May 2012 Vol. 13, No. 4
What does stress have to do with CV disease?
So my finals are nearing and the pressure to do well is gaining momentum. The usual scenario is late night cramming, last minute study groups with classmates, and—oh, yes—stress.
Stress can be a motivator, but at times it gets overwhelming. I usually take a break by watching a new viral YouTube video, listening to my favorite artists performing, or sometimes even practicing a couple of chords on my guitar. We all need ways of managing stressful situations; it matters to our hearts. Learn more in the new book, Stress and Cardiovascular Disease, now at the library.
Our new batch of books also includes updated textbooks from Topol, Cohn and Perloff, books on cardiovascular physiology, electrophysiology, and surgery, just to mention a few. Come to the library and browse the latest acquisitions (or take a look online). By the way, what's your favorite stress reliever? — Christina
Help us give new lives to old books
Every time we buy new books for the library, we retire a few older editions. It's like my book shelves at home. There's only so much space, especially since I move pretty often, so a new batch of books coming in means an old batch gets donated or sold.
To retire books, we use a company that resells them and donates some of the proceeds to literacy causes or recycles the paper. Nothing ends up in the trash. If you have medical books that you no longer need, and don't already have a favorite charity or medical student to give them to, contact us and we can help you "re-home" them. Sometimes we keep donated items to enhance our collection; otherwise we hand the book off to our recycler. Working together, we can all de-clutter our shelves. — Gregg
Play in the "X" games with EndNote
We have just upgraded our copies of EndNote to version X5. Are you writing papers, keeping a list of papers you've read and made notes on, or maintaining a bibliography for a CV? EndNote simplifies these and many other bibliographic management tasks.
EndNote X5 is available on 4 computers in the Learning Resource Center, and we have staff here to help you learn how to use it. Our EndNote class at the end of July will be updated for X5. You can also access the EndNote tutorial. — Sonya
PubMed's new features make our searches easier
PubMed got an upgrade on May 10th! The Limits page has been replaced with a user-friendly filters sidebar that is visible to the left on any results page. For more on the new sidebar, read the technical bulletin, or watch the tutorial on the NCBI YouTube channel.
PubMed has also added author disambiguation. When you click on an author's name in the citation, it will perform a search that is sorted by an algorithm to detect similarities in co-authors and topics. Have you ever tried to wade through all the JM Wilsons? Read more about this exciting new feature in this technical bulletin.
Sonya Fogg, Manager
Gregg Doty, Library Assistant ♦ Christina Senny, Student Worker
Dr. Patrick J. Hogan, Director
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Reference the previous issue of L&LRC E-news here.