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ClinicalKey Updates through November 16, 2015




ClinicalKey Content Updates

November 16, 2015



Books Added – CK Global

Database Tutorials – short videos to help you get what need FAST!

databaseImprove your skills so you can quickly find information for your classes or when you work with patients!

The UB Libraries subscribe to many biomedical databases, each with their own unique search screen. Understanding how to navigate, learning more about the content, and figuring out how to run a search can be challenging when you are strapped for time. Watch these short videos for quick overviews that can help you get started:

AccessMedicine (4:51) – contains a comprehensive variety of materials including leading medical textbooks like Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, quick reference tools, drug information, multimedia, cases, self-assessment, and patient education materials.   Check out Diagnosaurus, a differential diagnosis tool.

ClinicalKey (4:22) – clinical and advanced basic science information that you can search and browse to locate content from books, journals, guidelines, multimedia, and much more covering 30 specialties. Includes point of care information. Look for First Consult content.

Evidence Based Medicine Reviews (3:24) – consists of seven different evidence based medicine databases, including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

MEDLINE (5:23) – the U.S. National Library of Medicine premier bibliographic database that contains more than 22 million references to journal articles in the life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine and health.

PubMed (5:32) – a database of citations for biomedical literature that contains citations from MEDLINE, plus several million other citations.

UpToDate (3:11) – a clinical resource that combines broad coverage of adult primary care, subspecialty internal medicine, ob/gyn, general surgery, and pediatrics. UpToDate is a useful resource if you need quick answers. This resource is only available from computers located on campus or at select hospital locations.

Web of Science (4:28) – a multidisciplinary citation tracking database that can help you can trace an idea over time using citations and cited references. In addition, you can identify highly cited articles.

If you have any questions or suggestions for other videos, please feel free to contact Nell Aronoff , 716-829-5735.

Book Sale in the Lobby through Nov. 29

books-happinessFiction, popular non-fiction, and DVDs and VHS movies are the featured items in our current book sale.  In the HSL Lobby, 1st floor, just to the left of the staircase.  All books are just $1.00.

Enjoy now through November 29th!

Journal Cancellations for 2016

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journalsBack in April, we asked for feedback on the proposed cuts that were precipitated by budget constraints. Titles on the list were included because of their high cost per use. After receiving input from faculty across the university, the UB University Libraries has announced the databases and journals which will be cancelled for 2016.  Please see the message from Vice Provost for University Libraries H. Austin Booth and the full list of cancellations.


The Health Sciences Library was able to retain the seven journals which received feedback from faculty requesting those subscriptions be maintained.

  • Diabetes (print copy)
  • Drugs and Aging
  • Experimental Brain Research
  • Hormone Research In Paediatrics
  • Journal of Nonparametric Statistics
  • Neonatology
  • Xenobiotica

We will be cancelling nine journals for 2016:

  • Canadian Journal of Microbiology
  • Critical Reviews In Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Current Eye Research
  • Diabetes Care (print copy)
  • Genome
  • Gerontology
  • Journal of Asthma
  • Journal of Membrane Biology
  • Technology and Disability
  • In addition to these journals, the BIOSIS database will also be cancelled.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Vice Provost for University Libraries H. Austin Booth at

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Reference whenever you need it!

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ask-a-reference-librarian-buttonLibrarians are On Call throughout the semester to help find that elusive article, teach the ins and outs of our Delivery+ service, solve that pesky EndNote problem, and help find that citation to finish your paper.

Many of you stopped by to say hello during the first week of classes, when librarians staffed our welcome desk.   We’re still here!  Just ask for us at the Information Services Desk.


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Citation metrics, EndNote, Prezi, Google Drive… workshops for you!

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Consider joining us this fall for workshops on citation metrics, EndNote, Prezi, and Google Drive. . Registration is required, so please register using the links at the HSL Workshops page.

Additional workshops are available on the North Campus in Lockwood Library. These include EndNote sessions; database training on SciFinder, Scopus, Knovel, and INSPEC & COMPENDEX; and patent searching for scientists and engineers.

Make your life easier – join us today!

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Virtual Reference Shelf updates

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virtual_libraryCheck the AMA Manual of Style to format those references, or find the diagnostic code for attention deficit disorder.    Both questions can be answered with a few clicks of the mouse when you begin at HSL’s Virtual Reference Shelf.   Jump to the Writing section to find the AMA Manual, or to the Medicine section to locate the link to the DSM-5.   Browse our extensive list which also includes eBook collections and selected databases.

New items purchased since January 2015 have just been added.


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ClinicalKey Content Update July 2015

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ClinicalKey Content Updated through July 13, 2015

Journals Added – CK Global

Books Added – CK Global

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Summer, Suntan and Sunburn – the facts!

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JAMA Online FirstCheck out JAMA’s patient page on Suntan and Sunburn for the best advice on how to treat sunburn, should you be out on the beach a little too long.   JAMA has a variety of patient pages, all free, through their Online First platform – everything from improving survival from cardiac arrest to information about powdered alcohol products.

Enjoy your summer safely!

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