eBooks and QR Codes

July 26, 2012









There’s a new way to access some of the 500+ electronic books such as Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology offered by Dahlgren Memorial Library. Look on the front of any print library book for an eBook sticker with a QR Code. If you see one that means there’s an eBook available. Simply scan with a mobile device using one of the many free QR code readers and you’ll be taken directly to the eBook. QR codes also will be posted on the shelves for you to scan when all print copies of a book are in use.

For more information about the DML eBook collection or QR codes, please ask a librarian.

Mobile Medical Letter

July 19, 2012

The Medical Letter‘s mobile app (iOS and Android) is now available to institutional subscribers – here are the access instructions:

  1. Click on the above link (off-campus users will need to authenticate with last name and GOCard number)
  2. Click on the Mobile Apps link (on the left)
  3. Fill out the form (The password CANNOT have any symbols) and click the register button.
  4. Install the app from the App Store or Google Play.
  5. Login to your account.

About the resource: The Medical Letter publishes critical appraisals of new prescription drugs and comparative reviews of previously approved drugs in its newsletters The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics and Treatment Guidelines from The Medical Letter.

The Medical Letter relies on a consensus of experts to evaluate drug facts in order to help prescribers choose the most effective drug treatment. The Medical Letter and Treatment Guidelines are crucial resources for unbiased and objective drug information and are completely independent of pharmaceutical industry influence.

July 4th Hours

July 3, 2012

The Information Services Desk will be closed Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in observance of Independence Day. Chat Reference will also be closed on Wednesday, but please send an email to DML Reference with any questions. A librarian will respond with 24 hours.

The library will remain open 24/7. Please swipe your GOCard for library access. GUH affiliates: Please knock and the security guard will open door for you.

PubMed Outages

July 2, 2012

Due to the severe storm that struck the Washington DC area this past weekend (June 30, 2012), the National Library of Medicine and some of its resources, including PubMed, have continued to experience intermittent errors.  Problems have been reported but no official statement has been issued.

If you experience any problems, feel free to contact DML Reference.

New Resources!

July 2, 2012

Here are new DML resources available starting this month:

Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests in Print
Mental Measurements Yearbook, from the Buros Institute, contains the most recent descriptive information and critical reviews of new and revised tests from the Buros Institute’s Yearbooks. The database covers more than 4,000 commercially-available tests in categories such as personality, developmental, behavioral assessment, neuropsychological, achievement, intelligence and aptitude, educational, speech & hearing, and sensory motor.
Tests in Print provides the most current descriptive test data, including test descriptions, publishers, pricing, in-print status, etc.

Joanna Briggs Institute eBooks
Synthesizing Economic Evidence
Synthesizing Evidence from Narrative, Text and Opinion
Synthesizing Evidence of Diagnostic Accuracy
Synthesizing Evidence of Risk
Synthesizing Qualitative Evidence
Synthesizing Quantitative Evidence
Translation Science and The JBI Model of Evidence-Based Healthcare

Current Protocols eBooks
Current Protocols in Bioinformatics
Current Protocols in Cell Biology
Current Protocols in Human Genetics
Current Protocols in Immunology
Current Protocols in Molecular Biology
Current Protocols in Neuroscience