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Canadian Case Law Access: Update & Trial

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Several Canadian case law sources are no longer available via our LexisNexis subscription. They include:

  • All Canada Weekly Summary & Judgments
  • All Canadian Digests (multiple source file)
  • Canadian Criminal Cases
  • Canadian Labour Arbitration Summaries & Judgments
  • Canadian Patent Reporter
  • Caselaw Canada (multiple source file)
  • Dominion Law Reports
  • Labour Arbitration Cases
  • Weekly Criminal Bulletin & Judgments

During the next two weeks, the Library will have temporary online access to these and other titles via BestCase, a Canada Law Book database. Trial access will expire on April 22, 2008. During this time, the Library will be assessing how to best provide long-term access to such sources. If you'd like to provide feedback, please contact Janice Adlington, e-Resources Librarian.

For a complete list of Canadian case law sources currently available at McMaster, please consult our How to Find Canadian Case Law guide. Print, online and trial coverage are noted.

Student E-Book Survey

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The library is working with an e-book publisher called "ebrary" to better understand e-book usage and needs among college and university students.

getIt! in PubMed

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Users can now link directly to McMaster subscriptions through PubMed! No more searching for citations manually in the catalogue, or duplicating searches in Ovid Medline!

To use this service, link to PubMed through the HSL homepage or through this URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?otool=icamculib.

Do a search, click on one of the results, and you will see our button in the AbstractPlus (default view), Citation, and Abstract screens. If you are off-campus, you will be asked to log in to your Libaccess account to view subscribed content.

We hope you enjoy this new functionality!

Trouble finding a Biochimica et Biophysica Acta article?

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If you are having trouble finding a Biochimica et Biophysica Acta article amongst the many sections and volumes, these 'decoders' can help:

http://www.cdlib.org/inside/resources/chooseitem/bba.html

http://www.ohsu.edu/library/ejournals/bba2revised.shtml

Happy searching!

Trial Extended: Henry Stewart Talks: The Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection, until April 30th

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The Health Sciences Library is running a trial of a new resource: Henry Stewart Talks: The Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection.

This resource is a collection of over 700 seminar style talks geared towards research scientists, graduate students and advanced undergraduates. All of the seminars have been specially commissioned by leading scientists and are presented in a format of animated slides with synchronized narration.

Please take a look at this new resource and give us feedback through the Recommend to your Librarian form accessible from within the trial website (3rd option in blue-only; takes 60 seconds) or simply send an e-mail to thomall@mcmaster.ca with your feedback and contact details.

The Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection is constantly being expanded and updated and the current trial provides access from March 1st to April 30th, 2008.

Try it now! : http://libaccess.mcmaster.ca/login?url=http://www.hstalks.com/trial

Questions or Comments? Send to thomall@mcmaster.ca

New Popular Reading Collection Website

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Now you can browse the Popular Reading Collection from the Library's website!

The new website for the Popular Reading Collection features a colorful display of cover art, allowing you to browse the full contents of the collection. Clicking on a cover takes you to the catalogue record for that book, where you can get more information about the book and its availability.

Evidence-Based Resources on Ovid

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Did you know that Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews on OVID allows you to search 7 EBM resources at once? Do you know what information is included in these resources? Here is a refresher on what is covered by EBM Reviews on Ovid:

-Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Cochrane DSR): Structured reviews of evidence-based clinical studies, produced by the Cochrane Collaboration, a group of over 40 clinical experts who review hundreds of studies on a wide variety of topics.

-Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CCTR): Contains over 350,000 bibliographic references to controlled trials in health care. Only reports of definite randomized controlled trials or controlled clinical trials are included.

-ACP Journal Club: Editors from the American College of Physicians screen the top clinical journals and provide abstracts of the most clinically relevant, methodologically sound studies. Commentaries on the applicability of these studies to clinical practice are included.

-Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE): Contains systematic reviews on the effectiveness of clinical interventions and policies from databases and through manual review of the primary literature. Full-text summary reports describe the interventions and outcomes studied; the conclusions drawn; strengths and weaknesses of the review; and implications for practice.

-Health Technology Assessments (HTA): Produced by the CRD, in collaboration with Sweden's INAHTA Secretariat, HTA brings together details on ongoing studies of the medical, social, ethical and economic implications of healthcare interventions.

NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHSEED): Produced by the CRD, this database provides cost-benefit analyses about healthcare interventions, with more than 6000 abstracts of quality assessed economic evaluations.

Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR): A bibliography of more than 9,000 references to controlled trials in journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings and reports, and other publications of methodologies used in health studies.

These resources can be searched individually or as a group through Ovid.

Search Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews now!

EBL Access Restored

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Yesterday's problem with placing and approving requests for e-books provided through EBL has been corrected.

All existing requests for loans of EBL books have been successfully approved and Library users should now be able to create new requests as usual.

Unable to approve EBL loan requests

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We are currently unable to approve loan requests for e-books provided through EBL. The Librarian's Portal is not accepting loan periods or allowing loans to be approved, and users are unable to create new loan requests.

EBL has been notified of the problem. Existing loan requests will be acted upon as soon as possible.

ProQuest and Chadwyck databases - scheduled outage

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ProQuest Historical Newspapers, ProQuest Digital Dissertations, and all Chadwyck-Healey databases will be unavailable for a 12-hour maintenance window Saturday February 16, starting at 10:00 p.m. and ending Sunday 10:00 a.m.

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