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

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

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