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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Ovid Online Database Releases New Enhancements

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On January 19, 2012, the Ovid database web site will go live with an updated release of several new features, such as the ability to export citations to Excel. Also included will be several user interface enhancements including:

  • An enlarged Ovid Resource Box
  • Simpler way to change Ovid Resource selections
  • Access to Print/Email/Export/Add to My Projects quick-click buttons at the bottom of the search results screen
  • New Advanced Search entry tips to promptly search by Keyword, Author, Title and Journal
  • More prominent navigation within Journals A-Z

Ovid offers full-text access to over 70 journals covering fields of nursing, medicine, healthcare, psychology and the biological sciences.

Free Ovid Webcast: Improving Nursing with Technology

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Ovid Technologies is offering a free online Webcast titled “Improving Nursing Practice with Information and Technology”  on Thursday, April 29, 2010, at 12:00 – 1:00 EST.

Anne Dabrow Woods, Chief Nurse of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Ovid will discuss how and where nurses are using information in practice today and what uses are on the horizon for tomorrow.

How do nurses access and use information in practice today? In educational settings? As part of their professional development? And how does that setting…
  • An acute care institution
  • Primary care facilities
  • An educational or research environment

…determine what information is needed and how it will be used?

To help address these topics, Anne will be joined by Linda Laskowski-Jones, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, CEN, the Vice President of Emergency, Trauma and Aeromedical Services at Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Delaware, and editor-in-chief Nursing2010, who will talk about the real-world trends in information and technology in nursing practice at a hospital that is both highly-committed to technology and has achieved Magnet status in nursing.

This webcast will also summarize the main takeaways from a new in-depth white paper prepared by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Ovid that analyzes their own research findings into how nurses in North American access and use information in practice, education, and professional development environments.

Discussing the implications of the research with Anne will be Mark Barragry, Director of Strategic Growth Markets at Ovid and Nick Scheponik, Manager of Market Research, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Ovid.

Plus, Webcast attendees will receive the full white paper during the webcast via email, one week before it will be generally available.


Ovid Technologies is a part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy.  Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks, such as Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Facts & Comparisons; and electronic information providers, such as Journals@ Ovid and UpToDate.