Trial of electronic resource, until May 15, 2017

April 13th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

NANOS Illustrated Curriculum for Neuro-Ophthalmology from Stat!Ref

We have a trial of NANOS Illustrated Curriculum for Neuro-Ophthalmology open until May 15, 2017. We are interested in feedback about this resource.
The more individuals who give us detailed evaluations the better we can determine whether to acquire this resource.


Trial of eBook – until May 7, 2017

April 11th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

Image of a book cover on trial, and message saying we need your help with a question mark

We have a trial of Osborn’s Brain : imaging, pathology, and anatomy open until May 7, 2017. We are interested in feedback about this resource.
The more detailed information you can share with us the better.
• How do you use this?
• How often?
• What unique attributes does it have?


Molecular Microbiology

April 11th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

New Book Cover

A recent suggestion for purchase, the e-book: Molecular microbiology : diagnostic principles and practice, Editors in chief: David H. Persing, Fred C. Tenover.
“A great resource for content review for trainees, pathology resident and fellows. Great application in the areas of infectious diseases, microbiology, pathology, genetics and molecular diagnostics.”

– Carlos A Gomez, MD, Clinical Microbiology Fellow Stanford

Presents the latest basic scientific theory underlying molecular diagnostics

  • Offers tested and proven applications of molecular diagnostics for the diagnosis of infectious diseases, including point-of-care testing
  • Illustrates and summarizes key concepts and techniques with detailed figures and tables
  • Discusses emerging technologies, including the use of molecular typing methods for real-time tracking of infectious outbreaks and antibiotic resistance
  • Advises on the latest quality control and quality assurance measures
  • Explores the increasing opportunities and capabilities of information technology

Holland-Frei Cancer Medicine

April 3rd, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

We have the new (9th) edition of this major work in the field of oncology. This e-book edition runs on a new platform: Wiley Online Library. Over 15 brand new chapters including Cancer Metabolism, Bioinformatics, Biomarker Based Clinical Trial Design, Health Services Research, Survivorship


Science Journals tracking you

March 29th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

Image of a hand tracking a lock on a digital glass board

A new post, Reader Privacy for Research Journals is Getting Worse, on the Go to Hellman blog describes how journals, peer-reviewed and published by major publishers, track your web use with cookies to direct advertising to you. Some publishers, such as Oxford, employ secure (https) connections. Others do not. According to an earlier post a sampling of 20 titles revealed that medical journals are among the worst in respects to privacy. Hellman points out that this technology can also obtain competitive intelligence, using trackers “to find clues about their research direction.”


Population Health Sciences Portal

March 29th, 2017 by Michelle Bass

Picture of a doctor examining a small child

A new Population Health Sciences portal has been added to Lane’s website for researchers, faculty, and students interested in the quickly growing field of population health sciences.  The guide focuses on where to look for population health related data-sets and also organizes resources by the three Center for Population Health Sciences working groups: Across the Lifespan, Health Determinants, and Methods, Technology, & Systems.  Please contact Michelle Bass, Population Research Librarian, with feedback and requests for additional resources to highlight in the portal.


8 New Browsers

March 28th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

A picture of a human finger touching a URL field on the glass panel

PC Magazine has an overview of 8 web browsers that provide an alternative to the “Big 4” that most people use (FireFox, IE, Chrome and Safari). Each of the 8 browsers has different sets of attributes that make it a viable or an even better alternative to what you’re using now. Concerned about malware? Try Comodo IceDragon (If you live with someone “who consistently clicks on stuff they shouldn’t, set them up with this.”) For viewing or working with a lot of videos, Torch could work well for you. If you prefer to read text only without the distractions, there’s a text-only one too. If you do try one, leave a comment to let us know how it worked out (or didn’t).


Suggest a Purchase

March 16th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

Do you know of a great book, an important journal or a very useful database? Please let us know. Go to the Lane Library Home Page, click on the red “Contact us” button on the right side, select “Suggest a Purchase.” The librarians consider every suggestion carefully. The more you can tell us about how the book, journal or database will contribute to your work or studies greatly aids our evaluation. How do you see yourself using the resource? (continue reading)

– Exam Review?
– Teaching?
– Diagnostic or treatment decisions?
– Keep up in your field?
– Something else?

Please tell us.
Contact us


Repeal & Replace Watch

March 14th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

Kaiser Health News Logo

Repeal & Replace Watch from the Kaiser Health News site tracks “the new administration’s plans to revamp the health care system. With analysis, explanation, investigation and data, Repeal & Replace Watch follows the new politics of health care.” For a non-partisan, fact-based primer on the most recent legislative effort see the post: Say What? Fact-Checking The Chatter Around The GOP Health Bill.


Usefulness of useless knowledge

March 14th, 2017 by Steven Dunlap

A reprinting of The Usefulness of useless knowledge, Abraham Flexner’s seminal essay about the value of primary research remains relevant today given “a forty-year tightening of funding for scientific research has meant that resources are increasingly directed toward applied or practical outcomes, with the intent of creating products of immediate value.”

In his companion essay that accompanies this reprinting of Flexner’s, Robbert Dijkgraaf the current Director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, provides a bridge from 1939 to the present showing how basic research has led to major transformations in the past century (X-rays and lasers, and more).


  • Subscribe to Lane Blog

  • You will receive occasional e-mails with updates on Lane Services and Resources.
  • Social Media Channels

  • Recent

  • Categories