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What You Need to Know to Survive Medical School – with the Help of the Smith Library!

The Library’s home page is found at https://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/smith . Bookmark it on your personal devices.  If you are using a mobile device, you will automatically be routed to a mobile version of the home page.

Anatomy Resources:  If you need to review human anatomy, start at the home page listed above.  On the left side of the page, look for “Images and Videos” ( http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/health_sciences/image_and_video ) under the Library Resources section located on the left side of the home page.  Resources are listed in alphabetical order.  AnatomyTV is 3-D human anatomy.  You can rotate the body and view various layers, e.g. bones, nerves.  MRI films are also available for viewing.  If you “mouse” over a body region, you’ll see descriptive material displayed.  The BioDigitial Human is also another 3-D anatomy program.  It allows you to perform virtual “dissections" and "prosections.”  You will need to register with your Rutgers e-mail address in order to use this product.  Click on the link from the alphabetic list and scroll to the bottom of the page in order to register.

History and Physical Examination:  Under the “Images and Videos” link on the home page (see Library Resources section), you will see the Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination.  This resource presents a series of streaming videos on patients in various age groups, e.g. pediatric, adult, and geriatric.

● “Quick Links” section of the Smith Library Home page:  We’ve listed some of our most popular resources  Look for a link to PubMed there, as well as a link to EndNote, a software package which can be downloaded at no cost.  The latter is useful if you are writing a paper and using a specific style for footnotes and bibliographies.

Printing:  The Smith Library has two printers which use the PaperCut software connected to the print quotas issued to every student.  You will need to initialize your ID the first time that you use the system for printing.  It is possible to print if you are using a personal laptop; be sure to ask for special instructions at the Media Center.

Access to Library E-Resources:  You can access library e-resources from any computer connected to the Internet.  If you are off-campus, you will be prompted to type in your NetID and secure password at the beginning of each new session.  Always start your search at the Smith Library home page so that you will be able to authenticate with no problems.

Hours:  The Smith Library’s hours of operation are listed on the home page or at this link, http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/smith/library_hours .

How to Find an E-Book:  Go to: “E-Books A-Z” under Library Resources, see http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/health_sciences/ebooks_by_title .

How to Find an E-Journal:  Go to: “Electronic Journals A-Z” under Library Resources (see http://atoz.ebsco.com/Titles/1729?lang=en&lang.menu=en&lang.subject=en ) This list will tell you if we subscribe to a journal.  To find specific articles on a topic, try PubMed.

VisualDX:  Go to: https://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/news/new-resource-visualdx . Visual DX is a differential diagnosis decision support tool that contains peer-reviewed information and is designed to be used at the point of care (used more at the start of 3rd year).

UpToDate:  Go to: https://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/indexes/uptodate . UpToDate is a point-of-care information resource which contains over 10,000 topics representing 22 specialties.  In addition to the e-textbook content, UpToDate contains information on drugs/drug interactions, a library of images and videos, standard medical calculators and decision tools, “practice changing” current information, and training resources. There are multiple links to full-text content and the resource is currently searchable in nine languages. 

Posted on August 16th, 2016 by tssadmin

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