Friday, April 24, 2009

Anatomy TV adds new content is a detailed 3D interactive model of the Human Anatomy.

Models can be rotated 360 degrees to the left or right and layers of anatomy added or removed. The anatomy visuals are accompanied by three-dimensional animations that demonstrate function, biomechanics and surgical procedures. To supplement the core three-dimensional anatomy data are: MRI, quizzes, MCQ - multiple choice questions, anatomy layering, video clips, clinical slides, and dissections. There are 10 product demos of major areas of the body (head, shoulder, pelvis, etc.). Computer system requirements: You will need to allow pop-ups in your web browser.

Coming Soon:

Pelvic Floor Disorders DVD-ROM -This will include detailed and interactive 3D anatomy of the pelvis with a focus on the pelvic floor and clinically relevant views. Extensive Conditions Section will cover etiology, diagnosis and treatment/rehabilitation of common disorders with links to relevant anatomy and pathological imagery. Plus a text and image based Patient Education Section.

3D Anatomy for Speech Language Pathology DVD-ROM - Detailed and interactive 3D modelling of the head and neck area with a focus on anatomy most relevant to speech therapists: nasal and oral cavities, pharynx, larynx, respiratory system, ear, facial muscles and nervous system. Animated sequences that cover respiration and swallowing will be added as well as content suitable for patient education.

3D Anatomy for ENT DVD-ROM - Highly detailed anatomy of the head and neck with a focus on views of the ear, temporal bone, face, cranial nerves (esp. facial nerve), brainstem, larynx, neck, salivary glands, thyroid gland, lymph nodes, airway, pharynx, esophagus, tonsils, TMJ, facial skeleton, skull, teeth, nose, paranasal sinuses and vascular anatomy. Conditions and Procedures Section will include deformities, disorders of the facial nerve, thyroid, tonsils, salivary glands and esophagus and more.

Real Time Viewer: Dentistry - View and interact with a detailed model of the head as well as a tooth selector. Rotate, zoom in and out and choose what structures you want to add, remove or make transparent using real time functionality.

--Jimmie Lyn Harris, Connie Maxwell

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Consumer Health Resources

The TWU library staff enjoyed the opportunity to participate in Texas Woman’s University's eighth annual "Well Wednesday Community Health Fair" on April 1, 2009. The event was sponsored by TWU Student Health Services. For those of you who were unable to attend I have included links to materials provided by library staff Jimmie Lyn Harris and Spencer Acadia.

TWU Health Fair Screenshots
Consumer Health Print and Electronic Books

-Connie Maxwell

Use Opposing Viewpoints database for an argumentative paper or a position statement

Professors, do you have an argumentative paper or a position statement planned for your students this semester? Students, has your professor assigned you an argumentative or position paper, and you don't know what topic to select or even where to begin your research? One of the best places to explore current issues is Opposing Viewpoints, a database hosted by Gale Cengage Learning.

Whether your topic is a long-debated one such as capital punishment or a new issue such as the current debate as to whether professors and students should be permitted to carry concealed weapons on college campuses, Opposing Viewpoints can help solve your researching concerns.

Opposing Viewpoints is easy to locate and use. From the library homepage, access the database page; click on "O" and then Opposing Viewpoints. Enter your Portal ID and password, and you are ready to go. You may then type in your search term or choose from one of the numerous topics on the right side of the page. Based on your search term, Opposing Viewpoints will furnish additional terms to help you expand your research. Once you have located full-text articles pertinent to your research, you may copy them, mark them for e-mail, or download them to your MP3 player. In addition, instructions are provided which enable you to listen to all or part of the article or download an audio version of the document. Opposing Viewpoints even gives students assistance with citing and allows them to export their citations into RefWorks, an efficient organizing tool.

Please consider using this flexible, comprehensive, up-to-date resource, which will accommodate two simultaneous users. Opposing Viewpoints is user friendly and will serve you well for your issue-based resource needs.

--Carolyn Poole