Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Journal Citation Reports

Looking for journal impact factors? Don’t know where to find them?

The TMC Library can help you.

Journal Citation Reports (JCR) is a comprehensive database of comparative journal metrics for over 8,000 scholarly and professional journals in 227 disciplines from more than 3,300 publishers. The TMC Library has a subscription to JCR for the Science and Social Science editions.

JCR ranks journals within various disciplines arriving at an “impact factor” based on data like frequency of citation, number of articles published annually, and “cited half-life.”  Citation and article counts indicate how heavily current researchers are using particular titles in a field, and may indicate the quality of a title. By tabulating and aggregating this data, JCR offers a unique set of standards for journal evaluation and comparison.

When you access JCR you can:
  • View a group of journals by Subject Category, Publisher, or Country/Territory. The default option is Subject Category
  • Search for a specific journal title
  • View all journals in the current JCR edition, or view retrospective data back to 2000.

 To access JCR, go to the Library website, click on the databases link on the left side of the page, and choose the letter J.  Click on JCR (Journal Citation Reports), the first link in the middle of the page.

 Questions? Contact the Reference and Outreach Department at: 713.799.7161 or Ask A Librarian at: http://www.library.tmc.edu/services/ask.cfm

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Library Subscribes to Micromedex®

Do you need to know the pregnancy category of Klonopin™, or whether diazepam and oxaliplatin are compatible in a Y-Site?  How about what black cohosh can be used for, or the elimination half-life of penicillin?*

All of these questions and more can easily be answered using Micromedex®.  The TMC Library is pleased to announce the addition of the Micromedex® Healthcare Series to its list of databases accessible to our academic institutions.  Micromedex® is a comprehensive database providing information on drugs, diseases, toxicology, laboratory tests, alternative medicine, and patient education.  From in-depth pharmacokinetics to dosing and therapeutic tools, Micromedex® presents thorough, unbiased information on thousands of topics.  Watch the Library homepage for upcoming classes on searching Micromedex®.

Please Note:  While Micromedex® is available to our academic institutions remotely, it is licensed to us for academic and training use only.  Use of this subscription to affect outcomes in any clinical setting, whether it be a laboratory or a care facility, is strictly prohibited by the terms of our license.  Please comply with this restriction.

For more information on Micromedex® and how to access, go to the Library website click on the Databases link and select M from the alphabetical list.

*Answers: D; No; menopausal symptoms, 20-50 minutes.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Insider Express Library News

Save the Date: Library’s September Events

 The HAM-TMC Library is sponsoring two events in September. These events are held in conjunction with the exhibit How Healing Becomes Killing: Eugenics, Euthanasia and Extermination currently on loan to our library by the Holocaust Museum Houston.

A lecture on Reflections Upon Galatea presented by Dr. John Lienhard will take place on Tuesday September 14, 2010 from 3-4:30 at the auditorium of The University of Texas Medical School building room MSB 3.001.

Daniel Cardinal DiNardo will lead a panel discussion on Eugenics on Wednesday September 29, 2010 from 3-5:00 at the same location.

Participating panelists are: Rabbi Samuel E. Karff, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, and Sheldon Rubenfeld, MD. The panel will be moderated by Thomas R. Cole, PhD.

If you would like more information about this event please call Beatriz Varman at 713.799.7169 or e-mail Beatriz at beatriz.varman@exch.library.tmc.edu



SciVerse a New Combined Search from Science Direct

Elsevier recently announced the development of a combined search and discovery platform, SciVerse, which will draw from ScienceDirect and the Scopus , Scirus and SciTopics databases to enrich your search results. Three new applications will come with the interface, all projected to go live this August 28th. According to the publisher, these aids are harbingers of more API's to come in 2011, from Elsevier and from third parties, to enhance SciVerse's usefulness.  Developers will soon be able to build, adapt and share discovery tools tailored to the specific needs of researchers.
Applications being launched with SciVerse are:
  • Methodology Section Search Application - enables searching a subsection of methodologies and procedures only
  •  Sentence-Matching  - will display query terms in context of the sentences in which they appear
  • Prolific Author Search  - brings the topic's most relevant authors to the top of your results, with links to their Scopus citations

For a more detailed overview of how SciVerse can enhance scholarly research, please go to Elsevier’s SciVerse page at: http://www.hub.sciverse.com/action/home



MedlinePlus Has a New Look

A major redesign of MedlinePlus was announced on Wednesday July 14, 2010. These changes are in response to user suggestions. The new features include:
  • New “Videos & Cool Tools” page includes tutorials, calculators, quizzes and games
  • Health topic pages and interactive tutorials have a Share button for Twitter, RSS feeds and other applications
  • Frequently-used content and medical dictionary are highlighted on home page
  • Drugs & Supplements page includes new links to related topics.

    Visit MedlinePlus at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

    To access the mobile version of MedlinePlus go to: http://m.medlineplus.gov/ __________________________________________________________________

Mobile Access to Tests in Print Database
Tests in Print (TIP) is a database produced by the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements at University of Nebraska. It’s a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests currently in print in English. TIP provides vital information on each test: purpose,  publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s).

To access Tests in Print Mobile, go to the Library website: http://www.library.tmc.edu/ , click on Databases, select Tests in Print and click on the link, “Mobile access to Tests in Print is available here:”

This database can be accessed using EBSCOhost Mobile.

Library’s Mystery Author on the New York Times Best Seller List

Murder Past Due, a new novel by Miranda James  (nom-de-plume of mystery writer Dean James,  Associate Director of Collection Development), has made the New York Times best-seller list for Paperback Mass-Market Fiction. This is the first book of a new series about the investigative adventures of a widower librarian and his Maine Coon cat. The books are set in a fictional small town in Mississippi.

Library Holiday Hours 

The Library will be closed on Monday September 6, 2010 in observance of Labor Day. Regular hours resume on Tuesday September 7.


September 2010 Library Classes
PubMed – Basic
Thursday, September 9
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

PubMed for Nurses 1 CNE Contact Hour
Tuesday, September 14
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 16
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

PubMed – Basic
Tuesday, September 21
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

OVID – Medline
Wednesday, September 22
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Classes are free and are offered in the Library classroom.

To view the complete schedule and to register, check the Library web site:

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