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SOMA Faculty LibGuide

A guide for SOMA Faculty to learn about library support.

New Features

5,000+ Q&As for test prep and self-assessment for the APB      
The Library's subscription to AccessPediatrics provides access to a wide selection of interactive study tools.  Question bank access is under the "Review Question" heading.
    McGraw Hill Specialty Board Review (2,327 questions)
    Rudolph's Pediatrics Self-Assessment and Board Review (1,530 questions)
    Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Just The Facts (1,003 questions)
    Pediatrics PreTest Self-Assessment and Review (350 questions)
    Pediatrics Examination and Board Review (171 questions)

Also available on AccessPediatrics

    40+ authoritative texts including Rudolph's Pediatrics
    1,300+ cases including Case Files series titles
    55+ videos simplifying complicated concepts

Introducing ASHP Drug Shortages from TDS Health
There's a new feature called Drug Shortages on STAT!Ref. Drug Shortages offer email alerts for students and faculty, set up instructions are attached.

Uptodate: Voice-Enabled Search via the Mobile App

You can now conduct a search using your voice on the UpToDate mobile app.  When logged into the app simply tap the microphone icon and dictate your query for results.

Covid-19 Search Added to PubMed Clinical Queries
PubMed's Clinical Queries allow you to conduct a quick search, without entering a sophisticated search string.  A new search category for COVID-19 related articles has been added.  You can now find the latest information on COVID-19, ranging from the pathogenesis, transmission, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, case reports, and forecasting, all by selecting an option from a drop down.
Video series on Virtual Interviewing
The Council on Residency Placement (CORP), along with the AACOM Clinical Education Transformation Working Group organized a video series that guides students through the virtual residency preparation process. The resources are now ready to share.  The videos provide tips and tricks for leveraging technology, making a positive impression, and being prepared for the tough questions students may be asked.
Sending exams through BoardVitals
Student emails must be pre-loaded to send exams.  Please contact the library for help batch loading email addresses.
Library Stats
The library keeps detailed records of what resources are being used by the ATSU community.  Here are two interactive data visualizations on library use.

New Library eBooks

The Library adds new eBooks to it's collection regularly.  Your Liaison Librarian reviews the new eBooks, and sends updates about titles of interest periodically.  Here are some new eBooks added in the last few months.

NEJM Personal Account

By creating a personal account with NEJM, you will automatically get full access to the library's subscription.  Instead of having to navigate to the journal via the library, you are able to login with your personal account and have full access.  This will save you some clicks, and take you directly to the context you wish to use.
To create a personal account:
1. Start at the ATSU link for NEJM
2. Click on the "Massachusetts Medical Society" option
3. Click "Yes" on the Login Consent pop up
4. Before creating an account, verify you see "Access provided by the AT Still University of the Health Sciences" at the very top.
5. Click on "Create Account" and follow the prompts.  Be sure to use your ATSU email address, to avoid any access issues.
6. You are now able to go directly to NEJM, login with your account, and have access provided by the library.

New Library checkout system

The Arizona branch is moving away from a paper check out system, to a digital one.  You will now get automatic emails when items are due back.  Simply email us to renew any materials.

If you currently have any library material in your office you are no longer using, we ask that you return it to the front desk.  If you have items but wish to continue using them, let us know and we will check it out in our new system.

New PubMed

You might have already noticed, but the PubMed interface has been updated.  It is expected that the new interface will become the default in the spring of 2020.

The new PubMed offers a clean, easy-to-use site, and was designed from the ground up to be mobile-friendly. The new PubMed interface was built using modern web standards, with a responsive layout, making it easier for new users on any type of device to find what they’re looking for.

Besides an interface update, behind the scenes updates also occurred with the way information is retrieved.  The improved Best Match sort order uses a machine learning algorithm to help elevate the most relevant articles to the top of your results list. Improved citation and title sensors are built into the search box, making it even easier to find an article based on known citation information.

While it may look different, the new PubMed includes the features you rely on, and gives you access to the same bibliographic data. The new PubMed includes the key features that have long been a part of PubMed, including:

  • customizable filters to help you narrow your search,
  • tools to save and share your search results,
  • an Advanced Search Builder that lets you search for terms in a specific field, see how your search is being translated, and review your search history; and,
  • options to set up e-mail alerts to be notified when new results are available.

New Browser Extension for Chrome

LibKey Nomad is a Google Chrome browser plugin which indicates the availability of the full text of an article in PubMed, publisher websites, and Wikipedia.  It easily installs in seconds, and is pre-configured for A.T. Still University users. This extension places the appropriate button in the search results for direct access to the article, or directs you to our ILL form to quickly request the article.

How to install:

1. In a Chrome browser, search for “LibKey Nomad browser extension” and select the first link, or use this direct link.
2. Click the blue “Add to Chrome button” and click “Add Extension” on the pop-up window.
3. When the LibKey Nomad extension starts up, select “A.T. Still University” from the drop down list under “Select Institution.”

4. That’s it! Go search PubMed and enjoy that extra short cut.


AccessMedicine features

AccessMedicine is a large online platform of eBooks, videos, multi-media, and study tools.  You can now search for AccessMedicine videos in Still OneSearch.  Simply enter your topic into the search box and limit by Type of Resource to Videos.

Besides the AccessMedicine platform, we also offer topic specific platforms.

On each Access platform, there is a new tool called Hypothesis.  It requires a separate account from your MyAccess account.  The tool allows you to annotate eBooks by highlighting text and making notes.  Hypothesis enables students to continue "writing in the margins" with online readings.

Sign up for Hypothesis

There is also a built in eReader on all eBooks.  After navigating to a particular chapter, you can click on Listen to have the text read to you.

New EMG Interactive tool

Learn EMG: An Interactive Quiz Approach to Electrodiagnostic Interpretation, Second Edition combines a quiz approach with clinical vignettes to simulate "real life" in the EMG laboratory. This digital product teaches interpretation of a wide variety of nerve conduction study and needle EMG waveform abnormalities in patients with both simple and complex neuromuscular conditions.

Key Features:
• Teaches basic concepts and recognition of a broad range of nerve conduction study and needle EMG waveform abnormalities
• Utilizes an interactive quiz approach to teaching and learning
• Demonstrates common and uncommon findings that are encountered in clinical practice
• Provides focused discussions and clinical insights to foster more accurate interpretation of EMG
• Second Edition incorporates 5 new quiz sets with 100 new vignettes and questions dedicated to more complex cases and diagnoses
• Includes 300 examples of normal and abnormal findings