New Library Resources Available

Check out these new resources:

avl_logo= Alabama Virtual Library

Easier AVL Access:

To ensure that all Alabama students, teachers and residents have access to AVL resources from home, the AVL Help Desk will provide temporary login credentials to any Alabama user who is unable to automatically authenticate to AVL from their home Internet service. Users with access issues are asked to contact the AVL Help Desk by phone at 1-800-338-8320 or 256-971-7487 to receive temporary login credentials. These credentials will remain valid for at least two months. This period may be extended, depending on how the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold.

  • Cochrane Clinical Answers Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs) provide a readable, digestible, clinically-focused entry point to rigorous research from Cochrane Reviews. They are designed to be actionable and to inform point-of-care decision-making. Each CCA contains a clinical question, a short answer, and data for the outcomes from the Cochrane Review deemed most relevant to practising healthcare professionals, our target audience. The evidence is displayed in a user-friendly tabulated format that includes narratives, data, and links to graphics. Cochrane Clinical Answers were developed by Cochrane Innovations and Wiley” (Information retrieved from Cochrane Library website). TO ACCESS FROM OFF CAMPUS, AFTER CLICKING ON THE LINK ABOVE, CLICK ON “INSTITUTIONAL LOGIN” AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN. FROM THERE LOGIN AS YOU NORMALLY DO. IF YOU HAVE DIFFICULTY LOGGING IN PLEASE CONTACT THE LIBRARY.
  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews “The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is the leading journal and database for systematic reviews in health care. CDSR includes Cochrane Reviews (systematic reviews) and protocols for Cochrane Reviews as well as editorials and supplements. CDSR (ISSN 1469-493X) is owned and produced by Cochrane, a global, independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers, and people interested in health. Aims and Scope: CDSR covers any topic relevant to health care, including health services” (Information retrieved from Cochrane Library website). TO ACCESS FROM OFF CAMPUS, AFTER CLICKING ON THE LINK ABOVE, CLICK ON “INSTITUTIONAL LOGIN” AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN. FROM THERE LOGIN AS YOU NORMALLY DO. IF YOU HAVE DIFFICULTY LOGGING IN PLEASE CONTACT THE LIBRARY.
  • Cochrane Methodology Register  “bibliography of publications that report on methods used in the conduct of controlled trials. It includes journal articles, books, and conference proceedings, and the content is sourced from MEDLINE and hand searches. CMR contains studies of methods used in reviews and more general methodological studies that could be relevant to anyone preparing systematic reviews. CMR records contain the title of the article, information on where it was published (bibliographic details), and, in some cases, a summary of the article. They do not contain the full text of the article…The CMR was produced by the Cochrane UK, until 31st May 2012. There are currently no plans to reinstate the CMR and it is not receiving updates.*” (Information retrieved from Cochrane Methods Methodology Register). TO ACCESS FROM OFF CAMPUS, AFTER CLICKING ON THE LINK ABOVE, CLICK ON “INSTITUTIONAL LOGIN” AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN. FROM THERE LOGIN AS YOU NORMALLY DO. IF YOU HAVE DIFFICULTY LOGGING IN PLEASE CONTACT THE LIBRARY.
  • Human Anatomy Atlas (Visible Body)  Available through avl_logo (Alabama Virtual Library). After clicking on the link, scroll down and click on the Human Anatomy Atlas (Visible Body) icon. If you are in the state of Alabama, it should take you directly into the database, if not see the note in red, below.

            *****Easier AVL Access:

To ensure that all Alabama students, teachers and residents have access to AVL resources from home, the AVL Help Desk will provide temporary login credentials to any Alabama user who is unable to automatically authenticate to AVL from their home Internet service. Users with access issues are asked to contact the AVL Help Desk by phone at 1-800-338-8320 or 256-971-7487 to receive temporary login credentials. These credentials will remain valid for at least two months. This period may be extended, depending on how the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold.*****

  • MEDLINE Complete MEDLINE Complete is the leading full-text database of biomedical and health journals. It is the largest companion to the MEDLINE index, providing full text for thousands of top medical journals with cover-to-cover indexing. It is an essential research tool for doctors, nurses, health professionals and researchers…Content includes more that 2,200 full-text journals…Full-text coverage dating back to 1916” (Information retrieved from EBSCO website). TO ACCESS FROM OFF CAMPUS, AFTER CLICKING ON THE LINK ABOVE, CLICK ON “INSTITUTIONAL LOGIN” AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN. FROM THERE LOGIN AS YOU NORMALLY DO. IF YOU HAVE DIFFICULTY LOGGING IN PLEASE CONTACT THE LIBRARY.
  • SPORTDiscus with Full Text “the definitive database for sports and sports medicine research. Providing hundreds of full-text sports medicine journals, it is an essential tool for health professionals and researchers studying fitness, health and sports. Subjects covered include nutrition, physical therapy, occupational health, exercise physiology and kinesiology…Content includes nearly 660 full-text journals…Full-text coverage dating back to 1930...Abstracts for more than 970 journals…More than 3,800 detailed records for sports-related video…Nearly 170,000 articles with searchable cited references” (Information retrieved from EBSCO website). TO ACCESS FROM OFF CAMPUS, AFTER CLICKING ON THE LINK ABOVE, CLICK ON “INSTITUTIONAL LOGIN” AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN. FROM THERE LOGIN AS YOU NORMALLY DO. IF YOU HAVE DIFFICULTY LOGGING IN PLEASE CONTACT THE LIBRARY.
  • Visible Body Anatomy and Function (TRIAL) "Developed with the busy clinician in mind, this program provides nurses and other healthcare professionals access to animations, illustrations, and 3D models of the human body and common functions that can be used for visual reference and patient education while on the job. With over 500 preset views, robust search capabilities, and multiple ways to quickly locate the ideal visual, this product provides an interactive look into the human body. Each view can simply be rotated, zoomed into, and dissected. Additionally, users can annotate, share, or even create a library of their favorite views" (Description provided by Wolters-Kluwer-Ovid).
  • Visible Body Anatomy and Physiology (TRIAL) "Bring life to anatomy and physiology curriculums with 3D, award-winning, immersive software. This interactive anatomy program provides all of the online supplemental material needed to support faculty and students for a two-semester anatomy and physiology course.                                     

          • 50 chapters/modules of core anatomy and physiology content Android tablet/phone

          • 500+ clear, 3D, rotatable anatomical models

          • More than 150 engaging animations and Illustrations

          • 3D bony landmarks of the axial and appendicular skeleton

          • Learning objectives, multiple choice and dissection quizzes, and notecards

          • Audio pronunciations and definitions for hundreds of structures" (Description provided by Wolters-Kluwer-Ovid).

  • Visible Body Physiology and Pathology (TRIAL) "This module brings a new understanding of the world’s most common disease states. People across the global, allowing them to discover what happens when normal body functions break down.         

          • Nearly 6,000 highly accurate 3D anatomy models

          • 38 high-quality video animations with narration, plus illustrations

          • Covers nearly 50 physiology topics and over 50 conditions in cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, and musculoskeletal systems

          • Content organized into 50 interactive lessons for easy adaptation in all learning settings

          • Pertinent structures and definitions are highlighted throughout lessons for efficient teaching and learning

          • 30 quizzes test knowledge of physiological processes and pathologies

          • 3D dissectible beating heart simulation module" (Description provided by Wolters-Kluwer-Ovid).