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Friends of the Health Sciences Library Program – Spring 2014

On Thursday, May 29, from 6:30 to 9:00pm, the Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection will be hosting the Spring 2014 Friends of the Health Sciences Library Program. This year’s presentation will be in Abbott Hall, Room B15 and is entitled “A View Inside: The Establishment and Contents of the UB Museum of Radiology and Medical Physics”, given by UB faculty members Daniel Bednarek, PhD, Professor of Radiology and Benjamin Kutas, RT, Radiology Instructor Emeritus. The event will include a tour of the Radiology Museum, also located in Abbott Hall’s lower level (Room B20). Refreshments will be served in the Robert L. Brown Collection after the presentation and tour.

For more information including reservations, please contact Linda Lohr, Manager – History of Medicine Collection at lalohr@buffalo.edu.

 

 

Morse and Maponga Preside Over First Graduation of Zimbabwe Traditional Healers Program

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UB’s own Dr. Gene Morse professor of pharmacy practice and associate director of UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences and Dr. Chiedza Maponga UB faculty member and faculty member at the University of Zimbabwe presided over the first class of graduates from the one year Traditional Healers certificate program.

The UB Reporter writes, “The Traditional Healer Certificate program, offered by the UZ School of Pharmacy in collaboration with the International Education and Research Initiative (IPERI), recognizes the importance of indigenous knowledge systems in Zimbabwe.”

To access the full UB Reporter article click here.

No Experience EndNote

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Need to write that paper?  Need to organize your references?  Heard about EndNote around the water cooler? The Health Sciences Library is presenting a No Experience EndNote workshop this Friday, March 28th from 10:00 a.m. to -11:30 a.m.

EndNote is a computer program that allows the user to organize their references, images and PDFs; search online bibliographic databases; and seamlessly create bibliographies in Microsoft Word. This workshop is tailored for those who have never used EndNote before and would like an introduction to this very powerful piece of software. The workshop will primarily focus on how to download the EndNote software, use databases, such as PubMed, to populate your EndNote library; and how to instantly move references from EndNote into your Microsoft Word documents in virtually any citation style!

Space is limited so sign up today here!

 

 

 

New NLM Drug Information Subject Guide

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The National Library of Medicine has just released a new subject guide for drug information.  Based on frequently asked questions, this informative guide covers a range of topics for the consumer, researcher, librarian or student.

Topics include:

Laws and Regulations

Pharmaceutical Statistics

Drug Codes and Nomenclature

United States Drug Resources

International Drug Resources 

NLM Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)  

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

For the full listing of topics and the scope of the subject guide click here.  Please be aware that some links are to subscription databases and subscriptions journals, however there is a wide array of free information for the consumer.

 

 

 

FDA Approves Pill Camera for Colon Screening

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The FDA recently approved the PillCam ® COLON 2 for patients following an incomplete colonoscopy.  Given Imaging, the developer of the tiny camera states that “It may be used for detection of colon polyps in patients after an incomplete optical colonoscopy with adequate preparation and a complete evaluation of the colon was not technically possible”

To read the full press release from Given click here.

To read the FDA Device/Consumer information click here.

Still Time to Register for Advanced Endnote Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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Have you taken the No Experience EndNote class and mastered the basics?  Would you like to learn more? Then Advanced EndNote is for you.

This workshop is designed for those who have used EndNote and would like to expand their EndNote horizons. Learn more about how to get other references into your library and use the online and app versions of EndNote to work collaboratively or on the go. The prerequisites are a basic understanding of how to add references from a database, through online search or manually, and experience using EndNote with Microsoft Word to create a bibliography. Please sign up for a basic class if you need an overview before attending this workshop.

There are still a few spots left in this Wednesday’s class. To secure your spot, register here!

2014 Undergraduate Prize for Library-Supported Research ($500)

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The University at Buffalo Libraries, in cooperation with the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, are pleased to sponsor the 2014 Undergraduate Prize for Library-Supported Research.
The Prize recognizes students who produce significant academic inquiry requiring use of information resources, the University at Buffalo Libraries and the collections. Undergraduate research conducted by individual students or by student teams is eligible.

 

  • Research in all disciplines is eligible for the Undergraduate Prize for Library-Supported Research
  • Submissions must document use and application of library/information resources in any format (online, print, Web, media, etc.)
  • Research conducted in full or part during the period from January 2013 – February  2014 is eligible
  • Research projects can be presented in any format (print, web-based, media, database, art works, etc.)
  • Prize winning research will be featured on the UB Libraries and Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Web sites

 

One $500 prize will be awarded.

 

For more information and/or to apply, please visit: library.buffalo.edu/research-prize.

 

The application deadline is March 7, 2014.

CVS Stores to Stop Selling Tobacco Products

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CVS announced today that they will pull all tobacco products from their shelves by October 1st of this year and will launch a national smoking-cessation program. They will be the first national chain of pharmacies to make this move.

Read the CNN Health story here.

The Doctor’s Channel – Short Videos for Doctors

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I recently came across this via the CDC.  I had a look and under “channels” there is a section for pharmacists as well as a host of other topics.

Thought I’d bring it to your attention.  The doctor’s channel is based in New York and was founded by David Best, MD, MBA, and Michael Banks, MD and hosts short 1-2 minute videos on a variety of topics with the aim of helping doctors learn from one another.

 

http://www.thedoctorschannel.com/channels/pharmacists/

Holiday Help is Available

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As we head into the holidays I just wanted to take a minute to remind everyone that there is help available should you need it.  Our 24/7 chat service will still be available and we will have limited reference assistance at the Health Sciences Library.  For a complete listing of the HSL hours please click here.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday.  See you in 2014!

 

 

Top Resources

EMBASE via Elsevier

A great resource that provides extensive coverage of drug-related literature and pharmacological information. Coverage includes effects, use, and administration of current, potential and experimental drugs, side effects, manufacturers, and trade names of approved and prospective drugs.  More Info
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MEDLINE

Extremely comprehensive, MEDLINE is a leading resource for locating journal articles relating to medicine and related subject areas, including pharmacology.  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. Tools for identifying drugs and their potential interactions are also included.
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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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CINAHL Plus with Full Text

Essential to nursing research, CINAHL provides comprehensive coverage of journal literature in the nursing and allied health fields.  More Info
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EMBASE via Elsevier

A major biomedical and pharmacological database which gives you access to the most up-to-date information about medical and drug-related subjects.  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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ScienceDirect - (Elsevier)

A collection of scientific and medical journals that provides access to several influential pharmacy and pharmacology journals including Trends in Pharmacological Sciences.  More Info
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Encyclopedias

Burger's Medicinal Chemistry & Drug Discovery

An encyclopedic reference work covering all aspect of drug design and development. More Info
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Physicians Desk Reference (PDR)

An excellent online resource, the PDR provides instant access to FDA approved drug information to include drug interactions, side effects, recommended dosages, and contraindications.
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