Monday, October 28, 2013

Online Medical Dictionaries

Are you looking for a reliable online medical dictionary?  We have several available through Ministry / Affinity Library Services. 

Dictionary of Medical Acronymns & Abbreviations / compiled and edited by Stanley Jablonski.       Affinity / Ministry Access provided by Library subscription. 

Affinity / Ministry Access provided by Library subscription.
These are both available through StatRef, among other eBooks.  There are also links through the Electronic Bookshelf and through the Library Catalog -- Look for the online versions with live links.

If you are looking for reliable online sources for medical dictionaries, we also recommend the following :

Medical Dictionary - MedlinePlus

Medical Dictionary -

 Do you have a favorite online medical dictionary? Leave a comment below  

Questions or Comments?
Contact Your Librarians via Phone or by Outlook :
Deb Knippel (715-346-5091)
and Michele Matucheski (920-223-0340)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The CINAHL Database is now available throughout Ministry Health Care and Affinity

CINAHL stands for The Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature.
It indexes professional journals in nursing and allied health. 

Consulting the published literature is a great way to make informed decisions in your practice. 
CINAHL makes it easy to find the best evidence!

Search Help for CINAHL
How do I find CINAHL on the Affinity Intranet? The Source > Links & Resources > Affinity Library Services
Scroll down to the very bottom of the page.
CINAHL is the last thing in the right column under “Most Popular Links.”

How do I find CINAHL on the Ministry Intranet?
CINAHL is first under “Find Journal Articles.”

Handy Tip : Why not add Library Services to Your Links in The Source for quicker access?   Just follow the instructions at the top of The Source pages.
Here are some resources to help with learning to use CINAHL :

Visit EBSCO's CINAHL Support Center for a wide variety of training and support options, including FAQs, User guides, and video tutorials.

Ebsco CINAHL with Full-Text Database Guide from Ebsco
In addition, your Librarians are available for one-on-one sessions to help staff get used to using Ebsco CINAHL. We can show you :
  • the basics of searching CINAHL
  • more advanced search techniques
  • subject and keyword searching
  • using limits (like Research, Evidence-based Practice, Last 5 years)
  • Full-text access to many articles
  • Saving Searches
  • Creating Alerts 
 If you would prefer, Deb and Michele are also available to search CINAHL on your behalf. Just tell us what you’re looking for, and we’ll craft the search strategy and present you with a list of relevant citations.

Questions or Comments?
Contact Your Librarians :
Deb Knippel (715-346-5091)
and Michele Matucheski (920-223-0340)