Thursday, July 7, 2011

Ares Course Reserves Very Short Training Videos

Are you a student assigned to log into your Angel course page to locate your reserve readings? Are you an instructor who assigns course reserves readings?   Would you like to navigate easily through your course reserves? Please take a minute or four to view any of seven short training videos (48 seconds to 4 minutes in length)  featuring the Ares course reserve system.
For a tour, watch the Ares Overview. Did you know Ares has several sorting features such as tags? The Ares Overview and The Power of Tags shows you how to sort and arrange your readings.  Instructors: there are short and sweet videos for creating a course reserve, managing student rosters, assigning  proxy access to  instructor assistants, re-using  that reserve list another time.  Please see Adding a Reserve Item, Creating and Cloning Classes, and Instructor Tools Menu.
Want to add an item from one course to another? View Adding Items from a Previous Course. Would you like to know how many times a reserve item is opened and viewed - or, not opened? The "how to" is in Reserve Item Usage. (Yes, students, your instructor can check to see if you've read the assigned readings.) 
The Ares course reserve system helps students and instructors create, manage, and access course reserves readings. These short videos will get you started. The video links can be found here.

Point-of-care content from MD Consult available for iPhone & iPad

Do you need evidence-based answers to clinical questions at the point of care? Have you been unable to get answers because you did not have online computer access or a Wi-Fi/3G data connection? The First Consult iPhone App is your solution - available as part of the library's existing MD Consult subscription.   Find it through Apple's iTunes store or linked through MD Consult.  You must set up a free personal account through MD Consult first before logging in via the app.  Access KUMC’s MD Consult subscription now or find it under Databases on the Dykes Library home page. Tags: ,,

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

AAMC announced Foundations of AAMC History online exhibit

The Mary H. Littlemeyer Archives, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), has announced that its digital collection Foundations of AAMC History, is now available at  This digital collection includes AAMC proceedings, position statements, member institutions's course catalogs, association bylaws and constitutions, and other historical documents that describe the early history of the association.