Fall Break – Mulford Library open regular hours

Monday October 9 and Tuesday October 10 are officially fall break days.   Mulford will be open our regular hours, 7:30 am to midnight on both days.

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Labor Day Weekend Hours (Saturday Sept 2 – Tuesday, Sept 5)

Planning ahead for the Labor Day weekend? Here are our hours:

Saturday Sept 2, 9 am – 9 pm (regular hours)
Sunday Sept 3,  9 am – midnight (regularly hours)
Monday Sept 4,  Noon – midnight (reduced hours)
Tuesday Sept 5  7:30 am – midnight (resume regular hours)

Have fun and be safe!

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New resource provides access to 4 health services research web sites



NICHSR ** ONESearch provides one-stop searching of 4 key National Library of Medicine (NLM)  resources.  These resources primarily support health services research – access to health care, how much health care costs, and what happens to patients as a result of care.  However, many searches will yield results of interest to those involved in community and public health and address issues as socioeconomic disparities.
Each of the 4 resources below may be searched separately.

NICHSR ONESearch provides search and retrieval:

Two Unique Databases

HSRProj (Health Services Research Projects in Progress) - Information about ongoing health services research and public health projects. It is international in scope with over 33,000 records back to the 1990’s. Useful to show research trends and projects that never reached publication.

HSRR (Health Services and Sciences Research Resources) - Citations to datasets, software, and instruments relevant to health services research, public health, and behavioral and social sciences. Includes links to PubMed searches, and URLs.

Two Specialized Web Portals


HSRIC( Health Services Research Information Central) – News updates, reports, data, tools, statistics, and more. Topics include behavioral and mental health, community benefit, domestic violence, health disparities, health care reform, and public heath systems and services research.


PHPartners.org (Partners in Informaoitn Access for the Public Health Workforce) - Portal with news updates, vetted reports, data, tools, statistics, and more. Topics include bioterrorism, dental public health, environmental health, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, obesity, and public workforce development.

 ** National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology

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New Opiate Addiction and Treatment Portal from National Library of Medicin

Posted by on July 6th, 2017 Posted in: NLM/NIH News

The U.S. is in the midst of an opioid epidemic (PDF, 270 KB), with approximately 12.5 million people who misused prescription opioids and over 33,000 deaths by opioid overdose in 2015.
[Ohio led the country in opioid prescription deaths in 2015**]



The National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently released a portal on Opiate Addiction and Treatment with links to help health professionals learn more about opioid-related topics:

  • Understanding addiction
  • Opioid overdose
  • Opioid drugs
  • Medications to treat opioid addiction
  • Opioid prescribing
  • Pregnancy, opioid use, and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
  • Recovery


Searches related to opioids through NLM resources, including PubMed, Drug Information Portal, MedlinePlus, NLM Catalog, and DisasterLit

Opioid Overdose


**Prescription Opioid Overdose Deaths and Death Rate per 100,000 Population (Age-Adjusted) (Kaiser Foundation)

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New Resource – Cochrane Clinical Answers incorporates systematic reviews for point of care



The Cochrane Library now includes a new tool – Cochrane Clinical Answers. Because this is a UT subscription based database, no need to subscribe or sign in!
Clinical answers are based on Cochrane systematic reviews. The Clinical answers may be browsed or searched.

From the about page
“Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs) provide a readable, digestible, clinically focused entry point to rigorous research from Cochrane systematic reviews. They are designed to be actionable and to inform decision making at the point of care. Each Cochrane Clinical Answer contains a clinical question, a short answer, and an opportunity to ‘drill down’ to the evidence from relevant Cochrane reviews. The evidence is displayed in a user friendly format, mixing narrative, numbers and graphics. The target audience for Cochrane Clinical Answers is healthcare practitioners and professionals, and other informed health care decision-makers. Cochrane Clinical Answers have been developed by Cochrane Innovations Ltd. and Wiley Online Library.”

To watch a recorded version of the related webinar, click here.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact a Mulford Librarian with any research or information need. We are here to save you time and reduce frustration!

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Mulford Library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, for Independence Day.

Mulford Library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, for Independence Day.

The library will follow regular hours up to closing on July 3rd. And regular hours will resume Wednesday, July 5th.
The regular hours this summer are as follows.

Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. -12 midnight
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. – midnight

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Memorial Day Weekend Hours

We wish everyone a safe and good weekend.
Memorial Day Weekend Hours
Mulford will be open the following hours for Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am – midnight
Monday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
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Writing Center: Summer Hours

Need help with your writing? The Writing Center is ready to serve you!

From now to the the start of fall semester, you can make an appointment at their main office in the Carlson Library. The summer hours are Monday through Thursday 10 am – 5 pm. Go to their website for more information and to make an appointment!

Jolene here: Do yourself a favor and make an appointment sooner rather than later. Don’t wait until the week before your project is due. :)  #learnfrommymistakes #soyoudontneedtomakethem

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Spring 2018: Mastering the Biomedical Literature, an Elective for Fourth-Year Medical Students

Thinking ahead for your spring elective rotations?  Register for COMP 702: Mastering the Biomedical Literature to get your research and evidence-based practice skills up to speed before you start your residency.

The elective will be offered three times in spring 2018:

  • January 15 – January 26
  • February 26 – March 9
  • April 2 –April 13

“Because of the increasing volume of available information and increasingly busy schedules, practitioners requires a high degree of skill in identifying and obtaining relevant information for clinical practice, research, and life-long learning. This elective is designed to equip students with core information management skills in support of clinical decision-making and evidence-based health care. The elective meets for two weeks, with approximately 10-12 contact hours each week, with an additional 2-4 hours of work required outside of scheduled class time.

“Students are expected (1) to participate fully in class discussion and activities; (2) to raise questions about issues which are confusing to them; (3) complete in-class assignments and present search strategies and findings for feedback; (4) to make use of time outside of class to practice the skills learned in class; and (5) to demonstrate knowledge and skills through the completion of in-class assignments and a final oral presentation.”

For more information, contact Jolene Miller, MLS, AHIP, at jolene.miller@utoledo.edu.

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Groups to have Priority Use of Mulford Group Study Rooms and Conference Rooms

Effective Saturday, April 1, groups have priority use of the group study rooms and the conference rooms in the Mulford Health Science Library (4th and 5th floors). This change is a result of number of student requests for additional spaces to study as small groups.

An individual student may use a group study room for independent study, provided that a group of two or more students do not need the room. If the room is needed by a group of students, the individual must let the group have the room. The only exemption to this is room 518B, which contains the standing desk.

Conference rooms, when they are unscheduled, may also be used by individuals, unless a group of students requests to use the room.

Any questions can be directed to the Director of the Mulford Health Science Library, Jolene Miller, MLS, AHIP, at jolene.miller@utoledo.edu.

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