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December 2006

12 December 2006

Wiley InterScience Journals Now Available on


The TTUHSC Libraries have joined the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) in order to take advantage of a consortial agreement between GWLA and Wiley InterScience. As a result, TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students now have online full-text access to nearly 400 Wiley InterScience journals in the basic sciences, medicine, nursing, and technology from 1997 to date (provided, of course, that the journal was not launched until after 1997).

All of these electronic journals have been added to , the TTUHSC Libraries' online serials system.

The journals are too numerous to be listed in this space. The title list provided to the TTUHSC Libraries by Wiley InterScience may be downloaded here:
  • GWLA Titles

Please note that this document is dated "December 31, 2004." It remains the most recent list provided to the TTUHSC Libraries by Wiley InterScience. Several titles listed as "active" in Section D of this list have ceased publication since 2004, while several of the titles listed as "ceased" in Section E actually ceased publication before 1997 and, as a result, are not in fact included in the GWLA package. Such is the record-keeping of publishers!

8 December 2006

Important Information for ScienceDirect Users


Elsevier provides online access to its important medical and basic-science journals through its ScienceDirect electronic-journal platform. Unfortunately, this publisher has managed to mix up the accounts of Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. In the process of separating these accounts, now scheduled for the week of 25-29 December 2006, some information recorded on the ScienceDirect Web site by individual users may be lost. This is Elsevier's explanation of the problem:
Due to integrating the Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center accounts to correct an IP range assignment, users who have created their profiles on ScienceDirect may lose their saved searches and alerts permanently. This change will take place during December 25-29, 2006. In the event you are not able to access your current profile, you may click register on ScienceDirect and create alerts and saved searches within. ScienceDirect E-Customer Support wants to notify you of this change so that you my temporarily record your information to re-enter if needed. This information includes
  • Saved searches
  • Saved alerts
  • Any other personalization feature that might have been in your registered SciencDirect profile
  • Thank you

Actual access to TTUHSC's subscribed electronic-journal content, either through , the TTUHSC Libraries' online serials system, or directly from ScienceDirect Web site, should not be affected.

5 December 2006


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.
We heard from early responders to our NEW CONTENT SURVEY that more information on cultural issues would be appreciated, so as a "quick fix" for December we're bringing you Clinical Manual of Cultural Psychiatry, edited by Russell F. Lim, M.D. Released in 2006, this manual represents the clinical state of the art in culturally competent assessment and treatment, and provides important information on African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos/Hispanics, Native Americans, and Alaska Natives.

If you haven't yet done so, please take a minute to complete our survey to measure interest in additional titles to be added to the core content at www.PsychiatryOnline.com. We are committed to growing the site to meet your and your patrons needs, and your feedback is essential to our success. This month's free book is a direct result of survey feedback, and we'd like to give you this opportunity to have a say in where we go next.

This link will take you directly to the survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=331322713723.

You'll also find a link to the survey from the www.PsychiatryOnline.com Feedback page here: http://www.psychiatryonline.com/feedback.aspx.

If you have any questions about this survey, please email us at psychiatryonline@psych.org.

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 Clinical Manual of Cultural Psychiatry as a PDF download for the month of December. We hope you enjoy it!



November 2006

17 November 2006

New Electronic Journals Available on


6 November 2006

Electronic Book News


The TTUHSC Electronic Books: Individual Electronic Books Web pages have been rewritten, simplified, and reduced in number from five to four. All e-book entries are now in the same format. Information about particular e-books is generally limited to title, edition (other than first), and date of publication.

Getting to particular MD Consult electronic books is now easier. Every link to an e-book from MD Consult now leads directly to that book. After clicking on the link, you will still be directed to the Select An Edition screen. Select the appropriate edition (e.g., MD Consult Core Collection) or Select All, then click Continue. You will then go directly to the MD Consult home page for that e-book.

New Electronic Books

Essentials of clinical psychopharmacology. 2nd ed. 2006.
Source: American Psychiatric Pub. via PsychiatryOnline (paid site license)
What your patients need to know about psychiatric medications. 2005.
Source: American Psychiatric Pub. via PsychiatryOnline (paid site license)

PsychiatryOnline.com Survey


The following communication was received from American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. on Thursday, 2 November 2006:
We are currently conducting a survey to measure interest in additional titles to be added at PsychiatryOnline.com. We are committed to growing the site to meet your and your users' needs, and your feedback is essential to our success. We've already gotten some great feedback as a result of the Psychopharmacology titles added last week, and we want to give you this opportunity to have a say in what we add next.

This link will take you directly to the survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=331322713723.

You' ll also find a link to the survey from the PsychiatryOnline.com Feedback page here: http://www.psychiatryonline.com/feedback.aspx.

If you have any questions about this survey, please email us at psychiatryonline@psych.org.

TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students are urged to participate.


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.
November's free book is Countertransference Issues in Psychiatric Treatment, edited by Glen O. Gabbard, M.D. Whereas most literature on countertransference is geared toward psychoanalysis and dynamic psychotherapy, this volume illustrates how countertransference issues must be considered in every clinical setting. The book breaks new ground in considering emotional reactions to the patient as an integral part of psychiatric practice and discusses controversies about countertransference. It also reviews psychoanalytic theory involving subjectivity, projective identification, role responsiveness, and countertransference enactments.

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 Gabbard's Countertransference Issues in Psychiatric Treatment as a PDF download for the month of November. We hope you enjoy it!



October 2006

31 October 2006

New Electronic Journals Available on


More than 2,500 full-text electronic journals from Business Source Complete, an EBSCOhost database included in the TexShare core databases package, have been added to , the TTUHSC Libraries' online serials system.

Full-text journal holdings from Academic Search Premier and Business Source Premier have been updated.

Annual Preston Smith Library Booksale
Begins 6 November 2006


Books received as gifts by the TTUHSC Preston Smith Library over the past year will be on sale in the Reference Room of the Lubbock facility from Monday, 6 November 2006, until closing time on Friday, 10 November 2006. We look forward to seeing you there!

11 October 2006

Pre-CINAHL Merged with CINAHL Databases


The following communication was received from EBSCO Publishing on Monday, 9 October 2006:
We are pleased to announce that Pre-CINAHL content has been successfully integrated into the CINAHL Plus, CINAHL with Full Text, and CINAHL Plus with Full Text products. As a result, we will be removing Pre-CINAHL as a separate database for those customers who subscribe to CINAHL Plus, CINAHL with Full Text, and CINAHL Plus with Full Text, in an effort to limit end-user confusion when selecting a database to search. Your users will no longer see a separate listing for Pre-CINAHL on the Choose Databases screen in EBSCOhost, and will be able to simply access all of this content through one of the three above-referenced databases.

As a result, separate entries for Pre-CINAHL have been deleted from the relevant TTUHSC Databases Web pages.

Pre-CINAHL was "a companion database to CINAHL . . . intended to provide current awareness of new journal articles, and [included] a rotating file of limited bibliographic information (no subject searching), which are available to searchers only for the time when these articles are being assigned additional indexing." TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students may continue to access Pre-CINAHL information in CINAHL Plus with Full Text, which is available in the "Databases" pop-out box on the TTUHSC Libraries Home page and on the TTUHSC Databases and on the Databases: A-F Web pages.

10 October 2006


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.
October's free book is Core Competencies for Psychiatric Practice: What Clinicians Need to Know, (A Report of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology), edited by Stephen C. Scheiber, M.D., Thomas A. M. Kramer, M.D., and Susan E. Adamowski, Ed.D.

Written from the perspective of those responsible for educating and certifying the next generations of psychiatrists, this invaluable resource will help psychiatric residents and their faculty and training directors understand the core competencies important to the ABPN and provide practitioners with a view of what will be contained in the upcoming maintenance of certification programs now being designed.

We hope you enjoy this title, which is part of the Core Competencies series from APPI, a series of books that explicitly address the six core areas of competency needed in medical practice as outlined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the American Board of Medical Specialties. You can find other books in the Core Competencies series by visiting www.appi.org and searching for "core competencies."

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 Core Competencies for Psychiatric Practice as a PDF download for the month of October. We hope you enjoy it!



September 2006

1 September 2006


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.
September's free book is Clinical Manual of Anxiety Disorders, edited by Dan J. Stein, M.D., Ph.D.

This clinical manual has earned its place in the literature as one of just a few volumes that covers all of the major anxiety disorders and presents integrated contributions from both psychopharmacologists and psychotherapists--all in one compact work written for busy clinicians. The book begins by reviewing recent important diagnostic, epidemiological, neurobiological, and treatment findings-all of which have significant implications for clinicians. Subsequent chapters cover panic disorder and agoraphobia, specific phobia, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.

"Dr. Stein and colleagues are to be congratulated for putting together such a helpful and user-friendly treatment manual. The chapters are well-organized and present state-of-the-art information for busy clinicians including tips for assessment, discussion of risk factors and etiology, and treatment algorithms. I recommend this manual highly." - Donald W. Black, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa

We hope you enjoy this title, which is only one of many Clinical Manuals available from APPI. Our Clinical Manuals distill the most clinically relevant information on specific topics into a single concise volume. You can find other books in the Clinical Manual series by visiting www.appi.org and searching for "clinical manual".

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 Clinical Manual of Anxiety Disorders as a PDF download for the month of September. We hope you enjoy it!



August 2006

25 August 2006

Welcome to AccessMedicine


AccessMedicine provides online access to a number of classic McGraw-Hill textbooks including

AccessMedicine also includes
and more, including PDA Downloads.

AccessMedicine is available in the "Online Books" pop-out box on the TTUHSC Libraries Home page, on the TTUHSC Electronic Books: Collections of Electronic Books Web page, and on the TTUHSC Databases and Databases: A-F Web pages.

All AccessMedicine titles will be added to the TTUHSC Electronic Books: Individual Electronic Books Web pages as soon as possible.
AccessMedicine
Source: McGraw-Hill (paid site license)
Description: "McGraw-Hill's AccessMedicine.com is an innovative online resource that provides students, residents, clinicians, and researchers with instant answers to clinical questions from the most trusted sources. To keep pace with the changing practice of medicine, AccessMedicine delivers the latest medical advances and knowledge from recognized physicians delivered in a digital aggregation with online desktop, PDA, iPod, and MP3 compatible device solutions. . . . Updated daily by world-renowned physicians and expanded continuously, AccessMedicine is designed for direct access to the information necessary for completing evaluations, diagnoses, case management decisions, conducting research, medical education, or self-assessment and board review."
Note: AccessMedicine includes a Clinical Library as well as the LANGE Educational Library.
Note: Click here for more information about AccessMedicine.
Note: Also listed as a database.

Title Lists for ebrary Now Available


People ask why ebrary e-books are not listed on the TTUHSC Electronic Books: Individual Electronic Books Web pages. The short answer is: Because there are more than 4,000 of them! And more are being added all the time. And the ultimate goal of the TTUHSC Libraries is to bypass the "Individual Electronic Books" Web pages by adding all electronic book titles to the Library Catalog.

In the meantime, title lists have been created in Microsoft Word format for each TTUHSC ebrary collection:
  • Health, Biomedical and Clinical Sciences Collection (2,164 titles)
  • Life and Physical Science Collection (2,304 titles)

These title lists are available for download on each of the TTUHSC Electronic Books: Individual Electronic Books Web pages and the ebrary at entry on the TTUHSC Electronic Books: Collections of Electronic Books Web page:
ebrary
Source: ebrary (paid site license)
Description: TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students have access to two different ebrary subject databases:
Health, Biomedical and Clinical Sciences: "ebrary's Health, Biomedical and Clinical Sciences Collection supports student and faculty research on topics ranging from basic chemistry and biology, issues in clinical medicine, and nursing, to debates of public health policy."
  • Download a list of e-books included in the Health, Biomedical and Clinical Sciences Collection (2,164 titles)
Life and Physical Sciences: "ebrary's Life and Physical Sciences Collection offers students and faculty several thousand introductory texts and upper-level monographs on a range of scientific topics."
  • Download a list of e-books included in the Life and Physical Science Collection (2,304 titles)
Note: Click here to download the ebrary Patron User Guide.

More E-Book News


Direct links to Books@Ovid and MD Consult have been added to the "Online Books" pop-out box on the TTUHSC Libraries Home page, joining AccessMedicine, ebrary, NetLibrary, and STAT!Ref.

Remember to check the TTUHSC Electronic Books: Individual Electronic Books, the TTUHSC Electronic Books: Collections of Electronic Books, and the TTUHSC Electronic Books: Historical Electronic Books Web pages for additional electronic books.

1 August 2006

New TTUHSC TexShare Academic Databases Web Page


The new TTUHSC TexShare Academic Databases Web page is now available.

TexShare is a cooperative program of the Texas State Library that uses the purchasing power of the State of Texas to negotiate more favorable terms from database publishers than any individual library could obtain. Most Texas libraries, from K-12 through postgraduate, including the TTUHSC Libraries of the Health Sciences, are dues-paying members of TexShare.

Our membership, as an academic institution, gives TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students access to a large number of high-quality databases, many incorporating full-text journals, in a number of subjects. For the current biennium, which began on 1 July 2006, many databases have been added to the TexShare "Core" for the loss of only one significant database, Gale's Student Resource Center Gold. New Core Databases are identified as NEW! on the alphabetical list below. New databases of interest to TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students include Alt HealthWatch, Consumer Health Complete, Health Source - Consumer Edition, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, MedicLatina, Natural & Alternative Treatments, and Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, all from EBSCO.

In addition to the TexShare Core Databases, the TTUHSC Libraries have purchased access to a number of other databases at reduced rates through the TexSelect program, notably STAT!Ref.

Where possible (and appropriate) full-text journals from TexShare and TexSelect databases have been or will be added to , the TTUHSC Libraries' online serials system.

Don't rely merely on the list below. Check out the full TTUHSC TexShare Academic Databases Web page for links to more information about each database, links to guides and tutorials for selected databases, and a rudimentary listing of databases by subject. All of the new databases will be added to the TTUHSC Databases alphabetical database listings as soon as possible.

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.
August's free book is Infanticide: Psychosocial and Legal Perspectives on Mothers Who Kill, edited by Margaret G. Spinelli, M.D., and winner of the 2004 Manfred S. Guttmacher Award.

Maternal infanticide, or the murder of a child in its first year of life by its mother, elicits sorrow, anger, horror, and outrage. But the perpetrator is often a victim, too. The editor of this revealing work asks us to reach beyond rage, stretch the limits of compassion, and enter the minds of mothers who kill their babies--with the hope that advancing the knowledge base and stimulating inquiry in this neglected area of maternal-infant research will save young lives. This book, almost complete when the news broke in 2001 that Andrea Yates had drowned her five children, was written to help remedy the dearth of up-to-date, research-based literature. The recent verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity in the retrial of Andrea Yates for the deaths of her five children indicates how far society has come in understanding the complexity of postpartum mental illnesses.

"Margaret Spinelli has gathered a group of experts to examine the subject of maternal infanticide from biologic, psychosocial, legal, and cultural perspectives. Her book handles the material sensitively, with an eye toward prevention. It also serves as a compendium of knowledge to aid mental health providers in diagnosing and treating psychiatric disorders related to infanticide, while assisting experts involved in the legal defense of women charged with the crime.... Because so many personal and societal taboos must be overcome in order to kill one's own child, this central question begs for an answer: What is it about the biological and psychosocial factors that lead these women to cross the boundary from violent impulse to action? In the end, however, this excellent book leaves the readers well equipped to ponder this question themselves." - Jennifer L. Kunst, Ph.D., The New England Journal of Medicine

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 Infanticide: Psychosocial and Legal Perspectives on Mothers Who Kill as a PDF download for the month of August. We hope you enjoy it!



July 2006

6 July 2006

All Ten Cell Press Journals Now Available Online


TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students have long had online full-text access to Cell and Neuron. The TTUHSC Libraries have just concluded an agreement that provides online full-text access to the other eight Cell Press journals on Elsevier's ScienceDirect platform.

By contract, access to each of the journals begins with 1998 (or the journal's first issue if it began publication after 1998). In addition, Elsevier is providing complementary access to issues published in the years 1995-1997 inclusive (where applicable).

All ten Cell Press titles are listed below. Click on any title to link to its record in , the TTUHSC Libraries online serials system.

Big Changes to TexShare


TexShare is providing a new set of Core Databases for fiscal year 2007 (July 2006 through June 2007). Several databases have been dropped, while many, many more have been added, particularly databases offered by EBSCOhost Research Databases.

It will take several weeks to update the TTUHSC Libraries TexShare Academic Databases Web page. In the meantime, you may continue to use the links on that Web page. The vast majority should still work from on or off campus. In addition, a list of current URLs for TexShare Core Databases is available from the Texas State Library.

Bear in mind that most URLs on the new TexShare Core Databases list require IP-authentication and thus will not work from off-campus locations.

Remember, the vast majority of the links listed on the TTUHSC Libraries TexShare Academic Databases Web page should still work from on or off campus.

5 July 2006

Changes to TTUHSC Libraries Web Site


To avoid further confusion, the "TTUHSC Catalog & Databases" and "TTUHSC Databases" Web pages have been combined into a single TTUHSC Databases Web page. The new TTUHSC Databases Web page contains links to the alphabetical databases lists as well as direct links to some of the more popular databases provided by the TTUHSC Libraries.

The TTUHSC Databases Web page can be accessed by clicking on "Databases" on the TTUHSC Libraries Home page or by clicking "more" in the databases pop-up list. The TTUHSC Databases Web page is also accessible under "Library Resources" in the left navigation column on the other TTUHSC Libraries Web pages. A direct link to the Library Catalog has also been added to the left navigation column.

Welcome to DynaMed


DynaMed, founded and managed by Brian S. Alper M.D., MSPH, is, in the words of EBSCO Publishing, "a point-of-care reference resource designed to provide doctors and medical researchers with the best available evidence to support clinical decision-making." The Libraries of the Health Sciences are providing both desktop and PDA access to TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students.

An analysis of DynaMed was published in the Nov./Dec. 2005 issue of Annals of family medicine. (Annals of family medicine is an open-access journal available in TTUHSC's electronic serials system, .)

DynaMed is available under "Databases" on the TTUHSC Libraries Home page. It is also accessible from the TTUHSC Databases Web page as well as the TTUHSC Databases: A-F Web page.
DynaMed
Source: EBSCOhost Research Databases (paid site license)
Description: "DynaMed is a clinical reference tool created by a physician for physicians and other health care professionals for use primarily at the 'point-of-care'. With clinically-organized summaries for nearly 2,000 topics, DynaMed is the only evidence-based reference shown to answer most clinical questions during practice. Based on the results of a study published in Annals of Family Medicine (November/December 2005), not only did primary care clinicians answer more clinical questions with access to DynaMed than without DynaMed, but these clinicians also found more answers in DynaMed that changed clinical decisions.
DynaMed is updated daily and monitors the content of over 500 medical journals and systematic evidence review databases directly and indirectly by using many journal review services. Each publication is reviewed cover-to-cover, and each article is evaluated for clinical relevance and scientific validity. The new evidence is then integrated with existing content, and overall conclusions are changed as appropriate representing a synthesis of the best available evidence. Through this process of systematic literature surveillance, the best available evidence determines the content of DynaMed."
PDA Access: Anyone interested in registering for TTUHSC DynaMed PDA access must send an e-mail to dynamedsupport@epnet.com identifying themselves as TTUHSC patrons in need of a PDA Serial number. Once the patron has the serial number, the patron can register for PDA access. Just follow the instructions in the e-mail. (EBSCO is hoping to eliminate this step by the end of the summer [2006] so patrons will only need to click on a "Download PDA" button and be ready to go.)
Note: Click here for more information about the DynaMed.


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.
July's free book is Brain Circuitry and Signaling in Psychiatry: Basic Science and Clinical Implications, edited by Gary B. Kaplan, M.D., and Ronald P. Hammer Jr., Ph.D. Structured around a proven teaching methodology that uniquely integrates the clinical aspects of psychiatric disorders with their neurobiology, this volume begins with two introductory chapters on functional neural circuitry and neural signaling pathways. The remaining six chapters present current knowledge on the neuroanatomic and neurochemical mechanisms underlying schizophrenia, addiction, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and dementia/Alzheimer's disease. Understanding the neurochemistry of the brain is becoming more and more important as psychiatric conditions are linked with certain neurotransmitter systems, and newer medications interact in increasingly specific ways with different neurotransmitter systems. This classic book offers grounding in the basics of these systems so you can better understand the benefits and potential risks of treatments.

"For research fellows in training, or an advanced course in residency, this could be an excellent source book. For a clinical researcher dedicated to a relatively confined area, this book concisely and clearly explains the other 95% that we wish we knew as well as our own area. It's all in here. This volume will be a timely addition to a clinician's or researcher's desk library. It has become an essential companion to my daily reading time, helping me keep straight on the paths of the midbrain and basal forebrain..All this is to say that if a helpful guide to neuropsychiatry is needed, here it is. No fear factor, just clarity and accuracy in a compact handbook, written so well that any amygdal e will be pleased." - Ronald M. Salomon, M.D., Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

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 Brain Circuitry and Signaling in Psychiatry: Basic Science and Clinical Implications as a PDF download for the month of July. We hope you enjoy it!



June 2006

26 June 2006

From Ovid to EBSCO: A New Owner for
CINAHL and SPORTDiscus


EBSCO Publishing has purchased the CINAHL and SPORTDiscus databases. As existing contracts with Ovid and SilverPlatter expire, libraries are moving to the EBSCOhost Research Databases platform. The TTUHSC Libraries have been providing access to CINAHL and SPORTDiscus via Ovid. This access will cease after 31 August 2006. In the meantime, access via EBSCOhost Research Databases is available now!

Please note that all other existing Ovid databases are still available and will continue to be available to TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students.

The TTUHSC Libaries had several options when forced to choose a new CINAHL platform and opted for the most complete version: CINAHL Plus with Full Text, which EBSCO describes as "the world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing and allied health journals."

The following information is from the EBSCO's e-mail press release dated 20 March 2006:
  • PreCINAHL
    "Similar to PreMEDLINE, PreCINAHL is a complement to CINAHL and contains immediate TOC for 800+ core journals and 700+ of those titles also include author supplied abstracts immediately upon publication."
  • SEARCHABLE CITED REFERENCES
    "CINAHL via EBSCOhost provides searchable cited references for 1,147 journals from 2000 to present. This is particularly useful considering that ISI's Web of Science only includes 33 nursing journals."
  • AUTHOR PROFILES
    "Author profiles will be available at no additional charge with the purchase of CINAHL via EBSCOhost. The top 3,000 most cited authors (in nursing and allied health journals) will have profiles."

Evidence-Based Care Sheets and Quick Lessons (pre-formatted search strategies) are also available.

In addition, CINAHL Plus with Full Text includes full-text coverage for nearly 400 journals. Most of these have been added to TTUHSC's electronic serials system, .

For detailed information on the use of CINAHL Plus with Full Text, see Searching CINAHL via EBSCO, which can be found on the TTUHSC Libraries Guides & Tutorials Web page.

The new databases are accessible from the TTUHSC Databases Web page as well as the appropriate TTUHSC Databases alphabetical listings. CINAHL Plus with Full Text is also available under "Databases" on the TTUHSC Libraries Home page.
CINAHL Plus with Full Text
Source: EBSCOhost Research Databases (paid site license)
Coverage: 1937 to date.
Description: "CINAHL Plus with Full Text provides indexing for 3,024 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health, with indexing back to 1937. Offering complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses' Association, CINAHL Plus with Full Text covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines. In addition, this database offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals and book chapters, as well as Evidence-Based Care Sheet. Searchable cited references for more than 1,160 journals are also included. CINAHL Plus with Full Text provides full text 337 of journals, plus legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials. PDF backfiles to 1937 are also included."
Note: Click here for information about Searching CINAHL via EBSCO prepared by the reference librarians at the TTUHSC Libraries of the Health Sciences.
Note: Most full-text journals from this database are also available in .
See also: Pre-CINAHL
Pre-CINAHL
Source: EBSCOhost Research Databases (paid site license)
Description: "A companion database to CINAHL, Pre-CINAHL is intended to provide current awareness of new journal articles, and includes a rotating file of limited bibliographic information (no subject searching), which are available to searchers only for the time when these articles are being assigned additional indexing. This enables users to gain access to article citations that otherwise would not be available. Once the bibliographic records are complete, they are added to the CINAHL database and removed from Pre-CINAHL."
Note: Most full-text journals from this database are also available in .
See also: CINAHL Plus with Full Text
SPORTDiscus
Source: EBSCOhost Research Databases (paid site license)
Coverage: 1800 to date.
Description: "SPORTDiscus is the most comprehensive, bibliographic database covering sport, physical fitness, exercise, sports medicine, sports science, physical education, kinesiology, coaching, training, sport administration, officiating, sport law & legislation, college & university sport, disabled persons, facility design & management, intramural & school sport, doping, drugs, health, health education, biomechanics, movement science, injury prevention rehabilitation, physical therapy, rehabilitation, nutrition, exercise physiology, sport & exercise psychology, recreation, leisure studies, tourism, allied health, occupational health & therapy, public health and more. With full bibliographic coverage, this database includes over 750,000 records with journal and monograph coverage going back to 1800; over 20,000 dissertations and theses and reference to articles in 60 different languages. The content also consists of international references from journal and magazine articles, books, book chapters, conference proceedings and more.
"This database is sorted in the following order: Descending Publication Year; Journal; Book Analytic Source; Start Page."

16 June 2006

TTUHSC Libraries Drop BioMed Central Membership


From Richard Wood, Executive Director of Libraries:
"TTUHSC Libraries have determined that we will immediately cease participation as members of Biomed Central. This decision is a consequence of several questionable actions on the part of Biomed Central during the last ten days. We had informed Biomed Central of our intent to continue as members of that organization early in May of 2006. Nevertheless, on June 5, 2006, we discovered that the TTUHSC customized link to Biomed Central had been broken and replaced with a message which stated that TTUHSC was NOT a member institution. When we contacted Biomed Central headquarters in Great Britain to complain of this action, we were told that a mistake had been made by them, but that it would be fixed within 24 hours. That conversation took place on June 8. June 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 passed with no correction on Biomed Central's part. In the meantime, Biomed Central began its new business model which included the requirement that submittals for publication in the BMC journals be accompanied by page charges. Heretofore, all submittals by individuals whose libraries were BMC members were published with a waiving of such page charges. One of our own TTUHSC faculty members was informed that he would have to pay BMC page charges in the amount of some $1,500 in order to have his article published. Having marketed itself as a forum for open access, BMC has certainly moved over to the for profit side of things. It was at that point that the TTUHSC libraries decided to cease its $3000 annual subsidization of BMC . It is interesting to note that last year the 15 health sciences center libraries in the states of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and New Mexico were all BMC members: there are currently only 3 who are renewing members of BMC."

BioMed Central's open access journals will continue to be available to TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students on .

Access to the BioMed Central Home Page will continue to be available from the TTUHSC Databases: A-F Web page.

images.MD Still Available


Until recently, the TTUHSC Libraries received access to images.MD, "the online encyclopedia of medical images," as a part of the Libraries' BioMed Central membership. Fortunately, BioMed Central recently sold images.MD to the Current Medicine Group. The Libraries were able to purchase a site license from the new owners ensuring that images.MD's collection of more than 50,000 medical images is still available to TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students.

images.MD is accessible from the TTUHSC Catalog & Databases Web page as well as the TTUHSC Databases: G-M Web page.

7 June 2006


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.
June's free book is The Difficult-to-Treat Psychiatric Patient, edited by Mantosh J. Dewan, M.D., and Ronald W. Pies, M.D. Why do some psychiatric patients fail to get better, even when in the care of competent clinicians? This groundbreaking clinical guide starts where standard textbooks end, focusing on clinical strategies to be used after all basic treatment options have failed. Expert contributors address the sequential clinical steps in treating difficult-to-treat psychiatric patients by offering a blend of evidence-based clinical recommendations, detailed case vignettes, treatment algorithms, and--when necessary to go beyond the reach of evidence--the clinical wisdom of leaders in the field.

"This is an invaluable book. Treatment resist ance is a common problem in psychiatry, and this invaluable book offers useful information on how to identify and treat this problem. Every psychiatrist should have a copy on their reference shelf, and I would suggest that it be required reading for psychiatric residents. I look forward to subsequent editions of this excellent book." - William Miles, M.D.

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 The Difficult-to-Treat Psychiatric Patient as a PDF download for the month of June. We hope you enjoy it!



May 2006

1 May 2006


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.
May's free book is Drug Interactions Casebook: The Cytochrome P450 System and Beyond, by Neil B. Sandson, M.D. This remarkable volume of case vignettes was written to complement the principles detailed in the bestselling Concise Guide to Drug Interaction Principles for Medical Practice: Cytochrome P450s, UGTs, P-Glycoproteins, Second Edition, available from American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. (www.appi.org). Each case study is thoroughly referenced and depicts real clinical events. Many are direct narrations from patients of the author or his colleagues, with identifiers subtly altered to ensure confidentiality. Others are constructed around well-known, accepted, and multiply-verified interactions.

"This new guide to the cytochrome enzymes and drug interactions is an excellent introduction to this difficult and important area. The book is clearly written, up-to-date, and scholarly, while keeping the material 'painless,' lively and engaging. Even though some of the cases stumped me, I actually found the learning process fun!" - Ronald Pies, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine, Lecturer on Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, assachusetts

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 Drug Interactions Casebook: The Cytochrome P450 System and Beyond as a PDF download for the month of May. We hope you enjoy it!



April 2006

26 April 2006

Update


Gold Rush, the online serials system of the TTUHSC Libraries, has recently experienced an unusual amount of down-time, both scheduled and unscheduled. (It was unavailable for much of the afternoon on Tuesday, 25 April.)

The cause of all this inconvenience has been a Cisco Systems router at the Colorado Association of Research Libraries (CARL) used by Gold Rush.

George Machovec, Associate Director, Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, informed the Libraries today that CARL has "just placed an order for a new router which will arrive in about a week." Hopefully, this will solve these Gold Rush access problems.

TOXNET Update


The entries for the TOXNET : Toxicology Data Network databases from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) have been updated on the TTUHSC Databases Web pages.

In particular, the entry for TOXLINE has been extensively revised:
Toxicology Literature Online (TOXLINE)
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM). Specialized Information Services (SIS) (open access)
Note: Toxicology Literature Online (TOXLINE) is also searchable as a component of TOXNET : Toxicology Data Network.
Description: "The TOXLINE database . . . is the National Library of Medicine's?(NLM) bibliographic database for toxicology, a varied science encompassing many disciplines. TOXLINE records provide bibliographic information covering the biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals. It contains over 3 million bibliographic citations, most with abstracts and/or indexing terms and CAS Registry Numbers. TOXLINE references are drawn from various sources grouped into two parts--TOXLINE Core and TOXLINE Special. A standard search of TOXLINE retrieves records from both subsets. Users can also limit retrieval to only one."
Note: "TOXLINE Core covers much of the standard journal literature in toxicology. A search link to TOXLINE Core is available from the TOXLINE interface on TOXNET� . . . . It is also directly available PubMed� system by selecting 'toxicology' as a subset Limit.
"TOXLINE Core replaces TOXLINE's former TOXBIB subfile."
Note: "TOXLINE Special . . . complements TOXLINE Core with references from an assortment of specialized journals and other sources listed below."
Special journal and other research literature:
Technical reports and research projects:
Archival collection (no longer being updated):
Note: Coverage dates supplied by SUNY at Buffalo Libraries.
Note: "References from toxicology literature."
Note: Click here for more information on TOXLINE�.
See also: TOXMAP : Environmental Health e-Maps
See also: TOXNET : Toxicology Data Network

The following new TOXNET databases have been added:
Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed)
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM). Specialized Information Services (SIS) (open access)
Note: Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) is also searchable as a component of TOXNET : Toxicology Data Network.
Description: "LactMed, part of the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET), is a database of drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. It includes information on the levels of such substances in breast milk and infant blood, and the possible adverse effects in the nursing infant. Statements of the American Academy of Pediatrics concerning a drugs compatibility with breastfeeding are provided, as are suggested therapeutic alternatives to those drugs where appropriate. All data are derived from the scientific literature and fully referenced. Data are organized into substance-specific records, which provide a summary of the pertinent reported information and include links to other NLM databases. Supplemental links to breastfeeding resources from credible organizations are also provided."
Note: "A peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Among the data included are maternal and infant levels of drugs, possible effects on breastfed infants and on lactation, and alternate drugs to consider."
Note: Click here for more information about the Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed).
See also: TOXNET : Toxicology Data Network.
Haz-Map : Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM). Specialized Information Services (SIS) (open access)
Note: Haz-Map : Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents is also searchable as a component of TOXNET : Toxicology Data Network.
Description: "Haz-Map . . . is an occupational health database designed for health and safety professionals and for consumers seeking information about the health effects of exposure to chemicals and biologicals at work. Haz-Map links jobs and hazardous tasks with occupational diseases and their symptoms. It is one of the products and services made available by the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program . . . ."
Note: Click here or here for more information about Haz-Map.
See also: TOXNET : Toxicology Data Network
TOXMAP : Environmental Health e-Maps
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM). Specialized Information Services (SIS) (open access)
Note: TOXMAP : Environmental Health e-Maps is also searchable as a component of TOXNET : Toxicology Data Network.
Description: "TOXMAP . . . is a Geographic Information System (GIS) from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) that uses maps of the United States to help users visually explore data from the EPA's Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) . . . and Superfund Programs . . . ."
Note: TOXMAP provides information/links from these resources:
Note: Click here for more information about TOXMAP : Environmental Health e-Maps.
See also: TOXNET : Toxicology Data Network

Other new databases, mostly TOXNET related:
Aneuploidy (ANEUPL)
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM). Specialized Information Services (SIS) via TOXLINE Special (open access)
Coverage: 1970-1986 (coverage dates supplied by SUNY at Buffalo Libraries).
Note: Archival bibliographic collection (no longer being updated) now accessible as part of TOXLINE Special.
See also: Toxicology Literature Online (TOXLINE)
CISDOC - Occupational Safety and Health Database
Source: International Labour Organisation, International Occupational Safety and Health Information Centre (CIS) (open access)
Source: International Labour Organisation, International Occupational Safety and Health Information Centre (CIS) via TOXLINE Special (open access)
Coverage: 1980 to date (coverage dates supplied by SUNY at Buffalo Libraries).
Description: "CISDOC contains information about occupational safety and health publications, including summaries of their content, organized in 'records'."
Note: Also available in French and Spanish.
See also: Toxicology Literature Online (TOXLINE)
CRISP - A Database of Biomedical Research Funded By the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH). Office of Extramural Research (open access)
Description: "CRISP (Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects) is a searchable database of federally funded biomedical research projects conducted at universities, hospitals, and other research institutions. The database, maintained by the Office of Extramural Research at the National Institutes of Health, includes projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ), and Office of Assistant Secretary of Health (OASH). Users, including the public, can use the CRISP interface to search for scientific concepts, emerging trends and techniques, or identify specific projects and/or investigators."
Note: Click here for more information about CRISP.
See also: Toxicology Research Projects (CRISP)
Environmental Mutagen Information Center (EMIC)
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM). Specialized Information Services (SIS) via TOXLINE Special (open access)
Coverage: 1946-1999 (coverage dates supplied by SUNY at Buffalo Libraries).
Note: Archival bibliographic collection (no longer being updated) now accessible as part of TOXLINE Special.
See also: Toxicology Literature Online (TOXLINE)
Environmental Teratology Information Center (ETIC)
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM). Specialized Information Services (SIS) via TOXLINE Special (open access)
Coverage: 1950-1988 (coverage dates supplied by SUNY at Buffalo Libraries).
Note: Archival bibliographic collection (no longer being updated) now accessible as part of TOXLINE Special.
Continued by: Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology Database (DART)
See: Toxicology Literature Online (TOXLINE)
Epidemiology Information System (EPIDEM)
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM). Specialized Information Services (SIS) via TOXLINE Special (open access)
Coverage: 1951-1988 (coverage dates supplied by SUNY at Buffalo Libraries).
Note: Archival bibliographic collection (no longer being updated) now accessible as part of TOXLINE Special.
See also: Toxicology Literature Online (TOXLINE)
Federal Research in Progress Database (FEDRIP)
Source: National Technical Information Service (NTIS) via TOXLINE Special (open access)
Coverage: 1992 to date (coverage dates supplied by SUNY at Buffalo Libraries).
Description: "The Federal Research In Progress (FEDRIP) Database provides access to information about ongoing federally funded projects in the fields of the physical sciences, engineering, and life sciences. The ongoing research announced in FEDRIP is an important component to the technology transfer process in the U.S.; FEDRIP's uniqueness lies in its structure as a non-bibliographic information source of research in progress. Project descriptions generally include: project title, keywords, start date, estimated completion date, principal investigator, performing and sponsoring organizations, summary, and progress report. Record content varies depending on the source agency."
Note: The FEDRIP database itself is available by subscription only. Please click here for additional information.
See also: Toxicology Literature Online (TOXLINE)
Hazardous Materials Technical Center (HMTC)
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency via TOXLINE Special (open access)
Coverage: 1971-1987 (coverage dates supplied by SUNY at Buffalo Libraries).
Note: Archival bibliographic collection (no longer being updated) now accessible as part of TOXLINE Special.
See also: Toxicology Literature Online (TOXLINE)
Health Aspects of Pesticides Abstract Bulletin (HAPAB)
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM). Specialized Information Services (SIS) via TOXLINE Special (open access)
Coverage: 1967-1985 (coverage dates supplied by SUNY at Buffalo Libraries).
Note: Archival bibliographic collection (no longer being updated) now accessible as part of TOXLINE Special.
Note: May also include Abstracts on Health Effects of Environmental Pollutants (HEEP).
See also: Toxicology Literature Online (TOXLINE)
NIOSHTIC
Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) via TOXLINE Special (open access)
Coverage: 1910-1998 (coverage dates supplied by SUNY at Buffalo Libraries).
Note: Archival bibliographic collection (no longer being updated) now accessible as part of TOXLINE Special.
Description: "NIOSHTIC [was] the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's (NIOSH) electronic, bibliographic database of literature in the field of occupational safety and health. . . .
"About 160 current, English language technical journals provide[d] approximately 35 percent of the additions to NIOSHTIC annually. Retrospective information, some of which is from the 19th century, [was] also acquired and entered."
Note: Click here for more information about NIOSHTIC.
See also: NIOSHTIC�2
See also: Toxicology Literature Online (TOXLINE)
NIOSHTIC�2
Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) (open access)
Coverage: 1930s to date.
Description: "NIOSHTIC-2 is a bibliographic database of occupational safety and health publications, documents, grant reports, and other communication products supported in whole or in part by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)."
Note: Click here for more information about NIOSHTIC�2.
See also: NIOSHTIC
Pesticides Abstracts (PESTAB)
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM). Specialized Information Services (SIS) via TOXLINE Special (open access)
Coverage: 1970-1981 (coverage dates supplied by SUNY at Buffalo Libraries).
Note: Archival bibliographic collection (no longer being updated) now accessible as part of TOXLINE Special.
See also: Toxicology Literature Online (TOXLINE)
Poisonous Plants Bibliography (PPBIB)
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM). Specialized Information Services (SIS) via TOXLINE Special (open access)
Coverage: 1917-1985 (coverage dates supplied by SUNY at Buffalo Libraries).
Note: Archival bibliographic collection (no longer being updated) now accessible as part of TOXLINE Special.
See also: Toxicology Literature Online (TOXLINE)
Riskline
Source: National Chemicals Inspectorate, Sweden (open access)
Source: National Chemicals Inspectorate, Sweden via TOXLINE Special (open access)
Coverage: 1972 to date (coverage dates supplied by SUNY at Buffalo Libraries).
Description: "Riskline contains information on both environment and health. It is the only bibliographic database with exclusively peer reviewed information on these two subject areas."
Note: Click here for more information about Riskline.
See also: Toxicology Literature Online (TOXLINE)
RxNorm
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM) (open access)
Description: "RxNorm provides standard names for clinical drugs (active ingredient + strength + dose form) and for dose forms as administered to a patient. It provides links from clinical drugs, both branded and generic, to their active ingredients, drug components (active ingredient + strength), and related brand names. NDCs (National Drug Codes) for specific drug products (where there are often many NDC codes for a single product) are linked to that product in RxNorm. RxNorm links its names to many of the drug vocabularies commonly used in pharmacy management and drug interaction software, including those of First Databank, Micromedex, MediSpan, and Multum. By providing links between these vocabularies, RxNorm can mediate messages between systems not using the same software and vocabulary."
Note: Click here for more information about the RxNorm.
Substance Registry System (SRS)
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (open access)
Description: "The Substance Registry System (SRS) provides information on substances and how they are represented in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and information systems."
Note: Click here for more information about the Substance Registry System (SRS).
See also: TSCA Test Submissions (TSCATS)
Toxicological Aspects of Environmental Health
Source: BIOSIS via TOXLINE Special (open access)
Coverage: 1984-2000 (coverage dates supplied by SUNY at Buffalo Libraries).
Note: Archival bibliographic collection (no longer being updated) now accessible as part of TOXLINE Special.
See also: Toxicology Literature Online (TOXLINE)
Toxicology Document and Data Depository
Source: National Technical Information Service (NTIS) via TOXLINE Special (open access)
Coverage: 1943 to date (coverage dates supplied by SUNY at Buffalo Libraries).
Note: The Toxicology Document and Data Depository is not listed on the NTIS Site Index [last checked 26 April 2006].
See also: Toxicology Literature Online (TOXLINE)
Toxicology Research Projects (CRISP)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH). Office of Extramural Research via TOXLINE Special (open access)
Coverage: 1992 to date (coverage dates supplied by SUNY at Buffalo Libraries).
See also: CRISP - A Database of Biomedical Research Funded By the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
See also: Toxicology Literature Online (TOXLINE)
TSCA Test Submissions (TSCATS)
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (open access)
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) via TOXLINE Special (open access)
Coverage: 1977 to date (coverage dates supplied by SUNY at Buffalo Libraries).
Description: "TSCATS (Toxic Substances Control Act Test Submissions) . . . tracks the submissions of health and safety data submitted to the EPA either as required or voluntarily under certain sections of TSCA . . . . TSCATS tracks all such submissions (whether or not they contain claims of confidentiality or privacy), but contains only non-confidential tracking information on these submissions."
Note: Click here for more information about Toxic Substances Control Act Test Submissions (TSCATS).
See also: Substance Registry System (SRS)
See also: Toxicology Literature Online (TOXLINE)

18 April 2006

Electronic Books Update


Some handbooks and directories that appear annually or bienially are no longer being purchased by the TTUHSC Libraries on paper. Here are a few examples:

In order to make these titles easier to find, links to the electronic versions are being added to the records in the Library Catalog. Click here to see the catalog record for the Orange book.

New Electronic Books:

The following new electronic books have been added to the TTUHSC Individual Electronic Books Web pages.
Approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. 26th ed.
Source: Food and Drug Administration (open access)
Note: Download the entire Approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. 26th ed. as a PDF file (open access)
Note: Download the entire Current cumulative supplement as a PDF file (open access)
Citation: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. (2006). Approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations (26th ed.).
Note: "The products in this list have been approved under section 505 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act."
Note: Also known as the Orange book.
Note: The Electronic Orange Book is listed as a database.
Print Holdings: Check the Library Catalog for previous editions of this title on paper.
Visual histology atlas
Source: Visual Histology (open access)
Citation: Visual histology atlas. (2006). Retrieved April 18, 2006, from http://www.visualhistology.com/Visual_Histology_Atlas/
Note: "The classic Moran & Rowley Visual Histology Atlas is now available as on the Internet for histology students and teachers. It's been around a while, but it is new again! . . . We have re-formatted the entire textbook and put it online as a series of easy-to-navigate web pages. Best of all... it is totally free and accessible to anyone with an Internet connection -- no downloads or logins required."
Note: Updated and reformatted version of: Moran, D. T., & Rowley, J. C., III. (1988). Visual histology. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger.
Note: Also listed as a database.
Print Holdings: Check the Library Catalog for holdings of this title on paper. A videotape series is also available.

The following new edition has been added to the TTUHSC Electronic Books TTUHSC Electronic Books: E-H Web page.
Handbook of antimicrobial therapy. 17th ed.
Source: The Medical Letter, Inc. (paid subscription package)
Note: Click on the link above to access the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Libraries' customized Medical Letter Web Site. The link to Antimicrobial therapy is in the left-hand column under "Online Handbooks."
Citation: The Medical Letter, Inc. (2005). Handbook of antimicrobial therapy (17th ed.).
Note: The entire Medical Letter Web site is listed as a database.
Print Holdings: Check the Library Catalog for previous editions of this title on paper.

New Databases


The following new databases have been added to the TTUHSC Databases Web pages.
Electronic Orange Book
Source: Food and Drug Administration (open access)
Description: "The Electronic Orange Book Query enables searching of the approved drug list by active ingredient, proprietary name, applicant holder or applicant number. The data is updated concurrently with the publication of the annual edition or cumulative supplements."
Note: "The products in this list have been approved under section 505 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act."
Note: This is a searchable electronic version of Approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations, updated monthly."
Note: Approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations is listed as a electronic book.
Note: Click here for more information about the Electronic Orange Book.
Visual histology atlas
Source: Visual Histology (open access)
Citation: Visual histology atlas. (2006). Retrieved April 18, 2006, from http://www.visualhistology.com/Visual_Histology_Atlas/
Note: "The classic Moran & Rowley Visual Histology Atlas is now available as on the Internet for histology students and teachers. It's been around a while, but it is new again! . . . We have re-formatted the entire textbook and put it online as a series of easy-to-navigate web pages. Best of all... it is totally free and accessible to anyone with an Internet connection -- no downloads or logins required."
Note: Updated and reformatted version of: Moran, D. T., & Rowley, J. C., III. (1988). Visual histology. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger.
Note: Also listed as an electonic book.
Print Holdings: Check the Library Catalog for holdings of this title on paper. A videotape series is also available.

6 April 2006


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.
April's free book is Understanding and Treating Borderline Personality Disorder: A Guide for Professionals and Families, edited by John G. Gunderson, M.D., and Perry D. Hoffman, Ph.D. This book is unique in that it offers both a valuable update on BPD for mental health professionals and much-needed information and encouragement for patients and their families and friends. Above all, this book is about the partnership between mental health professionals and families affected by BPD, and about how such a partnership can advance our understanding and treatment of this disorder and provide hope for the future.

"A most welcome contribution to a growing and complex literature. Its balanced and objective summaries of current knowledge should interest clinicia ns and help them communicate with families about the illness, treatment alternatives, and how families can help their relatives and (last but not least) themselves. Even more, by highlighting clear and simple yet sophisticated and comprehensive statements, it manages to convey what families need to know in order to understand and to be of help to their ill relatives." - Otto F. Kernberg, M.D., Director, Personality Disorders Institute, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester Division; Professor of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University; Training and Supervising Analyst, Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research

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 Understanding and Treating Borderline Personality Disorder: A Guide for Professionals and Families as a PDF download for the month of April. We hope you enjoy it!




March 2006

21 March 2006

Electronic Books Update


The following new editions of electronic books have been added to the TTUHSC Electronic Books Individual Electronic Books Web pages.
Atlas of regional anesthesia. 3rd ed.
Source: Saunders Elsevier via MD Consult Pain Medicine (paid subscription package)
Note: Click on link above, then on Select All or MD Consult Pain Medicine, and finally on Continue.
Citation: Brown, D. L. (2006). Atlas of regional anesthesia (3rd ed.).
Fact book
Source: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
  • 12th ed. (Dec. 2005) (open access)
  • 11th ed. (Nov. 2004) (open access)
  • 10th ed. (Jan. 2004) (open access)
  • 9th ed. (Dec. 2002) (open access)
  • 8th ed. (Dec. 2001) (open access)
  • 7th ed. (Dec. 2000) (open access)
  • 6th ed. (Jan. 2000) (open access)
  • 5th ed. (Jan. 1999) (open access)
Infectious diseases of the fetus and newborn infant. 6th ed.
Source: Elsevier Saunders via MD Consult Infectious Disease (paid subscription package)
Note: Click on link above, then on Select All or MD Consult Infectious Disease, and finally on Continue.
Citation: Remington, J. S., Klein, J. O., Wilson, C. B., & Baker, C.J. (Eds.). (2006). Infectious diseases of the fetus and newborn infant (6th ed.).
Lippincott's nursing drug guide. 2006 ed.
Source: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins via Books@Ovid [Lippincott/Springhouse Nursing Collection] (paid subscription package)
Note: After logging in, select Books@Ovid.
Citation: Karch, A. M. (2006). Lippincott's nursing drug guide (2006 ed.).
Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's principles and practice of infectious diseases. 6th ed.
Source: Churchill Livingstone [Elsevier] via MD Consult Core Collection (paid subscription package)
Note: Also a component of MD Consult Infectious Disease.
Note: Click on link above, then on Select All, MD Consult Core Collection, or MD Consult Infectious Disease, and finally on Continue.
Citation: Mandell, G. L., Bennett, J. E., Dolin, R. (Eds.). (2005). Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's principles and practice of infectious diseases (6th ed.).
Wall and Melzack's textbook of pain. 5th ed.
Source: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone via MD Consult Pain Medicine (paid subscription package)
Note: Click on link above, then on Select All or MD Consult Pain Medicine, and finally on Continue.
Citation: McMahon, S.B., & Koltzenburg, M. (Eds.). (1999). Wall and Melzack's textbook of pain (5th ed.).
Note: Rev. ed. of: Textbook of pain. 4th ed. 1999.

The following electronic book is no longer available:
Current therapy of infectious disease. 2nd ed.
Source: Mosby [Elsevier Science] via MD Consult Infectious Disease (paid subscription package)
Citation: Schlossberg, D. (Ed.). (2001). Current therapy of infectious disease (2nd ed.).

14 March 2006

STAT!Ref Electronic Books Update


The following new and updated edtions have been added to STAT!Ref:
ACP medicine
Source: WebMD Professional Pub. via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Citation: Dale, D. C., & Federman, D. D. (Eds.). (2006). ACP medicine.
Note: Rev. ed. of: WebMD� Scientific American� medicine.
ACP's PIER� : the physicians' information and education resource
Source: American College of Physicians (ACP) via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Citation: ACP's PIER: The physicians' information and education resource. (2006). Retrieved March 14, 2006, from http://online.statref.com/TOC.aspx?grpalias=TTUPSLHS&FxId=92
Description: "Decision-support tool designed for rapid point-of-care delivery of evidence-based guidance for physicians. Modules focus on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases."
Note: Includes AHFS DI� essentals�.
See also: AHFS DI� essentals�.
ACS surgery : principles and practice 2006
Source: WebMD Professional Pub. via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Citation: Souba, W. W., Wilmore, D, W., Fink, M. P., Jurkovich, G. J., Kaiser, L. R., Pearce, W. H., Pemberton, J. H., & Soper, N. J. (Eds.). (2006). ACS surgery: Principles and practice 2006.
AHFS DI� essentals�
Source: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Citation: McEvoy, G. K. (Ed.). (2005). AHFS DI essentals.
Note: Included with ACP's PIER� : the physicians' information and education resource.
See also: ACP's PIER� : the physicians' information and education resource
AHFS drug information 2006
Source: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Citation: McEvoy, G. K. (Ed.). (2006). AHFS drug information 2006.
Griffith's 5 minute clinical consult. 14th ed.
Source: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Citation: Dambro, M. R., & Griffith. J. A. (Eds.). (2006). Griffith's 5 minute clinical consult (14th ed.).
ICD-9-CM. 6th ed. (2006)
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 (2006)
Ingenix CPT� with RVUs Data File (2006)
Source: Ingenix via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Note: "CPT codes, descriptions, and other CPT Information only are �2006 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. (2006)
Mosby's drug consult. 16th ed.
Source: Mosby [Elsevier Science] via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Citation: Mosby's drug consult (16th ed.). (2006).
Nursing diagnosis reference manual. 6th ed.
Source: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Citation: Ralph, S. S., & Taylor, C. M. (2005). Nursing diagnosis reference manual (6th ed.).
Note: The National Library of Medicine uses the cover title: Sparks and Taylor's nursing diagnosis reference manual.
Principles of critical care. 3rd ed.
Source: McGraw-Hill Companies via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Citation: Hall, J. B., Schmidt, G. A., & Wood, L. D. H. (Eds.). (2005). Principles of critical care (3rd ed.).
USP DI�. Advice for the patient. 26th ed.
Source: Thomson MICROMEDEX via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Citation: USP DI. Advice for the patient (26th ed.). (2006).
Description: "The most comprehensive patient drug education database available, Advice for the patient is designed to make important drug information understandable for discerning patients. Written in patient-friendly language, the drug monographs provide direct, reassuring guidance on proper drug use; precaution; side effects; special considerations such as age allergies, pregnancy, and breast-feeding; and more."
Note: Called also: USP DI�. Vol. II, Advice for the patient. 26th ed.
Note: Also listed as a database.
USP DI�. Drug information for the health care professional. 26th ed.
Source: Thomson MICROMEDEX via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Citation: USP DI. Drug information for the health care professional (26th ed.). (2006).
Description: "An indispensable reference guide, Drug Information for the Health Care Professional is impartial, consensus-based and reliable. Compiled by MICROMEDEX and reviewed by USP Advisory Panels comprising more than 800 volunteer healthcare experts, USP DI is the only drug data for the dispensing pharmacist or prescribing clinician that undergoes such an intense review process."
Note: Called also: USP DI�. Vol. I, Drug information for the health care professional. 26th ed.
Note: Also listed as a database.

The following electronic books are no longer available from STAT!Ref:
The ICU book. 2nd ed.
Source: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Citation: Marino, P. L. (1998). The ICU book (2nd ed.).
Rosen and Barkin's 5 minute emergency medicine consult. 2nd ed.
Source: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Citation: Schaider, J., Hayden, S. R., Wolfe, R., Barkin, R. M., & Rosen, P. (Eds.). (2003). Rosen and Barkin's 5 minute emergency medicine consult (2nd ed.).

10 March 2006


ebrary's Science, Medicine & Allied Health Collection of electronic books has been split into two Subject Databases: Health, Biomedical and Clinical Sciences (1,600 titles as of Jan. 2006) and Life and Physical Science (2,000 titles as of Jan. 2006). All of these titles are available to TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students.

A direct link to ebrary has been added under "Online Books" on the TTUHSC Libraries Home page. A link to ebrary will also be found on the TTUHSC Electronic Books Individual Electronic Books Web page, on each alphabetical list of electronic books, and on the Collections of Electronic Books Web page. ebrary books are not listed individually on the TTUHSC Libraries Web site.

Electronic Journal News and Notes


Full-text online access to the following journal is now available on :

2 March 2006


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.
March's Book of the Month is Psychodynamic Treatment of Depression, by Fredric N. Busch, M.D., Marie Rudden, M.D., and Theodore Shapiro, M.D. A favorite among practitioners, students, and residents as a clinical guide for learning about psychodynamic psychotherapy and its adaptation for treatment of a specific disorder, this practical volume, with its fascinating clinical case vignettes, is also an invaluable text for courses on psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic treatment approaches to depression.

"A brave, crystal-clear, and absolutely coherent operationalisation of the most sensitive, thoughtful, and flexible psychodynamic therapy. It is undoubtedly needed as an adjunct to research initiative but far more important, it provides an exceptionally valuable tool for teachers of psychodynamic therapy in psychiatry, psychology and social work. But more than this, if carefully read and coherently followed, the book could improve the technique of many of us who believe ourselves to be 'old hands' at treating this common but exceptionally challenging psychiatric problem." - Peter Fonagy, Ph.D., FBA, Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis, University College London

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 Psychodynamic Treatment of Depression as a PDF download for the month of March. We hope you enjoy it!




February 2006


21 February 2006

Electronic Journal News and Notes


A direct link to , the online serials system for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Libraries, has been added under the Online Journals heading on the TTUHSC Libraries Home page.

New Elsevier Electronic Backfiles:
The following new electronic journals have been added to :

20 February 2006

American Chemical Society Web Editions Now Available
1879 to date!


The TTUHSC Libraries have taken advantage of our TexShare membership to purchase all of the American Chemical Society's Web Editions as well as the entire pre-1996 Archive, every issue of every ACS journal online.
The following ACS journals are now available to TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students in :
  • Accounts of Chemical Research (1968-current)
  • Analytical Chemistry (1947-current)
  • Biochemistry (1962-current)
  • Bioconjugate Chemistry (1990-current)
  • Biomacromolecules (2000-current)
  • Biotechnology Progress (1990-current) [Copublished with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)]
  • Chemical & Engineering News (1998-current)
  • Chemical Research in Toxicology (1988-current)
  • Chemical Reviews (1924-current)
  • Chemistry of Materials (1989-current)
  • Crystal Growth & Design (2001-current)
  • Energy & Fuels (1987-current)
  • Environmental Science & Technology (1967-current)
  • Industrial & Engineering Chemistry (1923-1970)
  • Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Analytical Edition (1929-1946)
  • Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Fundamentals (1962-1986)
  • Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Process Design and Development (1962-1986)
  • Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Product Research and Development (1962-1986)
  • Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (1987-current)
  • Inorganic Chemistry (1962-current)
  • Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (1953-current)
  • Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data (1959-current)
  • Journal of Chemical Documentation (1961-1974)
  • Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Sciences (1975-2004)
  • Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling (2005-current)
  • Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation (2005-current)
  • Journal of Combinatorial Chemistry (1999-current)
  • Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (1959-current)
  • Journal of Natural Products (1979-current) [Copublished with the American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP)]
  • The Journal of Organic Chemistry (1936-current)
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry (1896-1996)
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry A (1997-current)
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry B (1997-current)
  • Journal of Proteome Research (2002-current)
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society (1879-current)
  • Langmuir (1985-current)
  • Macromolecules (1968-current)
  • Molecular Pharmaceutics (2004-current)
  • Nano Letters (2001-current)
  • Organic Letters (1999-current)
  • Organic Process Research & Development (1997-current)
  • Organometallics (1982-current)

The following journals are not yet available on Gold Rush. The TTUHSC Libraries have submitted these titles to Gold Rush and they should be added soon. In the meantime, all three are available to TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students directly from the ACS Publications Web site.
  • ACS Chemical Biology (2006-current)
  • Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Chemical and Engineering Data Series (1956-1958)
  • Journal of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry (1909-1922)

15 February 2006

Electronic Journal News and Notes


Brain Research Changes:

The following news has been received from Elsevier:
In order to best serve the neuroscience community and to reflect more properly the structure and organisation [sic] of modern interdisciplinary research in neuroscience, Brain Research and its four "daughter" journals [Cognitive Brain Research; Developmental Brain Research; Molecular Brain Research; Brain Research Protocols], but not Brain Research Reviews, will merge into the single title, Brain Research, in 2006. . . .

In 2006, the new Brain Research will be published approximately weekly in 60 volumes and 60 issues and Brain Research Reviews, bimonthly, in 3 volumes and 6 issues.

The reduction in the number of issues to be published in 2006 resulted in a credit of $4,500 which could be applied to the purchase of other electronic or print journals from the Elsevier catalog. The TTUHSC Libraries have used this credit (not a cash refund, mind you) to purchase electronic backfiles for some of our more popular Elsevier journals.

New Elsevier Electronic Backfiles:

The TTUHSC Libraries have purchased ScienceDirect electronic backfiles covering 1998 to the present for the following Elsevier titles. Previously, electronic access for these journals was restricted to the most recent twelve months of issues.
  • Advanced drug delivery reviews
  • Biochemical pharmacology
  • Journal of neuroimmunology
  • Life sciences
  • Neurobiology of aging
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Neuroscience

These new electronic holdings are now available on .

Remember, issues from before 1998 may be availble on paper in the TTUHSC Libraries. Please check the Library Catalog for holdings.

14 February 2006

Electronic Journal News and Notes


Over the last decade, the world of scholarly journals has undergone a sea change. The paper-based distribution system that had lasted since the publication of the Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society in 1665 has largely been supplanted by electronic distribution over the Internet. The sheer convenience of desktop access has silenced most of the nay-sayers and traditionalists.

Over the last two centuries or so, the task of preserving and providing access to the scholarly literature has been largely the lot of libraries. This is no longer the case. Oh, libraries still select and purchase journals. That task is more difficult and costly than ever. But libraries no longer have control over the literature.

When you click on a the link to a journal article, it does not speed to your office from the library like a grad student with a photocopy. It comes from a Web site maintained or licensed by the publisher. The responsibility for preserving the content in perpetuity no longer rests with libraries, but with publishers. And this can lead to serious problems for both the preservation and dissemination of scholarly research.

Let us take two recent examples.

When Alcoholism : clinical and experimental research, the journal of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) and the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ISBRA), changed publisher from Grune & Stratton to Williams & Wilkins in 1981, it was a matter of little moment to the TTUHSC research community. The journal was still available in the Library. The change of publishers from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins to Blackwell in 2006 was another matter altogether. Suddenly, TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students lost full-text electronic access to the journal. Fortunately, all issues of the journal are still available in the Lubbock Library--on paper!

Also fortunately, the TTUHSC Libraries subscribes to the Blackwell Synergy Science-Technology-Medicine online-journal package. Alcoholism : clinical and experimental research is included in that package. So far, so good, except that Blackwell's online coverage begins with 2006. Back issues are promised, but none are so far available. (And those back issues may or may not be included in the STM package.)

Before the Blackwell purchase, the TTUHSC Libraries purchased online full-text access to Alcoholism : clinical and experimental research as part of the Lippincott Williams & Wilkins High Impact Collection package from Ovid. (Lippincott journals are available online to institutions only from Ovid. Both Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Ovid are owned by Wolters Kluwer of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, but that's another issue altogether.) After some effort, the TTUHSC Libraries succeeded in regaining full-text access to past issues of the journal as part of the Ovid Archive. This archive, however, does not include the issues for September-December 2005. Apparently Ovid never received electronic full text for these four issues. And Lippincott presumably has no motive to supply them now.

The case of Journal of forensic sciences, the journal of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), has no such happy ending. Published until 2005 by ASTM International, the journal is now, like Alcoholism : clinical and experimental research, a part of the Blackwell empire. Unfortunately, in this case, the TTUHSC Libraries no longer have online full-text access to pre-2006 issues and likely will never regain such access. ASTM retains the copyright for all issues of Journal of forensic sciences from January 1972 through December 2005. Although the TTUHSC Libraries subscribed to the journal for all of those years (our holdings on paper go back to 1956), our subscriptions were "year to year." That is, the Libraries retained online access to back issues only so long as the Libraries subscribed to current issues of the journal. As ASTM has no current issues for the Libraries to subscribe to, the Libraries no longer have access to back issues. Catch-22.

But remember, the TTUHSC Libraries still have 50 years of the Journal of forensic sciences sitting on the shelf in Lubbock. If you ever wonder why the Libraries continue to covet journals on paper, there's your answer.

[For online full-text access to at least some issues of Alcoholism : clinical and experimental research and Journal of forensic sciences, check .]

New Databases

Rural Assistance Center (RAC)
Source: Rural Assistance Center (RAC) (open access)
Description: "A product of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Rural Initiative, the Rural Assistance Center (RAC) was established in December 2002 as a rural health and human services 'information portal.' RAC helps rural communities and other rural stakeholders access the full range of available programs, funding, and research that can enable them to provide quality health and human services to rural residents."
Note: Click here for more information about the Rural Assistance Center (RAC).
See also: USA-Mexico Border Health
USA-Mexico Border Health
Source: Rural Assistance Center (RAC) (open access)
Description: "The U.S.-Mexico Border Health web site . . . includes information on sources of health funding, grant-writing for health projects, health topics, links to health agencies in each border state, an overview of federal activities, and a searchable resource database."
Note: "The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funded the site, which was created and will be administered by the University of North Dakota's Rural Assistance Center (RAC). The RAC is housed in the Center for Rural Health at UND's School of Medicine and Health Sciences and is operated in partnership with the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI)."
Note: Click here for more information about the USA-Mexico Border Health Web site.
See also: Rural Assistance Center (RAC)

7 February 2006


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.
February's Book of the Month is Advances in Treatment of Bipolar Disorder, edited by Terence A. Ketter, M.D. This books helps clinicians better understand the utility of both older medications and important new treatment options and highlights the need for additional research to ensure further progress in overcoming the challenges of caring for patients with bipolar disorder.

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 Advances in Treatment of Bipolar Disorder as a PDF download for the month of February. We hope you enjoy it!




January 2006

24 January 2006

Consumer Health Resources Updated


The TTUHSC Libraries Consumer Resources Web page has been reformatted and updated. All of the Medical Library Association's "Top Ten" Most Useful Websites For Health Consumers are now included. All of these Web sites are also included on the appropriate alphabetic Annotated Database Lists.

New Databases

BloodLine
Source: Carden Jennings Publishing Co., Ltd. (open access)
Description: "BloodLine is dedicated to furthering and enhancing the fields of hematology and oncology through the presentation of knowledge in the following manners:
  • the publication of original clinical and laboratory research.
  • the creation of comprehensive reference works that are continuously useful to clinicians and researchers in the blood sciences.
  • the creation and dissemination of educational materials.
  • the publication of new and emerging science presented at conferences worldwide.
  • the archiving of a comprehensive library of third-party resources of ongoing interest to clinicians and researchers.
  • the maintenance of a means for clinicians and researchers to interact.
  • the presentation of material in an easy-to-use networked format."
Note: "The Online Resource for Hematology Education and News."
Note: Click here for more information about BloodLine.
familydoctor.org
Source: American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) (open access)
Description: Family health information organized as follows:
  • Conditions A-Z
  • Healthy Living
  • Women
  • Smart Patient Guide
  • Health Tools
  • Parents & Kids
  • Seniors
  • Men
  • Over-the-Counter Guide
Note: Also includes health-related Web Site Reviews.
Note: Click here for more information about familydoctor.org.
Note: Also available in Spanish.
Note: One of the Medical Library Association's "Top Ten" Most Useful Websites For Health Consumers.
Health Education Program for Patients (HEPP)
Source: American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Foundation (open access)
Description: "Administered by the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, the Health Education Program for Patients (HEPP) produces a listing of health education materials which have been reviewed favorably for scientific accuracy and other criteria. The HEPP listing includes items in various formats covering a variety of topics."
Note: Click here for more information about Health Education Program for Patients (HEPP).
HIV InSite Gateway to HIV and AIDS Knowledge
Source: Center for HIV Information (CHI), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) (open access)
Description: "Launched in March 1997, HIV InSite's mission is to be a source for comprehensive, in-depth HIV/AIDS information and knowledge. The site has an extensive collection of original material, including the HIV InSite Knowledge Base, a complete textbook with extensive references and related links organized by topic. Unlike many commercially oriented sites, HIV InSite's policy is to link to the best of the Web, and thousands of links to external Web sites are incorporated into the site's original content. It is the policy of HIV InSite to allow free, anonymous access to all of the site's content."
Note: Click here for more information about HIV InSite.
Note: One of the Medical Library Association's "Top Ten" Most Useful Websites For Health Consumers.
Influenza (Flu)
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (open access)
Description: Includes information for clinicians and consumers.
  • Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)
    "Avian flu is caused by avian influenza viruses, which occur naturally among birds."
  • Pandemic Influenza
    "Pandemic flu is flu that causes a global outbreak, or pandemic, of serious illness that spreads easily from person to person. Currently there is no pandemic flu."
  • Seasonal Influenza
    "Seasonal flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses."
Note: Also available in Spanish.
Kidnetic.com
Source: International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation (open access)
Description: "A healthy eating and active living Web site for kids and their families, Kidnetic.com is part of ACTIVATE, an educational outreach program of the International Food Information Council Foundation. Developed rship with the American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Sports Medicine, American Dietetic Association, International Life Sciences Institute Center for Health Promotion, and National Recreation and Park Association." [description from familydoctor.org]
Note: Click here for more information about Kidnetic.com.
Mayo Clinic Medical Information and Tools for Healthy Living - MayoClinic.com
Source: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER) (open access)
Description: "Our mission is to empower people to manage their health. We accomplish this by providing useful and up-to-date information and tools that reflect the expertise and standard of excellence of Mayo Clinic."
The site is organized as follows:
  • Diseases & Conditions
  • Drugs & Supplements
  • Treatment Decisions
  • Healthy Living
  • Ask a Specialist
  • Health Tools
Note: Click here for more information about Mayo Clinic Medical Information and Tools for Healthy Living - MayoClinic.com.
Note: One of the Medical Library Association's "Top Ten" Most Useful Websites For Health Consumers.
Medical Library - Medem Network
Source: Medem, Inc. (open access)
Description: "Medem's award-winning Medical Library represents the full range of patient education information from our partner medical societies and other trusted sources, and is unsurpassed in quality, breadth and depth of health care information."
The site is organized as follows:
  • Life Stages
  • Diseases and Conditions
  • Therapies and Health Strategies
  • Health and Society
Note: Other Medem information for patients is available here.
Note: One of the Medical Library Association's "Top Ten" Most Useful Websites For Health Consumers.
NOAH: New York Online Access to Health
Source: NOAH (open access)
Description: "NOAH provides access to high quality full-text consumer health information in English and Spanish that is accurate, timely, relevant and unbiased."
The site is organized as follows:
  • Health Topics
  • Index A to Z
  • Page of the Month
Note: Click here for more information about NOAH: New York Online Access to Health.
Note: Also available in Spanish.
Note: One of the Medical Library Association's "Top Ten" Most Useful Websites For Health Consumers.
Patient Education
Source: American College of Rheumatology (ACR) (open access)
Description: "The ACR [American College of Rheumatology] and ARHP [Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals] have prepared information for patients about 22 rheumatic diseases, about the caregivers who treat patients with arthritis, and about several common medications used to treat rheumatic diseases."
Retouch
Source: Ministry of Health and Social Affairs [Sweeden] (open access)
Description: "The media world is becoming increasingly fixated on appearances. And the number of tricks used to achieve the increasingly exaggerated ideals is growing. Many models have plastic surgery and even more are retouched so they appear to have bigger breasts, smaller stomachs or fuller lips. We wanted to show how easy it is to change someone's appearance in this campaign."
Note: This interactive Web site allows users to make a feature-by-feature comparison of the "before" and "after" pictures of a magazine cover girl.
Note: Part of the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs Girl Power Project.
Tar Wars
Source: American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) (open access)
Description: " An award-winning national children's tobacco education program. Tar Wars is an effective, innovative, and fun program that teaches fifth graders about the short-term, image-based consequences of tobacco use and how to think critically about tobacco advertising." [description from familydoctor.org]
Note: "A tobacco-free education program for kids from the American Academy of Family Physicians."
WebMD�
Source: WebMD, Inc. (open access)
Description: "WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information."
Note: Click here for more information about WebMD�.

11 January 2006

TexShare Update


Two major open-access databases, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts LISTA, have been added to TexShare.

New Databases

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Source: Lund University Libraries (open access)
Description: "The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. In short a one stop shop for users to Open Access Journals."
Note: "Provides indexing, abstracting, and free full text access for selected international scholarly journals in many subject areas, including agriculture and food science, biology, chemistry, health science, languages and literature, mathematics, physics, engineering, the arts, business, environmental science, history, law, political science, philosophy, religion, and social science. Coverage varies by title (updated continuously)." [Note from TexShare.]
Note: Click here for more information about the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)."
Note: All journals included in the Directory of Open Access Journals are available in
DrugBank
Source: Wishart Research Group, University of Alberta (open access)
Description: " The DrugBank database is a unique bioinformatics and cheminformatics resource that combines detailed drug (i.e. chemical, pharmacological and pharmaceutical) data with comprehensive drug target (i.e. sequence, structure, pathway) information. The database contains nearly 4100 drug entries including >700 FDA-approved small molecule drugs, 110 FDA-approved biotech (protein/peptide) drugs, >100 nutraceuticals and >3200 experimental drugs. Additionally, more than 15,000 protein (i.e. drug target) sequences are linked to these drug entries. Each DrugCard entry contains more than 80 data fields with half of the information being devoted to drug/chemical data and the other half devoted to drug target or protein data. Users may query DrugBank in any number of ways."
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
Source: EBSCOhost Research Databases (open access)
Description: "Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s."
Note: "LISTA was formerly Information Science & Technology Abstracts (ISTA). EBSCO Publishing continues ISTA's renowned coverage of information science and significantly increases the coverage of library science. 149 ISTA titles are upgraded to Core coverage, and 121 new periodicals are included. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, search engines, printed and electronic information sources, the information industry, scholarly communication, and electronic publishing. LISTA indexes journal articles from more than 600 publications plus books, research reports, and conference proceedings. With coverage extending back to 1966, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science." [Note from TexShare.]
OCLC Electronic Books (Ebooks)
Source: OCLC Online Computer Library Center via TexShare TexSelect Databases (paid site license)
Description: "OCLC catalog of online electronic books available through libraries worldwide. Why select this database?
  • Contains all the online electronic books cataloged by OCLC members.
Note: Click here for more information about OCLC Electronic Collections Online (ECO).
See also: OCLC FirstSearch
WebWISER
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM) (open access)
Description: "A web version of the National Library of Medicine's WISER is now available. . . . WISER (http://wiser.nlm.nih.gov) is an application designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. It provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including chemical identification support, physical characteristics, human health data, and containment and suppression information. WebWISER provides the WISER functionality via the Internet, without downloading of software or data to the desktop. It has a consistent look and feel of the WISER for Windows desktops/laptops and PDAs. WebWISER supports web browsers for both PCs and PDAs, including BlackBerry. For free downloads of WISER for PDAs and Window PC platforms, a tutorial and links to other useful information for emergency responders, go to the general WISER website (http://wiser.nlm.nih.gov)."
Note: "Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders."

4 January 2006


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.
Our first book of the new year is Learning Cognitive-Behavior Therapy: An Illustrated Guide, by Jesse H. Wright, M.D., Ph.D., Monica R. Basco, Ph.D., and Michael E. Thase, M.D. Part of the acclaimed "Core Competencies in Psychotherapy" Series edited by Glen O. Gabbard, M.D., this book makes lavish use of tables and charts, learning exercises, trouble-shooting examples, and practical tips to help you master the core methods of this proven form of psychotherapy. Purchasers of the Print Edition of the book receive an accompanying DVD with video illustrating key features of CBT.

"This volume is an excellent introduction to the application of cognitive therapy to clinical problems. The clear text and illustrations guide the reader through case formulation a nd all the necessary strategies and skills for becoming a competent cognitive therapist. The videos that accompany the book illustrate key features of CBT. Thus the therapist can learn cognitive therapy by reading, seeing, and doing." - Aaron T. Beck, M.D., University Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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 Learning Cognitive-Behavior Therapy as a PDF download for the month of January. We hope you enjoy it!