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Services for the Veterinary Practice Team : Tennessee

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Access to evidence and other services


  • PROVIDE ACCESS 6 MONTHS POST-GRADUATION: UT Knoxville graduates have access to e-journals and databases for 6 months post-graduation. Licensing restrictions prevent us from providing UT Knoxville graduates access after 6 months.
  • ACCESS TO ARTICLES: Access to Articles Tab
  • ADVOCATE FOR OPEN SCIENCE: 94% of veterinary professionals don't have access to the literature.  UTK Librarians are advocates for publishing models that remove access barriers currently in place to veterinarians and staffPlease do your part: partner with us to actively advocate for open science through veterinary professional associations and funders.
  • EXPERT SEARCH ASSISTANCE:  we will help you find evidence in library subscription databases to support clinical decision making, continuing education, business decisions, speaking or writing projects, etc.
  • See TABS for other services

Help is available please reach out

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Ann Viera
Contact:
Pendergrass Library
A-113 VMC
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-4541
Website

Readability assessment of client handouts: you can do it! Librarians can help!

Quickly assess readability levels of client handouts created in-house or found in ready-to-use collections like that are free to access Veterinary Partner (VIN), Vetstream or ClientEd (Lifelearn) or included in a subscription (Vetlexicon).

1. Copy and paste text from the handout into the Automatic Readability Checker box on readabilityformulas.com

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2. Readabilityforumlas.com calculates readability scores for 7 readability formulas in a flash and provides a consensus a the bottom.  The Readability Consensus below resulted from copying and pasting the text on Addison's Disease in Veterinary Partner.

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4. More about the how readability of client handouts supports the veterinary team-client bond please see article by UT Librarians Baxter and Viera: tiny.utk.edu/handoutreadability

 

Practice Journal Clubs: how-to booklet April 2017

inFOCUS " .. keep up to date with new and changing evidence.”