Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Dr. Peter Hotez to Speak at the TMC Library on September 18, 2012 at Noon

The TMC Library will host a year-long series of free lectures in the fall 2012 and spring 2013. The theme of the Medical Ethics series is Vaccines, Epidemics, and Ethics. Local and nationally recognized experts in the field will discuss the roles of vaccines in the prevention and control of infectious diseases and epidemics.

The first lecture Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases will be presented by Dr. Peter Hotez, at the TMC Library on Tuesday September 18, 2012 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Located at 1133 John Freeman Blvd., Houston, TX 77030

Dr. Hotez will discuss access to innovations in biotechnology among the poorest people in developing countries and in Texas.  After the lecture, Dr. Hotez will be signing copies of his most recent book: Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases: The Neglected Tropical Diseases and Their Impact on Global Health and Development. Books will be available for purchase.

Peter J. Hotez, MD., PhD is President of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and founding Dean of the Baylor College of Medicine, National School for Tropical Medicine and Chief of a new Section of Pediatric Tropical Medicine. Dr. Hotez is an internationally-recognized clinician and investigator in neglected tropical diseases and vaccine development. He is the co-founder of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases which provides access to essential medicines for more than 100 million people in developing nations.

Lunch will be provided on a first-come first-served basis.
Attendees will be eligible to enter a drawing at each event to win a Kindle E-Book reader by completing a short interactive quiz on National Library of Medicine databases such as PubMed.

For a complete schedule of the Medical Ethics Lecture Series, visit the Medical Ethics Series website: http://www.library.tmc.edu/medicalethics/vaccines2012/

This project has been funded in part with federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under Contract No. HHSN-276-2011-00007-C with the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.
Additional sponsorship is being provided by UTHealth McGovern Center for Humanities andEthics, and by Elsevier, New England Journal of Medicine, Science and Ovid, some of the leading providers of science and health information resources available at the TMC Library.

Library Closed on September 3, 2012

The TMC Library will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2012 in observance of Labor Day.

Regular hours resume on Tuesday, September 4.

Have a Happy Holiday

Library Orientation


It is not too late to attend a library orientation and find out about all the great services the TMC Library offers. Stop by for an introduction to the library's physical space and virtual resources. 

Attendees will be able to apply for a library card, learn how to set up their Resource Access, and register their TMC institutional badge for entry into the library. As well, a short tour of the building will be provided at the end of the session.


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


Register Here

Friday, August 24, 2012

The History of the Doctor-Patient Relationship

The Houston History of Medicine Society sponsors a series of lectures during the academic year (September to May). Invited speakers present a one-hour lecture on some aspect of medical history. The lectures are held on the first Wednesday of each month.

The first lecture of the academic year The History of the Doctor-Patient Relationship will be held on September 5, 2012 by Thomas R. Cole, PhD., McGovern Chair in Medical Humanities, and Director, McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

This lecture sketches an overview of the history of the doctor-patient relationship from antiquity to the present. It describes the rise and fall of the modern doctor-patient relationship, which was characterized by long-term relationships of primary care and personal trust. In today's climate, patients often express a feeling of "doing better but feeling worse." Why the current discontent? The lecture offers a historical explanation.

Everyone in the Texas Medical Center and the Houston community are invited to attend. All lectures are held at 12 noon in the Onstead Auditorium of M.D. Anderson Hospital (see directions) lunch is provided.

The Houston History of Medicine Society began in 1986 as the Baylor History of Medicine Society, which expanded in 2008 to become the Houston History of Medicine Society. Speakers are faculty members of Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, or the University of Houston.

Visit the following link: http://www.hhom.org/abstracts.htm
for more information and a description of the lecture series.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Wiley Online Library downtime on August 25th



 


Wiley Online Library  will not be available this Saturday, August 25, 7:00-9:00 am/C.S.T., due to essential site maintenance.  Thank you for your patience.  If you have any questions, please contact eresources@exch.library.tmc.edu.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

TMC Library Orientation

Are you a new student, faculty, or staff member in the TMC?
Do you have an assigment but you are not sure where to start looking for the information?

Stop by for an introduction to the library's physical space and virtual resources. Attendees will be able to apply for a library card, learn how to set up their Resource Access, and register their TMC institutional badge for entry into the library. As well, a short tour of the building will be provided at the end of the session.

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


Register Here

eLife Journal


eLife, a new journal from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Welcome Trust and the Max Planck Society, is scheduled to be published Winter 2012. eLife is a "researcher-led digital publication for outstanding work and a unique collaboration between funders and practitioners of research to communicate influential discoveries in the life and biomedical sciences in the most efficient way".

Author submissions are being accepted for the inaugural issue of this innovative biomedical journal. Sign up for eLife news to stay informed with the latest progress on publication.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

American Board of Pediatrics Certification

Preparing for the American Board of Pediatrics Certification Exam?  A Pediatrics practice exam containing over 350 questions is now available in Exam Master! To access these seven new blocks of 50 exam questions each, log in or register at Exam Master here.  If you're a new user of the database, please enter your institutional email address when you register-- that's the verification recognized by the database publisher. For more details, please see Exam Master's entry in the Database List.

Monday, August 20, 2012

PubMed Central Is Now PMC

PubMed Central a free public digital repository of full-text biomedical and life sciences journal literature provided and maintained  by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine has officially shortened its name to PMC to avoid confusion with PubMed.

Facts about PMC


There are 2.4 million articles archived in PMC  

·         1,094 full participation journals (complete contents deposited)

·         233 NIH Portfolio journals (only the required NIH-funded articles deposited) and

·         1,753 selective-deposit journals (subscription journals depositing a few open-access articles)

A list of journals included in PMC can be found at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/journals/

PMC was originally launched in February 2000, was developed and is currently managed by NLM’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).

PMC Free Access


As an archive, PMC is designed to provide permanent access to all of deposited  content. Please note that free access does not mean that there is no copyright protection. As described in PMC copyright page, publishers and individual authors continue to hold copyright on the material in PMC and users must abide by the terms defined by the copyright holder.

How are journal articles Provided to PMC? 

PMC is not a publisher and does not publish journal articles itself.

Final versions of articles are contributed to PMC by participating publishers, and PMC is also the designated repository of manuscripts accepted for publication and submitted by authors to PMC in  compliance with the Public Access Policy mandated by NIH and other research funding agencies. 

Go to http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/ to access PMC.

Questions? contact the Reference & Outreach Department via e-mail: reference.librarian@exch.library.tmc.edu, phone: 713.799.7161 or Via SMS: TXT your question to 713.636.5295 


Friday, August 17, 2012

RefWorks Database Maintance

Due to database maintenance RefWorks will be unavailable from 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 18 through  5:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 19.

Friday, August 10, 2012

RefWorks Class

Stop by at the Library for a RefWorks class on Monday, August 13, 10:00AM - 12:00PM.

This web-based citation management program allows you to organize references in one convenient location and 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 how 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

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Public Health Information on the Web

Join us for a Public Health Information on the Web class on Thursday, August 9 from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm in the library classroom.

The field of public health encompasses a wide array of disciplines including health education, epidemiology and nursing. Digital literacy and the effective utilization of online information are among the core public health informatics competencies for the 21st century. This hands-on class will highlight web resources tailored to the public health workforce.

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

Register Here:

Monday, August 6, 2012

Library Orientation

Are you a new student, faculty, or staff member in the TMC? Are you a seasoned researcher who wants a refresher on what the library has to offer? Stop by for an introduction to the library's physical space and virtual resources. Attendees will be able to apply for a library card, learn how to set up their Resource Access, and register their TMC institutional badge for entry into the library.

A short tour of the building will be provided at the end of the session.Wednesday, August 8 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Library classroom.

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

Register Here

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