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Physician Assistants: Collaboration and Care Banner Exhibition on Display in the Medical Library, L-12 from 1/16/17 – 2/24/17!

Physician Assistants: Collaboration and Care Banner Exhibition on Display in the Medical Library, L-12 from 1/16/17 – 2/24/17! Explore the development of the physician assistant profession from its beginnings in late 1960s and early 1970s to the present. The National Library of Medicine produced this exhibition in partnership with the Physician Assistant History Society.

New Database Added for all Boston University Access : Embase

Embase includes over six million records and more than 2,900 journals that are not covered in MEDLINE which makes this an excellent database to complement current BU databases. It also includes conference abstracts from biomedical, drug and medical device conferences dating back to 2009. Embase currently indexes 6,000+ conferences covering over 2 million conference abstracts.

Embase is international in scope which supports faculty, students and researchers on both the Charles River and Medical campuses; is broad in subject scope and highly cross-disciplinary including allied health, basic sciences, genetics, pharmacology, biotechnology, allied health sciences, environmental health, public health, forensics, etc.; is an essential research database in support of the increasing numbers of requests for librarian assistance for systematic reviews; and enhances access to high quality global information sources for Boston University.

Embase is the database equivalent of EXCERPTA MEDICA. It is a comprehensive, international database covering Anesthesiology, Human Genetics, Gerontology, Drug Research, Pharmacology, Drug Side Effects and Interactions, Toxicology, Human Medicine (Clinical and Experimental), including Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology, Basic Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Biomedicine, Health Policy and Management, Pharmacoeconomics, Public and Occupational Health, Environmental Health, Pollution Control, Substance Dependence and Abuse, Psychiatry, Forensic Science, Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Nursing.

Embase is linked on the Boston University Library catalog and the Medical Library's database and subject pages.

Help Boston University Libraries Improve: Take a Survey and Enter a Drawing for an iPad mini 4

Boston University Libraries are conducting a survey of faculty and graduate students, to learn how we are doing and what we can do to improve. Check your BU email account for an email from Provost Morrison with a personalized link to the survey. Complete the survey by April 5 to help the library improve and to enter a drawing for a chance to win an iPad mini 4. Results from previous library surveys can be found at the Library Assessment webpage. The results of the current survey will be reported there once the survey is completed and analyzed.

Rebecca Lee Crumpler's Historical Discourses

Rebecca Lee Crumpler's A Book of Medical Discourses : in Two Parts

Rebecca Lee Crumpler (nee Lee) holds a place in American history by becoming the first African-American female to receive an MD degree in the United States. Crumpler received a Doctress of Medicine degree in 1864 when she graduated from the New England Female Medical College (later to merge with Boston University in 1873).

PAEasy Software

The Alumni Medical Library is pleased to announce PAEasy Software

PAEasy is a test prep resource with features to help students study and prepare for the PANCE and PANRE exams. Presenting more than 1,400 questions and answers covering exam topics, PAEasy offers customizable features, including multiple testing modes within which users may choose content, as well as a testing mode that simulates the actual exam interface. Questions are written and developed by practicing Physician Assistants

New L-1101 Testing Center Opens!

Students, faculty and staff are welcome to visit and study in the new L-1101 Testing Center.

A recently completed renovation on the 11th floor of the Alumni Medical Library now provides a state-of-the-art, Testing Center. The Testing Center is among the first of its kind, and will serve to both facilitate the administration of exams while at the same time enhance the quality of study space for BU medical campus students.

Renovations include a new ceiling with improved sound-proofing qualities, energy-efficient lighting, new carpeting and flooring, newly painted walls, new chairs and tables with power outlets at every seat, and club seating and cube tables in the hallway outside the floor-to-ceiling glass walls of the testing center. The heating and air conditioning system was upgraded, and a more powerful wireless system is provided throughout the testing center, as well as some wired network connections.

The testing center is equipped with a video monitoring system and audio system for proctor announcements. The testing center serves a dual-purpose as student study space when not reserved for exams.

Medical Library Computing & Systems offices are located in L-1109, and staff will provide on-site technical support for student laptops and laptop loaners during exams. A new state-of-the-art computer classroom with 26 PCs will also serve as a public computing lab when classes and exams are not scheduled. A Coffee/Vending Lounge includes additional club seating, group study tables, PCs, a scanner and print release station and is available for use when exams are not scheduled. The elevator lobby was renovated and a new LCD monitor and signage have been installed throughout the floor.

Three elevators, including the express elevator, have been programmed to stop on L-11, and emergency stairwell access to L-11 is also available Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Mobile Printing is LIVE!

The Alumni Medical Library is pleased to announce that Mobile Printing is now available.

Mobile Printing does not require any software or print drivers to be downloaded. Mobile Printing allows users to send print jobs from ANY internet enabled device from ANYWHERE via e-mail.

For instructions on how to use Mobile Printing on your device, please see the instructions available here.

New Request Form for Library Computing Help Desk

On December 8th, the Library Computing Help Desk transitioned to a new ticketing system called ServiceNOW. With ServiceNOW, the Library Computing Help Desk will use the same system as the CRC and BUMC IT, which will provide improved communications regarding university-wide IT issues and requests.
In addition, faculty, staff and students are now able to submit IT requests online via the Library Computing Help Desk form.

Printer Server Maintenance, November 25-26, 2013

The Library Computing & Systems staff have scheduled some printer server maintenance for Monday and Tuesday, November 25-26, 2013. There may be some intermittent printing issues. If you encounter any problems with printing, please see a member of the Library Computing & Systems staff.

BU WorldCat Local

BU WorldCat Local allows current BU students, faculty, and staff to borrow books directly from libraries in the Boston Library Consortium free of charge. Please note: Interlibrary Loan is still required for requesting copies of journal articles. Turnaround time is approximately three to five working days.

If you need help placing a request, please call the Circulation Desk: (617) 638-4244. If you need additional information about BU WorldCat Local, contact Konstnatin Starikov, Head of Circulation & Interlibrary Loan Services, or 617-638-4224.