Linking to Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

Link directly to Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) from the Toxicology module in Lexicomp Online to access categorical information for hazardous drugs that require MSDS, supporting Joint Commission accreditation requirements. MSDS information may include:
■     Chemical and generic name of the ingredients
■     Chemical and physical properties of the substances
■     Health hazard information
■     Precautions for safe use and handling
■     Manufacturer’s contact information

The MSDS database enables users to search by manufacturer, drug name or ingredient. Lexicomp Online users can now link to this content through Lexi-Tox.

Browser Advice for NCBI Web Pages

NCBI error

If you are having trouble accessing PubMed or other NCBI websites, you might check what browser you are using. Internet Explorer in particular may be showing sites with visual glitches or other functionality issues. The NCBI notes that their website fully supports “the current release of Chrome, Firefox and Safari, and the previous two versions. It also supports IE9 and above.” The NCBI will actively work to identify and fix bugs only on supported browsers. If you’re working with an outdated browser and are encountering any problems we recommend downloading and installing the latest version. This link to  Browser Advice for CBI Web Pages has additional information and advice on troubleshooting other browser issues.

Book by Morgridge Academy Students Available for Check Out

Everything is a song

Everything is a Song: Our Stories was published earlier this year and features essays written by National Jewish Health’s Morgridge Academy middle school students. Tucker Medical Library received two donated copies of the book, each signed by the student authors. Copies can be found in the general stacks as well as the Health Information Center and are available to be checked out. Check our catalog for updated availability.

Scanning Documents with Your Mobile Device

This review of scanner-specific apps that are usable with minimal setup is excerpted from MLA News at

The three apps listed below allow scanned documents to be emailed from the app, along with uploading of the documents to a variety of cloud-based storage services with very little effort. This table provides a  breakdown of the functionality of the free versions of each app.

TurboScan is available for both Android and Apple devices. It is a basic multipage scanner. It is sufficient for simply scanning papers, receipts, or other text.

Genius Scan is available for both Android and Apple devices. This multifunction app does not require any registration with the free version, which unfortunately means that scanned documents are not automatically stored in the cloud and are only accessible on the device. The premium version ($6.99) does have the additional functions for cloud export and portable document format (PDF) imports.

CamScanner is also available for Android and Apple. This app offers all of the functionality of Genius Scan; however, it requires that the user register an account to use the app. The free account includes 200 megabytes of cloud storage for documents, while the paid version ($4.99 per month) allows 10 gigabytes of storage. With both the free and paid version, documents can also be accessed via the web. It has the ability to add a watermark on the document.

TurboScan CamScanner Genius Scan
Scan in B&W or color B&W only
Rotate the document
Export as JPG or PDF
Add metadata to document
Search by name of document
Search metadata
Has image correction B&W only
Add watermark
Annotate documents
Scan multiple pages
Registration required
Has cloud-based storage
Has web-based presence
Cost $1.99 Free with in app purchase Free with in app purchase

Practice changing updates in Dynamed

DynaMed Alert: Recent Updates (Alert Date: 06/30/2015 02:08:39 AM)

Treatment for tobacco use
Incentives (vouchers for goods or services) appear to increase smoking cessation in pregnant women, and contingent rewards may be more effective than guaranteed payments (Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2015 May 18)

Treatment for tobacco use
Incentives may increase smoking cessation in adults (Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2015 May 18)

Treatment for tobacco use
Monetary rewards-based incentive programs increase abstinence rates at end of treatment and at 12 months compared to usual care (N Engl J Med 2015 May 28)

Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
Incidence of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction decreased between 2000 and 2010 in Olmstead County, Minnesota (JAMA Intern Med 2015 Jun 1)

Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
HFpEF associated with lower cardiovascular mortality than heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (JAMA Intern Med 2015 Jun 1)

Glycemic goals in patients with type 2 diabetes
Intensive glucose control may reduce long-term risk of major cardiovascular events, but not mortality (N Engl J Med 2015 Jun 4)

Community-acquired pneumonia in children
Ultrasound can be used to diagnose pneumonia (Pediatrics 2015 Apr)

Atopic dermatitis
Topical pimecrolimus 1% appears similar in efficacy and safety to low- to medium-potency topical corticosteroid in children aged 3-12 months with mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis (Pediatrics 2015 Apr)

Using SciENcv to Fulfill New BioSketch Regs

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Library & Knowledge Services will hold two additional training sessions on the new BioSketch format for NIH/AHRQ grants.

  • Thurs, June 4th: J104, 10-11am
  • Fri, June 5th: J105, 10-11am

We’ll cover the basics:

  • How do I comply with the new requirement?
  • How do MyBibliography, MyNCBI, eRA commons and SciENcv interact?
  • Best workflow for researcher and coordinating staff

If you can’t attend, please contact me to arrange an individual session.

Useful links:

Quick instructional videos (from NIH)