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Thank You for Using Us! Over 26,000 Articles/Books Supplied to Hospital Staff in 2012

In 2012, the health sciences library supplied Huntington Hospital physicians, nurses and employees with almost 19,000 journal articles and over 7000 accesses to print and online books. The library uses innovative linking technology to provide seamless access to electronic journal and electronic book subscriptions. Resources such as OvidSP, MDConsult, PubMed and UpToDate all link to the library’s full text journal subscriptions when available, saving clinicians time when they need to access information quickly. The library also provides A to Z and subject lists of electronic resources from the library’s website and online catalog.

Additionally, the library’s Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan service provides access to journal articles and the ability to borrow books that are not in our own collections. If the library does not have an article or book in its collection, it goes through a national network of libraries called DOCLINE to request the article or book from another library.

†This figure only includes statistics for journals the library is able to track usage. It does not include those journal articles, such as PubMed Central and other open access articles and archives, that we provide access to but cannot track usage.

‡ 2011 figures do not include Redbook online usage. Figures do not include statistics for those electronic books the library provides access to but cannot track usage (NCBI, DOAB, Pain Mangement, AORN Perioperative Standards, etc.)

Off-Site Access FAQs

Q: Can I get off-site access to the library’s resources?

A: Yes. Physicians can login via Citrix/Meditech or CONNECT for offsite access to all the library’s resources, see our Physicians Off-Site Access page to learn how. All other hospital staff have off-site access privileges to selected resources (OvidSP, MDConsult, Natural Standard and Gale Databases). To request off-site access to one or all of these resources use our Off-Site Access Request Form.

Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan FAQs:

Q: Who can use the Document Delivery/ILL services?

A: Any affiliated Huntington Hospital physician, nurse or employee in good standing is eligible to use Document Delivery/ILL.

Q: How much does it cost to use the Document Delivery/ILL services?

A:  For Huntington Hospital affiliated physicians, nurses and employees there is no cost to you to have the library order a journal article or book from another library. The library sometimes incurs copyright and service fees from other libraries but this cost is not passed on to our clients.

Q: What types of materials can be ordered via Document Delivery?

A: Almost any type of material (journal article, book or book chapter, audio visual) can be ordered, however, whether or not the library will be able to obtain your requested material depends on it being available from a lending library. Materials that cannot be requested from Document Delivery/ILL include electronic books, whole journal issues and electronic video/audio files.

Q: How can I order an article via Document Delivery?

A: There are three ways to order an article or book:

  1. Use the Document Delivery link from within an OvidSP database
  2. Email the library
  3. Fill out the Order an Article or Book form on the main page of the library’s website

JAMA Journals Now Freely Available

JAMA network journals can now be accessed by anyone from anywhere! All JAMA network journal content published during the past 12 months is now freely available via the JAMA Network Reader ( The JAMA Network Reader can be downloaded to a desktop computer, iOS or Android device (free registration is required.)

What’s more, selected content is freely available on the JAMA website (, for issues older than 12 months. Free content includes all Original Research, Research Letters and Review articles. Sections still requiring a subscription to read include: Editorials, Invited Commentary, Editor’s Note, Editor’s Correspondence and Commentary.

JN Reader features include:

  • An Offline Library (save whole issues to your device/desktop for offline reading)
  • Bookmark individual articles for later reference
  • Email the link for an article to yourself or a colleague
  • Increase/decrease text size for ease of reading
  • Article Features button displays a list of figures, tables and/or supplemental content for each article

The JAMA Network journals include the following titles:

The library will continue its print and online subscription only for JAMA. For more information or questions, contact the library at: x5161 or text us at 626-344-0542.

Keeping Up-to-date with UpToDate: Learn about UTD’s Interactive Calculators

UpToDate includes more than 135 interactive medical calculators that allow you to enter the values in commonly used formulas to obtain numerical data. Explore the Calculator topics by going to the Calculators tab at the top of the screen and clicking on a subject; by searching for the term “calculators” in UpToDate; or by searching a particular topic (see figures below).

Figure 1: Screenshot of calculators tab

Figure 2: Search for “calculators”

Figure 3: Topical search

Included are calculators for the following topics:

  • Cardiology
  • Critical care
  • Emergency medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • General surgery
  • Hematology
  • Hospital medicine
  • ID calculators
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Primary care
  • Pulmonology
  • Rheumatology

Here’s an example from the Nephrology calculators:

Refworks Webinar Schedule – November 2013

For information about webinars for our other databases & resources, visit the Library Calendar on Sharepoint

Beyond Direct Export: Five Other Ways to Import Information to RefWorks (40 minutes)

Direct export is but one method for adding references; In this webinar we will review these other methods, which are: Importing from a text file; searching online catalogs or databases from within RefWorks; using a web browser tool called RefGrab-It to capture references from a web page; importing records from RSS feeds; entering references manually.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
10:00 am

Using RefWorks to Quickly Import Citations and Write a Paper (30 minutes)

In this session, you’ll learn how to directly import citations from two online databases. Then you’ll see how to quickly create a bibliography for a paper two ways: 1) from a list or folder of citations in your RW account and 2) with in-text citations via the one line/cite view method. This session is primarily for undergraduates or beginning RefWorks users.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
11:00 am

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
7:00 am

Gather and Organize your Research Sources in RefWorks—Part 1

After you’ve mastered the fundamentals of RefWorks, you’ll want to learn other features and functions. This 30-minute session will teach you how to use the following tools:

A. Direct Export from database
B. OpenURL
C. Attachments
D. Last Imported folder; Create and add a citation to folder
E. Export from library catalog or Summon Discovery Service
F. RefGrab-It
G. Quick Search

Attendees should first attend one of the following webinars first (or have a basic understanding of RefWorks)

1) RefWorks in 15 Minutes
2) RefWorks Fundamentals
3) Using RefWorks to Quickly Import Citations and Write a Paper

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Gather and Organize your Research Sources in RefWorks – Part 2

In part two of Gather and Organize your research, we’ll teach you how to do or use the following tools:

a. Online catalog search via RefWorks
b. Manual entry
c. RSS feeds
d. Managing Folders
e. Viewing Exact and Close Duplicates, by database or folder
f. Advanced Search

Attendees should first attend one of the following webinars first (or have a basic understanding of RefWorks)

1) RefWorks in 15 Minutes
2) RefWorks Fundamentals
3) Using RefWorks to Quickly Import Citations and Write a Paper

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
7:00 am

The New Write-N-Cite for Windows

This webinar will demonstrate the newly designed Write-N-Cite on the Windows platform, which fully integrates with MicroSoft Word while leveraging the strength of a web-based Cloud service. The new Write-N-Cite will run on Word for Windows 2007 & 2010. You’ll get the same features on either platform, and sharing documents between Mac and Windows computers is as easy as opening a file.

Key improvements of the new Write-N-Cite:
• Auto formatting while you write
• Seamless online/offline access to your references
• Professional citation and bibliography customization tools
• Auto managed footnote styles

Thursday, November 21, 2013
11:00 am

The New Write-N-Cite for the Mac

This webinar will give demonstrate the newly designed Write-N-Cite on the Mac platform. Write-N-Cite fully integrates with MS Word while leveraging the strength of a web-based Cloud service. The new Write-N-Cite will run on Word 2008 & 2011 on the Mac; an operating system of 10.5+ is required. Documents created using the new Write-N-Cite on the Mac maybe also be opened and used on Windows PC computers.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
12:00 pm

RefWorks Collaborative Features
(Note: This webinar requires knowledge of RefWorks basic features.)
Topics covered in this session:
· How to share your folder or database
· Optional features you can enable in your shared folder or database
· How to search, download, print and export citations from a folder
· How to contact the original author of a folder (via e-mail)
· How to post comments to a folder or citation

Thursday, November 14, 2013
11:00 am

From the AAP website: Health Reform Implementation: Resources for Pediatricians

The American Academy of Pediatrics is developing tools for pediatricians to share with parents, such as a checklist of things to keep in mind when selecting a health insurance plan for their children and how to learn about their state’s health insurance marketplace.

They are also collecting feedback from members across the country about how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is taking effect in pediatric practices, states, and communities. To access both the feedback form and the fact sheet and checklist for families visit their website at:

Mobile App Recommendations for Obstetrics & Gynecology

Visit the library’s Mobile Medicine page for more mobile app recommendations!

Find Out More About Literature Searches from the Library

Did you know that a librarian can help you with finding relevant medical literature for your topic of interest? In 2011 & 2012, library staff did over 150 searches for our clients, and, already in 2013 we’ve done over 100 searches! Contact the library (x5161, library (at) or use our Search Request Form to submit a topic for which you would like to request a search.

Mediated Literature/Information Services

2011 average search time 2.1 hours

2012 average search time 2.44 hours


Q: What is a “mediated search”?

A: A mediated search is one done by library staff at the request of a library client.

Q: Who can request a mediated search?

A: Huntington hospital employees, affiliated nurses & physicians, patients and community members can all request a mediated search.

Q: What are some reasons to request a mediated search?

  • The library subscribes to resources not available on the Internet. A search using library’s resources can assist in finding comprehensive and authoritative information quickly.
  • You’ve done your own searching and come up with little or no information. Sometimes it helps to have another person see if they can find something you may have missed.
  • Your patient asks a question that you’d like to follow up on but don’t have time. Ask the library to look for the information and get back to you so that you can follow up.

mobileMicroMedex passwords now available!

Follow these steps to access mobileMicromedex 2.0 on your tablet.

Step 1: Open your browser

Step 2: Go to http://www.micromedexsolutions/micromedex2/librarian

Step 3: Click here to get the authentication information (on-site users only)

The authentication information lasts for the current quarter on your device. At the end of the quarter you will need to obtain a new username and password. The password will change on the first Sunday of the quarter

Quarterly Schedule:





Mobile App Recommendations for Cholesterol

Visit the library’s Mobile Medicine page for more mobile app recommendations!