Systematic reviews are a very important part of biomedical literature and evidence-based medicine, as they provide a summary of the evidence available on a very specific question/issue in medical practice. One of the most important parts of a systematic review is creating the best comprehensive search possible in a variety of databases in order to find all of the available literature on the chosen topic. Embase is an excellent resource for conducting systematic reviews as the database contains literature across multiple biomedical fields from a large variety of countries. There is currently over 30 million records in Embase at the moment!
Stress Relief Week will be back in the Health Sciences Library on May 4th, 5th, and 6th! Stop by the lower level of HSL on those days to hang out with therapy dogs, grab some free snacks, and get a massage. Hope to see you there!
Join us on April 1, 2015 for Open Mic: What Am I Doing in Your Classroom? Students Tell Their Tech Stories, a look at how students are integrating smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices into their educational lives. This event is part of the Digital Challenges Series, sponsored by the University Libraries, UB Information Technology and, co-sponsored by the Center for Educational Innovation and UB Student Life.
The program will take place in 145 Student Union from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm on Wednesday, April 1. UB associate professor Valerie Nesset will give a keynote address focusing on the ways in which students are adopting and adapting technology to address their learning and research needs. During the open mic session, students will share their personal tech stories in brief, informal presentations that will focus on using mobile technologies to improve the classroom experience.
To learn more, please visit http://digitalchallenges.buffalo.edu.
While not required, registration through the website is recommended.
Recently, the blog All Things Georgian wrote an entry about what dentistry looked like in the 18th century. The authors featured some great historical illustrations as well as photos of historical instruments; you can read the entire blog post here.
Don’t forget, we have an awesome History of Medicine Collection in the lower level of the health sciences library which is home to a variety of historical dental instruments like the thumb operated dental drill. There are also plenty of historical dental texts available within the collection as well. Stop in and see the collection Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm. You can also contact Linda Lohr or Keith Mages to make an appointment. Stop in and see what 18th century dentistry looked like first hand!