University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Library

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Library The University of St. Augustine Library is a multi-campus library with branches in California, Florida, and Texas.
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The USAHS Libraries are all fully equipped with professional librarians and support staff dedicated to providing users with all of the services and resources common among modern academic libraries.

Mission: The mission of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences library is to support the professional development of health care providers by supplying information products and resources relevant to the curricula of the University programs and helping students, faculty, and staff make use of those products and resources. Library staff, made up of professional librarians and trained support staff on each campus of the University, aim to fulfill this mission by discovering, acquiring, organizing, disseminating, interpreting, using, and teaching information and information seeking skills pursuant to the mission of the University. The University library exists to support the University’s institutional learning outcomes, especially aiding students in becoming life-long learners through intellectual inquiry, encouraging the utilization of effective skills based on evidence-informed decision-making, and in developing the ability to think logically, critically, creatively, and independently. The library also strives to serve as a meeting place, study center, and intellectual repository within the University.

Want to become a better literature searcher? Join your librarian, Matthew Chase, this evening as we explore the implicat...
06/19/2020

Want to become a better literature searcher? Join your librarian, Matthew Chase, this evening as we explore the implications of cognitive bias and systematic bias in the literature search. We will also cover how we can work to mitigate their effects with cognitive strategies, advanced search techniques, and critical appraisal tools.

Click here for information on how to attend this online event: https://library.usa.edu/events/searching-equality-bias-and-cultural-competence-literature-search

06/17/2020

Campus Research Days may have been postponed for COVID-19, but you can still have your poster archived in the [email protected] archive.

If you had a poster accepted for Research Day on your campus, just email an abstract and a pdf of the poster to our librarians at [email protected]. We will add it to [email protected] so that researchers around the world can access it.

Did you know that June is Men’s Health Month? Men’s Health Month is celebrated across the country with screenings, healt...
06/17/2020

Did you know that June is Men’s Health Month?

Men’s Health Month is celebrated across the country with screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and other health education and outreach activities. Check this out for all you need to know to help you commemorate and stay healthy!
http://www.menshealthmonth.org/.

It's #TechToolsTuesday! Feeling out of tempo recently? Well, we have an app for you! Metronome Beats is a free interacti...
06/16/2020

It's #TechToolsTuesday! Feeling out of tempo recently? Well, we have an app for you! Metronome Beats is a free interactive app designed with ease of use in mind. Metronome Beats encompasses controls that allow you to easily increase and decrease tempo in small increments. It also allows you to create your own custom sound settings or simply change the pitch of a sound. Metronome Beats is available on IOS and Android!

You can find and download the app here: https://library.usa.edu/tech-tools-faculty-and-staff

Did you know?!Did you know that student dissertations, capstones, and scholarly projects are among the most accessed wor...
06/15/2020
[email protected]: Scholarship and Open Access Repository

Did you know?!

Did you know that student dissertations, capstones, and scholarly projects are among the most accessed work in the [email protected] open access repository?

See what’s being accessed around the world at [email protected].

[email protected] (Scholarship and Open Access Repository) collects and houses the research and scholarly output of faculty and students at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.

Did you know that pharmaceuticals had dramatically shaped modern U.S. advertising? Join your librarian, Matthew Chase, t...
06/12/2020
Cures and Curses: A Virtual Exhibit Walkthrough

Did you know that pharmaceuticals had dramatically shaped modern U.S. advertising? Join your librarian, Matthew Chase, this evening for a virtual tour through the USA Library's Cures and Curses exhibit. We'll explore the history of drug advertising in the United States, highlighting several historical advertisements, and the sociocultural impact on health education and medicine.

Click here for information on how to attend this online event: https://library.usa.edu/events/cures-and-curses-virtual-exhibit-walkthrough

Join your librarian, Matthew Chase, on Friday, June 12th, at 4:30pm-5:30pm PT / 7:30pm-8:30pm ET for a virtual tour through the USA Library's Cures and Curses exhibit. We'll explore the history of drug advertising in the United States, highlighting several historical advertisements, and the sociocul...

Join us this Thursday, June 11, 6pm ET/5pm CDT/3pm PT,for helpful study, reading, and memorization tips with a review of...
06/11/2020

Join us this Thursday, June 11, 6pm ET/5pm CDT/3pm PT,
for helpful study, reading, and memorization tips with a review of useful library resources for study help. Feel free to ask questions!

Use this link to join our session: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1493185777

Can’t make a webinar? Check out the Webinars tab and click on “Archive” to view past recordings.

Stressed from searching the scholarly literature, conducting your research, or writing a paper? Join your librarian and ...
06/10/2020

Stressed from searching the scholarly literature, conducting your research, or writing a paper? Join your librarian and circulation manager, Matthew Chase and Sophia Shalabi respectively, this evening to introduce yourself to mindfulness techniques that you can incorporate into your everyday life.

Click here for information on how to attend this online event: https://library.usa.edu/events/mindful-researcher-introduction-mindfulness-techniques-0

It's #TechToolsTuesday! Feeling disorganized? Well, we got an app for you! LiveBinders takes organization to another lev...
06/09/2020

It's #TechToolsTuesday! Feeling disorganized? Well, we got an app for you! LiveBinders takes organization to another level with adding in a modern twist to the traditional 3-ring binder. LiveBinders allows you to combine all your cloud documents, website links, as well as upload desktop documents where they are able to be easily access, shared, and updated!

LiveBinders is available on various apps including Ipad, Iphone, and Android.

Here is the link to download the app today: https://library.usa.edu/tech-tools-faculty-and-staff

Join us this Thursday, June 11, 6pm ET/5pm CDT/3pm PT,for helpful study, reading, and memorization tips with a review of...
06/08/2020

Join us this Thursday, June 11, 6pm ET/5pm CDT/3pm PT,
for helpful study, reading, and memorization tips with a review of useful library resources for study help. Feel free to ask questions!

Use this link to join our session: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1493185777

Can’t make a webinar? Check out the Webinars tab and click on “Archive” to view past recordings.

It's #TechToolsTuesday! Quarantine got you sleeping in? Well the Alarmy app can help with those lazy morning struggles! ...
06/02/2020

It's #TechToolsTuesday! Quarantine got you sleeping in? Well the Alarmy app can help with those lazy morning struggles! Alarmy allows you to set your alarm with tasks through some unique features, like Shake Mode, which forces you to shake your phone until you reach a preset goal to mute the alarm. Then there's Math Mode, which forces you to solve a math problem in order to stop your alarm! Sounds fantastic, doesn't it? Alarmy is available on both Android and IOS.

Here is the link to download the app today:

https://library.usa.edu/tech-tools-students

Join us Monday, June 1st @ 9pm (ET)/6pm (PT) and we'll take a look at all of the organization and storage tools availabl...
06/01/2020
Get Organized! Using Organization & Storage Tools for Research Projects

Join us Monday, June 1st @ 9pm (ET)/6pm (PT) and we'll take a look at all of the organization and storage tools available to you through the USA Library. Topics include: setting up user accounts in subject databases, creating personal folders, citation managers, cloud storage options, and much more!

Join us Monday, June 1st @ 9pm (ET)/6pm (PT) and we'll take a look at all of the organization and storage tools available to you through the USA Library. Topics include: setting up user accounts in subject databases, creating personal folders, citation managers, cloud storage options, and much more!

It’s not too late to join your library staff this evening to learn about being a more mindful researcher. Click here for...
05/29/2020
The Mindful Researcher: An Introduction to Mindfulness Techniques

It’s not too late to join your library staff this evening to learn about being a more mindful researcher. Click here for more information on how to attend: https://library.usa.edu/events/mindful-researcher-introduction-mindfulness-techniques

Stressed from searching the scholarly literature, conducting your research, or writing a paper? Join your librarian and circulation manager, Matthew Chase and Sophia Shalabi respectively, to introduce yourself to mindfulness techniques that you can incorporate into your everyday life.

It's #TechToolsTuesday! This week we're featuring Zotero, a free and easy-to-use citation manager. Perfect for web-searc...
05/26/2020
Zotero | Your personal research assistant

It's #TechToolsTuesday!

This week we're featuring Zotero, a free and easy-to-use citation manager. Perfect for web-searching, Zotero allows you to easily and efficiently collect and organize information. Create your own personal research library. Add PDF documents, images, notes, and videos to your collection. Trouble with citing? Zotero has you covered there, too. With over 9,000 different styles, you can format your work for any assignment.

To get Zotero, go to www.zotero.org (see link below), download the application, and start adding information to your library. It’s that simple! Also, if you need a little help getting started with Zotero, check out the USA Library’s “Citation Mangers” guide (https://library.usa.edu/citation-managers). Click on the Zotero tab for a quick start guide and web-training.

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.

Stressed from searching the scholarly literature, conducting your research, or writing a paper? Join your librarian and ...
05/25/2020

Stressed from searching the scholarly literature, conducting your research, or writing a paper? Join your librarian and circulation manager, Matthew Chase and Sophia Shalabi respectively, on May 29 at 4:30pm PT / 7:30pm ET to introduce yourself to mindfulness techniques that you can incorporate into your everyday life. Click here to register: https://library.usa.edu/events/mindful-researcher-introduction-mindfulness-techniques

Interested in mining the literature about COVID-19? Check out this announcement from the National Library of Medicine.
05/20/2020
NCBI Insights : CORD-19: A New Machine Readable COVID-19 Literature Dataset

Interested in mining the literature about COVID-19? Check out this announcement from the National Library of Medicine.

Are you interested in mining literature about COVID-19 and the novel SARS-Cov-2 virus? You may want to check out the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19). CORD-19 is a collection of more than 1…

05/19/2020
How to Access the DynaMed Plus App

It's #TechToolsTuesday!

The USA Library provides students, faculty, and staff with access to DynaMed Plus, a point-of-care reference tool that makes it easy to learn more about conditions, treatments, pharmaceuticals, and so much more. Updated daily, DynaMed Plus relies on evidence-based literature from current and reliable resources. It’s a perfect go-to for all clinicians who need quick and thoroughly researched information.

Check out the DynaMed Plus app, available through Google Play and the App Store. The subscription-based app is just another wonderful tool brought to you by the USA Library (https://library.usa.edu/tech-tools-students).

Watch this very short video on how to download and use the app on your personal device.

Attended "The Basics"? Join us Monday, May 18th @ 9pm ET/6pm PT for a live library training webinar and prepare to dig a...
05/18/2020
Searching the USA Library

Attended "The Basics"? Join us Monday, May 18th @ 9pm ET/6pm PT for a live library training webinar and prepare to dig a little a deeper into the library’s resources and capabilities.

Attended "The Basics"? Join us Monday, May 18th @ 9pm ET/6pm PT for a live library training webinar and prepare to dig a little a deeper into the library’s resources and capabilities.

Good tips for our new and returning students this Summer.
05/18/2020
Top 5 Tips for Physical Therapy Students During COVID-19

Good tips for our new and returning students this Summer.

Physical therapy programs across the nation have transitioned from traditional lecture and labs, to online learning. For some, it hasn’t affected them much; but for others, it has been a hard transition. Before I give my top 5 pieces of advice for a PT student, I’ll let you in on how this pandem...

Are there similarities between sports-specific injuries and work-related injuries?
05/15/2020
How to Treat the Work Injured Patients Like an Athlete

Are there similarities between sports-specific injuries and work-related injuries?

Where we start with an athlete and a work injured individual will first vary based on their severity of the injury. We don’t try to waste time when meeting the maximum benefit of the patient. Usually lower level work injured patients will have similar exercise compared to an athlete who is in a si...

New to USA? New to the USA library? Please join us on Monday, May 13th @ 9pm ET/6pm PT for a library training webinar ab...
05/13/2020
The Basics: The USA Library

New to USA? New to the USA library? Please join us on Monday, May 13th @ 9pm ET/6pm PT for a library training webinar about the resources available to you through the USA library, including eBooks, full text journal articles, citation managers, videos, and more.

New to USA? New to the USA library? Please join us on Monday, May 13th @ 9pm ET/6pm PT for a library training webinar about the resources available to you through the USA library, including eBooks, full text journal articles, citation managers, videos, and more.

Physical therapists are essential to the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
05/13/2020
Physical Therapy’s Role in the Fight Against COVID-19

Physical therapists are essential to the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

April 30, 2020: We all know by now that COVID-19 can strike anyone, and that its effects can range from being invisible to requiring intubation and a respirator for patients who can’t breathe on their

Want to brighten up your class presentations with a creative flair? Then you might want to try out Canva! Canva (http://...
05/12/2020
Collaborate & Create Amazing Graphic Design for Free

Want to brighten up your class presentations with a creative flair? Then you might want to try out Canva! Canva (http://www.canva.com) is a comprehensive browser-based graphic design tool. It’s incredibly accessible and user friendly, even to users with little to no design knowledge or experience. Faculty will find it very useful for adding visually interesting content to their PowerPoint presentations, infographics, and videos. Canva provides you access to a vast library of customizable templates, images, videos, music, and more. You can also upload your own personal content to create exciting new graphics.

This graphic design tool is available to use in your browser while using a computer or a mobile device. Get creative with Canva. Find out more information about other teaching and learning tech tools available to faculty on the Library website: https://library.usa.edu/tech-tools-faculty-and-staff. #TechToolsTuesday

Create beautiful designs with your team. Use Canva's drag-and-drop feature and layouts to design, share and print business cards, logos, presentations and more.

COVID-19 raises crucial questions about cybersecurity and healthcare IT during a pandemic.
05/12/2020
Temporary hospitals are rife with cybersecurity vulnerabilities

COVID-19 raises crucial questions about cybersecurity and healthcare IT during a pandemic.

Ad hoc COVID-19 medical centers have a unique set of vulnerabilities: They're remote, they sit outside of a defense-in-depth architecture and the very nature of their purpose – care in a time of crisis – means security is a lower priority.

Thinking about an OT career at a skilled nursing facility? You might want to check out this article then.
05/11/2020
The Role of OT in Skilled Nursing Facilities | myotspot.com

Thinking about an OT career at a skilled nursing facility? You might want to check out this article then.

Wondering what OT does in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs)? We dive in to what occupational therapists do when working in SNFs, + tips for future SNF OTs.

Whether you want to learn something new, socialize with other students, or have some accountability during your independ...
05/10/2020

Whether you want to learn something new, socialize with other students, or have some accountability during your independent study time, we’ve got something for you! Check out our virtual offerings for the month of May and beyond on our Upcoming Events page: https://library.usa.edu/upcoming-events

What has been your experience with telehealth at your clinic?
05/08/2020
10 Steps to Get Up and Running with Telehealth in Your Clinic

What has been your experience with telehealth at your clinic?

In the not-too-distant past, telehealth was unexplored and unfamiliar territory for rehab therapists—long-time advocates of the in-person visit. Yet practically overnight, therapists were forced to dive head-first into the telehealth pool and start providing care via hybrid or fully remote treatme...

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