Update your bookmark! A new enhanced Ejournals A to Z to replace existing interface this week

ejazlaunchChanges are coming to your Digital Library! The popular Ejournals and Ebooks A to Z interface you use to connect to the Library’s current journal holdings is being replaced with a new version on Tuesday, October 20, 2015. The enhanced Ejournals A to Z will feature quick auto-populating for journal titles and a smoother interface experience.

All Ebooks are now searchable through the Library Catalog. This provides enhanced searching capabilities, more collection options like the Books 24×7 series, quick linking, and individual record information about usage (i.e. single seat, multi-seat, chapter download restrictions placed by publisher/vendor, etc.).

During the Ejournals A to Z transition period, previous bookmarks for Ejournals and Ebooks A to Z may not work anymore. In addition, full-text linking in resources like PubMed, Ovid MEDLINE, and Scopus may be temporarily unavailable. Please report any issues with access or linking promptly through this online form to ensure quick response and resolution with EBSCO, the vendor responsible for this interface transition.

Status updates will be available from the Library’s home page for any issues that may arise during this transition.

Create an AccessMedicine personal account for access to more features

am2AccessMedicine now provides more features for UT Southwestern affiliates when you create a My Access Personal Account. These features include:

  • Gain remote access to AccessMedicine using only your My Access account credentials. No extra log-ins or VPNs required.
  • Access Self-Assessment to create practice tests
  • Use the Cases to evaluate real-world patient scenarios
  • Save and download images
  • Access Custom Curriculum (if it’s being used by your program)

Click on your institution’s name inside the drop-down box in the upper right-hand corner of any page. Once there, click on “Create a Free Personal Account” and fill out the form. It’s that easy to:

Change your browser bookmarks! Full Text Finder replaces Ejournals A to Z in Fall 2015

Changes are coming to your Digital Library! The popular Ejournals and Ebooks A to Z interface you use to connect to the Library’s current journal holdings is being replaced with a new EBSCO platform called Full Text Finder. Beginning Fall 2015, the Digital Library will be transitioning into this new EBSCO platform. Here are a list of things that may be impacted by this transition in the next month:

  • Your Ejournals and Ebooks A to Z browser bookmark may not work anymore.
  • Full text links in resources like PubMed, Ovid MEDLINE, and Scopus may be temporarily suspended.

We will provide more information about this resource with added features as it becomes available. You may need to go directly to the journal’s website when on-campus to access items.

NEJM Archives purchased through consortial partnership with UT System

1053px-NEJM_Logo.svgUT Southwestern Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center now offers online access to the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Archives from 1812 to 1989. The NEJM Archive includes more than 150,000 articles, 8,600 issues, 478,000 pages, 85,316 images, and 610,000 references, so it is certain to include the information you need.

All articles have been scanned at high resolution; the earliest NEJM articles, published between 1812 and 1944, are presented as searchable PDFs. Articles published between 1945 and 1989 are presented just like current content, accompanied by the PDFs. Articles are fully searchable, tabbed for easy access, and available as PDFs or full-text HTML with downloadable graphics.  Where possible, NEJM has also added full issues and cover and advertising sections in order to showcase the print advertisements that were published in the original issue.

The NEJM Archives were purchased through our consortial partnership with the University of Texas System using Academic Library Collection Enhancement Program (ALCEP) funds allocated by the UT System Board of Regents for one-time collection purchases.

Print or cite from the Library catalog's "cart"

Use the “Add to Cart” feature in the Library catalog to print or export a list of items to use in a citation manager, such as EndNote or Zotero. Here’s how:

  1. After searching for ebooks or other resources in the catalog, click the checkbox next to an item to add it to your cart.

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  1. To view items in the cart, click in the cart icon area in the upper left corner of the window.

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  1. Don’t want everything in your cart? Select only the items you want to print or transfer as citations.

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  1. To transfer citations, choose “Download” and choose the format desired. Depending upon your computer settings or citation manager, the file will be either downloaded as a “cart.ris” file or opened within a citation manager. For EndNote users, choose the RIS format.

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  1. Once they are transferred into the citation manager, they can be saved to particular reference groups, customized, used with Word documents, and more.

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Important reminder for UT Southwestern Residents: Change UTSW password or perish

Security-webUT Southwestern passwords automatically expire once a year (usually around your start date anniversary), and reminders about the password expiration are sent to your UT Southwestern email address to prompt you to change it. However, some UT Southwestern affiliates (e.g., residents/clinical trainees who are located at Children’s Health or Parkland Health and Hospital System) do not actively use their UT Southwestern-issued email account and might not receive these notifications.

If a UT Southwestern email password is not changed annually, the account will automatically be flagged as “inactive”, and UT Southwestern Information Resources (IR) will cancel the account for security reasons, which also means access to your Library’s resources will be suspended. The process of restoring access to a cancelled account is lengthy and requires the intervention of your department staff. Access to Library resources will be available only after the request to reactivate the account has been made by your department and processed by Information Resources.

But, if you reset your password now, this hassle can be avoided! Detailed steps are provided below.

HOW TO RESET YOUR PASSWORD NOW

  • Using a UTSW workstation or VPN (i.e., Junos Pulse), go to the UTSW Self-Service Password Registration page.
  • Type in your UT Southwestern Username and password. Then, input and confirm your new password.
  • If you have forgotten your password, leave it blank.
    • If you had previously set up recovery questions, you will be asked those questions in order to reset your password.
    • If you had never set up recovery questions, you will need to call the IR Help Desk at 214-648-7600 to reset your password.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU STILL CAN’T LOGIN TO EZPROXY NOW

To get started, please read the following statements:

  • I never use my UTSW email address account.
  • I haven’t changed my UTSW password since it was issued to me at orientation.

If either or both statements are “TRUE”, then you account has most likely been deactivated. Contact your UT Southwestern departmental administrator and ask them to initiate a new IAR form for your cancelled account. You will need to wait for IR approval before your account will be reactivated.

If either or both statements are “FALSE” and you have recently reset your password, or you continue to have problems, please email LibWebmaster@utsouthwestern.edu.

Thousands of training and development books now available through Library Catalog

Books24x7Finding campus training and development resources just got easier! With a click and a campus log-in, you can now access thousands of current training books and modules currently housed in the Academy of Career Enhancement‘s Books 24×7 collection through the Library Catalog.

The Library and Learning Center’s Digital Collections unit has just completed a successful collaborative project with the Office of Human Resources adding more than 21,000 ebook titles and resources. You can continue to utilize ACE’s Professional Development tracking components.

 

Experiencing “Infinite Proxy Loop” errors? Find out how to fix it!

Sick of getting the “Infinite Proxy Loop” error when searching Ejournals A-Z ?

Most users experience this problem when they are either logging into the MyUTSW site from an off-campus location or trying to reach the Ejournals A-Z site through MyUTSW web pages or using the same browser as MyUTSW. The error occurs because there is a conflict between the MyUTSW and EZproxy authentication processes.

To solve this issue, you have two options:

  1. Open another browser to go to the Ejournals A-Z page. You’ll be asked to authenticate in the new browser using EZproxy, and your MyUTSW session remains open in the other browser.
  2. Log out of MyUTSW first, then go to the Ejournals A-Z page and authenticate using EZproxy. This option is necessary if you only have one browser on your computer.

If you tried both of these options and neither worked, there might be another problem. Contact Heather Perkins by email or 214-648-2006 for further assistance.

Library website maintenance scheduled on Friday, 5/1/2015, 2-4 p.m.

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The Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center website will be temporarily redirected to the limited function back-up site this Friday, May 1, 2015, from 2 to 4 p.m. while we upgrade our database server. Access to ejournals and ebook holdings — with links to ensure off-campus availability — will be provided on the back-up site.

Please contact LibWebmaster@utsouthwestern.edu for any questions or concerns during this transition.

Subscribing to our journal success: top journal list mirrors Library subscriptions

scivalatozThe SciVal Experts system maintains a list of the top 100 journals that contain publications produced by UT Southwestern authors. The list is compiled using data from the Scopus database, and a link to it has been added to the Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center’s Top Ejournals page, which includes the 25 most-used electronic journals at UT Southwestern.

After carefully reviewing both lists of top ejournals, Library staff have determined that the 17 of our most-used titles appear on SciVal’s list. These titles are:

  • Blood
  • Cell
  • Journal of Biological Chemistry
  • Journal of Cell Biology
  • Journal of Clinical Investigation
  • Journal of Clinical Oncology
  • Journal of Immunology
  • Journal of Neuroscience
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Molecular Cell
  • Nature
  • Neuron
  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • Oncogene
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Science

The Library is proud that our collection supports the mission of our campus through providing high impact journals in which our faculty actively publish.