Monday, April 15, 2013

PubMed Button Has a New Look

Have you searched PubMed this week? then you probably noticed that the FIND IT button that links PubMed to the Library's electronic journals collection, has been replaced by FIND IT! The TMC Library.

The change was made to provide a better understanding of where to go to retrieve the full text of an article while searching PubMed.

Questions? contact the Reference & Outreach Department via chat or e-mail at: or text your question at: 713.636.5295.

TMC Library Hosts Meditation Lecture

The TMC Library will host the lecture Reducing Stress Through Meditation. The lecture will be presented by Mr. William Smith on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at noon in the library’s Street Level Conference room.

Mr. William Smith, retired Army Lt. Colonel, will discuss the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration and enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium. He will also present a meditation technique that can enrich one’s life personally and professionally.

Bring your lunch and join us. For more information call 713.799.7123

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

CINAHL and Nursing Reference Center Class

CINAHL and Nursing Reference Center
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

3:00PM - 4:00PM

A look 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 and Nursing Reference Center.

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

Register Here

Recycle Your Old Electronics

The Second Annual Texas Medical Center E-Waste Recycling will be held on the following days:

Saturday April 20, from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00p.m. at the Texas Medical Center South Extension Lot located at 1522 S. Braeswood Blvd. at William C. Harvin Blvd.

Monday, April 22 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science at 1515 Hermann Drive.

E-waste includes laptops, monitors, keyboards, mice, speakers, cables, printers, fax machines, scanners, computer and circuit boards, data storage devices, toner cartridges, cameras, cell telephones, compact discs, game consoles and controllers, radios, and batteries.

For a complete list of recyclable products go to:

The Texas Medical Center Sustainability Advisory Council is one of the 22 advisory councils formed to address important issues in the Texas Medical Center. Its mission is to support the sustainability policy of each member institution, and facilitate a systematic process to identify sustainability opportunities, share best practices, and serve as a coordinating body in the execution of Texas Medical Center-wide sustainability initiatives.

For more information, visit:

Basics of Evidence-based Practice

Did you miss the Basics of Evidence-based Practice class last month? The next Basics of Evidence-based Practice class will be offered on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the library classroom.

This class covers the basics of EBP: it offers an overview of the practice’s five steps, discusses how to develop a searchable question and locate research literature, and other EBP resources from The TMC Library.

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

Register Here

You may also find our EBP Research Guide helpful:

Questions? Contact the Reference & Outreach Department via chat or e-mail at the following link: or text your question to 713.636.5295

National Library Week at The TMC Library

The TMC Library is celebrating National Library Week from April 14 -20, 2013. We are inviting all library users to share their thoughts by placing a sticky Post-it note on the white board located on the first floor of the library, or by posting them online at the following website:

Tell us what you love about your library!

How has the Library changed your life?

How has the library made a difference in your student/professional/ research career?

We want to hear from you.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

JoVE- a new medical research tool, captured in real time

Be sure to check out the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE), a PubMed indexed journal devoted to the publication of biological, medical, chemical and physical research in a video format. JoVE takes advantage of video technology to capture and transmit the multiple facets and intricacies of life science research.
The Texas Medical Center Library subscribes to four of the seven JoVE research sections:  JoVE General, JoVE Clinical and Translational Medicine, JoVE Neuroscience and JoVE Immunology and Infection. 
 Click here for a detailed preview of JoVE's unique content.
Educational users have remote full text access to all JoVE sections, which can be linked to directly from within PubMed.   Other Library users may access to all JoVE sections while in the physical library.   If you have any questions, please contact us at

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