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Last Updated: Sep 9, 2014 URL: Print Guide Email Alerts
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New and recently-added electronic resources - 9/9/2014

With the start of the new academic year, we wanted to quickly summarize some of the recent additions to our ever-growing collection of databases and other electronic resources. 

Here are some of our newest items:

Acland Anatomy

Atlas of human anatomy in real life 3-D.

AMA Manual of Style

The 10th edition of the AMA Manual of Style is available through the Boxer Library as a eBook.

APA Style Guide to Electronic References

This recent APA update for electronic references is available through the Boxer Library as a PDF download. The full version of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) is not available in institutional eBook format at this time.

Bartold BioMechanics

Contains analysis and comment on current issues in biomechanics, sports injury, and athletic footwear.

Clinical Pharmacology

A very robust online resource for drug information. Users can access complete reports on various drugs, including mechanism of action, contraindications, adverse reactions, interaction reports, and much more. Recognized by all 50 state Boards of Pharmacy as a compendium to fulfill the drug reference requirements for licensed pharmacies.

CINAHL Complete

The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) provides full text access to hundreds of nursing and allied health journals. Additional materials include Evidence-Based Care Sheets and Quick Lessons with concise overviews of diseases, conditions, and the most effective treatment options. Formerly CINAHL Plus with Full Text, our subscription was recently upgraded to CINAHL Complete. A tutorial on the use of this resource is also available.


eHRAF World Cultures

A cross-cultural database containing descriptive information on cultures and ethnic groups from around the world.


Provides access to evidence-based information about drugs, toxicology, diseases, acute care, and alternative medicine to aid in clinical diagnosis and treatment decisions.

Ovid Medline

Provides advanced features to search the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE database, which covers the international literature on biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information sciences as they relate to medicine and health care. Information is indexed from approximately 5,400 journals published world-wide.


PsycINFO indexes peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science & mental health.


SciFinder is a research discovery application that provides integrated access to a comprehensive and authoritative source of references, substances, and reactions in chemistry and the related sciences. A guide explaining mobile access is available.  


An evidence-based clinical decision support resource. A guide explaining mobile access and the UpToDate App is available.

All electronic resources are available both on-campus and off through the Boxer Library website.


AccessPharmacy database and new user guide - 9/2/2014

Many of you are already familiar with the database AccessMedicine, but we also wanted to make the university community aware of our subscription to AccessPharmacy. 

What is AccessPharmacy? 

AccessPharmacy is an online curricular resource designed to meet the needs of pharmacy education. AccessPharmacy allows students to select a core curriculum topic, browse by organ system, review textbooks, and search across leading pharmacy online references. Case studies, care plans, self-assessment, and the NAPLEX review are all included.

Where can I access AccessPharmacy?

AccessPharmacy is accessible both on-campus and off through the library website. Just look for the Library Links section on the right-hand side. 

A video and text-based guide explaining how to use this resource is now also available on the library website. Topics covered include: creating a personal ccount, finding eBooks, taking self-assessment exams, finding drug monographs, and finding videos, images, and other multimedia.


Library Hours during Labor Day Weekend- 8/29/2014


Bartold Biomechanics now available- 8/20/2014

The Boxer Library has recently added a subscription to the Bartold Biomechanics database.


What is Bartold Biomechanics?

Bartold Biomechanics contains the latest analysis and commentary on current issues in biomechanics, sports injury, and athletic footwear. Content is organized by categories (injury, gait analysis, athletic footwear, shoe reviews, etc.) and is searchable. Many articles contain accompanying video content.  

Where can I access Bartold Biomechanics?

Bartold Biomechanics is accessible both on-campus and off through the library website on our Electronic Resources Page.


eHRAF World Cultures now available- 7/16/2014

In order to aid the university's commitment to diversity and culturally-competent healthcare education, the Boxer Library has recently added a subscription to the eHRAF World Cultures database.


What is eHRAF World Cultures?

eHRAF World Cultures is "a cross-cultural database which contains ethnographic collections covering all aspects of cultural and social life. eHRAF features subject indexing at the paragraph level, allowing detailed and precise searching for concepts not easily found with keywords."

Where can I access eHRAF World Cultures?

eHRAF World Cultures is accessible both on-campus and off through the library website on our Electronic Resources Page.


PsycINFO now available- 7/15/2014

The Boxer Library is pleased to announce the addition of PsycINFO® to our electronic holdings. Our subscription is active, and the database is ready for use. 

What is PsycINFO®?

PsycINFO is "an expansive abstracting and indexing database with more than 3 million records devoted to peer-reviewed literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health, making it an ideal discovery and linking tool for scholarly research in a host of disciplines."

Where can I access PsycINFO®?

PsycINFO is accessible both on-campus and off through the library website. Just look for the link on the right-hand side under "Library Links." A link can also be found on our Electronic Resources Page.

Will I have access to full text?

Yes - for articles published in journals that the library subscribes to. PsycINFO is a bibliographic (i.e. not full text) database containing over 3.6 million records that date back as far as the 17th Century. It is designed for thorough literature searching, and therefore not all of the content indexed within the database will be immediately available in digital format. To access full text, simply look for the "Find it @ RFUMS" link resolver. When full text is not available, our Interlibrary Loan and Print2PDF services will be happy to obtain the article(s) you need.


UpToDate now available- 7/8/2014

The Council of Deans, in conjunction with the Boxer Library, is pleased to announce a web-based, institutional one-year pilot subscription to the clinical point-of-care tool UpToDate®. After the initial one-year pilot, a subscription will be continued on an ongoing basis if usage demonstrates sufficient demand.

What is UpToDate®?

UpToDate® is an evidence-based clinical decision support resource designed to assist clinicians in making point-of-care decisions. Authors, editors, and peer reviewers synthesize the most recent medical information into evidence-based recommendations that are proven to improve patient care and quality.

Where can I access UpToDate®?

UpToDate® is accessible both on-campus and off through the library website. UpToDate® is also available for use with most smart phones and tablets through either the App or the mobile website. For more information about mobile access, click here.


Chronicle of Higher Education Domain Access- 6/17/2014

The Boxer Library's subscription to The Chronicle of Higher Education has been upgraded to a "full" or "domain access" subscription. Users can now create personal accounts and enjoy the same level of access and features currently enjoyed by those with a paid personal subscription, including use of the Chronicle's iPad App. 
Those of you who carry personal subscriptions may want to take note of this as you prepare your departmental budgets for next year. If you currently have a personal subscription, you can cancel your subscription and you will not lose access to the Chronicle or to your personal account, provided that you are using your email address as the primary address for the account. If you are not currently using your Rosalind Franklin email address for your Chronicle account, we recommend that you go into your Chronicle profile and change the email address associated with your account if you wish to take advantage of a free account through the library. 
For more information on setting up a personal account and accessing the iPad App, click here

Recent Additions to the Electronic Journal Collection - 6/13/2014

The following electronic journal subscriptions have recently been added to the Boxer Library collection:

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal

8(2004) to Present

Academic Psychiatry

21(1997) to Present

Advances in Nutrition

1(2010) to Present

American Journal of Gastroenterology

94(1999) to Present

American Journal of Human Genetics

1(1949) to Present

American Journal of Medicine

106(1999) to Present

Annals of Surgery

231(2000) to Present

Annual Review of Immunology

32(2014) to Present

Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery

17(1999) to Present

Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

13(1999) to Present

British Journal of Anaesthesia

74(1995) to Present

British Journal of Pharmacology

1(1946) to Present

Cell Host and Microbe

1(2007) to Present

Cell Stem Cell

1(2007) to Present

Clinical and Experimental Neuroimmunology

1(2010) to Present

Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine

10(2000) to Present

Foot and Ankle Surgery

5(1999) to Present

Free Radical Biology and Medicine

26(1999) to Present

Human Molecular Genetics

4(1995) to Present

Infection and Immunity

1(1970) to Present

International Journal of Psychology

32(1997) to Present

JAMA Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

139(2013) to Present (continues Archives of Otolaryngology)

JAMA Surgery

148(2013) to Present

Journal of Affective Disorders

52(1999) to Present

Journal of Arthroplasty

14(1999) to Present

Journal of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Sciences

21(2014) to Present

Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JPEN)

23(1999) to Present

Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

1(1993) to Present

Learning & memory

1(1994) to Present


17(1999) to Present

Mucosal Immunology

1(2008) to Present

Nature Protocols

4 years ago to Present

Nature Reviews Cancer

4 years ago to Present

Nature Reviews Drug Discovery

4 years ago to Present

Neurobiology of Disease

6(1999) to Present

Personality and Mental Health 

1(2007) to Present

Protein Expression and Purification

15(1999) to Present

Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

1(1993) to Present

Science Express

This subscription provides the pre-print articles from Science

Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

21(2000) to Present

Simulation in Healthcare

1(2006) to Present

Statistical Analysis and Data Mining

1(2008) to Present

Trends in Molecular Medicine

7(2001) to Present


1(1990) to Present

Additionally, the following electronic journal backfiles have been purchased to supplement our current electronic subscriptions.

Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications

1(1959) to Present

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research  

1(1953)  to Present

Foot and Ankle International

1(1980) to Present

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - American Volume

1(1889) to Present

Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery

34(1995) to Present


Where can I access these titles?

All titles are accessible wherever you are, both on-campus and off, through the library website.

How can I access these journals by title?

Please use our A to Z list. A brief video tutorial explaining how to use this resource is available on the library website.

Where can I get a printable list of the journals in the Boxer Library collection?

Please see the Journal Holdings List available on the library website.

Can I access full text in PubMed?

Click here to learn how to connect to full text articles in PubMed.


Library Hours during Memorial Day Weekend- 5/23/2014


Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Your Used Textbooks and Board Review Books


Recent additions to the 2 Hour Reserve Collection - 4/17/2014

Greetings from the Boxer Library. The following is a selection of the recent additions to the 2 Hour Reserve Collection:

  • A Compendium of Podiatric Biomechanics, by Thomas Sgarlato
  • Anthropometric Standardization Reference Manual, abridged edition, by Timothy Lohman
  • Applying Career Development Theory to Counseling, 6th edition, by Richard Sharf
  • Autopsy Pathology: a Manual and Atlas, 2nd edition, by Walter Finkbeiner
  • Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, 11th edition, by Lynn Bickley
  • Berne & Levy Physiology, updated 6th edition, by Robert Berne
  • Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies, by Michelle Pacansky-Brock
  • Biochemistry: Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews, 6th edition, but Denise Ferrier
  • Biomechanical Examination of the Foot, by Merton Root
  • Building a Medical Vocabulary: With Spanish Translations, 8th edition, by Peggy Leonard
  • First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2014, by Tao Le
  • Financial Management of Health Care Organizations, 3rd edition, by William Zelman
  • Illinois Pharmacy Laws and Regulations, 2010 Edition, by the Illinois Pharmacists Association
  • Nurse Anesthesia, 5th edition, by John Nagelhout
  • Nutrition Through the Life Cycle, 5th edition, by Judith Brown
  • Medical Dosage Calculations: A Dimensional Analysis Approach, 10th edition, by June Olsen
  • Meeting the Physical Therapy Needs of Children, 2nd edition, by Susan Effgen
  • Microbiology: Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews, 3rd edition, by Cynthia Cornelissen
  • Spanish for the Pharmacy Professional, by Jeri Sias
  • Surgical Reconstruction of the Diabetic Foot and Ankle, by Thomas Zgonis
  • Taylor's Clinical Nursing Skills, 3rd edition, by Pamela Lynn
  • Wheater's Functional Histology, 6th edition, by Barbara Young

USMLE Easy Tutorial - 4/10/2014

Dear Students,

  • Do you need practice questions to study for the USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, or Step 3 exams?
  • Would you like to track your practice test performance as well as receive recommended readings on the topics you are struggling with?

USMLE Easy can help!

USMLE Easy is an online test preparation tool for the Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3 United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). This resource is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week both on-campus or off through the library website.  Using USMLE Easy, you are able to answer questions in a practice test format or in an USMLE simulation. USMLE Easy will track your performance and suggest readings and videos to help you improve your scores.

A brief tutorial explaining how to access and use this resource is available on the library website.

PubMed Guides - 3/3/2014

Are you interested in brushing up on your PubMed skills? Our online tutorial guides can help!

Introduction to PubMed

This guide incorporates brief video clips and step-by-step instructions to help you conduct a basic search, filter your search results, manage/save your results, and find the right search terms.

How Do I Find It? - Connect to Full Text in PubMed

So you've found a citation for a perfect article. Great! Now what? This short video guide will demonstrate how to connect PubMed citations with Boxer Library subscriptions. Brief instructions also explain what to do when the article you need isn't immediately available online.
Would you like to see more guides? Just go to the Boxer Library Homepage and look for the section labeled "Library Tutorials." 

As always, individual instruction is available upon request. Please feel free to use our Appointment Request Form to schedule a one-on-one session with one of our librarians.



Library Hours during President's Day Holiday Weekend- 2/14/2014


A reminder about library study space - 1/23/2014

With final exams approaching, we wanted to send out a quick reminder about the appropriate use of library space.
  • Items left unattended for longer than 1 hour may be removed by library staff. Please do not leave items in the library overnight or over the weekend.
  • Please do not leave personal items in study spaces with the intention of reserving the space.
  • The Quiet Study Area, which includes the areas in front of the computer labs and group study rooms on the lower level, is a no-talking area. 
  • Talking is allowed in the Learning Commons, and collaborative group work is encouraged, but please be respectful of your fellow students and moderate your voice when studyingin this area. 
  • The Information Commons is the only area of the library where cell phone use is permitted. Please remember to mute or silence your phone when studying in quiet areas. 
  • If you move library furniture, please put it back where you found it. Please do not move items that clearly are not intended to be moved, such as heavy chairs and large tables.  
  • Groups get priority use of collaborative study areas, such as the collaborative areas in the Learning Commons and the group study rooms on the lower level of the Quiet StudyArea. Individuals may use collaborative areas, but you must be willing to share and be willing to relocate if necessary.
These points are addressed in the Boxer Library Rules and Regulations, which can be found posted throughout the library and in your student handbook. Please feel free to let us know if you have any comments or questions. 

There's an App for that! - 1/16/2014

Did you know that many of our electronic resources, such as AccessMedicine, CINAHL Plus with Full Text, and PubMed, are accessible on your smartphone or mobile device? 

We've created a guide so you can easily see what's available and provided instructions to help you set up access to each app or mobile website. We'll be updating it continuously, so be sure to check back. 

Where can I access the Library Apps and Mobile Resources guide?
A direct link is below, but it can also be found on the library webpage under "Library Resources." It's the second link on the list.  


Library Hours during Winter Break- 12/19/2013


Additional sections of JoVE now available - 12/13/2013

We recently announced a web-based, institutional subscription to the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) for the JoVE General and JoVE Neuroscience sections. I am pleased to announce that through further work with the publisher we have also been able to add the JoVE Infection and Immunology and JoVE Clinical and Translational Medicine sections.

Where can I access JoVE?

JoVE is accessible both on-campus and off through the library website. Just look for the Library Links on the right-hand side.

JoVE is a video journal. While JoVE articles are indexed in the traditional volume/issue manner on external sources, such as PubMed, this organization is not as apparent on the homepage of the journal. Content can be searched by keyword, author, institution, and publication date.




JoVE now available - 12/3/2013

The Boxer Library is pleased to announce a web-based, institutional subscription to the Journal of Visualized Experiments, often referred to as JoVE. Please note that our subscription provides us with access to the JoVE General and JoVE Neuroscience sections at this time. The content found in these sections accounts for the vast majority of current access requests. Other sections may be added in the future if demand dictates.

Where can I access JoVE?

JoVE is accessible both on-campus and off through the library website. Just look for the Library Links on the right-hand side.

JoVE is a video journal. While JoVE articles are indexed in the traditional volume/issue manner on external sources, such as PubMed, this organization is not as apparent on the homepage of the journal. Content can be searched by keyword, author, institution, and publication date.


Please feel free to contact us.


MD Consult database discontinued Nov. 8th - 11/8/2013

The MD Consult database is being discontinued by the publisher. Our last day of access will be Friday, November 8th
The good news is that all MD Consult content, along with a great deal of additional content, is available through ClinicalKey
ClinicalKey is an excellent resource containing: 
  • Point-of-care guidelines (First Consult)
  • Images that can be used for lectures and courses
  • Step-by-step video and text-based guides demonstrating procedures (Procedures Consult)
  • Over 500 full text journals and over 1,000 full-text eBooks
  • The ability to create personalized accounts
  • And more. 
We've created a web-based tutorial, available on the library website, which demonstrates the basics of accessing and using ClinicalKey. A faculty development session is being offered on November 6th, with a student session to follow shortly. As always, if you are unable to attend our sessions, individual instruction is available upon request. 
For users of the MD Consult apps: 
  • ClinicalKey does not have an app yet, but they hope to release one in 2014
  • Users will retain access to the First Consult App
  • Users will lose access to the Procedures Consult App


Please feel free to contact us.


Announcing RefWorks Citation Management Software - 9/19/2013

As a member of the RFUMS community, you now have access to the citation management software package RefWorksRefWorks takes reference information from electronic sources, such as databases, and creates correctly formatted citations and bibliographies in just a few easy steps. 

RefWorks is entirely web-based, so unlike older citation management systems, there are no discs to install and no need to worry about software updates. To use RefWorks, simply click the RefWorks link on the library homepage, log in with your HelixNet username and password, and create a RefWorks personal account

If you are currently using a different citation management system like EndNote, you will be able to import your citation libraries into RefWorks. The functionality of RefWorks is similar to other systems, and instruction sessions and step-by-step guides are available to help you make the transition.

Where can I access RefWorks?
RefWorks is accessible both on and off campus through the library website. Just look for the Library Links on the right-hand side. 


Are instruction materials available?

A guide explaining how to use this resource is available on the library website.


The Chronicle of Higher Education now available - 8/26/2013

The library now carries a web-based, institutional subscription to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Our subscription provides all RFUMS faculty, staff, and students with access to all Chronicle content, including the newest articles/issues.

Those of you who carry individual subscriptions may want to take note of this as you prepare your departmental budgets for the next fiscal year. While having a personal subscription does provide access to some features that are not available with institutional access (custom alerts, newsletters, etc.), our institutional subscription will provide you with the same level of access to content that you currently enjoy. No more restricted subscriber-only articles or issues.

Where can I access The Chronicle?

The Chronicle is accessible both on-campus and off through the A-to-Z list on the library website. A brief video tutorial explaining how to use this resource is available on the library site.

Here are some quick instructions for accessing The Chronicle:

1. Go to the Boxer Library Homepage:

2. Under Library Resources, click on A-to-Z List

3. Log in with your HelixNet information

4. In the search box, type in Chronicle of Higher Education and click search.

5. Click on the link for Chronicle of Higher Education.

6. Click the Home link at the top of the page to access the newest issue.


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