MedlinePlus Lab Tests now in English and Spanish

MedlinePlus Lab Tests now in English and Spanish

MedlinePlus recently announced that their information pages on 50 labs tests (with 75 more on the way) are now available in both English and Spanish. Patients can learn about what a test is for, why it was ordered, what they will experience during the test, and what results may mean. For more information visit: https://medlineplus.gov/laboratorytests.html#cat_57 Sample … Continue reading

NJM librarian nominated for MMSA mentorship award

NJM librarian nominated for MMSA mentorship award

Every year, the Manitoba Medical Students’ Association nominates and presents teaching awards to recognize excellence in educating students at the Max Rady College of Medicine. This year, the Neil John Maclean Library’s Education Services Librarian, Tania Gottschalk, was nominated by the Medical Class of 2019 in the mentorship category. Those nominated are acknowledged for giving … Continue reading

Predatory publishers: what you need to know

Last month, Beall’s blog made waves in the scientific publishing world when all of its content disappeared without warning. Jeffery Beall, scholarly initiatives librarian and associate professor at the University of Colorado, maintained Scholarly Open Access, a blog offering a list of indicators of predatory publishing activities as well as a list of “known” predatory publishers. … Continue reading