Thursday, October 22, 2020

SciFinder Update

An updated version of SciFinder is now available and you can access it via our database page.

Access to SciFinder or SciFindern requires a registered account; if you already have an account with SciFinder, you can continue to use your same credentials to log in to SciFindern. Otherwise, you will need to create an account for access.

 You can view the new training materials on the SciFindern support site, including the ones highlighted below.

  • Synthesis planning (3min 30sec)
    • SciFindern will suggest potential synthesis of target compounds using the CAS reaction collections.
  • Quicker patent review (5min 24sec)
    • SciFindern includes PatentPak, an annotated database that allows you to immediately view the content in the full-text of patents related to your search.
  • Simplified searching (28min 41sec)
    • The new All-Search function will return relevant substances, reactions, literature references, and suppliers related to your query.
    • Our FindIt! @ KUMC link can be found in the Full Text dropdown in SciFindern.

Full text content available through the KUMC Library can be accessed via the full text links, as shown below:

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.