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Vanderbilt Libraries to Host Second Annual Edible Books Festival

The campus and community are invited to join us for the second festival on April 1st to experience the delightful collision of books and food. “Last year’s entries were extremely clever. The libraries are glad to again be part of this global celebration of books and food,” said University Librarian Valerie Hotchkiss. Those interested in… 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

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

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

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