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Health and Wellness Resource Center (Gale)

September 6, 2017

The Health and Wellness Resource Center by Gale is a consumer health resource with access to many full-text health science databases which contain more than 1,000 medical journals, periodicals, and articles from more than 2,200 general-interest publications, medical newspapers, newsletters and news feeds.  Additionally, this resource has streaming videos with transcripts from Healthology, Illumistream, NBC and ORLive.

Most importantly though, it has access to a variety of electronic full-text dictionaries and encyclopedias including:

  1. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine
  2. The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests
  3. The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders
  4. The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer
  5. The Medical and Health Information Directory
  6. Medical Health Information Directory
  7. Merriam-Webster’s Medical Desk Dictionary
  8. various Thomson Healthcare and Micromedex drug guides.

 

However, this database is partially searchable in SuperSearch.

JoVE Biology (and JoVE Neurology) 2017

January 24, 2017

This post is part of a series of “Resources and Services” posts from the Faculty of Cowles Library.


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Starting an experiment can be a confusing and frustrating task because sometimes we don’t know how to start it or how to build the steps. Thankfully JoVE Biology can help you replicate and build experiments with visual aids. JoVE Biology is an online, peer-reviewed resource focusing on general biological research presented using videos.

Along with over 1,500 peer-reviewed videos, JoVE Biology also provides you with a PDF of experimental techniques, references, and lists of materials used in the experiment. A bonus is that you can access this material using MEDLINE.

In terms of content, JoVE Biology provides you with general biology research methodologies, including cell, molecular, and organismal biology. It includes, but is not limited to, techniques in physical biology, cellular biochemistry, genetics, physiology, systems biology and a combination of eukaryotic and prokaryotic model systems.

In addition to the biology resources, Cowles Library also provides you with access to JoVE Neuroscience. You can differentiate between them by looking for a blue-colored “B” or a green-colored “N” in the upper-right corner of the page. You can use the search tools on the left side of the screen to search one at a time or both at once.

Here is an example of an article from the database:

http://dx.doi.org/10.3791/2169 


List of All Resources and Services announcements

Most popular:

1) New York Times Digital Subscription
2) Chronicle of Higher Education

STEM Librarian Job

March 4, 2016

Drake University’s Cowles Library invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor with the role of STEM Librarian available July 1, 2016.  The successful candidate will take a leadership role to design and deliver innovative instruction, library programming and services that facilitate the curricular and research needs of students and faculty in the STEM disciplines.  Applicants will hold a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited program.  In addition, candidates should have earned a degree in the life or natural sciences, or have at least two years of experience as an academic science librarian or science teacher within the past five years.  The position entails additional library faculty responsibilities, including teaching information literacy skills and helping build the Library’s collections in appropriate areas.

Review of applications will begin April 7, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.  Drake University is dedicated to building a culturally realistic community committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment that strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities.

To view a prospectus on Drake University and the position: Drake STEM Librarian Prospectus Salary begins at $60,000 and will be commensurate with relevant experience.  To apply and to view the full job description: http://bit.ly/STEMLIB.  More information about Drake University’s work environment, employee benefits, faculty development opportunities, and the greater Des Moines area can be accessed at http://www.drake.edu/hr/.  

 

JoVE Biology (and JoVE Neuroscience)

November 12, 2015

This is the eighth in a series of “Resources and Services” posts from the Faculty of Cowles Library, intended to increase awareness of the quality resources and services (many of them new!) available to Drake students, faculty, and staff. Earlier posts are listed at the bottom of this page.


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Ever been interested in how biology researchers actually perform their experiments?  In how you could replicate that same complicated scientific process with the help of some visual aids?  Well JoVE Biology is the answer for you.  JoVE Biology is an online peer-reviewed journal devoted to investigations of publications on general biological research in a video format. JoVE Biology contains 1,562 + peer reviewed video articles.  These articles each include videos of the experiment and it’s techniques, a written PDF article with references, and a materials list of items used to perform the experiment.  These articles are also indexed in MEDLINE.  Drake has a subscription to JoVE Biology and JoVE Neuroscience. These articles are designated by blue B and green N in the upper right corner. To search one collection at a time, use the check boxes on the lefthand side.

JoVE Biology contains all general biology research methodologies. This includes all fields of cell, molecular, and organismal biology, ranging from new applications of standard techniques to novel approaches aimed at understanding the functions of life and living organisms.  It additionally includes but is not limited to, techniques in physical biology, cellular biochemistry, genetics, physiology, systems biology and a combination of eukaryotic and prokaryotic model systems.

Here is an example of an article from the database:

http://dx.doi.org/10.3791/2169 


Previous Resources and Services announcements:

1) New York Times Digital Subscription
2) Chronicle of Higher Education
3) Oxford Very Short Introductions
4) Vogue and Women’s Wear Daily
5) Business Expert Press
6) Statista – Statistics for the Rest of Us
7) Bibliography of Native North Americans

Reliable Ebola Information

October 26, 2014

With the new outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, there has been much misinformation and speculation in the media.  If you are interested in looking at reputable resources that will provide you with factual and up to date information on signs and symptoms, transmission, new research, news, and diagnoses etc, you can view the five websites listed below:

 

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html CDC – Ebola

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ebola.html MedlinePlus Ebola

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/2014-west-africa/united-states-imported-case.html  CDC – Cases of Ebola Diagnosed in the United States

http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/ebola_2014.html#a11 USDHHS Ebola Outbreak 2014: Information Resources

http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/ebola  University of Iowa LibGuide

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