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Have You Tried MedCalc 3000?

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

MedCalc 3000 is an online medical reference and tool set. It offers pertinent medical formulae, clinical criteria sets and decision tree analysis tools used everyday by clinicians, medical educators, nurses and health care students of all types.  Need to calculate a pediatric dosage?  Measure inspiration capacity or lung volume?  Assess risk of stroke?  Determine a newborn’s Apgar score?  MedCalc […]

New IOM Report: Finding What Works in Health Care

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

 The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has released a new consensus report addressing standards for reviews of research of comparative effectiveness. From the press release: Healthcare decision makers—including clinicians and other healthcare providers—increasingly turn to systematic reviews for reliable, evidence-based comparisons of health interventions. Systematic reviews identify, select, assess, and synthesize the findings of similar but separate […]

Jefferson AMSA Sponsors LGBT Health Student Symposium

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Jefferson AMSA joins the Mazzoni Center, Arcus Iris, GLMA,  Drexel University Center for LGBT Health and Philadelphia’s LGBT Alliance of Students Organized for Health (LASOH) as proud supporters of the: 2nd Annual LGBT Health Student Symposium April 15-17, 2011 Building on the success of last year’s inaugural Symposium in Boston, STUDENTS AND HEALTH PROFESSIONALS from […]

April 2 Service Interruptions

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Two maintenance efforts will reduce access to JEFFLINE resources on Saturday, April 2: 1)  From 6:00 – 7:00 a.m. there will be no access to JEFFLINE’s campus-key protected resources. That includes off-campus access to journals & databases, as well as all access to some specialized resources, such as the Jefferson Clinical Image database.   On-campus computers […]

Journal Withdrawals for April

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Over 15,000 volumes of print journals have been withdrawn to date, all replaced by electronic copies. If you’d like to request any of the latest candidates for withdrawal, please contact  Diana Ryan at 215-503-2829 or Diana.Ryan@jefferson.edu by April 15th to arrange for pickup. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 1961-2005 Chemical Research in Toxicology, 1989-1995 Chemical Reviews, 1924-1985 […]

TJU Archivist Featured on ‘Radio Times’

Monday, March 28th, 2011

When radio host Marty Moss-Coane was putting together a program about Chevalier Jackson, who better to invite than Jefferson’s own historian, Michael Angelo?  As TJU Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, Angelo is responsible for knowing the inside scoop on Jefferson’s famous alumni. Jeffersonians claim Dr. Jackson as one of our own, both as JMC alumnus […]

Open Comment Period on Federal Health IT Plan

Monday, March 28th, 2011

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) invites public comment on the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan. The plan, last updated in 2008, addresses the nation’s health IT agenda from 2011-2015. Please make your comments by April 22, 2011. Read the current draft of the plan Contribute to the comment blog […]

HHS Releases National Quality Strategy

Monday, March 21st, 2011

As part of the on-going effort to improve the quality of health care Americans receive, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released its first National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care (National Quality Strategy).  The report is expected to be updated annually. The strategy was called for under the Affordable […]

BioMed Central Adds Bioinformatics & Genomics Tutorials

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

BioMed Central has partnered with OpenHelix, a provider of training on bioinformatics and genomics resources, to incorporate background and training tutorials in BMC journal content. Now BMC journal articles offer links to web-based training on bioinformatics and genomics tools used or cited in research articles, thereby enhancing overall understanding of the content. OpenHelix’s narrated online bioinformatics and genomics tutorial suites are expected […]

DHHS/AHRQ Releases 2010 Reports on Healthcare Quality and Disparities

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

From the press release:  Improvements in health care quality continue to progress at a slow rate—about 2.3 percent a year; however, disparities based on race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status and other factors persist at unacceptably high levels, according to the 2010 preliminary National Healthcare Quality Report and National Healthcare Disparities Report issued recently by the Department of […]

Latest E-Book Additions

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Scott Memorial Library continues to build its electronic book collection, adding the latest new titles from a variety of publishers.  To access any of these, visit the e-books page and use the link in the catalog.  AACN Essentials of Critical-Care Nursing, 2nd ed. Clinical Laboratory Hematology, 2nd ed. Current Essentials of Medicine Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care […]

International Collaboration Produces Greater Recognition, Says Study

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Do you ever collaborate on research with colleagues at other institutions, or in other countries?  Good news on the international collaboration front:   it may win you more recognition and more citations. According to a new study published last week in PLoS One, U.S. researchers who collaborate with international scientists are more likely to have their work cited […]

RefWorks Expands Output Formats

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

The lastest release from RefWorks has greatly expanded the number of journal output formats available for areas of interest to Jeffersonians. If you publish journal articles but have not yet tried out RefWorks for managing your citations and formatting your papers for submission, ask one of the Reference Librarians for a free one-on-one consultation to […]

Publishing History, Free for the Taking

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

The print journal withdrawal is making huge progress!  Once it’s all done, we’ll be able to use the space released on the 2nd floor for the new uses and services you’ve been requesting. In the meantime, if you’re feeling nostalgic for the print, feel free to request any of the following titles that are about […]

ScienceDirect Journals, Scopus Unavailable Sunday Morning

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

On Sunday, March 13, the Scopus database and all journals supplied by ScienceDirect will be down for scheduled maintenance. Publisher Elsevier predicts the maintenance window should be short:  3:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.  With any luck, most of us will be sleeping in and never notice it. If, however, you do experience problems with Elsevier resources over the course […]