Tip: Finding Full Text

June 11, 2014

One question we hear frequently is:  how do I get the full text of an article? The two main things to remember are:

1. Always start from the library website
2. From the article citation, always select the red “Find Text @ UR” button

Example of Citation in CINAHL

Example of Citation with Find Text button in CINAHL


Why start from the library website? Because when you access databases using library links, you will be connected to our journal subscriptions – otherwise you will be limiting yourself to what’s available for free online.

Most of the time you will be linked directly to the article. Find and select the “PDF” icon and the article will open.
You will be taken to the library catalog. Look in the center of the Find Text @UR window for:
• A link to the electronic journal, OR
• Special instructions, OR
• Text indicating the article is NOT available electronically.
NOTE: If the article is not available electronically, you can order it through interlibrary loan. Happy searching!


New Tool From AHRQ: Risk Assessment of Surgical Site Infection in Ambulatory Surgery Centers

December 11, 2013

While cleaning out my inbox today, I came across an email about a report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), published in April 2013.

According to their website, a recently completed AHRQ-funded study explores the use of a proactive risk assessment to identify hazards that can lead to surgical site infections (SSIs) in the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) setting.

The report, “Proactive Risk Assessment of Surgical Site Infection in Ambulatory Surgery Centers” describes the use of a tool, the Socio-Technical Probabilistic Risk Assessment (ST-PRA), to estimate the risk of SSI in the ambulatory surgery environment, examines single point failures as well as combinations of events that lead to the outcome of interest, and proposes an intervention for future deployment.

The entire report can be read at http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/stpra/stpra.pdf

New eCV feature for researchers in My NCBI

September 25, 2013

Researchers who use My NCBI* now have access to a new feature: SciENcv. The acronym SciENcv stands for Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae, and with SciENcv researchers can to make and store a professional profile to share online.

One purpose of this tool is to reduce the administrative burden of grant applications by storing researcher biography data in one place. You can read more about its purpose here:

For more details on how to use SciENcv, check out NLM’s technical bulletin: My NCBI Curriculum Vitae Web Application: SciENcv at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/so13/so13_sciencv.html The first section tell you how to create a SciENcv profile.

*My NCBI is a tool that retains user information and database preferences to provide customized services for many NCBI databases. It allows you to save searches, select display formats, filtering options, and set up automatic searches that are sent by e-mail. My NCBI users can save their citations (journal articles, books, meetings, patents and presentations) in My Bibliography and manage peer review article compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy.

My NCBI Help [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Center for Biotechnology Information (US); 2005-. My NCBI Help. 2010 Dec 13 [Updated 2013 Aug 13]. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK3842/

RefWorks on your mobile device.

July 19, 2013

Want to use your RefWorks account on a mobile device? Navigate to www.refworks.com/mobile for a mobile-friendly RefWorks interface.

Find out more with this fact sheet.


Dietary Supplement Label Database from NIH

July 10, 2013

NIH in a cooperative effort between the National Library of Medicine and the Office of Dietary Supplements, has unveiled a new Dietary Supplement Label Database.

The Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD) contains information taken from the labels of approximately 17,000 dietary supplement products available in the U.S. marketplace. Launched June 17, 2013, this free database will grow to include an estimated 55,000 different dietary supplement products.

…the DSLD consolidates product information in one database for customized organization and searching. Research scientists might use the DSLD, for example, to determine total nutrient intakes from food and supplements in populations they study. Health care providers can learn the content of products their patients are taking.

You can read the entire press release here.



April 1, 2013

Congratulations to Valerie Aarne Grossman for her publication “Hot Topics: CT Contrast and Intraosseous Lines: Friends or Enemies?” in the March 2013 issue of Journal of Radiology Nursing!

Access Journal of Radiology Nursing from our subscribed E-Journals list

UpToDate is coming home!

November 4, 2011

Thanks to the support of URMC and Highland Hospital leadership, the library now provides offsite access to UpToDate for healthcare providers employed by Highland and URMC plus all URMC students.

Access UpToDate from home or another offsite location by browsing through the Quick Links on Williams Library’s website or Miner Library’s website, or use the URMC VPN client.

Not near your desktop? That’s ok! UpToDate has a mobile-friendly website for hand-held devices. No login required when you are on the UR_MCWireless wifi network, but you will need your NetID or AD login when offsite or on another wireless network.  For support, call the Miner Library Computing Center Help Desk at 275-6865.

In addition, healthcare providers employed by URMC or Highland can earn CME/CE credit when using UpToDate to answer clinical questions.  UpToDate is accredited for continuing education by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Be sure to choose the UpToDate for CME link in Miner’s Quick Links so that your identifying information can be transmitted to UpToDate.  See the UpToDate CME brochure for more information about the CME/CE program.

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