An Embase trainer will be at the Health Sciences Library on Tuesday, April 19th. She will be holding two sessions:
A beginner or new user session at 9:30 am
A session for more advanced users that have specific questions or concerns at 1:00 pm
Registration is required by close of business Friday, April 15. To RSVP, please contact Deborah Chiarella at firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate which session you would like to attend and provide any questions or concerns so that they can be shared with the trainer in advance.
What is Embase?
Embase is a major biomedical and pharmacological database containing citations, abstracts, and indexing derived from biomedical articles in peer reviewed international journals. It is especially strong in its coverage of drug and pharmaceutical research. Embase provides comprehensive coverage of drug research, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, pharmacy and toxicology, clinical medicine, public health, occupational health, environmental health rehabilitation and physical therapy, basic biological research relevant to human medicine, alternative medicine, and much more.
Embase is a key resource in systematic review searching. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!
Help us update our 48 Good Books and 48 Good Films List. We are soliciting submissions for both Good Books and Good Films from UB faculty, staff and students, and the nominated titles will be voted on by UB faculty.
With your input, our goal is to compile a selection of 48 books and 48 films (including features, documentaries, animation and shorts) that embody the following themes: humanity, justice, environment, innovation, and health.
Please submit titles of books and films that have inspired your intellectual, personal, and professional development, provide a brief reason why these titles are important to you and select an applicable theme. Submit your choices here.
Google Drive: The Basics In this one hour workshop, learn to maximize your Gmail account. Google’s cloud storage service is much more than a backup tool, and this hands-on tutorial will introduce you to the basics of Google Drive. Topics discussed include accessing and organizing your account, creating documents in multiple formats, and collaborating with other Drive users. Since this will be a hands-on demonstration, please ensure that you have a functional Gmail account when registering for this workshop.
Would you like to read short appraisals of current medical research articles? If so, you may be interested in 2 Minute Medicine.
McGraw Hill Medicine has licensed synoptic case reports on medical research published by 2 Minute Medicine (2MM) and have made them available via AccessMedicine. 2 Minute Medicine’s reports cover newly published medical research in a format that rates the level of evidence, includes a contextual overview of the article beyond the abstract, and provides the reader with information and references to other studies or foundational content for comparison, saving time for learners in medicine as well as practitioners. It is anticipated that 2-5 reports will be published each business day.
Find these reports under the Readings header in Access Medicine or by using this link. As always, you will need to enter your UBITName and password to access this resource remotely.
Read even more reports by going to 2 Minute Medicine’s website. They’ve been writing these concise overviews since 2012 and they are all available for free!
If you’ve been in the library lately, you may have noticed some construction on the first and third floors. In early 2016, the group study area on the first floor will be home to a Starbuck’s cart. Furniture has been moved out of the area and the print pick up room is temporarily closed. Never fear! If you need to print, printing is still available. Pick up your printing jobs near the computers on the first floor. Empty stacks on the third floor have been removed to make way for several group study areas. In order to limit disruption, the bulk of the work will be completed within the next month.
Have some free time in January and want to learn about Posters and Presentations, Time and Citation Management, and Storing and Organizing Information? Productivity workshops on these topics are available during the Winter Session on the North Campus. All workshops will be held in 109 Lockwood Library and run from 9:30-11:30.
Registration is required, so click on the dates to register if you are interested in attending.
Increase your productivity by creating effective posters and presentations. This two-hour, interactive workshop will introduce you to general dissemination principles of poster creation and presentation slide shows while providing plenty of hands on experience using infographic software and PowerPoint.
Time and Citation Management will be offered three consecutive Wednesdays: Jan. 6, Jan. 13, and Jan. 20.
Increase your productivity through effective use of time and citation management tools. This two-hour, interactive workshop will introduce you to general time and citation management principles while providing hands on experience using Outlook Calendaring and EndNote.
Storing and Organizing Information will be offered three consecutive Thursdays: Jan. 7, Jan. 14, and Jan. 21.
Increase your productivity by organizing and storing your work using web-based organizing applications. This two-hour, interactive workshop will introduce you to general organizing principles while providing plenty of hands on experience using Google Drive, Dropbox, or Evernote. Bring a jump drive with some of your work to play with.
A Scopus consultant-trainer will be coming to campus tomorrow, Tuesday, September 29th, to give a workshop from 1-2pm in Lockwood Library. The trainer will be demonstrating how to use Scopus to search for, analyze, and compile scholarly metrics and citation data. The description of the workshop is below. Please note that registration is required.
Exploring Next Generation Scholarly Metrics with Scopus
Scopus is one of the world’s largest abstract and citation databases of peer reviewed literature, covering scientific journals, books, and conference proceedings, with access to over 54 million records from 22,000 titles and 5,000 publishers. In this session, a product expert from Scopus will cover how to use the database to find scholarly metrics for evaluating journals, authors, and individual articles. Topics will include next generation journal impact metrics, harnessing unique Scopus author profiles for H index calculation, and new developments in the field of article level metrics.
If you haven’t yet read today’s Buffalo News or yesterday’s New York Times, you may have missed the article “How to Know Whether to Believe a Health Study.” The article is a great overview for patients and future practitioners alike.
Look for human research studies as opposed to in vitro or animal studies.
Determine if the methodology was sound.
Compare yourself (or your patient) with the population studied. How similar are you, or how similar is your patient?
Pay attention to both the reported benefits and harms.
Carefully examine causal claims.
The author goes on to outline what the perfect randomized controlled study would look like and describes the current reality where certain groups (children, seniors, and women) are often not studied. In addition, he shares his opinions on nonexperimental or observational studies. His bottom line is that it takes multiple studies using a variety of different subjects and methodologies to lead to more conclusive results.
Provides full-text article and topic reviews. EBMR is a great source for evidence based medicine researchers. Search across seven resources including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, ACP Journal Club, and Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects.
Designed to provide practical, concise information needed at the point of care, UpToDate provides evidence-based answers to commonly asked questions in clinical practice. Remote access not available for UpToDate.
A search engine and database of peer-reviewed and evidence-based clinical information resources designed to support physician patient care decisions. Includes journals, books, guidelines, multimedia, and drug information. A component of ClinicalKey, First Consult, serves as a point-of-care clinical reference tool.
A database resource that provides students, residents, clinicians, researchers and other health professionals with access to the full text of the current editions of nearly 70 medical textbook and reference titles with updated content and thousands of images and illustrations