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Monthly Archives: August 2010

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 …Read More »

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Free medical e-books

According to the iMedicalApps blog: “Kaplan is offering 100 free e-books through iBooks, Apple’s e-reader for the iPad and the iPhone. For those in the medical field, there are plenty of books to choose from. The e-books range from Kaplan USMLE step 1, 2, and 3, to novels about Intern life. These books from Kaplan …Read More »

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Library building re-opens

Our library building officially re-opened to the public on Monday, August 23, 2010. Many thanks to all who worked so hard to get it ready so quickly — Public Services, Tech Support, etc. Tables and chairs have been arranged to restrict access to the stacks due to earthquake safety regulation while on the lower level …Read More »

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Haitian librarians describe earthquake destruction

From American Libraries Direct, 8/18/2010: “On January 12, 2010, a devastating earthquake turned an ordinary day into a day of horror and destruction for Haiti. At the IFLA Congress, two Haitian librarians came forward to tell their stories and communicate face-to-face with various international organizations and individuals who want to help with the recovery. During …Read More »

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Fall software workshops scheduled

Need to learn Microsoft Excel for use in a course? Having trouble with formatting a document in Word? Or are you a Mac user looking for tips on how to make your computer work for you? University Libraries offer a variety of workshops to meet your needs, and Eccles Health Sciences Library offers a great …Read More »

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Free premium mobile software

As noted in the iMedicalApps blog, Epocrates Essentials (usually $159) is being offered free for medical students if you download it before August 31st, 2010. Epocrates offers one free and three pay applications: Epocrates Rx (free) Epocrates Rx Pro ($99/year) Epocrates Essentials ($159/year) Epocrates Essentials Deluxe ($199/year) The free version is available for iPhone/iPod touch, …Read More »

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Trying something new

Our library is fortunate to be hiring for at least 3 new positions, and we are trying something new: a personal invitation from Jean Shipman our Library Director. As of yesterday, our “Positions Available” page has been visited over 1,400 times, and the video has been viewed at least 240 times. Jean has encouraged all …Read More »

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Dr. William Turner presents Evidence-based Practice and Systematic Reviews

Please join us on Tuesday, September 14 from 12:05-1:00 p.m. in HSEB Room 2120 for Dr. William Turner’s presentation on Evidence-based Practice and Systematic Reviews: Practicalities and Challenges. For this Brown Bag presentation (feel free to bring your own lunch) Dr. Turner addresses the practical issues related to writing a systematic review for the Cochrane …Read More »

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