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December 2007

17 December

Gold Rush Unavailable
Monday, 17 December 2007


On December 17th, the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries will be upgrading its networking bandwidth to a 10 megabit per second line. This will represent a threefold increase in capacity which will improve performance of all Alliance services including the Alliance Digital Repository (ADR), Prospector, Colorado School of Mines Voyager System, Gold Rush and other services. This will mean that all Alliance services will not be available the day of December 17, 2007 as we make the necessary changes to our network.

Tim Donnelly
System/Network Administrator
Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries

4 December 2007


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.
You're getting an early peek at December's title - Professionalism and Ethics: Q & A Self-Study Guide for Mental Health Professionals, by Laura Weiss Roberts, M.D., M.A., and Jinger G. Hoop, M.D., M.F.A., with comments by Paul S. Appelbaum, M.D., Glen O. Gabbard, M.D., and Thomas N. Wise, M.D. - the print book is not due off press until mid-December.

This first book of its kind for the medical profession brings the real-world translation of ethics to the care of patients, conduct of protocols, and training of professionals. Brief case descriptions that frame each ethical question echo the real-life complexities of clinical practice and are presented in single-answer, multiple-choice format modeled after key medical licensure and specialty certification organizations. Following an overview of ethics and professionalism, questions cover four broad areas: core concepts, clinical care, medical research, and interactions with colleagues and trainees. Explanations following the questions offer background information about relevant ethical concepts and related legal and clinical considerations.

Trainees and experienced clinicians alike will be richly rewarded by considering the dilemmas posed here. This book facilitates professionalism as a core competency in medicine as it instills the need for ongoing consideration of ethical behaviors and principles in the daily practice of psychiatry.

You can access the Book of the Month from the home page, at www.PsychiatryOnline.com. You'll have access to Professionalism and Ethics as a PDF download for the month of December.


3 December 2007

New Databases


The following databases have been added to the TTUHSC Databases Web pages:
NIDDK Image Library
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) (open access)
Description: "The NIDDK Image Library is a searchable database of original full-color and black-and-white illustrations produced by the NIDDK Information Clearinghouses that are available copyright free to the public at no cost. The Library makes available anatomical and medical, instructional, and lifestyle and activity illustrations presented in high, medium, and low resolutions."
See also: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library
Source: The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Tau Theta International (open access)
Description: "The Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library is the realization of Sigma Theta Tau International's goal to offer nurses, in all roles around the globe, online access to reliable nursing information that can be easily utilized and shared. The ultimate goal is to make the library one of the most comprehensive resources for nursing information available.
"Through the library's complimentary Registry of Nursing Research database, individuals have access to search study abstracts and conference abstracts. Primary investigators can be contacted for more information about how to obtain full-text versions of their study. The library is operating within an improved environment making it much easier to retrieve specific research information, and for researchers to post up-to-date research findings. The library features a streamlined submission form that will reduce posting research time, and includes contact information for principle investigators providing library users way to connect with other nurses with similar research interests."
Note: "Full-text articles are not a part of the library."
Note: Click here for more information about the Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library.

The following databases are also included on the TTUHSC Databases: Consumer Health Web page:
Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign
Source: Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign (open access)
Description: "Celiac disease is an immune reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. An estimated 1 percent of all Americans suffer from celiac disease, though many have never been diagnosed and are not receiving treatment.
"The Awareness Campaign provides current, comprehensive, science-based information about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of celiac disease, also known as celiac sprue, nontropical sprue, and gluten-sensitive enteropathy."
Note: "From the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH."
Note: Click here for more information about the Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign.
Note: Includes some information in Spanish.
See also: National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC)
See also: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)
Source: National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) (open access)
Description: "Founded in 1997, the National Diabetes Education Program is a federally-sponsored initiative that involves public and private partners in efforts to improve the treatment and outcomes for people with diabetes, promote early diagnosis, and prevent or delay the onset of diabetes. . . .
"NDEP's target audiences include:
  • People with diabetes and their families.
  • People at risk for type 2 diabetes, with special attention to African Americans, Hispanics and Latinos, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, older adults, and women with a history of gestational diabetes and their children.
  • Health care professionals.
  • Health care payers, purchasers, and policy makers."
Note: "The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) is jointly sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health and the Division of Diabetes Translation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with the support of more than 200 partner organizations."
Note: Click here for more information about the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP).
Note: Includes materials in Asian and Pacific Islander languages.
Note: Includes materials in Spanish.
See also: National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC)
See also: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC)
Source: National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC) (open access)
Description: "The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC) is an information dissemination service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
"NDIC was established in 1978 to increase knowledge and understanding about diabetes among patients, health care professionals, and the general public. To carry out this mission, NDIC works closely with NIDDK's Diabetes Research and Training Centers; the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP); professional, patient, and voluntary associations; Government agencies; and State health departments to identify and respond to informational needs about diabetes and its management."
Organized as follows:
  • Diabetes (A to Z list of topics and titles)
  • Introduction to Diabetes
  • Treatments for Diabetes
  • Complications of Diabetes
  • Statistics
  • Clinical Trials, Guidelines, and Research Reports
  • National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)
  • Awareness and Prevention Series
  • Additional Resources
  • Order Publications
  • About the Clearinghouse
  • Informaci�n en espa�ol
Note: Click here for more information about the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC).
Note: Also available in Spanish.
See also: National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)
See also: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC)
Source: National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC) (open access)
Description: "The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC) is an information dissemination service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
"NDDIC was established in 1980 to increase knowledge and understanding about digestive diseases among people with these conditions and their families, health care professionals, and the general public. To carry out this mission, NDDIC works closely with a coordinating panel of representatives from Federal agencies, voluntary organizations on the national level, and professional groups to identify and respond to informational needs about digestive diseases."
Organized as follows:
  • Digestive Diseases (A to Z list of topics and titles)
  • Statistics
  • Clinical Trials and Guidelines
  • Awareness and Prevention Series
  • Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign
  • Additional Resources
  • Order Publications
  • About the Clearinghouse
  • Information in Spanish
Note: Click here for more information about the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC).
Note: Also available in Spanish.
See also: Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign
See also: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
National Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Information Service
Source: National Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Information Service (open access)
Description: "The National Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Information Service is an information dissemination service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
"The NIDDK conducts and supports biomedical research. As a public service the NIDDK has established information services to increase knowledge and understanding about health and disease among patients, health professionals and the public."
Organized as follows:
  • Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases (A to Z list of topics and titles)
  • Statistics
  • Clinical Trials, Guidelines, and Research Reports
  • Additional Resources
  • Order Publications
  • About This Information Service
Note: Click here for more information about the National Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Information Service.
See also: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
National Hematologic Diseases Information Service
Source: National Hematologic Diseases Information Service (open access)
Description: "The National Hematologic Diseases Information Service is an information dissemination service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
"The NIDDK conducts and supports biomedical research. As a public service the NIDDK has established information services to increase knowledge and understanding about health and disease among patients, health professionals and the public."
Organized as follows:
  • Hematologic Diseases (A to Z list of topics and titles)
  • Statistics
  • Clinical Trials, Guidelines, and Research Reports
  • Additional Resources
  • Order Publications
  • About This Information Service
Note: Click here for more information about the National Hematologic Diseases Information Service.
See also: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) (open access)
Description: "The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) conducts and supports research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health. The institute supports much of the clinical research on the diseases of internal medicine and related subspecialty fields as well as many basic science disciplines."
Includes "Health Information for the Public" and "Resources for the Scientific Community."
"Health Informtion for the Public" is organized as follows:
  • Health & Disease Topics
  • Campaigns & Programs
  • Clinical Trial Information
Note: Click here for more information about the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).
Note: Health Education information is also available in Spanish.
See also: Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign
See also: National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)
See also: National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC)
See also: National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC)
See also: National Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Information Service
See also: National Hematologic Diseases Information Service
See also: National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC)
See also: National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP)
See also: NIDDK Image Library
See also: Weight-control Information Network (WIN)
National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC)
Source: National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC) (open access)
Description: "The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC) is an information dissemination service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
"NKUDIC was established in 1987 to increase knowledge and understanding about diseases of the kidneys and urologic system among people with these conditions and their families, health care professionals, and the general public. To carry out this mission, NKUDIC works closely with a coordinating panel of representatives from Federal agencies; voluntary organizations on the national level; professional groups; and State health departments to identify and respond to informational needs about kidney and urologic diseases."
Organized as follows:
  • Kidney and Urologic Diseases (A to Z list of topics and titles)
  • Statistics
  • Clinical Trials and Guidelines
  • National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP)
  • Awareness and Prevention Series
  • Additional Resources
  • Order Publications
  • About the Clearinghouse
  • Informaci�n en espa�ol
Note: Click here for more information about the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC).
Note: Also available in Spanish.
See also: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
See also: National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP)
National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP)
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM) (open access)
Description: "NKDEP is an initiative of the National Institutes of Health, designed to reduce the morbidity and mortality caused by kidney disease and its complications.
"NKDEP aims to raise awareness of the seriousness of kidney disease, the importance of testing those at high risk (those with diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history of kidney failure), and the availability of treatment to prevent or slow kidney failure."
Organized as follows:
  • Kidney Disease: Are You at Risk?
  • Tools and Resources for Health Professionals
  • Creatinine Standardization Program
Note: "NKDEP is an initiative of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)."
Note: Click here for more information about the National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP).
Note: Also available in Spanish.
See also: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
See also: National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC)
NIHSeniorHealth.gov
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) (open access)
Description: "NIHSeniorHealth makes aging-related health information easily accessible for family members and friends seeking reliable, easy to understand online health information. This site was developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) both part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
"NIHSeniorHealth features authoritative and up-to-date health information from Institutes and Centers at NIH. In addition, the American Geriatrics Society provides expert and independent review of some of the material found on this web site. Each health topic includes general background information, open-captioned videos, quizzes and frequently asked questions (FAQs). New topics are added to the site on a regular basis."
Note: "Featuring Health Information from the National Institutes of Health."
Note: Click here for more information about NIHSeniorHealth.gov.
Weight-control Information Network (WIN)
Source: Weight-control Information Network (WIN) (open access)
Description: "The Weight-control Information Network provides the general public, health professionals, the media, and Congress with up-to-date, science-based information on weight control, obesity, physical activity, and related nutritional issues."
Note: "An information service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)."
Note: Click here for more information about WIN - The Weight-control Information Network.
Note: Includes some information in Spanish.
See also: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

November 2007

29 November 2007

Amarillo ILL Problems


It has come to our attention that online InterLibrary Loan (ILL) requests are not being received by the Harrington Library of the Health Sciences in Amarillo. This has apparently been a problem for at least three weeks. This would affect all TTUHSC faculty, staff, and student requests from Amarillo and Dallas.

Amarillo and Dallas patrons needing to make an ILL request, or needing to verify a previous request, should e-mail Ronetta Mills at the Harrington Library.

26 November 2007

Patient Education Resources

Do you need information for your patients regarding topics such as MRSA, influenza, diabetes, or senior health issues? Your TTUHSC Library can help!


Learn what tools can help patients understand their illnesses and treatment recommendations.


Instruction and additional information available at:


  • Amarillo: Thursday, November 29, 2007 from 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. in the Harrington Library
  • El Paso: Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in the Delia Montes-Gallo Library
  • Lubbock: Wednesday, November 28, 2007 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the Preston Smith Library
  • Odessa: All month throughout November from 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Odessa Library

2 November 2007


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 title is Medical Illness and Schizophrenia, edited by Jonathan M. Meyer, M.D., and Henry A. Nasrallah, M.D.

The life expectancy of patients with schizophrenia is approximately 20% shorter than that of the general population. Lifestyle choices, effects of medications, poor self-care, barriers to treatment - all contribute to medical problems that increase the severity of psychopathology, reduce quality of life, and lead to premature death in patients with schizophrenia.

Medical Illness and Schizophrenia examines the links between medical conditions and severe chronic mental illness, with a focus on
  • The need for better medical assessment and treatment to improve outcomes in patients with schizophrenia.
  • Links between schizophrenia and conditions such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV and hepatitis C, and endocrine-related disorders
  • The association between therapy with certain antipsychotics and adverse health outcomes including hyperlipidemia, obesity, and diabetes mellitus
  • The importance of improving community health services to treat the dual problems of medical and mental illnesses in the schizophrenic population
Developed to fill a critical gap in the literature, Medical Illness and Schizophrenia is an important volume for any clinician who encounters patients with chronic severe mental illness. In addition, it serves to underscore the rovide integrated medical and psychiatric care to this vulnerable population.

You can access the Book of the Month from the home page, at www.PsychiatryOnline.com. You'll have access to Medical Illness and Schizophrenia as a PDF download for the month of November.



October 2007

31 October 2007

Important Exam Master OnLine Update - October 2007


Received 30 October 2007:

Exam Master Corporation is pleased to announce that we are introducing a more robust method of preventing the printing of test items in Test and Study modes. This improved technology will block browsers from being able to print, copy/paste, and utilize the Print Screen key. As of November 5th, in order to access Exam Master OnLine we will require users to have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player installed. If you do not have a current version of Flash installed, the Exam Master system will automatically redirect you to the download site when you try to log in.

NOTE: We now only allow access for the following browsers:

Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Apple Safari
Netscape Navigator


25 October 2007

New Databases


The following databases have been added to the TTUHSC Databases Web pages:
Google Scholar
Source: Google (open access)
Description: "Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research."
Note: Click here for more information on Google Scholar.
HazLit
Source: University of Colorado at Boulder, Natural Hazards Center (open access)
Description: "HazLit, the [National Hazards Center] library's searchable online database, provides access to the full collection of the library. HazLit offers users the opportunity to easily search the library's holdings and identify the publications they need. The database is updated weekly."
Note: "HazLit contains citations to journal articles, books, and reports, in bound and electronic form. Many references also require abtracts or annotations.
"Use HazLit to identify materials of interest. The Hazards Center Library does not provide a document delivery service and the center does not loan its holdings to the general public. Please contact your local library to determine how to obtain publications identified in the HazLit database."
See also: Natural Hazards Center
Live Search Academic
Source: Microsoft (open access)
Description: "Search for scholarly journal articles, conference proceedings, dissertations and academic books."
Note: "Live Search Academic Beta currently supports Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 and higher, and Firefox [as of 24 October 2007]."
Note: Formerly known as Windows Live� Academic Search.
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM) (open access)
Description: Searchable Web site with information for the public, health care professionals, researchers, librarians, and publishers.
Note: Click here for a list of NLM Databases & Electronic Resources. Many of these are listed separately on the various TTUHSC Databases Web pages.
Natural Hazards Center
Source: University of Colorado at Boulder, Natural Hazards Center (open access)
Description: "The mission of the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder is to advance and communicate knowledge on hazards mitigation and disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Using an all-hazards and interdisciplinary framework, the Center fosters information sharing and integration of activities among researchers, practitioners, and policy makers from around the world; supports and conducts research; and provides educational opportunities for the next generation of hazards scholars and professionals."
Note: Click here for more information about the National Hazards Center.
See also: HazLit
Nature Precedings
Source: Nature Pub. Co. (open access)
Description: "Nature Precedings is a place for researchers to share pre-publication research, unpublished manuscripts, presentations, posters, white papers, technical papers, supplementary findings, and other scientific documents. Submissions are screened by our professional curation team for relevance and quality, but are not subjected to peer review. We welcome high-quality contributions from biology, medicine (except clinical trials), chemistry and the earth sciences."
Note: "Pre-publication research and preliminary findings."
Note: Click here for more information on Nature Precedings.
Scintilla
Source: Nature Pub. Co. (open access)
Description: "Scintilla collects data from hundreds of news outlets, scientific blogs, journals and databases and then makes it easy for you to organise, share and discover exactly the type of information that you're interested in.
"For example, you can keep track of life science podcasts, or the latest papers on schizophrenia, DNA methylation or immunology. Interested in physics blogs? Scintilla can help.
"You can rate items and recommend them to any colleagues who've also signed up to the site. You can also create or join groups centered around particular areas of interest (like bioinformatics or open science)."
Note: Click here for more information on Scintilla.
Note: Click here for a Scintilla tutorial.
Scirus
Source: Elsevier (open access)
Description: "Scirus is the most comprehensive science-specific search engine on the Internet. Driven by the latest search engine technology, Scirus searches over 450 million science-specific Web pages, enabling you to quickly:
  • Pinpoint scientific, scholarly, technical and medical data on the Web.
  • Find the latest reports, peer-reviewed articles, patents, pre prints and journals that other search engines miss.
  • Offer unique functionalities designed for scientists and researchers.
Note: "For scientific information only."
Note: Click here for more information on Scirus.
WorldWideScience.org
Source: WorldWideScience.org (open access)
Description: "WorldWideScience.org is a global science gateway-accelerating scientific discovery and progress through a multilateral partnership to enable federated searching of national and international scientific databases."
Note: "WorldWideScience.org, developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Scientific and Technical Information in partnership with the British Library and other sources."
Note: Click here for more information about WorldWideScience.org.

The following databases are also included on the TTUHSC Databases: Consumer Health Web page:
My HealtheVet - The Gateway to Veteran Health and Wellness
Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (open access)
Description: "My HealtheVet (MHV) is the gateway to veteran health benefits and services. It provides access to:
  • trusted health information
  • links to Federal and VA benefits and resources
  • the Personal Health Journal
  • online VA prescription refill
"In the future, MHV registrants will be able to view appointments, copay balances, and key portions of their VA medical records online, and much more! My HealtheVet is a powerful tool to help you better understand and manage your health."
Note: Also available in Spanish.
MyPyramid.gov
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) (open access)
Description: "One size doesn't fit all. MyPyramid Plan offers you a personal eating plan with the foods and amounts that are right for you. . . .
"MyPyramid Tracker offers a detailed assessment of your food intake and physical activity level. . . .
"Use the advice 'Inside MyPyramid' to help you
  • Make smart choices from every food group.
  • Find your balance between food and physical activity.
  • Get the most nutrition out of your calories.
  • Stay within your daily calorie needs.
"MyPyramid food patterns are designed for the general public ages 2 and over. They are not therapeutic diets for specific health conditions. Those with a chronic health condition should consult with a health care provider to find a dietary plan that is right for them."
Note: Also available in Spanish.
People Living With Cancer (PLWC)
Source: American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) (open access)
Description: "Oncologist-approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology & The ASCO Foundation."
Public Health's Digital Library
Source: Public Health - Seattle & King County (open access)
Description: "The Public Health Digital Library is Public Health - Seattle & King County's gateway to online public health resources, including free and fee-based full text articles, links to authoritative public health websites and searchable databases, and access to document delivery and reference assistance."

4 October 2007

PubMed LinkOut Restored


The following e-mail was received early this afternoon:
The LinkOut problems libraries were experiencing earlier in the week have been resolved, per NLM. . . .

Ren�e Bougard, MLIS, Associate Director National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (NN/LM SCR)

Scheduled Downtime for Selected Ovid Applications
6 October 2007


The following e-mail from Ovid Technologies was received on 2 October 2007:
We have scheduled routine maintenance on Ovid applications to take place from 9 pm Saturday, October 6, 2007 to 12 am Sunday, October 7, 2007 Eastern Daylight Time (Sunday, October 7, 2007 01:00-04:00 GMT). The following applications will be affected and inaccessible for all or part of the downtime:

Ovid SearchSolver�
Ovid LinkSolverT
Journals A-Z
Ovid PayPerView
Ovid PayPerView Deposit Accounts
Ovid Gateway Admin Tools

Though we have specifically scheduled this downtime during a period of low usage for these applications, we do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and your users.


2 October 2007

Good-Bye Academic Search Premier, Hello Academic Search Complete


The Texas State Library has replaced Academic Search Premier on the TexShare Core Databases list with Academic Search Complete. Both databases are produced by and purchased from EBSCOhost Research Databases.

Most full-text journals from Academic Search Complete are included in . Please note that publishers have imposed an embargo of up to a year on some of these titles. For important journals in the health sciences, the TTUHSC Libraries attempt whenever possible to provide up-to-date access from other sources in addition to the relatively inexpensive coverage provided by databases like Academic Search Complete.
Academic Search Complete
Source: EBSCOhost Research Databases via TexShare Core Databases (paid site license)
Description: "Academic Search Complete, designed specifically for academic institutions, is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. This scholarly collection offers unmatched full text coverage of information in many areas of academic study including: archaeology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, general science, geography, geology, law, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women's studies, and other fields. Academic Search Completeoffers critical information from many sources unique to this massive collection. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1865, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for 1,000 journals. Academic Search Complete is updated daily and available via EBSCOhost."
Note: Click here for more information about Academic Search Complete.
Note: Full-text journals from this database are available in .

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 title is Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychiatry, by James E. Spar, M.D., and Asenath La Rue, Ph.D.

This clinical manual covers the full range of psychiatric problems affecting older patients, from depression to dementia. Chapters cover the effects of aging on cognitive performance, including clinical presentations of memory loss and medication-induced symptoms of mental disorder, and offer practical guidance to help clinicians not only diagnose and treat conditions of aging but also address such issues as evaluating competency for informed consent.

Throughout the text, the authors explain how working effectively with older adults requires a blending of specialized knowledge with a flexible approach to the patient - and show how to bring that about in daily practice.

You can access the Book of the Month from the home page, at www.PsychiatryOnline.com. You'll have access to Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychiatry as a PDF download for the month of October.


1 October 2007

PubMed LinkOut Problem


The following e-mail was received late this morning:
Many libraries have reported that there is a problem with online links going to a blank page. It is a systemic problem that affects all LinkOut and Outside Tool libraries. NLM is aware of the problem with PubMed and is currently working vigorously to resolve the problem.

We will keep you posted on the resolution of this issue.

Ren�e Bougard, MLIS, Associate Director National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (NN/LM SCR)

In the meantime, access to full-text journals is still available to TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students in .


September 2007

20 September 2007

ISI Web of Knowledge Update


As links to full-text content are apparently not yet available on version 4.0 of ISI Web of Knowledge, links to this database on TTUHSC Libraries Web pages now connect to v. 3.0. An announcement will be made in this space when v. 4.0 is fully functional. The TTUHSC Libraries appologize for any inconvenience.

17 September 2007

ISI Web of Knowledge Comes to the TTUHSC Libraries


The TTUHSC Libraries now subscribe to the ISI Web of Knowledge. TTUHSC faculty, staff and students now have online access to Web of Science : Science Citation Index Expanded, 1992 to date. ISI Web of Knowledge also provides access to MEDLINE� and OLDMEDLINE citations from 1950 to date. In addition, Journal Citation Reports - Science Edition, 2000 to date, is still available on the ISI Web of Knowledge platform.

Links to ISI Web of Knowledge have been added to the "Databases" pop-out box on the Libraries Home page as well as the TTUHSC Databases and TTUHSC Databases G-M Web pages. Web of Science is also listed separately on the TTUHSC Databases and TTUHSC Databases T-Z Web pages.
ISI Web of Knowledge
Source: Thomson Scientific (paid site license)
Coverage:
Journal Citation Reports - Science Edition, 2000 to date.
MEDLINE�, 1966 to date.
OLDMEDLINE, 1950-1965.
Web of Science : Science Citation Index Expanded, 1992 to date.
Description: "ISI Web of Knowledge is a daily and essential resource for millions around the world. An integrated, versatile research platform, ISI Web of Knowledge delivers easy access to high quality, diversified scholarly information in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as search and analysis tools that enhance this content.
"Instead of simply searching a large quantity of content, users can search the right content and find the relevant information they require - whether that information is found in international journals, open access resources, books, patents, proceedings, or Web sites."
Note: This site license provides TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students with access to Journal Citation Reports - Science Edition, MEDLINE�, Web of Science : Science Citation Index Expanded, and EndNote Web through ISI Web of Knowledge. The following additional resources are also available from ISI Web of Knowledge:
Note: Click here for more information on ISI Web of Knowledge.
Note: ISI Web of Knowledge Tutorial [v3.0]
See also: Journal Citation Reports - Science Edition
See also: MEDLINE� (MEDical literature, analysis, and retrieval system onLINE)
See also: OLDMEDLINE
See also: Web of Science : Science Citation Index Expanded
Web of Science : Science Citation Index Expanded
Source: Thomson Scientific via ISI Web of Knowledge
Coverage: 1992 to date.
Description: "The Web of Science provides seamless access to current and retrospective multidisciplinary information from approximately 8,700 of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world. Web of Science also provides a unique search method, cited reference searching. With it, users can navigate forward, backward, and through the literature, searching all disciplines and time spans to uncover all the information relevant to their research. Users can also navigate to electronic full-text journal articles."
Note: Note: Click here for mor information about Web of Science.
Note: Web of Science Tutorial
See also: ISI Web of Knowledge

Journal Citation Reports - Science Edition is still included in the Databases pop-out on the Libraries Home page and is also listed on the TTUHSC Databases and TTUHSC Databases G-M Web pages.

At present, Journal Citation Reports is not available through version 4.0 of ISI Web of Knowledge, so these links lead to v. 3.0. Version 4.0 is expected to completely supersede v. 3.0 by mid-November.
Journal Citation Reports - Science Edition
Source: Thomson Scientific via ISI Web of Knowledge
Coverage: 2000 to date.
Description: "The recognized authority for evaluating journals, Journal Citation Reports presents quantifiable statistical data that provides a systematic, objective way to evaluate the world's leading journals and their impact and influence in the global research community.
In 2005, JCR Web, available via ISI Web of Knowledge, expanded its analytical capabilities beyond the journal level to include the subject category level. The additional data makes it easier for users to understand performance metrics in context and facilitate collection management decisions.
Related Journals enable users to see which journals share citations, and are therefore related. This analytical feature is available at both the journal level and the journal category level."
Note: "The Science Edition covers over 5,900 leading international science journals from the Thomson Scientific database."
Note: Click here for mor information about Journal Citation Reports.
Note: Journal Citation Reports Tutorial
See also: ISI Web of Knowledge

In addition to Journal Citation Reports and Web of Science, ISI Web of Knowledge includes access to a number of other online resources. These are all listed on the appropriate individual alphabetic database lists.
BiologyBrowser
Source: Thomson Scientific (open access)
Note: Also available in the "Aditional Resources" section of ISI Web of Knowledge (paid site license)
Description: "BiologyBrowser, produced by Thomson Scientific, is a free web site offering resources for the life sciences information community.
"BiologyBrowser brings together a unique set of opportunities for scientists:
  • "Use information resources exclusively produced by THOMSON SCIENTIFIC (Zoological Record)
    Thomson Scientific provides resources - such as the Nomenclature Glossary for Zoology, the Zoological Record Thesaurus, and more - for free on BiologyBrowser.
  • "Find useful information collected from outside sources
    Find links to current science news stories, relevant web sites, and more."
See also: ISI Web of Knowledge
in-cites
Source: Thomson Scientific (open access)
Note: Also available in the "Aditional Resources" section of ISI Web of Knowledge (paid site license)
Description: "in-cites provides a behind-the-scenes look at the scientists, journals, institutions, nations, and papers selected by Essential Science Indicators. Read interviews and first-person essays about people in a wide variety of fields and professions. View selected overall and field rankings, pertinent statistics on the principles behind the data, the latest version of the database, including new entrants and Rising Stars in the rankings, information on field definitions, citation thresholds, and graphing trends. Updated weekly is SCI-BYTES: a summary of what's new in research."
Note: "in-cites is an editorial component of Essential Science Indicators. Other editorial components: 'Science Watch�' and 'Special Topics.'"
See also: ISI Web of Knowledge
See also: Science Watch�
See also: Special Topics
Index to Organism Names (ION)
Source: Thomson Scientific (open access)
Note: Also available in the "Aditional Resources" section of ISI Web of Knowledge (paid site license)
Description: "Why is ION so valuable? How is it different from other sources of organism names? ION is unique in that it is the most complete source of organism names available. Organism names are a key element in organizing all biological information, but prior to the creation of ION, researchers had to check several disparate and incomplete name lists to find the information they need.
"No more - now they can save valuable time with the comprehensive answer: ION. "ION contains millions of animal names, both fossil and recent, at all taxonomic ranks, reported from the scientific literature since 1978, together with plant and virus names. (Bacteria names will be added soon).
"These names are derived from premier Thomson BIOSIS databases: Zoological Record�, BIOSIS Previews�, and Biological Abstracts�. Together, these resources cover every aspect of the life sciences - providing names from over 15 million scientific records, including approximately 15,000 international journals, patents, books, and conference proceedings. They provide a powerful foundation for the most complete collection of organism names available today."
Note: Click here for more information about Index to Organism Names (ION).
See also: ISI Web of Knowledge
ISI HighlyCited.com
Source: Thomson Scientific (open access)
Note: Also available in the "Aditional Resources" section of ISI Web of Knowledge (paid site license)
Description: "This freely accessible Web site gives research professionals working in a variety of occupations an invaluable tool to identify individuals, departments and laboratories that have made fundamental contributions to the advancement of science and technology in recent decades.
"ISIHighlyCited.com reveals the face of research--the people behind the accomplishments in 21 broad subject categories in life sciences, medicine, physical sciences, engineering and social sciences. These individuals are the most highly cited within each category for the period 1981-1999, and comprise less than one-half of one percent of all publishing researchers--truly an extraordinary accomplishment."
Note: ". . . an expert gateway to the most highly influential scientists and scholars worldwide."
Note: Click here for more information about ISI HighlyCited.com.
See also: ISI Web of Knowledge
Science Watch�
Source: Thomson Scientific (open access)
Coverage: Jan./Feb. 1998 to date.
Note: Also available in the "Aditional Resources" section of ISI Web of Knowledge (paid site license)
Description: Science Watch� uses the unique citation data of Thomson Scientific to provide rankings, interviews, and reports on today's most significant science."
Note: "Tracking trends and performance in basic research."
Note: "Science Watch� is an editorial component of Essential Science Indicators. Other editorial components: 'in-cites' and 'Special Topics.'"
See also: in-cites
See also: ISI Web of Knowledge
See also: Special Topics
Special Topics
Source: Thomson Scientific (open access)
Note: Also available in the "Aditional Resources" section of ISI Web of Knowledge (paid site license)
Description: "The ESI Special Topics Web site is designed to complement Essential Science Indicators in providing citation analyses and commentary for selected scientific research areas that have experienced notable recent advances or are of special current interest. Each topic is prefaced with a description of its relation to the main Essential Science Indicators rankings and the methodology used to assemble the data from the Essential Science Indicators database. A new topic is added monthly. The data presented for each topic include citation rankings for scientists, institutions, nations, and journals. Most special topics also feature interviews and essays by prominent scientists in the area."
Note: "Summarized Publication and Citation Data from Thomson Scientific for the Analysis of Research Trends & Performance."
Note: "ESI Special Topics is an editorial component of Essential Science Indicators. Other editorial components: 'Science Watch�' and 'in-cites.'"
See also: in-cites
See also: ISI Web of Knowledge
See also: Science Watch�

10 September 2007

Gold Rush Scheduled Downtime
17 September 2007


The following e-mail has been received from the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries (CARL):
On Monday, September 17th from 8-10pm [MDT] Gold Rush will temporarily be unavailable for a server upgrade. If you plan to load large title lists (thousands of journals), please do so by Friday the 14 or on Tuesday the 18th. We want to give ample time for the lists to process so they are finished before we begin the upgrade. Titles that are keyed into a list one at a time should not be affected by this process; they are added in real time.

Tim Donnelly
System/Network Administrator
Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries


4 September 2007

Anatomy.tv Training

Amarillo (Harrington Library)
Thursday, September 13, 2007
8:00-10:00 AM
4:00-6:00 PM

Lubbock (Preston Smith Library)
Thursday, September 20, 2007
8:00-9:00 AM
5:00-6:00 PM

El Paso (Delia Montes-Gallo Library)
Thursday, September 20, 2007
9:00-10:00 AM
3:00-4:00 PM

Odessa (Odessa Library)
Thursday, September 13, 2007
7:30 AM-5:00 PM


Download the TTUHSC Libraries of the Health Sciences flyer with places, dates, and times.

InfoRetriever� Re-Registration


This information was received from InfoPOEMs Support on Saturday, 1 September 2007:

This is a reminder that all Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's users must re-register InfoRetriever� on their Pocket PC, Palm OS, and Windows PC by next week, if they have not already, or the application will freeze when your subscription rolls into your new account.

INFORMATION ON RE-REGISTRATION

As you may remember, registering InfoRetriever is an annual event that is associated with your institution's expiration date. If your users have re-registered since you renewed your subscription to InfoPOEMs/InfoRetriever, InfoRetriever will function for another year on their respective devices. However, if the user has NOT registered since last year, they will need to register again so the new code will reflect your institution's new expiration date.


Click here for information on Registering InfoRetriever� or download the InfoRetriever� Product Manual on How to Re-Register InfoRetriever

VisualDx� is no more (and never was)


In July 2007, links to VisualDX� were added to the TTUHSC Libraries of the Health Sciences Web site in error. Although VisualDX� is listed as part of the Micromedex� Healthcare Series, it is not included in the Thomson Healthcare Academic Program that is available to institutions like TTUHSC. We appologize for any inconvenience caused by this error.

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 title is Bipolar Depression: A Comprehensive Guide, edited by Rif S. El-Mallakh, M.D., and S. Nassir Ghaemi, M.D.

Bipolar Depression introduces a model for diagnosis that allows the clinician to distinguish between bipolar and unipolar depression, addressing problems of misdiagnosis and overdiagnosis, as well as differentiate attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and bipolar disorder. The contributors first review neurobiology and genetics, bipolar depression in children, and considerations regarding suicide, then offer critiques of specific treatment approaches.

You can access the Book of the Month from the home page, at www.PsychiatryOnline.com. You'll have access to Bipolar Depression as a PDF download for the month of September.



August 2007

14 August 2007

New Electronic Journals from Nature


The following new journals from Nature Pub. Group are now available on .

6 August 2007

Methods in Enzymology Now Available from ScienceDirect


The TTUHSC Libraries have purchased a subscription to the electronic version of Elsevier's Methods in Enzymology. It has been added to the "Online Books" pop-out box on the TTUHSC Libraries Home page and to the TTUHSC Electronic Books and Collections of Electronic Books Web pages.

Full-text electronic access to Methods in Enzymology is also available in .

Vol. 311 (2000) to date are now available. The TTUHSC Libraries have also purchased the entire online backfile, v. 1 (1955)-v. 310 (1999), of Methods in Enzymology. These 310 volumes will be available beginning in September 2007.

The TTUHSC Preston Smith Library in Lubbock continues to receive these volumes on paper.
Methods in Enzymology
Source: ScienceDirect [Elsevier] (paid subscription)
Coverage: Vol. 311 (2000) to date [access to 1955-1999 begins Sept. 2007]
Description: "The critically acclaimed laboratory standard for more than forty years, Methods in Enzymology is one of the most highly respected publications in the field of biochemistry. Since 1955, each volume has been eagerly awaited, frequently consulted, and praised by researchers and reviewers alike. Now with over 400 volumes, the series contains much material still relevant today-truly an essential publication for researchers in all fields of life sciences."
Note: Vol. 1 (1955)-v. 310 (1999) are not part of the paid subscription. Access to these volumes was purchased separately.
Note: Click here for more information about Methods in Enzymology.
Note: Also available in .


The TTUHSC Electronic Books Web page has been revised. In addition, the "Historical Electronic Books" Web page has been deleted. The e-book entries that were listed on that Web page have been moved to the appropriate individual alphabetic e-book lists.

Search the Internet With SUMSearch


SUMSearch, "a unique method of searching for medical evidence by using the Internet" developed and maintained at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has been added to the TTUSHC Databases: G-M Web page. Links to SUMSearch have also been added to the Evidence-Based Clinical Medicine and Search Engines sections of the main TTUHSC Databases Web page.

SUMSearch is managed by Bob Badgett, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of Clinical Informatics, Department of Medicine, UTHSCSA, and Linda Levy, MLS, AHIP, Briscoe Medical Library, UTHSCSA.
SUMSearch
Source: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (open access)
Description: "SUMSearch is a unique method of searching for medical evidence by using the Internet. SUMSearch combines meta-searching and contingency searching in order to automate searching for medical evidence. Meta-searching, which is used by from general Internet search engines such as from Go2Net, Dogpile, and SavvySearch, means simultaneously searching multiple Internet sites and collating the results into one page. In addition, SUMSearch adds the idea of contingency searching. If SUMSearch finds too many 'hits' from an Internet site, SUMSearch will execute more restrictive, contingency searches. For example, if a search finds 1000 articles at PubMed, SUMSearch may do up to four additional searches until an optimal number is received. On the other hand, if SUMSearch finds few hits from an Internet site, it may add a search of another site. For example, if the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE) provides too few systematic reviews, SUMSearch will add a search for systematic reviews from MEDLINE. In summary, SUMSearch allows the clinician to enter a query one time, and then will: select the best Internet sites to search, format the query for each site, execute contingency searches, then return a single document to the clinician. SUMSearch removes the burden to the clinician of remembering details such as which Internet site truncates with the dollar sign and how to execute a limit for the AIM journals if too many articles are found at MEDLINE."
Note: Click here for more information about SUMSearch.

NetAnatomy No Longer Available


As announced below, as of 1 August 2007 NetAnatomy ceased to be an open access Web site. It has been removed from the TTUHSC Databases: N-S Web page.

3 August 2007

Lubbock Prepaid Print Cards Replaced by Electronic Accounts


Effective Monday 08.06.2007 prepaid print cards will be replaced by electronic accounts. Please see the Circulation desk to convert your existing prepaid cards.

Paul Landers
I.T. Section Manager
TTUHSC Preston Smith Library

1 August 2007


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 title is Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health: A Comprehensive Developmental Approach to Assessment and Intervention, by Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D., and Serena Wieder, Ph.D. The authors, who are recognized as the world's foremost authorities on clinical work with emotional and developmental challenges in the early years of life, show how mental health and developmental challenges can be classified according to each child's unique emotion, cognitive, language, and sensory processing profile. They demonstrate and present their new data on the most effective ways of intervening with these challenges, demonstrating how even children with the most severe mental health and developmental problems can make more progress than formerly thought possible in learning to relate, communicate, and think meaningfully and adaptively.

"Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health is destined to become a classic text, as it lucidly summarizes and deepens insights extricated over an enormous career passionately dedicated to better assist every kind of troubled child and the people - parents and professionals - struggling to raise them. Dr. Stanley Greenspan, nothing less than a giant of a thinker in the field that his zeal helped to create, has woven a rich and variegated cloth from the once disparate disciplines of developmental disabilities and those of infant and early childhood mental health, formidably enriching each in the process. Clearly illustrated with vignettes, this little volume deftly illuminates an integrated path for scholars and students alike across the mental health fields and beyond, even while it radiates hope for the parents and children with whom we work." - Rebecca Shahmoon Shanok, LCSW, Ph.D., Institute for Infants, Children Families, Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services, Inc., New York

You can access the Book of the Month from the home page, at www.PsychiatryOnline.com. You'll have access to Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health as a PDF download for the month of August.



July 2007

30 July 2007

Downtime for Library Resources


The existing TTUHSC libraries proxy server, which provides access to electronic journals and databases, has reached end-of-life and is scheduled to be replaced on Monday 07.30.2007 about 10:00 am Central Time. This replacement should require less than 1 hour, and during this time access to proxied electronic resources may be interrupted for all users.

Paul Landers
I.T. Section Manager
TTUHSC Preston Smith Library

20 July 2007

Databases News


The TTUHSC Pharmacy & Toxicology subject database list has been revised and updated. This is the first subject database list to adopt a new format. Databases are listed alphabetically by title. Each entry includes a direct link to the database and a link to the additional information (descriptions, notes, coverage dates, etc.) that is still available on the A-Z Annotated Database Lists.

In the future, the other subject lists will also be revised and updated in this manner.

The layout of the TTUHSC Databases home page has also been revised.

2 July 2007


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 featured book is Relational Processes and DSM-V: Neuroscience, Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment, edited by Steven R. H. Beach, Ph.D., Marianne Z. Wamboldt, M.D., Nadine J. Kaslow, Ph.D., Richard E. Heyman, Ph.D., Michael B. First, M.D., Lynn G. Underwood, Ph.D., and David Reiss, M.D. This book builds on exciting advances in clinical research on troubled relationships. Given the overwhelming research showing that relationships play a role in regulating neurobiology and genetic expression and are critical for understanding schizophrenia, conduct disorder, and depression among other disorders, relational processes must be a part of any empirically based plan for revising psychiatric nosology in DSM-V.

"This exciting volume provides us w ith a biopsychosocial blueprint for understanding the effect of relational processes on the development of mental health and psychopathology. In addition to reviewing cutting-edge research from animal models to immune function and marriage, this volume makes the translation from science to practice, with important implications for primary care and mental health clinicians and researchers. This volume is not just a small step; it represents a giant leap forward for the field." - Susan H. McDaniel, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry Family Medicine; Director, Wynne Center for Family Research, University of Rochester School of Medicine Dentistry, Rochester, New York

You can access the Book of the Month from the home page, at www.PsychiatryOnline.com. You'll have access to Relational Processes and DSM-V as a PDF download for the month of July.



June 2007

6 June 2007


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 featured book is Handbook of Medicine in Psychiatry, edited by Peter Manu, M.D., Raymond E. Suarez, M.D., and Barbara J. Barnett, M.D. This wide-ranging handbook groups topics in 14 sections according to a common feature, such as cardiac arrest, abnormal vital signs, pain, signs of common infections, and respiratory distress. Each chapter discusses essential features in clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, risk stratification, and assessment and management in the psychiatric setting, with helpful tables and treatment algorithms. Contributors focus on how psychiatric disorders and their treatments produce pathophysiologic changes and change the classic presentation of common and serious conditions.

"This book is a comprehensive, readable, and practical guide to physical symptoms for psychiatrists. In a new approach, [it] provides the reader with all necessary information about the essential somatic symptoms and their meaning in psychiatry. Because the authors provide algorithms for action on the most severe symptoms, this book is not only for students but also a valuable reference for the clinical practice in psychiatry." - Frank Schneider, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

You can access the Book of the Month from the home page, at www.PsychiatryOnline.com. You'll have access to Handbook of Medicine in Psychiatry as a PDF download for the month of June.



May 2007

18 May 2007

New Databases


The following new databases have been added to the TTUSHC Databases: G-M and TTUSHC Databases: T-Z Web pages. In addition, the TRIP Database has been added to the "Evidence-Based Clinical Medicine" section of the main TTUHSC Databases Web page.
Image Bank
Source: American Society of Hematology via HighWire Press (open access)
Description: "The American Society of Hematology (ASH) Image Bank is intended to serve as a comprehensive reference and teaching tool that is widely accessible to physicians and hematology students around the world. The images are presented in a digital, case-based format that allows both the images and text to be searched, cross-referenced, and hyper-linked to other cases as well as other educational resources, including Hematology, the Society's annual meeting Education Program Book, the ASH Teaching Cases and the syllabus from the ASH Self-Assessment Program. In addition to the case studies, the Image Bank includes a collection of basic atlas images."
Note: "Helping hematologists conquer blood diseases."
Note: Click here for more information about the ASM Image Bank.
Note: Image Bank is also available in .
International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP)
Source: World Health Organization (WHO) (open access)
Description: "The mission of the WHO Registry Platform is to ensure that a complete view of research is accessible to all those involved in health care decision making. This will improve research transparency and will ultimately strengthen the validity and value of the scientific evidence base."
Note: Click here for more information about the International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP).
Note: Also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish.
TRIP Database
Source: TRIP Database Ltd (open access)
Description: ". . . the Internet's leading resources for Evidence-Based Medicine. Allowing users to easily and rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence from a wide range of sources."
Note: "TRIP Database, the search engine for Evidence-Based Medicine."
Note: Click here for more information about the TRIP Database.
Note: Click here for a list of sources searched by the TRIP Database.

Good-Bye to NetAnatomy


This notice was recently spotted on the NetAnatomy Web Site:
Effective August 1, 2007, access to the content of NetAnatomy.com will only be available through an institutional subscription. For an annual fee of $1,495 (U.S. dollars), students, faculty, and staff can have access to the Radiographic Anatomy, Cross-Sectional Anatomy, and Gross Anatomy content of the website.

As the TTUHSC Libraries do not have fifteen hundred dollars to spare, we will be bidding a fond farewell to NetAnatomy on August 1st. TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students are reminded that the Libraries recently purchased access to Anatomy.tv which we consider to be a superior product.

Wiley InterScience Site Maintenance


Due to a scheduled upgrade, online full-text access to Wiley InterScience electronic journals may be temporarily unavailable beginning at 4:00 a.m. CDT (3:00 a.m. MDT) on Monday, 21 May 2007. Duration of the outage is expected to be 45 minutes.

Wiley InterScience e-journals are normally available to TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students on .

9 March 2007

New E-Books and New Editions of E-Books on STAT!Ref


New Electronic Books:
AAFP conditions A-Z [continually updated].
Source: American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Description: "AAFP Conditions A to Z is a handy patient-information tool that's been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). The AAFP is a national medical organization representing more than 93,700 family physicians, family practice residents and medical students. Common conditions, treatments and health tips are presented concisely and informatively, and listed alphabetically or cross-searched in STAT!Ref online. Print the information for your patients to enhance understanding and health promotion."
Control of communicable diseases manual. 18th ed. 2004.
Source: American Public Health Association via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Delmar's geriatric nursing care plans. 3rd ed. 2005.
Source: Thomson Delmar Learning via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Delmar's pediatric nursing care plans. 3rd ed. 2005.
Source: Thomson Delmar Learning via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Family nursing : research, theory, & practice. 5th ed. 2003.
Source: Prentice Hall via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Foundations of nursing research. 4th ed. 2002.
Source: Prentice Hall via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Handbook of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base imbalances. 2nd ed. 2004.
Source: Thomson Delmar Learning via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
HCPCS Level II [updated annually].
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Description:
"STAT!Ref's electronic version of HCPCS Level II includes the following sections:
  • STAT!Ref Overview
  • General Information
  • Alphabetic Index to HCPCS Codes
  • Drug Index to HCPCS Codes
  • Tabular List of HCPCS Codes
  • Tabular List of HCPCS Modifiers
  • "All sections can be browsed but only the following sections will be searched:
  • Alphabetic Index to HCPCS Codes - only main terms will be searched.
  • Drug Index to HCPCS Codes - only main terms will be searched.
  • Tabular List of HCPCS Codes main terms and alphanumeric HCPCS codes will be searched.
  • Tabular List of HCPCS Modifiers main terms and alphanumeric HCPCS modifiers will be searched.
  • "The Alphabetic Index to HCPCS Codes and the Drug Index to HCPCS Codes are linked to the codes in the Tabular List of HCPCS Codes."
Note: "Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Level II."
Infectious diseases : the clinician's guide to diagnosis, treatment, and prevention [continually updated].
Source: WebMD Inc. via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Note: Also called: WebMD� Infectious diseases : the clinician?Aos guide to diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
Litt's drug eruption reference manual including drug interactions. 12th ed. 2006.
Source: Taylor & Francis via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Maternal-newborn nursing & women's health care. 7th ed. 2004.
Source: Pearson/Prentice Hall via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Neonatology : management, procedures, on-call problems, diseases, and drugs. 5th ed. 2004.
Source: Lange Medical Books/McGraw-Hill Medical Pub. Division via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Orthopedic examination, evaluation, and intervention. 2004.
Source: McGraw-Hill Medical Pub. Division via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Note: Title from National Library of Medicine. STAT!Ref uses title: Orthopaedic examination, evaluation, and intervention. 2004.
Oxford desk reference : clinical genetics. 2005.
Source: Oxford University Press via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Oxford handbook of tropical medicine. 2nd ed. 2005.
Source: Oxford University Press via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Oxford textbook of medicine. 4th ed. 2003.
Source: Oxford University Press via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Oxford textbook of palliative medicine. 3rd ed. 2004.
Source: Oxford University Press via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Oxford textbook of surgery. 2nd ed. 2000.
Source: Oxford University Press via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Principles and practice of neuropathology. 2nd ed. 2003.
Source: Oxford University Press via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Principles and practice of pediatric endocrinology. 2005.
Source: Charles C. Thomas via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
The review of natural products [updated monthly].
Source: Facts and Comparisons� via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Description: "Review of Natural Products has in-depth monographs about natural products based on scientific research. The text provides detailed information, including botany, history, chemistry, pharmacology, medicinal uses, toxicology, and patient information. Includes significantly documented drug interactions."
Techniques in musculoskeletal rehabilitation. 2001.
Source: McGraw-Hill Medical Pub. Division via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Therapeutic exercise : foundations and techniques. 4th ed. 2002.
Source: F.A. Davis Co. via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Women's health : a primary care clinical guide. 3rd ed. 2004.
Source: Pearson/Prentice Hall via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)

New Editions of Electronic Books:
The 5-minute clinical consult [updated annually].
Source: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Note: Editions for 1996-2006 had title: Griffith's 5 minute clinical consult.
Basic & clinical pharmacology. 10th ed. 2007.
Source: McGraw-Hill Medical via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Note: "A LANGE medical book."
Current diagnosis & treatment in orthopedics. 4th ed. 2006.
Source: Lange Medical Books/McGraw Hill Medical Publishing Division via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Current diagnosis & treatment in pediatrics. 18th ed. 2007.
Source: Lange Medical Books/McGraw Hill Medical Publishing Division via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Note: Rev. ed. of: Current pediatric diagnosis & treatment. 17th ed. 2005.
Current diagnosis & treatment, obstetric & gynecology. 10th ed. 2004.
Source: Lange Medical Books/McGraw Hill Medical Publishing Division via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Note: Rev. ed. of: Current obstetric & gynecologic diagnosis & treatment. 9th ed. 2003.
Current medical diagnosis & treatment. 46th ed. 2007.
Source: McGraw Hill Medical via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Current surgical diagnosis & treatment. 12th ed. 2006.
Source: Lange Medical Books/McGraw Hill Medical Publishing Division via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Davis's drug guide for nurses. 10th ed. 2007.
Source: F.A. Davis Co. via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Diseases and disorders : a nursing therapeutics manual. 3rd ed. 2007.
Source: F.A. Davis Co. via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Note: First ed. published under the title: Davis's manual of nursing therapeutics for diseases and disorders.
Goldfrank's toxicologic emergencies. 8th ed. 2006.
Source: McGraw-Hill Medical Pub. Division via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
The Merck manual of diagnosis and therapy. 18th ed. 2006.
Source: Merck Research Laboratories [periodically updated] (open access)
Note: "Merck is committed to bringing out the best in medicine. As part of that effort, Merck has created The Merck Manuals, a series of healthcare books for medical professionals and consumers. As a service to the community, the content of The Manuals is now available in enhanced online versions as part of The Merck Manuals Online Medical Library. The Online Medical Library is updated periodically with new information, and contains photographs, and audio and video material not present in the print versions."
Source: Merck Research Laboratories via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Note: Also listed as a database.
Nurse's pocket guide : diagnoses, prioritized interventions, and rationales. 10th ed. 2006.
Source: F.A. Davis Co. via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Pediatric nursing : caring for children and their families. 2nd ed. 2007.
Source: Thomson Delmar Learning via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Red book : 2006 report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases. 27th ed.
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Therapeutic modalities in rehabilitation. 3rd ed. 2005.
Source: McGraw-Hill, Medical Pub. Division via STAT!Ref [TexShare TexSelect Databases] (paid site license)
Note: Rev. ed. of: Therapeutic modalities for physical therapists. 2nd ed. 2002.

1 May 2007


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 featured book is School Violence: Assessment, Management, Prevention, edited by Mohammad Shafii, M.D., and Sharon Lee Shafii, R.N., B.S.N. Leading clinicians, researchers, school counselors, and legal authorities offer chapters covering contributing factors, assessment and management, legal aspects, and prevention of violence in schools. With synthesis of significant research on violence as well as commentary from clinicians who were part of teams responding to violent episodes in schools, this book offers practical advice to help prevent future tragedies.

"The highlight ... is the presentation of specific, intelligent prevention strategies. Too often, discussions of juvenile violence consist simply of recitations of all the problems, and time runs out before the presenter can say anything about the solutions. Not so with this book, in which the editors and authors describe attitudes and programs that are likely to reduce juvenile violence in schools and communities." - William Bernet, M.D., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, writing in JAMA

You can access the Book of the Month from the home page, at www.PsychiatryOnline.com. You'll have access to School Violence as a PDF download for the month of May.



April 2007

3 April 2007

Lancet Available Online


As mentioned below, in November 2006 the publishers of The Lancet decided that the online version of their journal would no longer be offered to institutions. Additionally, online full-text access to The Lancet in EBSCOhost and Gale databases was cut off after the last issue of 2006.

In response to these problems, the TTUHSC Libraries have purchased online access to The Lancet from the ultimate owner of that imprint, Elsevier Ltd. Online full-text access to The Lancet from 7 January 1995 to date on Elsevier's ScienceDirect platform is now available in .

ScienceDirect offers the British edition of The Lancet. The content is identical with that of the North American edition which is offered by EBSCOhost (Jan. 1991-Dec. 2006) and Gale (Mar. 1990-Dec. 2006). The National Library of Medicine receives both editions. The Library of Congress holds a mixture of the two.

However, each edition has its own International Standard Serial Number (ISSN), and since Gold Rush is organized by ISSN, there are now two entries for The Lancet:

The two records are cross-linked, in case you pick the wrong one.

2 April 2007


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 brings Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk: Guidelines for Clinically Based Risk Management - winner of the 2005 Manfred S. Guttmacher Award.

Robert I. Simon, M.D., one of APPI's most popular authors, offers in this book a solid, easy-to-understand review of how medical malpractice law applies to patient suicides. He discusses the standards of care physicians must meet, the conditions associated with malpractice liability, and how best to minimize risks of litigation.

"Dr. Simon, who has had over 40 years of clinical experience in treating psychiatric patients, shares his vast knowledge of the law regulating psychiatric practice with respect to suicide risk in patients. He has advised all of us how to assess and manage suicide risk in a most comprehensive and readable fashion. As always, Bob Simon's books make sense and are extremely helpful to the practicing psychiatrist. This book is no exception." - Robert L. Sadoff, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Center for Studies in Social-Legal Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"I did not hesitate to accept the opportunity to review Robert Simon's latest book on suicide. I have come to expect great things from him over the years. This book is not a disappointment. It is an easy and enjoyable read, informative, filled with relevant and interesting clinical cases, and built around an inescapable reality." - Robert O. Pasnau, M.D., American Journal of Psychiatry, February 2005

You can access the Book of the Month from the home page, at www.PsychiatryOnline.com. You'll have access to Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk as a PDF download for the month of April.



March 2007

13 March 2007

ACP's PIER Ranked First Among
Evidence-Based Medicine Tools


ACP's PIER (the Physicians' Information and Education Resource from the American College of Physicians) was ranked highest in a recent study of 13 evidence-based medicine tools conducted by the Texas Health Science Library Consortium (THSLC).

The results of A Systematic Evaluation of Evidence Based Medicine Tools for Point-of-Care were presented at the 2006 conference of the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association (SCC/MLA). The study compared content, quality control, searching, results, and other features. ACP's PIER ranked highest overall.

ACP's PIER� has long been available to TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students as an integral component of STAT!Ref. It has now been added to the "Databases" pop-out box on the TTUHSC Libraries Home page and to the TTUHSC Databases and Databases: A-F Web pages.

The TTUHSC Databases Web page has been revised to provide a separate section for some of the evidence-base clinical medicine tools that are available to TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students. This section includes ACP's PIER�, DynaMed, FIRSTConsult, and InfoPOEMS/InfoRetriever.

12 March 2007

Anatomy.tv


The TTUHSC Libraries have purchased access to Anatomy.tv, marketed by STAT!Ref as "the world's most detailed 3D interactive model of the human anatomy online."
Anatomy.tv
Source: STAT!Ref [Teton Data Systems] (paid site license)
Description: "an@tomy.tv is a 3D interactive anatomy and pathology application available on STAT!Ref Online. It gives you the instant ability to visually communicate procedures and anatomical structures with patients, colleagues and students."
Note: For more information on Anatomy.tv:
Note: The TTUHSC Libraries purchase Anatomy.tv directly from the publisher. STAT!Ref is purchased through the TexShare TexSelect Databases program of the Texas State Library. As a result, TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students must access Anatomy.tv directly using the above link (or from the Anatomy.tv links on the Libraries Home page and on the TTUHSC Databases page). Anatomy.tv will not be available on the STAT!Ref "Resources" tab as depicted in the Flash tutorial.

Anatomy.tv is now available is available in the "Databases" pop-out box on the TTUHSC Libraries Home page and on the TTUHSC Databases and Databases: A-F Web pages.

The TTUHSC Libraries of the Health Sciences license for this product currently allows for five concurrent users.

8 March 2007

ScienceDirect Scheduled Downtime--Again! Yes, Again!
Sunday, 11 March 2007, 12:00 midnight-7:00 a.m.


From Tony McSean, Director of Library Relations, Elsevier:

This message is to inform you that ScienceDirect (but not Scopus) will be unavailable for a planned period of downtime on Sunday, March 11, 2007 for approximately 7 hours starting at 01:00 AM EST (06:00 AM GMT).? This is to adjust the system to take account the change to Daylight Saving Time in the United States.? We hope that by providing this advance notice we can help minimise any inconvenience to you and to your ScienceDirect users.

The system was successfully upgraded last Saturday. Our technical team is working as hard as they possibly can to eliminate the unforeseen difficulties which some of our customers have experienced since in accessing ScienceDirect and Scopus. We apologise to those customers who have been affected by these difficulties.


Further information from Elsevier:

Dear administrator, We are writing to inform you that ScienceDirect (but not Scopus) will be unavailable for a planned period of downtime on Sunday, March 11, 2007 for approximately 7 hours starting at 01:00 AM EST (06:00 AM GMT). This is to adjust the system to take account the change to Daylight Savings Time in the United States . We hope that by providing this advance we can help to minimise any inconvenience to you and to your ScienceDirect users. We understand that this news, coming as it does on top of recent operating difficulties, will be particularly unwelcome. Two weeks ago ScienceDirect and Scopus planned a large-scale rebuilding exercise on some core underlying technologies of the systems. In order for this upgrade to be implemented a necessary downtime was scheduled on February 24th. Unfortunately an unexpected problem occurred during the upgrade, and this required us to schedule a second upgrade session for Saturday March 3rd - resulting in another period of downtime. While it appeared we had a successful release some of our customers have been experiencing unforeseen difficulties in accessing ScienceDirect and Scopus since then. We apologise again to those customers who have had their access affected by these difficulties. Our technical team is working around the clock to restore the performance and reliability of ScienceDirect and Scopus for all our customers. For detailed information on the technical aspects of this outage please go to: http://www.info.sciencedirect.com/docs/downtime_details.doc


Why is this important?

As some of you may know, after ScienceDirect was taken offline on Saturday, March 3rd, for "planned updates to ensure higher quality service," the TTUHSC Libraries lost access to all of our ScienceDirect subscriptions for all of Sunday the 4th and most of Monday the 5th. Eventually, a "problem in [Elsevier's] customer system" was identified and corrected, and our access was restored. The lesson here is that anything can happen!

No 2007 Online access to The Lancet


The TTUHSC Libraries regret to announce that full-text online access to 2007 issues of The Lancet is not available to TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students at this time.

In November 2006, after the beginning of the 2007 fiscal year and long after the TTUHSC Libraries had renewed their journal subscriptions for the new year, The Lancet decided that institutions would no longer be provided with online access by computer IP address. The staff of the TTUHSC Libraries only learned of this change in an e-mail dated 6 March 2007.

Apparently at the same time it was decided to end the full-text access provided by numerous TexShare databases with the last issue of 2006, leaving the Libraries without online access to 2007 issues of the journal.

Why any leading medical journal would want to make access to its published content so difficult remains a mystery. The TTUHSC Libraries are certainly willing to pay for access, and the staff was under the impression that it had done so when its subscription was renewed for 2007. Apparently the rules were changed after the check was cashed.

The TTUHSC Libraries are attempting to purchase online access to The Lancet from a third-party provider. It is to be hoped that online access can be restored soon, but the Libraries have yet to receive a price quote. In the meantime, the journal is available on paper at the Preston Smith Library on the Lubbock campus and, of course, through interlibrary loan. The TTUHSC Libraries regret the inconvenience.

2 March 2007

ScienceDirect Scheduled Downtime--Again!
Saturday, 3 March 2007, 5:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.


From Tony McSean, Director of Library Relations, Elsevier:

Everyone who has been involved with system upgrades in other contexts will not be completely surprised to learn that the upgrade and reinstallation of Science Direct's core techologies last Saturday encountered some unexpected problems. As a consequence, the upgrade was aborted, the system was reset and we again need to close down the system this week-end to carry out the work.

With great regret and with the most profound apologies, therefore, we announce that ScienceDirect will be unavailable again tomorrow (Saturday, March 3rd) for approximately 9 hours starting at 06:30 AM EST (11:30 GMT). The changes are necessary to improve the performance of ScienceDirect and to ensure a high level of reliability in the coming years.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this will cause to ScienceDirect users, which we hope we can extenuate by providing this advance notice.

How to [monitor] our progress:
If you attempt to access ScienceDirect tomorrow while the system is unavailable you will be redirected to a substitute home page - http://www.info.sciencedirect.com/downtime/. In response to user feedback during last week's unexpectedly prolonged downtime, we will make arrangements this week to make sure that the information on this page will be regularly updated to reflect our estimate of the time at which normal service will be resumed.

Once again, we apologise for this inconvenience and thank you for bearing with us.


This will affect all ScienceDirect journals in .

1 March 2007


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.
For March, we're featuring Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Research Review for Practitioners, edited by Sally Ozonoff, Ph.D., Sally J. Rogers, Ph.D., and Robert L. Hendren, D.O. In the words of author Sally Rogers on a recent edition of CBS's 60 Minutes: "We don't know how to touch the biology of autism. But I do think that the behaviors associated with autism can be reduced to the point where they are not obvious anymore."

Written to help the nonspecialist provide state-of-the-art care, this remarkable volume synthesizes the most recent research on the etiology, assessment, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders for practitioners. It also reviews the scientific literature and practical implications for clinical care and provides empirically supp orted guidelines for evaluation and treatment, highlighting the role of various professional disciplines.

"This work provides a valuable overview of contemporary knowledge concerning autism. It would serve as an excellent primer for those assessing autistic youth, as well as for students. In highlighting recent advances in research and theory, the book gives strong emphasis to the benefits of early identification and aggressive treatment of autism. The authors are to be commended for their approach, which stresses collaboration between professions and the inclusion of parents in treatment." - Marc Sandrolini, M.D., Doody's Health Science Book Reviews

"This volume makes a unique contribution to the extant literature on autism and intervention by providing a resource for the general practitioner to access accurate information about autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and their possible causes and treatments." - Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent 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 Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Research Review for Practitioners as a PDF download for the month of March.



February 2007

28 February 2007

New Electronic Journals from ScienceDirect


The TTUHSC Libraries of the Health Sciences have subscribed to the following electronic journals from Elsevier's ScienceDirect platform:

All of these journals are now available to TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students from .

20 February 2007

ScienceDirect Scheduled Downtime:
Saturday, 24 February 2007, 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


From Tony McSean, Director of Library Relations, Elsevier:

ScienceDirect will be unavailable on Saturday, February 24th for approximately 9 hours starting at 06:00 AM EST (11:00 GMT). During this time we will be carrying through a large-scale rebuilding exercise on some of core aspects of the underlying technologies, which will help ensure that the system continues to provide a high level of reliability in the coming years.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this will cause to ScienceDirect users, which we hope we can minimise by providing this advance notice.


This will affect all ScienceDirect journals in .

14 February 2007


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.
For Valentine's Day we bring you Dreams of Love and Fateful Encounters: The Power of Romantic Passion, by Ethel S. Person, M.D.

This classic, groundbreaking work has been widely hailed for its focus on an emotion generally considered impervious to rational analysis: romantic love. Dr. Person views romantic, passionate love as a powerful agent of change, arguing that it is as central to human culture as it is to human existence. This recently re-released edition emphasizes the relevance of passion not only to lovers but also to mental health professionals whose patients often enter treatment because of love-related issues - from the inability to love or make a commitment to the perils of extramarital love or the loss of love.

"What is love? How do we find love? How do we maintain love? How does love change us? She has written a fascinating book, filled with wisdom-one that is a pleasure to read, reread, and share." - Owen Renick, M.D., Training Analyst, San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute; Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco; former Editor-in-Chief, Psychoanalytic Quarterly

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 Dreams of Love and Fateful Encounters: The Power of Romantic Passion as a PDF download for the month of February.



January 2007

4 January 2007


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.
January's free book is The Art and Science of Brief Psychotherapies: A Practitioner's Guide, edited by Mantosh J. Dewan, M.D., Brett N. Steenbarger, Ph.D., and Roger P. Greenberg, Ph.D.

This compact text is packed with practical information that shows both what to do and why to do it. Based on more than a decade of extensive teaching experience, the editors of this practical guide take you step by step through every approach, describing therapies and specific interventions and including detailed case examples to illustrate how they are implemented.

"This fine text draws on an empirical base and shows how clinicians can meet the mandate of doing psychotherapy more effectively and efficiently. Their concept is 'co-piloting' with the client. They achieve this with the reader as well." - Lloyd I. Sederer, M.D.

We hope you enjoy this title, which is part of the Core Competencies in Psychotherapy series from APPI--a series of books edited by Glen O. Gabbard, M.D., that explicitly address the competencies needed in psychotherapy 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 The Art and Science of Brief Psychotherapies: A Practitioner's Guide as a PDF download for the month of January.