Rodgers Library is holding a 3D Tech Fair on Thursday, October 24 from 11 am – 1 pm to showcase the 3D technology available to library users.
All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the Rodgers Library 3D Tech Fair on Thursday, October 24, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm. Learn more about Oculus Rift, structure sensor, 3D printing and scanning, and 3D stereoscopic vision.
During the Tech Fair you can try out the Oculus Rift virtual
reality headset, take a look at the professional-grade 3D printers, etc. You
can also sign up to get 3D printing training at Rodgers Library. For more
details about the training and 3D printing, visit Makerspaces Guide.
Book collection at Rodgers Library for Science & Engineering: With a Concentration on Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). And to support WISE (Women in STEM Experience) on UA campus.
Have a look at the latest additions of books to UA Libraries collection that we think you’ll enjoy, or have a browse to find something you like.
Suggestions for some fun read this summer – General science reading along with WISE focused books.
Headstrong: 52 women who changed science – and the world,
TheDiscovery of Jeanne Baret : A Story of Science, the High Seas, and theFirst Woman to CircumnavigatetheGlobe.
Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet
Eyes on the street : the life of Jane Jacobs
The Manga Guides is a series of educational Japanese Manga books. Each volume explains a particular subject in STEM areas. https://bit.ly/2JGS95i
A crack in the Creation : Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution
Jennifer Doudna, professor and co-inventor of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing – In her own words about how her interest in science deepened – “ thanks to a chemistry teacher, Miss Wong, who “taught us kids that science was about solving puzzles — it was about asking questions and figuring out how to answer them.” http://update.lib.berkeley.edu/2017/11/15/doudna/
Total Solar Eclipse visible in the Continental US on August 21, 2017
Moon passes between the sun and the earth on August 21 and blocks all or part of the sun for several hours. On this day, all in North America will be treated to a total solar eclipse, nature’s most amazing sights. The last time U.S. saw a total eclipse was in 1979. If we miss this one on August 21, the next total solar eclipse in U.S. will be visible on April 8, 2024.
Using PubMed just got easier. We have linked our electronic journals within PubMed, allowing you to access content even faster. Look for the Alabama Script “A” logo under the full text links within a PubMed record. Then, follow this link and you will be immediately directed to access options for the article.
To use the full text linking feature, access PubMed from our library databases page or directly at the following link:
Sir Luke Fildes 1887 Oil painting “The Doctor” is one of the iconic medical paintings. It is an image used frequently to portray the qualities of a good care giver and to reflect a point of view about medicine and medical care.
A good read for all those aspiring to study and work in medical and nursing fields.
Nursing and Health Sciences Resources available from UA Libraries that addresses ………..
What is Evidence Based?
Which databases cover Evidence based articles?
Who can use the evidence based resources?
What is a systematic review?
The Joanna Briggs Institute’s Evidence Based Practice database of systematic reviews and Cochrane Library are available and they complement each other to investigate the evidenced based literature in the field. UA Libraries now subscribes to both resources.
Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) on OVID
JBI’s evidence-based practice model is considered a benchmark in the healthcare industry—encouraging healthcare professionals to implement an effective evidence-based practice program to provide the best possible patient care. It provides a detailed searching demonstration of this resource and includes information on the subject based nodes along with a review of the seven different publication types (including Best Practice Information Sheets, Evidence–Based Recommended Practices and Consumer Information Sheets) that can be used immediately to inform treatment and guide practice.
Cochrane Collection Plus is the most comprehensive collection of databases from the Cochrane Library. This is an essential source of high quality health care data for providers, patients and those responsible for researching, teaching, funding and administrating at all levels of the medical profession. Cochrane Collection Plus combines the NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED) and Health Technology Assessments (HTA) with the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE) and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials. Systematic reviews are found in two of these databases: the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) and the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE).
Chess sets will be coming to Rodgers Library soon. LET THE GAMES BEGIN
It is well documented that chess is a powerful tool for developing high order thinking skills, creativity, and memory. Access to a chess set and board will provide students an alternate leisure activity during study breaks while they are in Rodgers Library. Students can enjoy the social and intellectual atmosphere it offers. It could reduce stress around exam time and help increase concentration in studies.
Rodgers Library for Science & Engineering is looking forward to this outreach effort in creating a welcoming, intellectual, and informal atmosphere for students.
• Chess table and two stools will be placed in the soft seating area
• One portable mega-size floor set available for students to check out and use in the lobby or outside in front of the building
Google Scholar is a subset of Google Web Search that supports search for scholarly literature. By searching Google Scholar from the Library’s home page, you will automatically have direct access, both on and off campus, to subscription articles already paid for through UA Libraries.
Features of Google Scholar
• Search all scholarly literature from one convenient place
• Explore related works, citations, authors, and publications
• Locate the complete document through your library or on the web
• Keep up with recent developments in any area of research
• Check who’s citing your publications, create a public author profile
Librarians at Rodgers Library for Science & Engineering are offering spring classes. Is it that time of the year to start a literature review for your papers/projects? The ability to scan the literature efficiently and identify useful resources is vital. You can learn how to apply principles of analysis to identify unbiased and valid studies.
The following classes are offered several times during the semester for your convenience:
1. Introduction to Science & Engineering Information Resources
2. Chemical & Biological Information resources
3. Physics & Astronomy Information Resources
4. Mathematics Information Resources
5. Web of Science Database
6. PubMed (Cover Systematic Review, Integrated Literature Review)
8. Introduction to Scientific Writing
9. Scientific Presentations
10. 3D Printing Training Session
For questions regarding the classes, contact Vincent F. Scalfani, firstname.lastname@example.org
If the above classes are not what you are looking for, suggest one or request the one you want and we will be glad to assist. Contact one of the subject specialists at Rodgers anytime:
John Sandy email@example.com
Recently, UA Libraries subscribed to MEDLINE. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) produces MEDLINE, and NLM provides free access to MEDLINE through PubMed. MEDLINE is also accessed through an interface provided by Ovid, a commercial database vendor.
MEDLINE is an index that is used to find articles published in biomedical journals. MEDLINE covers the journal literature from 1948 to the present. It indexes article citations from over 4,000 medical journals and the entire database consists of over 11 million citations, many with abstracts.
Enhanced features make searching easier and more powerful. Each citation in Ovid indicates whether it can be found in a journal owned by the library. Alerting tools such as AutoAlerts and eTocs are available to keep up with new articles matching the search criteria and tables of contents for new journal issues.
To search Ovid MEDLINE, click on Databases/MEDLINE from the library’s home page. If you would like more information about this database, or if you would like a demonstration of it for a class, contact Mangala Krishnamurthy in Rodgers Library. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This snapshot of PubMed database will give you basic information about this most relevant and beneficial online resource in the field of medicine and nursing.
A service of the National Library of Medicine, PubMed provides access to over 11 million MEDLINE citations back to the Mid-1960s. It provides links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.
Coverage: full text articles (only up to the most recent six months). You can use the UA libraries collections and Interlibrary Service to get full text of articles that are not linked to in the PubMed database.
Begin a basic search by entering a keyword (Medical Subject Heading – MeSH Term) into the search field. Then narrow the results with related keywords or by using filters (to limit) offered on the sides of the search results page. Manage Filters link is on the on the right side and more additional filters on the left side of the results page. You can select language, type of publication, years of publication and more to filter the search results
What is MeSH terms in PubMed?
Medical Subject Headings – MESH
MeSH is the National Library of Medicine’s controlled vocabulary thesaurus. It consists of sets of terms naming descriptors in a hierarchical structure that permits searching at various levels of specificity. Each bibliographic reference is associated with a set of MeSH terms that describe the content of the item. Similarly, search queries use MeSH vocabulary to find items on a desired topic.
If you would like more information about this database, or if you would like a demonstration of it for a class, contact Mangala Krishnamurthy in Rodgers Library. Contact email@example.com.
LibGuides are compiled by librarians and are posted on Rodgers Library Web site under Subject Guides. The LibGuides provide our students and faculty with easy access to the library’s facilities, collections, and services. Useful selected resources and research assistance are included in these web-based LibGuides. The LibGuides also incorporate Web 2.0 tools such as Twitter, RSS feeds, and interactive polls. This content sharing system acts as a portal to specific subjects and each LibGuide is frequently updated and revised. Check out Libguides on subjects such as Astronomy, Civil Engineering, Nursing and more on our website.
AccessMedicine is an innovative online resource that provides students, residents, clinicians, researchers, and other health professionals with access to more than 60 medical titles from the best minds in medicine. The database includes updated content, thousands of images and illustrations, interactive self-assessment, case files, and diagnostic tools. AccessMedicine provides a comprehensive search platform and enables users to download content to a mobile device. Available by remote access too.
A new service featuring Kindle e-book readers (from Amazon.com) is set to launch on November 2. Rodgers Library will circulate Kindles preloaded with a selection of popular reading on a broad range of science, engineering, and nursing topics, plus a few titles of general interest.
Kindle and Kindle DX units will be available for check-out. Kindle units and the titles they contain are listed in the Libraries’ catalog.
• Currently limited to faculty, staff, and students
• Available for check-out from the Circulation Desk
• 2 week check-out period
• No renewals
R2 Digital Library is a web-based application that aggregates health sciences book content (Inter-disciplinary) from leading publishers on a single platform. Some of the e-books added to the platform recently are:
Is it daytime or nighttime in Fiji? What day is it in Mumbai? Where is the world illuminated by sunlight and obscured in darkness at any moment? You can learn more about these and other interesting geographic questions when viewing the new GEOCHRON on permanent display in Rodgers Library. If you are out and about the Campus sometime, stop by and see the GEOCHRON.