ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) – Great additional article locator for Public Health, Psychology, Health Professionals Education, and more! [Resource of the Week]

The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is an academic search engine that can be used to search educational journals through the Collection Tab. The Thesaurus tab uses subject headings to locate articles. Education journals include topics of interest to health science students and researchers in areas as

  • Public Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Access to Health Care
  • Psychology
  • Health Professionals Education
  • Sociology

    Other article locating resources including health related articles include

  • Social Sciences Citation Index – An international multidisciplinary index to the literature of the social, behavioral and related sciences.
    Categories include Family Studies, Gerontology, Health Policy & Services, Nursing, Psychology, Rehabilitation, Public Health, Environmental Health, and Substance Abuse.
  • JSTOR– Platform for cross-searching full text of scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences
    Subjects include Health Policy, Health Sciences, Public Health, Biological Sciences, Statistics, Population Studies, Psychology, and Urban Studies
  • SocINDEX with Full Text –  broad range of studies, including gender studies, criminal justice, social psychology, religion, racial studies and social work
    Topics include Aging, Cultural Differences, Healthcare, Mental Health, Human Behavior, Public Health, Social Development, Substance Abuse, Violence, and Women’s HealthResource of the Week
    Nov 11-17, 2018
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Wolfram Alpha – “Computational Knowledge Engine” for data, including the health sciences [Resource of the Week]


Wolfram Alpha is striving to make all systematic knowledge available to everyone via the World Wide Web. It supplies curated structured data via web search or API and supplies the data licensed to Apple behind its Siri product.It searches the Web for organized data sets as time series.  More below***

Looking for potential biomedical applications? Check out their Health/Medicine example page for canned searches as medical computations, visual acuity test info, incidence of conditions/diseases.

Also, check out the Food/Nutrition example page for canned searches as food nutrition comparison, food preparation (how much for how many), and dietary reference/standards.

On a related note, UToledo Library Guides includes Locating Health Statistics for links to finding aids, direct links to international, national, state & local stats and much more.

Cannot find what you are looking for through Wolfram Alpha or our LibGuide? Please do not hesitate to consult with a Mulford Reference Librarian for professional yet friendly service!

***Wolfram Alpha’s data is derived from “different sources, combined and curated by the Wolfram|Alpha team. At the bottom of each relevant results page there’s a “Source information” button, which provides background sources and references.” More info on
Wolfram’s data at .

Drexel University Libraries has a great guide to Wolfram Alpha. It includes how to use popular features (as math problem solutions, and inputting images and data for analysis and processing)

Resource of the Week
Nov 18-24, 2018

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The Doc’s Kitchen – Evidence Based Eating for Every Day People [Resource of the Week]

   The Doc’s Kitchen – Evidence Based Eating for Every Day People

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From the Bio
Dr. Ed McDonald is a trained chef and board certified physician dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities through nutrition education. … During medical school, he developed an interest in community health education and subsequently developed program focusing on training local hip-hop and spoken word artists as health educators with funding support from the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship.  This program was inspired by his experience of training barbers as health educators at the CNN featured, Project Brotherhood, a clinic focusing on the health of African-American men in Chicago.  His experience at Project Brotherhood made him keenly aware of the impact of social determinants of health, but he was most interested in the effects of nutrition on health and disease.

Some recent blog items
 A Dope, No Fat, No Added Sugar, Low Calorie Cole Slaw Recipe

Do you know how much water you waste when throwing away food?
All Food Has a Water Footprint.

Do You Think Apple Cider is Good for You? Here are 5 Proven Health Benefits

***What does the symbol in your logo mean?

The logo’s symbol is a west African Adinkra symbol.  The Adinkra symbols were created to visually represent important concepts, sayings, and aphorisms for the Akan people, the indigenous ethnic group of Ghana and the Ivory Coast.  The symbol is a stalk called NYAME NTI which means “by God’s Grace.”  The Adinkra Dictionary by W. Bruce Willis describes the symbol’s significance as illustrating “to the Akan people that food is a basis of life and that they could not survive if not for the food that God has placed here on Earth for their nourishment. ”  Given the link between nutrition and chronic disease, I feel it is a fitting visual depiction of the vision of The Doc’s Kitchen.

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US Preventive Services Task Force [Resource of the Week]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in disease prevention and evidence-based medicine. The Task Force works to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services.


The Information for Health Professionals page includes

community guideGuide to Community Preventive Services
A collection of the evidence-based findings of the Community Preventive Services Task Force.

AmericanFamilyPhysicianPutting Prevention Into Practice (PPIP): An Evidence-Based Approach
A series of short reports and quizzes by the American Family Physician based on Task Force recommendations.


epssA widget for primary care clinicians to identify appropriate preventive services
The results grade individual preventive services with recommendation grades of A-D and I for uncertainty

Check out the widget by going to          




Screening test information can also be found through

ClinicalKey ClinicalKey

For example search with the phrase HIV screening and limit (left column) to Guidelines or Clinical Overviews/First Consult

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Enter a phrase as HIV screening


Even more screening/testing resources at the UT Library Guide Resources for Residents: Diagnosis


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Phone charging cables now available for checkout at the Mulford Library service desk

Running low on energy?  Phone charging cables now available for checkout at the service desk on the fourth floor; iPhone and micro USB cables/adapters available.

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Health Literacy Library Guide [Resource of the Week]

DYK patient low health literacy has an adverse effect on health?
More information and practical guides at the UToledo Library guide Health Literacy.
For example

  • Individuals with limited health literacy reported poorer health status and were less likely to use preventative care or use preventive care correctly. DoNotDrive
  • Informed consent documents may be too complex for many patients and consequently,patients may make suboptimal decisions about accepting or rejecting interventions.


Looking for practical solutions?
Check out the UT Libguide Health Literacy for links to


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ToxTutor [Resource of the Week]


Toxicology topics can be challenging to learn. However the NIH ToxTutor can guide you through at your own pace! Take the whole “course” or just dive into your immediate needs. Outline and link at our Toxicology Library Guide.

Here is the outline (with new additions) of the course

  1. Introduction to Toxicology
  2. Dose and Dose Response
  3. Toxic Effects
      Microbiome” topic added
  4. Interactions
  5. Toxicity Testing Methods
  • Additional “Finding Information about Alternatives to Animal Testing” content
  • Microphysiological Systems as used in “tissue chip” and “Organs-on-chips” models added
  • “Human-on-a-Chip” content added
  • Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs) as an emerging approach added
  • Combining “chips” AND iPSCs information topic added
  • Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOPs) content added
  • “What to Consider when Reading about a New Exposure Study” topic added
  1. Risk Assessment
  • Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOPs) content added
  • “What to Consider when Reading about a New Exposure Study” topic added

7.Exposure Standards and Guidelines

    Food Safety in the European Union topic added

8. Basic Physiology

9. Introduction to Toxicokinetics

10. Absorption

11. Distribution

12. Biotransformation

13. Excretion

14. Cellular Toxicology

15. Intuitive Toxicology and Risk Communication

16. Environmental Toxicology, Environmental Health, and One Health


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Drug Information Portal [Resource of the Week]

The National Library of Medicine has established the Drug Information Portal as a convenient way to search for information from multiple sources on nearly 20,000 drugs.  Individual databases searched and linked to are listed below, but you can enter your search once in the Drug Information Portal and all databases with results will be shown.


  • LactMed
    Summary of the effect on breastfeeding
  • LiverTox
    Clinical and research information on drug-induced liver injury

A special thanks to Librarian Wade Lee for presenting this information at the Library Guide he created –Pharmacy Practice 
The information above was copied from the page
Pharmacy Practice: Drug Information

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Access Physiotherapy [Resource of the Week]


Access Physiotherapy is a great first place to locate information on almost every aspect of physical therapy. Use the Sign In link in the upper right corner to create an account.**
It includes

  • Nearly 50 online books on relevant topics – anatomy, biomechanics, examination, imaging, diagnosis & treatment, rehabilitation, and biostatistics.F.A. Davis PT Collection – Including full text of 25+ physical therapy books and extensive video library and PT case studies
  • The Quick Reference tab links to  Quick Answers  -short summaries on physiotherapy topics as well as an Outcomes Measures Toolbox (vital tables and figures from AccessPhysiotherapy resources)  and relevant calculators.
  • Drug Monographs provide essential information on indications/usage, contraindications, warnings, adverse reactions, dosing, and more.
  • The Mutimedia tab links to Anatomy and Physiology revealed – an interactive cadaver dissection experience. This tab also links to Videos in areas Clinical Presentation of Disease, Diagnosis, Procedures, Physiologic areas, Interactive Modules, Therapuetic Modalities, and more.
  • The Cases links to over 250 cases. They includes Physical Therapy Case Files in 5 areas (acute care, pediatrics, sports…), as well as ethics, orthopedic, clinical neuroanatomy cases,therapeutic modalities, and more.
  • Study Tools includes hundreds of Review Questions  arranged by topics as clinical neuranatomy, kinesiology, physiology, rehabilitation, and biomechanics.
    The NPTE review allows for the generation of multiple-choice quizzes.


**A personal account will allow one to

  • Print copies of chapters
  • Add items of interest to a folder for future reference
  • Add items to My Favorites for quick future retrieval
  • Create My Review Questions – Prepare for exams with thousands of interactive questions and keep track of them
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Labor Day Weekend Hours, 2018

Labor Day weekend hours, 2018
This weekend hours.
Friday, August 31…………7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday, September 1…9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday, September 2…. 9:00 am – midnight
Monday, September 3…..noon – midnight
We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.
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