Micromedex 2.0

January 25, 2010

Micromedex, the clinical drug database, officially launched it’s new interface (2.0) and can be accessed through the old version by clicking the link along the top of the database’s page. Their new design intends to make finding clinical information about drugs simpler through one search box. Learn more about the new Micromedex.

The new Micromedex interface also works on the your mobile device, including the iPhone and iPod Touch using Safari, but not all tools are available. More information about mobileMicromedex can be found here or by clicking the Mobile link within Micromedex 2.0 on your computer.

A DML help guide about using Micromedex 2.0 is forthcoming. However, in the meantime, register and view a free training video about the new interface here. Or visit this link to find Micromedex Help. Please feel free to add comments here about the new interface.

Micromedex 2.0

Spring 2010 Workshops

January 12, 2010

Dahlgren Memorial Library is pleased to announce our Spring 2010 Workshop Series
The workshops are designed to help you manage your research, expertly utilize library resources, introduce you to new tools and technologies, and, most importantly, apply these skills in real-world situations.

Workshops include:

Journal Articles: Finding the Full-Text FAST

RefWorks 101: Manage Citations & Create Bibliographies

Using RefWorks’ Write-n-Cite to Create Manuscripts

Google Searching: Beyond the Basic Text Box

RSS Feeds: Keeping Current with the Health Literature

How Web 2.0 Enhances Research: Wikis, Apps, RSS Feeds, and More

To register for a workshop, please fill out our online registration form.

Workshop location:
All workshops will be held in the Biomedical Academic Computing Center (BACC) classroom, located on the lower level of Dahlgren Memorial Library, or in the DML Conference room, located on the main level of the Library. Please check the library website for the most up-to-date information.

Who can attend?
Workshops are for the faculty, staff, and students of Georgetown University Medical Center, Georgetown University, and Georgetown University Hospital.

If you have any questions about our workshops, or would like a customized library instruction session for your class or research group, please contact Sarah Cantrell, Education Services Librarian, or call 202-687-8874.

LCME Student Survey Links

January 12, 2010

From: Claiborne Childs, Jonar de Guzman, Hahn Soe-Lin
Co-Chairs, LCME Independent Student Committee

This week, we, the LCME student committee, are launching the student survey portion of Georgetown’s institutional self-assessment. This entails collecting feedback from the student body on a wide variety of issues, from the effectiveness of our curriculum, to the quality of our teaching, to the state of our facilities. The results from this student self-assessment will contribute to a substantial and critical portion of the report that is submitted to the LCME accreditation body so that Georgetown can continue to identify strengths and improve upon its weaknesses.

Georgetown’s continued accreditation rests upon this self-assessment process, and consequently, each of you plays a crucial role in the future success of our institution. With your help, we as a medical school can continue to thrive for years to come.

For these reasons, we feel that it is absolutely essential that every student completes this survey. The survey should take no longer than 25-30 minutes of your time, but must be submitted by 11:59PM EST on January 25th. You will be asked to enter your NetID on the survey to prevent duplicate submissions, but as this is a student-run survey we wanted to assure you that your feedback will remain entirely anonymous.

The links to each of the four class surveys are provided here. Please click on the appropriate link that corresponds to your current class to complete the survey:

Class of 2013 (M1) Survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/23YZHLK

Class of 2012 (M2) Survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/23RC393

Class of 2011 (M3) Survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/23MYJZW

Class of 2010 (M4) Survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/23XT7GM

Thank you for your efforts. We look forward to your responses!

Holiday Hours: MLK Day

January 11, 2010

The Information Services Desk will be closed Monday January 18th, 2010 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The library remains open 24/7. Please swipe your GOCard for library access. GUH affiliates: Please knock – the security guard will open door.

Check out an iPod Touch!

January 11, 2010

Need to temporarily borrow an iPod Touch for class or rounds? You can now check one out from Dahlgren Memorial Library.

The Library has three iPods that can circulate for four hours. Loaded with the Core Medical apps, you can use Epocrates, DynaMed, uCentral, Mediquations, ShotRecs, ECG Guide, and more!

Any questions? Call the IS Desk: 202.687.1448

DML iPod Touch