At the end of 2015, the Dental Library was closed and its content amalgamated with existing collections in the Medical Library. Consequently, the name ‘Medical Library’ was changed to ‘Health Sciences Library’ to reflect the single space, and single collection, for staff and students of the Health Sciences Division. The name ‘Medical Library’ will no… Read More Name change: Health Sciences Library
Online access was cancelled to MIMS Gateway (formerly known as MIMS Online) at the end of 2015. Both the School of Pharmacy and Otago Medical School have switched their preferred source of clinical pharmacy information to the New Zealand Formulary http://www.nzf.org.nz/nzf_1 and NZ Formulary for Children http://www.nzfchildren.org.nz/nzf_1, which are available free online. Because of this,… Read More MIMS Gateway (MIMS Online)
The University Library now has access to a new Biomedical Sciences ‘reference module’ on the Elsevier ScienceDirect platform. This resource complements ClinicalKey (also from Elsevier); while CK includes textbooks and journals (among other resources) the reference module content is all from ‘reference’ sources e.g. encyclopaedias, subject experts. From the web-site: “This comprehensive online Reference Module… Read More Biomedical Sciences reference module now available
Our two DVD copies of the Emergency Medicine: A Year at Oamaru Hospital, a documentary by PRN Films arrived yesterday. They will soon be available to borrow from the library. The programme aired last Thursday on TV3 at 9.30pm and is also available on eTV and on TV3 On Demand. EM3 converted from PRN Films on Vimeo.
This is an excellent blog post about predatory publishing, an increasingly important problem in scholarly communication. Not all predatory publishers pose under cover of the Open Access movement. See the post on Scholarly Kitchen here.
Nature Publishing Group released a new journal earlier this year, Nature Reviews Disease Primers, which is available across the three medical campuses. “The latest Nature Reviews title is an online-only, peer-reviewed journal that publishes broad overview articles — called Primers — on diseases and disorders across all medical specialties.” PrimeViews are illustrated summaries of the… Read More New Resource: Nature Reviews – Disease Primers
The University has now subscribed to the online resource BMJ Case Reports (at http://casereports.bmj.com/). “BMJ Case Reports is an important educational resource offering a high volume of cases in all disciplines so that healthcare professionals, researchers and others can easily find clinically important information on common and rare conditions. All articles are peer reviewed… Read More New Resource: BMJ Case Reports #otagolib