Databases Access Down – Use One Search and the Library Catalog for Access to Full Text Journals

 

 

 

 

Database access through the HS/HSL website is currently down.  Library IT have been notified and are working to resolve the issue.  You can still search databases, including MedLine and CINAHL, through the OneSearch box on the HS/HSL website.

An alternate way to access journals, is to use the Library’s catalog.  Follow these steps:

  1. From the Library’s homepage, click on Library Catalog under “Popular Links”
  2. On the second bar from the top, click on “Journals”

 

3. Search for your journal
4. Click on “Find It” and select the link for full-text (or “Order” if it is a journal we do not subscribe to).

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Communicating With Patients – Free Workshop, Feb. 12th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you aware of your patients’ ability to understand and act on the information you give them? There is evidence that health care providers overestimate what patients are able to understand. Low health literacy is associated with higher mortality, higher rates of hospitalization and readmission, and poor self-management skills for chronic disease. This workshop covers the basics of health literacy, provides a hands-on opportunity to put difficult medical jargon into plain language, and introduces tools that will assist you in creating easy-to-read materials.

To attend, please register here (or drop in).
February 12, 2018
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
HS/HSL, Room LL03

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RefWorks and Pivot Database Down for Maintenance, Jan. 27, 10PM – Jan. 28, 6AM

 

 

 

 

Due to scheduled product maintenance by the product vendor ProQuest, the RefWorks citation manager and Pivot database will not be available from 10:00pm, Saturday, January 27th to 6:00am, Sunday, January 28th.

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Access to A-Z List of Journals and E-books Restored

Library IT issues have been resolved and you can now access our electronic journals and e-books.

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HS/HSL Maker Expo

HS/HSL Maker Expo, March 6, 2018, register for free today!

HS/HSL Maker Expo
Wednesday, March 6, 2018
10am – 3pm

SMC Campus Center, Elm Ballrooms
Free, lunch provided

Calling all UMB makers, innovators, and entrepreneurs!

We’re pleased to announce the HS/HSL Maker Expo – a health sciences networking and showcase event to be held at the SMC Campus Center on March 6, 2018.

The HS/HSL Maker Expo includes:

  • guest speakers
  • hands-on demonstrations of interesting tech like bio printers, virtual reality molecular visualizations, medical imaging software, and augmented and virtual reality headsets
  • networking opportunities
  • boxed lunch
  • and more!

Meet and learn from academic and industry experts pushing the boundaries of health care with emerging technologies.

Network with other faculty, staff, and students who are incorporating 3D printing and modeling, virtual reality, arduinos and drones, and other new tools into their work and personal lives.

Attend the free workshop after the Expo to learn about making 3D printable molecular models using open source tools (seating is limited).

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required, space is limited.

See our website for more information on speakers, exhibitors, registration and more, http://expo.hshsl.umaryland.edu.

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A-Z List of Journals and E-books Are Down – Please Use Library Catalog to Access Electronic Resources

Library IT are working on the issue with the vendor of these products.  To access journals, you can use the Library’s catalog.  Follow these steps:

  1. From the Library’s homepage, click on Library Catalog under “Popular Links”
  2. On the second bar from the top, click on “Journals”

 

3. Search for your journal
4. Click on “Find It” and select the link for full-text (or “Order” if it is a journal we do not subscribe to).

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Get To Know 4D Printing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image credit: Self-folding strand into 3D cube. Self-Assembly Lab.
Available at: http://www.selfassemblylab.net/4DPrinting.php.

Article by Tony Nguyen, MLIS, AHIP, Technology & Communications Coordinator, NNLM, SEA Regional Medical Library.  Published in the January 16, 2018 edition of MLA News.

Libraries with makerspaces are aware of 3D printers. These specialized printers can turn digital blueprints into a physical object. Complex 3D printed objects may be in pieces that require time to assemble into the final product. 4D printing relies on much of the same technology. However, 4D printers rely on special material and digital designs that allow the 3D printed objects to reshape themselves or self-assemble over time, post production.

Skylar Tibbits, codirector of the Self-Assembly Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is often attributed with coining the term “4D Printing,” as he introduced the concept in a 2013 TED Talk. “Normally, we print things and we think they’re done,” Tibbits says. “That’s the final output and then we assemble them. But we want them to be able to transform and change shape over time; and we want them to assemble themselves” [1].

With the idea of having the printed objects assemble themselves, Tibbits managed to program the printer with a precise geometric code based on the object’s angles, dimensions, and measurements that dictate how it should change shape when confronted with outside forces. The outside force like water, movement, or temperature, for example, can act as trigger that starts the object’s transformation to begin its program and execute its change of shape.

Potential uses for 4D printing are enticing to many researchers. For city infrastructures, 4D printed water pipes could expand and contract due to changes in season. Additionally, 4D printed items could be used to repair items in space, or shoes could change tread based on changes in weather or in surfaces, such as whether the person is running on pavement versus grass.

Currently, 4D printing is still in research and development as it is a collaborative design concept by industry leaders and research facilities: Self-Assembly LabStratasys, and Autodesk. However, more labs and facilities are prototyping 4D printing to consider its uses. Printing an item in 4D is not yet available in consumer markets, but it is certainly an emerging technology to follow. Over the next several years, 4D printing may become available in library makerspaces as it becomes more readily available.

To learn more about 4D printing, check out a few selected resources:

  • Lee J, Kim H, Choi J, Lee I. A review on 3D printed smart devices for 4D printing. Int J Precis Eng Manuf-Green Technol. 2017 Jul;4(3):373–83.
  • Momeni F, Mehdi MS, Hassani N, Liu X, Ni J. A review of 4D printing. Mater Des. 2017 May 15;122:42–79.
  • Saunders S. 4D printing technique could be used to develop 3d printed human organs for transplant patients [Internet]. 3DPrint.com [cited 8 Jan 2018]. <https://3dprint.com/196141/4d-printing-human-organs/>.
  • Young M. 4D printing – all you need to know [Internet]. All3DP; 22 Nov 2017 [cited 8 Jan 2018]. <https://all3dp.com/1/4d-printing/>.

Reference

  1. Rieland R. Forget the 3D printer: 4D printing could change everything [Internet]. Smithonian.com; 16 May 2014 [cited 8 Jan 2018]. <http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/Objects-That-Change-Shape-On-Their-Own-180951449/>.
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Database Access Restored

Database access through the HS/HSL’s homepage has been restored.

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Database Access Down

 

 

 

 

Database access through the HS/HSL website is currently down.  Library IT have been notified and are working to resolve the issue.  You can still search databases, including MedLine and CINAHL, through the OneSearch box on the HS/HSL website.

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Meet the Makers: Drs. Karen Gordes & Sandra McCombe-Waller

Building Collaborations Between Information Technology Students and Physical Therapy Students
Dr. Karen Gordes, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Dr. Sandra McCombe-Waller, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 12pm to 12:45pm
Health Sciences and Human Services Library, Gladhill Boardroom

Join us for our Meet the Makers emerging technology speaker series hosted by the HS/HSL Innovation Space.

Drs. Karen Gordes and Sandra McCombe-Waller will discuss their NSF-grant funded collaboration with UMBC Department of Information Systems to create custom assistive devices for physical therapy and rehabilitation patients.

Karen Gordes, PT, DScPT, PhD

Sandra McCombe-Waller, PT, PhD

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