Issue: 2019 - 10

October brings along the real feel of the Autumn, with the first rain drops and a more intense daily routine with classes and assignments. In the current issue you will read about new resources, our scheduled instructions and workshops and many more.

October is also the month to celebrate the Space. World Space Week, between October 04-10, is officially defined as "an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition".

Learn Something New

Learn Something New!

Learning nevers ends and every opportunity for a new knowledge is a benefit! The Library offers a variety of instructions, seminars and workshop throughout the academic year which you can attend individually or as a group.

Take a look at our online calendar for our schedule.

In October, we will be hosting major workshops, both here at the campus and 2 at TopKapı Hospital.

  • Workshop: Quality in Research (Web of Science)
    Suna Kirac Library Seminar Room, Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 15:00 – 17:00
  • American Psychological Association (APA) Resources for Psychology Researcher
    Suna Kirac Library Seminar Room, Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 15:00 – 17:00
  • Hemşirelik ve Sağlık Bilimleri Araştırmacıları için Kaynaklar
    KUH 9. Kat Seminer Salonu, 17 Ekim 2019, Perşembe, 14:00-15:00
  • Kanıta Dayalı, Hasta Başı Bakım Aracı: DynaMed KUH 9. Kat Seminer Salonu, 17 Ekim 2019, Perşembe, 15:00-16:00
* Don’t forget! You can always request a session tailored to your information needs.

These Databases Save Lives

These Databases Save Lives!

  • UpToDate

    UpToDate is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource for point-of-care decisions. More than 5,700 world-renowned physician authors, editors and peer reviewers use a rigorous editorial process to synthesize the most recent medical information into trusted, evidence-based recommendations that are proven to improve patient care and quality. UpToDate clinical decision support is as close as your smartphone, tablet, or computer. UpToDate Anywhere gives you access to evidence-based clinical content when and where you need it.

  • Clinical Key

    Upgraded and expanded from MD Consult, this Point of Care research and "clinical insight engine" contains:
    • Thousands of Elsevier's medical books, textbooks and very current journals
    • Procedures Consult's procedural videos
    • The First Consult Point of Care information
    • Additional videos and images, practice guidelines, patient handouts, and drug information from Clinical Pharmacology
    • Thousands of clinical and other medical images and videos
    • CME credits via the Cleveland Clinic

This resource is specifically designed to support physicians in evidence-based clinical care and clinical education and supports researchers and instructors with an included presentation builder for use with images and videos.

Access ClinicalKey anytime, anywhere!

Find the CARMA you need

Find the CARMA You Need

The University has now access to the full list of videos, being produced by the Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA). The videos are recorded sessions from academicians and scholars on Research Analysis of various fields, mainly on Business related topics, from 2004 to today. Our Institutional subscription provides an unlimited number of accounts for faculty and students. All you need to do is create your personal account using your KU email address and the database should recognize you and give you access to the content. After the registration process, you will see the Video Library in the user area.

Group Study Room

Keep Calm and Book a Room for Your Group Project!

Do you participate in a group assignment or project? Do you need to study along with others? Do you need to complete a project by conducting an online meeting?

For all these and many other group activities you can book a group study room here in the Library. There are 21 group study rooms, equipped with TV sets and boards, but you can also borrow and use VHS sets and radio & CD players. We just renewed the devices in most of them! You can book a room using the online booking system.

The blank A4 challenge!

The Blank A4 Challenge!

Being a student requires (among others) a lot of writing and taking notes, which in some cases has to be done on an actual paper and not electronically. What happens if you have forgotten your notebook?

Pandora provides 10 blank A4 paper sheets in a plastic folder for 1TL!

You can buy your own pages and use them according to your needs, without having to print empty pages and thus, run out of printing credits.

Textbooks, A Case of Change

Textbooks…A Case of Change

The $300 textbook is dead”…Would this phrase alert you?

Online textbook rental services from companies like Chegg and Amazon have made it much easier to pay much less than for a traditional print textbook, and as a result publishing companies see their revenues to have fallen significantly.

Trying to find their way out of this crisis, textbook giant Pearson makes major shift away from print to digital. The company recently announced that all future updates to its 1,500 U.S. titles will occur digitally, a move that will push the academic publishing industry into the 21st century and save students money by ending lengthy and expensive print revisions.

The publisher said it will focus on updating its digital products more frequently, offering artificial intelligence capabilities, data analytics and research to help drive down college costs for students.

Let’s see if this will be a general shift to the textbook publishing landscape, especially from companies (like Pearson) who have been criticized for years for the rising prices of textbooks.

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