Friday, July 17, 2020

Library Resources and Services are still available remotely!

** Note: masks must be worn at all times in Dykes Library in accordance with University Policy **

The A.R. Dykes Library is complying with the University’s guidance regarding the novel coronavirus, "COVID-19" and is now open to the KUMC community. At this time, we are unable to welcome public guests.

The Library building is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am until 6:00 pm and KUMC badges are required to enter. Remote services are available to continue providing information and access to faculty, staff and students even when our doors may be closed. See below for more information.

Study Rooms
Study rooms are available for use on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Online Reference Services
Chat service is available Monday through Saturday from 8:00 am until 10:00 pm and on Sunday from 8:00 am until 11:00 pm. The Chat link appears on the right-hand side of 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 may 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.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Find It! Service Outage

The Dykes Library Find It! service FindIt! buttonand the E-Journal Finder will not be available starting Friday, June 26, 2020 at 7pm for up to 24 hours while our vendor performs system maintenance.

Databases such as ClinicalKeyAccess Medicine, and UpToDate will be unaffected. Similarly, you will be able to access full text links in other databases such as CINAHL or GoogleScholar if the content is linked to directly. To access these databases you may browse our Databases List.

Please try the following workarounds to access articles. Be aware that these may not work in all situations. 
  • In PubMed, you may use the full text links provided by the publisher. For example: 
  • Full Text Links in PubMed
  • Search for the article within GoogleScholar or any of our other databases in case they link directly to the full text content.
Thank you for your understanding and please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

New PubMed

After years of careful planning, the National Library of Medicine has rolled out a new version of the PubMed health sciences research website.

If you use PubMed frequently, you likely have already encountered this website. It will become the default for KUMC this May, replacing the legacy version.

In addition to the modern interface and mobile-friendly design, new features include:

  • Powerful new search engine facilitates rapid retrieval of combined search terms
    • (‘ gene therapy nejm 2019’ retrieves articles published in New England Journal of Medicine in 2019 on gene therapy)
  • New search algorithm improves coverage of keyword synonyms and MeSH term mapping in basic search
    • (‘pancreas cancer’ also retrieves articles using other terminology, such as pancreatic cancer, pancreatic neoplasms) 
  • New and improved features in search results display
    • ( Advanced search, abstract snippets, downloadable search history, citing features in APA, MLA etc.) 
New PubMed simplifies exporting search results lists into a citation manager such as Endnote, and the new PubMed file format allows you to save more complete information about each citation you download.

Other popular features, including the MeSH database, search filters, My NCBI, and citation sharing are still available, but may be moved to a new location within the site.
Access to full-text content from Dykes Library will continue to be integrated into PubMed. Drag this PubMed link into your bookmarks toolbar to access content only available remotely after KUMC web authentication.

We are developing trainings and resources for you to use, and the National Library of Medicine has created excellent training content as well.
To learn more, view the PubMed transition FAQ, the new PubMed trainings or the new PubMed tip sheet

If you have questions, please contact us