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This presentation provides a brief orientation to the resources and services of the Anne Ross Library for our new medical students at UMHS.

This presentation provides a brief orientation to the resources and services of the Anne Ross Library for our new medical students at UMHS.



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  • Procedure for obtaining ID – Library barcode also used for class attendanceDifferent from you Student ID # - used for your registration, CAMS, and exams.EBSCO login Hours
  • This is serious – you can be fined for not complying and staff can ask you to leave the library or issue you a ticket (with a fine attached)Library fines go to your SGA.
  • We are here to help you with all your information needs – my office location.Show blue Reserve card and how to fill it out.
  • Contact us via phone, email.
  • We invite authors to submit posts for the blog – so please keep that in mind.
  • Dates of Orientation to ExamSoft computer based testing – attendance required for ARP, Med1 and EBS1 students!

Anne Ross Library Orientation for UMHS Anne Ross Library Orientation for UMHS Presentation Transcript

  • Anne Ross Library Orientation University of Medicine & Health Sciences Ann Celestine ~ Library Director Library Staff: Linda Lowry ~ Jezelle Rogers Doya James ~ Raeeza Rahaman
  • Get Connected! 1. Come to the Library Desk to set up your library account .[Barcode also used for class attendance]. 2. Check out the Library webpage for resource links. 3. Check the Anne Ross Library Blog & The UMHS Pulse Blog regularly for important news & information. 4. Keep up with things on Twitter & Pintrest. 5. Memorize the login for the EBSCO databases. 6. Contact us: , 466-2043 x142 7. We are open : 7:00am~11:00pm ~ Mon-Fri day & 9:00am ~ 11:00pm ~ Sat & Sun.
  • Library Policies ~ QUIET! ~ NO food ! ~ Drinks ~ only spill-proof containers ~ Take care of the books ~ Check out period one week ~ Renew items if not requested ~ Fines are $3 EC p/day, p/item ~ Return items on time ~ Your cooperation is expected! ~ Disrespect or rudeness will not be tolerated! ~ No reserve spaces ~ leave items at your own risk View slide
  • Library Services ~ Reference & research assistance ~ [also via Skype : umhs-library] ~ Searching skills instruction ~ Information feeds: Blog, twitter, pintrest ~ photocopying ~ Cell phone top-up ~ Lime, Digicel, 888 ~ Course textbooks on Reserve ~ Licensed Software Programs: Bates, etc. ~ Other collections ~ Reference, Caribbean, games, DVD’s, journals, fiction, flash cards, etc. View slide
  • Library Home Page This is your starting point. Bookmark it today! It provides quick access to : ~ Catalogues of Library Materials ~ Clinical & Journal Databases ~ Toolkits: Links to selected web resources ~ Blogs, News & Key information ~ Hours / Contacts/ Policies ~ CAMS Student Portal ~ Web Mail ~ UMHS Examination Portal ~ Wireless printing link
  • Catalogue & Repository ~ Index to >7000 books & >600 MM items ~ Basic & Advanced Search ~ LC Classification & NLM Subj Head ~ Links to ebooks, electronic documents, etc. ~ Remote access, 24/7 ~ Place holds on items in the catalogue. ~ login: AnneRoss Library, no password. ~ Mobile interface available. ~ Liamuiga Digital Repository [Power Points, images, edocuments, etc.] ~ Access on campus [in beta]
  • Journal Literature Databases EBSCO: ~ Academic Search Premier ~ MEDLINE Complete ~ access over 6000 electronic journals in full text ~ including 2000 medical journals in full text ~ full text for 34% of titles cited in PubMed ~ remote 24/7 access. ~ mobile interface available. Ask at the Library desk for login and password.
  • Point-of-Care Clinical Database DynaMed ~ structured by medical process: screening, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis ~ disease based, clinical reference, ~ remote access with login ~ mobile interface / App available ~ evidence-based medicine treatment options ~ embedded links to the latest research evidence ~ links to topical patient education Ask at the Library desk for mobile devise access code.
  • Toolkits Filtered collections of web links to key resources: ~ Medical Toolkit [@ 120 links] ~ Also a specific toolkit for each semester ~ MedOne, MedTwo, MedThree, MedFour, MedFive ~ Clinical Toolkit [@100 links]
  • Anne Ross Library Blog ~ Information resources news / updates ~ Library contact info & hours ~ Key links to web resources ~ Custom search widgets ~ Interesting posts, videos and podcasts ~ Leave comments [interactive] ~ Links to local news and happenings, such as SKN Vibes , Cinema, Hurricane updates… Check the blog regularly!
  • The UMHS Pulse Blog ~ The official UMHS Blog ~ News and views on medical education ~ UMHS faculty and student happenings and accomplishments ~ Developments of interest to current and prospective students ~ reports about UMHS research and publications ~ Focus on Caribbean medical schools
  • Follow us on Twitter & Pintrest • Anne Ross Library Twitter page • Medicine, medical school, the Caribbean & UMHS Library Pintrest Board
  • Exam Master ~ Practice with USMLE style exam questions ~ Program includes questions for all the medical subjects and levels ~ Self-register using your umhs-sk email account ~ retain your access up to sitting the USMLE Step 2
  • fmCASES ~ An online medical simulation resource of 40 clinical cases to practice your diagnostic skills in family medicine. ~ Students need to self-register using your umhs-sk email accounts.
  • Other Resources ~ Bates Video Guide to Physical Examination ~ Bacus Histology Image Database ~ Cardiac Rhythm Recognition Program ~ CAMS – the LMS for UMHS ~ access your course info, grades, and class attendance record, etc. ~ UMHS email remote access link ~ UMHS Examination Portal : - ExamSoft Computer Based Testing Links from the Library Home Page
  • Where would you find the information? 1. You have a patient with a recent diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease. What is the prognosis? [DynaMed] 2. You want to practice your diagnostic skills with clinical cases. [FM CASES] [Toolkits] [Textbooks] [Library Catalogue] 3. Does the library have a recent title on endocrine physiology? [ Library Catalogue] [Reserve shelf~ Physiology section] 4. Where can I find USMLE style test questions to practice? [ Exam Master] [ Med4 Toolkit] [ Library Catalogue] [Reserve] 5. How do I perform a cardiac physical examination? [Bates Videos] [Cardiac Rhythm Recognition] [Med4 Toolkit ] 6. What hours is the library open? [Bookmark] [Library Home ~ Policy page] [ Library Blog] [Door]
  • Where would you find the information? 7. How do I renew a book? [Library Desk] [Phone] [Email us] 8. How do I place a hold on an item? [Library Desk] [Library Catalogue] [Phone][Email us] 9. How do I access medical journal articles? [EBSCO – ASP & Medline Complete] [PubMed] 10. Where do I go to see my exam grades? [ Library Home ] ~[CAMS] [UMHS Exam Portal: ExamSoft] 11. How do I access my UMHS email ? [Library Home ~ Web Mail] 12. How do I contact the library staff? [Bookmark] [Phone] [Email] [Library Desk] [Lib. Policy Page] [ Library Blog] [Skype]
  • Where would you find the information? 13. What’s happening, news, events, resource information? [Library Blog, Library Twitter page, Library Pintrest page] 14. What is playing at the local cinema? [ Library Blog ~ Caribbean Happenings] 15. What’s happening in Caribbean medical education and /or UMHS faculty and students research and achievements? [UMHS Pulse Blog] [Library Blog] 16. How do I set up wireless printing? [Library Home Page] [IT Instruction Booklet] [ask IT staff] If you need help finding information or anything you need , please ask us ~ we are here to serve you!
  • Thank You We look forward to serving you! Ann Celestine ~ Library Director Library Staff: Linda Lowry ~ Jezelle Rogers Doya James ~ Raeeza Rahaman University of Medicine & Health Sciences May 2014