Posted by: Joey Heinen
One of the Library’s Digital Publishing program’s main goals is to digitize and disseminate high-interest, Northeastern-produced materials in the Archives and elsewhere on campus. The Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections collects, preserves, and provides access to significant moments from the University’s history as well as the history of underrepresented communities in the Boston area. Preserving some of the prized video assets from both the social justice and Northeastern collections has been a particular focus lately, and some recently digitized hidden gems from the University Photography and Media Collection happens to showcase both vital Northeastern history and social issues affecting the community around it.
One particular highlight is a video of a speech which Jesse Jackson gave on campus in 1987. In it, Jackson, well-known as an advocate for the African-American community, speaks mainly about the AIDS crisis; specifically addressing the unwillingness of the Reagan administration to combat the epidemic (16,908 people died that year). Jackson highlights the economic, racial, and social disparities that were so deeply embedded in the AIDS epidemic, and calls on local and national leaders to do what they can. You can view this video and others like it in the University Photography and Media Collection.
Jesse Jackson speaking at Northeastern, 1987
Posted in: African-American Studies, Archives and Special Collections, Biology, Health Sciences, Online Collections, Political Science, Serendipity
Posted by: Jen Ferguson
We’ve expanded our subscription to the journal Neurology. Accessed nearly 1,000 times by Northeastern users in the past year alone, NU faculty, staff, and students now have full-text online access to all Neurology issues from 1951-present.
Neurology is the official journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The journal aims to advance the field of neurology by presenting new basic and clinical research with emphasis on knowledge that will influence the way neurology is practiced.
Neurology content includes:
- Clinical/Scientific notes
- Views & Reviews (including Medical Hypothesis papers)
- Issues of Neurological Practice
- Historical Neurology
- WriteClick® Editor’s Choice
- Position papers from the American Academy of Neurology
- Resident and Fellow section
- Patient Page
- CME Quizzes
- Supplementary data (including video) for specific articles
Posted in: Biology, Collections, Health Sciences, Online Collections, Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Toxicology, Psychology, Research Online, Serendipity
Posted by: Sandy Dunphy
Elsevier’s ClinicalKey will replace its older MD Consult resource beginning January 1, 2014. You will be able to find links to ClinicalKey from all of the same places you now can find MD Consult (the library’s A to Z index, Books & E-Books, and the Biomedical and Health subject guides).
ClinicalKey brings together greatly expanded content, including hundreds of additional e-books, e-journals, practice guidelines, videos, and images.
ClinicalKey includes the following expanded features:
- single search interface across resources
- 900+ top medical books in medicine and surgery
- 500+ medical journals
- 15,000 medical & surgical videos
- 15,000 patient education handouts
- 2,800 drug monographs from Gold Standard
- 800+ First Consult point-of-care clinical monographs that assist with complex cases
- more than 5 million images
- 4,000 practice guidelines
Take a video guided tour of ClinicalKey now!
Posted in: Health Sciences, Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Toxicology, Research Online
Posted by: Katherine Herrlich
AccessPhysiotherapy covers physical therapy, AccessMedicine covers medical/health sciences, and AccessPharmacy is the tool of choice for pharmacy.
These resources from McGraw-Hill were designed especially for instructors and students, with a focus on curricular topics, Q & A, self-assessment, core titles for assigned reading, high quality images, animation tools to convey concepts, and videos that demonstrate clinical practices. Content can be embedded in Blackboard.
Mobile access: These resources are optimized for the iPhone, Google Android devices and the Blackberry Bold.
- 500+ videos and narrated lectures in key topics in orthopedics, neurology and sports medicine; demonstrations of various examination and treatment techniques
- “Anatomy and Physiology Revealed”, a powerful cadaver dissection tool with imaging slides and animations
- “Essentials of Neuroscience in Physical Therapy”, an ongoing lecture series, which combines graphics, case studies, and narration to teach key neuroscience and neuroanatomy concepts relating to physical therapy
- “Custom Curriculum”, a cutting edge tool to assign, manage, and track the progress of student assignments
- 77 essential medical texts, including “Harrison’s Online”, “Hurst’s The Heart”, “Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment”, and “DeGowin’s Diagnostic Examination”
- Thousands of photos and illustrations
- Diagnosaurus, the differential diagnosis tool
- Interactive patient safety modules, musculoskeletal exams, case files, and Q & A
- 200+ procedural videos and Grand Rounds lectures
- Drug databases, cases, self-assessment tools, animations, and full text of these core titles:
- DiPiro’s Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 8e
- Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient-Focused Approach, 8e
- Goodman & Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 12e
- Applied Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics, 6e
- Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 12e
- Casarett & Doulls Essentials of Toxicology, 2e
- Drug Information: A Guide for Pharmacists, 4e
- Ganong’s Review of Medical Physiology, 24e
- Pharmacy and Federal Drug Law Review
- Pharmacy Student Survival Guide, 2e
- Understanding Health Policy: A Clinical Approach, 6e
Register for a My AccessMedicine, My AccessPharmacy or My AccessPhysiotherapy account to enter the mobile sites, save and download images, bookmark content pages, view and print CE certificates, customize patient education handouts, re-run recent searches, and use the Custom Curriculum.
For more information on health sciences resources, please see the biomedical and health subject guides.
Posted in: Health Sciences, Library News and Events, Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Toxicology, Research Online
Posted by: Jen Ferguson
Image courtesy the Wellcome Library
Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics is a newly-launched treasure trove for fans of science, history, and of course, the history of science!
The Wellcome Library has digitized the papers of key players in genetics from the last century and made them freely available online. Works of Crick, Watson, Franklin, Wilkins, and Haldane are all represented, to name a few. The papers include lab notebooks, sketches, articles, drafts and general correspondence. The site also contains items from the archive of the Eugenics Society, including the heredity chart shown above. In addition to these digitized artifacts, the site features digitized books and a great interactive timeline on the history of genetics.
Posted in: Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Health Sciences, Read, Listen, Watch, Research Online