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ClinicalKey Content Update as of June 11, 2015

ClinicalKey Content Updated through June 11, 2015

Books Added – CK Global




Books Removed

Each year we evaluate all the content on ClinicalKey for currency and accuracy. As books age, we aim to replace them with new editions or, if new editions aren’t planned, to point users to newer books that adequately cover the same topics. For that reason, we have removed several book titles that are old and for which there are no further revisions or updates.

Below is the list of removed titles and recommendations for alternatives that your patrons can refer to for excellent coverage.

  • Comprehensive Hypertension (2007 – Lip) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780323039611; Package/Collection: Flex Only; Recommended alternative – Black: Hypertension: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease, 2e
  • Elsevier’s Integrated Anatomy & Embryology (2007 – Bogart & Ort) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416031659; Package/Collection: Flex Only; Recommended alternative – Carlson: Human Embryology and Developmental Biology, 5e
  • Elsevier’s Integrated Histology (2007 – Telser) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780323033886; Package/Collection: Flex Only; Recommended alternative – Young: Wheater’s Functional Histology, 6e
  • Elsevier’s Integrated Neuroscience (2007 – Nolte) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780323034098; Package/Collection: Flex Only; Recommended alternative – Squire: Fundamental Neuroscience, 4e
  • Evidence-Based Manual Medicine (2007 – Seffinger) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416023845; Package/Collection: Internal Medicine Extended; Recommended alternative – Braddom: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 4e
  • Ocular Trauma (2007 – Banta) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416025597; Package/Collection: Ophthalmology; Recommended alternative – Holland: Ocular Surface Disease: Cornea, Conjunctiva and Tear Film
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Secrets (2007 – Staheli) 3rd ed; ISBN: 9781416029571; Package/Collection: Orthopedics Essentials; Recommended alternative – Herring: Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics, 5e
  • Practice of Geriatrics (2007 – Duthie) 4th ed; ISBN: 9781416022619; Package/Collection: Internal Medicine Extended; Recommended alternative – Brocklehurst’s Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, 7e
  • Surgical Techniques in Ophthalmology: Cataract Surgery (2007 – Benjamin) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416029694; Package/Collection: Flex Only; Recommended alternative – Steinert: Cataract Surgery, 3e
  • Surgical Techniques in Ophthalmology: Strabismus Surgery (2007 – Ferris) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416030201; Package/Collection: Flex Only; Recommended alternative – Hoyt: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 4e


Do you have a question? Reference librarians can help!

ask-a-reference-librarian-buttonHSL  librarians are available help with that paper or research question.  Our summer “On Call” hours are 9am-5pm Monday through Friday.

We can guide you through that research strategy, find the citations you need, help with EndNote, and introduce you to Delivery+ to get all the books and articles you require.


Delivery+ – what it can do for you!

delivery-plus-thStill wondering about that “Delivery+” link?  What is it?  Why should I use it?

Check out this Delivery+ tutorial about submitting Delivery+ requests, and wonder no more.   Used effectively, this service to faculty, staff and students will save a boatload of time and make your research and study life much easier.

(Thanks to Erin Keenan, one of HSL’s Reference Students,  for this excellent instructional tool!)

Journal Citation Reports releases 2014 citation data

journalcitationreportsThe 2015 edition of Journal Citation Reports (JCR) – citation data for 2014 for literature within the sciences and social sciences - includes the integration of a new metric, the Journal Impact Factor Percentile; a Normalized Eigenfactor®; detailed analysis of underlying journal level data; an Open Access (OA) Filter; and a variety of user updates that allow for increased transparency and easier access to a greater amount of data.

This 40th annual edition features 11,149 journal listings in 237 disciplines; 82 countries are represented. A total of 272 journals received their first JIF; 53 percent of journals saw an increase in JIF from last year and 43 percent saw a decrease. Additionally, 39 journals were suppressed to ensure the integrity of the reports. Suppressed journals are re-evaluated after a year for reconsideration in the JCR.

Read more at Thomson Reuters Releases 40th Annual Journal Citation Reports.

History of Medicine on TV!

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Channel 7 reporter Mike Randall stopped by HSL’s History of Medicine on Monday and spoke with Linda Lohr and Pam Rose.

As Linda Lohr explains, the motto of the collection is “chart the future by exploring the past.”   She also adds that the collection would be of particular interest to medical students:

“If you want to learn about the newest and shiniest instruments and the latest techniques, it really helps sometimes to learn about where they came from.”

So come on by, Monday-Friday between 9-5 and watch the video here.

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The Emergency Medical System (EMS) origins and honoring EMTs!

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EMS-Week-StrongJust like smartphones, the Emergency Medical System (EMS) has not always been an indispensable part of the health care system.

The Emergency Medical System was first developed in the early 1970s, and since has grown into an amazingly precise and synchronized service that gives any injured victim a much better chance for survival.

The origins of the EMS network are detailed in the May 21st issue of Circulating Now from the National Library of Medicine, and EMS week was celebrated from May 17th through 23rd to honor the dedication of those who provide emergency treatment on a daily basis.  EMS Strong is a 365 day initiative to increase visibility and further embed these critical lifesaving skills into the healthcare continuum.   Enjoy!


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HSL/APL summer hours May 18-August 30

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summerflowersHSL and APL begin our summer hours today.   Visit the HSL Hours and APL Hours pages for changes.

Mon-Thurs 8am-9pm
Friday 8am-5pm
Saturday 12 Noon-5pm
Sunday 1pm-9pm

Exceptions:  Memorial Day May 25th – CLOSED  Independence Day July 4th – CLOSED

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Therapy Dogs say “Thanks”!

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poster-excerpt-dogsA big “woof” to all the students who made our 8th Stress Relief event such a success at both HSL and Lockwood.    When therapy dogs come a-calling, they need humans to enrich the experience for both.  

If you have any comments about the UB Libraries Stress Relief events, just contact Pam Rose, 829-5722, or  Kathleen Quinlivan, 645-1326.

Have wonderful summer!   We’ll be back at the end of the Fall Semester!  

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University Libraries Proposed Cancellations

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journalsThe University Libraries have identified the following subscriptions (journals, serials, databases) for potential cancellation, effective January 2016:

List of Cancellations (HTML)

These cancellations are made necessary by the rising costs of scholarly information (journals, books, and databases) and by the need to cull lesser-used materials in order to buy new items that are in high demand.

Some full-text content will still be available, however, via third-party (database) providers. Please see our list of electronic journals to check the availability of any particular title.

We are also confident that our Delivery+ program and purchase-on-demand operations will allow us to provide material quickly when you need something we do not own.

The University Libraries uses a variety of factors to identify cancellations, including use, cost and impact.

We welcome your feedback. To ensure that your feedback is factored into decision-making, please email me directly using the address below by May 8, 2015.

On behalf of the University Libraries, I would like to thank you for your continuing support and understanding.

H. Austin Booth
Vice Provost for University Libraries




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New fiction added! Books – just $1 now through May 13th in the HSL Lobby

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OneDollar Eclectic – that’s the theme of our Dollar-a-Book sale!   Choose your books from a nice mix of many subjects from the carts in the HSL lobby area, just to your left as you enter.    Go “green” by purchasing more than one, and use just one of the green envelopes for your payment.

Enjoy now through Wednesday, May 13th.

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