Wednesday, October 24, 2018

PubMed lookup service temporarily unavailable

The PubMed ID (PMID) lookup service is temporarily unavailable. Because of this, our FindIt! button is unable to use PMIDs to connect to the full text of articles. When this happens, you will be redirected to our Citation Linker page where you can still use information other than the PMID such as journal title, ISSN, volume, issue, or DOI to find if an individual article is available in our collection.

Workaround in PubMed

If the citation displays a DOI link or publisher link you may click either of these and it may connect to the full text. This will work if we have access to the content and you are on campus or have already authenticated to our proxy server as described on our Remote Access Guide.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Open Access Week

October 22-28, 2018!

Open Access is the freely immediate online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Open Access Explained


The 2018 Open Access Week Advisory Committee is pleased to announce that the theme for the 2018 International Open Access Week, to be held October 22-28, will be “designing equitable foundations for open knowledge.”

This year’s theme reflects a scholarly system in transition. While governments, funders, universities, publishers, and scholars are increasingly adopting open policies and practices, how these are actually implemented is still in flux. As open becomes the default, all stakeholders must be intentional about designing these new, open systems to ensure that they are inclusive, equitable, and truly serve the needs of a diverse global community. This year’s Open Access Week invites all interested stakeholders to participate in advancing this important work.
How Does Dykes Library Support OA?
KU's One University Open Access (OA) Author Fund is designed to heighten the visibility and accessibility of the University's scholarship.
  • Request OA Funding Here
Additionally, publication consultations through the Research and Learning Department and through the One University OA Fund team are available for researchers to identify high-quality open access journals to publish within and to navigate questions of copyright and authors' rights.
Open Access Panel
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Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
Ground Floor of Dykes Library

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Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018
11:30am - 1:00pm
106 Wahl West

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Friday, September 14, 2018

FindIt! Security Warning in GoogleScholar

Our FindIt! service is currently not working from within GoogleScholar. While we work through this issue with our vendor, please use the citation linker as described below to locate articles within our collection.

Example of error message:

  1. View citation information within GoogleScholar
  2. Navigate to Citation Linker, found on our E-Journal Finder page
  3. Paste citation information in to Citation Linker and click Find It
  4. Proceed to Get Article
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Catalog Maintenance

The Library Catalog will be undergoing maintenance beginning Friday, August 31, through Monday, September 3. During this time electronic journals and books may not show up in the  search results. Physical items will still be present in catalog search results.

The best way to search for electronic books and journals during this time is by using our E-journal Finder, which will not be affected by the maintenance. Similarly, you may continue to use any resource in our Database List, Request Materials (ILLiad), and our Find It! button. For example, you can continue to search for eBooks by going directly to either AccessMedicine or ClinicalKey depending on where the book is published.

Once the work is complete, all of our electronic resources will appear in the catalog again.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Welcome Back Research and Learning Library Liaisons

Exciting news!

Rooms 1015-1018 have been refurbished for office spaces for our Research and Learning librarians.  That's right!  Your librarian liaisons to the schools of Health Professions, Medicine, and Nursing are now within steps of our KUMC community to help with:


Instructional Services
·         Co-teach and co-create course content
·         Integrate information literacy online activities and modules into curricula
·         Create curriculum maps for evidence-based practice research competencies
·         Identify information fluency needs for accreditation and participate in accreditation reporting and hosting
·         Create workshops, seminars or online resources for continuing education units or continuing medical education credit

Research Consultations
·         Preparing to write a thesis
·         Creating a poster, presentation or article
·         Completing an assignment
·         Writing a paper
·         Researching patient care
·         Conducting a systematic review

Publishing Consultations
·         Identify journals for publishing your research
·         Manage your author's copyrights and retain intellectual property rights
·         Navigate copyrights and ethically communicate ideas
·         Answer copyright and publishing questions regarding electronic dissertations and theses
·         Explore altmetrics and bibliometrics to measure your research impact
·         Evaluate publishers and journals
·         Increase your research visibility
·         Avoid predatory publishers