Monday, March 11, 2013

Saturday Classes


Introduction to Databases Searching + Endnote @ Health Sciences - SATURDAY CLASSES
This session will cover: Introduction to Medline searching (via OvidSP), introduction to EndNote, setting up a library and creating references, importing references into EndNote, managing citation and bibliographies in Word. This session will be most relevant to students, staff and researchers with the faculties of Health Sciences, Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, the School of Public Health, the School of Medical Sciences and users of Ovid databases.
Location: Health Sciences Library

Cost: Free

Please click the link to check the date, time and register for the classes
Further information: 
Contact your Liaison librarians
or
Telephone:+61 2 9351 9423
Email:healthsciences.library@sydney.edu.au

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

REHABILITATION REFERENCE CENTER (Trial)



REHABILITATION REFERENCE CENTER (Trial)

This trial will end on 30th of April 2013

EBSCO’s Rehabilitation Reference Center is an evidence-based clinical reference tool for use by rehabilitation clinicians at the point-of-care. The database provides therapists and students with the best available evidence for their information needs in the areas of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and rehabilitation students with the best available evidence for their information needs.

Designed to deliver current valid and relevant information at the point-of-care so that rehabilitation specialists can build customized treatment regimens for patients, using the best available evidence. Some of the features contained in Rehabilitation Reference Centre include:

• More than 9800 exercises images

• More than 300 clinical reviews

• More than 150 research instruments

• Nearly 1500 relevant patient education topics

• News and clinical updates

• Key reference handbooks

• Drug information

• Guidelines

• Point-of-care reference books etc.

So please let us know what you think, if it would be a valuable teaching/research tool and if you think it is a good resource for students. please email me directly on Kanchana.ekanayake@sydney.edu.au

Access Rehabilitation Reference Center on this link: http://ezproxy.library.usyd.edu.au/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip&profile=rrc

Monday, October 22, 2012

Qualitative and Evidence-Based Health Resources + New video tutorials

New Library Video Tutorials

Finding qualitative health information : a video tutorial done in conjunction with the Nursing and Health Sciences libraries. It looks at finding qualitative information in the Medline via OvidSP and Cinahl databases.

Citation chaining: finding more useful resources : New to the iResearch series.  Citation chaining is the process by which you use one good information source, such as an article relevant to your topic, and of a good scholarly nature as a starting point for finding more useful resources.

 New E-books

The Library now as access to some ebooks from the Joanna Briggs Institute via Books@OvidSP. It is a series of 7 titles looking at Evidence based Healthcare and Systematic reviews.

 
·         Synthesizing Economic Evidence
·         Synthesizing Evidence of Risk


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Open Access: Rehabilitation Therapy and Sports Medicine & Exercise Science Video




The Library is currently trialling Rehabilitation Therapy in Video and Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video from Alexander Street Press. Please register on September to search, browse, and explore both collections for thirty days.

Both collections are a rich source of information, demonstrations with actual patients, and models and illustrations focused on the physical treatment of patients. Used either alone or in tandem, students and scholars in the fields of occupational, physical, and speech therapy; exercise science and physiology; and athletic training and physical education will find a wealth of resource and knowledge.

Some of the features include:

• Synchronized, searchable transcripts run alongside each video.

• Visual tables of contents let you quickly scan each video.

• Rich playlist functionality lets users create, annotate, and organize clips and include links to other content.

• Permanent URLs let users cite and share whole videos, playlists, and custom clips.

• An embeddable video player lets libraries and instructors deliver video content to other users on secure Web site pages or via course management systems.

• Permissions for in-class, on-campus, and remote-access viewing are all included in the terms of the subscription.



Start exploring now!

Monday, August 13, 2012

AccessPhysiotherapy Trial


About AccessPhysiotherapy

The Library is currently trialling a product called AccessPhysiotherapy™ from McGraw-Hill. We have it on trial until the 12th September 2012. Your feedback about the product is much appreciated and is crucial to the purchase/non purchase of it. So please let us know what you think, if it would be a valuable teaching/research tool and if you think it is a good resource for students. Please fill out the feedback form or email me directly on kathy.thorncraft@sydney.edu.au  


Some of the features include:

Electronic Textbooks

  • Dutton: Orthopaedic Examination, Evaluation, and Intervention, 2e
  • Malone: Imaging in Rehabilitation
  • Panus: Pharmacology for the Physical Therapist
  • McPhee/Hammer: Pathophysiology of Disease: An Introduction to Clinical Medicine, 6e
  • Hay: Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Pediatrics, 20e
  •  Prentice: Therapeutic Modalities in Rehabilitation, 3e
  • Hall: Basic Biomechanics, 5e
  • Hamilton: Kinesiology: Scientific Basis of Human Motion, 11e
  • Dutton: McGraw-Hill's National Physical Therapy Examination
  • Dawson: Basic & Clinical Biostatistics, 4e
  • Chandrasoma: Concise Pathology, 3e
  • Waxman: Clinical Neuroanatomy, 26e

Modalities
List of modalities, plus search by therapeutic goal, with list of modalities useful in achieving that goal.


Videos and Animations

Over 90 chapterized videos from Dutton’s book and Breukner and Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine DVD

Essentials of Neuroscience in Physical Therapy

An ongoing series of lectures presenting key neuroscience and neuroanatomy concepts as they relate to physical therapy.

 
Anatomy & Physiology REVEALED
An online cadaver dissection resource developed by McGraw-Hill Higher Education and the University of Toledo.

Drug database


Integrated, updated drug database provides critical information on medication indications, dosages, contraindications, and drug classes, as well as patient handouts in English and Spanish.

 
References to Primary Literature

A Bibliography or Reference section exists at the end of each chapter with links to the primary literature via PubMed. OpenURL links can be enabled for institutions as well.

 
Award-Winning and Innovative
AccessPhysiotherapy™ is a 2010 Silver winner of the Web Health Awards for Interactive Content. The Web Health Awards are organized by the Health Information Resource Center™ (HIRC).

Saturday Classes @ the Health Sciences Library

The Health Sciences Library will be offering series of information literacy classes for students and staff to refresh their database and research skills on Saturdays.  Please register early to secure your seat.

We will be scheduling some weekday classes soon (Using Databases, Basic EndNote, EndNote for Mac) please send us an email to register your interest and we will let you know when we have scheduled them!
 Introduction to Databases + EndNote @ Health Sciences - SATURDAY CLASSES

This introductory session is designed for those with little or no experience with Database searching and EndNote. The session will: Introduction to Medline (via OvidSP), introduction to EndNote, setting up a library and creating references, importing references into EndNote, managing citation and bibliographies in Word. This session will be most relevant to students, staff and researchers with the faculties of Health Sciences, Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, the School of Public Health, the School of Medical Sciences and users of Ovid databases.


Date/Time
Instructor Status
Saturday, 18 Aug 2012 10:00am-11:30am  Elaine Tam Click to Register 
Saturday, 25 Aug 2012 10:00am-11:30am  JohnPaul Cenzato Click to Register 
Saturday, 01 Sep 2012 10:00am-11:30am  JohnPaul Cenzato Click to Register 
Saturday, 08 Sep 2012 2:00pm-3:30pm  Kathy Thorncraft Click to Register 
Saturday, 15 Sep 2012 2:00pm-3:30pm  Elaine Tam Click to Register 
Saturday, 29 Sep 2012 2:00pm-3:30pm  tba Click to Register 
Saturday, 06 Oct 2012 10:00am-11:30am  Elaine Tam Click to Register 
Saturday, 13 Oct 2012 10:00am-11:30am  JohnPaul Cenzato Click to Register 
Saturday, 20 Oct 2012 10:00am-11:30am  JohnPaul Cenzato Click to Register 
Saturday, 27 Oct 2012 2:00pm-3:30pm  Kathy Thorncraft Click to Register 

All classes are held in the Health Sciences Library Training Room R112, Cumberland Campus C42, 75 East Street, Lidcombe.

Please note that Cumberland Campus has no food facilities on the weekend except for a food vending machine in the library

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

New E-books @ the Library


Title: Binan goonj : bridging cultures in Aboriginal health / Anne-Katrin Eckermann ... [et al.].
Publisher: Chatswood, N.S.W. : Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, c2010.
Edition: 3rd ed.



Title: Health promotion programs : from theory to practice / Carl I. Fertman, Diane D. Allensworth, editors.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2010




Title: Promoting health : a practical guide. /Scriven, Angela
Publisher: Edinburgh ; New York : Baillière Tindall/Elsevier, 2010.
Edition: 6th ed.




Title: Handbook of evidence-based practice in clinical psychology / edited by Peter Sturmey and Michel Hersen.
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2012.


Title: Anatomy and physiology for nurses / Watson, Roger
Publisher: Edinburgh ; New York : Baillière Tindall/Elsevier, 2011.
Edition: 13th ed. .



Title: Occupational injury : risk, prevention, and intervention / edited by Anne-Marie Feyer and Ann Williamson.
Publisher: London ; Bristol, PA : Taylor & Francis, c1998.


Title: Hypermobility, fibromyalgia, and chronic pain  / edited by Alan J. Hakim, Rosemary Keer, and Rodney Grahame ; foreword by Peter Beighton.
Publisher: Edinburgh : Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2010.

Title: A physiotherapist's guide to clinical measurement  / John Fox, Richard Day.
Publisher Edinburgh ; New York : Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone, 2009.


Title: Practical evidence-based physiotherapy / Rob Herbert ... [et al.] ; foreword by Sir Iain Chalmers.
Publisher: Edinburgh : Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone, 2011.
Edition: 2nd ed.


Title: Motivating people to be physically active  / Bess H. Marcus, LeighAnn H. Forsyth.
Publisher: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, c2009.
Edition: 2nd ed.