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December 2005


27 December 2005

New Databases


All of the Enviro-Health Links databases developed by the National Library of Medicine's Specialized Information Services have been added to the TTUHSC Databases Web pages. Several of these databases, specifically Arctic Health, Asian American Health, and Hurricanes, were already listed. The new databases are listed and described below.


American Indian Health
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM). Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) (open access)
Description: "An information portal to issues affecting the health and well-being of American Indians in the United States."
See also: Enviro-Health Links

Arsenic and Human Health
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM). Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) (open access)
Description: "A chemical toxic to humans and found in some everyday places and things."
See also: Enviro-Health Links

Biological Warfare : Links to Websites with Information About Bioterrorism and Biological Warfare
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM). Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) (open access)
Description: "Biological pathogens can be intentionally deployed to cause disease or death."
See also: Enviro-Health Links

Chemical Warfare Agents : List of Web Sites with Information About Chemical Warfare Agents
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM). Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) (open access)
Description: "Chemical agents can be intentionally employed to cause toxic effects on humans, animals and plants."
See also: Enviro-Health Links

Children's Environmental Health World Wide Web Resource Sampler
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM). Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) (open access)
Description: "Children exposed to environmental hazards often have greater exposure and health problems than adults."
See also: Enviro-Health Links

Education, Careers, and Outreach in Toxicology and Environmental Health
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM). Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) (open access)
Description: "Education, careers, and outreach in toxicology and environmental health."
See also: Enviro-Health Links

Enviro-Health Links
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM). Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) (open access)
Description: "Selected links to Internet resources on toxicology and environmental health issues of recent special interest."
Note: To learn about the criteria used to evaluate links outside the National Library of Medicine please review the selection criteria.

Environmental Justice
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM). Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) (open access)
Description: "Affirms equal justice and protection under the law for all environmental statutes and regulations without discrimination based on race, ethnicity, and/or socioeconomic status."
See also: Enviro-Health Links

Indoor Air Pollution : Links to Websites Containing Information About Indoor Air Pollution
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM). Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) (open access)
Description: "There are many sources of indoor air pollution in any home including cleaning and maintenance products, building materials, tobacco smoke, mold, and poor ventilation."
See also: Enviro-Health Links

Lead and Environmental Health
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM). Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) (open access)
Description: "People can be exposed to lead not only through the air, but also through accidentally or intentionally eating soil or paint chips, as well as food or water contaminated with lead."
See also: Enviro-Health Links

Lingering Airborne Hazards from the Collapse of the World Trade Center
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM). Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) (open access)
Description: "Respiratory and other health consequences resulting from the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center disaster."
See also: Enviro-Health Links

Outdoor Air Pollution : Links to Websites Containing Information About Indoor [sic] Air Pollution
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM). Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) (open access)
Description: "Many studies have shown links between pollution and health, affecting vulnerable populations like the elderly and children."
See also: Enviro-Health Links

Pesticides Used to Control West Nile Virus
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM). Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) (open access)
Description: "Health effects of the pesticides used to control the West Nile Virus."
See also: Enviro-Health Links

Toxicogenomics : Links to Websites Containing Information About Toxicogenomics
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM). Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) (open access)
Description: "A new scientific subdiscipline that combines the emerging technologies of genomics and bioinformatics to identify and characterize mechanisms of action of known and suspected hazardous substances."
See also: Enviro-Health Links

Toxicology Web Links
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM). Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) (open access)
Description: "Selected links to toxicology and environmental health web sites."
See also: Enviro-Health Links




21 December 2005

Welcome to RefWorks!


The Texas Tech Health Sciences Center Libraries of the Health Sciences are pleased to provide TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students with access to:


Your Personal Web-based Database and Bibliography Creator


The following information is from the RefWorks Web site:

The First Web-based Bibliography Manager!


RefWorks is a Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows users to create their own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases. They can use these references in writing their papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds.

RefWorks allows you to…

  • Organize and create a personal database online – no more index cards to write out and organize. Everything is done automatically as you import the reference into RefWorks.
  • Format bibliographies and manuscripts in seconds – this saves hours of typing time and decreases the number of errors in creating tedious bibliographies. Easily make changes to your paper and reformat in seconds.
  • Searching your RefWorks database is fast and easy – RefWorks automatically creates author, descriptor and periodical indexes when importing so you just click on the word to perform the retrieval. Use Quick Search to search all fields for the most comprehensive results or Advanced Search to narrow your search to specific terms and fields.

Why an Internet-based solution?

Unlimited site-wide access. RefWorks is instantly available institute wide – no downloading or installation is needed. Easy to deliver, maintain and support!

Upgrades Included. All upgrades are included in the subscription price: no extra charge for new features.

Program can be used across multiple platforms. As a web-based product, RefWorks is available to users across various platforms including Windows, Mac, Unix etc. Click here for more compatibility information.

Easy to deliver upgrades. The latest upgrades are loaded on the RefWorks server; all users automatically have access to the most recent version.

Program is available from anywhere. Authorized users may access the program from anywhere at anytime – no extra charge or tracking hassles.

Log in to RefWorks here or from the TTUHSC Libraries Home Page under Bibliographic Tools and sign up for your individual account.

When you have reached the TTUHSC Libraries RefWorks login center, try out the RefWorks Tutorial. The reference librarians at the TTUHSC Libraries will be more than willing to answer any questions you may have. Contact information for all four campuses will be found on the TTUHSC login screen. Or go to the TTUHSC RefWorks Information Web page, where you will find links to a variety of instructional materials.


New Database


The Hurricane Katrina: Links to Health Information link has been removed from News... section of the TTUHSC Libraries Home Page. The information contained in this Web site is now available in a new National Library of Medicine Web site listed on the TTUHSC Databases: G-M Web page:

Hurricanes : Links to Health Information Including Toxicology and Environmental Health
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM). Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) (open access)
Description: "Information on hurricane recovery, cleanup, and handling hazardous substances."

New Electronic Book


As promised below on 21 October 2005, the 11th edition of Goodman & Gilman's the pharmacological basis of therapeutics has replaced the 10th edition on STAT!Ref and on the TTUHSC Electronic Books : E-H Web page.

Goodman & Gilman's the pharmacological basis of therapeutics. 11th ed.
Source: McGraw-Hill, Medical Pub. Division via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Citation: Brunton, L. L., Lazo, J. S., & Parker, K. L. (Eds.). (2006). Goodman & Gilman's the pharmacological basis of therapeutics (11th ed.).



14 December 2005

Book of the Month
As a PsychiatryOnline subscriber, you get access to a free PDF version of a featured book EVERY MONTH from the APPI bookstore.
December's free book is Fatal Flaws: Navigating Destructive Relationships With People With Disorders of Personality and Character, by Stuart C. Yudofsky, M.D. Featuring case vignettes from nearly 30 years of Dr. Yudofsky's clinical practice and incorporating the knowledge of gifted clinicians, educators, and research scientists with whom he has collaborated, Fatal Flaws uniquely captures the rapidly increasing body of clinical and research information about people with severe and persistent personality and character disorders. The author brings to life the psychopathologies of personality and character disorders through vivid vignettes based on composites of his many patients and their most important relationships.

"Fatal Flaws is that rare crossover book that effectively speaks to both patients and psychiatrists. Case studies of novelistic intensity pull the reader into the dual perspectives of the patient and of the psychiatrist. The real-life depictions of what goes on in the therapy session turn out to be as engrossing as some classic 'therapy' movies such as Spellbound. My hunch is that therapists will refer this 'must-own' book to their patients and patients will refer it to their therapists." - Ethel S. Person, M.D., Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University; Training and Supervising Analyst, Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, New York City

You can access the Book of the Month from the home page, at www.PsychiatryOnline.com. Look in the lower-right corner for the download link (you might have to scroll down a bit). You'll have access to Fatal Flaws as a PDF download for the month of December. We hope you enjoy it!

EXAM MASTER OnLine� Update


Users of EXAM MASTER OnLine are no doubt aware that the TTUSHC Libraries have been experiencing service disruptions for the past several weeks. These disruptions have been traced to techincal problems at EXAM MASTER Corporation and are not the fault of the Libraries.

The following explanatory message was received this morning from Matthew J. Bader, Chief Operating Officer, EXAM MASTER Corporation:

As you know, two weeks ago our primary application server became unstable. Since we could not diagnose the problem quickly, we bit the bullet and brought a back up server online. That server was not really designed for the same loads as the primary server so it hasn't been 100% reliable. Users have experienced some interruptions in service, and naturally we have not been very happy about that. Our application has generally been quite reliable over the years, and more people than ever have come to rely on our resource for their study and review. The good news is that we have our primary server restored this evening. Tomorrow morning (at approximately 8 am EST) we are going to go off line for about two hours, restore the primary server with current data, and hopefully be back to full speed. We apologize for the inconvenience as we work to serve the many important clients that now utilize our resource.

Let's all hope for the best.


TTUHSC Libraries of the Health Sciences
Faculty and Staff News
At the South Central Chapter Annual meeting of the Medical Library Association, Stephanie Shippey, Reference Librarian, Lubbock, Tex., presented a poster entitled "Library Elective: Coordinator Handbook Development & In-House Publishing of Study Guides". This poster described the need for and the process of developing a handbook for the library's fourth year medical student elective. Additionally, the poster explained the publishing process of the library's in-house PubMed brochures that are utilized in the elective. Margaret Vurgin assisted with graphic design of the poster.


October 2005


31 October 2005

TTUHSC Libraries of the Health Sciences
Faculty and Staff News
At the South Central Chapter Annual meeting of the Medical Library Association, Richard C. Wood, Executive Director of Libraries, and Margaret Vugrin, Reference Librarian, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Tex., presented "Opening Pandora1s Box: An Exercise in Inventorying Special Collections." A descriptive presentation of the identification, inventory and photography of the El Paso Medical Heritage Foundation Collection housed at the El Paso Medical Society.

Margaret Vugrin also presented a 4hour workshop entitled "Using Digital Photography to Enhance Your Library Image." It was very well received.

Kathleen Borsch, Library Assistant, Circulation Department, Lubbock, Tex., presented a poster entitled "Adding Humor and Humanity to a Training Program." This poster showed an innovative method to train student assistants and encourage morale within the Lubbock Library's Circulation Department. Sharon Beckham of Circulation Department photographed the images that Kathleen used while Margaret Vugrin assisted with graphic design.


21 October 2005

Electronic Book News


Several staff members at the TTUHSC Libraries have been asked when the 11th edition of Goodman & Gilman's the pharmacological basis of therapeutics will be replacing the 10th edition on STAT!Ref.

On Monday, 12 September 2005, the Libraries received the following e-mail from Laura Boswell at STAT!Ref:

"We have recently just received the 11th Edition of Goodman and Goodmans and expect it to post in the next couple weeks."

That was nearly six weeks ago, and we're still waiting. Please keep checking. When the new edition is mounted, the existing link to the 10th edition on the TTUHSC Electronic Books : E-H Web page should take you straight to the new edition.


New Databases


MedCalc 3000
Source: Teton Data Systems [STAT!Ref] via TexShare TexSelect Databases (paid site license)
Description: "MedCalc 3000 is a unique computerized medical reference and tool set. MedCalc 3000 encompasses a wide array of pertinent medical formulae, clinical criteria sets and decision tree analysis tools used everyday by clinicians, medical educators, nurses and health care students of all types. With the growing emphasis and application of Evidence Based Medicine, there has never been a greater need for a system such as MedCalc 3000. Medical error detection and elimination are also hot topics in the new millennium. MedCalc 3000 can help in these areas as well.
"To practice, teach and learn medicine based on solid, literature based data, practitioners are easily overwhelmed by the breadth of information that they must master. MedCalc 3000 helps simplify this task by assembling easy to use, interactive tools used to learn Evidence Based Medicine."
MedCalc 3000 is organized as follows:
  • Introduction
  • Unit & Dose Converter
  • Math Calculator
  • Medical Equations: MultiCalcs, Clinical Criteria, Decision Trees, Specialty Pages, References
See also: STAT!Ref Electronic Medical Library
See also: STAT!Study

STAT!Study
Source: Teton Data Systems [STAT!Ref] via TexShare TexSelect Databases (paid site license)
Description: "Free Tools and Resources for Medical Students and Residents."
  • Self-Assessment
    • Clerkship Quesitons
    • Physiology
    • Toxicology
  • STAT!Reports
  • "STAT!Reports are PowerPoints designed to be presented by healthcare professionals for educational purposes. They are based on case scenarios in ACP's Physician Information and Education Resource (PIER)�. Please open the STAT!Ref Electronic Medical Library to access many of the informational links in PIER."
  • Calculations (MedCalc 3000)
  • Resource Links
  • Medical Miscellany
    • Body Mass Index Table
    • Portion Distortion
    • 10-Year Heart Attack Risk Calculator
    • Menu Planner
See also: MedCalc 3000
See also: STAT!Ref Electronic Medical Library


New Electronic Books


New Edition!
Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations. 5th ed.
Source: Elsevier Saunders via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Citation: Jablonski, S. (Ed.). (2005). Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations (5th ed.).

New Version of ICD-9-CM!
ICD-9-CM. 6th ed.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Description:
"STAT!Ref's electronic version of ICD-9-CM Volumes 1, 2 & 3 includes the following sections:
  • STAT!Ref Overview
  • General Information
  • Alphabetic Index to Diseases (Vol. 2)
  • Alphabetic Index to External Causes of Injury and Poisoning (E-Code)
  • Alphabetic Index to Procedures (Vol. 3)
  • Tabular List of Diseases and External Injuries (Vol. 1)
  • Tabular List of Procedures (Vol. 3)
  • Table of Drugs and Chemicals
  • Official ICD-9-CM Government Appendixes
"All sections can be browsed but only the following sections will be searched:
  • Alphabetic Index to Diseases (Vol. 2).
  • Alphabetic Index to External Causes of Injury and Poisoning (E-Code).
  • Alphabetic Index to Procedures (Vol. 3).
  • Tabular List of Diseases and External Injuries (Vol. 1) - only numerical ICD-9-CM codes will be searched.
  • Tabular List of Procedures (Vol. 3) - only numerical ICD-9-CM codes will be searched.
"The Alphabetic Index to Diseases, Alphabetic Index to External Causes of Injury and Poisoning and Table of Drugs and Chemicals are LINKED to the ICD-9-CM code in the Tabular List of Diseases and External Injuries.
"The Alphabetic Index to Procedures are LINKED to the ICD-9-CM code in the Tabular List of Procedures."
See also: Ingenix CPT� with RVUs Data File (2005)

New Edition!
Ingenix CPT� with RVUs Data File (2005)
Source: Ingenix via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Note: "CPT codes, descriptions, and other CPT Information only are �2005 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. No fee schedules, basic units, relative values or related listings are included in CPT. AMA does not directly or indirectly practice medicine or dispense medical services. AMA assumes no liability for data contained or not contained herein."
See also: ICD-9-CM. 6th ed.



13 October 2005

New Databases


The TTUHSC Libraries of the Health Sciences have upgraded access to the ERIC bibliographic database by purchasing EBSCO's ERIC Premier Package. This database, available through EBSCOhost, provides access to 792 full-text journals as well as the full text of more than 2,200 digests.

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)
Source: ERIChost (open access)
Coverage: 1966 to date.
Description: "The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, produces the world's premier database of journal and non-journal education literature. The ERIC online system provides the public with a centralized ERIC Web site for searching the ERIC bibliographic database of more than 1.1 million citations going back to 1966. More than 107,000 full-text non-journal documents (issued 1993-2004), previously available through fee-based services only, are now available for free. ERIC is moving forward with its modernization program, and has begun acquiring materials for addition to the database." Note: Click here for more information about ERIC.
Source: ERIC via EBSCOhost (paid Premier Package)
Coverage: 1967 to date.
Description: "ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center, provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. ERIC provides full text of more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals. EBSCO also offers the complete Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors, with which researchers can move through a file using hypertext links to broader, narrower, or related terms. Link to 792 full text journals via EBSCO's Premier Package."
Note: Click here for more information about ERIC from EBSCO.
Source: ERIC via OCLC Online Computer Library Center [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Coverage: 1966 to date.
Description: "Journal articles and reports in education. Why select this database?
  • Contains annotated references to nonjournal material issued in the monthly Resources in Education (RIE) and to journal articles issued in the monthly Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE)."
Note: Click here for more information about ERIC from OCLC.
See also: OCLC FirstSearch

The Libraries of the Health Sciences have also purchased access to PsychiatryOnline, advertised as a powerful website that features DSM-IV-TR� and The American journal of psychiatry as the cornerstones of an unsurpassed collection of psychiatric references, including books, journals, and self-assessment tools."

The PsychiatryOnline Web site indexes the contents of seven American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. (APPI) reference books (counting the American Psychiatric Association practice guidelines for the treatment of psychiatric disorders as a single volume) and six journals (counting Psychiatric news, the newspaper of the Association as a journal). As an additional benefit, PsychiatryOnline provides "access to a free PDF version of a featured book EVERY MONTH from the APPI bookstore."

PsychiatryOnline
Source: PsychiatryOnline (paid site license)
Description: "PsychiatryOnline is a powerful website that features DSM-IV-TR� and The American journal of psychiatry as the cornerstones of an unsurpassed collection of psychiatric references, including books, journals, and self-assessment tools. Much more than individual titles, PsychiatryOnline features sophisticated searching and indexing tools that enable you to quickly target all the information you need.
PsychiatryOnline is an integral component of everyday psychiatric practice. Resources are provided to assist with
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • The latest research and news in the field
  • Professional development
  • Certification, recertification, and CME support
Note: PsychiatryOnline electronic books are also listed individually on the TTUHSC Electronic Books: Individual Electronic Books Web page.
Note: PsychiatryOnline electronic journals are also available in
Note: Also listed as an electronic book collection.


New Electronic Books


New!
American Psychiatric Association practice guidelines for the treatment of psychiatric disorders. Compendium 2004
Source: American Psychiatric Pub. via PsychiatryOnline (paid site license)
The eleven Practice Guidelines in the printed edition are:
  • Practice Guideline for the Psychiatric Evaluation Of Adults
  • Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Delirium
  • Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias of Late Life
  • Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with HIV/AIDS
  • Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Schizophrenia, Second Edition
  • Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Major Depressive Disorder, Second Edition
  • Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Bipolar Disorder, Second Edition
  • Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Panic Disorder
  • Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Eating Disorders, Second Edition
  • Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Treatment of Patients With Suicidal Behaviors
The online version contains the following additional Practice Guideline:
  • Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Note: Some Practice Guidelines include a Guideline Watch summarizing significant developments in the scientific literature since the publication of the Guideline.
Citation: American Psychiatric Association. (2004). American Psychiatric Association practice guidelines for the treatment of psychiatric disorders: Compendium 2004.

New!
American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. (APPI) Book of the Month
Source: American Psychiatric Pub. via PsychiatryOnline (paid site license)
Note: "As a PsychiatryOnline subscriber, you get access to a free PDF version of a featured book EVERY MONTH from the APPI bookstore. . . . The APPI Bookstore features 700+ titles covering all aspects of psychiatry."

New!
The American Psychiatric Publishing textbook of clinical psychiatry. 4th ed.
Source: American Psychiatric Pub. via PsychiatryOnline (paid site license)
Citation: Hales, R. E., & Yudofsky, S. C. (Eds.). (2003). The American Psychiatric Publishing textbook of clinical psychiatry (4th ed.).

Now from PsychiatryOnline!
Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders : DSM-IV-TR. 4th ed., text revision
Source: American Psychiatric Association via PsychiatryOnline (paid site license)
Note: Includes coding changes made since the publication of the paper ed.
Note: Click here for current coding alerts.
Note: Text includes links to related content on PsychiatryOnline.
Source: American Psychiatric Association via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Citation: American Psychiatric Association. (2000). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (4th ed.).
See also: DSM-IV-TR handbook of differential diagnosis
See also: DSM-IV-TR casebook : a learning companion to the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, Fourth edition, text revision
See also: Treatment companion to the DSM-IV-TR casebook

New!
DSM-IV-TR casebook : a learning companion to the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, Fourth edition, text revision
Source: American Psychiatric Pub. via PsychiatryOnline (paid site license)
Note: Text includes links to related content on PsychiatryOnline.
Note: Text varies from printed ed.
Note: Includes text from the Treatment companion to the DSM-IV-TR casebook.
Citation: Spitzer, R. L., Gibbon, M., Skodol, A. W., Williams, J. B. W., & First, M. B. (Eds.). (2002). DSM-IV-TR casebook: A learning companion to the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, Fourth edition, text revision.
See also: Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders : DSM-IV-TR. 4th ed., text revision
See also: Treatment companion to the DSM-IV-TR casebook

New!
DSM-IV-TR handbook of differential diagnosis
Source: American Psychiatric Press via PsychiatryOnline (paid site license)
Note: Text includes links to related content on PsychiatryOnline.
Citation: First, M. B., Frances, A., & Pincus, H. A. (2002). DSM-IV-TR handbook of differential diagnosis.
See also: Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders : DSM-IV-TR. 4th ed., text revision

New Edition!
Ferri's clinical advisor : instant diagnosis and treatment. 2006 ed.
Source: Elsevier Mosby via MD Consult Core Collection (paid subscription package)
Citation: Ferri, F. F. (Ed.). (2006). Ferri's clinical advisor: Instant diagnosis and treatment (2006 ed.).

New Edition!
The Harriet Lane handbook : a manual for pediatric house officers. 17th ed.
Source: Elsevier Mosby via MD Consult Core Collection (paid subscription package)
Citation: Robertson, J., & Shilkofski, N. (Eds.). (2005). The Harriet Lane handbook: A manual for pediatric house officers (17th ed.).
Note: Developed at the Harriet Lane Service, Children's Medical and Surgical Center of the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

New Edition!
Health information for international travel, 2005-2006
Source: National Center for Infectious Diseases (open access)
Source: National Center for Infectious Diseases via MD Consult Infectious Disease (paid subscription package)
Citation: Arguin, P. M., Kozarsky, P. E., & Navin, A. W. (Eds.). (2005). Health information for international travel, 2005-2006.
Note: Paper ed. published by Elsevier Mosby.

New!
Medical management of radiological casualties handbook. 2nd ed.
Source: Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (open access)
Source: Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute via Virtual Naval Hospital (open access)
Citation: Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute. (2003, April). Medical management of radiological casualties handbook (2nd ed.).

New!
Quick reference to the American Psychiatric Association practice guidelines for the treatment of psychiatric disorders. Compendium 2004
Source: American Psychiatric Pub. via PsychiatryOnline (paid site license)
The ten Quick Reference Guides in the printed edition are:
  • Treating Delirium: A Quick Reference Guide
  • Treating Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias of Late Life: A Quick Reference Guide
  • Treating HIV/AIDS: A Quick Reference Guide
  • Treating Schizophrenia: A Quick Reference Guide
  • Treating Major Depressive Disorder: A Quick Reference Guide
  • Treating Bipolar Disorder: A Quick Reference Guide
  • Treating Panic Disorder: A Quick Reference Guide
  • Treating Eating Disorders: A Quick Reference Guide
  • Treating Borderline Personality Disorder: A Quick Reference Guide
  • Assessing and Treating Suicidal Behaviors: A Quick Reference Guide
The online version contains the following additional Practice guideline:
  • Treating Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Quick Reference Guide
Note: Some Quick Reference Guides include a Guideline Watch summarizing significant developments in the scientific literature since the publication of the Guide.
Citation: American Psychiatric Association. (2004). Quick reference to the American Psychiatric Association practice guidelines for the treatment of psychiatric disorders: Compendium 2004.

New!
Treatment companion to the DSM-IV-TR casebook
Source: American Psychiatric Pub. via PsychiatryOnline (paid site license)
Note: Text includes links to related content on PsychiatryOnline.
Note: Text varies from printed ed.
Note: Text from the Treatment companion to the DSM-IV-TR casebook is interpolated into text from the DSM-IV-TR casebook.
Citation: Spitzer, R. L., First, M. B., Gibbon, M., & Williams, J. B. W. (Eds.). (2004). Treatment companion to the DSM-IV-TR casebook.
See also: Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders : DSM-IV-TR. 4th ed., text revision
See also: DSM-IV-TR casebook : a learning companion to the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, Fourth edition, text revision

New Electronic Book Collection


PsychiatryOnline
Source: American Psychiatric Pub. via PsychiatryOnline (paid site license)
Description: "PsychiatryOnline is a powerful website that features DSM-IV-TR� and The American journal of psychiatry as the cornerstones of an unsurpassed collection of psychiatric references, including books, journals, and self-assessment tools. Much more than individual titles, PsychiatryOnline features sophisticated searching and indexing tools that enable you to quickly target all the information you need.
PsychiatryOnline is an integral component of everyday psychiatric practice. Resources are provided to assist with
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • The latest research and news in the field
  • Professional development
  • Certification, recertification, and CME support
Note: TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students have access to the following electronic books from PsychiatryOnline:
Note: All of these electronic books are listed individually on the TTUHSC Electronic Books: Individual Electronic Books Web pages.
Note:

Book of the Month


"As a PsychiatryOnline subscriber, you get access to a free PDF version of a featured book EVERY MONTH from the APPI bookstore. . . . The APPI Bookstore features 700+ titles covering all aspects of psychiatry."

Note: Also listed as a database.



September 2005


16 September 2005

New Databases


The following new database is available on the TTUHSC Databases Web pages:

Mennonite Resources
Source: TTUHSC Libraries of the Health Sciences (open access)
Description: Deborah C. West, formerly Assistant Director of the Library of the Health Sciences, TTUHSC at Odessa, prepared this bibliography of resources relating to the medical and nursing treatment of Mennonites. The bibliography includes links to Web sites on Mennonite religion, history, and language (Low German or Platdeutsch). The articles cover the medical, nursing, and allied health fields, and are accompanied by abstracts where available. Books include general works on Mennonite colonies in North America. A secton on "Consumer Health Information in Low German" is also included. The bibliography is currently available as a downloadable Word document.



9 September 2005

New Databases


The following new databases are available on the TTUHSC Databases Web pages:

Adverse Drug Interactions Program
Source: The Medical Letter, Inc. (paid site license)
Note: Click on the link above to access the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Libraries' customized Medical Letter Web Site. The link to Adverse Drug Interactions Program is in the left-hand column under "Online Program."
Description: "This online Adverse Drug Interactions Program offers a quick check of possible adverse effects of drug interactions, with brief recommendations for precautionary measures. This program is based upon the same data published in The medical letter's handbook of adverse drug interactions."
See also: The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics

The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
Source: The Medical Letter, Inc. (paid site license)
Description: "Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center has decided to provide you with the full suite of products offered by The Medical Letter. The information contained in our databases will certainly be of interest to you. Now you can empower yourself to increase your knowledge of the products you prescribe as well as acquire a wealth of unbiased background information on new compounds and drug classes. The medical letter's articles summarize the vital drug facts you need to know, focusing on such elements as mechanism of action, pharmacology, clinical studies, adverse effects, drug interactions, dosing and product pricing. There is no better way to inform yourself than by reviewing high quality, unbiased, peer-reviewed drug information that is difficult to dispute. . . .
What is included in this online product?
  • The medical letter on drugs and therapeutics -- Searchable articles database from 1988 to the present. Updated biweekly.
  • Treatment guidelines from The medical letter -- Searchable articles database (first issue September, 2002). Updated monthly.
  • Adverse Drug Interactions Program -- An evidence-based, proprietary database of adverse drug interactions. Searches for interactions between 2 and up to 12 drugs; also includes management recommendations and references are hyperlinked to the original literature. Updated every six months.
  • Drugs of choice and Handbook of antimicrobial therapy -- These handbooks contain articles that list the drugs of choice, as well as possible alternatives, for treatment of frequently encountered illnesses, such as arthritis, asthma and hypertension, and infectious diseases. Much of the information is presented in easy-to-read charts and tables.
  • Patient Education Brochures -- Educate Your Patients
    Provide your patients with a summary of the treatment options for their condition to eliminate confusion. . . .
Please keep in mind that The Medical Letter accepts no advertising or funding from any outside source. We operate solely on the revenues generated by subscriptions. This has enabled us to remain your most reliable source for unbiased, peer-reviewed, critical evaluations of new medicines."
Note: To access The medical letter on drugs and therapeutics and Treatment guidelines from The medical letter, click on the link above to access the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Libraries' customized Medical Letter Web Site. Links to Tables of Contents and Issue Archives are at the top of the left-hand column. The medical letter on drugs and therapeutics and Treatment guidelines from The medical letter are also available as journals in
Note: To access Drugs of choice and Handbook of antimicrobial therapy, click on the link above to access the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Libraries' customized Medical Letter Web Site. Links to these handbooks are in the left-hand column under "Online Handbooks." Drugs of choice and Handbook of antimicrobial therapy are also listed as electronic books.
See also: Adverse Drug Interactions Program
See also: Drugs of choice : selected articles from Treatment guidelines with updates from The medical letter. 15th ed.
See also: Handbook of antimicrobial therapy. 16th ed.
See also: Patient Education Brochures

Natureevents
Source: Nature Pub. Co. (open access)
Description: "From apoptosis meetings to zoology conferences and everything in between -- Natureevents means scientific events. Scientific events are unrivalled as a way to keep up with the latest thinking, trends and discoveries. "Natureevents has become the first port of call for scientists looking for the latest conferences, meetings, courses, symposia, fora and programs. Whether the results are found in Nature itself or on the bountiful database on natureevents.com or in the pages of the annual Natureevents Directory - the pinnacle of Natureevents' year."

Naturejobs
Source: Nature Pub. Co. (open access)
Description: "Each week Naturejobs, the career magazine for scientists, is renowned for delivering the hottest science jobs, science events and science announcements. And with the best colleges, institutes and corporate employers regularly appearing on our web and journal pages, it's no surprise we're so popular with jobseekers.
"But not just with jobseekers though. Our career articles have increased in both breadth and pagination proportionally to the popularity of our editorial section. So if you're a scientist you'll read up on vital issues affecting your salary, promotion, job mobility and job security."
Note: Click here for more information on Naturejobs.
See also: news@nature.com

Patient Education Brochures
Source: The Medical Letter, Inc. (paid site license)
Note: Click on the link above to access the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Libraries' customized Medical Letter Web Site. The link to Patient Education Brochures is in the left-hand column under "Online Brochures."
Description: "Our patient education handouts are designed to help your patients, and they can be a great practice promotion tool! These easy-to-read, full-color brochures provide your patients with a written summary about their condition and its treatment. The information in the brochures is based on the same independent, unbiased reporting you find in The medical letter articles, but has been condensed and revised for the consumer. Provide your patients with the information they need to know to make the best decision for their care."
See also: The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics


8 September 2005

Hurricane Katrina


The Specialized Information Services Division of the National Library of Medicine has compiled potentially useful information for emergency response teams who are dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

The information can be found at http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/hurricane.html.

The posted information includes:

  • Environmental Cleanup and Recovery
  • Drinking Water
  • Food Safety
  • Farming and Agriculture
  • and much more.

A link to this Web site has been added temporarily in the "News" section of the TTUHSC Libraries Home Page.

New Database from Nature


news@nature.com

The TTUHSC Libraries have purchased a Premium Plus institutional site license to news@nature.com:

news@nature.com
Source: Nature Pub. Group (paid Premium Plus site license)
Description: "news@nature.com's mission is to provide the best science journalism on the web. You'll find breaking news, extended features and analysis, acclaimed columnists, plus blogs and multimedia specials-all brought to you by our award-winning team of journalists, based in cities from San Francisco to Sydney.
"In addition to regularly updated online-only content, news@nature.com includes news and analysis from Nature, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Medicine, and Nature Reviews Drug Discovery and BioEntrepreneur, plus science careers news from NatureJobs. For focused coverage in Biotechnology, Drug Discovery, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Medical Research, Careers and Physical Sciences, visit our dedicated news channels. You can also view news by subject.
"We have an extensive news and features archive. It contains all online-only news (including news, specials, columns and blogs) dating back to June 1998; all Nature news and features dating back to January 2004; and all news and news features from Nature Medicine, Nature Biotechnology and Nature Reviews Drug Discovery dating back to July 2004."
Note: The TTUHSC Libraries of the Health Sciences have a Premium Plus institutional site license which "includes
  • Full access to all the news from the contributing journals before it's printed
  • Complete access to our extensive news and features archive dating back to 1998
  • My News page where you can tailor your own news channel
  • Full access to our themed news collections."
Note: Click here for more information on news@nature.com.

A link to this database is now available on the TTUHSC Databases: N-S Web page.

New Journals from Nature


Nature Archives

The TTUHSC Libraries have purchased online full-text archive content for these journals:

  • Nature: January 1987 to date
  • Nature biotechnology (formerly Bio/technology: March 1983 to date

Nature journals

The TTUHSC Libraries have purchased online full-text access to this new Nature journal:

  • Nature chemical biology New!

The TTUHSC Libraries have joined with the South Central Academic Medical Libraries consortium (SCAMeL) to purchase online full-text access to the entire Nature Academic Collection. This Collection includes many journals that were already included with TTUHSC Libraries subscriptions. Thirteen journals, however, are now available for the first time to TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students.

  • Bone marrow transplantation
  • British dental journal New!
  • British journal of cancer
  • British journal of pharmacology
  • Cancer gene therapy New!
  • Cell death and differentiation
  • European journal of clinical nutrition New!
  • European journal of human genetics : EJHG New!
  • Evidence-based dentistry New!
  • Eye
  • Gene therapy
  • Genes and immunity
  • Heredity New!
  • International journal of impotence research New!
  • International journal of obesity
  • Journal of cerebral blood flow and metabolism
  • Journal of exposure analysis and environmental epidemiology New!
  • Journal of human hypertension New!
  • Journal of perinatology
  • Laboratory investigation
  • Leukemia
  • Modern pathology
  • Molecular psychiatry New!
  • Neuropsychopharmacology New!
  • Oncogene
  • Prostate cancer and prostatic diseases New!
  • The pharmacogenomics journal New!
  • Spinal cord

Nature Publishing Group is now publishing an open access journal "freely available to all researchers worldwide":

  • Molecular systems biology New!

All of these Nature journals are now available in


1 September 2005

Another Victory in the War on Passwords


The American Medical Association found our check!

TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students may now access the online full-text content of the following journals without needing user names and passwords:

  • Archives of dermatology
  • Archives of facial plastic surgery
  • Archives of general psychiatry
  • Archives of internal medicine
  • Archives of neurology
  • Archives of ophthalmology
  • Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery
  • Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine
  • Archives of surgery

These AMA journals are now available in


August 2005


25 August 2005:

The TTUHSC Libraries' TexShare Academic Databases Web page has been updated to reflect cuts in the program at the state level.

The new TexShare Web page lists all of the databases still available to TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students, including both the statewide Core Databases and the TexSelect Databases purchased by the TTUHSC Libraries.

24 August 2005:

What's New is Back!


This summer, the Libraries of the Health Sciences staff has resumed responsibility for editing the Libraries Web pages. Updates to this page should become more frequent, so keep checking back!

The lack of updates to What's New doesn't mean that big things haven't been happening at the TTUHSC Libraries! During the last eight months, the Libraries have purchased many new electronic resources. These will be enumerated and described below. Unfortunately, due to a lack of funding for TexShare at the state level, the Libraries also lost access to several electronic resources formerly provided through TexShare. The Libraries have endeavored to retain access to as many of these databases as possible. More on that below as well.

Let's begin with a look at the the Libraries' efforts to make access to electronic resources faster and more convenient and follow that with a catalog of new electronc resources.



Explore Our New Electronic Serials System:


Gold Rush is an electronic-serials management system developed by the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries. The TTUHSC Gold Rush is still under construction, but already includes the vast majority of electronic journals subscribed to by the TTUHSC Libraries.

For the first time, all of the electronic journals available to TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students will be available from a single index. Electronic journals now embedded in TexShare databases like EBSCO's Academic Search Premier and Gale's Health Resource Center Academic are listed alongside journals from HighWire Press, Journals@Ovid, MD Consult, ScienceDirect, and other providers.

Gold Rush also lists all of the journals available on paper in the TTUHSC Libraries along with a link to the Library Catalog.

Gold Rush provides subject access journal titles using both MeSH and Library of Congress Subject Headings.

When fully implemented later this year, Gold Rush will include an Article Finder, as well as an OpenURL-compliant link resolver which will provide article-level links between resources held by the TTUHSC Libraries.

Eventually, Gold Rush will completely replace the TTUHSC Electronic Journals Web pages. For the present, a link to Gold Rush has been provided at the top of each of these pages. You should always check Gold Rush first before consulting the old journal lists.

Note: A few online journal subscriptions are not yet available through Gold Rush. These journals are still available from the old TTUHSC Electronic Journals Web pages. Please note, however, the existing TTUHSC Electronic Journals Web pages are no longer being updated.



New England journal of medicine PDFs Are Back!


In response to popular demand, the TTUHSC Libraries have just purchased a site license from the Massachusetts Medical Society that allows online full-text access to New England journal of medicine directly from the Society's Web site. This license includes access to PDFs of articles!

TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students are invited to consider the cost of direct online access to NEJM:

  1. one arm
  2. one leg
  3. all of the above

The answer is, in fact, none of the above, but consider that the Libraries are now paying nearly twice as much to the Massachusetts Medical Society for access to PDFs as was being paid to Ovid for HTML-only access. (Access to NEJM from Journals@Ovid will continue until that subscription runs out on December 31st.)

The new Massachusetts Medical Society NEJM interface is now available in Gold Rush.



Online Backfiles for Brain research Journals


The TTUHSC Libraries paid $22,386 for a 2005 subscription to Elsevier's Brain research suite of journals. As with most Elsevier subscriptions, TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students were allowed online full-text access to the most recent 12 months of issues.

Through a separate purchase, the TTUHSC Libraries have secured access to online backfiles of the six journals in the Brain research family beginning in 1998 and, of course, extending through the most-recently-posted issues. The following journals are included in this license:

  • Brain research
  • Brain research protocols
  • Brain research reviews
  • Cognitive brain research
  • Developmental brain research
  • Molecular brain research

These new online holdings are now available in Gold Rush.



The War on Passwords Continues!


As a result of negotiations between Libraries staff and electronic database providers, user names and passwords are no longer required for access to MD Consult, MICROMEDEX, and Ovid. By paying a surcharge to the American Medical Association, the Libraries have also eliminated the need for user names and passwords to access JAMA online. The AMA Archives journals will follow suit as soon as the AMA finds the check that was mailed from Lubbock on August 8th.

All of these databases and journals will now screen users by computer IP address. This means that access will be available from every computer on all five TTUHSC campuses. Access from off-campus will be available to TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students through the proxy server.

Alas, not all news is good news. Earlier this year, The lancet discontinued IP-screening and reverted to user names and passwords. The Libraries, of course, have no control over such corporate decision-making.



The Adis International Collection


The Libraries of the Health Sciences have purchased the Adis International Collection, a collection of 30 online full-text electronic journals in the fields of pharmacy and pharmacology offered by Ovid. These journals may be accessed through the Ovid database links on the TTUHSC Libraries Web site and are also listed individually on Gold Rush.

High-impact factor titles include:

  • BioDrugs
  • Clinical drug investigation
  • Clinical pharmacokinetics
  • CNS drugs
  • Drug safety
  • Drugs
  • Drugs & aging
  • Molecular diagnosis
  • PharmacoEconomics
  • Sports medicine

And this list includes only 10 of the 30 titles! For more more information about the Adis International Collection and its journals, please visit Ovid.



The Entire Blackwell STM Package is Back!


Working through the South Central Academic Medical Libraries consortium (SCAMeL), the TTUHSC Libraries have been able to reinstitute online full-text access to the entire Science, Techology and Medicine Collection from Blackwell Publishing. The STM Collection currently includes over 390 electronic journals. These journals are now accessible on Gold Rush. Years of coverage vary from journal to journal, so pay attention to the dates listed on Gold Rush.

A PDF journal listing broken down by subject is available from Blackwell Publishing.



The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics


The TTUHSC Libraries have purchased an electronic site license to The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics. This license includes access to far more than the parent journal:

  • The medical letter on drugs and therapeutics (including a Canadian edition and a French version)
  • Treatment guidelines from The medical letter
  • Adverse Drug Interactions Program ("an evidence-based, proprietary database of adverse drug interactions")
  • Drugs of choice (an electronic book)
  • Handbook of antimicrobial therapy (an electronic book)
  • Patient Education Brochures

The e-journals are available in Gold Rush, the e-books are listed on the TTHUSC Electronic Books Web pages, and the databases will soon be listed on the TTUHSC Databases Web pages.



3,008 New Electronic Books Now Available From



The TTUHSC Libraries of the Health Sciences have purchased access to ebrary's Science, Medicine & Allied Health collection of 3,008 electronc books.

Key Subject Areas: Biology, Chemistry, Clinical Medicine, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Health Care Delivery, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Mathematics, Medical Ethics, Physics & Astronomy, Public Health, Health Policy.

Contributing Publishers (partial list): BIOS Scientific Publishers Ltd, BMJ Publishing Group, CABI Publishing, Cambridge University Press, Island Press, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Johns Hopkins University Press, Karger Publishers, Kluwer Academic, Marcel Dekker Incorporated, Martin Dunitz Ltd, National Academies Press, Royal Society of Chemistry, Springer, World Health Organization."

Including the 609 titles in netLibrary's Shared Medical Collection, the TTUHSC Libraries of the Health Sciences have added more than 3,600 new electronic books since the beginning of 2004.

Note: It is not possible at this time to list ebrary titles individually on the TTUHSC Libraries Web site. Instead, a link to ebrary has been provided on each of the TTHUSC Electronic Books Web pages.



Changes to STAT!Ref


In the past, the TTUHSC Libraries offered two selections of electronic books from STAT!Ref Electronic Medical Library. Access to one came as part of the TexShare Core Databases program, and the other slightly more extensive selection was purchased as part of a SCAMeL consortial contract. Each selection contained several unique titles.

STAT!Ref was dropped from the TexShare Core Databases list on July 1st, the beginning of Texas State Library's 2006 fiscal year. However, by purchasing STAT!Ref as part of the TexShare TexSelect Databases program, the TTUHSC Libraries were able to gain access to all of the old TexShare Core Databases STAT!Ref e-books as well as all of the extra e-books available on as part of the SCAMeL contract.

As a result, the TTUHSC Libraries have been able to drop out of the SCAMeL STAT!Ref program and go with a single provider: TexShare TexSelect Databases. Accessing these books is now considerably easier as before it was necessary to physically log-out of one STAT!Ref list in order to access a book from the other STAT!Ref list.

Each STAT!Ref e-book is now available from a single link, and all are listed on the TTHUSC Electronic Books Web pages.



New From the MD Consult Clinical Knowledge System:
FIRSTConsult


Elsevier describes FIRSTConsult as "an Evidence Based Primary Care Decision Support Tool providing quick concise information to Clinicians." It is "designed for use at the time and point of care."

FIRSTConsult is intended to provide:

  • Differential Diagnoses files for rapid evaluation of presenting signs and symptoms, with interactive access to lists of over 1,800 potential diagnoses sorted by age and prevalence
  • Medical Topics presents FIRSTConsult's database of clinically compiled, weekly updated information on patient evaluation, diagnosis and treatment, tests, prevention and much more
  • Patient Education handouts written in both English and Spanish
  • Procedures provide clear, systematic guidance, in the form of text, video and medical animation on procedures integral to practising medicine across most specialities
Access to FIRSTConsult is available from any MD Consult edition Web page and directly from the Databases link on the TTUHSC Libraries home page as well as from the Left Navigation bar on any TTUHSC Libraries Web page. It will soon be listed and described on the TTUHSC Databases Web pages.



TexShare: The Bad News


Due to financial considerations, TexShare has been forced to cancel a number of databases from the TexShare Core Databases program for the 2006 fiscal year (beginning 1 July 2005).

The TexShare Core Databases program, distributed statewide to participating academic and public libraries, is now limited to the following databases.

  • EBSCO
    • Academic Search Premier
    • Business Source Premier
    • MasterFILE Premier
    • Military and Government Collection
    • Regional Business News
  • GALE
    • Health Resource Center Academic
    • Health and Wellness Resource Center
    • InfoTrac Custom Newspapers
    • Literature Resource Center
    • Student Resource Center Gold
  • NetLibrary
    • NetLibrary (over 27,000 titles)
  • OCLC FirstSearch
    • OCLC WorldCat
  • ProQuest
    • HeritageQuest Online
    • Texas Digital Sanborn Maps
    • 20th Century American Poetry
    • 20th Century English Poetry
  • Teton Data
    • TDNet (journal locator service)
  • Texas State Historical Association and General Libraries at UT Austin
    • Handbook of Texas

All of these databases are still available to TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students from the links on the TTUHSC Libraries TexShare Web page. This Web page will be properly updated as soon as time allows.

Note: Many of the journals in the above listed databases, particularly those related to science and business, are available individually on Gold Rush.



TexShare: The Good News


The TTUHSC Libraries of the Health Sciences have managed to retain additional TexShare databases by purchasing them from TexShare TexSelect Databases.

As mentioned above, the TTUHSC Libraries have purchased access to electronic books from the STAT!Ref Electronic Medical Library. In addition, the Libraries have purchased access to the FirstSearch Base Package, a collection of 10 FirstSearch databases from OCLC Online Computer Library Center:

  • ArticleFirst (OCLC index of articles from the contents pages of journals)
  • Electronic Books (OCLC catalog of online electronic books available through libraries worldwide)
  • Electronic Collections Online (an OCLC collection of scholarly journals)
  • Clase and Peri�dica (index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities)
  • ERIC (journal articles and reports in education)
  • GPO Monthly Catalog (U.S. government publications)
  • MEDLINE (all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing)
  • PapersFirst (OCLC index of papers presented at conferences worldwide)
  • ProceedingsFirst (an OCLC index of worldwide conference proceedings)
  • World Almanac (Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia and four almanacs)

Links to these databases are still available on the TTUHSC Libraries TexShare Web page. They are also listed, described, and linked from the TTUHSC Databases Web pages.



More New Resources Are On The Way!


Keep watching the What's New page, because more changes are coming!

In September, the TTUHSC Libraries will be offering a number of new products from Nature Publishing Company including Nature chemical biology, all of the e-journals in the Nature Academic Collection, a full-text archive of the flagship journal Nature extending back to 1987, and more!