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KNODE : new research collaboration tool available at UI

The University of Iowa has partnered with KNODE Inc. to help connect researchers at Iowa and elsewhere and to provide direct links to scientific content.

KNODE is a Cloud-based tool which provides a comprehensive view of a researcher’s expertise. Currently, KNODE is focused on researchers in the life sciences. Researcher profiles are automatically generated from a variety of data sources, including MEDLINE/PubMed journal articles, NIH grant projects, biomedicine patents, and ClinicalTrials.gov.

KNODE automatically generates and continuously updates expert profiles, eliminating the requirement for manual editing. If you wish, you call also claim your automatically generated profile to update certain information.  There are currently 3 million profiles available in KNODE.

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Exam Master added a new mode – Learning

Exam Master now includes a new learning mode.  You can view the correct answer choice and question explanation immediately without generating a score report.

4 modes are available in Exam Master

1. Test Mode: Submit an answer choice for each question and click score to complete the session.  If score report access is allowed, go to My Stats to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses by topical area.

2. Review Mode: Available after an exam is scored in test mode.  Compares answer choice previously selected in test mode in correct answer choice and allows access to question explanations.

3. Study Mode: Review question feedback and access to an explanation upon submitting an answer choice for each question.  A score report is generated using the first answer choice submitted.  Click score to complete the study session.

4. New Learning Mode: View correct answer choice and question explanation immediately and learn the question content without generating a score report.

Exam Master includes material on:

Anatomy
Biochemistry
Cytology and Histology
Internal and Clinical Medicine
Medical Microbiology
Pathology
Physiology
Psychiatry
Clinical Modules for Physician Assistants
Medical Subject Review for Physician Assistants
PANCE/PANRE Certification Review – Updated July 2013
Dental Subject Review for NBDE Part I
Family Medicine Certification Review
General Pediatrics Certification Review
General Surgery Certification Review
Internal Medicine Certification Review
SPEX (Special Purpose EXamination)
Pharmacy Review (NAPLEX)
Supplemental Medical Sciences for Pharmacy
USMLE Step 1 Board Preparation
USMLE Step 1 Medical Subject Review
USMLE Step 2 CK Board Preparation
USMLE Step 2 CK Medical Subject Review
USMLE Step 3 Board Preparation
USMLE Step 3 Medical Subject Review

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Anatomy.tv now available online from Hardin Library

AnatomyTV Launch PageHardin Library for the Health Sciences is excited to announce that Anatomy.tv is now available for our patrons!

Anatomy.tv is an internet-based anatomy tool provided by Stat!Ref which includes a complete set of 3D human models.

Anatomy.tv allows for manipulation and 360-degree rotation of virtual models, as well as filtering different layers of anatomical structure. Additionally, Anatomy.tv links to relevant text, clinical images, diagrams, scans, and videos. Supplementary information such as quizzes, MCQs, and patient information are all available for download.

To begin using Anatomy.tv, simply go to the Hardin Library website and select the tool from the Health Sciences Resources A-Z list.  Direct access is also available at http://purl.lib.uiowa.edu/AnatomyTV.

Please note that access to Anatomy.tv is limited to a set number of users, so if you encounter problems using this resource please feel free to contact Hardin Reference staff at 319-335-9151 or lib-hardin@uiowa.edu and we will provide assistance.

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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.

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UpToDate Mobile App now available!

UpToDateMobileUpToDate is one of the leading evidence-based clinical practice tools available, and has long been provided for University of Iowa students, faculty, and clinicians. Written by a recognized faculty of experts who each address a specific clinical issue, the contents synthesize the latest evidence and best practices.

Now, access to this resource has become even more convenient for mobile device users with the introduction of the UpToDate mobile app.

In order to access this resource, members of the University of Iowa Community can simply register for an account at http://www.uptodate.com using a valid @uiowa.edu email address. Users will receive a confirmation email, after which the app can be downloaded and initiated with full entrée into thousands of topic areas. Note that full-text of linked content isn’t directly available from within the app interface.

The app is available for iOS, Android, and Windows 8.

Please contact Hardin Library with any questions of comments!

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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.

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Measuring Scholarly Impact: Altmetrics and Altmetric for Scopus

Traditional scholarly metrics like Journal Impact Factors do not take into account scholars’ impact in today’s social media world.  This is where altmetrics come in (visit altmetrics: a manifesto for more information). There are a growing number of altmetrics applications out there. One example is the Altmetric for Scopus.

Scopus is a multidisciplinary database with substantial international coverage. When you view an abstract in Scopus, you might see a box titled Altmetric for Scopus on the right side of the screen.  Below is a screenshot taken from the abstract view of the article: Slinin, Y., Paudel, M., Taylor, B. C., Ishani, A., Rossom, R., Yaffe, K., . . . Ensrud, K. E. (2012). Association between serum 25(OH) vitamin D and the risk of cognitive decline in older women. Journals of Gerontology – Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 67 A(10), 1092-1098.

It should be noted that Scopus is not compatible with Internet Explorer (IE) 9 (like ProQuest Dissertations and Theses). IE 9 users should also make sure compatibility view mode is turned on: go to Tools and then click on Compatibility View settings and check Display all websites in Compatibility View.

altmetric for scopus

Altmetric for Scopus is a 3rd party web application that collects mentions on social media and news outlets and counts on popular reference managers for a  particular paper.  The number inside the colored circle is the Altmetric score for the article you’re viewing.  If you don’t see the Altmetric for Scopus, it means this app can’t find any mentions of the article you are viewing in their data sources. Also keep in mind that Altmetric only started collecting content from supported publishers/repositories during the second half of 2011.  Read more on the app’s potential limits on its developer’s website.

Come to Hardin Library on Tuesday, Feb 19th, 1:00-2:00 pm and learn more about Scopus. Register for the class at http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/workshop/ Don’t forget that we offer a class called “Get Started Publishing”. If you don’t see it listed, you can always contact us for a one on one or group consultation.

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Scopus mobile app: Scopus Alert for iPhone

Scopusapp

The Scopus Alert for iPhone app allows you to 1) do keyword search, 2) email, bookmark, and tweet an article, and 3) receive email alerts when articles get cited. Keep in mind that you can only view abstracts, and full-text links are NOT available. A workaround is to email an article to oneself and access the fulltext outside of the app.

Before you download and install SciVerse Scopus Alerts (institutional subscriber’s version) from the App Store on your iPhone, you need to create a Scopus account at http://purl.lib.uiowa.edu/scopus. You will be prompted to enter your Scopus log in and password and your UIowa email when you first open this app. Detailed instruction can be found at SciVerse Scopus iPhone app User Guide (PDF file).

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Scopus is a multidisciplinary database with substantial international coverage. All citations that are in EMBASE are also in Scopus. Scopus also allows you to measure an author’s scholarly impact and to track an article’s cited and citing references.

Come to Hardin Library on Tuesday, Feb 19th, 1:00-2:00 pm and learn more about Scopus. Register for the class at http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/workshop/.

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Problems with Logging into NCBI and Proxy

It has come to our attention that some people are unable to access their NCBI accounts from off-campus.  Occasionally, access from on-campus is also not working. With this problem, attempts to log into NCBI accounts result in the page failing to load completely. Sometimes, there is a notice at the bottom of the screen that you can click to allow the page to completely load, but that isn’t always the case.

It turns out there is a problem with the way that the library’s proxy server is interacting with the NCBI login page.  (The proxy server is what makes the links to full-text work.) The issue is being addressed, but in the meantime, if you want to use your NCBI account through the Hardin Library website, please use the following link: PubMed NCBI. You should use this link instead of the link at the top right of the PubMed website.

Picture of NCBI link in PubMed

Once you are logged into NCBI, you can access PubMed by using the link at the bottom of the page as shown in this image.

Picture of the PubMed Link from the NCBI page

If you continue to have problems accessing your NCBI account or have any other questions, please contact Hardin Library.

 

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Changes to Write-N-Cite and Refworks Webpage

If you are a RefWorks user, you may notice that when you log into your RefWorks account and select tools,  you will see that a new version of WNC 4 was released Jan 4, 2013. There are new features and bug fixes in this version. However, this newest version does not work with Microsoft Office 2013.

Office 2013 users should continue using earlier version of WNC 4 if you already have it installed. You could also use WNC 3 or One Line/Cite View to format in-text citations and bibliographies.

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We have asked RefWorks for an estimated time of release of updated WNC version compatible with Office 2013, and they are unable to project. They have confirmed that WNC 3 will continue to be supported/updated for some time.

 

Also, we have updated the webpage that appears when the RefWorks link from the Hardin Library home page is selected. The information previously on this page has all been moved to a new display format, with a news/updates box at top of page. Note other important link relocation in below screenshot.  

 

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Please continue to contact the reference desk or your  librarian liaison if you have questions or problems with RefWorks or WNC. We will direct you to RefWorks technical support when necessary.