[Resource of the Week] Network of Care- Lucas County for Local Health Indicators

Looking for Lucas County health related indicators?

Many are easily available through a Website called Network of Care.



Network of Care (Lucas County)- County Indicators  includes categories and specific subcategories  as

  • Chronic Diseases and Conditions (as cancer, diabetes, heart disease)
  • Demographics (as select student proficiencies, adults who binge drink, Medicare beneficiaries, households without a car)
  • Health Behaviors (as  fruit and vegetable consumption, “no exercise”)
  • Health Care (as access, insurance, Medicare, utilization)
  • Health Outcomes (as quality of life, individual mortality rates by cause)
  • Health Risk Factors (as alcohol, diabetes)
  • Injury and Violence (as homicide, motor vehicle)
  • Maternal and Infant Health
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse
  • Physical Environment
  • Social Determinants of Health (as education, poverty)


Each indicator includes a “Filter by Priority” color range. This filter  is a standardized measure which compare the health status of a county against all relevant data.

When available, each Health Indicator for your county will be compared with data from peer counties, the state average, and state and national health targets. Here is the color range for the indicator  Death Rates Due to Drug Poisoning

Each indicator has one or more special features as

  • Model practices
  • Decision Points
  • Links, Support and Advocacy
  • Blogs
  • News\

Additional online local health statistics may be found through the Mulford Library Guide (LibGuide) Locating Health Statistics.

As always, do not hesitate to contact a Mulford Health Science Librarian with your informational and research needs!


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[Resource of the Week] Web of Science – Science Citation Index for Biomedical Literature


PubMed is the single best place to locate biomedical literature.  It comprises more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. This US government sponsored index is the largest of its kind worldwide.

However PubMed does not include a number of journals and other sources that may be needed for exhaustive biomedical research needs. This is where Science Citation Index (SCI) comes in handy. One can not only search for additional material, but exclude the MEDLINE material one found via a PubMed search.

SCI does not have subject headings. But the Refine column includes a powerful set of limiters . These limiters can be used to include or exclude sets of results through the more options/values links.

Limiters include

  • Databases as Medline and Biosis
  • Research areas as primary care, nursing, virology, and infectious disease
  • Document types as articles, reviews, and conference proceedings
  • Authors
  • Publication years

Please do not hesitate to consult with a Mulford Health Science Librarian with your research and reference needs.

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Hours for Labor Day Weekend

Here are our hours for Labor Day weekend:

Saturday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm (regular hours)

Sunday:  9:00 am – midnight (regular hours)

Monday: 1:00 – 10:00 pm (reduced hours)

Have a fun, relaxing, and safe holiday weekend!

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Resource of the Week – National Center for Health Statistics


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The National Center for Health Statistics is the  principal health statistics agency of the US government.  Statistical information is collected and published  to guide actions and policies to improve the health.Useful in areas as public health and health policy.  More at the about page.

Use the link View all publications underScreen Shot 2014-08-26 at 4.04.15 AM to search for publications at this site.

The search interface looks like this

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Needed health statistics not at this site? Check out the Mulford library health statistic library guide for additional resources and links to reputable Web sites and more.

As always, do not hesitate to contact Mulford Reference with your informational and resource needs!

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Locker rentals at Mulford

In response to student requests, we now have small lockers for rent at Mulford! To be eligible to request a rental locker, you need to be a currently enrolled student in one of the academic programs based on the Health Science Campus and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Lockers are available to rent on a semester-by-semester basis ($20 for fall semester, $20 for spring semester, and $15 for summer semester). Locker rental terms/agreements and the application forms are available to pick up at the Mulford service desk (fourth floor of the Mulford Building). Complete and sign the form, then return it to the service desk. When a locker has been assigned to you, we will send a notice to your official Rockets email, instructing you to bring your rental payment (cash or check made payable to University Libraries) to the service desk in exchange for your combination. For more information, ask at the service desk.

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After a water crisis, reflection in Toledo

The Scout Report, a publication of Internet Scout from the Computer Sciences Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, posted an In The News brief on the water crisis in Toledo.  Link to articles from major publications and national websites are included.

Please do not hesitate to contact Mulford Reference Assistance with your information and research needs.

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BMJ Now Available Through the UT Libraries

As of July 30, 2014, students, faculty and staff will now have access to BMJ: The British Medical Journal (impact factor of 16.3 per ISI Web of Science, 2014). Access to content is through Highwire Press from 1840 to the present. From the BMJ web site:

The BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) is an international peer reviewed medical journal and a fully “online first” publication. Our “continuous publication” model means that all articles appear on bmj.com before being included in an issue of the print journal. The website is updated daily with The BMJ’s latest original research, education, news, and comment articles, as well as podcasts, videos, and blogs.”

BMJ can be found in the UT Library Catalog with links also appearing in the Mulford Library’s lists of medical resources by Name or Subject. Links to BMJ may also appear in library subject guides (LibGuides). Ask a librarian for more information.


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New Home for the Mulford Book Drop

We heard your concerns about the location of the book drop (hidden in a back corner of the Mulford Annex) and have moved it to more convenient location: on the first floor of the main Mulford building, in the entryway. You may use the book drop to return library materials whether the library is open or closed. Please note that putting an item in the book drop does NOT mean that the item has been checked back in to the library. It will be checked in when the Mulford staff retrieve it from the drop and bring it back to the library for check-in, which may be the day after you return the book.

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“Pick Your Poison” – A new online exhibit from the National Library of Medicine

Mind-altering drugs have been used throughout the history of America. While some remain socially acceptable, others are outlawed because of their toxic, and intoxicating, characteristics. These classifications have shifted at different times in history, and will continue to change. Pick Your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures and Medical Prescriptions is an online exhibit from the National Library of Medicine that explores some of the factors that have shaped the changing definition of some of our most potent drugs, from medical miracle to social menace, including historical images: early advertisements, anti-drug materials, and more.

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New Introduction to a Hidden Gem

The National Library of Medicine has released new video which introduces their Gene database. Check it out today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZErp3j-sv8M

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