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Archive for March, 2012

Update to Handicap Parking Closure- Postponed

Friday, March 30th, 2012

The handicap parking area (commonly referred to as L-Lot) on the south side of the Health Sciences Library in Weiskotten Hall was to close for approximately one month starting Monday March 26, 2012. However, the closure has been postponed until mid-July 2012. Thank you for your cooperation.


Reminder- Vote for Upstate as a Sustainable Leader!

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Upstate Medical University is a finalist in a national Sustainability Leadership contest. Each finalist submitted a video of the sustainability efforts at their institution. The winner will receive national recognition by being featured at the George Washington University Moving the Planet Forward conference in Washington, DC this April. There will also be opportunities for exposure on various national media venues.

To Vote For Upstate:  Simply click on the + (plus sign) in the blue “Vote” box from the link below. Remember to have your friends and family vote, too!

http://planetforward.org/climate-leadership-awards/


Update on EbscoHost Technical Issues

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
The EbscoHost databases are again available, but we are still experiencing technical problems, as follows:
  1. Numerous titles only have bibliographic record access.  This seems to be most prevalent in Academic Search Complete and MedLine with Full Text.
  2. Full text holdings dates are inaccurate.
We apologize for the inconvenience, and have reported these issues to Ebsco. In the meantime, please access the journal from the A-Z list. Questions? Contact us at library@upstate.edu.

Technical issues with EbscoHost databases

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
The EbscoHost databases will be unavailable until Wednesday March 28, 2012 at the earliest. We are in contact with Ebsco and will get access restored as soon as possible.

Voluntary Faculty Remote Access – UPDATE

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Voluntary Faculty please note:

The technical difficulties with our off-campus access for voluntary faculty have been resolved and access is available.

Please contact the Reference Desk at 464-4581 with any questions.   Thank you for your patience!


Mobile technology- help or hindrance to patient care?

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Dr. John Halamka, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Chief Information Officer, has been issuing a warning: mobile technology may distract doctors from patient care.

While many physicians reap the benefits of quick access to health information at the bedside, the following article focuses on distractions caused by use of personal mobile devices.  To prevent negligence or life-threatening situations that may arise from a mobile distraction, Dr. Halamka has implemented policies “advising doctors on how to minimize distraction on their mobile devices” and is “experimenting with software products that separate the personal and professional functions of devices”.

To learn more, read Doctor’s Smartphones And iPads May Be Distracting, or listen to the story.


Library Bake Sale today 11AM-1PM

Monday, March 26th, 2012

The Health Sciences Library will be hosting a bake sale today, from 11AM to 1PM. Proceeds benefit the Cancer Center. Please come show your support and enjoy some delicious goodies!


Handicap Parking Closure Starting Monday, March 26th

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

The handicap parking area (commonly referred to as L-Lot) on the south side of the Weiskotten Hall (WH) Library will be closed for approximately one month starting Monday, March 26, 2012.

As an alternative, handicapped parkers who normally use this lot will be able to park in the WH Center Courtyard.

Pedestrians can still access the south entrance to WH by utilizing the sidewalk surrounding L-Lot.

If you have any questions, please contact Jim Wolfe at 464-7347 or John Ders at 464-4230.


Technical Issues EbscoHost A-Z Journals

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
We are currently experiencing technical problems with the EbscoHost A-Z list journals packages, as follows:
  1. Numerous titles only have bibliographic record access.  This seems to be most prevalent in Academic Search Complete and MedLine with Full Text.
  2. Full text holdings dates are inaccurate.
  3. Article Linker is not working properly.
We apologize for the inconvenience, and have reported these issues to Ebsco. In the meantime, please access the journal from the A-Z list. Questions? Contact us at library@upstate.edu.

Free Webcast- Using Ovid to Organize Research, March 28th

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Join us for this FREE webcast!

March 28, 2012 – 9:00AM EDT (New York) /2:00PM BDT (London)

Using My Projects to Organize Research with Ease

Would you like to save time managing your research projects by creating a single place to manage all of your research material? Would you like to use OvidSP to manage research information from all of the places you search?

If the answer is yes, then you should attend this webcast to learn best practices and real-world advice on how Ovid customers are using My Projects, OvidSP’s project organization module.

Maurice Clementi and Mauro Castillo García-Mauriño from Ovid’s award-winning Training and Global Support team will share their tips and tricks for managing projects and documents, including citations, full text, images, URLs, and more. And because My Projects is intuitive and easy to use, you can become a My Projects power user in less than an hour.
Register Today! If you cannot attend, be sure to register for the webcast anyway – we’ll let you know when the archive becomes available so you can watch on demand.