Loansome Doc Alternatives

News of Loansome Doc’s retirement on July 1, 2019 has sent shock waves throughout the health sciences community and the libraries that served them.  It is quite unfortunate for the numerous solo practitioners, medical groups, and other health-related entities who need affordable access to credible information from the academic/professional literature.  Furthermore, many health sciences libraries… Keep reading

Clinical Research Preprint Server Accepting Submissions

medRxiv is a preprint server for the clinical research community.  It is a collaborative effort between BMJ, Yale University, and Cold Harbor Spring Laboratory.  Papers may be submitted but the official launch date is June 25, 2019. More information on the policies and procedures of medRxiv is available at the medRxiv homepage.  Additional content is posted… Keep reading

History of Medicine: Data Science and Yellow Fever

The Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine curated a new exhibit titled, Politics of Yellow Fever in Alexander Hamilton’s America.   Their online magazine, Circulating Now, has a very interesting piece on data science in the 18th and 19th centuries based upon the exhibit. Data Science in Politics of Yellow Fever: Medical Research Before… Keep reading

New BMJ journal titles acquired

The Eskind Biomedical Library upgraded its BMJ journal package to the Premier Collection. The newly accessible titles are listed below: BMJ Innovations is a peer reviewed online journal that publishes basic, clinical, translational, and epidemiological studies of all aspects of medical innovations.    BMJ Leader is an international, peer-reviewed, online only journal that publishes articles in… Keep reading

Webinar on the updated Cochrane Handbook

The Cochrane Collaboration will be releasing version 6 of the Cochrane Handbook of Systematic Reviews and Interventions this year. They are providing webinar on the new handbook on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at  8:00 AM Central Time. For more information and to register, please visit, https://training.cochrane.org/introduction-new-cochrane-handbook-systematic-reviews-interventions-version-6.    

From the Director’s Chair – 1/9/19

Greetings and Happy New Year to everyone, First of all, let me apologize and thank the VU/VUMC community for their patience and cooperation with last week’s PubMed/NCBI access situation. I must also commend the University Library’s Technology and EResources team for implementing quick solutions so we may continue to use this very popular and valuable… Keep reading

From the Director’s Chair – 10/25/18

October is National Medical Librarians Month. I’ve been a very proud Medical Librarian for 13 years. In that time, I’ve been fortunate to work at two very dynamic academic medical centers and have grown personally and professionally beyond my imagination. I am also extremely grateful for the relationships created with many co-workers and colleagues throughout… Keep reading