Nursing Reference Center: Database Trial Renewed from Ebsco Publishers

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Ebsco has provided UMass Lowell with a 6-week free trial to their Nursing Reference Center database. The trial is available until 31 March 2011.

Nursing Reference Center (NRC) is intended for staff nurses, nurse administrators, nursing students, nurse faculty, and hospital librarians. It delivers the most recent clinical evidence and knowledge on conditions and diseases via a nursing-specific graphical interface.Included are over 3,500 evidence-based lessons on procedures, diseases and conditions, legal cases and drugs. These consist of over 2,700 Care Sheets and Lessons, more than 700 Legal Cases, over 300 Research Instruments, plus over 500 Continuing Education Full Text Documents. In addition, more than 4,000 Health Library documents are available in both English and Spanish.

Patient care planning and access to detailed drug information is simplified via embedded HTML copies of F.A. Davis’s Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications, F.A. Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses and Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary.

Access to this trial is available through the library’s  New Database Trials and Subscriptions webpage.

Please post comments concerning any aspect of this trial; it aids significantly in our decision-making process.

Primal Pictures: 3D Human Anatomy Software trial Extended

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Full access to Primal Pictures: 3D Human Anatomy Software along with Anatomy and Physiology Online are available now on an extended trial basis through February 24, 2012. This trial is provided to UMass Lowell by Ovid Technologies.

Primal Interactive Human: The 3D Real-time Body: Derived from real human data, this range of software provides over 5,000 3D anatomical structures, clinical slides, dissections, animations and much more. Explore the human body region by region through these 11 models:

  • Head & Neck
  • Spine
  • Shoulder
  • Knee
  • Hand
  • Thorax
  • Abdomen
  • Foot & Ankle
  • Female Pelvis
  • Male Pelvis
  • Hip

Rotate the 3D models in any direction using your mouse and control which structures are visible, added, removed, made x-ray or opaque either in groups – muscles, vessel systems and organ systems – or individually, structure by structure.

Anatomy and Physiology Online is a fully integrated online learning approach for students studying anatomy and physiology. Published as 19 comprehensive modules, it guides a student through the content from clear learning objectives to self testing. Combining Primal Pictures’ award wining 3D anatomy with engaging new physiology content using clear visuals with succint text, narrated animations that cover complex concepts and processes, clinical case studies and fun interactive quizzes that engage all the senses.

Anatomy and Physiology Online won first prize in the ‘Digital and online resources‘ category at the 2011 BMA (British Medical Association) Medical Book and Patient Information Awards.

Access to these trials is available through the Library’s Trials and New Resources web page.

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CINAHL Plus with Full Text: Database Trial from Ebsco

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Ebsco has provided UMass Lowell with a 30-day free trial to their CINAHL Plus with Full Text database. The trial is available until 31 March 2011.

Unlike the university’s current subscription to CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature), the Plus with full-text edition offers complete full-text coverage to more than 770 journals (with current issue access included) along with over 275 full-text books.

CINAHL Plus provides indexing for more than 4,500 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health, with coverage dating as far back as 1937. It offers complete coverage of English language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses’ Association, covering subjects of nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines. In addition, access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals and book chapters, as well as Evidence-Based Care Sheets are also provided.

Access to this trial is available through the library’s  New Database Trials and Subscriptions webpage.

Please post comments concerning any aspect of this trial; it aids significantly in our decision-making process.