Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Library Closed on Sunday, March 31


The TMC Library will be closed on Sunday, March 31, 2013 in observance of Easter.

Regular hours resume on Monday, April 1, 2013.


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

New Vaccines: How and Why ACIP Makes Vaccine Recommendations

The TMC Library and the UTHealth McGovern Center for the Humanities and Ethics present the lecture: New Vaccines: How and Why ACIP Makes Vaccine Recommendations by Dr. Larry Pickering, senior advisor to the director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory
Diseases and Executive Secretary of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

Dr. Pickering will discuss the ACIP process, using the experience with human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. at The University of Texas School of Public Health Auditorium located at 1200 Hermann Pressler, Houston, TX 77030. 

Dr. Pickering’s research interests include immunizations, infectious diarrhea, child-care related illnesses, and protective factors in human milk. He is the editor of the Red Book® of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and coeditor of the third edition of the book Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Dr. Pickering is the recipient of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Distinguished Physician Award, given annually to a pediatrician whose clinical work, research and teachings have been recognized both nationally and internationally throughout a career.

Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis 

Audience members will be eligible to enter a drawing for a Kindle e-book reader by 
completing a short interactive quiz on National Library of Medicine databases such as PubMed. 

For more information visit: 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 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.


Monday, March 25, 2013

Polio: A Look Back at America's Most Successful Public Health Crusade

The TMC Library and the UTHealth McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics present a lecture in conjunction with the 2012 - 2013 Medical Ethics Series and the Houston History of Medicine Society Lecture Series.

Polio: A Look Back at America's Most Successful Public Health Crusade by Dr. David Oshinsky, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Polio: An American Story, on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. at The M. D. Anderson Cancer Center - Onstead Auditorium. Located on the second floor of the John P. McGovern Commons Building,  6550 Bertner Avenue, Houston, TX 77030.

Dr. David Oshinsky holds the Jack S. Blanton Chair in History and is a Distinguished Teaching Professor at The University of Texas at Austin and a distinguished scholar in residence at New York University. He will discuss how the battle against polio revolutionized philanthropy and medical research in America.

Dr. Oshinsky specializes in 20th Century United States political and cultural history. His latest book, Polio: An American Story, details the American battle with polio and the intense search for a cure. It won both the Pulitzer Prize for History and the Hoover Presidential Book Award. His articles and reviews appear regularly in the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education and other national publications.

This lecture is also part of the Houston History of Medicine Society lecture series.

Lunch will be provided on a first-come first-served basis

Attendees will be eligible to win a drawing for a Kindle E-Book reader by completing a short interactive quiz on National Library of Medicine databases such as PubMed. 

For more information go to: http://www.library.tmc.edu/medicalethics/vaccines2012/home.php

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 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, March 12, 2013

Texas Medical Center Women's History Project Reception

The Texas Medical Center Women’s History Project will hold a reception on Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the Texas Medical Center (TMC) Library, to recognize women during Women’s History Month who have made contributions to the development of the Texas Medical Center (TMC). The event is free and open to the public.

The Texas Medical Center Women’s History Project has completed the first installment of oral history interviews with women who have contributed to the development of the TMC.


The goal of the project is to preserve these historical materials at the TMC Library’s Archives to make them available to researchers.

The first five interviewees are:
  • Dorothy Otto, MSN, EdD, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Nursing
  • Dianna Milewicz, MD, PhD, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School
  • Lu Ann Aday, PhD, The University of Texas School Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health
  • Anna Steinberger, PhD, UTHealth Medical School
  • Julane Hotchkiss Knobil, PhD, UTHealth Medical School

This year’s collection of oral histories for the TMC Women’s History Project is sponsored by private donations, the Faculty Wives & Women Faculty of the UTHealth Medical School, PARTNERS at the UTHealth School of Nursing, and the TMC Library.

For more information about the project, the March 21 event, or to nominate other women who have influenced the history of the TMC for inclusion in the next installment, please contact mj.figard@exch.library.tmc.edu

Journal of Cell Science Publication Delays



There is a significant delay in the publication of the print and online versions of the Journal of Cell Science, due to the increase in articles published (30% more volume) and some technical difficulties that have created delays in the journal's publishing schedule.

The publisher is working on bringing the journal back to schedule.


For more information, contact the Journal of Cell Science at: sales@biologists.com

Friday, March 8, 2013

Free Shakespeare Event at the TMC Library

William Shakespeare, 1963
By permission of the
Folger Shakespeare Library
The TMC Library is hosting a free Shakespeare event on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm at The Texas Medical Center Library

The Shepherd School Crumhorn Collective musical ensemble will delight the audience with a musical performance of Renaissance wind music and an introduction of the unique musical instruments used during medieval times. Additionally, The Barony of Stargate, a local chapter of the Society of Creative Anachronism (SCA) will be on-site with a display of medieval weapons and clothing from that time period.

The event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Down Time for ProQuest Resources

This weekend, between 9:00 p.m. Central time Saturday, March 9 and 3:00 a.m. Sunday, March 10, ProQuest will be performing an upgrade lasting approximately six hours. During that time access to Nursing & Allied Health Source and any other databases on the ProQuest platform will be unavailable. We join the publisher in expressing regret for any inconvenience this may cause our users.

Introduction to Creating eBooks


Tuesday, March 19, 2013
12:00PM - 1:00PM
In this course is a quick survey of the different eBook formats for Kindle, Nook, and other eBook Readers and freely available software that you can use to create your own eBooks.

Third part in the Tuesday Tech Lunch series held in our Street-level conference room.
Taught by: Sandra Yates, Instructional Technologies Librarian - Reference & Outreach
Phone: 713.799.7176

RefWorks Class Monday, March 18

Monday, March 18, 2013
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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

Finding Citation Metrics

Stop by to the library on March 13, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM to learn about the library's resources (Journal Citation Reports & Scopus) for tracking journal citation rates, article citation rates, and author metrics. Online tools for tracking metrics beyond the standard methods will also be addressed.

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

Register Here