LHL Times: June 2014

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Lister Hill Library’s Tech Lister Blog

Tech ListerAre you interested in learning about new apps and tech tools? Then check out Lister Hill Library’s Tech Lister blog. The columns are all written by Lister Hill Library faculty and staff, including yours truly (Susie Smith, SHP liaison). The blog has actually been around for several years, so you’ll find a lot there, including reviews on apps and productivity tools and posts on how Lister Hill librarians use technology to accomplish their work. Have a techie tool you’ve heard about and want us to scope it out? Be sure to share your comments or suggestions for other tools we should review or try!


National Library Week: April 13-19

Don’t miss the special activities planned for April 13 – 19 at Lister Hill Library:


2014 Physician Salaries Report

Medscape has just released their 2014 Physician Compensation Report. Here is a description of what is included in this report:

Over 24,000 physicians in 25 specialties responded to this year’s Medscape Compensation Report and described their compensation, number of hours worked, practice changes resulting from healthcare reform, and adaptations to the new healthcare environment.

Click the link above or the image below to access the report.

Medscape Physician Salaries


New Online Resources

Lister Hill Library recently added new online resources from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Titles in this package of 30 e-books include Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy, Neuroanatomy: An Atlas of Structures, Sections, and Systems, and many more. You can find individual titles in our catalog or E-Books search (use the “E-Books in the A-Z List” search blank) or browse and access the entire list of new LWW e-books via the LWW Health Library Premium Basic Sciences Collection link on our Databases page.

Our newest evidence-based practice tool is the Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database. This database covers a wide range of medical, nursing, and health science specialties and includes evidence summaries, evidence–based recommended practices, best practice information sheets, systematic reviews, consumer information sheets, systematic review protocols, and technical reports. You can access the Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database through our Databases page. Off campus access requires a Blazer ID and password.

Psychiatry Online provides access to a collection of journals, e-books including the DSM Library, APA guidelines, and self-assessment & CME tools from American Psychiatric Publishing, a division of the American Psychiatric Association. Access these resources via Psychiatry Online listed on our Databases page, or look up individual e-book titles in our catalog or E-Books search (use the “E-Books in the A-Z List” search blank).


Patent Searching Workshop February 6 & 7

Learn to use UAB’s new advanced patent search and analysis tool Relecura. Join Relecura trainer Alan Shih for a hands-on interactive training workshop. Training will be offered at both UAB libraries. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops.

All are welcome! Registration is encouraged. Register by clicking the links above.

If you have any questions about the Relecura training, please Ask a Librarian.


Spring 2014 Express Training Schedule Now Posted

Choose between online or in-person classes designed to save you time and make life easier. Build your PubMed searching skills, get help with citations, or jump start your assignments in January.

Online Classes
Mondays, 4 – 5 pm
*Registration required

In-Person Classes (these are structured more as drop-in clinics)
Thursdays, 9 to 11 am
(with coffee & light refreshments provided)

Get more details on classes offered this spring and register for online classes on our events page.  Find videos of previously recorded classes plus other helpful information in our LHL Guide: Express Training @ LHL.

  • January Express Training:
    Citations Clinic: Thursday, 1/23, 9 to 11 am, Fletcher Room
  • Assignment Jumpstart Clinic:  Monday, 1/27, 4 to 5 pm, Online
  • Assignment Jumpstart Clinic: Thursday, 1/30, 9 to 11 am, LHL Testing Lab, G17

Wait. I Thought Your Name was “Susan”

You’re not crazy. I have been “Susan” since I arrived at UAB. After much thought, I’ve decided to adopt “Susie” as my preferred name. Many people already know me as “Susie,” and I’ve always felt more like a “Susie” anyway. Over time it’s become confusing trying to keep track of who knows me as “Susie” and who knows me as “Susan.” (I realize this is a silly dilemma… especially when I’m in my 30′s.) So my New Year’s resolution of sorts is to simplify things and just go by “Susie.” I will not be bothered if you slip or forget or just plain prefer still calling me Susan…  I promise. :)


New “Office Hours”

Please help me get the word out that my office hours have changed due to a standing meeting conflict I have.

The new time is:
Tuesdays, 12:30-2:00 pm
Same place: LRC Commons

As a reminder, this is a time when I’m available to answer any library or research related questions. No appointment is necessary and you don’t even have to walk across the bridge! How convenient!

I do occasionally have schedule conflicts that prevent me from being at my office hours, so if you know you plan to stop by for help please feel free to email me to make sure I’ll be there.


Resource of the Month: EndNote & EndNote Online

I know many of you already use EndNote, but for those of you who have been on the fence about whether to learn how to use it perhaps Jill Deaver’s Resource of the Month post will inspire you to give it a try! Her post provides a look at these useful tools, including the differences between the two versions, when to use each (or both), and how to get help when you need it most. Here is a list of just some of the helpful features EndNote has to offer:

  • import citations, as you find them, from research databases and search engines
  • store citations in groups by topic, class, assignments, or area of study
  • insert in-text citations and bibliography in Microsoft Word, with the Cite While You Write Tool, in the bibliographic style of your choice.  In the words of a first-year dentistry student during a recent demonstration of EndNote: “OK.  That’s the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen.  Ever.”
  • find and attach full-text PDFs to their corresponding EndNote records, keeping everything in one secure place
  • sync citations between EndNote Online (the cloud version) and EndNote (the software version)
  • search and annotate PDFs
  • upload folders of PDFs already collected on your desktop
  • working on a group project?  Share your citations with your group

If you’re ready to learn how to use EndNote, please feel free to contact me or Ask A Librarian!