July 2007 – Volume 1 – Number 10

A Library for Everyone

M.J. Tooey

I am always amazed when I talk to campus colleagues who think the HS/HSL is only for faculty and students. The Health Sciences and Human Services Library has something for everyone. Sure, the main focus of the library collections and services supports campus education and research initiatives. However, our resources and services are here for everyone. You can get to them in the library, from your desk, and from your home. If you have an ID, look on the back. There you will find a barcode. That barcode plus your last name opens a world of possibilities – many of them free! If you don’t see a barcode, Ask Us!


For example:

University System of Maryland Libraries (USMAI) – Did you know you can borrow a book from any library (16 of them) in the USM and have it delivered here to UMB for pickup? You can do all of the searching and requesting online.

Kinnard Leisure Reading Collection – Need to know who People Magazine?s Sexiest Man of the Year is? Want to read what Oprah is reading? Funded by the former dean of the School of Pharmacy, we have current best sellers and magazines for you to enjoy.

HealthyMe@UMB – In partnership with UMB Human Resources, HS/HS Library staff developed a website linking to quality consumer health information, just for the UMB Community.

Maryland Health → Go Local – This resource connects you to community health resources right where you live. You can get to it either directly or through the library website.

Reference support – The most valuable resource is the expertise of the library staff. They are here to help answer your questions, work with you, and help you become more health literate. Quality information means improved health!

Stop in. Log in. Visit your library.

HS/HSL Renovation Update

After a busy few weeks, the movers have completed their work to bring all the books to Floor 5 and all the bound journals to Floors 3 and 4. The Reference Desk is still temporarily located on Floor 2 near the public computers. Visitors to the library will find the books and journals arranged as follows:

Floor 1: Current journals
Floor 3: Bound journals – A – Hearing
Floor 4: Bound journals – Heart – Z
Floor 5: All books

Minor construction will take place on the 1st floor in July, followed by a peaceful break until the end of September when the next phase of the 1st floor renovation will begin. Check our signs and the digital display for daily updates on construction and noise warnings. Thanks for your cooperation and understanding during these exciting times!

Copyright Myth Debunked

Copyright Myth #5

Using a work for educational purposes falls under fair use and can be copied and/or distributed without obtaining permission.

Fair use is complicated and does not necessarily mean that a work can be freely used in the classroom. Instead, fair use must be determined on a case-by-case basis by weighing the following factors:

  • The purpose and character of the use
  • The nature of the copyrighted work
  • The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole
  • The effect on the potential market for or value of the work.

More complete Fair Use guidelines

If the majority of these factors weigh against using the work, then fair use does not apply. Copying chapters from a textbook and distributing them to the students in your class, for example, would not fall under fair use. This action makes it unnecessary for students to buy the textbook and therefore deprives the author and publisher of earnings in their primary market. For the same reason, downloading a digital copy of a journal article and posting it on your class webpage would not be considered fair use. To get help determining whether the use of a work falls under fair use, visit the University of Minnesota Libraries Fair Use Analysis Tool.

This completes our series on copyright myths. In the past issues of our newsletter, we have included only a few of the common misconceptions regarding copyright. The safest approach is to always research the ownership of information before you use it, cite your resources carefully and remember that most ideas belong to someone. To learn more about copyright, visit the United States Copyright Office website.

This series was written by Julie Nanavati, one of our Liaison and Outreach Services Librarians. Thanks Julie!

CINAHL quick tips

The CINAHL change is upon us. Access to CINAHL, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, will change on July 31, 2007. On that date you will find that the CINAHL search screen has changed.


This is a friendly reminder that in addition to the instruction sessions available, we have created a CINAHL Tips page to help you with this transition.

For more information contact us through Ask Us! (hshsl@umaryland.edu) or call 410.706.7996.

Primal Pictures is here – 1 year pilot begins!

Primal Pictures

Primal Pictures is a dynamic interactive multi-media overview of human anatomy – from head to toe! Each module features 3-D animations showing function, biomechanics, and surgical procedures. Images are derived from real medical scan and dissection data interpreted by a team of staff anatomists, and constructed using advanced imaging by an in-house team of graphics specialists.

Take a guided tour OR use it now

We appreciate hearing your feedback on this new resource. You can contact us via AskUs!

Got Quosa?


Quosa is an information management desktop tool that speeds up full text article retrieval and integrates with Endnote and RefWorks. If anyone on campus is currently using Quosa, please contact M.J. Tooey at the HS/HSL.

Lexis-Nexis Academic is now available


What Is LexisNexis?

LexisNexis is a leader in comprehensive and authoritative legal, news and business information. This database provides access to nearly 5,000 publications and covers news, financial data, and medical and legal information. Included in the legal database are complete laws for all 50 states, the United States, and the European Union, as well as case law for state courts and the federal court system. The news section of the database covers newspapers worldwide as well as national and regional U.S. newspapers. The majority of the publications covered in LexisNexis are available full text.

Free training workshops provided by the HS/HSL liaisons will begin this Fall. If you can?t wait, Lexis Nexis provides online tutorials and training.

CQ Researcher Online

CQ Researcher Online

Thanks to our affiliation with the Thurgood Marshall Law Library we now have access to CQ Researcher Online.

CQ Researcher offers comprehensive, non-biased coverage of today’s most important political and social issues. A single "hot" issue in the news is highlighted in-depth each week. It also provides regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy.

New Electronic Journals Available

We are happy to announce the addition of 65 new titles to our journal collection, available in digital format. These e-journals are among those recommended by faculty in a survey conducted last year. We aim to be responsive to your needs and to bring you the best selection of resources possible.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews – PDF Format Now Available!

Cochrane Database

The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews now includes pdf files in their highly respected evidence based medicine resource.

These very complete and sometimes lengthy reviews can now be viewed in a format that preserves graphs, tables and illustrations, making them even more useful. Take a look ? they’re accessible through the HS/HSL database list under Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews!

More information on the Cochrane Collaboration and a complete explanation of these systematic reviews.

HS/HSL Librarians Reach Out

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A key part of the HS/HSL mission is outreach to our campus, the state and beyond.

Recently, Alexa Mayo, Associate Director for Services, and Teresa Knott, Deputy Director, presented "Developing a Web Site for Faith Communities:  The Parish Nursing Project," at the Health Ministries Association Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas.  The presentation focused on the development of our Parish Nursing website and how an organization could develop a website serving the needs of their community.

Beth Westcott

Beth Wescott, the Network Access Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region, received the President’s Award at the May 2007 meeting of the Medical Library Association in Philadelphia. She was honored for her long-standing work in promoting health literacy by developing and delivering courses from Alaska to Florida.

The librarians at the HS/HSL are always looking for new outreach opportunities and in September we will welcome a full-time Outreach Librarian. Please consider involving an HS/HSL librarian in any of your outreach efforts.

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