Category Archives: Wilmer News

LabArchives Education Bootcamp and Virtual User Group Event: June 22 – June 25

Hear directly from instructors that are using LabArchives in their courses and then join them throughout the week for sessions tailored to help you prepare to use LabArchives in your Fall courses.

LabArchives will host a week of Bootcamp training beginning on Tuesday, June 22 to help faculty get ready for their Fall courses. Join them to learn how the LabArchives Education Edition can help you and your peers to easily manage student lab work and course content – whether your courses are online, in-person, or hybrid.

Part of the series of events will be a Virtual User Group in which you will have a chance to interact with current users of the Education Edition. An international panel of three speakers will share their experience using LabArchives in their courses.

Register

New Statistics Tool: SAS Joins the Jefferson Libraries Collection

Jefferson Libraries added SAS (Statistical Analysis System) to our software collection. SAS, a powerful statistical software, is used for data analysis and visualization. SAS helps with data management, writing reports and graphics, operations research, and project management.

SAS also provides solutions in IT management, human resource management, financial management, business intelligence, and customer relationship management.

SAS is available to all Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health employees, faculty, staff, and students for Jefferson-related projects.

DOWNLOAD
Log in at https://library.jefferson.edu/tech/sas/ with your Campus Key for a download link and instructions.

RESOURCES
Check out these eBooks to learn more about using SAS:

Gutman SAS Resources
Scott SAS Resources

HELP
For installation support, visit our SAS page.

The Division of Biostatistics offers consultation on study design and data analysis. (NOTE: they do not provide technical support for the software.)

Need time to focus on YOU? Join our summer writing retreats for devoted writing time

Join experts in the Office for Professional Writing, Publishing, and Communication at our monthly half-day writing retreats this summer. You’ll get quiet time to write and the opportunity to meet individually with a writing consultant and librarian. Whether you need motivation getting started on a manuscript, guidance on structure and flow, or feedback on a finished draft, our writing and publishing experts are happy to offer advice on your work.

Friday, July 16
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
REGISTER

Friday, August 20
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
REGISTER

If you can’t join us for a writing retreat, sign up for a one-on-one consultation with our writing and publishing experts. Email Jennifer Wilson to schedule a consultation.

LabArchives New Rich Text Editor: Coming Week of May 24

LabArchives will roll out a new Rich Text Editor the week of May 24. This is part of an ongoing project to make all aspects of the app responsive across all devices.

Some important points regarding the new Rich Text Editor:

  • It will not change the formatting of existing Rich Text entries.
  • Existing Rich Text entries can be edited using the old editor or the new editor, but once users switch to the new editor, they cannot switch back to using the old editor.
  • New entries will use the new editor only.
  • Notebook owners can use the Notebook Settings page to set the default font family, font size and line spacing for the new Rich Text editor.

For more information on the new editor, see the Knowledgebase article detailing its features.

New to LabArchives? Sign up for weekly trainings.

Introducing OA Works, dedicated to Open Access & Equity

OA Works is a newly rebranded nonprofit company that builds free, open-source tools to make the process of finding and providing open access to research available for all. They have been an important player in the Open Access community since 2013, when the company’s founders launched their OA Button, a browser extension that makes finding open access versions of articles easy. One of their newer tools, Share Your Paper, helps authors find out if and how they can legally share their manuscripts openly with the world. 

Organizations like OA Works are important to the growth of Open Access. They provide front-line access tools for researchers, especially those not already associated with a large research university. These tools help keep the OA movement equitable. The vision statement of OA Works focuses on creating resources that can help marginalized students and researchers.

For Thomas Jefferson University students, staff, and faculty, these tools can be useful complements to those available from the Gutman and Scott libraries. For Abington-Jefferson Health users, these tools can be useful complements to those available from the Wilmer Memorial Library. For example, the finding full text guide includes the OA button and other browser extensions on its “tools” page. The Jefferson Digital Commons institutional repository allows scholars to share work created while affiliated with Jefferson openly with the world.

To learn more, please visit the library’s open access publishing guide.

Evidence Synthesis with GRADE and GRADE-CERQual: New Videos

Quantitative Studies: GRADE

GRADE (Grades of Recommendation, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation) is considered an important tool for guiding evidence synthesis in clinical practice guidelines and systematic review development based upon the certainty of evidence. Five specific domains are incorporated in the GRADE approach: Risk of Bias, Publication Bias, Imprecision, Inconsistency, Indirectness.

Published systematic reviews generally present Summary of Findings Tables structured to reflect outcomes across studies via four levels of evidence: High, Moderate, Low, Very Low.

Qualitative Studies: GRADE-CERQual

GRADE-CERQual: represents a framework for assessing Confidence in the Evidence from Reviews of Qualitative Research. Four components contribute to this synthesis: Methodological Limitations, Coherence, Adequacy of Data, Relevance of Data.

The framework’s four levels of grading are High Confidence, Moderate Confidence, Low Confidence, Very Low Confidence.

Recently posted videos provide excellent guidance for each framework:

GRADE:

GRADE-CERQual:

Please visit the Scott Memorial Library’s Systematic Reviews Guide for additional Evidence Synthesis resources & details.

Questions? Contact askalibrarian (Scott/Center City), AskGutman (Gutman/East Falls), or Wilmerlibrary (Wilmer/Abington).

ONE BOOK, ONE PHILADELPHIA: Join the university’s discussion of The Tradition on April 16

On Friday, April 16, join fellow Jeffersonians as the university participates in One Book, One Philadelphia. The city-wide event, organized by the Free Library of Philadelphia, encourages people to read and discuss The Tradition by Jericho Brown. Learn more and register for the university’s event: jefferson.libguides.com/onebookonephiladelphia

One Book, One Philadelphia Discussion
Friday, April 16, 12-1 pm
Register: https://library.jefferson.edu/ql/obop/

Open to all, this virtual conversation will be facilitated by Dr. Jaymie Orphanidys, Director, Diversity Equity Inclusion Education, in the Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement. We will discuss topics covered in The Tradition, a Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of poems that explores racialized violence and the history of oppression in America while celebrating Black and queer experiences.

The event will be introvert-friendly, giving attendees the freedom to participate in the discussion however they wish (video on/off, speaking/using chat to comment, silently participating).

Once you register, visit this website to get your copy of The Tradition and learn more about the book and the city-wide One Book, One Philadelphia initiative.

Jefferson Login & ID confirmation screen getting a refresh

This news is shared on behalf of IS&T

The Jefferson login screen will get a new look on Monday, March 15, after 8 p.m. The refresh will not require any action by you, and will not change the function. You will still enter your username and password to access any of about 50 corporate applications.

The screen modification will align more closely with the look of other Jefferson applications. This message is for informational purposes. Email the Identity Management team if you have any questions or concerns.

Give ClinicalTrials.gov feedback on their Modernization Plan

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently launched an effort to modernize ClinicalTrials.gov. This project aims to “deliver an improved user experience” by updating both the public-facing website to make it easier for users to retrieve data and make changes to the protocols and systems used by those who submit information to the database. 

Whether you interact with ClinicalTrials.gov as a clinical researcher providing information on your study, a systematic reviewer searching for unpublished studies, or a clinician or patient looking for relevant trials, you have the opportunity to add your voice to their modernization process. To register your willingness to provide feedback to the NIH, fill out this form. Indicate the aspects of the resource that you wish to discuss and the length of time you can and willing to speak with the NIH about this resource.

The NIH’s five-year modernization process for ClinicalTrials.gov began in 2019 when the NLM Board of Regents established a Public Service Working Group to solicit and analyze feedback to implement resource changes. The working group began their process by putting out a broad public request for information, the results of which were provided to the public in an open meeting held during the Spring of 2020. Additional information gathering is currently being conducted as the working group decides what changes will be implemented. 

More details about their process can be found on the ClinicalTrials.gov website by going to the modernization page.

New Resource: DynaMed at Abington, Replacing UpToDate June 30, 2021

DynaMed is a clinical decision support tool that combines the highest quality evidence-based information, expert guidance, and a user-friendly, personalized experience to deliver accurate answers fast at the point of care.

DynaMed is now available on:

UpToDate will be available until June 30, 2021, on Wilmer Library and The Bing for Abington-Jefferson Health users.  It will not be accessible via EPIC.

Resource

DynaMed LibGuide

The one-stop resource for training videos from Ebsco, CME download instructions from UpToDate, Personal account setup information, and more.  Please bookmark and refer to it as needed.

Features of DynaMed

  • Covers 36 specialties.
  • Includes summary-level drug information powered by IBM Micromedex.
  • Includes calculators, clinical criteria, and decision trees organized by specialty.
  • Create your personal account to follow topics, access the mobile app, and track CME.
  • Creating a Personal User Account – Tutorial
  • Track and claim CME/CE/CPD when logged into your personal account
  • Claiming CME Credits and Hours – Tutorial
  • Install mobile apps for iOS or Android on up to three devices with storage options to balance offline access with file size. Log in with your personal account.
  • Mobile app tutorial
  • Follow topics when signed into your personal account to receive either all or just practice-changing updates by email or within the app.
  • Following Topics in DynaMed – Tutorial

For questions about how to access and use DynaMed, contact:    

Travis Nace, MSLIS
Librarian
Wilmer Memorial Medical Library
Abington – Jefferson Health
travis.nace@jefferson.edu
215-481-2096

DynaMed to Replace UpToDate: Trainings, Videos, FAQ

DynaMed replaced UpToDate as Jefferson’s clinical decision support tool on Monday, February 1. DynaMed combines the highest quality evidence-based information, expert guidance, and a user-friendly, personalized experience to deliver accurate answers fast at the point of care. Check out our helpful DynaMed guide for more information.

If you were tracking CME with UpToDate, you may continue to process previously earned credit by logging in directly to your account. Download this PDF for instructions. Contact UpToDate customer service for assistance.

Editor-to-Clinician Session: Wednesday, February 10
Stop by (on Zoom) to hear from DynaMed editors as they discuss the topic of Disseminated Intervascular Coagulation (DIC). The session begins at 12 p.m. Learn more by downloading our flyer and RSVP here.

Features of DynaMed

  • Covers 36 specialties.
  • Includes summary-level drug information powered by IBM Micromedex.
  • Includes calculators, clinical criteria, and decision trees organized by specialty.
  • Create your personal account to follow topics, access the mobile app, and track CME.
    Creating a Personal User Account – Tutorial
  • Track and claim CME/CE/CPD when logged into your personal account
    Claiming CME Credits and Hours – Tutorial
  • Install mobile apps for iOS or Android on up to three devices with storage options to balance offline access with file size. Log in with your personal account.
    Mobile app tutorial
  • Follow topics when signed into your personal account to receive either all or just practice-changing updates by email or within the app.
    Following Topics in DynaMed – Tutorial

DynaMed On-Demand Trainings

Watch a brief tutorial video, a recent webinar, or a case challenge:

Check out our DynaMed guide for more information and videos.

Questions? Contact AskALibrarian.

NCBI Account Changes: Action to Take

Do you use the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) website to manage your PubMed MyNCBI collections, saved searches, email alerts, MyBibliography, or SciENcv profiles?  You may need to make a small change to your account to ensure that you can continue to login after June 1, 2021.

To increase security, NCBI will be getting rid of their native usernames and passwords in favor of federated account credentials. The preferred option for NIH-funded researchers is the eRA Commons account. For others, options include your Jefferson campus key, Google, or ORCID.

To get a head start on this transition, we recommend that you take a moment to link one of the accounts mentioned above. Doing so will ensure that you will be able to access your NCBI account after June 1. 

The process of linking accounts is simple:

1) Go to https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/account/ and log in using your existing NCBI username and password.

2) Click on your username in the top bar to load your NCBI Account Settings. 

3) Click the “Change” button under “Linked Accounts.” (see image below)

4) Search for the name of your preferred partner organization and then log into that account. (see image below)

If you need further assistance, contact the library by emailing AskaLibrarian@jefferson.edu or writing to the NCBI help desk info@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.

PubMed Clinical Queries: A new look and new filters to find COVID-19 articles!

Clinical Queries helps sift the clinical studies out of the plethora of scholarly literature in PubMed. And now it has an updated look!

Have you ever tried to find a clinical study in PubMed and been overwhelmed by all the results? Maybe you were seeing a lot of animal studies? Or too many review articles and topic summaries? PubMed Clinical Queries will get you straight to the clinical research. After typing your topic into the search box, choose from one of five clinical study categories: Therapy, Clinical Prediction Guides, Diagnosis, Etiology, and Prognosis. Each option gets at a different aspect of your clinical topic.

With this update, NLM has also added a new option for finding COVID-19 articles in eight categories including Transmission, Mechanism, Treatment, Prevention, etc. If you are looking for COVID-19 research, this is a great place to start! (See our COVID-19 guide for other COVID scholarly literature collections)

For more information, see the update in the NLM Technical Bulletin.

If you have used the Clinical Queries tool to look up Systematic Reviews in the past, you can now find the Systematic Reviews under Article Types in the PubMed results Filters. Find the list of Medical Genetics filters in the PubMed Users Guide.

Here is a step-by-step visual of how to use the new PubMed Clinical Queries:

New Resource: Check Out NCBI Datasets (Beta)

If you spend time finding, building, and sharing genomic datasets, the National Library of Medicine just saved you a ton of time!

Check out NCBI Datasets, an experimental resource that helps you to easily download eukaryotic genome sequence and annotation data. Browse by categories, build custom data tables, and even download coronavirus datasets. Datasets can be easily downloaded and shared.

This initial release allows users to retrieve genome sequence and annotation data by taxonomic name (common and scientific), taxonomy ID or assembly accession. They plan to expand NCBI Datasets include additional assemblies and other genome datasets, including alternate loci and genomic patch sequence for the Genome Reference Consortium assemblies.

For more information and instructions to use the website and share datasets, visit the NCBI Insights blog.