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Digital Library Access for Alumni

Eskind Alumni Digital Library The Eskind Biomedical Library (EBL) Alumni Digital Library is a critical resource for helping alumni stay abreast of important information to assist in the cultivation of their practice. Alumni will need a password in order to access the Alumni Digital Library which may be obtained by emailing medalum@vanderbilt.edu, or by calling the Department of Medical… Keep Reading

Getting to Know your Eskind Librarians: Rachel Lane Walden

Rachel Lane Walden, MLIS, is a Health Sciences Informationist at the Annette and Eskind Irwin Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center. Rachel earned her Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of South Carolina in 2014 and started working at the Eskind Biomedical Library in February of 2015. As a reference and… Keep Reading

Health Literacy eLearning course

CDC launches new Health Literacy eLearning course with FREE continuing education https://bit.ly/2Ivlofn 9 out of 10 adults struggle to understand and use health information when it’s unfamiliar, complex or jargon-filled. Limited health literacy costs the healthcare system money and results in higher than necessary morbidity and mortality. Health care professionals and non-medical staff can register… Keep Reading

AAMC Faculty Salary Report is here

The AAMC Faculty Salary Report for FY18 has been received and processed at the Eskind Biomedical Library. It is located in the Reference section (W 79 R425 2019).

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

Librarians Can Help Providers Improve Clinical Decision-Making & Education

Dr. Hageman the Pediatric Annals’ Editor-in-Chief  wrote a very informative editorial on how medical librarians play a key role in healthcare. A summary of his piece is below. Medical librarians play an essential role as members of the healthcare team.  They directly impact the quality of patient care by helping physicians, allied health professionals and researchers keep current… Keep Reading

Getting to know your Eskind librarians: Heather LaFerriere

Heather Laferriere, MLIS, is a Health Sciences Informationist at the Annette and Eskind Irwin Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center. As a reference and instruction librarian for the medical and nursing communities, some of her primary duties include literature searching, research consultations, and resource training. Heather has been with the Eskind Biomedical Library since 2015… 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.    

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