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Last Updated: Apr 21, 2014 URL: Print Guide Email Alerts
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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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