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Database Highlights & Trials, Libraries

October Trials: Gearing Up for Nursing!

During the month of October, the St. Thomas Libraries will be trialing several resources in preparation for the BSN and MSN programs starting next fall. Please look at these resources and let us know if you would find them useful for your teaching and research.

Nursing & Allied Health Database – designed to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of nursing and allied health students and educators. Includes 360 full-length clinical skills videos.

LWW Nursing and Health Professions Premier Collection –  Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins (a major publisher in health field) offers this collection of over 80 core nursing journals.

Nursing Current Concepts and Practices Video Collection – Titles in this collection feature copyrights only within the past five years and are hosted on the Films on Demand (FOD) platform. Highlights include Caring for the Dying Patient (2020), Cultural Awareness in Healthcare (2020), and Clinical Skills Essentials Collection (2021).

Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination – This resource delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for the (Advanced) Assessment or Introduction to Clinical Medicine course. The site features more than 8 hours of video content.

Your feedback on these resources is valued. Please direct all comments and questions to Karen Brunner (brun4952@stthomas.edu)

News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

RefWorks Workshops

Organizing Your Research! Citing Your Sources in Various Styles: APA, AMA, ASA, CAS, MLA, and more!

Learn about RefWorks, the software program that

  • saves you time,
  • lessens frustration, and
  • makes your paper look professional.

You can even insert citations (in-text citations) while you’re writing (really typing) your paper. Then you can push a button and your references list/works cited will print with those articles you’ve already cited!

If you mistakenly use the “wrong” citation style, push a button and change all the citations AND your references to the right one!

Avoid panic. Avoid headaches.

Librarians at the University of Saint Thomas welcome you to a comfortable, hands-on workshop designed to ease your work.

Workshops will be held in-person during Convo hour on:

  • Oct. 7 12-1pm, OSF Library Room 208
  • Oct. 28 6-7 pm, Zoom (link provided after registration)
  • Nov. 11 12-1pm, OSF Library Room 208

If you can’t make these dates, times, or the location, let us know. We’re always up for more.

Please register here.

Any questions can be directed to Karen Brunner (brun4952@stthomas.edu).

Libraries, News & Events

LibKey Nomad: Get to the Full-Text Faster!

Have you ever found an article citation in Google Scholar or *gasp* Wikipedia, and wondered if the library had full-text access? Or perhaps a publisher has sent you links to some articles hot off the press and you just really wish you didn’t have to search for them via the library site to see if we have access? Great news–the St. Thomas Libraries have begun using a new tool called LibKey Nomad. And now that many of us find ourselves working from home, LibKey Nomad will make connecting to full-text access provided by the Libraries even easier!

LibKey Nomad is a browser add-on for Chrome that facilitates access to articles available from St. Thomas Libraries’ subscriptions without needing to go to the library website.  It’s like a shortcut to our GET IT service. And because it is a browser tool, you will know if an article is available before you have to log in to your University of St. Thomas library account. LibKey Nomad is currently only available for Chrome.

To start using LibKey Nomad, you will need to add the extension from the Chrome Web Store. Detailed instructions about installing LibKey Nomad and using it can be found in our LibKey Nomad library guide.

Questions? Please contact Research & Instruction Librarian, Karen Brunner (brun4952@stthomas.edu).

Database Highlights & Trials, Libraries, Science

JoVE Offers FREE Access through June 15

In response to the significant impact COVID-19 is having on the educational community, JoVE is providing FREE access to their STEM education video library collection through June 15. While this access does not include all of JoVE’s content, it does include access to the following:

  • JoVE Core – a video textbook that isolates and visually presents core concepts in Biology and Social Psychology to improve learning comprehension.
  • JoVE Science Education – a collection of simple, easy-to-understand video demonstrations in eight STEM fields
  • Lab Manual – comprehensive, curriculum focused videos for introductory biology lab courses

In order to obtain access, you must use your St. Thomas email address to create an individual JoVE account. Go to https://www.jove.com/ and click the “Log In” link at the top of the page and then hit the “Sign Up” button that is provided. From there you can save the login/password info to your browser or simply re-enter when returning to the JoVE site.

This free access is open to all St. Thomas students, faculty, and staff. Please contact Research & Instruction Librarian, Karen Brunner (brun4952@stthomas.edu), with any questions.

Database Highlights & Trials, Science

A New PubMed is Here!

The new year includes a new PubMed. Don’t worry, it will continue to be the go-to biomedical database with over 30 million citations and growing daily. But gone is the clunky, 1990s-esque database look; in its place the National Library of Medicine promises a modern interface with intuitive search features and responsive design to improve the mobile experience.

Here’s a quick overview of some key features that you rely on for searching, as well as for saving and sharing your results:

  1. The default sort order of results is now Best Match. Best Match uses an algorithm based on several relevance factors. You can choose to toggle results to a Most Recent sort.
  2. Use the Results by Year graph to see trends in literature over time or to refine your search results by publication year.
  3. Use the filters along the left to meet your research needs.
  4. Save your search results to a file, email your results, or send your results to a clipboard. Please note: if you previously had an NCBI account, it will continue to work in the new PubMed (so if you previously saved searches and/or results–they will still be there!).

While Legacy PubMed is still currently available, it will eventually be retired (though no official end date has been announced). The St. Thomas Libraries encourage you to familiarize yourself with the new interface. For the best search experience, please remember to always access PubMed from the St. Thomas Libraries page.

In the meantime, if you have questions or need help with the new PubMed, please contact reference librarian Karen Brunner (brun4952@stthomas.edu).

Database Highlights & Trials

Database Trial: CINAHL Plus with Full-Text

 

The UST Libraries will be trialing the CINAHL Plus with Full-Text database through mid-March. CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) Plus with Full-Text is a comprehensive research database covering a wide range of topics including nursing, biomedicine, complementary medicine, consumer health, and 17 allied health disciplines. Content includes:

  • More than 750 full-text journals
  • Full-text coverage dating back to 1937
  • Indexing for nearly 5,500 journals
  • Evidence-based care sheets

For those of you that are avid PubMed users, CINAHL makes an awesome complement to your research. Click on CINAHL Plus with Full-Text to access the trial. Please send your comments to Karen Brunner at brun4952@stthomas.edu.