Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tracking Your Publications - Library Class

Wednesday, September 7
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Scopus' "Author Search" lets you see who is citing whom. Use this tool to see your bibliographic connections to other authors, find metrics on your citation rates, and find measures of journal performance. Also covered in the class: using JCR to find the Impact Factor of journals.

Taught by: Allen Lopez, Education Librarian - Reference & Outreach
Phone: 713.799.7170

Library Closed on Monday September 5

The TMC Library will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2011  in observance of Labor Day.

Regular Hours resume on Tuesday, September 6.

Happy Holiday

New Library Website

As our patrons and visitors change and grow how we bring information to our users changes as well. With that in mind, The TMC Library is redesigning its website to bring you a new look and better functionality.

A link to the newly developed website is available in the current site, or you can go directly to:  http://the.library.tmc.edu/ . We will be launching the site next month, and we are looking for input and feedback. We encourage you to visit the new website and send any comments or suggestions via email to the Webmaster or fill out the survey using the link in the top right of the header labeled “New Website Feedback” or access the link at: http://the.library.tmc.edu/main/feedback.html

Your opinion is important to us. We thank you for your time, and we most certainly value your input.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Health Care Reform - Free Panel Discussion and Lunch

The TMC Library and the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics are hosting a panel on the Implications of Health Care Reform for the Future of Medicine on September 21, 2011 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm at the auditorium of The University of Texas Medical School, MSB 3.001 located at 6431 Fannin, Houston, TX 77030.

This event is free and open to the public.  Free box lunches will be provided. To register go to: http://resource.library.tmc.edu/medicalethics/ScholarRegistration.cfm

Participating panelists are:

Laurence B. McCullough, PhD, is the Associate Director for Education and Professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics, and Family and Community Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He is the inaugural holder of the Dalton Tomlin Chair in Medical Ethics and Health Policy in the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy. He is the author of two books and 370 papers in the peer-reviewed medical and bioethics literature. In addition, he has published 50 original chapters in scholarly books and more than 100 chapters in medical textbooks.

 Pauline Rosenau, PhD, is Professor of Management, Policy and Community Health at the University of Texas – Houston School of Public Health. She is the author/editor of seven books and more than 60 journal articles and book chapters on health system reform, comparative international health policy, public/private policy partnerships, the implications of investor status for the provision of health services, and pharmacy policy.
Her peer-reviewed articles have been published in many prestigious journals, including Social Work in Public Health, Journal of Health Politics, and Medical Care Review.

Roberta Schwartz Senior Vice President of Operations for The Methodist Hospital and a recognized leader in health care management. Ms. Schwartz oversees all service line operations and outpatient departments, and plays a key role on the organization leadership team. Prior to joining The Methodist Hospital in 2001, Ms. Schwartz was Director of Business Development for Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and a Consultant and Project Manager to a number of academic medical centers for Computer Sciences Corporation.

The panel discussion will be moderated by ThomasR. Cole, PhD, McGovern Chair in Medical Humanities and founding Director of The McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has authored, edited, or co-edited 10 books including What Does It Mean to Grow Old?, The Oxford Book of Aging, No Color is My Kind: The Life of Eldrewey Steams and the Desegregation of Houston and has produced or co-produced four documentary films. His book, The Journey of Life: A Cultural History of Aging in America was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

The Medical Ethics Series is generously underwritten by AAAS - Advancing Science, Serving Society and Elsevier, leading providers of science and health information.

For more information, please visit the Medical Ethics Series website: http://resource.library.tmc.edu/medicalethics/index.php

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Library Classes August 10 and 18, 2011

Wednesday, August 10
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) is a system designed to assist First Responders in hazardous material incidents. Developed by the National Library of Medicine, WISER provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression guidance.  While designed for emergency responders, this resource is useful in any situation involving hazardous chemicals.  Attendees will learn about the substance identification and search capabilities of WISER.

Taught by: Allen Lopez, Education Librarian - Reference & Outreach
Phone: 713-799-7170

Register Here

Nursing Research Resources
Thursday, August 18
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

A look at resources offered by the library that focus on Nursing and Allied Health. Topics include: finding full-text articles, finding evidence-based care sheets, and point-of-care tools for clinical settings. Primary resources covered include: CINAHL, Nursing and Allied Health Source, and Nursing Reference Center.

Taught by: Allen Lopez, Education Librarian - Reference & Outreach
Phone: 713-799-7170

Register Here

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