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Novel Coronavirus Resources

The spread of a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from Wuhan, China is a major global health concern. Recent data shows over 4,000 confirmed cases in China (with 106 deaths). To date, cases have been reported in 18 countries, including five cases in the U.S.[1] Here are some resources that can help you keep track of emerging research  [Read more]

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Brown Skin Matters

It may seem obvious that resources for learning about and diagnosing skin conditions should be inclusive of the variety of skin tones on which those conditions can appear, often with great variation depending on the skin tone. Yet many resources still predominantly use images of conditions on white skin. A recent story on NPR  discussed  [Read more]

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Announcing the New PubMed

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is replacing the current version of the PubMed database with a newly re-designed version. The new version is now live and can be found at https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/. You can still access the “legacy” version of PubMed, but the newer interface will become the default PubMed sometime in spring 2020. Those who  [Read more]

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It’s Health Literacy Month! Is your message getting through?

As Health Literacy Month draws to a close, here are some reminders about the vital importance of health literacy and plain language in communications with, and materials for, patients and research subjects. Health literacy is a growing concern for both providers and researchers. Nearly half of American adults read at between a 7th- and 8th-grade  [Read more]

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#SciComm Seminars return

This fall, our #SciComm Seminars are back with exciting topics to expand your science communication skills in new ways. The series is presented in partnership with the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS). In the 2018-19 series, we learned a lot about topics like communicating genetic results, community partnerships, visual communication, and more. Here  [Read more]

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Fast Facts: PubMed

Have you unleashed the power of PubMed? Here are some tips for getting the most out of your PubMed experience. Cast a wider net with subject headings When you search a topic in PubMed, the database will attempt to seamlessly add Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) in the search to make sure you are finding articles  [Read more]

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New guide compiles resources for DBBS students

The new DBBS Education Resources Guide contains videos, teaching tools and e-resources for computer coding, laboratory techniques and science/grant writing. It is an ongoing work in progress and new resources can be added as they are identified by Becker librarians or DBBS (Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences). When DBBS needed a practical sustainable method  [Read more]

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The Ins and Outs of Finding Conference Abstracts

How many times have you been frustrated by finding the perfect citation in a database on your topic of interest, only to discover it is merely a conference abstract? Conference abstracts are often time-consuming, but they are useful. In order to minimize publication bias, systematic review search results should include conference abstracts. They are also  [Read more]

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Spotlight on Psychiatry and Psychology Resources

Becker Medical Library collects resources for specialties throughout the medical campus. An overview of psychiatry and psychology resources is below. Please note that you need to be on the WUSM internet network or logged-in to your Becker proxy/remote access account to access these resources. Database Resources: PsycInfo: Similar to searching PubMed, but focused on psychiatry  [Read more]

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