Friday, November 18, 2011

Collectible Editions Book Sale

The John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center annual sale of collectible editions and other books starts November 21, 2011.

There are several early editions of Sir William Osler’s classic, The Principles and Practice of Medicine, as well as his shorter monographs such as On Chorea and Choreiform Affections and collections such as Aequanimitas.

Non-medical books include the complete 11th edition, 1910-1911, Encyclopedia Britannica.

The book sale will end in January, 2012.The books are available on the first floor of The TMC Library, 1133 John Freeman Blvd., Houston, Texas 77030 during regular Library hours. 

TMC Library Adds Radiology Journal to Its Collection

The TMC Library is pleased to offer the Radiological Society of North America’s Radiology Legacy Collection, a searchable electronic archive of Radiology issues from 1923 to 1998. All covers, editorial information and advertisements are included. The Radiology Legacy Collection chronicles the evolution, breakthroughs and triumphs of the radiologic sciences for more than 75 years.

To access Radiology, go to the Library’s e-journal A to Z list
http://ca3cx5qj7w.search.serialssolutions.com/ and search for Radiology under title.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The TMC Library Reinstates Subscription to Microbiology

The TMC Library has reinstated its online subscription to Microbiology (1350-0872). Microbiology (formerly Journal of General Microbiology) is one of the world's leading microbiological journals. For over 60 years it has been publishing high-quality research across the whole spectrum of the subject. Microbiology is published by the Society for General Microbiology, a learned society that promotes microbiology at all levels.


To access Microbiology, go to the Library’s e-journal A to Z list http://ca3cx5qj7w.search.serialssolutions.com/ and search for Microbiology in the title.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Library Classes

From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Health Information to Refugee Populations 

Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Time: 9:00 AM - Noon

Description: This hands-on in-person class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with refugee populations in locating health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population. Background information on refugees in the U.S. and their unique health issues will be presented. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several Internet resources.

Taught by: Cheryl Rowan, Public Health Coordinator, NN/LM SCR


Register for this class at: http://tinyurl.com/scrclasses

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Library Holiday Hours

The TMC Library will be closed on Thursday, November 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

The Library will open from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM on Friday, November 25.

Regular hours resume on Saturday, November 26.

Have a good holiday.

Library Classes

PubMed - Basic

Date: Tuesday, November 22

Time: 6:30PM - 7:30PM

Description: 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



RefWorks

Date: Tuesday, November 29

Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Description: 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

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Clinical Alert from The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Commonly Used Three-drug Regimen for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Found Harmful.

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has stopped one arm of a three arm multi-center, clinical trial studying treatments for the lung-scarring disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) for safety concerns.

The trial found that people with IPF receiving a currently used triple-drug therapy consisting of prednisone, azathioprine, and N-acetylcysteine (NAC) had worse outcomes than those who received placebos or inactive substances.

Detailed information on this clinical alert can be found at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/databases/alerts/2011_nhlbi_ifp.html

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Library Classes

Mobile Medical Resources
Tue, November 08
10:00AM - 11:00AM

Join us for an information session on the library's mobile resources. We will look at the library's mobile Web site, mobile apps/Web sites offered for our resources, and discuss the changing role of mobile devices in medicine. We encourage you to bring your own devices and experiences to share with attendees.

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

Register Here


PubMed - Basic
Thu, November 17
10:00AM - 11:00AM

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

Register Here