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Our new house call service

The Health Science Center Library is pleased to offer house calls to faculty!  Your liaison librarian will meet you in your office, clinic, or lab to provide information and assistance on a variety of topics.  Group sessions are also available.  Here are some of the many topics we'd be happy to discuss and estimates of how long they might take:

Service or Product Estimated Time Description
MyNCBI 10 min With My NCBI you can save searches and data important to you, and you can set your preferences for NCBI's tools and web site.
Loansome Doc 10 min Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Service
Clinical Queries 10 min Filters for evidence-based medicine or medical genetics.
Topic-Specific Queries 5 min Preformulated searched on retracted publications, NIH-funded literature, health services administration, comparative effectiveness research, cancer, Health People public health objectives. Links to sources for IACUC, CAM info and research reporting guidelines like CONSORT.
MeSH 15 min Medical Subject Headings and constructing a search in PubMed.
Limits and Advanced Search 10 min Limiting searches and combining searches using history.
Third Party PubMed tools 10 min Other ways of searching Medline data not available via traditional PubMed.
PubMed for Handhelds 5 min Mobile accessible PubMed tools.
Using PubMed as an Evidence-Based Resource 30 min Perform better searches by using MeSH, Limits, and Clinical Queries
Alerting Services
Email Alerts 10 min Table of contents, saved searches, etc.
RSS Readers and Subscriptions 30 min Information aggregators and organizers.
Reference Managers
RefWorks 60 min Bibliographic reference manager.
EndNote and EndNote Web 60 min Bibliographic reference manager.
Image Locators
Image Locators 15 min Including Yale Image Finder, Health On the Net Foundation Image Search, and CDC's Public Health Image Library.
Radiology Image Locators 10 min Including GoldMiner and
Mobile Device Applications
Electronic Preventive Services Selector 10 min U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recommendations.
University of Maryland Center Medical Reference 10 min Disease and laboratory test information on your mobile device.
Genetic Information
OMIM 30 min Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a text-based resource cataloging human genes and genetic disorders.
Entrez Gene 45 min Entrez Gene is the National Library of Medicine's comprehensive source bringing together gene information from multiple data domains.
GeneTests 15 min GeneTests is a clinically-focused resource containing review articles on genetic disorders, information about testing facilities, and links to other resources.
Statistics and Data
Health-Related Statistics 30 min An overview of the many governmental and other sources of health-related statistics.
Data Visualization 30 min An introduction to free applications for visualizing data.
Databases and Journals
Evaluating Journal Quality 25 min

Using Journal Citation Reports (JCR) online and Ulrich's to find impact factor, Eigenfactor, and Article Influence Score.

AccessPharmacy 30 min Features of this frequently-used pharmacy database.
Cochrane Databases 30 min Getting the most out of these evidence-based databases.
Consumer Health
Consumer Health Resources 45 min An overview of consumer health resources available online.
Medline Plus 20 min Getting the most out of this patient-directed resource.
Getting Stuff Done
Productivity Tools 30 min Use free online applications to help organize your busy days!
General Information
New Faculty Orientation 60 min Includes information about library services, catalog, off campus access, interlibrary loan, databases, ebooks, ejournals, and subject guides.
Off Campus Access 15 min Accessing library resources from off-campus as fully as possible.
Finding Full Text at UF 15 min Through eJournals, PubMed icons, PubMed Central, and Google Scholar.
NIH Manuscript Submission 20 min Submitting papers to PubMed Central in compliance with the National Institutes of Health public access mandate.

Contact Your Liaison

Schedule a house call by contacting your liaison librarian:

Full list of liaisons by college and department.

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