Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Library Closed on Monday May 30, 2011


The TMC Library and the NN/LM SCR office will be closed on Monday May 30, 2011 in observance of Memorial Day.

Regular hours resume on Tuesday May 31, 2011.

Have a good holiday.

NLM Exhibition Coming to the Library

Charlotte Perkins-Gilman Courtesy The Schlesinger Library,
Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University


The TMC Library will be hosting the NLM exhibition Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and The Yellow Wall-Paper from May 29 - July 9, 2011.

In the late 19th century, when women were beginning to challenge traditional ideas about gender that excluded them from political and intellectual life, medical and scientific experts drew on notions of female weakness to justify unequal treatment of women. Gilman, who was discouraged from pursuing a career supposedly to preserve her health, rejected these ideas in a terrifying short story. The famous tale served as an indictment of the medical profession and the social conventions restricting women's professional and creative opportunities.

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

Detailed information about the exhibit and Library events, can be found at: http://www.library.tmc.edu/exhibit/

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Library Fundraising Event, June 8, 2011

Join the Friends of the Texas Medical Center Library for an event of Magic, Mentalism & Wine: A Mind - Boggling, Memorable Mix on June 8, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm at the Texas Medical Center Library located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center in the Jesse H. Jones Library Building, 1133 John Freeman Blvd., Houston, TX 77030.

 Featuring John “Ace” Passmore, MD., FACC, Magician and Donna Passmore, Attorney and Palm Reader who have performed an award-winning magic act across America and L. Maximilian Buja, MD., Oenophile, Executive Director of the TMC Library. Dr. Buja is an enthusiastic gourmand and oenophile.

 A silent auction is currently available for online bids. Get an early start by participating in the online auction prior to the event at:

http://www.library.tmc.edu/friends/silentauction.php

Tickets for this event are: $100 per Person, $175 per Couple, $500 per Super Friend.

Proceeds will benefit the Texas Medical Center Library. Magic, Mentalism & Wine is chaired by Herbert Fred, MD., and underwritten by a generous contribution from Houston Eye Associates.

To register, contact Alisa Hemphill at: alisa.hemphill@exch.library.tmc.edu, or visit  http://www.library.tmc.edu/friends/docs/registrationform_MMW.pdfand print, fill out and fax the registration form to: Fax: 713-790-7805 Attn: Alisa Hemphill. 

Featured Website: Alz-Forum

Alz-Forum
This site contains and links to a huge number of resources for the Alzheimer researcher. Features include: a live discussion forum; citations to the latest papers (linking to PubMed); an international listing of institutes and laboratories; separate links for news on drugs, conferences and research; clinics information for the consumer; and more items too numerous to list here. It links to the AlzSWAN Knowledge Base and its tutorials, and to a collection of special seminars as well as online journal club discussions, recorded talks and other presentations that describe a variety of scientific hypotheses about the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease.

 Visit  Alz-Forum at: http://www.alzforum.org/

National Library of Medicine Awards Contract to The TMC Library

Maximilian Buja, MD, Executive Director, Michelle Malizia, MA, Associate Director and NN/LM SCR staff

Eight institutions throughout the country serve as RMLs in their respective regions.

The RML program, originally authorized by Congress in the 1965 Medical Library Assistance Act, is designed to equalize and enhance access to health sciences information throughout the United States. The goals of the 2011-2016 RML contracts are: to develop collaborations among Network members and other organizations to improve access to and sharing of biomedical information resources throughout the nation; to promote awareness of, access to, and use of biomedical information resources for health professionals and the public, with a particular emphasis on contributing to Healthy People 2020; and to develop, promote, and improve electronic access to health information by Network members, health professionals, and organizations providing health information to the public.

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue our work, in collaboration with our Network members, to provide health professionals and consumers in the Region with access to quality health information.   In the months ahead, we will be rolling out exciting new classes and funding opportunities.  Stay tuned to our website (http://nnlm.gov/scr/), our Twitter feed, Facebook page and Blogadillo as we announce new programs. 

We are looking forward to a great five years of working with everyone on the SCR.

Michelle Malizia, NN/LM SCR Associate Director

Friday, May 13, 2011

May 19 - May 25 Library Classes

PubMed - Basic
Thu, May 19, 2011
10:00AM - 11:00AM

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: Allen Lopez, Reference & Instruction Librarian - Reference & Outreach
Phone: 713-799-7170

Register Here

RefWorks
Thu, May 19, 2011
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

Register Here

PubMed - Basic
Tue, May 24, 2011
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

Register Here

RefWorks
Wed, May 25, 2011
10:00AM - 12:00PM

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

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