Get to know your IPhone/ITouch

March 22, 2010

Join us on Friday March 26, 2010 from 12:00-1:00 in Miner Library for an informal session on using the IPhone or ITouch.

Learn about settings, navigation, email, calendars, icons, Safari  –  and more!
This program is free.  No registration is required.


What You Need to Know About Access to Library Resources

June 18, 2009

Login for Library’s Electronic Resources Changing on June 25, 2009

Effective June 25, 2009 you will no longer need your Miner Library account to access the library’s subscribed electronic resources off-site.  Instead, you will be able to use your URMC email username and password OR your net id.

We hope that having one less username and password will make your life a little easier!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us, or read more here.

10 Things You Can Do at the Library Web Site

January 8, 2009
  1. Search PubMed and connect to full text.
    * Library must subscribe to the journal in order to access full text.
    * Full text access for URMC afilliates only
  2. Renew a book
  3. Ask a Librarian for help
  4. Register to connect to e-resources when off site
    * Off-site access for URMC affiliates only
  5. Read the following dental textbooks: (access for URMC affiliates only)
    American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Policies & Guidelines
    Burket’s Oral Medicine Diagnosis & Treatment
    Paediatric Dentistry
    Peterson’s Principles of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    Temporomandibular Disorders
  6. Search the library catalog (Voyager)
  7. Ask a Librarian to conduct a literature search
  8. Access Blackboard
  9. Organize references and create bibliographies using RefWorks or EndNote
  10. Read the latest dentistry news and information tips

New Systematic Review: Dental Prophylaxis in Patients with Arthroplasty

September 15, 2008

Do antibiotics before invasive dental procedures prevent infections in patients who have had arthroplasties of the hip or knee?

This was a question posed by researchers at the University of Geneva Hospital, in Geneva, Switzerland.

These authors systematically reviewed the PubMed database, for articles related to the development of infection following invasive dental procedures in patients who have had arthroplasties of the hip or knee. They hand-searched the bibliographies of relevant references and did not limit their search to clinical trials. They found 24 case reports, 3 small case series, and 34 review articles; 23 papers that prospectively assessed the rate of asymptomatic bacteremia; and no controlled studies.

The authors concluded that it is possible that prophylactic antibiotics prevent infections in patients with previous arthroplasty undergoing invasive dental procedures.  However, there was no reliable data on the subject.

Read the full text of the review here.

If you are offsite, you must log on with your URMC library account to view full text.

PDA Resources

July 11, 2008

Those of you with PDA’s may be interested in this list of software resources  prepared by librarians and staff at the URMC’s Miner Library.

The list includes links to several free resources including calculators, diagnostic tools, drug information, therapeutic information, practice guidelines and more.

Also listed are PDA resources that Miner library liscenses for URMC affiliates, and to resources available for purchase.

Click here to visit the PDA resources page.

Are Your Textbooks too Heavy?

June 26, 2008

Bibby library subscribes to the online version of several dental textbooks.  Access is available 24/7 onsite, and offsite with your URMC library account

We currently subscribe to the following titles:

  • BURKET’S ORAL MEDICINE – 11th Ed. 2008
  • INGLE’S ENDODONTICS – 6th Ed. 2008

Access to these and other e-book titles is available from the Miner Library E-Books web page.

Take a load off … use an e-book!

2007 Journal Citation Reports Now Available

June 18, 2008

The latest edition edition of ISI’s Journal Citation Reports (JCR) is now available to URMC affiliates. 

JCR evaluates and compares journals using citation data drawn from over 9100 scholarly and technical journals, and published meeting proceedings from more than 3,300 publishers in over 60 countries.

To access the database, select the link for “Journal Citation Reports” on this page. To view the data for dentistry journals, choose the option to view by subject.

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