Women in STEM
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 the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe.
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/
For more books check out UA Libraries.
Take a Journey in Science 2018 Welcomes All – 5th in the series
What: A series of lightning talks on high-interest topics in science that shape our understanding of the world.
They are short talks on high-interest topics in STEM Disciplines presented by UA faculty.
When: February 2018
Where: Rodgers Library for Science and Engineering
Audience: All UA students. Faculty welcome too.
How long: Presentation about 10 minutes, plus Q&A
|Schedule of presentations
||Title of Talk
Capstone College of Nursing
|“Leadership Characteristics and Attributes of Baccalaureate Nursing”
||Feb. 01, Thursday,
11:00- 11:15 am
Department of Physics and Astronomy / Center of Materials for Information Technology (MINT)
“Spintronics – let’s spin”
|Feb. 08, Thursday,
2:00 – 2:15 pm
Department of Geological Sciences
|“Making skeletons speak: records of climate change from Biominerals”
||Feb. 13, Tuesday,
11:00 – 11:15 am
| Qiang Huang
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering /Center of Materials for Information Technology (MINT)
|“Nanotechnology – Things Behave Differently Down There”
||Feb 20, Tuesday,
2:00 – 2:15 pm
Electrical and Computer Engineering
|“Nature-Inspired Bio-mimetic Design of Next-Generation Cognitive Radar”
||Thursday, Feb 22
3 -3:15 p.m.
Sponsor: Rodgers Library for Science and Engineering.
Join the fun and learn about science
Contact: Mangala Krishnamurthy, firstname.lastname@example.org, 205-348-2109
Take a Journey in Science Talks: Past Programs
Research News at UA
UA Research Facilities
Undergraduate Research and creative Activity Conference at UA
3 MT ( Three Minute Thesis)
WISE (Women in STEM Experience)
USA Science & Engineering Festival
UA’s College of Community Health Sciences is hosting a lecture series to explore medicine and health trends. Faculty will lecture on issues and advances in medicine and research, incorporating science, research, and clinical applications, with questions answered after the lectures. Attendees will learn ways the body works, hear about advances changing how we see disease and health; and find out which way cutting-edge research is headed. These events are free and open to the public and will be held at the Bryant Conference Center. All courses will be held at noon on each day.
Jan 14: Dr. Richard Streiffer
Choosing Wisely: Picking the Best Medical Care
Jan 21: Dr. Joe Fritz
The Beat Goes On: Atrial Fibrillation
Jan 28: Dr. Alan Blum
I Don’t Inhale: Cigs, e-Cigs, and Marijuana
Feb 4: Dr. Jane Weida
Family Medicine Cares: Helping Haiti Heal
Feb 11: Dr. Jimmy Robinson
Preventing Athletic Injuries in the Elderly
Feb 18: Dr. Anne Halli-Tierney
Delirium: I’ve Lost My Mind
Feb 25: Dr. Jason Clemons
Diabetes: Managing Your Sugar
Mar 3: Dr. Tom Weida
To Be or Not to Be: Health Care Reform
Using PICO (T) as a guide to find medical literature in databases in Nursing and Allied Health Professions
What is PICO (T)?
PICO (T) is an instrument used in medical and health research to help researchers formulate a question to get evidence based results.
Using PICO (T) format as a tool where applicable can help to base question to begin the literature search.
|P = Patient, Population, and/or Problem
I = Intervention
C = Comparison
O = Outcome
T = Type of Study or concept of time
- Plan a search strategy by identifying major elements of the question to subject terms such as MeSH, Keywords
- After viewing the initial search results, one can narrow the search for the Comparison, Outcome, Time factors or Type of study
Example: Does sleep hygiene among healthcare workers increase productivity at work?
Frame the question to include PICO (T) elements
|P (Problem or Patient or Population)
||Sleep deprivation, healthcare workers
||Long shift, Not sleeping, stress
|Key terms in the question
|| Database Terms – MeSH*/ Keywords
| P (Problem/Patient/Population) = Sleep deprivation, healthcare workers
||Sleep deprivation, insufficient sleep, Health personnel [MeSH]
sleep deprivation [CINAHL]
| I (intervention/indicator)= Sleeping 8 hours,
|Sleep hygiene [MeSH]
Sleep hygiene [CINAHL]
| C (comparison)
|| Standards, Education [ MeSH, CINAHL]
| O (outcome)
|| Efficiency [ MeSH, CINAHL]
*Medical Subject Heading in PubMed/Medline
Useful Links for PICO/Evidence Based searches:
Post submitted by Mangala Krishnamurthy
Google Scholar introduced a new feature this week called Scholar Library. This new service is designed to help users of Google scholar develop a personal collection of scholarly materials. While working in Google Scholar, “you can save articles right from the search page, organize them by topic, and use the power of Scholar’s full-text search & ranking to quickly find just the one you want – at any time and from anywhere.” Scholar Library incorporates all the functionality of Google Scholar, such as linking to content, citing articles, and formatting citations. Check out Google Scholar Blog to learn more.
With so many scholarly materials available, some students may overlook the book collection. Rodgers Library holdings include many intermediate- and advanced-level books in all disciplines in the sciences, engineering and nursing. Whether you are just starting to learn a new subject or need important background information, books are a great resource. Books often provide a full treatment of a special subject as well. Such is the case with the title Physiography of the United States, by Charles B. Hunt. Print books are housed on the north side of the second floor and are organized by the Library of Congress Classification. A general guide to the classification scheme is shown in a large poster near the stacks. Both online and print books are listed in Scout our online discovery system. Scout offers a quick way to find books on any subject. After doing a search in Scout, use the facet for “books” in the left-hand column to limit to that format. Go to Scout.
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 email@example.com.
Tags: database, Medicine, MeSH, NLM, Nursing
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.
Link: http://www.lib.ua.edu/databases/ and use the alpha list on the right side to get to “P” to look for PubMed.
Direct Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?db=pubmed
Tips for searching:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Look: http://www.kindle.com. Enjoy!
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:
- Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness
- Health Promotion Srategies
- Intravenous Drug Guide 2009-210
- Math Basics for the Health Care Professional
- Nursing Leadership and Mangaement