Wednesday, May 29, 2013

BIOME: a new open access magazine from BioMedCentral

BioMedCentral introduces their new online magazine, Biome.  Read the BMC's review to learn more about the content provided in this new open access publication:

"Biome is an online magazine that will provide biologists, medical researchers and clinicians with the latest research topics, discussions and community news from the entire spectrum of medicine and biology. Published by BioMed Central, Biome will regularly report on specially significant research articles, reviews and commentaries that appear daily in BioMed Central’s open access journals, all of which are fully peer reviewed.

Features in Biome will focus on findings that are of particular interest to a broad readership, with research synopses, author Q&As, researcher profiles and other features aimed at making new results and insights more easily accessible to scientists and clinicians working on other areas of research.

With guest blogs and specifically commissioned comments, Biome will also provide a forum for discussions about current political, scientific or medical issues, and new developments relating to open access publishing, or Science, Technology and Medicine in general."

This title is freely available via the Internet;  if publisher permits, it will be added to the Library's ejournal portal.

Houston/Galveston National Weather Service 2013 Hurricane Workshop


Houston/Galveston National Weather Service 2013 Hurricane Workshop

Saturday, June 1, 2013, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
George R. Brown Convention Center

The annual Houston/Galveston National Weather Service Hurricane Workshop aims to prepare residents for hurricane season through presentations, interactive exhibits, hurricane forecasting and more. This free event is family-friendly and open to the public. The workshop is the largest of its kind in the nation with more than 2,500 attendees each year. This year there are over sixty-five exhibitors and numerous informative programs.

Registration is free, but click here to register and save time at the door.

Friday, May 17, 2013

 Summer Reading

Did you know that Harris County Public Library (HCPL) has a small branch library in The TMC Library. The collection includes fiction, non-fiction and books for children and teens. If what you want to read is not available on site, you can asked for it to be brought in from another HCPL branch. For more information stop by the Circulation Desk, where you can get a HCPL card if you don't have one.
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center - Commit for Life

The TMC Library and the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will host a blood drive on the first floor of the Library on Thursday, May 23 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can preregister here or just walk in on May 23. You can also preregister by calling T.J. Mclaughlin at 713.344.8730.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Cell Press Archives -- Trial Access Now Available

The Texas Medical Center Library is pleased to offer Trial Access to the Cell Press back files, comprised of the following six titles:

Cell0092-867401/01/1974 - 12/31/1994
Chemistry & biology1074-552104/15/1994 - 12/31/1994
Current Biology0960-982202/01/1991 - 12/31/1994
Immunity1074-761304/01/1994 - 12/31/1994
Neuron0896-627303/01/1988 - 12/31/1994
Structure0969-212609/15/1993 - 12/31/1994

The Cell Press back files date back to 1974, beginning at Volume 1, Issue 1 for each title. Cell Press titles include over 12,000 articles in ground-breaking research, including Nobel-Prize winning articles.  The TMC Library's current Cell Press title package includes access to:
American Journal of Human Genetics 0002-9297 1997 - Present
Biophysical Journal  0006-3495 1995 - Present
Cancer Cell 1535-6108 2002 - Present
Cell 0092-8674 1995 - Present
Cell Host & Microbe 1931-3128 2007 - Present
Cell Metabolism 1550-4131 2005 - Present
Cell Stem Cell 1934-5909 2007 - Present
Chemistry & Biology 1074-5521 1995 - Present
Current Biology 0960-9822 1995 - Present
Developmental Cell 1534-5807 2001- Present
Immunity  1074-7613 1995 - Present
Molecular Cell 1097-2765 1997 - Present
Neuron 0896-6273 1995 - Present
Structure0969-21261995 - Present

Elsevier is providing Trial Access to the back files content until September 30th,when  perpetual access will need to be purchased with a one-time payment.  If you would like to make a donation to The TMC Library's purchase of the Cell Press back files, please contact our Director of Development, Mary Stevenson, at or 713-799-7139.

If you have any questions regarding access to the Cell Press titles, please contact Joanne Romano, Licensing and Serials Librarian, at

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Finding Citation Metrics Class

Thursday, May 09, 2013 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Learn about the Library's resources (Journal Citation Reports & Scopus) for tracking journal citation rates, article citation rates and author metrics. As well, learn about online tools for tracking metrics beyond the standard methods.

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

Register Here

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