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

Friday, June 22, 2018

Microsoft Word Plugins for Zotero and Mendeley No Longer Supported

Since KUMC managed computers no longer support the Microsoft Word plugins for Zotero and Mendeley, we highly recommend our staff, researchers, faculty and students use the KUMC licensed bibliographic management tool, Endnote.

While we have included information about Zotero and Mendeley in our Research Guide for using bibliographic citation management tools, library instruction and troubleshooting offered by librarian liaisons from A. R. Dykes Library will be limited to Endnote.

KUMC faculty, staff and students may download the current version of EndNote via myKUMC:
  • Click Tools & Services
  • Select Units & Departments
  • Select Information Resources
  • Look for Popular Items in the right hand panel, select Software Available to Download
  • Select the appropriate EndNote file to download, i.e., Windows or Mac

KU Hospital Users: contact the Hospital Service Desk, or 913-588-4894

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Access Medicine Outage

Access Medicine will be down for scheduled maintenance from 7pm on Saturday, June 2nd to 1am on Sunday, June 3rd.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Dykes Library closing early

Dykes Library will close this afternoon at 3PM due to inclement weather. Stay safe out there!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Find It! Service Outage

The Dykes Library Find It! service and the E-Journal Finder will not be available on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 7:00PM - 10:00PM. Our vendor will be performing system maintenance during this time.

We encourage you to plan your research to accommodate this temporary outage.

Databases such as ClinicalKey, Access 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 A-Z Database List.

If you need to locate articles that depend on these services you may attempt the following workarounds. Be aware that these may not work in all situations.
  1. In PubMed, you may use the full text links provided by the publisher or the DOI link. For example:
  2. 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.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Dykes Library closing early

Dykes Library will close this afternoon at 5PM due to inclement weather.  Stay safe out there!