SHU Health is a tool that allows IHS Library users to search both the catalog (books, videos, CDs, etc.) and articles simultaneously. We are excited to announce a number of improvements to the interface to streamline the experience for you.
The updated interface is significantly simpler, reducing clutter by removing little-used and unnecessary features. IHS librarians reached out to our partner EBSCO, which manages the interface, to suggest the changes.
We’re interested in continually improving your experience with IHS Library website and other library interfaces. If you have an improvement to suggest or notice a bug we need to fix, email me at andrew.hickner AT shu.edu.
On March 13, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at SHU students, faculty, and staff gathered over lunch to hear Dr. Heather Frimmer discuss her unique career trajectory from medical trainee to radiologist and published author. This engaging event was part of the “My Professional Journey” series sponsored by Student Affairs and Wellbeing “Careers in Medicine,” the OME Professionalism Committee, and the IHS Library.
During the 90-minute program, Dr. Frimmer spoke of the path that led to her current position as Diagnostic Radiologist in Breast and Emergency Radiology. Once established in her medical career, she would then follow an altogether different path and write her first novel, Bedside Manners, published by SparkPress in 2018.
After her talk, those in attendance were treated to a reading of two passages from Bedside Manners, followed by small-group discussion and reflection of the passages’ themes. Students were then invited to do a bit of their own creative writing based on their personal clinical experiences thus far.
On behalf of everyone who attended, the sponsors of the “My Professional Journey” series would like to thank Dr. Frimmer for joining us and speaking about her medical and writing career.
As their website states, PolicyMap is “All the data you need. All in one place.” In just a few clicks you can access authoritative data from public and private sources to create highly detailed maps. As a user you can find data on demographics, housing, health, education and more in communities across the nation.
PolicyMap is an excellent resource for both students and faculty to use to find data on specific areas. It provides up-to-date demographic data that allows users to become research producers. PolicyMap has many options based on what you want to create including: maps, tables, reports and 3-layer maps. The maps option allows users to create maps based on data for a geographical region for a single variable while the 3-layer maps allows you to find places that match one or up to three variables.
Check out the PolicyMap toolkit https://library.shu.edu/policymapgs for more information on how to use PolicyMap. And keep an eye out for PolicyMap session here on the IHS campus!
Seton Hall University Libraries is pleased to offer the Life Magazine Archive, an extensive collection of the famed photojournalism magazine, spanning its very first issue in November 1936 through December 2000, in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format.
Access is available to current SHU Faculty, students, staff and administrators.
Published by Time Inc., the magazine has featured story-telling through documentary photographs and informative captions. Each issue visually and powerfully depicted national and international events and topical stories, providing intimate views of real people and their real life situations.
Articles and cover pages are fully indexed and advertisements are individually identified.
A toolkits’ main purpose is to guide the user to useful resources for their specific program and researching needs. They are built specifically to help students find the necessary material for their classes, including: eBooks, journals, databases, useful websites, and helpful video tutorials.
Library toolkits are not static products. They are constantly being edited and updated based on the acquisition of new material and requests from students and faculty alike. There are plans to add evidence-based practice resources, as well as to create more tutorial videos on how to use PubMed, Clinical Key, DynaMed Plus and many other databases.
When you have the time, look at your toolkit specific to your program. It is your one stop shop to find all your necessary resources.
IHS faculty, students, and staff have full access to IHS Library resources including scholarly articles, books (both online and print), and databases like AccessMedicine and ClinicalKey. We encourage users to bookmark the following pages:
For searching PubMed, we encourage you to bookmark this link to PubMed. This specific link enables the Find@SHU button (screenshot below), which you can click to easily access PDFs (if we have online access) or to request the article for free using SHU’s interlibrary loan service.
As you’re starting your studies at the IHS Campus, you’ll be getting acquainted with a range of new information resources and tools. You’re going to have lots of questions, and lots of new terminology to learn. While Google is an easy place to start when looking up a definition or researching a concept, we’ve licensed another easy-to-use resource for IHS Campus users called DynaMed Plus.
DynaMed Plus is a clinical reference tool that is designed to help you quickly look up answers to your questions about diseases, drugs, diagnostic tests, and other patient care topics. Other useful features of DynaMed Plus include:
Hundreds of medical calculators, equations, and decision trees
A DynaMed Plus mobile app you can download and install on your phone.
Medical students may find DynaMed Plus particularly handy for researching answers to questions identified during Monday morning PPPC sessions.
While DynaMed Plus probably can’t answer EVERY question you might have, it comes pretty close, and we’re confident you’ll find it useful. Next time you’re tempted to reach for Google, try DynaMed Plus.
Welcome to the brand new website for the Interprofessional Health Sciences Library!
The IHS Library is a critical component of the learning environment at the IHS campus. Located on the ground floor of the campus, the IHS library includes a spacious Information Commons with access to numerous desktop computers, lounge seating, a quiet study room, and a numerous areas to plug in personal devices. There are twenty study rooms throughout the library for both individual and group study. Study rooms can be reserved through an online reservation system.