Well it is another busy month here at the library and I just wanted to alert you to upcoming events and new resources here in the library that you may find of interest.
VCU Libraries Exhibits at TML:
TML has recently renovated the gallery space on the first floor and will be displaying works of art by various artists. These exhibits will change from time to time and I hope that you will come to TML and spend some time viewing them. The first of these exhibits is:
- The photographs and artifacts will be on exhibit from March 31 through June 30, 2011, if you have some free time come on by the library and check them out. The special collections department has created a great website that will provide further information, as well as photographs of some of the bedpans in TML's special collection.
Workshops of interest this Month:
If you or someone you know needs some help with any of these databases, please let them know. All of these take place at TML unless otherwise indicated.
Thursday, April 7, 2011 1:00pm - PubMed
Friday, April 8, 2011 10:00am - Library Orientation
Monday, April 11, 2011 Noon - RefWorks
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Noon - Brown Bag Lunch: The IRB- the Exempt, the Expedited, and the Full-Board
Thursday, April 21, 2011 Noon - RefWorks (Hutton Learning Center) - I am teaching this one
Monday, April 25, 2011 Noon - Library Orientation
Thursday, April 28, 2011 Noon - Brown Bag Lunch: The IRB- the Exempt, the Expedited, and the Full-Board (Richmond Academy of Medicine)
Friday, April 29, 2011 Noon - CINAHL Online Workshop
New nurse's survival guide / Genevieve E. Chandler
Nursing delegation, setting priorities, and making patient care assignments
Patricia Kelly, Maureen Marthalar.
Statistics at square one/ M.J. Campbell, T.D.V. Swinscow
- Books on the Shelf
[edited by] Sarah B. Keating.
Tompkins-McCaw Library RT71 .K43 2011 Normal Loan
Tompkins-McCaw Library RT81.5 .P69 2011 Normal Loan
Tompkins-McCaw Library RT42 .A235 2011 Normal Loan
Rights-based approaches to public health / Elvira Beracochea, Corey Weinstein, Dabney P. Evans, editors.
Featured Database Resource
An entry to this blog that I am going to try to make on a regular basis is one that highlights various databases, with some instruction on how to use them. The library has several databases that may be useful to those doing research in the field of nursing other than CINAHL and PubMed. The first resource I have chosen to highlight is Global Health on CAB Direct. This database is really useful for those looking for information on health issues with an international perspective.This database has citations and abstracts from the international literature of public health. It has a particularly strong emphasis on medical entomology, human nutrition, vector control, and medicinal plants. I have highlighted some facts about the database below and you will also find a short video giving some tips on how to use the database. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you should have any questions using this database.
Global Health on CAB Direct - Coverage: (1910 - present)
Key Features & Facts About the Database Taken from brochure produced by CAB Direct
Key Features & Facts About the Database
Taken from brochure produced by CAB Direct
Global reach: captures international literature that is not covered by other
databases and so provides users with a truly global perspective
Unique: 60% of the journals contained in Global Health are unique to the
Specially selected: literature is selected by subject specialists. Only relevant
papers are included, and content is directed by an international editorial
Comprehensive: the database covers all aspects of public health at both
international and community level, as well as a wealth of material from other biomedical and life science fields
Fully searchable bibliographic database, available on multiple platforms
Contains over 1.2 million scientific records from 1973 to the present day
Over 100,000 records added each year
Information is sourced from more than 5,000 serials, books, book chapters,
reports, conference proceedings, patents, theses, electronic publications, and
other hard-to-find resources. Over 3,000 of these are unique to Global Health
Covers journals from major lists, including:
- BMA National Medical Association
- Evidence-based practice for Public Health (Lamar Soutter Library, Massachusetts)
- Core Public Health Journals Project (US Medical Library Association)
- World Public Health Association
Publications from over 158 countries in 50 languages are abstracted.
97% of records have an English abstract and 14% are from non-English
Controlled vocabulary indexing to improve retrieval