Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Did you Know...

The Library offers Inter-Library Loan?

Inter-Library Loan services provide you with book/audiovisual loans and high-quality copies of documents (primarily journal articles and book chapters) from materials NOT OWNED by the Library.  Anyone can use our Inter-Library Loan service – simply contact or call 713.799.7105 between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday to request a loan. To find out more about our Inter-Library Loan policies and services, visit our website at

Yoga at The TMC Library

The Library is hosting yoga classes every Thursday from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. The cost is $10 per class.  Classes are open to everyone, and registration is not required.. The yoga routine of stretching and breathing is appropriate for all levels, from beginner to advanced.  Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat or towel. Classes are held in room S100 on the Street Level, which is not accessible from the main library.  Enter the building on the UT side from Webber Plaza.

The classes are taught by M.T. from Maria Theresia’s Yoga Therapy (  M.T. is an experienced instructor who trains other yoga therapists and teaches at multiple locations around Houston and in the Texas Medical Center. 

For additional information, contact Donna Evans at 713.799.7123 or

TMC Library Research Guide

Where’s the library? What’s EBM? What Nursing Resources does the library have? 

These are all questions that can be answered by the TMC Library’s Research Guides.  Research Guides are sets of web pages for research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by the friendly, knowledgeable librarians at the TMC Library.  Our Research Guides can be found on the TMC Library Homepage or you can link directly here:  Keep this link handy because new guides are being added all the time.  If you have a suggestion for a guide please contact

Friday, September 13, 2013

MD Consult Being Retired by Publisher

Elsevier will be phasing out MD Consult in 2014. Since the database will neither be updated nor fully supported technically during its last year, The TMC Library will not renew for 2014; MD Consult's last day here will be this October 31st.

Elsevier has introduced a new product, ClinicalKey, which is priced beyond the reach of many libraries, including this one-- so, instead, we are initiating independent subscriptions to MD Consult resources that can be licensed individually-- a solution that provides both continuity and cost-effectiveness.

Most of the journals, including the Clinics of North America series, are now in ScienceDirect. Most of the medical textbooks will be in ebrary, and some resources will be accessible via their own publishers. A few titles will not be available outside of ClinicalKey.

MD Consult has been a great collection for TMC’s medical students and residents, and many of us will miss it;  but the Library provides a number of other, equally dependable and authoritative clinical reference materials for your use. We will post a Research Guide to link you to former MD Consult titles, and also to recommend some alternatives to those that could not be retained.  

We appreciate our users' continued support as we strive to deliver the best possible resources to support your study and research needs.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Springer journal platform down

Springer is currently experiencing a system-wide outage.  No Springer journals are accessible at this time.  The publisher is working on this problem.  We will notify you as soon as it is resolved.  Thank you for your patience.  If you need immediate access to any Springer articles, the publisher will do thie best to get those to our patrons.  Please contact Joanne Romano at and have your Springer article citation handy.  Thank you for your patience.

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