Info-Rx: Newsletter of the Health Sciences Libraries December 2013 Your prescription for quality health information
From the Editor|
As 2013 quickly comes to a close, the University of Manitoba Health Sciences Libraries celebrates another year providing services and resources in support of the teaching, research, and clinical needs of our users. In this issue of our newsletter, we highlight a recent article by Sollenberger and Holloway in The Journal of the American Medical Association summarizing the growing evidence on the value of libraries and librarians to the healthcare environment, especially during times of decreased budgets and increased demands on time.
We also provide you with information on the library hours during the holiday break; feature resources available in our new online resource, Clinical Key by Elsevier; bring you up to date on some changes happening with the Library Catalogue; and alert you to the availability of the iPads for checkout from the Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library. The Faculty of Medicine Archives outlines new projects related to archiving the web. Finally we feature some news about two apps UptoDate and QxMD
The staff of the University of Manitoba Health Sciences Libraries wish all a peaceful and joyous holiday season.
Your feedback is appreciated and helps to shape future issues of Info-Rx. If you would like to tell us what you think, or if you have new ideas, please take a moment to fill out a brief online survey.
Subscribe to Info-Rx|
If you are a faculty member, student, or staff member of the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Libraries, or the School of Medical Rehabilitation, you will likely be automatically receiving an email notification about the latest issue of Info-Rx via University of Manitoba listservs. As well, staff of the Winnipeg hospitals should receive notification via their email. WRHA staff who are interested in receiving this newsletter should subscribe.
If you have not received notification about the most current issue of the newsletter, please subscribe with this online form.
About the Health Sciences Libraries|
The Health Sciences Libraries support the teaching, research and patient care activities of the staff and students of the Faculties of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and the Schools of Dental Hygiene and Medical Rehabilitation at teaching sites in Winnipeg and rural Manitoba.
Working with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, the University of Manitoba provides full library services to Winnipeg's nine hospitals and all WRHA personnel.The Health Sciences Libraries now include the Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library (Health Sciences Centre), and the hospital libraries of Concordia, Deer Lodge, Grace, Misericordia, Riverview, Seven Oaks, St. Boniface, and Victoria.
The Health Sciences Libraries offer a wide range of services, including document delivery, literature searches, and innovative consulting and training. We provide access to many licensed health databases and web-based resources, as well as an extensive collection of print and online books and journals.
Info-Rx is the online newsletter of the University of Manitoba Health Sciences Libraries. Its purpose is to inform our primary audience of services or resources that will help them to access quality health information. Info-Rx is published six times a year. Comments, questions, or letters to the editor should be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contributors and News Team Members: Tania Gottschalk, NJM Library Laurie Blanchard, Misericordia Health Centre Library Janet Rothney, NJM Library Janice Linton, NJM Library Me-Linh Le, NJM Library Jordan Bass, NJM Library Eric Wesselius, NJM Library