UpToDate Anywhere is now available to UT Students, Residents, Staff, and Physicians



The College of Medicine and Life Sciences is pleased to announce the availability of UpToDate Anywhere, providing access to the information you want and need both on and off-campus.  Off-campus access is available through the Mulford Library web page at http://www.utoledo.edu/library/mulford/.  The UpToDate app for both Android and iOS is available at http://libguides.utoledo.edu/ld.php?content_id=28685227 and in the University’s academic and clinical virtual computer lab environments, http://www.utoledo.edu/it/VLab/.

About UpToDate/ UpToDate Anywhere
UpToDate is a popular information source because of its ease of use and wide range of article topics:

  • Summaries and treatment recommendations for over 10,500 topics in 24 specialties
  • “Practice Changing Updates” highlighting critical research that changes how you treat patients today
  • “What’s New” summaries of important new findings by specialty
  • Over 425,000 references, with links to PubMed and the full-text articles where our subscriptions permit
  • Medical calculators
  • Patient information covering over 1,500 topics
  • A select drug database of more than 5,600 unique drug entries (in partnership with Lexicomp), including adult, pediatric, and international drugs and a drug interactions tool that provides graded adverse reaction information between drug-to-drug and drug-to-herb interactions.
  • CME/CE/CPD credits accrued onsite or remotely
    Clinicians may accrue credit when researching a clinical question using UpToDate Anywhere, both onsite or via a mobile device.

Getting Help with UpToDate Anywhere
Contact UpToDate by emailing customerservice@uptodate.com<mailto:customerservice@uptodate.com using the subject line UpToDate Anywhere, or call 1-800-998-6374,
The University of Toledo IT Help Desk on the Health Science Campus (419) 383-2400
or on Main Campus (419) 530-2400.

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Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2017


From the Website

Happy Fair Use / Fair Dealing Week! This annual event runs from February 20 – February 24, 2017.

Fair use (United States) and fair dealing (Canada, Australia, etc.) provide exceptions to copyright. Why are we celebrating? The event’s official website describes the impact:

“Fair use and fair dealing are essential limitations and exceptions to copyright, allowing the use of copyrighted materials without permission from the copyright holder under certain circumstances. Fair use and fair dealing are flexible doctrines, allowing copyright to adapt to new technologies. These doctrines facilitate balance in copyright law, promoting further progress and accommodating freedom of speech and expression.”

In the United States, examples of fair use are seen every day. Our 2016 blog post lists some examples. Since last year’s event, some cases related to fair use were in the news and discussed online:

The above list is not comprehensive. Search or browse through outcomes of more fair use cases through the U.S. Copyright Office Fair Use Index.

For more information about fair use, see information from United States Copyright Office and the UCF Libraries’ Scholarly Communication Copyright page.


Related UToledo library links



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Mulford Hours for Martin Luther King, Jr., Day

We will be open our regular hours (7:30 am – midnight) on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 16.

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10 clever tips for promoting your research online

By Josh Clark at Altmetric (15 November 2016)

10 clever tips for promoting your research online

Promoting your research online is vital if you need to provide evidence of the online engagement for your work, particularly when applying for promotion or tenure and funding. In this post I’ll be sharing the tips as well as the tools you’ll need to spread the word about your work and efficiently manage your online reputation.

1. Put together a strategy

Like all good plans it’s best to start by thinking about who you want to reach! Begin by thinking about which researchers and other audiences will be interested in your work; the disciplines they work in and where they can be found. Are they within your institution, or somewhere further afield?

(The article outlines more tips as writing a summary, making your data available, and getting social)

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Writing Center Hours resume Tuesday, January 17 at the Mulford Library

writingThe UT Writing Center is closed during break.  The center will resume services

  • Here (Mulford Library)
    Tuesday, January 17
  • Carlson Library, Main Campus
    Monday, January 16
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New site searches multiple venues for health services research

New Health Services Research ONESearch

From the 2016 December 22 Technical bulletin (US National Library of Medicine)

In December 2016, the National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) released NICHSR ONESearch. This consolidated search site allows researchers to search two unique databases and two specialized web portals with one simple search:


Search for a word or phrase (see Figure 1). Note: Use double quotes to search for phrases; Boolean operators are allowed.

onesearch search for public health accreditation.
Figure 1: NICHSR ONESearch search for “public health accreditation.”

Your search results are ranked by relevance. The application of origin is in parenthesis after the title of the article/resource (see Figure 2).

Search results with application of origin.
Figure 2: Search results with resource of application.”

In the left sidebar, use “refine by Application” to explore results from that resource more specifically (see Figure 3).

refine by Application sidebar.
Figure 3: Refine by Application sidebar.

For example, clicking on the link to PHPartners displays the 78 items identified on that site. You can then search further using the categories and fields specific to that resource (see Figure 4).

refine by Application sidebar.
Figure 4: Refine by Application sidebar.

To return to your original NICHSR ONESearch results, click the “x” in the breadcrumbs above your search results or next to the name of the chosen application (see Figure 5).

Return to ONESearch results.
Figure 5: Return to ONESearch results.

NICHSR ONESearch will return the same results as a similar search within each of the individual resources. Please note that only HSRProj utilizes MeSH indexing within its records. The ONLY way to search HSRProj using MeSH is to go directly to HSRProj. The unified resource is intended to complement HSR and public health literature in PubMed and the journals in the NLM Catalog by providing access to curated grey literature.

Searching Help

See the Search Tips for NICHSR ONESearch FAQ for additional information.


We welcome your feedback. Please send your comments and questions to: NLM Customer Service with “NICHSR ONESearch” in the subject field.

By Patricia Gallagher and Lisa Lang
National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology

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Furry friends help students de-stress at Mulford

During Finals Week at Mulford, students had the opportunity to de-stress and unwind with the assistance of certified therapy dogs.  A huge thank you goes out to Porshia, Murphy, Oreo, Benny, Brady, and their handlers, for visiting Mulford and bringing several smiles to students’ faces!

Animal-assisted therapy is a burgeoning area of research in several healthcare settings. There is even a Medical Subject Heading Term (MeSH) for it.  A broad search in the PubMed database reveals several research articles on the topic.


Porshia greets students at the Mulford Library

Porshia is a familiar face at UTMC, where she visits patients undergoing treatment at the Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center.  You can read more about Porshia in the UT News. Porshia’s owner and handler Jane Ann Zeigler-Wentz states: “Porshia is intelligent, intuitive and well-behaved.”  You can follow Porshia’s daily activities via her Instagram page @porshia_the_therapy_dog.

Murphy, Oreo, Benny and Brady also regularly visit patients in hospitals and other healthcare settings across northwest Ohio.


Therapy dog Benny cuddles with a student

In fact, this was not the first time any of them had visited a library!  They also regularly participate in a program at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library where children can read to therapy dogs.  Books and dogs.  Now that’s a perfect combination!

We hope you enjoyed their visit, and were able to sneak in a well-deserved study break.

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Study Break Schedule

Take care of yourself this week. Take a break from studying!

Monday, December 12

  • 2:00-3:00 pm:    Study snacks provided by COMLS Alumni Affiliate in the AEC (5th floor)

Tuesday, December 13

  • 2:00-3:00 pm:    Study snacks provided by COMLS Alumni Affiliate in the AEC (5th floor)
  • 4:00-6:00 pm:    Study break with therapy dog Porshia in MLB 420

Wednesday, December 14

  • 2:00-3:00 pm:    Study snacks provided by COMLS Alumni Affiliate in the AEC (5th floor)
  • 4:00-6:00 pm:    Study break with therapy dogs Murphy and Oreo in MLB 420

Thursday, December 15

  • 2:00-3:00 pm:    Study snacks provided by COMLS Alumni Affiliate in MLB 420
  • 4:00-6:00 pm:    Study break with therapy dog Brady in MLB 420
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Fall 2016 Exam Week Therapy Dogs for Destressing!

We will have therapy dogs in room 420 Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the Mulford Library (Room 420)  from 4:00 -6:00 pm. (Different dogs every day!)

Porshia is a certified therapy dog through Therapy Dogs International (TDI), the oldest and largest therapy dog organization in the United States. She is very much a vital part of the Dana Cancer Center and UTMC team and has been since March of 2014.  She is a medium multigen Australian Labradoodle and will be 4 years old this coming February.therapy-dogs-at-mulford

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2016 Fall Exam Week Hours with additional information


Hours from Dec 9 to Dec 15

Friday, Dec 9 7:30 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday, Dec 10 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday, Dec 11 8:00 am – 1:00 am

Monday, Dec 12 7:30 am – 1:00 am
Thursday Dec 15

On Friday, December 16, we start reduced hours for winter break.

Here is some additional information about exam week (Dec 10-15)

  • In addition to our extended hours for exam week, HEB 100 will also available for open study for students until 1:00 am on Saturday, December 10 through Thursday, December 15. An ID badge is required to enter.
  • There are no Writing Center office hours next week

In terms of study breaks:

  • The COMLS Alumni Affiliate is providing study snacks from 2:00-3:00 pm Monday through Wednesday in the Academic Enrichment Center and Thursday 2:00-3:00 pm in MLB 420.


  • We will have therapy dogs in room 420 Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in MLB 420 from 4:00 -6:00 pm. (Different dogs every day!)
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