National Reach Coalition [Resource of the Week]

This morning’s opening of the time capsule touched on not only the past but future plans for the University of Toledo Health Science Campus. Population health was mentioned as a future focus. On that note, here the Resource of the Week.


The National Reach Coalition is committed to the elimination of health disparities, the facilitation of health and equal access to quality health and health care resources regardless of race, ethnicity or socio-economic status. The work of NRC includes a model for social change, programs and projects, and Capacity Building TA and Contract Services.

Please do not hesitate to consult with a Mulford Reference Librarian with your research and reference needs. We are also available to locate grant opportunities.

Additional Resources


  • What is population health?(Health Policy Institute of Ohio, Policy Brief, November 2014)  “This brief describes the consensus understanding of population health that resulted from discussions among members of the HPIO Population Health Definition Workgroup”.



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Extended Final Exam Hours: Starting Thursday, December 11th


Starting Thursday, December 11th, Mulford will stay open 1 extra hour

Thursday 12/11  7:30 am -1am
Friday 12/12 7:30am – 10pm
Saturday 12/13 9am – 10pm
Sunday 12/14 9am – 1am
Monday 12/15 7:30am – 1am
Tuesday 12/16 7:30am – 1am
Wednesday 12/17 7:30am – 1am
Thursday 12/18 7:30am – 1am

**Reduced hours will begin Friday, December 19th


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Most commonly used electronic resources are not entirely reliable for clinical queries [journal article and links to reliable resources]

From the peer-reviewed report –

The Internet School of Medicine: Use of Electronic Resources by Medical Trainees and the Reliability of those Resources.

“the most commonly used electronic resources fail to answer clinical queries more than half of the time and have an alarmingly high rate of inaccurate information.” And in the conclusion “This demonstrates the caution that the learner must take when using electronic resources that are not peer reviewed or considered standard, and it also suggests the need for better education of medical trainees regarding how to discern the reliability of a particular source of information.”

GoogleScholar and similar sources certainly do have their place in locating medical information. However, use them with caution. Do consider using peer-reviewed and standard electronic resources. Many of these more reliable resources are free to you as University of Toledo affiliate.A sampling
  • AccessMedicine –  web site that provides access to a variety of full-text resources – readings, quick reference, drugs, multimedia, and more
  • Clinical Key  –  full text medical textbooks and journal articles;  procedural videos and  First Consult – a point of care/clinical summary feature
  • DynaMed -  concise overviews to support clinical decision-making at a point-of-care
  • Cochrane Library – systematic reviews, clinical trials
  • PubMed - biomedical and life science literature (MEDLINE, PREMEDLINE)

Still not finding what you are looking for? Consult with a health science librarian. We are here to save you time and alleviate frustration!


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Health videos for some frequently asked questions (with additional related resources)

No, this is not from the Mercy hospital system here in Toledo. However, the Health Library at Mercy Health is a good resource for consumer  questions on topics ranging from “what causes wheezing?” to “tracking your blood pressure at home”,  or even something along the lines of  what’s “the difference between a cold and the flu .
Related resources


Health Professional – free for all or freely available to UT affiliates

  • A few from  the Univ of Toledo Medical Laboratory Science -Images and Videos LibGuide page by Librarian Wade Lee – check it out for many more links, including narrower topics as parasitology, hematology, and pathology.
    • Clinical Key Videos
      Videos taken from electronic texts available through ClinicalKey. Use the term video in the initial search, as video AND brain. (For some reason the term brain alone does not produce any video results). Then limit the results by selecting videos under Filter by source type: videos. Also check out Procedures Consult (limit to videos).
    • Health Education Assets Library (HEAL)
      A digital library that provides freely accessible digital teaching resources of the highest quality that meet the needs of today’s health sciences educators and learners. Search the collection using phrases as –> videos AND brain\
    • AccessMedicine
      Videos taken from electronic texts available through AccessMedicine. Select Videos by Category or Videos by System under the Multimedia tab.
    • Open-i
      Image search engine from the National Library of Medicine. Includes limits by imaging type [as videos] , medical specialty, etc. Can also search by image.
  • From the Univ of Toledo Videos LibGuide by Librarian Wade Lee
    On the Health Science Campus, the Library maintains most of its multimedia collection on reserve at the Mulford Access Services Desk.  It is best to search for this material in the UT Library Catalog and select Health Sci Lib and AUDIOVISUAL” or “DIGITAL VIDEO” or “DVD/VIDEOCASSETTE” from the search drop-down menus.
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ClinicalKey tips from the 9 December 2014 newsletter

From the newsletter

Try the Presentation Maker. When you find an image in your search results that you’d like to use in a presentation, hover over the image and click the “Add to Presentation Maker” button. Presentation Maker automatically imports the necessary citations into your presentation.

Save articles for later – without leaving the results page. If you find something interesting in your results but need to come back to it, save it for later. Make customized, searchable tags to keep your content organized.

To receive email updates, create an account at ClinicalKey.

Another tip …Meyler’s Side Effects Titles are in ClinicalKey
Search in CliicalKey for the specific substance
Search for Meyler’s in ClinicalKey, these selections will appear in a drop down menu

  • Meyler’s Side Effects of Analgesics and Anti-inflammatory Drugs
  • Meyler’s Side Effects of Antimicrobial Drugs
  • Meyler’s Side Effects of Cardiovascular Drugs
  • Meyler’s Side Effects of Drugs Used in Anesthesia
  • Meyler’s Side Effects of Drugs in Cancer and Immunology
  • Meyler’s Side Effects of Endocrine and Metabolic Drugs
  • Meyler’s Side Effects of Herbal Medicines
  • Meyler’s Side Effects of Psychiatric Drugs
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In a Move Toward Open Access, ‘Nature’ Allows Widespread Article Sharing


Nature, one of the world’s most-cited scientific publications, took a step toward open access on Tuesday by granting its subscribers and journalists wide authority to let outside readers view its articles at no cost.

Under the new policy, subscribers to 49 journals published by the Nature Publishing Group and collected on Nature’s website can create and share links to full-text versions of all of that content. About 100 media outlets also can include free links in news reports that reference articles in the group’s journals.

The change is a financial risk for Nature, which recognizes that it may lose money from both subscribers and nonsubscribers who buy access to a single article, Steven C. Inchcoombe, chief executive officer of the Nature Publishing Group, said in an interview outlining the decision.


Among the major science journals, Nature has been recognized by open-access advocates as especially receptive to helping scientists share their work. “It wants to be prepared for a world in which open access becomes more and more the default,” ….

At the same time, doubts have persisted about the major alternative economic models, in which journals solicit benefactors or researchers pay to have their papers published.

High-quality journals such as Nature still must rely on subscription payments to cover their costs, Mr. Inchcoombe said. He said the publishing industry had been searching for a middle ground that meets the substance of open-access demands while giving journals enough resources to subject their published articles to a robust system of editing and peer review.


Read the entire article here

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Project Tycho – Data for Health [Resource of the Week]

From the Web site

Project Tycho® is a project at the University of Pittsburgh to advance the availability and use of public health data for science and policy making. Currently, the Project Tycho® database includes data from all weekly notifiable disease reports for the United States dating back to 1888. These data are freely available to anybody interested. Additional U.S. and international data will be released twice yearly. Please register here to start using these data for your project!

Also see the about page for detailed information about levels of data and types of data counts

A free archived webinar on Project Tycho is available through National Network of Libraries of Medicine.


  • Project Tycho / Data for Health: Open Access to Public Health Data / October 2014 [Recording | Presentation (PDF)]
    • Presenter: Wilbert van Panhuis, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
    • Description: The Project Tycho team aims to provide open access to public health data from around the world. Currently, the database contains the entire 125 year history of U.S. weekly nationally notifiable disease surveillance reports. All these data are freely available to the public through an easy-to-use online interface. Oftentimes, restricted access to public health data limits opportunities for scientific discovery and technological innovation. The Project Tycho™ team is continuously engaging in new partnerships with scientists, funding, and public health agencies around the world to add or connect new historical and current datasets to the system. New datasets include global dengue surveillance data and Chikungunya data for Latin America.The Project Tycho team is collaborating with international partners from a large variety of scientific disciplines to create innovative analytical approaches to add value to public health data. Analytics range from creative data visualizations to reveal population level patterns of disease spread that help to understand disease causality leading to better control strategies. Currently, about 1,300 people from around the world have registered for free to use Project Tycho data and over 17,000 users have visited the website since the launch in November last year. Project Tycho data are used for research, for student theses, dissertations, and homework, for teaching, and for public advocacy. We are excited to present this new resource for the advancement of science and population health.




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DNP Graduate and CON Faculty Member Publish Article

Congratulations to Doctorate of Nursing Practice graduate Dr. Barbara Braden and College of Nursing Professor Dr. Phyllis Gaspar on their recent article Implementation of a baby doll therapy protocol for people with dementia.

The article will be in a future issue of the peer-reviewed journal Dementia and is currently available for early viewing via OnlineFirst (forthcoming articles published ahead of print).

Drs. Braden and Gaspar’s research found that baby doll therapy is effective in improving dementia patients’ overall well-being.

Again, congratulations to the authors on their recent publication!

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Submit Your Artwork by Dec. 17 for HSC Artist Showcase

The Mulford Library is pleased to announce the coming year’s Health Science Campus Artist Showcase.

The show will take place January 26 – March 16, 2015 on the 4th floor of the library.

 * We are currently seeking submissions from Health Science Campus students, faculty and staff.  Submission deadline is Wednesday, December 17, 2014. *

To submit your work, send digital images to along with the submission form.

Please visit for additional details.

Feel free to contact Jodi Jameson, Chair, HSC Artist Showcase Committee, if you have any questions.

419.383.5152 /



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Deadline extended: What are your vital library resources?

What information resources are vital for your studies?  For your research? For teaching?  For patient care?  We want to know what information resources you need the University Libraries to provide.

In order to compile comprehensive recommendations, we invite you to complete an online survey (  It asks about the information resources that you need for research, education, and patient care; you only need to respond to the questions which are relevant. The survey will be available until Friday, December 12, 2014.

Background:  This semester, Interim Provost Barrett has charged a task force to review the issue of the University Libraries’ collections (print and electronic information resources, such as books, textbooks, journals, point-of-care products, and other materials) and to make recommendations regarding them.  A subgroup of this task force is looking at the information resources that are you need in health sciences education, research, and patient care.

Thank you in advance for your time!  The information that you provide will improve the Libraries information resource collections in the health sciences.  If you have any questions, please contact Jolene Miller at


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