TML News and Notes: March 2012
Thinking about purchasing an iPad, tablet, laptop or desktop printer? Want to learn more about VCU wireless, video conferencing or the Google Apps for Education? Investigate through hands-on experiences and demonstrations of new products. Workshops by Apple, Atomic Learning, BlackBoard, Dell and Instructure will be offered.
Attendees get chances at winning a Dell laptop, an iPad, a Kindle or an Chrome Book.
Where and When
University Student Commons, Richmond Salons
Monroe Park Campus
Tuesday, April 3
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with light refreshments, faculty and staff only
10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with snack luncheon, students, faculty and staff
Medical College of Virginia Campus
901 North 12th St.
Wednesday, April 4
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with snack luncheon, faculty, staff and students
For additional information
Hope Adams at the Monroe Park Campus or Shannon Jones on the MCV Campus.
The project is designed to make getting across campus easier and faster for
students who have occasional need of two-wheel transportation.
The bicycles are Sun Atlas coasters with foot breaks and without gears.
There are four bikes available at James Branch Cabell Library and another four bikes available at Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences.
- Bikes must be returned to the location where they were borrowed.
- Bikes are loaned for 24 hours; patrons can renew them for an additional 24
hours using My Library Record or by calling the service desk at either library
(Cabell Library 828-1111; Tompkins-McCaw Library 828-0636).
- Overdue fines of $25 per day or portion of a day are assessed on bikes not returned by the date and time due.
- Helmets are loaned with the bikes, and are available in small/medium and
large/extra large; both are adjustable.
- The seat height is also adjustable, and an Allen wrench (also known as a hex key) is available for patrons to use.
- Bikes are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Patrons are required to sign a waiver of liability statement before they can check out the key to the lock securing a particular bike to the rack in front of the library building.
PubMed Health, a new resource from the National Library of Medicine, specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports.
PubMed Health pulls together information from many agencies: summaries from The Cochrane Collaboration and the National Health Service (NHS) National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment Programme, and full text reviews from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Drug Effectiveness Review Project (DERP) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), England's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines program, and the Department of Veterans Affairs' Evidence-based Synthesis Program.
PubMed Health includes consumer, executive/policymaker, and clinical summaries of systematic reviews as well as the full-text of systematic reviews. There is also a medical encyclopedia that presents medical and drug information for consumers. The results page (below) allows you to choose the type of summary you want (1), view your topic in the Medical Encyclopedia (2), and find other systematic reviews with a PubMed Clinical Queries search (3).
Behind Headlines comes from the NHS and covers the research behind recent health news. For instance, there was a headline that ice cream is 'addictive like drugs' recently and there is an analysis of the actual study showing that did not really state that.
So, next time you are searching for evidence for a healthcare decision, be sure to include PubMed Health, along with you other favorite Evidence Based resources.
For more information please contact Sarah or Dana at 828-2432, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Community Health Education Center is a partnership of the VCU Health System, the MCVH Auxiliary, and the VCU Libraries. CHEC is located in the VCU Medical Center Gateway Building, Ground Floor, 1200 East Marshall Street, Richmond, VA 23298.