After a water crisis, reflection in Toledo

The Scout Report, a publication of Internet Scout from the Computer Sciences Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, posted an In The News brief on the water crisis in Toledo.  Link to articles from major publications and national websites are included.

Please do not hesitate to contact Mulford Reference Assistance with your information and research needs.

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BMJ Now Available Through the UT Libraries

As of July 30, 2014, students, faculty and staff will now have access to BMJ: The British Medical Journal (impact factor of 16.3 per ISI Web of Science, 2014). Access to content is through Highwire Press from 1840 to the present. From the BMJ web site:

The BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) is an international peer reviewed medical journal and a fully “online first” publication. Our “continuous publication” model means that all articles appear on before being included in an issue of the print journal. The website is updated daily with The BMJ’s latest original research, education, news, and comment articles, as well as podcasts, videos, and blogs.”

BMJ can be found in the UT Library Catalog with links also appearing in the Mulford Library’s lists of medical resources by Name or Subject. Links to BMJ may also appear in library subject guides (LibGuides). Ask a librarian for more information.


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New Home for the Mulford Book Drop

We heard your concerns about the location of the book drop (hidden in a back corner of the Mulford Annex) and have moved it to more convenient location: on the first floor of the main Mulford building, in the entryway. You may use the book drop to return library materials whether the library is open or closed. Please note that putting an item in the book drop does NOT mean that the item has been checked back in to the library. It will be checked in when the Mulford staff retrieve it from the drop and bring it back to the library for check-in, which may be the day after you return the book.

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“Pick Your Poison” – A new online exhibit from the National Library of Medicine

Mind-altering drugs have been used throughout the history of America. While some remain socially acceptable, others are outlawed because of their toxic, and intoxicating, characteristics. These classifications have shifted at different times in history, and will continue to change. Pick Your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures and Medical Prescriptions is an online exhibit from the National Library of Medicine that explores some of the factors that have shaped the changing definition of some of our most potent drugs, from medical miracle to social menace, including historical images: early advertisements, anti-drug materials, and more.

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New Introduction to a Hidden Gem

The National Library of Medicine has released new video which introduces their Gene database. Check it out today:

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Federal pain research database launched

“The Interagency Pain Research Portfolio (IPRP), [is] a database that provides information about pain research and training activities supported by the federal government, has been launched by six federal agencies.”

“The participating agencies – AHRQ, CDC, DoD, FDA, NIH, and VA – are represented on the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC), a Federal advisory committee to enhance pain research efforts and promote collaboration across the government.”

Searching can be done by Theme, Funding Agency or Year and Keyword.  The Themes include:

  • Basic to Clinical
  • Disparities
  • Overlapping Conditions
  • Pain Mechanisms
  • Risk Factors
  • Surveillance and Human Trials
  • Tools and Instruments
  • Training and Education
  • Use of Services Treatments and Interventions

Please do not hesitate to contact Mulford Reference Assistance with your information and research needs.

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Mulford Copiers Now Scan to H: Drive

The copiers on the 4th and 5th floors of Mulford Library can now be used to scan documents and save them to your personal H: Drive. Instructional signage has beenposted in the copier areas. See library staff or a librarian if you need assistance!


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NLM’s Profiles in Science: The William Osler Papers

Want to read “the father of modern medicine” William Osler’s papers?  The National Library of Medicine has a website Profiles in Science where there is biographical information and access to Sir Osler’s papers.  Other profiles include Virginia Apgar, Linus Pauling, Francis Crick and Arthur Kornberg.  Visit the site and read all the profiles.


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Updated Find It! Button Connects You to Full Text Faster

We’ve been making some changes behind the scenes to our Find It button, which you may have seen in many of our article databases. If you see new Find It at UT button in your search results, you can click on it to see if we have full text access to articles or to link to our library catalog and interlibrary loan request forms.

Some of the improvements we’ve made are:

  • The Find It! button will take you directly to our ‘best bet’ for full text from any of our resources. (see Figure 1)
  • If for some reason our ‘best bet’ doesn’t bring up full text (or if you’re asked to pay), just click on the link in the upper right to go to a full list of all possible sources for full text. (see Figures 1 & 2)
  • Additional options from the full list include searching for the title in our library catalog, submitting an ILLiad interlibrary loan request, exporting the citation to EndNote, or searching for the title words in Google Scholar. (See Figure 2)

We plan to include the updated Find It! button in all of our databases before the Fall semester begins, but you may see some of the old style links in some databases until we work with each database vendor to make the change.

Screenshot of Full Text Found

Figure 1: Best Bet for Full Text found

Screenshot of Full Listing of Options

Figure 2: Full Listing of Options


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New! Cancer Resources LibGuide

Explore our new Cancer Resources for Patients & Families LibGuide.  This LibGuide was designed to point users to quality information resources, whether they are a cancer patient or a family member of someone with cancer.  It is also useful for healthcare practitioners needing to direct their patients to reputable cancer resources.  It covers the following areas:

  • Types of Cancer - Find information on symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for different types of cancer
  • Drugs & TreatmentsResources for drug and treatment information, including side effects
  • Supportive Care/Symptom ManagementLinks you to resources and information for life during and after cancer, including treatment side effects, as well as rehabilitation.  Key web resources for end-of-life information are also included. 
  • ResearchNeed to find the latest research? Interested in clinical trials? Look here.
  • MultimediaImages, videos and educational tutorials
  • Social MediaLinks to Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, and blogs from the social media cancer community
  • NewsUp to the minute news feed on cancer.  Lists key news sources both local and national.

As always, if you need assistance finding information, don’t hesitate to Ask a Librarian.

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