The Statesman’s Yearbook Online

To access this trial on and off campus, go to The Statesman’s Yearbook Online.

Trial ends Monday, August 31.

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The Statesman’s Yearbook Online was ranked by Library Journal as one of the top 20 best reference resources of the millennium. After 145 years in print, the Yearbook Online offers a political, historical, economic, and social account of every country in the world together with facts and analysis. The Statesman’s Yearbook Online is a first point of reference for anyone needing reliable, concise information on any country in the world.  Patrons have access to the current edition of The Statesman’s Yearbook as well as the archived editions, which have been published since 1864.

The Statesman’s Yearbook celebrates its 150th anniversary edition! Visit the special anniversary page to find out how this valuable resource has kept generations informed throughout the years.

Key Components of the Database:

  1. Includes detailed information of 193 countries, including maps and over 1,900 links to key websites
  2. Access to current material (2005-2015)
  3. Complimentary access only to the complete archive (1864-2004), as searchable PDFs
  4. Provides a chronology of events and a chronology of the global ‘credit crunch’ from April 2007 – 2009
  5. Provides information on international organizations
  6. Provides bibliographic profiles of all current leaders
  7. Coverage of political history and economic performance
  8. Offers key word searching and a dropdown list of countries
  9. Updated regularly throughout the year (print edition published every August)
  10. Comparison Tool which allows for side-by-side search comparisons in any field

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Credo Information Literacy Courseware

To access this trial on and off campus, go to http://infolit.credoreference.com/

To view trial as an instructor (includes more than Library Instruction module):

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To view Library Instruction module as a student, use one of the following logins:

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If one of the logins above no longer works, please email kimura@usfca.edu.

Trial ends August 6, 2015.

We welcome your input as to whether or not we acquire this resource. To leave feedback, please fill out this short survey.

The Information Literacy Course Module (ILCM) offers dozens of instruction and assessment components, all of which are aligned to ACRL standards, and includes learning objectives and activities in course and discussion notes. The ILCM consists of 16 sections with over 70 multimedia materials including videos, tutorials, quizzes and pre- and post-tests.  These modules can be used individually or as a whole, and are meant to be accessed through Canvas.

Should we subscribe, Credo’s team of specialists will work with us through a four-step on-boarding process which includes:

1. Configuring our courseware for different student groups and classes

2. Linking high-quality educational assets to instructional needs

3. Building our campus learning outcomes assessment and reporting strategy

4. Onboarding, training, and supporting faculty and staff

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Dynamed Plus

To access this trial on and off campus, go to Dynamed Plus.

Trial ends June 17, 2015.

We welcome your input as to whether or not we acquire this resource. To leave feedback, please fill out this short survey.

DynaMed Plus is an evidence-based, point-of-care reference tool. It features an easy to use search bar and concise results and topics pages. DynaMed Plus also includes patient handouts within results pages, medical calculators, and other decision support tools. DynaMed Plus uses Micromedex source material for drug information and includes general reference information for medical topics.

For more on DynaMed Plus, including features and editorial information, check out the DynaMed Plus website: http://www.dynamed.com/home/

A mobile app is available. To download the DynaMed Plus App:

  1. Access DynaMed Plus and click on “Mobile use – Get the DynaMed Mobile App” at the bottom of the spotlight section of the DynaMed Plus page.
  2. Enter your email address (this does not have to be your institutional email) in the popup box and click Send. – An email from donotreply@ebsco.com will be sent to your email address.
  3. Open the email on your mobile device and follow the instructions.

For information on the mobile app, please see the installing instructions and FAQs.

The DynaMed Plus App for Apple iOS devices requires:

  • Any iPhone or iPad or iPod touch running iOS 7.0 or higher
  • Requires at least 500MB of memory

The DynaMed Plus App for Android devices requires:

  • Any Android device running Android 2.4 or higher
  • Requires at least 500MB of memory

 

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Visible Body: Anatomy & Physiology and Human Anatomy Atlas

Trial ends Friday, May 8, 2015.

To access this trial on and off campus:

  1. Download the Unity Web Player.
  2. Once it’s downloaded, go to OVID.
  3. In the blue menu bar at the top, select Visible Body.
  4. On the bottom left of the following page, choose Anatomy & Physiology or Human Anatomy Atlas.
  5. Click Launch.

We welcome your input as to whether or not we acquire this resource. To leave feedback, please fill out this short survey.

System Requirements:

Windows users:

  • 2 GB RAM
  • Windows XP/7/8
  • Dedicated video card with 64+ MB on-board RAM
  • Internet Explorer (recommended), Chrome, Firefox
  • Unity Web Player plug-in

Mac users: 

  • 2 GB RAM
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or newer
  • Dedicated video card with 64+ MB on-board RAM
  • Safari (recommended for OS 10.6-10.9), Chrome (recommended for OS 10.10), Firefox
  • Unity Web Player plug-in

If you still want to use Chrome, you will need to enable NPAPI.

  • As of Chrome Version 42, in your URL bar, enter: chrome://flags/#enable-npapi
  • Click the Enable link for the Enable NPAPI configuration option.
  • Click the Relaunch button that now appears at the bottom of the configuration page.

Anatomy & Physiology includes:

  • 50 chapters/modules that use 3D models, illustrations, and animations to present the core content in an undergraduate anatomy and physiology course
  • 80+ 50-second animations that cover core physiology; 85+ 3D illustrations and 500+ 3D models that can be studied from any angle and varying zoom levels
  • On-screen controls for zooming, panning, rotating, and dissecting 3D models of twelve body systems (Cells and Tissue, Integumentary, Skeletal, Muscular, Nervous, Endocrine, Circulatory, Lymphatic, Respiratory, Digestive, Urinary, and Reproductive)
  • 3D bony landmarks of the axial and appendicular skeleton
  • Audio pronunciations and definitions for hundreds of structures
  • 65+ multiple choice and dissection quizzes with hundreds of questions
  • Notecard making feature

Watch this tutorial for more information about this product.

Human Anatomy Atlas includes:

  • 3D Atlas section that is fully interactive and includes over 4,600 anatomical structures
  • Hundreds of thumbnails that launch preset views of regions and body systems
  • Pronunciations, detailed definitions, and Latin terms
  • New common pathologies for each body system
  • The ability to create, save and share custom 3D views
  • Hundreds of quizzes
  • Dynamic search capability, drawing, notecard and screenshot capture

Watch this tutorial for more information about this product.

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BioTK (Bioteca Virtual) 3D Atlas

To access this trial on and off campus, go to BioTK (Bioteca Virtual).

Trial ends Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

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BioTK® is a realistic 3D interactive atlas ideal for studying anatomy. BioTK® presents three-dimensional models of organs and systems of the human body generated through digital processing of diagnostic imaging and color photographs spaced at millimeter intervals.  Organs can be seen individually or jointly organized by systems. The user can set color, texture and transparency level of each organ and view the model from the desired orientation and distance, make selective cuts, overlaying real photographs, write tags in color photographs, and much more.

See BioTK®´s help section for help using the atlas.

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3D Atlas of Human Anatomy

To access this trial on and off campus, go to 3-D Atlas of Human Anatomy.

Note:  You will need to have Flash, and to set your browser to allow pop-ups.

Trial ends Friday, May 1, 2015.

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Primal’s 3D Atlas of Human Anatomy

This interactive educational tool is an essential resource for both educators and students of anatomy, and allows the user to explore the human body region by region, in 3D:

  • Interactive Head & Neck
  • Interactive Hand
  • Interactive Shoulder
  • Interactive Hip
  • Interactive Knee
  • Interactive Foot & Ankle
  • Interactive Spine (Clinical)
  • Interactive Pelvis & Perineum
  • Interactive Thorax and Abdomen

Each Human Anatomy Regional module includes:

  • Interactive functionality: Highly detailed 3D anatomical models of relevant region with many interactive functions so users can rotate or tip the models and add or remove layers of anatomy from bone to skin, including over 6000 accurately labelled structures.
  • Accurately built by hand from imaging data, all anatomical structures which are labelled and linked to a huge library of supporting content including detailed text linked to hundreds of supporting multimedia content, including high-resolution, labelled dissection slides, annotated illustrations, clinical slides, video clips and biomechanics animations (such as hip range of motion and the function of ligaments in the knee).
  • Each region also includes a detailed and many layered cross section model which can be correlated with equivalent MRI in 3 planes.
  • Animations showing key biomechanics of the knee, hip and shoulder.
  • Export images, slides, movies and animations for use in presentations.

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Digital Sanborn Maps (1867-1970)

To access this trial on and off campus, go to Digital Sanborn Maps.

Note:  You may be asked to click on a link to authenticate twice.

Trial ends May 8, 2015.

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Digital Sanborn® Maps (1867-1970) delivers detailed property and land-use records that depict the grid of everyday life in more than 12,000 U.S. towns and cities across a century of change.

Sanborn® fire insurance maps are the most frequently consulted maps in libraries. Founded in 1867 by D. A. Sanborn, the Sanborn Map Company was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years, repeatedly mapping towns and cities as they changed.

The maps provide a wealth of information, such as building outline, size and shape, windows and doors, street and sidewalk widths, boundaries, and property numbers. Plans often include details on construction materials and building use; and also depict pipelines, railroads, wells, water mains, dumps, and other features likely to affect the property’s vulnerability to earthquake, fire, and flood.

Combined with other sources such as city directories, photographs, small-scale maps, census records, genealogies, and statistical data, the Sanborn maps provide an unparalleled picture of life in American towns and cities.

 

 

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