Users can now link directly to McMaster subscriptions through PubMed! No more searching for citations manually in the catalogue, or duplicating searches in Ovid Medline!
To use this service, link to PubMed through the HSL homepage or through this URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?otool=icamculib.
Do a search, click on one of the results, and you will see our button in the AbstractPlus (default view), Citation, and Abstract screens. If you are off-campus, you will be asked to log in to your Libaccess account to view subscribed content.
We hope you enjoy this new functionality!
If you are having trouble finding a Biochimica et Biophysica Acta article amongst the many sections and volumes, these 'decoders' can help:
Draft Report of Public Health Implications of Hazardous Substances in 26 U.S. Great Lakes Areas of Concern Released
Under pressure from the US Congress, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a draft report of Public Health Implications of Hazardous Substances in 26 U.S. Great Lakes Areas of Concern Released.
The Health Sciences Library is running a trial of a new resource: Henry Stewart Talks: The Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection.
This resource is a collection of over 700 seminar style talks geared towards research scientists, graduate students and advanced undergraduates. All of the seminars have been specially commissioned by leading scientists and are presented in a format of animated slides with synchronized narration.
Please take a look at this new resource and give us feedback through the Recommend to your Librarian form accessible from within the trial website (3rd option in blue-only; takes 60 seconds) or simply send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your feedback and contact details.
The Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection is constantly being expanded and updated and the current trial provides access from March 1st to April 30th, 2008.
Questions or Comments? Send to email@example.com
Did you know that Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews on OVID allows you to search 7 EBM resources at once? Do you know what information is included in these resources? Here is a refresher on what is covered by EBM Reviews on Ovid:
-Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Cochrane DSR): Structured reviews of evidence-based clinical studies, produced by the Cochrane Collaboration, a group of over 40 clinical experts who review hundreds of studies on a wide variety of topics.
-Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CCTR): Contains over 350,000 bibliographic references to controlled trials in health care. Only reports of definite randomized controlled trials or controlled clinical trials are included.
-ACP Journal Club: Editors from the American College of Physicians screen the top clinical journals and provide abstracts of the most clinically relevant, methodologically sound studies. Commentaries on the applicability of these studies to clinical practice are included.
-Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE): Contains systematic reviews on the effectiveness of clinical interventions and policies from databases and through manual review of the primary literature. Full-text summary reports describe the interventions and outcomes studied; the conclusions drawn; strengths and weaknesses of the review; and implications for practice.
-Health Technology Assessments (HTA): Produced by the CRD, in collaboration with Sweden's INAHTA Secretariat, HTA brings together details on ongoing studies of the medical, social, ethical and economic implications of healthcare interventions.
NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHSEED): Produced by the CRD, this database provides cost-benefit analyses about healthcare interventions, with more than 6000 abstracts of quality assessed economic evaluations.
Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR): A bibliography of more than 9,000 references to controlled trials in journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings and reports, and other publications of methodologies used in health studies.
These resources can be searched individually or as a group through Ovid.
Search Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews now!
Yesterday's problem with placing and approving requests for e-books provided through EBL has been corrected.
All existing requests for loans of EBL books have been successfully approved and Library users should now be able to create new requests as usual.
We are currently unable to approve loan requests for e-books provided through EBL. The Librarian's Portal is not accepting loan periods or allowing loans to be approved, and users are unable to create new loan requests.
EBL has been notified of the problem. Existing loan requests will be acted upon as soon as possible.
The Health Sciences Library will be closed on Saturday, 23 February 2008, because of an electrical shutdown in our area of the Health Sciences Centre.
eResources will remain available through the library catalogue even though the Health Sciences Library web pages will not be accessible until after 5:00pm on Saturday.
To access eResources while the HSL web page is inaccessible, go to http://libcat.mcmaster.ca or http://morris.mcmaster.ca and search the title of the resource you wish to access, or use the libraries homepage at: http://library.mcmaster.ca to locate resources.
If you have questions, please contact: Tom Flemming, Head of Public Services, McMaster University Health Sciences Library at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or at: 905.525.9140 x22321.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers, ProQuest Digital Dissertations, and all Chadwyck-Healey databases will be unavailable for a 12-hour maintenance window Saturday February 16, starting at 10:00 p.m. and ending Sunday 10:00 a.m.