Saturday, April 23, 2011

May 5 - 13 Library Classes

Finding Quality Nursing Literature
Thu, May 05, 2011 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Looking for quality nursing literature for patient care, that next process review meeting, or your own research? This class will address search techniques and tricks for uncovering this information quickly in key databases, such as CINAHL, ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source, PubMed and Scopus, as well as HAM-TMC Library’s own NurSearch tools.

Taught by: Sheila Green, MLS, Partnership and Marketing Librarian - Reference
Phone: 713-799-7176

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RefWorks
Fri, May 13, 2011 1:00PM - 3:00PM

RefWorks is a web-based citation management program that allows you to organize references in one convenient location, and also format your paper and bibliography. RefWorks contains several hundred citation output styles such as APA and AMA, in addition to individual journal submission formats. This class will teach you to set up an account, import citations, build your bibliography and format your paper. *It is highly recommended that participants in this class have experience searching PubMed or other databases, and using Microsoft Word.

Taught by: Reference Staff, Staff - Reference & Outreach
Phone: 713-799-7161

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Featured Website: NextBio Basic

NextBio Basic is a free web application providing access to a ‘curated, correlated database' of public data which also integrates literature, clinical trials and scientific news. Its semantic framework is based on gene, tissue, disease and compound ontologies. A single search for information on a gene yields results categorically arranged on a single page: an overview of the gene's functions; a list of tissues in which the gene is expressed; diseases and compounds relating to the gene; a list of the top topic-associated researchers and authors; literature, associated clinical trials, and more. Registered users of this application (registration for this basic version is free) can personalize their experience, communicate, collaborate and share data with the rest of the NextBio community.

Visit NextBio Basic at: http://www.nextbio.com/b/corp/products_basic.nb ____________________________________________________________

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Clinical Alert

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Issues New Clinical Alert on Angioplasty Combined with Stenting Plus Aggressive Medical Therapy vs. Aggressive Medical Therapy Alone for Intracranial Arterial Stenosis: NINDS Stops Trial Enrollment Due to a Higher Risk of Stroke and Death in the Stented GroupLink:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/databases/alerts/clinical_alerts.html

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Radiation Emergency Medical Management Mobile Application

 
REMM (Radiation Emergency Medical Management) has just released new online and Mobile versions.

 Mobile REMM: updated content for Android (new), iPhone, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile. Visit: http://www.remm.nlm.gov/downloadmremm.htm

The link to What’s new on REMM lists the key updates:
  • Nuclear Reactor Accidents: new content and references
  • Potassium Iodide: new content and references
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): 14 new pages with photos
  • Seven new video screencast tutorials:  explaining key REMM interactive clinical tools
  • Nuclear detonation clinical triage tool:  for use if medical response resources are scarce
  • Simplified clinical algorithm for managing radiation exposure: new format and content

Are you a new user? this link provides the initial learning objectives of REMM.

http://www.remm.nlm.gov/wheretostart.htm
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Library Classes April 19 - 27, 2011

PubMed - Basic
Tuesday, April 19 
6:30PM - 7:30PM

This class teaches how to use PubMed, the National Library of Medicine's search service, which provides access to the 9 million citations in MEDLINE and Pre-MEDLINE (with links to participating on-line journals), and other related databases. How to se arch subject headings, keywords, and authors use limitations and search for clinical queries will be covered. Contact Time: 1 Hr(s)

Taught by: Emmanuel Onwuachi, Night Manager - Circulation
Phone: 713-799-7150

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Full-Text Articles: How Do I Find What I Need?
Wednesday, April 20
2:00PM - 3:00PM

This class provides an overview of how to access full text electronic journals and e-books available through The TMC Library. Participants will learn how to access the library website, library subscribed databases and electronic books to retrieve full text resources . The class also covers printing, saving and e-mailing the full text of articles.

Taught by: Beatriz Varman, MLIS, Public Relations Librarian - Reference
Phone: 713.799.7169

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RefWorks
Wednesday, April 27
1:00PM - 3:00PM

RefWorks is a web-based citation management program that allows you to organize references in one convenient location, and also format your paper and bibliography. RefWorks contains several hundred citation output styles such as APA and AMA, in addition to individual journal submission formats. This class will teach you to set up an account, import citations, build your bibliography and format your paper. *It is highly recommended that participants in this class have experience searching PubMed or other databases, and using Microsoft Word.

Taught by: Reference Staff, Staff - Reference & Outreach
Phone: 713-799-7161

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Library Classes April 13 - 14, 2011

Finding Quality Nursing Literature
Wednesday, April 13
10:00AM - 12:00PM

Looking for quality nursing literature for patient care, that next process review meeting, or your own research? This class will address search techniques and tricks for uncovering this information quickly in key databases, such as CINAHL, ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source, PubMed and Scopus, as well as HAM-TMC Library’s own NurSearch tools.

Taught by: Sheila Green, MLS, Partnership and Marketing Librarian - Reference
Phone: 713-799-7176

Register Here



RefWorks
Thursday, April 14
12:00PM - 2:00PM

RefWorks is a web-based citation management program that allows you to organize references in one convenient location, and also format your paper and bibliography. RefWorks contains several hundred citation output styles such as APA and AMA, in addition to individual journal submission formats. This class will teach you to set up an account, import citations, build your bibliography and format your paper. *It is highly recommended that participants in this class have experience searching PubMed or other databases, and using Microsoft Word.

Taught by: Reference Staff, Staff - Reference & Outreach
Phone: 713-799-7161

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Comparative Toxicogenomics Database (CTD)

The Comparative Toxicogenomics Database (CTD) is now available free of charge, via the National Library of Medicine's Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET) http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/

The CTD contains manually curated data describing cross-species chemical-gene/protein interactions and chemical-andogene-disease relationships.

The results provide insights into the molecular mechanisms underlying variable susceptibility and environmentally influenced diseases. These data also provide insight into complex chemical–gene and protein interaction networks.

In TOXNET, users can search chemicals (by name or CAS registry number) and see the related genes and diseases. Users can then go via the TOXNET’s CTD results to the complete CTD site for further details. CTD is compiled by the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDIBL), with support from the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) of the NIH.  

For a complete description and features of CTD visit: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/ctdfs.html

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Library Classes April 7 - 8, 2011

CINAHL
Thursday, April 07
 3:00PM - 4:00PM

The CINAHL database provides coverage of research and professional literature ( journals, books, pamphlets, etc.) in nursing and 17 allied health fields. This class will introduce participants to basic and advanced techniques for searching the database. We will also explore using limits to refine search topics. Contact Time: 1 Hr

Taught by: Adela Justice, Consumer Health Librarian - Reference
Phone: 713.799.7183

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RefWorks
Friday, April 08
1:00PM - 3:00PM

RefWorks is a web-based citation management program that allows you to organize references in one convenient location, and also format your paper and bibliography. RefWorks contains several hundred citation output styles such as APA and AMA, in addition to individual journal submission formats. This class will teach you to set up an account, import citations, build your bibliography and format your paper. *It is highly recommended that participants in this class have experience searching PubMed or other databases, and using Microsoft Word.

Taught by: Sheila Green, MLS, Partnership and Marketing Librarian - Reference
Phone: 713-799-7176

Register Here