Thursday, March 19, 2020

Library Resources and Services are still available remotely!

The A.R. Dykes Library is complying with the University’s guidance regarding the novel coronavirus, "COVID-19" and is now closed.

Beginning March 18th, the Library building is closed.  However, remote services are continuing.

Study and Testing Rooms
Study rooms are not available while we are closed. Your school will communicate with you regarding changes to testing while the library building is closed.

Online Reference Services
Chat service is available Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm. The Chat link appears on the Library homepage. You may also email the User Services staff with questions.

Research Consultations with Librarians
Schedule a virtual appointment with a research librarian or send a request for a comprehensive search.

Accessing Library Resources
KUMC students, faculty, and staff wishing to use our services and resources must do so remotely. All electronic resources, such as videos, books, and journals will continue to be available through the Dykes Library website 24/7. This guide gives you tips on how to access our electronic resources remotely. If you are having access issues please contact us immediately.

Request Materials
We are providing limited interlibrary loan services to the KUMC community only. Use the Find It! link in databases or on Google Scholar to locate the article in our collection. If we don’t have it, the link provides an option to request it through interlibrary loan, see instructions here. You can also directly Request Materials.

Monday, March 9, 2020

New Database: Embase

We now have access to Embase, a comprehensive biomedical literature database. Embase is a great place to start your systematic review and to research information about drug effects or medical devices.

Notable features:
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Comparison to PubMed
Embase (Details)
PubMed (Details)
Medline (Details)
·  37 million records including Medline
·  8,500 journals; 2,900 not in PubMed
·  Records indexed using Emtree
·  30 million records including Medline
·  Articles in journals prior to their inclusion in Medline
·  All NIH funded author manuscripts (PMC)
·  26 million citations
·  5,200 journals
·  Records indexed using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

Contact your librarians for help with your research and to learn more about Embase!

Friday, December 20, 2019

Request Materials (ILLiad) Down for Maintenance

The Request Materials (ILLiad - Interlibrary Loan) system will be down on Thursday, January 2nd for maintenance. During the system maintenance you will not be able to place new requests or retrieve existing requests.  We apologize for any inconvenience. For questions, please contact library staff at 913-588-5073.