Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Celebrate National Medical Librarians Month



Join us at the TMC Library Tuesday, October 30th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm to celebrate National Medical Librarians Month.
Attend one or two of the following 30 minutes demonstrations and be eligible to enter a drawing for a Kindle Fire.

11:00 - 11:30
How to use the library’s mobile resources using an iPad, Smartphone or Kindle Fire.
11:30 - 12:00  
 
How to track your publications using the library’s Scopus database; find the Impact Factor of a journal using the Journal Citations Report database.

12:00 - 12:30

How to use the library’s mobile resources using an iPad, Smartphone or Kindle Fire.

12:30 - 1:00

How to track your publications using the library’s Scopus database, find the Impact Factor of a journal using the Journal Citations Report database.

 You need to be present to win.

 

Refreshments will be served.


 

Friday, October 19, 2012

CINAHL Class Offered at the Library

CINAHL 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
10:00AM - 11:00AM
The CINAHL database provides coverage of research and professional literature ( journals, books, pamphlets, etc.) in nursing and 17 allied health fields. This class will introduce participants to basic and advanced techniques for searching the database. We will also explore using limits to refine search topics.
Taught by: Allen Lopez, Education Librarian - Reference & Outreach
Phone: 713.799.7170

Attend a PubMed Class

PubMed - Basic
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
6:30PM - 7:30PM


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

Monday, October 8, 2012

Tracking Your Publications

Do you need to find out who has cited your work but aren’t sure what database will provide that information?

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. Using JCR to find the Impact Factor of journals will also be covered in this class.

Monday, October 15
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Register Here

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

RefWorks Class - October 9

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.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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

Register Here

How will Houston Deal with a Pandemic?


The TMC Library and The UT Health McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics, present the second lecture of the Medical Ethics series on Vaccines, Epidemics, and Ethics.

How will Houston Deal with a Pandemic?

David E. Persse, MD is the Physician Director of Emergency Medical Services at the City of Houston and the Public Health Authority for the Department of Health & Human Services – City of Houston. Dr. Persse will speak about how the City of Houston has prepared to deal with a pandemic and what would happen if there were a virulent disease outbreak.

Date:              Thursday, October 18, 2012. 12:00
Location:       University of Texas School of Public Health Auditorium - 
                        1200 Herman Pressler, Houston, TX 77030
                    
Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

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 UT Health 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.

 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Banned Books Display at the TMC Library

Banned Books Week is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Freedom to Read. Banned Books Week is an annual event that celebrates freedom to read, and is typically held during the last week of September. This year it is held from September 30 - October 6, 2012.

Librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers and readers get together during Banned Books Week to show their support to the freedom to express ideas, even when those ideas may be considered unorthodox or unpopular.

The TMC Library has a temporary display of a few banned books on the street level of the library. Stop by the library to browse some of the "banned" books on display and if you would like to check them out, bring them to the Circulation Department. The books on display belong to the  Harris County Public Library collection.

Some titles on display:
  • The "what's happening to my body?" book for boys/ Lynda Madaras with Area Madaras ; drawings by Simon Sullivan. New York. : Newmarket Press, c2007.
  • It's perfectly normal : a book about changing bodies, growing up, sex and sexual health / Robie H. Harris ; illustrated by Michael Emberley. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, c2009.
  • Final exit : the practicalities of self-deliverance and assisted suicide for the dying / Derek Humphry. New York : Delta Trade Paperback, c2002.
  • Tweaked / Katherine Holubitsky.  Victoria, BC ; Custer, WA : Orca Book Publishers, c2008.
More information on Banned Books Week is available at: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek