Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Endocrine Connections--New OA journal

Endocrine Connections is a new Open Access journal offering authors the highest possible visibility for their work and stimulating cross-discipline collaboration.
"Endocrine Connections publishes original quality research in all areas of endocrinology, with a focus on papers that have relevance to its related and intersecting disciplines and the wider biomedical community. The journal considers basic, translational and clinical studies. This new open access journal is brought to you by the Society for Endocrinology and the European Society of Endocrinology: working together to further research, education and clinical practice in endocrinology."  

Access is freely available at the hyperlink provided herein and via The TMC Library's Eresources search page. Go to our home page, click on "Find Library Materials", then "Journals" and enter the journal title into the Search box.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Library Holiday Hours

The TMC Library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Regular hours resume on Thursday, July 5.

Happy Holiday!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Nursing Research Resources Class

Are you doing research in nursing and allied health? looking for evidence-based care sheets or point-of-care tools in clinical settings?

Join us tomorrow June 21, 2102 at the TMC Library classroom for a Nursing Research Resources class from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

The class will include an overview 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

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Qualitative Health Research -- 1991 to the present

TMC Library has reinstated its online subscription to  Qualitative Health Research by Sage: 
"Qualitative Health Research (QHR) is a peer-reviewed monthly journal that provides an international, interdisciplinary forum to enhance health care and further the development and understanding of qualitative research in health-care settings. QHR is an invaluable resource for researchers and academics, administrators and others in the health and social service professions, and graduates who seek examples of qualitative methods."

Impact Factor: 2.264
Ranked: 13 out of 58 in Health Policy & Services

The Library's online access includes back files content from 1991 to 1997, as well as current access from 1998 to the present.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

New Limits Display in PubMed

Have you searched PubMed lately? You probably have noticed that the link to the limits page is no longer available. The limits page has been replaced by a results filter sidebar on the left of the main page. The filter sidebar options will work the same way as the limit selections; once a filter is set, it will remain activated for subsequent searches until you clear it.

When you perform a search in PubMed, the following default filters are now displayed:
  • Text availability
  • Publication
  • Species
  • Article types
  • Languages
To limit your search to any of these filters, click on the links below them; note that additional options are available in some categories when you click “more.”

To change or delete your limit choices, click the “clear all” link; to add limits not already listed on the sidebar, click on the last entry, Choose additional filters, and more limits will be displayed. The limits already set for your search are shown with boxes check-marked.

Do you need to limit a search to nursing journals, age group or a particular search field, but find those options are not displayed?  Click Choose additional filters, select a category and click on Apply. A list of additional limits will display in the sidebar.

Need help with PubMed right away? Contact the Reference & Outreach department via chat, phone, e-mail or text at:

Just need to learn more about using PubMed? Join us for our next PubMed class on Tuesday, June 19, from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Libray Classes and Workshops June 13 - 19

Wednesday, June 13
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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

PubMed - Basic
Tuesday, June 19
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

This class teaches how to use PubMed, the National Library of Medicine's search service, which provides access to the 21 million citations in MEDLINE and Pre-MEDLINE (with links to participating on-line journals), and other related databases. How to search subject headings, keywords, authors, use limitations and more will be covered.

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

Register Here

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Help Us Build The Library You Need

Your opinion counts!!! The TMC Library is currently conducting a brief survey on its physical library facilities. The survey consists of 5 brief questions and it takes approximately 2 minutes to answer.

To access the survey go to:

The survey will be available until June 30, 2012
Thanks for your feedback.

Monday, June 4, 2012

TMC Library Blood Drive

The TMC Library will be hosting a blood drive in conjunction with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center on Tuesday, June 26 from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on the first floor of the Library.

Visit and follow instructions for getting a login and scheduling an appointment. Enter sponsor code V601 or contact Deborah Halsted at: 713.799.7163 or via e-mail at:

Don't have an appointment? no problem,  stop by the library, you can still be a donor.

Friday, June 1, 2012

New Class Offered at the Library

Tracking Your Publications

Monday, June 4
10:00AM - 11:00AM

Need to find out who has cited your publications? Not sure where to start looking for that information? join us for Tracking Your Publications class. 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: using JCR to find the Impact Factor of journals.

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

Register Here

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