Sunday, October 31, 2010

Library Mobile Databases

Mobile Compatible Database Applications

The HAM-TMC Library provides access to a variety of databases using a mobile device.  Each database may require a specific set of applications.

For an overview on the different applications needed to access library subscribed and some free databases go to:

Questions? Contact the Reference and Outreach Department at:

713.799.7161,  or chat at:

Retraction of Publications Blog

Retraction Watch Blog

Want to find out about the latest retractions in published scientific research?

 Subscribe to Retraction Watch to receive the latest blog posts on retracted papers, research results and more. Retraction Watch was created by Ivan Oransky, teacher of medical journalism at New York University’s Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program and Adam Marcus, managing editor of Anesthesiology News and freelance writer for publications such as The Economist, Science and The Christian Science Monitor

The first post, "Why write a blog about retractions?" explains the authors' purposes and scope of this new blog site.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Save the Date: Library Fundraising Event

Save the Date: Library Fundraising Event

Join the Friends of the Texas Medical Center Library for an evening of fun and mystery. Murder Past Due: Up Close with the Author will be held on December 1, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on the second floor of the TMC Library. 

National bestselling mystery author Dean James, PhD, aka Miranda James, will be signing his most recent book: Murder Past Due; L. Maximilian Buja, MD will speak on The Magic and Mystery of Wine.

Event Chair, Herbert L. Fred, MD, MACP

This event is cosponsored by Murder by the Book.

More information is available at:

 To RSVP go to:; or 713.799.7154

November - 2010 Library Classes

Wednesday, November 3
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Health Websites for Your Patients (1 CNE Contact Hour)
Wednesday, November 10
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

PubMed – Basic
Thursday, November 11
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

OVID – Medline
Thursday, November 11
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

PubMed – Basic
Tuesday, November 16
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 17
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 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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Science Translational Medicine - New Journal Subscription


Science Translational Medicine

The TMC Library has recently subscribed to the newest publication from the American Association for the Advancement of Science:  Science Translational Medicine (STM).  Science Translational Medicine offers original, peer-reviewed, science-based research that successfully advances clinical medicine toward the goal of improving patients' lives.  Its mission is "to promote human health by providing a forum for communication and cross-fertilization among basic, translational, and clinical research practitioners and trainees from all relevant established and emerging disciplines."  

The publication schedule runs 12 issues per year with 12-16 original peer-reviewed articles per issue.  Users may tailor the STM site to their own needs and interests by setting up CiteTrack alerts by either keyword, author or citation. 

STM is available via remote access to educational users, or to anyone who physically visits the Library. 

To access full text articles in Science and Translational Medicine, go to the library website: and type the title of the journal in the E-Journals (A -Z list) search box.

 If you have any questions regarding STM, please contact us at:

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New Online Journal


New Online Journal

The Texas Medical Center Library is proud to announce the publication of a new online, peer-reviewed, open-access journal.  The Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk, or JARC, is a product of the CHILDREN AT RISK Institute, a non-partisan research and advocacy organization dedicated to addressing the root causes of poor public policies affecting children.  

 The first issue, launched in September 2010 concentrates on topics related to Latino children. To access this publication, go to the TMC Library's Digital Commons at: 

 Are you interested in creating a new online journal? The Library provides software, training, publishing and the editorial help you may need. This service is FREE to members of the Texas Medical Center Library.

 For more information, contact Kate Krause at:

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