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Nemours Desktop: Quick Start Guide

You may wish to print this guide for easy reference. The Nemours Desktop is an Internet application that allows you access to a wide range of health information resources alongside decision support and other clinical information tools. The desktop is developed and maintained by the Centre for Health Evidence (CHE) at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.

Installing the Desktop

You may download the Nemours Desktop onto any computer or laptop that you use at work, at home, or elsewhere. By logging on using your personal username and password, your Desktop environment will look and behave the same, wherever you may choose to log on, on whatever computer you use. If installing on Microsoft Windows NT, 2000 or XP computers, you will likely need administrator rights to install the Desktop software. Please log on to the computer with an appropriately enabled Windows account. If you do not have the right to install an Internet component, or if you're not sure, contact your network administrator or IT department for assistance. Note that the Nemours Desktop should already be installed within your Nemours Citrix environment. To download and install the Nemours Desktop: In Internet Explorer, go to the desktop installation page: First, you must register for a Desktop account. Do this by clicking on the Register for an account button, then follow all on-screen instructions. Once registered, you can proceed with the desktop installation. Next, return to and click on the Download Desktop button, then Install Nemours VIVIDESK Desktop link. Please read and follow the instructions, paying particular attention to hardware, software and Internet connection recommendations. Note: choose to Run or Open this program from its current location when prompted for this choice during the installation process.

If you encounter difficulty while installing, call the CHE Help Desk at (780) 492-6632 on Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-4:30 pm MT or describe the problem in an email to [email protected]

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Logging On

When you have finished installing, close the Internet Explorer window(s) and find the following icon on your computer:

Nemours Desktop

Double click on this and you'll get the following log in box:

Type in your username and password, and select the

button to open the Desktop. You are ready to go!

If you don't know your username or password, contact the CHE Help Desk (see contact info on page 1). This should be provided to you directly or as a by-product of the online registration system.

First Things First...

Add your [email protected] ID. Select the Green Person image in the bottom left of your screen. Select [email protected] Fill in your username and password and select save. If you need help getting this ID, please contact your closest Nemours Librarian. Inputting this information allows you direct access to all of the Library resources provided within the desktop.

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Nemours Desktop Layout

The Visual Metaphor is the home page of the Browser tab. Each of the elements links to a feature on the Desktop. For example, to access the Users' Guides Interactive, click on the Users' Guides book on the desk. Note that some Desktop features are restricted to certain user groups, so some elements of the Visual Metaphor may not work for all users. In this case, simply click on something else and see where it takes you! Another way to access Desktop content is to click on a tab and then click on any of the buttons organized there. For example, to access PubMed, go to the Resources tab and click on the PubMed button. (Features that are not available to your user group will not appear on the tabs.) The Visual Metaphor links and tabs/buttons are simply different routes to the same content. Use whichever you are most comfortable with. Note that the Browser tab acts like a regular web browser. · · · Click on the first star to access popular search engines to open a new webpage Use the open webpage button will always bring you back to the visual metaphor The home button

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While you're using the Desktop, the Education Panel will display context-specific information about where you are on the desktop, how to use a resource, etc.

Desktop Sessions

Each time you open a resource or other item on the Desktop, it opens up as a "session" and appears on the Sessions tab (see #1 below). Multiple sessions can be opened at the same time. Move quickly between sessions by clicking on the buttons at the bottom (see #2). The Sessions tab has its own navigation buttons (see #3) that allow you to return to the session home page (not the same as the desktop home page / Visual Metaphor), move forward or backward, or close the sessions.

#1 #2 #3

Popup Pages

Note that some links are set up to open in a new window. If you click on one of these it will open in a new tab called Popup. To return to the Sessions tab (but leave the Popup tab open), click on the button. To close the Popup tab entirely, click on .

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Right-Click Menu

A context-sensitive menu is available to you at any time by right-clicking. This menu shows you the options you have at any given time. The options change slightly depending on where the mouse is when you right-click (for example, some options are not available in the Education panel).

Technical Support

If at any point you need help using the Nemours Desktop, contact the CHE Help Desk at (780) 492-6632 or email [email protected] If you need help getting the Desktop icon available within your Citrix profile, or simply getting a Nemours computer workstation to work as expected, please contact Nemours information services. If you need help getting or updating a Jeffline userid and/or password, please contact your closest Nemours Librarian.


The most important thing to remember about the desktop is that there are many resources available to you so explore! Nemours Quick Start Guide © 2006 Centre for Health Evidence Page 5


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