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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 (email@example.com).
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), with any questions.
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:
- 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.
- Use the Results by Year graph to see trends in literature over time or to refine your search results by publication year.
- Use the filters along the left to meet your research needs.
- 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 (email@example.com).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the month of February, the UST Libraries will be trialing the GeoScienceWorld (GSW) eBook Collections. The UST Libraries already have a subscription to the GeoScienceWorld database and GSWorld eBooks would be an add-on to that platform. The platform is cross-searchable, allowing users to search eBooks, all 46 journals on the GSW platform, and nearly four million GeoRef records simultaneously.
GSW eBooks are from 10 respected publishers in the geosicences, including the Geology Society of America. Other features include:
- Responsive design for easy reading on any mobile device
- Unlimited access and downloading
- Downloadable, DRM-free PDF chapters
- Downloadable images
- Ability to view larger versions of images
Please try out this database and give us your comments. Click on GeoScienceWorld (GSW) eBook Collections to access the trial site.
This trial runs through February 28, 2019. Please send your comments to Karen Brunner at email@example.com.
During the month of October, the UST Libraries will be trialing the innovative video database JoVE Science Education: Chemistry. JoVE Science Education: Chemistry is a database dedicated to providing simple, easy to understand videos that demonstrate key concepts and laboratory techniques. This trial includes access to the following six collections:
Please send your comments on this resource to Karen Brunner (firstname.lastname@example.org).