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Medical Reference Services Quarterly [journal]
- Building Mobile Library Applications (THE TECH Set #12), by Jason A. Clark. [Journal Article]
- Med Ref Serv Q 2013; 32(2):232-3.
- IM and SMS Reference Services for Librarians (THE TECH SET #19), by Amanda Bielskas and Kathleen M. Dreyer. [Journal Article]
- Med Ref Serv Q 2013; 32(2):230-1.
- From the literature. [Journal Article]
- Med Ref Serv Q 2013; 32(2):219-25.
- Assessing the FACTTS: An Evidence-Based Medicine and Critical Appraisal Course for Medical Students. [Journal Article]
- Med Ref Serv Q 2013; 32(2):209-18.
The Fourth-year Academic Clinical Training and Teaching Selective (FACTTS) is a course taught by medical and library faculty on the practice of evidence-based medicine and critical appraisal of the medical literature. This study assesses the impact of the course on students' understanding of the subject matter by examining three years of pre- and post-test data and addresses whether the number of sessions in the course affects the knowledge gained by the students. The data show an improvement in the students' understanding of course material, but no benefit was found in having two versus three sessions.
- Shared Ownership: What's the Future? [Journal Article]
- Med Ref Serv Q 2013; 32(2):203-8.
The status of library consortia has evolved over time in terms of their composition and alternative negotiating models. New purchasing models may allow improved library involvement in the acquisitions process and improved methods for meeting users' future needs. Ever-increasing costs of library resources and the need to reduce expenses make it necessary to continue the exploration of library consortia for group purchases.
- Smart boards: a reemerging technology. [Journal Article]
- Med Ref Serv Q 2013; 32(2):194-202.
Smart boards, also known as interactive whiteboards (IWBs), are large, interactive, touch-sensitive displays that are mainly used for presentation or educational purposes. While some may not consider this an emerging technology today, changes in the design and capabilities challenge that line of thinking. This column will explain what a smart board is, provide a brief history about it, and describe where it is currently used and why it might be a technology to consider having in a library today.
- NIHSeniorHealth: A Free Tool for Online Health Information for Older Adults. [Journal Article]
- Med Ref Serv Q 2013; 32(2):185-93.
NIHSeniorHealth is a free, consumer health website that covers health topics affecting older adults. The website was created and is maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and features more than 55 health topics and nearly 150 videos. The easy-to-use navigational and visual tools create a user-friendly experience for older adults, their families, and caregivers who seek senior-specific information on the web. This column will include an overview of the website, a simple search, and a review of the features of NIHSeniorHealth.
- Collaboration between the university of michigan taubman health sciences library and the university of michigan medical school office of research. [Journal Article]
- Med Ref Serv Q 2013; 32(2):179-84.
Librarians have traditionally facilitated research development resulting in grants through performing biomedical literature searches for researchers. The librarians at the Taubman Health Sciences Library of the University of Michigan have taken additional steps forward by instituting a proactive approach to assisting investigators. To accomplish this, the librarians have taken part in a collaborative effort with the University of Michigan Medical School Office of Research. Through this partnership, both units have created and adopted various techniques intended to facilitate the submission of grants, thus allowing researchers more time to conduct their primary activities.