Explore the HSL Subject Guides

Find research help, subject specific resources, and more in the Health Sciences Library (HSL) Subject Guides.  These guides put together by HSL librarians to help you find the resources and information you need.

Included in these guides:

Find the HSL Subject Guides on the HSL home page http://libraries.uc.edu/hsl under Express Links.   Click on Subject Guides to explore the wealth of information and resources that are available to assist you with your studies, your research, and your access.  Other guides will be added as they are developed.

Questions and suggestions are welcome.  Contact Edith Starbuck at edith.starbuck@uc.edu or 558-1433.

Clinical Key Off Campus Access

As of August 1, 2013, off campus access to Clinical Key is via the UC SSL VPN (Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network) only.  Clinical Key has been available via the proxy server since April during a trial.  UC Health decided not to subscribe to Clinical Key. Therefore, proxy server access to Clinical Key for UC Health employees  ended when the trial came to an end July 31, 2013.

UC SSL VPN access to Clinical Key is available for users with a UC central login.  Information about how to set up VPN access is available here http://libraries.uc.edu/hsl/vpnsetup2013.pdf .  For more information about off campus access or the VPN, go to http://libraries.uc.edu/hsl/reference/remoteaccess.html .

Clinical Key eBook Full Text Access On and Off Campus

One other Clinical Key requirement is to set up an additional personal account in order to access ebook full text both on and off campus.  If you already have a personal Scopus account, that login will also work with Clinical Key.

Questions?  Please contact Edith Starbuck at edith.starbuck@uc.edu or 558-1433.

Nursing Reference Center Now Available


Nursing Reference Center™ is a point-of-care clinical resource based on the latest and best available scientific evidence from CINAHL®, MEDLINE, National Guideline Clearinghouse, and others.

Nursing Reference Center offers Quick Lessons and Evidence-based Care Sheets; drug information; practice guidelines; customizable patient education handouts, and more.

Find the Nursing Reference Center in the Health Sciences Library Nursing guide http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/nursing on the Information Resources & Databases page and the UC Health guide http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/uchealth on the Databases page .



Cecil Striker: The Author

By: Mary Kroeger Vuyk

Besides serving the community as a physician and participating in countless committees, organizations, and societies, Dr. Cecil Striker also found time to write. As one would expect, many of Striker’s articles, such as “The Evolution of Our Table”, “Diabetes Mellitus”, and “Soliloquy on Diabetes”, covStrikerer the disease he devoted his life to. But, as a sign that he was as passionate about his hobbies as he was about his profession, Dr. Striker also wrote about a variety of other subjects. As a medical history buff, Striker researched and wrote articles such as “John Shaw Billings 1838-1913″, “A Letter to Daniel Drake, M.D.”, and “History of the Academy of Medicine 1951-1952” . As an avid collector, he wrote “Ex Libris and the Physician” and “Medical Medallions”. Continue reading

Research Series


The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library invites you to join them for a new Research Series the week of July 29th – August 2nd.  Sessions will be held from 12:00pm – 1:00pm in the classroom on the G-level of the Health Sciences Library.

Topics include:

  • Show Me the Money
  • NCBI Tools: An Introduction to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Databases
  • Discovering Datasets
  • Research Data Management 101
  • Unique Author Identifiers: Manage Your Research Identify

Feel free to bring your lunch to these interactive learning sessions. The sessions are open to all. Seats are limited. View the complete Research Series schedule and register online at: http://webcentral.uc.edu/hslclass/



The Sanford Guide is Now Available

SanfordGuideThe “gold standard” reference for the treatment of infectious diseases, the Sanford Guide is now online.

Updated monthly, the Sanford Guide provides health care professionals with comprehensive, evidence-based, point of care treatment recommendations for bacterial, fungal, mycobacterial, parasitic, viral and retroviral infections.

Navigate the entire Sanford Guide collection with just one click using the menu structure.

Access the Sanford Guide directly or find it under Core Resources on the home pages of the Pharmacy Resource Guide and the Biomedical Resource Guide .

June Lunch & Learn Series

lunchANDlearnThe Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library invites you to join us for our June Lunch & Learn instruction series, Thursdays, June 13 – 27, 12:10-12:50pm, in the Health Sciences Library Classroom (MSB G005G).

Bring your lunch and learn during these quick information sessions. Come to one session, a few, or them all! Seating is limited, so registration is recommended.


Thursday, June 13         iPad 101

Thursday, June 20         Excel Tips

Thursday, June 27         Free Screencasting Tools

View the complete Lunch & Learn schedule below. See descriptions and register online at http://webcentral.uc.edu/hslclass/

New (Free) Medical Guidelines App for Students and Clinicians

Apple is advertising a new iPhone/iPad Guideline Central app that provides over 2,700 free guideline summaries that cover all of the main specialties.


A few of the features:

  • Official recommendations from respected medical associations
  • Key points, treatment, management, prevention, and more
  • Well illustrated algorithms, charts, medical tables
  • And much more…

Click here to learn more about Guideline Central.

HSL Lunch & Learn Videos Available

Miss the Health Sciences Library’s February Lunch & Learn series? Don’t worry! You can now watch all four instruction sessions online. Check out videos by following the links below. The videos are also available on the HSL’s Tutorials guide at http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/hsltutorials.

Excel Tricks: Learn about some of the newer features available in Excel to make you a more effective user.

Free Screencasting Tools: Learn the basics on how to record a video of what you do on a computer screen using two free screencasting tools, Screencast-O-Matic and Jing.

iPad 101: A beginners’ look at iPads, including settings and some helpful apps.

Time Saving Tech Tips: Learn to leverage productivity apps (Evernote) and shortcuts to save you time and hassle.

Note: Videos are available in WMV format.

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