Monday, June 06, 2011

PubMed Medline (with full-text links)

PubMed Medline (with full-text links)

Provides free access to over 11 million citations from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources. If the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) Library has a subscription to the full-text site, logged in users will be able to view the full-text. To view the citations with UHM links, change the "Display" drop-down menu to "Abstract".

Have an incomplete citation? Try using Single Citation Matcher to find your article.

Friday, June 03, 2011


A collection of key medical & nursing textbooks that are available full-text online, including Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, and Hurst's The Heart.

Check out the handy guide- How to Use STAT!Ref , located on the left side.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Cancer Information Resources

Cancer Information Resources

Take a look at the library's subject guide to cancer resources.
There are national resources as well as local resources.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Library Closed Friday June 10, 2011 for King Kamehameha Day

The Health Sciences Library, along with the Medical Education Building, will be closed for King Kamehameha Day, Friday, June 10th. The Library will resume normal hours on Saturday, June 11, 2011.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Cultural Resources for Health Professionals

Check out our new subject guide Cultural Resources for Health Professionals

It covers a wide range of topics such as Cultural Competency and Health Literacy resources to an online Marshallese Phrasebook. There is a very helpful section on books in the Health Sciences Library with chapters on ethnic groups which can save valuable time.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Access FirstConsult Point-of-Care app

Point-of-Care app for your clerkships...unfortunately only for iPhones or iPads. Access FirstConsult.

You can use the same account you set up for mobile access. You need to go to our MDConsult subscription and authenticate there and set up an individual account. It pretty much happens instantaneously...but you need to from a regular computer...(actually the iPad has a big enough screen so it can probably be done from there as well.

1. Set up your personal account with MDConsult if you don't already have that. Access the MDConsult link from the library's home page:

2. Click on upper right hand corner to set up your personal account.

3. Download the App and then login using your personal account

Please let us know if you have questions.-- OR 692-0810

NOTE: those of you with Androids...can still create an account and access their mobile site...

Friday, May 13, 2011

Subject guide for mobile medical apps

Check out the new subject guide for mobile medical apps.
3-D Brain, 5 Minute Clinical Consult, Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy and much more.

Friday, May 06, 2011

Imi Hoola Library Resources

Check out the Imi Hoola Library Resources Subject Guide.

It provides helpful tips on getting started, finding journal articles and disease overview databases, among other things.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Library is an electronic publication designed to supply high quality evidence to inform people providing and receiving care, and those responsible for research, teaching, funding and administration at all levels.

With a section on highlighted new and updated Cochrane reviews.

For UHM users only:

Friday, April 29, 2011

Access Medicine

Access Medicine

Includes full text medical textbooks, such as Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine and the Lange Textbooks. Provides complete references for physicians, students, and health professionals who need immediate access to authoritative and current medical data that is updated daily.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Journal Citation Reports on the Web (JCR)

Journal Citation Reports on the Web (JCR)

Journal Citation Reports is a comprehensive and unique resource that allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 7,500 scholarly and technical journals from more than 3,300 publishers in over 60 countries.

Check to see the most frequently cited journals in your field.

Ex: Nature Medicine 27.136 Impact Factor

For UHM users only:

Monday, April 18, 2011

First Consult

Check out what your colleagues are reading:

First Consult
For UHM users only

Preventable risk factors account for large shares of stillbirths in developed countries.
The Lancet
April 16, 2011
For UHM users only

Friday, April 15, 2011

New subject guide for cancer

Check out our new subject guide for Cancer.

Best Cancer Resources

National Cancer Institute

American Cancer Society

Local Resources
Imi Hale

Hawaii Aging and Disability Resource Center

Monday, April 11, 2011

New subject guide for Evidence-Based Medicine

Take a look at the subject guide for Evidence-Based Medicine

For tutorials and guides:

University of Washington's Health Links

BMJ-How to Read a Paper

Background Information and Expert Opinion:

Centre for Review and Dissemination-NHS

First Consult:

And much more information.

Friday, April 08, 2011

Cochrane Library

Browse Cochrane database of systematic reviews

The Cochrane Library is an electronic publication designed to supply high quality evidence to inform people providing and receiving care, and those responsible for research, teaching, funding and administration at all levels.

For UHM users only:

Monday, April 04, 2011

Are you utilizing all the features of MD Consult?

Create your MD Consult/First Consult Personal Account

  • Personal Account allows you to add contact information or customize patient handouts with their own comments and instructions.
  • Personal Account requires you to register and access MD Consult with a user name and password.
  • Personal Account allows you access to My Folder where bookmarks and searches may be saved.
  • Personal Account allows you to customize News to you specific areas of interest.
  • Personal Account users receive e-mail alerts and announcements about MD Consult news and enhancements.
  • Personal Account and Generic Account are both provided cost free to you by .

Friday, April 01, 2011

AccessMedicine Radiation and Natural Disaster Information

In light of the recent events in Japan, AccessMedicine has content related to radiation exposure and emergency situations for our users with urgent need for this information.

Radiation Physics and Injury

Signs and Symptoms of Radiation Injury

Role of Potassium Iodide Tablets

A Brief History of Nuclear Weapons and the Atomic Age

Radiation Bioterrorism


For UHM users only

Change in Sunday 4/3/11 HSL Public Hours

The Health Sciences Library will be open to the public Sunday, April 3 from 2:30pm - 5:00pm.

Monday, March 28, 2011

AccessMedicine Mobile View

New Feature!
AccessMedicine Mobile View - Optimized for the size and speed constraints of iPhones, BlackBerry Bolds, and Android phones, features a targeted subset of AccessMedicine's content, available to all users with a My AccessMedicine profile.

Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine is optimized for viewing on mobile devices.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Library Closed for Spring Break

The Health Sciences Library, along with the Medical Education Building, will be closed for Spring Break, Saturday, March 19 - Sunday, March 27, 2011. The Library will resume normal hours on Monday, March 28th.

The closure is in accordance with collective bargaining agreements and to recover energy savings to meet the budget shortfall.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Monday, March 14, 2011

HSL Subject Guides

We are in the process of retooling our subject pages. Take a look at some of the results.

Evidence-Based Medicine

Mobile Medical Apps

Imi Hoola Library Resources

Monday, March 07, 2011



A collection of key medical & nursing textbooks that are available full-text online.

Did you know that you can access Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine here?

For UHM users only:

Friday, March 04, 2011


MDConsult integrates peer-reviewed resources from over 50 publishers, medical societies and government agencies. Includes clinical information from journals, books, practice guidelines, patient education materials, drug information and more.
This resource is available thanks to the JABSOM Health Sciences Library.
For UHM only:

Friday, February 25, 2011

Natural Standard Database from HSLIB

Natural Standard
Provides evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies. A grading scale is used to indicate the level of scientific evidence available for a given therapy or indication. Written in varying reading levels to accommodate professionals and consumers in making informed therapeutic decisions.

This resource is available thanks to the JABSOM Health Sciences Library.
Licensed for UHM use only

Friday, February 18, 2011

ScienceDirect Outage on Sat, Feb 26

ScienceDirect, the online platform for Elsevier journals, will be down for scheduled maintenance Saturday, Feb. 26, starting at 3 a.m. Hawaii time. The outage is scheduled to last until 3 p.m. HST. The University of Hawaii at Manoa currently has access to approximately 2,000 journals via ScienceDirect.

Health, United States, 2010 from the CDC

Health, United States presents national trends in health statistics on such topics [PDF - 10.5 MB] as birth and death rates, infant mortality, life expectancy, morbidity and health status, risk factors, use of ambulatory and inpatient care, health personnel and facilities, financing of health care, health insurance and managed care, and other health topics.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Library Closed Sat, Feb 19 - Mon, Feb 21

The Health Sciences Library, along with the Medical Education Building, will be closed for the Presidents' Day Weekend -- Saturday, February 19 through Monday, February 21, 2011.

This closure is part of the Kakaako Green Days Initiative. For more information on the Kakaako Green Days Initiative, see

The Library will resume regular hours on Tuesday, February 22, 2011.

Have a happy holiday weekend!

Monday, February 14, 2011

The Public Health Film Goes To War

The Public Health Film Goes To War
Public health and war have long been close companions, and maybe strange bedfellows. Starting with the Crimean War, and then the first terrible round of "modern wars" -- the American Civil War, the Franco-Prussian War and World War I -- military officials and civilian leaders called on health professionals and volunteers to help mobilize and protect military forces and civilian populations. Health professionals and volunteers, in turn, viewed war as an opportunity to test and implement their theories, as an opportunity to use newly discovered knowledge and newly invented technologies -- and eagerly jumped on war bandwagons to advance their professional, scientific, political and ideological goals. Not surprisingly then, public health and military establishments have come to share a common vocabulary (campaigns, mobilizations, officers, enemies, containments, crusades, surveillance, evacuation, battles, wars, victories, tactics, strategies, logistics), a common obsession with scientific and technological innovation, and a common organizational model: the disciplined, deployable, hierarchical service; command and control.


Friday, February 11, 2011

FDA clears first diagnostic radiology application for mobile devices

FDA clears first diagnostic radiology application for mobile devices
Provides wireless access to medical images for iPhone, iPad users

A new mobile radiology application cleared today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will allow physicians to view medical images on the iPhone and iPad manufactured by Apple Inc.

The application is the first cleared by the FDA for viewing images and making medical diagnoses based on computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and nuclear medicine technology, such as positron emission tomography (PET). It is not intended to replace full workstations and is indicated for use only when there is no access to a workstation.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Hawai'i, Alaska joined by health-care partnering agreement

Representatives of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) and the College of Social Sciences, and the Alaska Federal Health Care Partnership (AFHCP), signed an agreement in Honolulu this afternoon to cooperate in the development and fielding of telehealth technology throughout the Pacific region.
The medical school’s Telehealth Research Institute and AFHCP will strive to bring better health care to more people at a lower cost through telehealth, which is the delivery of health-related services and information via telecommunications technologies. Telehealth is an expansion of telemedicine—encompassing preventive, promotive and curative aspects of health-care delivery as well a myriad of technology solutions.
Beneficiaries of the agreement, which was signed this afternoon at the medical school in Kakaako, will be the residents of Hawai‘i and Alaska, including federal health-care beneficiaries, those living in remote areas, and other Pacific Island native peoples.

Friday, February 04, 2011

AccessMedicine Clerkship Corner

Clerkship Corner
Curated by AccessMedicine Advisory Board member Anderson Spickard, III, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.P., and developed by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student Jessica Rose Adams, the ACM Clerkship Corner provides students rotating through Internal Medicine with a targeted set of readings built around key topics. For administrators, it offers a quick and easy set of readings to be assigned as part of the AccessMedicine Custom Curriculum.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Flu and You: Virus widespread in half the states

Half of the states have widespread flu activity, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

From January 16 to 22, flu activity increased and three flu-related deaths were reported in children, according to the CDC. During this flu season, which started in October, there have been 13 confirmed pediatric deaths.

The highest levels of flu-like activities were reported in the South and Southeast, including Alabama, Louisiana, Virginia and North Carolina.


Friday, January 28, 2011

CDC Reports 1 in 6 Get Sick from Foodborne Illnesses Each Year

About 48 million people (1 in 6 Americans) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die each year from foodborne diseases, according new estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The figures are the most accurate to date due to better data and methods used. The data are published Wednesday in two articles in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.

The papers provide the most accurate picture yet of what foodborne pathogens are causing the most illness, as well as estimating the proportion of foodborne illness without a known cause. The reports are the first comprehensive estimates since 1999 and are CDC's first to estimate illnesses caused solely by foods eaten in the United States.

"We've made progress in better understanding the burden of foodborne illness and unfortunately, far too many people continue to get sick from the food they eat," said CDC Director Thomas Frieden, M.D, M.P.H. "These estimates provide valuable information to help CDC and its partners set priorities and further reduce illnesses from food."

Monday, January 24, 2011

Vision: Making Inroads in Macular Degeneration

In 2004, scientists at the National Eye Institute predicted that as the population aged, the rate of macular degeneration, an incurable eye disease with no known cause, would increase substantially. They appear to have been wrong.

An analysis of data from the 2005-8 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey has found that since the previous survey, finished in 1994, the prevalence of the disease has decreased more than 9 percent. The scientists speculate that the change was caused by reductions in smoking and improvements in diet, exercise and blood pressure.

For UHM users only:


PMID: 21220632 [PubMed - in process]

Friday, January 21, 2011

A novel proprietary technology which stabilizes vaccines

Stabilitech has developed a novel proprietary technology which stabilizes vaccines, biopharmaceuticals and other biological products. Currently, to ensure potency, vaccines and biopharmaceuticals require storage and transport under strictly controlled temperatures in a cold chain. Stabilitech’s technology will enable long term stable storage of vaccines and other biological products over a wide range of temperatures. The technology has been successfully applied to live viral vaccines, inactivated viruses and sub-unit vaccines as well as to antibodies, peptides, enzymes, growth factors and other proteins. Stabilitech’s approach involves the addition of carefully selected excipients at optimized concentrations and ratios, followed by freeze drying. The excipients have all been previously used in clinical settings, and are relatively inexpensive and readily available.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Broad Racial Disparities Seen in Americans’ Ills

White people in the United States die of drug overdoses more often than other ethnic groups. Black people are hit proportionately harder by AIDS, strokes and heart disease. And American Indians are more likely to die in car crashes.
To shed more light on the ills of America’s poor — and occasionally its rich — the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday released its first report detailing racial disparities in a broad array of health problems.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Library closed January 15th-17th for the Martin Luther King holiday.

The Medical Education Building including the Health Sciences Library will be closed from Saturday, January 15th through Monday, January 17th, 2010. Monday is the Martin Luther King holiday.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Cancer Can Develop in Catastrophic Burst

Cancer Can Develop in Catastrophic Burst

New rapid methods of decoding DNA have brought to light a catastrophe that can strike human cells: a whole chromosome may suddenly shatter into pieces.

If the cell survives this disaster, something worse may ensue: the cell becomes cancerous.

The finding marks a striking exception to the current theory of how cancer develops. Cells are thought to become cancerous over many years as they collect, one by one, the mutations required to override the many genetic restraints on a cell’s growth. It now seems that a cell can gain all or most of these cancerous mutations in a single event.

The discovery is reported in the current issue of Cell by a team led by Peter J. Campbell of the Sanger Institute near Cambridge, England.

For UHM use only:
Cell Journal through UH Manoa Gateway:

Massive Genomic Rearrangement Acquired in a Single Catastrophic Event during Cancer Development

Cell, Volume 144, Issue 7, 27-40, 7 January 2011

Friday, January 07, 2011

Wakefield's article linking MMR vaccine and autism was fraudulent.

“Science is at once the most questioning and . . . sceptical of activities and also the most trusting,” said Arnold Relman, former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, in 1989. “It is intensely sceptical about the possibility of error, but totally trusting about the possibility of fraud.”1 Never has this been truer than of the 1998 Lancet paper that implied a link between the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine and a “new syndrome” of autism and bowel disease.
Authored by Andrew Wakefield and 12 others, the paper’s scientific limitations were clear when it appeared in 1998.2 3 As the ensuing vaccine scare took off, critics quickly pointed out that the paper was a small case series with no controls, linked three common conditions, and relied on parental recall and beliefs.4 Over the following decade, epidemiological studies consistently found no evidence of a link between the MMR vaccine and autism.5 6 7 8 By the time the paper was finally retracted 12 years later,9 after forensic dissection at the General Medical Council’s (GMC) longest ever fitness to practise hearing,10 few people could deny that it was fatally flawed both scientifically and ethically. But it has taken the diligent scepticism of one man, standing outside medicine and science, to show that the paper was in fact an elaborate fraud.
  1. Fiona Godlee, editor in chief,
  2. Jane Smith, deputy editor,
  3. Harvey Marcovitch, associate editor

For UHM users only:

PMID: 21209059
BMJ. 2010 Feb 2;340:c696. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c696.

How the case against the MMR vaccine was fixed

PMID: 21209060

BMJ. 2011 Jan 5;342:c7452. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c7452.

Wakefield's article linking MMR vaccine and autism was fraudulent.

Autism Fraud-New York Times Editorial

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Health Fair in the Library Fri, Jan 7th

The JABSOM Health Fair will be held throughout the Medical Education Building, including the Health Sciences Library, from Noon to 3pm on Friday, January 7, 2011. It's free and will include:
  • Eye exams
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Glucose screening
  • Flu shots
  • Yoga demonstration
  • Meditation class
  • Food samples
  • Live music and hula
  • Raffles
  • And more!!
Public computers in the Library will not be available after 10am.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Clostridium Difficile in Kids: The Extent of the Problem

Much has been written about the growing problem of Clostridium difficile, a bacterium that, like antibiotic-resistant staph, is posing a health threat in hospitals. One study found that C. diff is infecting more than 1 in 100 hospital inpatients.

And now there is a clearer picture of how C. diff is specifically affecting kids. Researchers report in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine that infection of hospitalized children by the bacterium increased by about 15% a year between 1997 and 2006.