Friday, September 30, 2011

Web-based Collaboration Tools Class

Collaboration Celebration:
Using Web-based Collaboration Tools

Thursday, October 6

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Join the library's Lead of Web Development, Ross Heinsohn for an overview of some of the Internet's useful tools for collaborative projects. Google, Skype, and many other aids can make multi-person projects more organized and efficient. Get some hands-on use of these tools for group project success.

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

Register Here:

Consumer Health Library Classes

From Snake Oil to Penicillin: Evaluating Consumer Health Information on the Internet
Wednesday, October 5
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

This hands-on course will describe why it is important to evaluate websites. Participants will be given criteria for how to evaluate health information on the Internet.

Prescription for Success: Consumer Health Information on the Web
Wednesday, October 5
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

This hands-on introduction to consumer health information will cover the information-seeking behaviors of consumers, the basics of, DIRLINE, and other reliable web pages such as those from professional medical associations and advocacy groups. It will cover sites devoted to pharmaceutical information for consumers, drug-interaction databases and herbal information.

Register for these classes at:

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Important Notice: TMC Library Will Soon Require Institutional ID’s to Access and Exit the Library

Effective October 3, 2011, The TMC Library will require all clients coming in to scan their institutional ID badges to enter and exit the Library. This requirement has been implemented by request of the Library’s Board of Directors in order to provide an accurate picture of daily library use.

Next time you visit the library (before October 3), pick up an orange flyer at the entrance, fill in the form on the back of this flyer and take it to Circulation. This way you will be registered in advance and will simply need to scan your badge upon entering and exiting the Library from October 3 onward.

Questions? Please contact Circulation at: 713.799.7147 or

Friday, September 23, 2011

Health Statistics on the Web: It's as Easy as ...1,2,3

This hands-on course focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics Internet resources through the use of numerous exercises

To register for the class go to:

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Library Classes - September 20 -21, 2011

PubMed - Basic
Tuesday, September 20 
6:30PM - 7:30PM
This class teaches how to use PubMed, the National Library of Medicine's search service, which provides access to the 20 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.

Taught by: Emmanuel Onwuachi, Night Manager - Circulation
Phone: 713.799.7150
Register Here

Wednesday, September 21
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: Allen Lopez, Education Librarian - Reference & Outreach
Phone: 713.799.7170
Register Here

Monday, September 12, 2011

Springer Introduces MyCopy Service

Springer’s new MyCopy Service allows Library users to order softcover print copies of electronic books that the TMC Library has purchased from Springer.  Springer e-book titles will display links that provide an option for purchasing online.  You can learn more about MyCopy by clicking on the Springer logo above.  Links to the Library's Springer ebook collections are located on the Ebooks webpage.

MyCopy is offered directly from Springer.  If you have questions, comments or suggestions about this print-on-demand service, please contact the publisher at:

New England Journal of Medicine Archive 1812-1989

The TMC Library now offers online access to the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Archives from 1812 to 1989.  “With over 150,000 articles, 8,657 issues, 478,000 pages, 85,316 images, and 610,000 references, the NEJM Archive is certain to include the information you need.

All articles have been scanned at high resolution; the earliest NEJM articles, published between 1812 and 1944, are presented as searchable PDFs. Articles published between 1945 and 1989 are presented just like current content, accompanied by the PDFs. Articles are fully searchable, tabbed for easy access, and available as PDFs or full-text HTML with downloadable graphics.  Where possible, NEJM has also added full issues and cover and advertising sections in order to showcase the print advertisements that were published in the original issue.”

Access to the Archives is available on the NEJM website, along with current subscription content from 1990 to the present.

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