Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Librarians On-Call During the Holidays

Librarians from the Research and Learning Office will be on call to support KUMC clinicians during the entire holiday break. If a research consultation is needed, please call the Dykes Reference Desk  (913) 588-7166. If it is a holiday and the Library is closed, contact dykesresearch@kumc.edu. E-mail will be checked twice daily on holidays.

Winter Break Library Hours

Here is a cheery reminder of The A. R. Dykes Library Winter Break hours:

December 23: Close at 5 p.m.
December 24: Close at noon
December 25-28: Closed
December 29, 30 and 31: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
January 1-4: Closed

Regular hours and services resume January 5th at 6 a.m.

Friday, December 5, 2014

"Good Grabs" Fruit from Food is Medicine

Students, please grab a piece of fresh fruit at the library's information desk. This Door to Door Organic fruit is brought to you by KUMC's student club, Food is Medicine and funded by Student Governing Council. Enjoy while supplies last!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

New FindIt! from PubMed mobile bookmarklet for iPhone and mobile users

Do you long for the little blue FindIt! icon for full-text when using PubMed's mobile site[1] on your iPhone or mobile device? Add our experimental bookmarklet to your device's bookmarks.
  1. Long-press (right-click) this link and save it to your bookmarks:
    KUMC PubMed FindIt!
  2. When you find yourself on a page like http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/24862208 just click the bookmarklet to search the PMID with KUMC Libraries' FindIt!
Drag it to your desktop browser's bookmarks, too! It works on standard non-mobile PubMed URLs like http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24862208.

  1. PubMed mobile URLs have an "/m", like http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/24862208

Friday, November 21, 2014

In Google Scholar, the "FindIt @KUMC" link is missing. Will it be coming back?

Links to KUMC-licensed content should be restored in Google by Tuesday 11/25 or Wednesday 11/26. There was a technical issue between Google and the Library's vendor that provides this data. The vendor has fixed the problem and Google Scholar will update their index as scheduled around that time.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
If you have not set KUMC Libraries as one of your Google Scholar Library Links, go to Google Scholar > Settings > Library links. Search for "university of kansas medical center" and any other libraries you have access to.

"One University" Open Access Funds Available

Beginning  November 19, the "One University" Open Access Fund is once again made possible by contributions from the offices of KU Provost, KU Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Studies, and KUMC Vice Chancellor for Research.

Due to the significant number of applicants but limited funds during the two-year pilot of this fund, considerable evaluation of award results and consultation with KU and KUMC faculty and researchers resulted in changes to the application process, criteria, and awarding of funds available for the remaining FY15 and  FY16.  The awarding will now be a monthly competitive process reviewed within the first 5 business days of each month. Priority will be given to graduate students, early career research staff, pre-tenure faculty, those with little or no research funding to support their open access publishing, and first time OA Fund applicants.  You can find full details of the OA Fund here. To request funds, please go here.

KU, KU Law, and KUMC libraries administer and assess the program with oversight provided by the KU Provost, KU Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Studies, and KUMC Vice Chancellor for Research.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Meet Our Experts program ending November 14

After four years, Dykes Library has ended the Meet Our Experts program. Effective November 14, 2014, no new publication data or profiles will be added to Meet Our Experts. However, the site will remain online and accessible until November 2016.
The Library Technology team will work with departments and research teams to transport publication data from Meet Our Experts to ORCID Profiles.
Departments that link faculty web pages to Meet Our Experts profiles may consider several options:
  • Continue to link to Meet Our Experts profile pages until November 2016.
  • Replace the Meet Our Experts link with a link to PubMed's list of publications. See an example at Biochemistry faculty pages.
  • Encourage faculty to sign up for an ORCID Profile and link to the ORCID record. See examples here and here.
  • Work with the Library and Web Services to explore other options.
Efforts moving forward will focus on identifying better tools and services for the researcher community. The Library remains committed to improving researchers' ability to get correct attribution for their scholarships, highlighting research collaborations, and expanding the visibility of KU Medical Center scholarships. Please contact our Research and Learning team with comments or questions.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Trying to Get Published in JAMA? JAMA Recommends Working with a Medical Librarian

On September 10, 2014 JAMA published a viewpoint article with advice for authors wishing to publish their review articles in JAMA. Careful scrutiny is needed in systematically conducting the literature review. For this purpose, JAMA recommended collaborating with a medical librarian. Thorough searches are difficult, but a medical librarian can create a customized and systematic roadmap for the process which will reduce bias in the final article. Additionally, librarians’ experience with the databases will make the search process more efficient and effective.
The article further summarized ways that this interprofessional collaboration will help authors:

  1. Help define the question(s), determine scope and feasibility 
  2. Conduct preliminary search to further clarify scope
  3. Choose data sources based on content beyond PubMed and including Grey Literature
  4. Reduce research question to major concepts
  5. Create search strategies customized to the sources used and identify synonyms (controlled vocabulary and textwords) and limits
  6. Conduct searches
  7. Refine searches to optimize the output
  8. Organize the discovered information using citation management software  
  9.  Document the search strategy, procedure and results

This advice translates well to other disciplines and scholarly journals as well. If you are writing and article for JAMA or another scholarly journal, please contact A.R. Dykes Research and Learning Department to set up a research consultation appointment.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

MD Consult is Now Clinical Key

Clinical Key contains all the content from MD Consult including full texts of  books and journal articles. Your favorite texts, such as the  Robbins and Cotran pathology titles, can be found in Clinical Key.  Plus, Clinical Key provides drug information, CME sponsored by Cleveland Clinic Center, videos, images, patient education handouts,  and First Consult,  a topical   point-of-care database. Clinical Key is accessible from the A.R. Dykes library database resources page. Take advantage of CME and other functions and print and download pdf's by registering for a personal account at the Register link in the upper right of the home page. Please see the  Clinical Key Resource Center link at the bottom of each page for more details of Clinical Key features. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Curious about Ebola?

A new web page, Ebola Outbreak 2014: Information Resources, is now available from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) Disaster Information Management Research Center. The resources on this page may be of value to international and local organizations and individuals providing Ebola outbreak-related services in West Africa, as well as friends and family of people in the affected region. MedlinePlus also has a web page on Ebola Health Resources for the General Public.

NLM has also launched a Web collecting initiative to capture and preserve selected born-digital content documenting the 2014 Ebola outbreak. More information is available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/nlm_web_collecting_ebola_resources.html

Monday, October 20, 2014

Celebrate Open Access

Open Access Week (20-26 October 2014) is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access to scholarly research, to share what they've learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

The theme for this year's Open Access Week is Generation Open. This theme highlights the involvement of students and early career researchers in the shift in the scholarly communication landscape towards open.

You can find out more about events from around the world on the Global Open Access Week site.

Look for KUMC's Dykes Library sponsored OA events later in November. Please go here for a list of KU/KUMC authors who were awarded KU One University Open Access funds for publishing in open access journals.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Fall Webinar Series

Dykes Library is pleased to offer our Webinar Series again this fall.  We encourage you  to learn more about our services and all the excellent resources offered! 

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 9 a.m., Literature Search Sign up

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 12 p.m., Citation Management Sign up

Thursday, Oct. 2, 9 a.m., PubMed Sign Up

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 9 a.m., CINAHL Sign up

Friday, Oct. 10, 12 p.m., Staying Current With Nursing Literature: Alerts, RSS and Access Sign Up

Login to webinars here: https://connect.kumc.edu/library

Hope to see you!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

MD Consult and Clinical Key Temporarily Deactivated

MD Consult and Clinical Key were inadvertently deactivated on Aug. 29th. We are working on bringing them back up.

Please keep checking our database list for MD Consult and the Clinical Key trial link on our library website banner in the event it activates over this weekend.

We are in the process of licensing Clinical Key and then fully incorporating it into the library catalog and database list. Meanwhile, please stand by while we restore the CK trial and MD Consult access.

We apologize for this inconvenience.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Labor Day 2014 Closure

Please note the hours of operation for A.R. Dykes Library in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.

Labor Day: Open all weekend, closed Sunday at 10:30pm and Monday, all day.

Aug. 31st, Sunday, Close at 10:30pm to all patrons
Sept. 1st, Monday, Closed to all patrons 
Sept. 2nd, Re-open at 6 a.m. and 24/7 hours resume

Have a safe and happy holiday!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pager Warehouse Has Moved

Effective August 18, 2014 the Pager Warehouse relocated to the the Hospital basement,  B314.

This will be a permanent change of location for the paging service.

Dykes Library Staff have enjoyed servicing your pagers for more than 12 years. We bid farewell to this business and trust that you will enjoy the closer proximity to paging service.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Scopus Trial

Scopus, a cited reference, article metrics and journal impact factor database is available on a trial basis through September 9. If you are familiar with Web of Science, you can compare it to Scopus. Web of Science is available on the library's database page. Please give Scopus a whirl and see what you think.

SciVal Trial

SciVal offers access to author and institution research output. The A.R. Dykes library is hosting this trial through September 9th. With SciVal, you can build researcher groups, identify research areas, make comparisons to other institutions and countries, view publication sets and save your searches in MySciVal.

To get started, follow the instructions on the registration link. Please register with your full KUMC email address and a unique secure password.  To learn more about SciVal features, see the Help guide in the upper right side of the screen to view user manuals and guides.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Catalog Upgrade July 26 - 28, 2014

Beginning early Saturday morning and extending through end of day on Monday, Library systems will be upgraded; this will impact catalog searches, request processes, and check out and renewal of library materials.

The following services will remain available for most of the upgrade; however, there may be periods when these services are not available – watch for further announcements:

Library website (www.library.kumc.edu)
Search the catalog …to search for library materials
Request Materials (ILLiad) … to get Articles, Books, More

Patrons will still be able to use the VuFind Search box on the library home page to search both electronic and print holdings.  However, print titles searched and accessed in VuFind will not show availability, location or call number.  Electronic journal content can still be searched and accessed via the E-Journal Finder and Citation Linker (http://mt8fd2he2v.search.serialssolutions.com/).  

We apologize for any inconvenience

University of Kansas Libraries

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Color Printing Is Available

You can once again print to the color printer. Please go to the Information Desk on the ground floor to pick up your print jobs. We can deduct the amount for you from your GoPrint account our you can pay cash at .35/page. The color printer will remain behind the Information Desk because we have removed the Go Print software from it, thus, there is not a way for you to release your prints with a username and password. Stay tuned for news about free b/w printing starting July 1.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Archie Handle Server restored

The Archie Institutional Repository Handle Server is functional again.

Archie Handle Server unavailable

We're experiencing problems with network access to the Archie (DSpace) Handle Server. This prevents Handle URLs such as http://hdl.handle.net/2271/212 from resolving to content hosted at Archie. The content is still accessible at the Archie-specific URL, e.g. http://archie.kumc.edu/xmlui/handle/2271/212.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Color printer unavailable

Please be aware that the library's color printer is currently unavailable for use.  An alternative place to go is:

Office Max
3732 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (816) 931-3355
Hours: M-F: 8-8, Sat: 9-8, Sun: 10-6

Other locations you may check out are The UPS Store and the FedEx Print & Ship.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Monday, April 7, 2014

New release of library catalog

We are excited to announce that this week we will release a new version of voyagercatalog.kumc.edu, the KUMC Libraries Catalog. The new features in this release include:

Manage your account and keep track of your favorite stuff

  • View your account history, checkouts, and holds using CAS secure single sign-on.
  • Add your own tags to books and journals.
  • Save your "Favorites" or create your own personalized research lists. 
  • Save frequently-used searches.

Get what you want, faster

  • Narrow your search to eBooks, eJournals, and online resources.
  • More easily filter by medical subject.
  • Forward a Title or ISSN search to an ILLiad interlibrary loan request.
  • Find KUMC library items easier in Google, Bing, and other search engines.
  • Limit a search to local notes fields using Advanced Search.


  • Responsive design for any screen size.
Use the Feedback tab on the catalog to let us know how we're doing.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Online payment now accepted

The library is pleased to announce that patrons of our interlibrary loan services can now pay their invoices online with a credit or debit card.

Click the green "Pay your fees" button the left-hand side of the Dykes Library homepage screen, enter your invoice number and proceed with payment.  If you are unsure of your invoice number, please call (913-588-5073) or e-mail the interlibary loan staff and we would be happy to provide that for you.

Thank you for using our services and we're happy to offer this more convenient payment system for you.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Update: New England Journal of Medicine Access

We are pleased to announce that the New England Journal of Medicine online access has been restored.  Thank you for your patience while we resolved this issue and we are sorry for the inconvenience it may have caused.