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AccessMedicine and AccessPharmacy Changes

Last week, McGraw-Hill released new versions of AccessMedicine and AccessPharmacy.  Because of this, some of the links to electronic books in the InfoHawk and Smart Search catalogs no longer work.  We are aware of this and are working to fix it.  In the meantime, if you are looking for a book whose link no longer works and you know you previously used it in either AccessMedicine or AccessPharmacy, you can go directly into the resource from the link under Popular Resources on Hardin’s home page.  Once you are in AccessMedicine or AccessPharmacy, click on Readings.  From the Readings page, you will see thumbnails of book covers, arranged alphabetically. Click on the cover of the book you are looking for to go into it.

At this point, we know of three  books which has been removed from AccessMedicine:

  • Current Diagnosis and Treatment in Orthopedics (Hardin owns this in print.  Call number RD 734 .C87 2006)
  • Current Diagnosis and Treatment Otolaryngology (We have ordered a print copy of this title, since electronic access is no longer feasible.)
  • Smith’s General Urology, 17th ed. (Hardin owns print of this edition and of the 18th edition, which is on Permanent Reserve.  Call number RC 871 .S5  2013)

If you have questions about these changes, please contact your liaison, or the Hardin Library Reference staff at 319-335-9151 or lib-hardin@uiowa.edu.


ClinicalKey Now Available!

(We originally announced that ClinicalKey was available yesterday, but discovered some issues with it.  It seems to be running fine now, both on-campus and off, but if you have any problems, do not hesitate to contact us at 319-335-9151.)

Elsevier’s ClinicalKey is now available through the Health Sciences Resources A-Z list, as well as through the All Databases A-Z list.  ClinicalKey will replace MDConsult in mid-January 2014, and includes most of the content currently in that resource, plus more.  All content can be searched through a single search box, or specific types of information can be selected from the top of the screen.

Clinical Key includes:

  • Over 1100 Elsevier biomedical books*
  • More than 500 journal titles*
  • Clinical monographs from First Consult
  • Procedures Consult content and videos
  • Practice guidelines
  • Clinical Pharmacology drug monographs
  • Patient education information

Although ClinicalKey can be used without individual registration, creating an account allows users to use special features, such as accessing PDFs of most book chapters (all books have HTML chapters), saving searches, and creating presentations using ClinicalKey content.

A ClinicalKey user guide is available at http://www.elsevier-data.de/ClinicalKey/ClinicalKey_user_guide.pdf.  ClinicalKey is available off-campus to UI students, faculty, and staff by logging in with your HawkID and password.  Questions?  Contact your liaison or the Hardin Library reference staff at 319-335-9151 or lib-hardin@uiowa.edu.

*Records for books and journals will be available soon in the InfoHawk catalog and the Electronic Journals list.



Keep up with your favorite journals using BrowZine!

The UI Libraries now subscribes to BrowZine, an app that makes it easier to read your favorite journals on your iPad or Android tablet.  Because BrowZine knows which journals the UI Libraries subscribe to, it’s easy to find your favorite journals by title or subject and even to create a personal bookshelf of your favorite journals.  Individual articles can also be saved for reading later. Articles found in BrowZine can also be synced with Zotero, Dropbox, or other services.

Download BrowZine onto your device from the Apple App Store, Google Play, or the Amazon store.  Launch BrowZine, and select University of Iowa from the dropdown list.  You will then be asked to log in with your HawkID and password.  (You should only have to do this once.)  From there, BrowZine will know what journals the library has.  Almost all of the library’s online journals are available; if you find one that is not, please contact us.

You can watch a 2-minute video about BrowZine at http://vimeo.com/52663192.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Hardin Reference staff at 319-335-9151 or lib-hardin@uiowa.edu.


DSM-5 Now Available Online

The DSM-5 is now available online through the American Psychiatry Association’s Psychiatry Online platform.  It is available at http://purl.lib.uiowa.edu/dsm.  The link can also be found by searching DSM-5 in Smart Search or InfoHawk.


Print DSM-5 Available at Hardin Library

A print copy of the DSM-5 is now available in the Hardin Permanent Reserve collection, under call number RC 455.2 .C4 D54 2013.  It may be checked out for two hours at a time.

We have had several questions about whether we will be adding the electronic version of the DSM-5.  The quick answer is yes, we will!  The longer answer is that we have to wait for it to actually be available.  We get the electronic version of the DSM through the American Psychiatric Association’s Psychiatry Online platform.  They have informed us that the DSM-5 will be added sometime this summer.

If you have questions about how we acquire new resources, please contact Janna Lawrence at janna-lawrence@uiowa.edu or 319-335-9870.


Printing Chapters from AccessMedicine and AccessPharmacy

Beginning September 1, 2011, the ability to print a chapter at a time will no longer be available in AccessMedicine and AccessPharmacy.   Printing by section will still be possible.  The following message from the publisher (and copyright holder), McGraw-Hill, explains why:

Last week, only a few days after it had posted to AccessMedicine, the newest version of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine was discovered circulating on a number of digital lockers, torrent sites, and other means of illicit file sharing. A quick examination of the file revealed that the party (or parties) who had created it simply printed every chapter of Harrison’s, then “bound” it as an ebook and started distributing it. Presently, the “Print Chapter” view makes it far too easy to accomplish a task like this.

To address this issue with digital piracy, we will remove the “Print Chapter” option on all Access products. This is scheduled to be effective Thursday, September 1, on AccessMedicine.  However, the “Print Section” option will remain.