Collection of images, movies, illustrations and animations in development biology, histology and pathology, immunology, microbiology and parasitology, molecular and cellular biology, neuroscience, plant biology.
List of plant species (over 28,000 names) that have been cited in specific references as weeds. Additional information may be available, such as native range, whether the plant has reported medical/herbal uses, etc.
This study sought to determine whether a flipped classroom that facilitated peer learning would improve undergraduate health sciences students' abilities to find, evaluate, and use appropriate evidence for research assignments. Students completed online modules in a learning management system, with librarians facilitating subsequent student-directed, in-person sessions. Mixed methods assessment was used to evaluate program outcomes. Students learned information literacy concepts but did not consistently apply them in research assignments. Faculty interviews revealed strengthened partnerships between librarians and teaching faculty. This pedagogy shows promise for implementing and evaluating a successful flipped information literacy program. To read the full article, log in using your NHS OpenAthens details
The authors explored the feasibility and possible benefit of tablet-based educational materials for patients in clinic waiting areas. They distributed eight tablets preloaded with diagnosis-relevant information in two clinic waiting areas. Patients were surveyed about satisfaction, usability, and effects on learning. Technical issues were resolved. Thirty-seven of forty patients completed the survey. On average, the patients were satisfied in all categories. Placing tablet-based educational materials in clinic waiting areas is relatively easy to implement. Patients using tablets reported satisfaction across three domains: usability, education, and satisfaction.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relative effectiveness of three web-scale discovery (WSD) tools in answering health sciences search queries. Simple keyword searches, based on topics from six health sciences disciplines, were run at multiple real-world implementations of EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), Ex Libris's Primo, and ProQuest's Summon. To read the full article, log in using your NHS OpenAthens details
Google Scholar is often used to search for medical literature. Numbers of results reported by Google Scholar outperform the numbers reported by traditional databases. For several complex search strategies used in systematic review projects, the number of citations and the total number of versions were calculated. To read the full article, log in using your NHS OpenAthens details
Most library science surveys use Likert-style questions. After you read a study that reports results from Likert-style questions, you may think about using the results to guide some decision that you need to make. If so, then your job is to understand the validity of the results and how they apply to your decision. To read the full article, log in using your NHS OpenAthens details
Stephen Fry actor, comedian and writer has given his support to libraries by appearing in a new poster campaign from the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals (CILIP). The poster is available to download for free.
We’re looking to expand our range of literature search services over the next few months, and to re-brand the service as ‘EvidenceSearch4U’.
We are looking at having different levels of service, to suit different requirements