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The Medical Library Association (MLA), The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL), and the Special Libraries Association (SLA) believe that equal access to information is a fundamental principle of the Internet.

We value the principle of net neutrality, under which all content, sites, and platforms are treated equally.

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Our organizations oppose any open Internet rules that would allow for a tiered system of access, as is presently proposed in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking under Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

Read the full GN Docket No 12-28 Comments of AALL AAHSL MLA and SLA by our organizations listed above, which I support, made before the Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC , July 8, 2014 GN Docket No. 14-28

 

DEADLY MEDICINE: CREATING THE MASTER RACE

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has made available an interactive version as part of a larger exhibit:

DEADLY MEDICINE: CREATING THE MASTER RACE traces this history from the early 20th-century international eugenics movement to the Nazi regime’s “science of race.” It also challenges viewers to reflect on the present-day interest in genetic manipulation that promotes the possibility of human perfection.

From 1933 to 1945, Nazi Germany carried out a campaign to “cleanse” German society of people viewed as biological threats to the nation’s “health.” Enlisting the help of physicians and medically trained geneticists, psychiatrists, and anthropologists, the Nazis developed racial health policies that started with the mass sterilization of “hereditarily diseased” persons and ended with the near annihilation of European Jewry.

Chilling.

 

New service model

HSL visitors, you will notice that we now have one service desk in the lobby.  We provide the same level of service but have a different look.  Virtually, everything is unchanged, just one desk instead of two. As always, you can contact me by phone, email, chat, or appointment.  Our reference contact information remains the same:

 

Out of the Office

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I will be away from the office until July 1.  For help, please contact ASKHSL@buffalo.edu or phone 716.829.5683 and my colleagues will assist you.  Enjoy the close of the month of June!

Bioinformatics workshops

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Introduction to Blast -  The Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST)  is a combination statistical and mathematical equation created by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).  The BLAST suite offers a set of tools for identifying areas of similarity between various kinds of genomic and protein sequences as well as specialized BLAST tools for Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), comparing sequences, identifying mutations, sequences binding molecules such as drugs and more.

Instructor: Dr. Diane Rein

Location: TBD – South Campus

Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM  Registration:

http://ubtlc.buffalo.edu/workshops/workshop.asp?EventID=2013

 

Advanced BLAST:   This course will be an extension of the Introduction to BLAST building on the skills learned in the Introduction to BLAST.  This course will cover working with nucleotide BLAST, Assigning biological function to your unknown sequence and specialized BLAST functions.

Instructor: Dr. Diane Rein

Location: TBD  - South Campus

Date: Monday, July 7, 2014

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM  Registration:

http://ubtlc.buffalo.edu/workshops/workshop.asp?EventID=2014

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UCSC Genome Browser Workshop- The UCSC Genome Browser permits researchers to rapidly browse a large number of vertebrate, invertebrate, microbial and model organism genomes.  Any portion of any genome may be retrieved at any scale, together with dozens of aligned annotation tracks (known genes, predicted genes, ESTs, mRNAs, CpG islands, assembly gaps and overage, chromosomal bands, mouse homologies, and more).  Users can also add their own custom tracks to the browser for educational or research purposes.  In addition, the Browser provides portals to ENCODE data, the Neanderthal sequences, and is home to the popular sequence alignment tool, BLAT.

Instructor: Dr. Diane Rein

Location: TBD – South Campus

Date: Friday, July 25, 2014

Time: 1pm-4pm Registration:

http://ubtlc.buffalo.edu/workshops/workshop.asp?EventID=2015

 

Pharm GKB - A pharmacogenomics knowledge resource that encompasses clinical information (including dosing guidelines and drug labels), potential clinically actionable gene-drug association, and genotype-phenotype relationships.  PharmGKB collects, curates and disseminates knowledge about the impact of human genetic variation on drug responses.

Instructor: Dr. Diane Rein

Location: TBD   – South Campus

Date: Friday, August 15, 2014

Time 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Registration:

http://ubtlc.buffalo.edu/workshops/workshop.asp?EventID=2016

Free nursing resource for the global classroom

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computer and databasesThe Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare (Jonas Center), Khan Academy, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) announced that 55 new healthcare lessons in 9 topic areas are now available online to supplement the learning of healthcare students, practitioners, and patients worldwide.

To access the free learning materials, see https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/NCLEX-RN.

The first wave of this innovative content made by partnering organizations can assist nursing students preparing for the national licensing exam – the NCLEX-RN® – since 158 sample exam questions are now included among the material posted.

The 9 topic areas areas are:

  • Emphysema
  • Pneumonia
  • Vasculitis
  • Leukemia
  • Pulmonary diseases overview
  • Lung cancer
  • Pleural effusion
  • Non-cyanotic heart diseases
  • Bleeding and impaired hemostasis

Browse and Enjoy!

Nurses – Virtual Lobby Day 6/12/2014

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Participate from your computer! The American Nurses Association is hosting a “Virtual” Lobby Day in Washington, DC.  Nurses are taking Capitol Hill by storm on June 12, both on foot and through fingertips!  Lobby  with the ANA and  help flood inboxes, blast social media, and phone our Representatives on Nursing issues that matter.  Help make a big impact on this ONE dedicated day. Find out more.

ANA Virtual Lobby Day 6/12/2014

ANA Virtual Lobby Day 6/12/2014

Summer Workshops

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StudentsPut a few extra tools in your toolbox.  Take one of our summer workshops.

We offer:

  • No Experience Endnote
    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    B2C Abbott Hall (HSL), South Campus
  • Advanced EndNote
    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    B2C Abbott Hall (HSL), South Campus
  • No Experience Endnote
    Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    B2C Abbott Hall (HSL), South Campus
  • Prezi: Moving Beyond PowerPoint
    Thursday, July 17, 2014 • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    B2C Abbott Hall (HSL), South Campus
  • Introduction to MY NCBI
    Monday, August 4, 2014 • 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    B2C Abbott Hall (HSL), South Campus
  • No Experience Endnote
    Thursday, August 7, 2014 • 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    B2C Abbott Hall (HSL), South Campus
  • No Experience Endnote
    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    B2C Abbott Hall (HSL), South Campus

Top Resources

CINAHL Plus with Full Text

As the gold standard in nursing research, CINAHL provides comprehensive coverage of journal literature in the nursing and allied health fields.  More Info
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Nursing Reference Center

a comprehensive reference tool designed to provide relevant clinical resources to nurses and other health care professionals  More Info
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MEDLINE

Extremely comprehensive, MEDLINE is the leading resource for locating biomedical journal articles. It contains significant nursing and nursing-related research and complements CINAHL.  More Info
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Journals@Ovid Full Text

Scientific, medical & technical-related research; full-text emphasis is biomedical, nursing, and psychology-related research.  More Info
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Evidence Based Medicine Reviews (EBMR)

Provides full-text article and topic reviews. EBMR is an excellent source for evidence based nursing research.  More Info
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PsycINFO

Comprehensively covering the professional and scholarly literature in psychology and psychiatry, PsycINFO is useful for behavioral-related research applicable to nursing.  More Info
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Web of Science Core Collection

This multidisciplinary resource searches several top tier nursing journals. It allows searching of journal articles that cite an author or work, thus, fast-forwarding your research.  More Info
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Databases

Allied & Complementary Medicine (AMED)

This resource searches a selection of journals in complementary or "alternative" medicine, palliative care, and several professions allied to medicine.  More Info
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EMBASE via Elsevier

Covers the effects, use, and administration of all current, potential and experimental drugs, side effects, manufacturers, and trade names of approved and prospective drugs.  More Info
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Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI)

Provides access to information on evaluation and measurement tools used in the health sciences.  More Info
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Journal Citation Reports

Journal Citation Reports allows you to evaluate and compare scholarly journals in all areas of the sciences and social sciences. Results can be used to determine which journals are the most important and influential in their respective disciplines.  More Info
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Journals@OVID Full Text

A collection of full-text journals in the medical and health-related fields.  More Info
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Lexi-Comp Online (HUBNET)

Contains up-to-date drug information, dosage information, natural product information and drug toxicology information.
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National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC)

Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents. Includes links to some full-text documents.  More Info
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Nursing Measurement Tools and Instruments

Cataloging / finding aid of tools used by UB School of Nursing Faculty in their research endeavors. Items may be browsed ON-SITE only in the Center for Nursing Research. Items are not digitized due to copyright restrictions.  More Info
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R2LIBRARY

Health sciences books content with browsable nursing library.  More Info
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ScienceDirect - (Elsevier)

Provides full-text access to several journals in nursing.  More Info
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Encyclopedias

ClinicalKey

Search engine and database of peer-reviewed and evidence-based clinical information resources designed to support physician patient care decisions. More Info
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Gale Virtual Reference Library

A searchable version of the Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health is contained in this resource. More Info
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HUBNET Resources - Electronic Books

Provides a multitude of online reference textbooks in medicine and related fields.
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Nursing Reference Center

A comprehensive reference tool designed to provide relevant clinical resources to nurses and other health care professionals. More Info
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UpToDate

Designed to provide practical, concise information needed at the point of care, UpToDate provides evidence-based answers to commonly asked questions in clinical practice.
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