National Library of Medicine (free) Resources for Nurses

From the 15 August 2016 NLM Technical Bulletin

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers support to nurses and nursing research by providing diverse resources. To learn more about these resources, please see the following:

NLM Resources for Nurses Videos
nlmnursestutorial

Three “NLM Resources for Nurses” videos highlight free, online resources for nursing research, patient education, and drug information:

PubMed for Nurses Tutorial
pubmednursestutorial

The PubMed for Nurses Tutorial was created specifically to help nurses efficiently find literature using PubMed.  The five videos with exercises to test your knowledge were designed to be completed in less than 30 minutes.

Additional Resources

Subscribe to the NLM YouTube Channel for more videos on quality health resources.  Find educational resources for NLM products and services from the Learning Resources database.

Other resources include MedlinePlus, PubMed, ClinicalTrials.gov, Genetics Home Reference, AIDSource, and subject guides.

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Great websites and blogs for #ResearchIntegrity

ethics_integrityFrom their About Page

Ethics and Integrity in research (E&I) is a European initiative to promote research integrity, good scientific practices, and women in STEM. E&I was initiated by a woman scientist who refused unethical practices in EU-funded research projects, mainly in Germany.

E&I provides practical advices, valuable information and access to multiple resources on research integrity and ethics. We aim to promote the values of ethics and scientific integrity among researchers, editors, authors, and members of scientific integrity offices

 

USA selections include

    • Retraction Watch - Postings on discovered retractions. Authors admit they cannot cover the estimated 500-600 retractions which occur annually
    • Plagiarism Today - a site targeted at Webmasters and copyright holders regarding the issue of plagiarism online. Though it deals with many legal issues, in particular the DMCA and copyright law, it is not a legal blog and is, instead, a blog regarding a societal ill the effects may never be fully understood or comprehended. More about their goals at the About Page.
    • Ethics Beyond Compliance – Site emphasizes their ethics training programs.
      Includes some blog items.

Additional Resources from Ethics and Integrity

 

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Labor Day Weekend Hours

Here are our hours for Labor Day weekend:

Saturday Sept 3:  7:30 am – 9:00 pm (regular hours)

Sunday Sept 4:  9:00 am – 12:00 am (regular hours)

Monday Sept 5: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am (reduced hours)

Have a fun, relaxing, and safe holiday weekend!

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Mulford Library – The place to go for not only information, but also tutoring in writing and academic enrichment.

The Mulford Library is the place to go for your information, coursework, and research needs. Please do not hesitate to contact the following when needs arise. We are all here for your academic and research success!

  • Mulford librarians are available for consultation in locating information and resources related to your research and coursework. We also are happy to work with you with basic and advanced EndNote questions as well as literature searches. Click here for the many ways we can be contacted.
  • The Academic Enrichment Center (6th floor of the library) provides academic support services for students in the Health Science professional programs by facilitating student engagement and collaboration, fostering self directed learning, and providing resources which contribute to student academic success.
  • The Writing Center provide face-to-face tutoring for writers in all disciplines working on various types of writing projects. Present hours at the Mulford Library are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4pm to 6pm.
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Altmetrics at ScienceDirect – a real time companion to citation metrics

The article level metric is the measurement of the impact and influence an article has in the world of research. Data collected from mainstream and social media is used to determine what type and how much peer-attention a research article is receiving.

A list of journals which currently offer article level metrics can found here.

The article level metrics include:

Badge A colored-coded bar that offers an at-a-glance breakdown of the article’s Altmetric score and the sources in which the mentions were found.
Altmetric Score A computation of three factors:

  • Volume – The number of times the article is mentioned.
  • Source – The significance of the media.
  • Author – The level of influence of the author of each mention.
Sources Altmetric tracks mentions of articles from a variety of sources in several categories, including:

  • Mainstream media outlets
  • Blogs
  • Policy documents
  • Multimedia
  • Online reference managers
  • Manual additions and other sources
  • Social media, including Twitter
View more details A link to additional article information and specific source counts, including the number of readers and their geographic information to show the reach of the article.
Note
  • In ScienceDirect, the metrics bar is displayed for journal articles that have an Altmetric score greater than 0 (zero).
  • Metric data is provided by Altmetric.com.
Late last year the ScienceDirect Blog included a related article,

Article level metrics: a valuable way to gauge an article’s real-time impact. It outlined how traditional citation metrics can be complemented by real time engagment via social media (As twitter).

For articles in participating journals, ScienceDirect displays a Metrics tab where you’ll see an overview of the article’s citations, Altmetric score (a weighted count of attention) and sources of mentions. You can evaluate where the article is making an impact, in what context and whom it’s influencing, right alongside available Scopus citation metrics.

ScienceDirect screen shot 2

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September – Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month

From their toolkit
(also see more information at Fruits and Veggies – More Matters)

Eating fruits and vegetables has many health benefits. People who eat a healthy,balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables can help lower their risk for:
•Some types of cancer
•Heart disease, including heart attack and stroke
•Type 2 diabetes
•High blood pressure
•Obesity
However,many people don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables.
•Fewer than 1 in 4 adults eat the recommended amount of fruits every day
•Fewer than 1 in 7 adults eat the recommended amount of vegetables every day

The good news? Communities, health professionals, businesses, and families can work together to encourage people to eat more fruits and vegetables. Make a difference: Spread the word about tips for healthy eating and encourage  communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved.
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NLM (National Library of Medicine) Resources for Nurses

From the NLM Tech Bull. 2016 Jul-Aug;(411):e4.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers support to nurses and nursing research by providing diverse resources. To learn more about these resources, please see the following:

NLMNursesTutorial

NLM Resources for Nurses Videos

Three “NLM Resources for Nurses” videos highlight free, online resources for nursing research, patient education, and drug information:

Resources for Standards and Interoperability

The Nursing Standards and Interoperability Web page is for nurses, students, informaticians and anyone interested in nursing terminologies for systems development. The two minute video, Leveraging UMLS Synonymy to Extract Nursing Terms from SNOMED CT, demonstrates how to use the Metathesaurus to find CUIs and extract concept-level synonyms between SNOMED CT and other nursing terminologies.

 

PubMedForNurses

PubMed for Nurses Tutorial

The PubMed for Nurses Tutorial was created specifically to help nurses efficiently find literature using PubMed.  The five videos with exercises to test your knowledge were designed to be completed in less than 30 minutes.

Additional Resources

Subscribe to the NLM YouTube Channel for more videos on quality health resources.  Find educational resources for NLM products and services from the Learning Resources database.

Other resources include MedlinePlus, PubMed, ClinicalTrials.gov, Genetics Home Reference, AIDSource, and subject guides.

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Sawbones : A Podcast of Misguided Medicine

Recent items have included cupping at the Olympics, presidential diseases, aloe, and medical garb.

Sawbones is a podcast hosted by spouses Dr. Sydnee and Justin McElroy (hence, the title) that explores a variety of misconceptions throughout the history of medicine. On this website, readers can listen to regularly updated episodes (147 so far) that address issues like the ailments of former U.S. presidents; the history of earache cures; and fasting throughout world history. While this podcast focuses on medical history for the most part, it also contains a regular feature called Goofy Medical Questions, which addresses common queries that many folks have wondered, but are perhaps too sheepish to ask their doctor (e.g. “Is it really so bad to pop a pimple?”). Each episode is approximately one hour in length. Interested listeners can also subscribe on iTunes. [MMB]

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Jackson Laboratory – Research in Genetics and Genomics since 1929

 

JAX

The Jackson Laboratory (“Jax”) is a non-profit organization that has been conducting research in genetics and genomics since 1929. Currently, the group is engaged in research on topics including cancer, immunology, neurobiology, and developmental and reproductive biology. Jax is also committed to providing the general public with information about its research and recent developments in the field of genetics. On its extensive website, visitors will find numerous informational resources. By clicking on the News and Insights tabs, visitors can read about updates at Jax (“Jax News”) and explore a general blog (“Jax Blog”) that provides summaries of new studies and commentary on issues arising in the field of genetics. Podcast fans can check out the Supplemental Material podcast in this section. Interested readers can also sign up for a Jax Newsletter in order to receive weekly updates from this section of the website. Alternatively, readers can click on the Explore by Topic tab to find all previous posts relating to a topic of interest. [MMB]

 

Copyright © 2016 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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CDC Learning Connection – Training Opportunities Through the CDC and its Partners

CDCLearningConnection

CDC Learning Connection is your source for information about public health training developed by CDC, CDC partners, and other federal agencies. Through website features, social media, and an e-newsletter, the CDC Learning Connection keeps you informed about training opportunities, including many that offer free continuing education (CE).

PublicHealth101

For example, the Public Health 101 series includes introductions to public health, public health surveillance, epidemiology, prevention effectiveness, and public health informatics. Included slide sets are in the public domain and may be downloaded and customized as needed by the user for informational or educational purposes.

More from the CDC Learning Connection

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