Two New Journals from NEJM Group

Ebling Library users now have access to two popular NEJM publications!

Ebling Library users now have access to two highly requested journals from the NEJM Group.

NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery focuses on the latest innovations, big ideas, and practical solutions for health care delivery transformation.

NEJM Evidence presents innovative original research and fresh, bold ideas in clinical trial design and clinical decision-making.


Summer Help from Ebling Staff

Did you know that Ebling staff can assist in whatever “ails” you? Whether you need guidance with a literature search on lung cancer screening, an update on Endnote or Zotero bibliographic management, some resources on contraceptive use during COVID, access to articles on social justice training, a systematic review on spinal cord stimulation, or a deep dive into the history of taking sexual histories we can usually accommodate.

You can call, email, chat, ZOOM, come in (unlike last summer). We relish assisting our health sciences community.

We can help fine tune your data carpentry skills, help to identify predatory journals, assist in finding images for a departmental presentation, and suggest orthopedic practice details for a short story. Our crackerjack crew prides itself on timely, comprehensive “treatment.” Please let us know how we can help.


Photo “Tall Grass Nesting,” by UW School of Nursing’s Grace Leonard, from the Fall 2021 issue of Corpus Callosum, Ebling’s online art journal.


The Spring Post has Arrived!

Please enjoy our early Spring 2022 installment of the Ebling Post News. From reminding you of all the services we can provide, to new Research Guides, to Ebling staff in the news, we have been busy the last few months. We look forward to seeing more of you onsite as the social, cultural and clinical landscape allow.

Let us know if we can be of help.

DesignLab Consultants are at Ebling to Help

DesignLab returns to Ebling Library starting Tuesday, September 13th. Need support or feedback on your digital projects? The DesignLab is here to help you! The DesignLab is a free, digital design consulting service for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff.

Through one-on-one and small group appointments, consultants provide support for your digital projects including research posters, presentation slides, data visualizations, infographics, videos, etc.

DesignLab consultants can help at any point in your project from the initial brainstorming, through the creation process or helping polish a nearly finished project.

The DesignLab staff will be available just inside the main doors of Ebling Library.

Appointments are available throughout the 2022 fall semester beginning September 13th, 2022 and beyond.

Tuesdays 10:00-2:00 pm
Wednesdays 12:00-4:00 pm

Walk ins are welcome as space allows, but an appointment is strongly encouraged.

Questions? Contact Heidi Marleau at or 608-262-1174.

Natural Medicines Database Available Now

Ebling Library now offers access to the Natural Medicines database. This is an authoritative resource on dietary supplements, herbal medicines, and integrative therapies. Included are interactive tools for safety, effectiveness and interactions; over 1,400 natural medicine monographs; as well as an easy-to-use, evidence-based rating system for 185,000+ commercial brand products. Go explore!

Data Carpentry on ZOOM!

Register Today for Health Science Data Carpentry!

Ebling’s very own Trisha Adamus is teaching two of the sessions, Spreadsheets on June 16th and SQL on June 25th.

Space is limited, even online….

We’re hosting Health Science Data Carpentry in half-day portions from June 16-25:

  • June 16: Data Organization in Spreadsheets & OpenRefine for Data Cleaning
  • ​June 18: Introduction to R with dplyr
  • June 23: Data Analysis and Visualization with R with ggplot and Rmd
  • June 25: Data Management with SQL

Workshops will be held from 9:00 – noon in an online setting. Register by purchasing a ticket here.

We hope to see you there, and email: with any questions.


Special Access to Online Resources during COVID-19

COVID-19: Special Access to Online Resources

Many publishers and content providers have temporarily unlocked resources to support remote research, teaching, and learning during this period of disruption. Ebling Library has created a list of resources that may be helpful to the health sciences community. Thank you to our publishers and content providers during this particularly dynamic time.

COVID-19: Special Access to Online Resources

If you need assistance locating other resources or would like to request access to additional resources, please contact Ebling Library.

Generous Access from ProQuest and Ebook Central

We wanted to share an update from ProQuest in regard to eBook titles on eBook Central during this pandemic. In this unprecedented time of COVID-19 and institutions moving to online learning, ProQuest is supporting us with a new level of distance learning and research and access to electronic resources.

ProQuest has partnered with more than 50 publishers to support libraries in providing unlimited access to  Ebook Central holdings for all patrons – at no extra charge.

 ProQuest eBook Central customers will get unlimited access to all owned titles from these publishers through mid-June.  This means all licenses – including single-user and three-user models will AUTOMATICALLY convert to unlimited access during that period.

You can read details at this blog post.

From Micromedex to Lexicomp

UW’s Micromedex Subscription is ending in February 2019. Lexicomp Access will expand!

Here is the direct link to Lexicomp.

Both Micromedex and Lexicomp subscriptions offer similar components including drug information, calculators, toxicology, and IV information. The differences are mainly in presentation, not content. Many academic medical centers have moved to one vendor for this reference service for standardization and to save money.

An in-depth analysis and comparison was conducted at UW by a committee that included nurses, providers, and representatives from in IS, Pharmacy, Patient Education, SMPH, Swedish American Health, Community Connect, and Ebling Library.
The resulting decision expands Lexicomp access across the organization while ending the Micromedex subscription effective February 2019.

For further information.