Winter 2003 Volume XVIII, No. 1

In this issue:

The Director's Report

Do you have adequate searching skills?

New Full-text Databases available in the library

Can you locate an article electronically?

PDA News - Users group and wireless synching station

Pubmed Tips - "The Cubby"

Web Watcher - About Evidence Based Medicine

New Books

Dictionary of Medical Eponyms on the Web

Blast from the Past!

Update Archives


Editor: Robert M. Joven, MLS Information & Education Services Ext. 8493 E-mail -



PDA News
Palm Pilots, iPaqs, Pocket PC's

by Evelyn Breck Morgen, MLS
Associate Library Director

Join the library’s new PDA user group
The good news about PDAs is the amount of information you can now carry with you in a device that’s smaller than a deck of cards. However, you need to explore a whole new world of software, vocabulary, hardware, and procedures to truly make them useful. One way to do that is to join our new PDA user group. You can share your successes and frustrations, learn how other people here at UCHC are using them, and pick up some new tips. Our first meeting will be Wednesday January 22nd at noon in the library. Register by logging onto our website.

Try our new PDA syncing station
Would you like to update your AvantGo or ePocrates or some other PDA database without going back to your desk? You can now use our Clarinet infrared PDA syncing station in the library. It allows you to update databases you already have on your PDA without using a cradle. It’s located next to the uniprint station – ask about it at the front desk. Here are instructions on how it works:

Palms -
Windows based (iPaqs) -

Take an introductory class on PDAs
If you’d like an introductory class on PDAs, we’re offering one on Tues, Jan 28th from noon – 1pm. It’s called WHAT IS A PDA AND WHY DO I NEED ONE? You’ll learn about the features of both the Palm and iPaq PDAs. You’ll also see some of the medical applications you can add to your PDA. Resources to be covered include InfoRetriever, MedMath, ePocrates, Handheldmed and AvantGO. You can register by logging onto our website at:




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