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News & Events (Archive): News Archive 2015

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2015 - DECEMBER

Acland's Anatomy for OUHSC

The Library purchased a subscription to Acland’s Anatomy; access is available beginning January 1, 2016Click on the article title above or go to the Databases A-Z list for access.

Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy contains nearly 330 videos of real human anatomic specimens in their natural colors, including 5 new, groundbreaking videos of the inner ear. Dr. Robert Acland presents moving structures—muscles, tendons, and joints—making the same movements that they make in life.


Visible Body Apps

Visible Body is available free for the desktop, go to the Databases A-Z list for access.  Apps for mobile devices are available through the Apple Store and Google Play.  At the start of the 2016 Spring semester students will be able to purchase apps at a discount.  Instructions on how to do that will be forthcoming.

 

 


2015 - OCTOBER

Bird Faculty Outreach to Public Librarians (published 11/2/15-present)

Reference and Instructional Services faculty are teaching a series of classes across Oklahoma for public librarians to obtain health information specialists certification through the Medical Library Association.  These classes are part of a grant funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region.


 

National Medical Librarians Month (published 10/26-11/1/15)

Are You A Risk Taker? When you need to be right, ask your medical librarian.  October is designated as the month to recognize the contributions of medical librarians.


Ovid logoTrial ends Monday, November 23rd

Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy (published 10/26-present)

Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy contains nearly 330 videos of real human anatomic specimens in their natural colors, including 5 new, groundbreaking videos of the inner ear. Dr. Robert Acland presents moving structures—muscles, tendons, and joints—making the same movements that they make in life.


Bates Visual Guide (Includes OSCEs)

A comprehensive collection of 18 volumes of clinical assessment videos—7 hours of clips!—plus 5 supplemental learning modules—that span a diverse set of patient types—to help prepare for MD, DO, Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner certification exams and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE).

Resource Demos by Ovid

TODAY - Wednesday, Oct. 21st

Joanna Briggs Institute

  • 9:00 am & 2:00 pm

Life Sciences Conference Abstracts

  • 9:30 am & 2:30 pm

Visible Body 3D Anatomy

  • 10:00 am & 3:00 pm

What's new on Ovid?

  • 10:30 am & 3:30 pm

Drop-in  

Can’t make the schedule times or have more questions?

  • 11:30 am -1:30 pm
  • Customize your Ovid
  • Light refreshments provided 11:30-1:30 while supplies last!

2015 - SEPTEMBER

 

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2015 - AUGUST

Spotlight on BrowZine

Looking for a user friendly way to access journals? Give BrowZine a try! It's available for desktops using the Journals A-Z link on the homepage.

Picture of Galielo

 

The Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library is proud to announce the exhibit “Galileo and the Health Sciences,” part of the University of Oklahoma’s upcoming “Galileo’s World” exhibition. The opening reception will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 17 in the exhibit area on the 3rd floor.  The Bird Library exhibit will explore Galileo’s connections to the world of health sciences, including his own expertise in medicine and his legacy’s contributions to the field.

To celebrate OU’s 125th anniversary, works from the university’s Galileo Collection will be on display at several locations across the state this fall.

“Galileo's World” will feature OU Libraries’ collection of all 12 first editions of Galileo’s works and more, focusing not only on the famous mathematician’s astronomical discoveries, but on his other ties to culture, science, and the humanities.

 

2015 - JULY

It's never too late to celebrate great work!

Tamma Irving, Library Tech III, was named the April 2015 Employee of the Month on the OUHSC campus. Tamma has been a staff member at the Bird Health Sciences Library since 1999, when she joined as a Library Tech I. After spending time in the Photocopy Services division, she worked as a Library Tech II at the Reserves Desk, supervising staff and managing the libraries Reserves Collection for students and faculty. After many years in this role, Tammy is now a Library Tech III. She oversees several aspects of the library’s interlibrary loan (ILL) operations and staff, and serves both the campus and the public by finding materials from other collections our patrons need.

"I like the challenges that come with the job as it relates to finding and supplying materials to our users,” Tamma says. “The challenging and obscure citation or the hard-to-find book or non-print media item is one of my favorite things about interlibrary loan. I also enjoy learning and developing new systems for our work in interlibrary loan. To see a staff member, under my supervision, learn and begin independently excelling at their assigned duty, through my training efforts, is very rewarding.”

Tamma’s favorite personal activities include interacting with diverse groups of people, listening to and performing vocal music of all genres, reading, gardening, and family time. Please join us in congratulating this exceptional member of the Bird Health Sciences Library Team! 

New Resources

Draw It To Know It Neuroanatomy

With Draw It to Know It (DITKI) students learn in a hands-on and enjoyable way through drawing each neuroanatomical pathway. Learning is self-directed, with more than 140 narrated video tutorials, exams, and activities. The program also is compatible on mobile devices, including the iPad.  Go to the OUHSC DITKI site to register and use the product.

BoardVitals is a tool offering comprehensive review for USMLE, NCLEX, NBDE boards that includes mobile capability and advanced customization and analysis features. Check out these powerful new resources available through the library today!

New Library Web Page

  • Click on HELP for assistance. 
  • We would like feedback on the new page, please complete the form.

2015 - JUNE

Blood and Thunder Exhibit

Don’t miss the current art exhibit on the third floor of the Bird Library, “Blood and Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine.”   The exhibit showcases selections from 14 years of works published in the arts journal of the same name, published by the OU College of Medicine.

The journaLillian Anna Blouin Heart of the Expanding Universel aims to enhance the education of health care professionals through exploration of art while serving the community as a means for artistic expression. Published annually, Blood and Thunder has attracted a large audience both nationally and internationally, and is distributed to all U.S. medical schools that are members of the Association of American Medical Colleges. The selections from the journal represent a gallery of specially curated, medically inspired art, including paintings, photographs, etchings, drawings, and digital images.

 

 

Lillian Anna Blouin Heart of the Expanding Universe

 

 

New Resources

The Library has purchased or is trialing new resources for the HSC campus community. 

  • Northern Lights - Conference proceedings
  • Visible Body - Anatomy for the desktop and mobile resources
  • Henry Stewart Talks - Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection

Northern Lights

Copyright-compliant access to over 1.1 million life sciences conference abstracts and posters dating from 2010 - available several years before that information is published in industry or academic journals.

Northern Light’s conference abstracts and posters collection provides a comprehensive database of life sciences research information, often several years before that information is published in industry or academic journals.

Northern Light Discovery users can search a full-text index of:
- More than 1.1 million abstracts and posters (35,000) are included and drawn from over 1,600 life sciences conferences
- Abstracts and posters are searchable within 3 weeks or less of the information posted on conference site and years before publication in a peer-reviewed journal
- Posters include data tables, graphs and images
- Conferences span 2010-present; new conferences added as abstracts are posted
- Virtually all abstracts from a given conference are covered
- Materials are presented in a way that protects users by offering copyright-compliant access
- Information is drawn directly from conference websites
- Summaries of conference abstracts conducted by Northern Light remains even when the conference links expire
- Author information that standardizes last name indexing for consistent and easy retrieval
- Northern Light Business News so you can track life sciences industry coverage of your topics of interest

 

Visible Body

The library has licensed for OUHSC affiliated users the following packages:

Anatomy & Physiology

Human Anatomy Atlas (includes the following)

- Human Anatomy Atlas

- Muscle Premium

- Skeleton Premium

- Heart & Circulatory Premium

- Physiology animations

 

For information about each of these go to http://go.visiblebody.com/wk-vb-products.

 

2015 - MARCH

New Resources  

The library has purchased new resources for the HSC campus community.  Both of these are available through Ovid. More...

  • Northern Lights - Conference proceedings
  • Visible Body - Anatomy for the desktop and mobile resources (click on External Links in the blue bar)

Papercut is here!   

The Library moved from Goprint to Papercut for print management.  The system functions the same for students as it does in other departments on the HSC campus.  Public users can also use Papercut, inquire at the Service Desk

 

Shari Clifton Serves as President of the Oklahoma Library Association   

Shari Clifton, Bird Library Associate Director and Head of Reference and Instructional Services is serving as president for 2014-2015