NCNM Library News – Spring 2014

Earn CME credit using UpToDate (2012)
It is now possible for faculty to earn and redeem CME credit from their research using NCNM’s UpToDate account. Since NCNM has an institutional membership, you must register yourself first, then login whenever you use UpToDate so that the database will track your earned credits.

At NCNM, we are using the library EZProxy server for tracking UpToDate registration and login information. At some point in the future, we hope to have this capability within the clinic Epic system as well.
Here is what you need to do to get registered:

  1. You must register from a computer that is not on the NCNM campus. This is important; it will not work if you are on campus.
  2. From an off campus computer, go to the library databases list (, scroll down to UpToDate, and click on the blue off-campus users link.
  3. Click on the register as a new user button, and fill out the registration form.

After you have registered, you can access UpToDate as you normally would on our campus, then click on the login link in the upper right corner. If you want to login to UpToDate from off campus, you will need to use the blue off-campus users link on the library’s databases list mentioned above.

Friedhelm Kirchfeld obituary (2012)
Friedhelm Kirchfeld, the founding librarian at NCNM, passed away in 2011. Tyler Smith wrote an article about Friedhelm in a recent issue of Herbalgram: Kirchfeld obituary.

Learn Chinese on Moodle (2011)
Here is a free MoodleShare Chinese language online course for intermediate level students.

Britannica Image Quest (2011)
The library has added a subscription to Britannica Image Quest. It contains images on all subjects, including health and medicine. NCNM faculty can use these images in their class presentations without having to get copyright permission first. Click here for an appropriate link: NCNM links to Britannica Image Quest.

UpToDate (2011)
The library has added a subscription to UpToDate, the clinician support database, and dropped its subscription to DynaMed. Click here for an appropriate link: NCNM links to UpToDate.

Chilton Special Collection in Botanical Science (2011)
Mike and Simone Chilton are in the process of donating a major collection of botanical science books (1,000+ titles) to the library. The collection includes many rare books from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, including, for example, Gerard's Herball (1633) and Ray's Historia Plantarum (1686). Mr. Chilton has had a long career in the agriculture industry.  They lived in SE Asia for 15 years.  He is a member of the NCNM Board of Regents. He and his lovely wife Simone live south of Portland in Turner, Oregon.

Kneipp Water Cure Monthly (2010)
The library scanned the 1901 volume (V.2) of the Kneipp Water Cure Monthly. Each of the 12 issues is saved as a separate pdf file on the NCNM website. You can access the issues from this web page.

Natural Medicine Journal
This is a new official journal of the AANP.  It is a peer reviewed monthly e-journal. The first issue premiered in September 2009. 

Chat with an NCNM librarian (2009)
We have added a chat feature to our library website. When you go to our home page-- will see an invitation to chat bar floating in the lower right corner of the window. Click on the bar and pose a question to a librarian. This is especially useful if, for example, you want to ask a question in the evening or on a Saturday but don't want to come to campus.

Easier Off-Campus Database Access is Here! (2007)
Most of our databases that allow off-campus use can now be accessed with your name and library barcode. Find the database you want on the Databases webpage, then simply click on the "Off-Campus Users" link, and you will be taken to a page asking for your last name and barcode number. Some databases and journals still require a username and password, which can be obtained by visiting or calling the front desk. Questions? Call us at 503.552.1542.

Improved Full-Text Access From PubMed (2006)
Getting to full-text articles from your PubMed search is now much easier! PubMed's new LinkOut feature makes it easy to identify NCNM-subscribed articles from your list of search results. With one click, you can access an electronic article or verify that the library has the journal in print. This feature works both on and off campus. Read our short tutorial and start using this enhancement today.

International Journal of Naturopathic Medicine
There is a new peer reviewed journal of the profession that is available for free on the Web at The inaugural online issue is for September 2004. In order to access the journal, you must first register (it's free and easy) and create your own user name and password. Check out this new professional resource.