New Streaming Audio Available in Online Classical Music Library

Great news for classical music lovers!  Alexander Street Press has just added 1,409 new albums (over 35,000 tracks) to its Classical Music Library, an online database of streaming audio.  The new release contains content from EMI Classics, Angel Records, Capitol Catalog, and more.  Check out the list of new tracks – there’s something for everyone.

The Classical Music Library also has free biweekly downloads.   You can sign up for alerts when new tracks are made available and follow news and announcements on Alexander Street Press’ music blog.  Happy listening!


Best Practice Replaces BMJ PointofCare

The Kellogg Library’s subscription to BMJ PointofCare will end on December 31, 2011. In its place we offer the North American edition of this product called Best Practice.  Also produced by the BMJ Publishing Group, Best Practice offers evidence-based information on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention for use at the point of care.

Best Practice can be found on the Libraries’ website, or you can connect to Best Practice now!

Procedures Consult Acquired

Unlimited access to Procedures Consult is available on-and-off campus. This database offers videos and information on many procedures in the following specialties: Anesthesiology, Emergency medicine, Family medicine, General surgery, Internal medicine and Orthopaedics. It has high quality video, text and illustrations for top medical procedures, highlights patient safety guidelines and includes indications, contraindications, anatomy, equipment and provides pre-, during, and post-procedure information.

You can access this new product from our website, or connect directly now.

Important Notice for MDConsult Users

The Dal Libraries has moved to an unlimited access site license for MDConsult which means users will no longer be locked out. One consequence of this change is a new URL. Please update your bookmarks using the URL below, or access this product through the Dal Libraries website.

Links to individual MDConsult titles are having to be changed in Novanet. The URL above, however,  will provide access to the full collection.



ASM Medical Materials Database Acquired

The Kellogg Library has acquired the ASM Medical Materials Database.

The ASM Medical Materials Database is the only comprehensive, peer-reviewed database providing a single source for materials data to support medical device design. The database features both materials properties and biological response data for medical device designers. It offers an authoritative set of mechanical, physical, biological response, and drug compatibility properties for the materials and coatings used in Cardiovascular and Orthopaedic medical devices.

You can access this database through our databases search on our website or link directly now.


Trial Access to GreenR

Dalhousie Libraries are offering a one-month trial of GreenR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources), a database which provides information on the physical, economic, and social aspects of environmental and sustainability issues.

GreenR includes references to journal articles, encyclopedia entries, book reviews, news stories, case studies, statistics, reports and podcasts. The interactive database also features a number of video interviews (known as the Green Interviews) with prominent environmentalists and researchers.

The trial lasts until December 9th, so please check it out now!

Attention PubMed Users!

Are you a member of the Dalhousie community with a Dal NetID? Have you had trouble connecting to the thousands of ejournals licensed by Dalhousie Libraries via PubMed? If so, you should be using the Dal Libraries customized version of PubMed instead of the free, generic version of this database.

The Getit@Dal button  in PubMed connects you directly with the full text of articles, but to see it you must use the Dal Libraries customized version of PubMed available from the Libraries’ webpages. This button (found at the abstract level of citations) will link you to the full text of any article available electronically. If the electronic full text is not available, you’ll be given the option of checking our online catalogue to see if the article is in our print collection. If it’s not there either, you can order it using our free document delivery service.

To learn more, view our short online tutorial on using “Getit@Dal” or contact a librarian at the  Kellogg Health Sciences Library.

Free Trial – AnatomyTV’s 3D Real Time Body

 Connect now for a free trial to AnatomyTV’s 3D Real Time Body. Available until Nov. 16, 2011

Did you know?  Dalhousie University currently has Free Trial access to AnatomyTV’s  3D Real Time Body through November 16th!

Log in today!

3D Real-Time Body:With Intuitive user driven functionality, you can view clear, detailed and accurate 3D real-time modeling of human anatomy regionally. Create your own views to save as bookmarks or label, annotate, and export your own bespoke images.

  • Fully interact with models. Rotate the 3D models in any direction using your mouse, zoom in or out and use intuitive functions to add or remove bones, arteries, veins, nerves, muscles, organs, skin etc. View any structure in isolation.
  • Found a view you want to use again? Simply save the view as a bookmark so you can come back to it anytime.
  • Create your own image library. Use the advanced functionality to create the perfect view, add appropriate labels for one or multiple structures, then use edit functions to save the image for use in presentations or patient education.
  • Highlight and label any structure, and even view through x-ray.
  • Export images with personalized labels in whichever language you choose.

The First World War: Personal Experiences

The Dalhousie Libraries are offering free trial access to this primary source database until November 11, 2011.

This digital resource brings to life the reality of the First World War for the men and women who experienced it firsthand.

Containing digital images of a wide range of original documents, including diaries, letters, personal narratives, trench journals, scrapbooks, objects, and a wealth of visual sources, this resource provides a rich seam of information on personal experiences of war. It is designed for both teaching and study, from undergraduate to research students and beyond.

Supplementing the primary sources is a wealth of secondary resources including interactive maps, 360° panoramas and walk-throughs of the Sanctuary Wood Trench System, the Memory Wall, In Their Own Words feature, scholarly essays, a slideshow gallery, chronology and glossaries.

This database is available on campus only. Explore it now, and let us know what you think!