Friday, November 30, 2012

TMC Library Journal Cancellations

The TMC Library is cancelling the following journals due to unsustainable price increases and low usage (less than 50 full-text requests per year) in 2011 and 2012:

Journal Cancellations
American Educational Research Journal
Applied Psychological Measurement
Drug Discovery Today: Disease Models
Clinical Obesity
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews:RNA

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Articles from Science Classic Available Via JSTOR

Full-text access to Science Classic articles from 1880 - 1996, are available at the TMC Library via the JSTOR platform.

Science Classic provides access to the digitized full text archives of Science from its first issue in 1880 through 1996.  Go to the JSTOR Science landing page. 
Please note that full-text articles in Science Classic from 1880 to 1996 are not directly accessible from within the Science platform. 
Direct access from the publisher site (AAAS) requires purchase of the archives plus an annual maintenance fee.  Within JSTOR, the Library retains freely available full text access to Science Classic. 
If you have questions about accessing 1880-1996 articles in Science Classic via JSTOR, please contact Joanne Romano at


New Journal Subscriptions at The TMC Library

The TMC Library is pleased to announce the following new journal subscriptions:

Journal Title Dates
Academic Forensic Pathology 2011 - present
Biophysical Journal 1960 - present
Breast Cancer Research 1981 - present
Medical Teacher 1979 - present
Bulletin of the History of Medicine** 1939 - present
Microscopy and Microanalysis** 1996 - present
Journal of Mixed Methods Research** 2007 - present

Please note: the starred (**) items will be available on January 2, 2013.

Journal of Visualized Experiments

Beginning January 1, 2013 The TMC Library will have access to The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE).

JoVE adds an entirely new parameter to the communication of experimental data and research results by using video technology to capture and transmit the multiple facets and intricacies of life science research. 

As of January 1, 2013, the Library will offer full access to the following sections:

General Science


Immunology and Infection

Clinical and Translational Medicine

Archived content includes videos from 2006 to the present, with an average of 50 new video articles added each month.  For Information about publishing in JoVE visit the link:

If you have any questions about access to this new Library resource, please contact Joanne Romano at


SciVerse Hub and RSS Down Time, Saturday morning, Dec. 1

Elsevier advises that ScienceDirect and Scopus RSS feed service will be interrupted for a short time, between approximately 6:30 and 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, December 1st in order to roll out some infrastructure upgrades. SciVerse Hub will also be unavailable, from about 10:00 a.m. to noon. 

The new release being installed will include browser support for Google Chrome for PC,  and Mac support of Safari, Firefox and Google Chrome. Complete iOS and Android support will not yet be added, but existing bugs have been fixed for these services, and mobile users should see an improvement to their user experience. Thank you for your patience.

Monday, November 26, 2012

SpringerLink migration to new platform

SpringerLink has moved to a new and improved platform that is optimized for most mobile devices.

Springer will redirect all users to the new SpringerLink platform at, regardless of where you access from, or whether you use an old Springer url.  Individual accounts, however, will not be migrated.  Individual users will need to go to and set up a new profile/account.

Full text for all of The TMC Library's subscribed Springer content should now be accessible on the new platform.  If you experience any technical difficulties, or have any questions, please contact Joanne Romano, Licensing and Serials Librarian, at

Creating Your Own eBooks

Do you have an eBook Reader? are you interested in learning how to create your own ebooks?
In this course, you will learn about eBook file formats for the Kindle, Nook, and other eBook readers, as well as the freely available software that you can use to create your own eBooks.
Wednesday, November 28
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Taught by: Sandra Yates, Web Development Librarian - Reference & Outreach

Phone: 713.799.7176

Thursday, November 15, 2012

New Books @ TMC Library

Do you want to find out what new e-books the library has recently acquired?

Don’t have time to stop by the library and browse the New Books shelf? 

Browse new titles whatever their format, by going to the library website

· Click Find Library Materials, select Books and Catalog

· Click Advanced Search

· Select the What’s New tab

· Select HAM-TMC from the “Find new books in” pull-down menu 

· Limit your search to retrieve books added within the last one to four weeks

Questions? Contact the Reference and Outreach Department at:

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Nursing and Allied Health Source is back online. Thanks to our users for their patience while we resolved the issue.

Free Access to ACS Style Guide

Beginning  January 2013, the American Chemical Society will provide current library subscribers, free online access to the third edition of The ACS Style Guide

The ACS Style Guide's third edition provides invaluable insight on ethics in scientific communication, the editorial process, copyright, conventions in chemistry, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and writing style for any STM author, reviewer, or editor. The guide is an excellent source for all information needed to write, review, submit, and edit scholarly and scientific manuscripts.

Harris County Public Library System Down

The Harris County Public Library (HCPL) system will be unavailable on Friday, November 16, 2012. The library network system is moving to another location. 

All HCPL electronic library services: online catalog, library website and databases will be unavailable.

For updates on when the library services will be restored, go to:

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

The TMC Library will be closed on Thursday, November 22, 2012.
The library will be open on Friday, November 23
from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Regular library hours resume on Saturday, November 24.
Happy Thanksgiving Holiday.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

PubMed Basic Class

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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: Maianh Phi, Reference/Instruction Librarian - Reference & Outreach
Phone: 713.799.7109

Register Here

New Mobile Library Guide

Do you own an iPhone, iPad or another mobile device?  

Do you want to find out what  mobile library resources are available to download in your devices?

The new TMC Library Mobile Resources Guide includes tutorials and videos on using Dynamed, Scopus and Science Direct as well as information on how to download medical apps into your mobile device.

The section Mobile Access for Journals by Device, lists TMC Library journal subscriptions that can be accessed using a mobile device via an app or a website.

In the Productivity tab you can find other kinds such as:

1Password: an app that will help you remember your passwords. The app is for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad and Android.
Adobe Reader: read and share PDF documents with this app, including portfolios and password-protected PDF documents. Works with Android & Apple iOS.

 Penultimate: an easy to use handwriting app for iPad. Take notes on your iPad using your finger or a special stylus. Works with Apple iOS.
Evernote: Need to remember important meetings, save your favorite webpages or plan your next trip? this app allows you to keep track of ideas using notes, web clippings, audio recordings and image files. Works with Android, Blackberry & Apple iOS.

A list of other useful apps can be found at:

The Extras & Feedback tab, lists Medical apps:
DoctorMole an augmented reality app that brings advanced real-time computer vision technology that scans moles in real time and give you instant risk feedback.
Free for Android users wiht optional paid upgrade
Apple: $ 3.99

HeartDecide: medical images and annotations for specific heart conditions.
Apple: $ 4.99
Medical Spanish: questions, instructions and explanations for non-Spanich speaking healthcare professionals.

iMedicalApps: a leading online publication for medical professionals interested in mobile medical technology and health care apps.

Do you have a favorite medical app that you would like to share? submit a link to the app to:  in the Suggestions box.

Visit the new Mobile Resources Library Guide at:

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

e-Life Publishes First Research Articles

eLife, a new open-access journal for outstanding scientific advancements, has published its first research articles.

A researcher-led initiative for the best in science and science communication, eLife is backed by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society, and the Wellcome Trust, the initiative’s first aim is to launch an open-access journal for outstanding advances in life science and biomedicine, which is also a platform for experimentation and showcasing innovation in research communication.

The eLife journal Web site is expected to be available by the end of 2012, but the first collection of articles has been released. The articles can be foud at the eLife Web site with the full content available at the online archive of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, PubMed Central (PMC), and its mirror sites including UKPMC. 

To access e-Life reserch articles, visit the following link:

TMC ProSearch Down for Maintenance

Due to network maintenance and upgrades, TMC ProSearch will be unavailable on Sunday, November 11, 2012 from midnight to 4 a.m. CST.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

PubMed - Basic

Wednesday November 14, 2012
10:00AM - 11:00AM

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: Maianh Phi, Reference/Instruction Librarian - Reference & Outreach
Phone: 713.799.7109
Register Here

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