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Wiley Interscience Down for Site Maintenance May 24th, May 29th

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Due to site maintenance, Wiley Interscience e-books and e-journals will be unavailable on Saturday, May 24th from 7:00 am - 3:00 pm, and again on May 29th from 4:00 am- 5:00 am.

If you experience any difficulty accessing these resources after the outages, please contact the library.


Library to host faculty blogs and wikis – Introducing the 2.0 Toolbox

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McMaster University Library has expanded their services to include hosting blogs and wikis for interested faculty and staff. The library has installed the popular blog software Wordpress to host blogs locally, and PmWiki to host wikis locally.


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!


Network Access Interruption on Sunday, 17 February 2008

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There will be an interruption of network traffic at McMaster University on Sunday morning, 17 February 2008, between 7:00 am and 11:00 a.m.

This interruption is necessary to enable UTS to move equipment to a more robust enclosure and source of power.

Library electronic resources and web sites will be inaccessible during this service interruption.

For further information, please contact the UTS Service Desk at: uts@mcmaster.ca or at: 905.525.9140 x24357.


eJournals: LWW Legacy Archive content now available

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Available on Journals@Ovid, the LWW Journal Legacy Archive contains older volumes of many popular medical journals that previously were only available in print. Online access makes this content much more usable and widely available to the McMaster community, both on and off campus.

Coverage of each journal spans Volume 1, Issue 1 through the final issue of 1999.

Click here for a list of titles.


New eBook: Status Epilepticus, Mechanisms and Management

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Status Epilepticus, Mechanisms and Management,

Edited by Claude G. Wasterlain and David M. Treiman

Interest in status epilepticus--the most extreme form of epilepsy, involving continuous seizures--has surged in the last 20 years. The book focuses on the two areas in which progress has been most rapid: basic mechanisms and treatment. After an overview of history, classification, and epidemiology, the contributors consider clinical phenomenology, biological markers, pathophysiology, brain damage, epileptogenesis, therapeutic principles, pharmacology, and therapeutic management.

About the Editors:
Claude G. Wasterlain is Chief of the Department of Neurology at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center and Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Neurology at UCLA.
David M. Treiman is Director of the Epilepsy Center at the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix.


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