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Drexel University Health Sciences Libraries, Queen Lane Library Guide, Summer 2008

ELECTRONIC JOURNALS Back at home page, under Find, click Electronic Journals. Try it: Open an online article in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Assoc) Drexel Full Text links appear in databases like PubMed and CINAHL, allowing you to link directly to a specific article. To see these links, enter the database via library links and confirm your Drexel affiliation. More information appears below (p. 5: Journals). If you have problems, please contact the library so we can trouble-shoot.

E-BOOKS E-books are in the online catalog, but here’s a fast way to find core biomedical titles: Back at home page, under Quick Links (left panel), click Core Health Sciences E-Books. In the Biochemistry category, try opening Harper’s Illustrated Biochemistry. Under Internal Medicine, try opening ACP Medicine. HOW CAN I CONNECT FROM HOME? Use any Internet Service Provider. DCANet offers discounted prices: http://drexel.dca.net PROBLEMS? Primary contact is Ian Richmond at (215)762-1727 or ianr@Drexel.edu , but feel free to ask help from other library staff.

HOW DO I OPEN “DREXEL ONLY” LIBRARY RESOURCES? IN LIBRARY – No username/password needed. OUTSIDE LIBRARY – Identify yourself as Drexel student/staff. There are 2 options:

  • Go to library home page - If you click a "restricted" link without logging in to DrexelOne, you will be asked to type your Drexel email username/password.

  • Log in to DrexelOne – then click a Library Services link on the Student Resources tab. Beware: DrexelOne may time out unexpectedly during a lengthy session.

TOO MANY SIMULTANEOUS LOGINS? – At MDConsult, OVID, Web of Science, etc., access may be blocked temporarily if all licensed logins are in use. Try again in 10 minutes. Don’t leave assignments to the last minute, since all logins may be in use.

QUEEN LANE STUDY AREA Study Rooms – No reservations. Access is governed by policy posted on the door. Personal Belongings – May be transferred to Security Desk if left in library. Laptop plug-in – Use carrels or table next to wall outlet. No cords in aisles (safety hazard).

STRATEGIES FOR FINDING INFORMATION

KEY QUESTION: IS THE INFORMATION LIKELY TO HAVE CHANGED RECENTLY?

NO? --BOOKS are fine for information dating back 2 years or more. Latest textbooks are on Reserve at Queen Lane – Use Reserve Lists at Loan Desk. Older texts are in the 28-day book area. Dictionaries and handbooks (data/statistics/drugs) are on the Reference shelves. YES? -- JOURNALS offer recent diagnostic and treatment research. Use MEDLINE, PubMed, etc. to

locate citations and abstracts; then locate the print or electronic journal to read the full article.

INTERNET sites have news, current statistics, latest breakthroughs.

DON T KNOW?

Start with books to get background information

FINDING DISEASE & TREATMENT INFORMATION IN BOOKS What kind of book?

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