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Happy Birthday Wikipedia and Creative Commons! Join the celebration of free information January 15th

January 2019 is a great month for free information. Public Domain Day on January 1st marked the first time in 20 years that films, books, artworks and more created in 1923 came into the Public Domain. Studies have shown that public domain books are less expensive, available in more editions and formats, and more likely… Keep Reading

Access Denied to PubMed/NCBI Update

Greetings everyone, We have enacted a temporary fix for those who have been affected. Clear all of your web browsing history and then try to open PubMed. It has not been a total solution for some. In my case, I am also using a different browser. Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome were inconsistent but Microsoft… Keep Reading

Cooking from the Archive: Figgy Pudding

Ever wondered, what exactly is figgy pudding? You’ve probably heard it (or its cousin, plum pudding) referenced across English literature and popular culture, but how is it made, what does it look like, and how is it different from American pudding? Traditional English puddings consist of animal fat, dairy, eggs, bread, and other ingredients enclosed… Keep Reading

Freely Available Clinical Guidelines

The ECRI Institute has reinstated the clinical guidelines formerly known as the National Guideline Clearinghouse. It is now known as the ECRI Guidelines Trust and the guidelines are still free but require registration. Additional information about the guidelines trust and their inclusion criteria are also available on the website. For more information, please contact the… Keep Reading

Update your mobile apps

All users of the Micromedex, Lexi-Comp, UpToDate, Epocrates, and Sanford Apps are reminded to update them regularly to ensure they are using the most current information. For more information on clinical mobile apps, please view our Apps for Mobile Devices guide,  

Getting to know your Eskind librarians: Philip Walker

Philip Walker, MLIS, MSHI was appointed Director of the Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) in July 2018. As director, the primary duties are to create and communicate a clear vision, allocate financial and human resources, develop policies and practices for collection development, build relationships with constituents… Keep Reading

Mobile App Now Available

Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy Mobile App The Eskind Biomedical Library has acquired more coupon codes for the Sanford Guide Antimicrobial Therapy App. The app is compatible with iOS and Android devices. For more information or to request your code, please contact us via the Ask Biomedical online form, Additional instructions to redeem the… 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

Course Reading List Tool – Training for Faculty & Staff

There is a new Course Reading List Tool to manage and streamline the copyright clearance process with Brightspace. The Course Reading List Tool helps create digital course reading lists by bringing together a wide variety of content data, pricing, copyright information and library holdings all in one place. If you would like to learn more or… Keep Reading