Greenblatt Library has added an exciting new tool to quickly find clinical evidence resources. Trip (Turning Research Into Practice) searches across multiple resources to gather systematic reviews, evidence synopses, clinical trials, key primary research, and practice guidelines.
Search results are refined by evidence type or clinical areas. The advanced search option allows date limitations, exact phrase searching and exclusion criteria. The evidence level pyramid is displayed by each record. Trip also includes medical images and video content.
Users can choose the PICO search option to filter results for specific clinical care components.
Search Trip online from any smart phone, tablet, or web browser and link to Augusta University provided full-text resources. Registered users can create automatic search updates and save records.
Trip Database is licensed with the support of the Medical College of Georgia W. J. Young Library Fund.
For assistance please contact:
- Gail Kouame, Chair, Research and Education Services, email@example.com
- Lindsay Blake, Clinical Information Librarian firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kathy Davies, Associate Director for Research, email@example.com
Each year the Augusta University Libraries recognize the important role of staff in providing excellent customer service and maintaining the libraries’ services. Nominations for the staff awards were received from the Libraries faculty and staff. Greenblatt Library and Reese Library voted on those who were nominated for their respective library. This was the third year the Libraries have given the awards. This year’s winners are David Kearns and Tamara Brewster.
David Kearns has remarkable initiative and critical thinking skills, as well as willingness to always assist. Dave has been a key player for the weeding project in Government Information. He is also a member of the ALMA Implementation Team, and has played part in Library programming for Finals Frenzy and the 2016 Peace Exhibit.
Tamara strives to provide customer service to everyone, whether they are students or faculty, or her co-workers here in the Greenblatt Library. She is diligent in her duties and she has a strong work ethic. Projects that Tamara worked on in the past year include withdrawing over 9,000 books during the book weeding project, writing a grant for the Ronald McDonald House on health information resources, and co-authoring a poster for a regional medical association meeting. Tamara is currently aiding in the Alma migration data clean-up project.
David and Tamara each received a certificate, flowers, and $250 as the recipients of the 2016 Augusta University Libraries Staff Recognition Awards. We are fortunate to have David and Tamara on our teams at the Libraries!
The University Libraries have recently added several new databases to support cyber studies thanks to generous funding from the Cyber Institute. The new databases include IEEE Explore, Safari Books Online and Faulkner Advisory for IT Studies (FAITS).
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Xplore digital library is a discovery and access resource for scientific and technical content in publications for electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics. Content coverage includes journals, conference proceedings, technical standards, eBooks, and education courses. The subscription includes unlimited users and is licensed for both campuses.
Safari Books Online provides access to more than 36,000 digital books and videos on topics ranging from programming to IT networking to project management to graphic design to business strategy. The content includes code snippets, certification preparation materials, practice exercises, training videos, and much more. Users can search thousands of books simultaneously online, saving time and quickly finding the information they need. The subscription includes 2 simultaneous users and is licensed for both campuses.
Faulkner Advisory for IT Studies (FAITS) offers a broad range of reports including Marketplace Reports, Technology Tutorial Reports, Implementation Guide Reports, Standards Reports, Product Profile Reports, Company Profile Reports, Comparison and Selection Guide Reports. FAITS also provides a comprehensive glossary of IT and related terms. The subscription includes unlimited users and is licensed for the Summerville campus only.
Augusta University’s Pure Researcher Profiles received an upgrade and have a new look on June 2, 2016. New features in this upgrade include:
- mobile friendly access
- an new layout for a researcher’s page, including h-index*
- altmetrics for research outputs (social media mentions for publications)
- a productivity graph
Questions? Contact Sandy Drapeau, Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-721-9906.
About Pure Researcher Profiles
This resource offers information regarding researchers’ publications and scholarly products, National Institutes of Health funded projects, and research activities. Information is aggregated from internal and external sources, such as Scopus©, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. Pure can be accessed at https://augusta.pure.elsevier.com/ or through the A-Z index on the university’s homepage.
*h-index: a measurement created by Jorge Hirsch that quantifies the scientific output and impact of an individual researcher; the h-index cannot be compared between researchers in different disciplines, only within researchers in the same discipline.
The Greenblatt Library is subscribing to a new journal from SAGE Publishing, JDR Clinical & Translational Research. Health Sciences campus users access JDR Clinical & Translational Research by typing the title in the Library’s eJournal Navigator search box, then clicking the “SAGE Complete” hyperlink to view articles.
The following dental titles were added to the Greenblatt Library Core Book collection:
- Contemporary implant dentistry, 6e, Carl E. Misch. WU 640 M678c 2008
- Contemporary oral and maxillofacial surgery, 6e, James R. Hupp, Edward Ellis, Myron R. Tucker. WU 600 C761 2014
- Esthetic dentistry: a clinical approach to techniques and materials, 3e, Kenneth W. Aschheim. WU 100 E79 2015
- Infection control and management of hazardous materials for the dental team, 5e, Chris H. Miller, Charles John Palenik. WU 29 M647 2014
- McCracken’s removable partial prosthodontics, 13e, Alan B. Carr. WU 515 C311 2016
- Minimally invasive maxillofacial surgery, Maria J. Troulis. WU 600 T861 2013
- Mosby’s dental drug reference, 11e, Arthur H. Jeske. QV 39 M894 2014
- Principles and practice of esthetic dentistry, 1e, Nairn H.F. Wilson. WU 100 P954 2015
- Pre-clinical dental skills at a glance, James Field. WU 140 F462 2016
The Augusta University College of Education will host a free, two-day exhibit called “From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit” in the JSAC Ballroom on the Summerville campus April 25-26.
We will have a table at the exhibit featuring a selection of materials (books, electronic resources, and gov docs) , as well as bookmarks and a bibliography sheet for people to pick up. We also have a LibGuide that will be available on a laptop, should anyone want to explore more of our electronic databases.
The exhibit will take place on Monday and Tuesday from 8AM – 4PM in the JSAC Ballroom. This event is supported by the Office of Student Life and Engagement, Reese Library, Academic Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Collegiate Middle Level Association, Confucius Institute, Gay-Straight Alliance, Lambda Alliance, Literacy Center, Peace Studies, Pre-nursing Societies, Special Education Program, Student Wellness Council, and SGI-USA.
Finals Frenzy is coming to the Greenblatt Library! To support our students as they study for their final spring exams, the Greenblatt Library will host Finals Frenzy events May 3-5 and 9–10! In response to survey data gathered during the Fall 2015 Finals Frenzy, coffee will be provided every day of Finals Frenzy at the Greenblatt Library. Other events include a visit from the Jae-Mar-S Therapy Dogs, snacks, popcorn, a putting green, nachos, and extended hours. See our flyer below for the full schedule.
Follow the University Libraries on Facebook for the latest updates.