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New Resource: The Medical Letter (site license) and its Mobile App

Hardin Library for the Health Sciences now has a site license for the Medical Letter at http://purl.lib.uiowa.edu/MedLetter.  Medical Letter can also be found on the Health Sciences Resources A-Z http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/az.php .

The Medical Letter’s home page shows the current issue of The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics.

  • To view full text articles and to find the  Download PDF link, click on the title of the article.
  • Use the navigation links on the left side of the screen to access other contents, including previous issues, continue education (CME/CE), Drugs for Parasitic Infections, and The Handbook of Antimicrobial Therapy.

Note that the library also has print copies of the Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics, Drugs for Parasitic Infections, and Handbook of Antimicrobial Therapy. Search InfoHawk Catalog  for more information.

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The library’s site license also allows access to the Medial Letter mobile app.

  1. Go to http://purl.lib.uiowa.edu/MedLettermedical letter app
  2. Click the Mobile Apps link under Products on the left side of the screen.
  3. Fill in the registration form using your Iowa email to set up a password.
  4. Open the App/Play Store on your mobile device, search for “the Medical Letter” and install at no charge.
  5. Log in with the password you created earlier.

Questions? Comments? Email us at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu or call (319) 335-9151.

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ClinicalKey available for iOS and Android mobile devices

screen shot clinicalkey mobile ClinicalKey provides access to more than 1100 medical texts published by Elsevier, articles from more than 500 journals, practice guidelines, drug information, and patient education handouts. Users must log in to (free for UI affiliates) personal accounts to download PDFs.

1. Open the App Store on your mobile device.
2. Search for “ClinicalKey” and install at no charge.
3. Once in the app, two options will appear – Click on ClinicalKey.
4. Enter your username and password used for accessing PDFs.
If you do not have a username and password yet, follow steps 5-7.
5. Go to http://purl.lib.uiowa.edu/clinicalkey
6. Click on the Register link at the top right of the screen.
7. Create a personal account using your Iowa email.
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EndNote X7 for MAC now works with Microsoft Word 2016

endnote_logoGood news!  EndNote X7 for the Mac now works with Microsoft Word 2016.  When you open the desktop version of EndNote, it should tell you that that there is an update available, but you can also select Check for Updates in the EndNote X7 dropdown menu.  EndNote Basic (the online only version) will also prompt you to install the new Cite While You Write plug-in for Word.  Whether you are using the desktop or online version, you also need to have the latest version of Word 2016  (currently version 15.18) installed.

Once Word and EndNote are both updated, the EndNote Cite While You Write tools should appear as a tab in Word. The first time you launch Word 2016 after updating EndNote, you will be asked to “grant access” to an EndNote .plist file. Simply click Grant Access; you should not be asked this again.

More information about the update, including some troubleshooting in case the tools do not automatically appear in Word, can be found at http://endnote.com/kb/138936.  More information about updating Word, with a more complete explanation about “granting access,” is at http://endnote.com/kb/138936.

If you have questions about EndNote, please contact your Library Liaison or Janna Lawrence.

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2 Minute Medicine now available

2mm2 Minute Medicine is now available from Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.  Go to AccessMedicine, and look under Readings.

2 Minute Medicine®  provides concise, curated, and authoritative medical reports of breaking medical literature as well as seminal studies in medicine.  Practicing healthcare professionals write these reports.

Topics include chronic disease, emergency, imaging and intervention, oncology, preclinical studies, and public health.

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New journals in Emergency Medicine, Urology, Psychiatry available in ClinicalKey

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Searching for Food, Diet & Nutrition in PubMed Just Got A Lot Easier!

By Eric Rumsey, Janna Lawrence and Xiaomei Gu

As we’ve written earlier, the way that nutrition, food and diet subjects have been arranged in the MeSH tree explosion system has made it tricky to do comprehensive, all-inclusive searching. This has been the case because the three subjects have been in different places in the MeSH tree structure, so that each of them had to be searched separately, and then combined together to cover the subject. It’s likely that many people have searched only for “nutrition,” since that seems to them like the most general term to cover the field. By doing this, however, they have been missing citations on “food” and “diet,” which actually are much larger explosions in the MeSH tree structure than “nutrition.”

We are happy to report that the newly released MeSH changes for 2016 do have a new explosion that goes a long way to fixing the problem:

Diet, Food, and Nutrition [MeSH page]
… Beverages +
… Food +
… Nutritional Physiological Phenomena +
… … Diet+

This is a great advance! It’s no longer necessary to search nutrition, food and diet subjects because they’re now together in the new explosion –  Click here to see the results of  a search of the new explosion.

There are still a few nutrition-food-diet subjects that the new MeSH explosion does not cover (that are included in our hedge) but for most we recommend the new explosion highly!

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DynaMed Upgraded to DynaMed Plus

Hardin Library recently upgraded to DynaMed Plus (http://purl.lib.uiowa.edu/ebsco/dynamed).  DynaMed Plus features a new, cleaner interface, an improved search engine, and an easier-to-use navigation panel on the left side of each topic.  Topics now (or will soon) feature a section called Overview and Recommendations at the beginning, providing quick background information and graded, evidence-based management recommendations.  Longer, more in-depth information then follows. ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes are given for each condition and guidelines and patient information are available. Drug content, such as medication management and lab recommendations, is now provided by Micromedex. More than 4000 graphics and images are included in DynaMed Plus to aid diagnosis and treatment.

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Dynamed Plus also has an improved mobile app, available for iOS and Android devices. Click on Mobile Use – Get the DynaMed Plus Mobile App in the lower left corner of DynaMed’s search page for more information.

For more information, contact your Hardin Library liaison or Hardin Reference staff at 319-335-9150 or lib-hardin@uiowa.edu.