Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Murder Past Due

Don't Miss the Library Fundraising Event

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



Citations from 1946 are now included in OLDMEDLINE. The National Library of Medicine has been converting pre-1966 citations in the last few years. OLDMEDLINE includes approximately 2 million citations.

Visit the following link for more information:

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

December Library Classes

Finding Quality Nursing Literature
Wednesday, December 8
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 9
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

PubMed – Basic
Tuesday, December 14
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Classes are free and are offered in the Library classroom.

To view the complete schedule and to register, check the Library website:
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Nanomedicine - New Journal Subscription

Nanomedicine (London, England)  (ISSN 1743-5889) is a uniquely medicine-focused journal, addressing the important challenges and advances in medical nanoscale-structured material and devices, biotechnology devices and molecular machine systems and nanorobotics, delivering this essential information in concise, clear and attractive article formats. The journal is a valuable information source for all players in the field – academic, industrial and clinical researchers, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, regulatory authorities and others across the scientific community.”

This journal is indexed in MEDLINE/Index Medicus, Chemical Abstracts, Scopus, and a number of other databases and indexes.  Nanomedicine ranks 9 out of 59 in the category of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology and its JCR Impact Factor is 5.982.  There are currently 32 issues available, published between June 2006 and October 2010.

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

PubMed Enhancement

PUBMed Displays Enhanced with Images

The PubMed Abstract display for PubMed Central articles, now includes an image strip generated  from the new National Center for Biotechnology Information NCBI Images database. The database has over 2.5 million images and figures from medical and life sciences journals.

 The image strip will display thumbnails of the article’s first few images. The image strip will also include a See all images link to display all the article’s images in the Images database.

For information on this enhancement go to:

Thursday, November 11, 2010

MedlinePlus Connect

MedlinePlus Connect and Electronic Health Records

On November 9, 2010, the National Library of Medicine announced a free service that allows electronic health records (HER) systems to link users to MedlinePlus. This service is called MedlinePlus Connect.

MedlinePlus Connect accepts requests for information on diagnoses (problem codes) and medications. NLM mapped MedlinePlus health topics to two standard diagnostic coding systems used in EHRs: ICD-9-CM and SNOMED CT CORE. When an EHR submits a request to MedlinePlus Connect, the service returns the closest matching health topic as a result.

MedlinePlus Connect also links EHR systems to drug information written especially for patients. For medication codes, MedlinePlus Connect accepts RXCUIs and NDCs.

For more information on MedlinePlus Connect and how to implement it, visit the link:

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