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Medical Student: Getting Started

Welcome!

This guide is designed to help you find the resources you need.

Review the tabs across the top of the page for information on eJournals, eBooks, Databases, Apps, and more!

Please contact us if you have any questions, comments or suggestions.

Getting to Know Us

Learn more about the resources, services, and experts at the Eccles Library! Use these exercises - optimized for the iPad - to get started.

Scavenger Hunt 1

To help you become more familiar with the Eccles Library, we're sending you on a scavenger hunt!

In teams of three, grab your iPad, and get ready to explore! Go to each of the stops described below, find the information specified, and take a group-ie! Optional – upload your group-ies to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #ehslorientation.

Items to Complete:

  1. Go to the front desk on the Eccles Library main level and ask to borrow a cable. Take a group-ie.
  2. As cross the bridge between the HSEB and the Library, find the beehives. Check out the poster about the bees. How many pounds of surplus honey can one hive potentially produce in one season? Take a group-ie with the hives in the background.
  3. A “human model” is hiding in one of the Synapse bays on the Library garden level, find it and snap a picture.
  4. Ask a Question
    • Click on the “Ask a Question” button on this page.
    • Click on “Live Chat ONLINE”
    • Ask “How can I make an appointment with a Librarian?”
    • What response did you get?
  5. Clinical Key – Find one of your textbooks that’s available from this database. (Not sure what your textbooks are? Try one of these: Medical Genetics or Robbins & Coltran Pathologic Basis of Disease)
  6. App – PubMed for Handhelds
    • Check your device for PubMed4Hh – if you need to, go to the app store and download the app.
    • Click on the “askMEDLINE” button
    • In the search box enter photic sneeze combat pilots
    • How many articles are displayed as a result of this search?

Scavenger Hunt 2

To help you become more familiar with the Eccles Library, we're sending you on a scavenger hunt!

In teams of three, grab your iPad, and get ready to explore! Go to each of the stops described below, find the information specified, and take a group-ie! Optional – upload your group-ies to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #ehslorientation.

Items to Complete:

  1. Go to the smart board by the stairs on the Library main level. What is one thing the Librarian featured on the screen can do for you? Take a group-ie!
  2. Find the Fab Lab on the Library Garden Level. Take a group-ie with your favorite tool.
  3. A “human torso” is hiding in one of the Library’s study pods on the main level, find it and snap a picture.
  4. Ask a Question
    • Click on the “Ask a Question” button on this page.
    • Click on “Live Chat ONLINE”
    • Ask “How can I make an appointment with a Librarian?”
    • What response did you get?
  5. Clinical Key – Find one of your textbooks that’s available from this database. (Not sure what your textbooks are? Try one of these: Medical Genetics or Robbins & Coltran Pathologic Basis of Disease)
  6. App – PubMed for Handhelds
    • Check your device for PubMed4Hh – if you need to, go to the app store and download the app.
    • Click on the “askMEDLINE” button
    • In the search box enter photic sneeze combat pilots
    • How many articles are displayed as a result of this search?

Ask A Question

Ask a Question by IM, email, or phone

Off-Campus Access

Why use off campus access when you're not on UConnect or UGuest? The Eccles Health Sciences Library subscribes to materials to give you access to more full-text articles and eBooks. Off-campus access allows you to view these resources when you are not at the U.

1.  Access the library home page at http://library.med.utah.edu/

2.  Click the Off Campus Access button on the right-hand side of the page            

Off Campus Access

3.  Enter your uNID and password and click LOGIN

You’re now logged in through “remote access” which means you can use most of the library’s subscription resources, including databases, electronic journals, and eBooks.

 

... more remote access options at http://library.med.utah.edu/ed/remoteaccess.php