Embase™ Database Notice

Dear Ovid Customer:

Elsevier has recently notified us that over the next few weeks Embase Customers will see a considerably large amount of records in their daily update. During this time period they will be importing up to 15,000 MEDLINE® (non-Embase) records per day.

Please note, this is not a database reload. You should not need to rerun any AutoAlerts and depending on the search strategy specified in your AutoAlerts you may find a higher than expected number of records in your results due to these new MEDLINE® records. No additional action is required.

If you have any questions, please contact Ovid Customer Support at support@ovid.com.


Wolters Kluwer Health – Ovid

We are pleased to announce that, in partnership with eHLbc, UBC Library has acquired two 3d interactive tools from Primal Pictures via OvidSP – AnatomyTV and Anatomy and Physiology Online.

AnatomyTV – This comprehensive collection includes regional anatomy, sports and therapy, surgery and specialty titles (eg Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, and Speech and Language Pathology).  Realistic images can be manipulated by rotating or adding and removing layers.  Views include, MRI, slides, movies, animations and clinical texts and in some cases information for patient education.  A tool for teaching and learning images can be used in courses and self directed quizzes used for review.

Anatomy and Physiology Online – This tool includes some of the AnatomyTV content integrated with physiology and is presented in 19 modules with concise text, learning objectives and quizzes.

These are useful for teaching, learning, and in the clinical setting, for diagnosis and patient education.

75 concurrent seats are available and access to these tools are via 2 routes:

1. From UBC Library home page use the indexes and databases tab and search for “anatomy”; then click through

AnatomyTV http://resources.library.ubc.ca/1839

Anatomy and Physiology Online http://resources.library.ubc.ca/1840


2. From within any of the OvidSP databases (eg Medline, Embase, Cochrane reviews) click on “Primal Pictures” in the blue navigation bar and choose either of the tools  [Note: Anatomy TV is listed as “Primal Pictures Premier Library Package -Plus”]






Embarking on a systematic review? Applying for a CIHR knowledge synthesis grant? Need to know what the search process is all about?

Offered by the Life Sciences Libraries, this all day workshop is designed for health sciences researchers who are planning or beginning a systematic review, or wishing to improve their ability to do a comprehensive literature search and manage the results.

Date: Thursday, December 1, 2011

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Place: Woodward Library Teaching Lab (garden level)

Price: $20.00

To register, please go to: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/2807


Please fill out the survey at www.tinyurl.com/Renosurvey

Please fill out the survey at www.tinyurl.com/Renosurvey

This inaugural all day workshop is designed for health sciences researchers planning or beginning a systematic review or wishing to improve locating and managing a comprehensive literature search. Register at http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/1545
Note: There will be a charge to cover refreshments provided at the morning and afternoon breaks.

We are pleased to announce trial access to Rehabilitation Reference Center(RRC) an evidence-based full-text database produced by EBSCO.


Designed for physical therapists, occupational therapists and other rehabilitation professionals, RRC aims to provide the best available, most accurate and concise information on conditions seen in rehabilitation practice, allowing rehabilitation specialists to build customized treatment regimens for patients at the point-of-care.

The trial continues through to April 9, 2010.

Please submit your feedback on this form http://toby.library.ubc.ca/survey/eresources/trial.cfm?id=1625
or directly to Charlotte Beck.

Not coming out to Point Grey Campus during the Mid-term Break?  Consider attending online library workshops put on by the Life Sciences Librarians between Feb 16-26.

CINAHL, the new Pubmed, Web of Science, Current Awareness tools, Finding Theses, Refworks and more are being offered.


For more details and to register go to:  http://tinyurl.com/libraryworkshops.

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