

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

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December Appy Hour Education Recap

On Wednesday, December 16, Appy Hour Education attendees learned about Apple’s ResearchKit. ResearchKit is an open source software framework for researchers to create new apps for their research projects. The apps can reach a broader audience and engage more patients in health studies. Patients can learn about the study, sign consent forms, and participant in the study all on their mobile device.

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Changes to PubMed Full-Text Linking

New and improved method for finding full-text articles from PubMed. This change, effective December 15, 2015 ensures users will see up to date, real-time information about full-text availability from campus libraries.

Find Full Text Icon

New Eccles Library custom PubMed link is now:
Update your bookmarks and your MyNCBI preferences.

To update NCBI Preferences:
• Log in to your MyNCBI account
• select NCBI Site Preferences at the top right of the MyNCBI screen
• under PubMed Preferences, click on Outside Tool.
• click the radio button next to University of Utah Eccles Health Sciences Library, then Save.

Video: Selecting your Outside Tool preference in MyNCBI (NLM.)

What has changed?

FindIt icon for full text

You will now see the “Find It” icon appearing next to all PubMed abstracts, rather than seeing the old Eccles Library filter icon, “Eccles Library Online” appearing only next to selected abstracts. Clicking on the Find It icon will direct you to full-text article options from the library catalog. When off campus, you’ll be prompted to log in with your uNID. If the University of Utah does NOT have full-text access to that particular article, you will see the interlibrary loan “Request an Article” option.

Why is it changing?

By linking to full text from the library catalog, we are able to provide access to hundreds of additional journal titles.

How does this affect me?

If you access PubMed from bookmarks , update your bookmark to the new custom URL:

If you access PubMed via your MyNCBI account, configure your NCBI Site Preferences (see instructions above).

If you access PubMed from library website, PubMed links have been updated.

Need help? Contact the Eccles Library:

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Available NOW!! Amirsys IMAGING and PATHOLOGY Reference Center Databases

Looking for high-quality medical images for teaching, presenting, or providing patient care? The Eccles Library is pleased to announce online access to 2 new robust collections:

Imaging Reference Center1Amirsys Imaging Reference Center

Medical image library offering a combination of high-quality images and evidence-based clinical text on a wide range of diagnoses and conditions. Designed for use by non-radiologists, the Reference Center includes:

**Imaging recommendations for thousands of diagnoses

**Over 4,000 classic, image-rich diagnoses written by experts and supported by over 40,000 journal references

**Over 72,000 “best-of” images, including x-ray, CT, MR, ultrasound, and full-color graphics across many organ systems and specialty areas



Pathology Reference Center3Amirsys Pathology Reference Center

Pathology image library designed for use by pathologists and non-pathologists. The collection covers common tests such as biopsies, blood tests, urine tests, Pap smears, liver function tests, bacterial cultures, and infectious disease testing. It includes:

**Over 2,100 diagnoses in all areas of diagnostic pathology

**40,000 gross pathology, H&E, IHC stains, correlative images, and colored graphics

**Explanations written by pathology experts, supported by thousands of journal references


Both databases support text and image searching, and content can be emailed, printed, or downloaded to PowerPoint for presentations or teaching.

If you have any questions regarding the Reference Center collections, please contact us at:

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