On July 25, 2014, ProQuest will make improvements to its internal systems and prepare to launch new technology for 360 Link.
The new technology for 360 Link – Index Enhanced Direct Linking (IEDL) and a new Sidebar Helper frame – will provide the most reliable access to full text, enable libraries to maintain a seamless presence in the researcher’s workflow, and promote additional resources.
The following products and platforms will not be available from approximately 7:00 PM CDT, Friday, July 25, 2014 through 5:00 AM CDT, Saturday, July 26, 2014.
The Resource Management Department is working on resolving access issues involving some EBSCO databases.
The graphic on the left column, displays the results you may get when attempting to access journals in the EBSCO databases.
And, in Science Direct, users aren’t prompted for their library usernames and passwords when they try to get to full text articles using either the A to Z list, or the Science Direct link in the databases list. However, users have been successfully accessing full text articles in Science Direct going through our PubMed link.
Technical Access Support personnel for both publisher sites have been contacted and we are hoping to have these issues resolved soon.
Due to maintenance, the elevator in garage 3 will not be in service on Thursday, July 24th and Friday, July 25th. Those who park in garage 3, will not be able to use the elevator to access the library.
The Texas Medical Center Library is pleased to announce that we now subscribe to Springer Protocols. Over 26,000 protocols are contained within 1,401 ebooks, under 21 series titles, including the most highly requested by our patrons–Methods in Molecular Biology–which makes up 88% of Springer Protocols content. Our print subscription to Methods in Molecular Biology is therefore discontinued, replaced by a subscription for online access to the entire Springer Protocols collection.
Archival and current content from 1980 to the present is accessible via the Springer Protocols icon on our Top Databases webpage, as well as our A to Z index of Databases. Using the TMC Library’s PubMed link, you may link out directly to Springer Protocols retrieved in PubMed search results. Lastly, you may also access Springer Protocols in our Resources A to Z list by clicking on the EBooks tab, selecting the filter: “Title contains all the words” and entering the search term “protocols”.
Date: Friday, August 15, 2014 Time: 10:00am – 11:00am Presenter: Maianh Phi Location: Street Level Classroom
Get started with RefWorks citation management software! RefWorks is a web-based citation management program that allows you to organize references in one convenient location as well as to format your paper and bibliography. 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.
Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm Presenter: Emmanuel Onwuachi Location: Street Level Classroom
Learn how to use PubMed, the National Library of Medicine’s search service, which provides access to over 23 million citations for biomedical literature. Emphasis will be on searching by keywords, subject headings, and authors as well as on using filters and limiters to retrieve relevant information.
Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014 Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm Presenter: Ashlynn Kogut Location: Street Level Classroom
Getting the information you need can be easy. Come learn search tips and tricks to find the information that you need quickly and efficiently. Techniques taught in the session are applicable to literature searching in any resource.
If you are trying to search for a resource, click here.
The Database list consists of resources from journal and e-book collections to indexes, image banks, specialty-specific resources and government information. Browse or search by title, search using your own keywords, browse tags that appear in database descriptions, or investigate by the broader categories of format or access level.
Provider: 1000 Genomes Contents: Citations, datasets, links, open-source, search engine Access Level: Free Descriptions: 1000 Genomes: a deep catalog of human genetic variation "...is the first project to sequence the genomes of a large number of people, to provide a comprehensive resource on human genetic variation... The goal of the 1000 Genomes Project is to find most genetic variants that have frequencies of at least 1% in the populations studied." 1000 Genomes is an international endeavor, with participants from institutes, governments and universities world-wide. "DNA from the samples will be available for researchers to follow up with more detailed studies of variation in particular regions. The cell lines will allow researches to study cellular phenotypes such as gene expression, epigenetic patterns, and drug response. The extensive genotype data available on the samples, and the trio samples for some of the populations, will allow researchers to map regions of the genome computationally that affect the cellular phenotypes, and to study the heritability of these phenotypes." Keywords: bioinformatics, biomedical research, cell biology, data analysis, data repositories, epigenetics, genetics, genome, genomics, genotype and phenotype, microbiology, mutations, proteins, sequencing, software
Provider: AARP Contents: full text, websites Access Level: Free, Open Access Descriptions:The Country Profiles section of the AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) International website offers statistics on life expectancy and per capita healthcare expenditure worldwide. Keywords: aging, consumer health, open access
Provider: EBSCO -- TexShare Contents: Abstracts, Citations, full text Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User Descriptions:This collection offers a broad spectrum of disciplines: computer science, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies. Some full text from as far back as 1887. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 titles. Contains full text for nearly 7,300 peer-reviewed journals and 1,200 other serials, with indexing and abstracts covering in excess of 12,500 periodicals as well as about 700 reports, proceedings and short monographs. Keywords: multidisciplinary, periodicals
Provider: McGraw-Hill Contents: CME, E-books, full text, video Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User Descriptions:Textbooks, procedural videos and animations, CORD cases, orthopedic and examination videos, drug monographs, calculators, decision rules, CME opportunities and more make up this comprehensive emergency medicine resource. Establish a "MyAccess" account while logged in to your TMC Library e-Resource Access account in order to use the Self-Assessment, Clerkship and Cases features. MyAccess will also allow you to receive alerts and save content for future reference. Mobile access is available to those with a MyAccess account and features device-responsive design. (Click here for instructions.)
Keywords: drugs, emergency medicine, infection, medical education, point-of-care, toxicology
Provider: McGraw-Hill Contents: E-books, full text, images, textbooks, video Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User Descriptions: AccessMedicine is an integrated database, updated daily, that draws on the more than 60 essential clinical and academic medical texts included, as well as a drug index, a differential diagnostic tool (called "Diagnosaurus") and an extensive library of images and videos. Also provided is a large selection of .pdf patient handouts. Note: The Self-Assessment and Cases features in AccessMedicine are accessible once you establish a personal login, which you must first do while logged in to your TMC Library remote access account. Once you have a personal "MyAccess" account, you will be able to use AccessMedicine from any location, whether you are logged in to your TMC Library account or not.
To access Mobile view log in with your MyAccess username and password. (See Mobile Instructions under Help at top right of the AccessMedicine home page.) Mobile devices supported: iPhone/iPhone 3G, BlackBerry Bold and Android. Keywords: clinical, diagnosis, drugs, evidence-based medicine, medical education, point-of-care
Provider: McGraw-Hill Contents: CME, E-books, full text, images, video Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User Descriptions: An integrated database of surgical texts and other resources, written and visual, that provides medical students, surgical residents, and practicing surgeons with quick answers from trusted sources. Organized around the ACGME's (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) mandate for a core curriculum, AccessSurgery delivers content in context. This is a tool for the student, the educator, and the practitioner. Note: The Cases, Clerkship and Self-Assessment areas are fully accessible only after you have established an individual "MyAccess" account at the database site. This will also give you the ability to create alerts, save content for future reference, and set up your mobile access. Instructions for mobile access are located here. Patient education .pdf's are also provided in AccessSurgery. Keywords: clinical, medical education, surgery
Provider: National Agricultural Library (NAL) Contents: Abstracts, Bibliographic Records, Citations, index Access Level: Free Descriptions:AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) is a catalog and index to the collections of the National Agricultural Library (NAL), and is a primary public source of global agricultural information. Covers all formats and periods, including printed works dating to the 15th century. Records describe resources for agriculture and its allied disciplines: animal and veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, agricultural economics, extension and education, food and human nutrition, even earth and environmental sciences. AGRICOLA does not contain the full text of the materials cited, but thousands of its records are linked to full text. Click Help for information on Requesting Materials. AGRICOLA is organized into two bibliographic data sets. The NAL OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) contains citations to materials in the Library's collection, and some for items not held by NAL. The Article Citation Database includes many citations with abstracts, to articles (see Journals Indexed in AGRICOLA), book chapters, reports and reprints. Each data set can be searched separately, or the two can be searched together.
Provider: EBSCO -- TexShare Contents: Abstracts, Citations, index, links to full text Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User Descriptions: Compiled by the US National Agricultural Library, this bibliographic information resource consists of over 2 million citations to journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audio-visual materials, and technical reports. The records describe publications and resources encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including: plant and animal sciences; forestry; entomology; soil and water resources; agricultural economics; agricultural engineering; agricultural products; alternative farming practices; and food and nutrition. Keywords: agriculture, animals, nutrition
Provider: American Hospital Formulary Service/Stat!Ref Contents: drug monographs Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User Descriptions: A collection of drug monographs on single-drug entities available in the United States; information on various trademarked preparations and brands of a drug is contained in a single monograph. Monographs on principal ingredients also include descriptive information about drug combinations. There are general statements on groups of drugs whose activities and uses permit their discussion as a class. Information on older and prototype drugs is also provided. Keywords: drugs, formulary, pharmaceutical
Provider: Kenneth K. Kidd, Yale University / US National Science Foundation Contents: charts/graphs, datasets, statistics Access Level: Free Descriptions: "ALFRED's focus is on allele frequencies in diverse anthropologically defined populations. It is not a compendium of human DNA polymorphisms but of frequencies of selected polymorphisms with an emphasis on those that have been studied in multiple populations. All of the data in ALFRED are considered to be in the public domain and available for use in research and teaching." Keywords: allele, data-sharing, DNA, genetics, genotype and phenotype, research tools
Provider: Altmetrics Contents: full text, links, websites Access Level: Free, Open Access Descriptions: Altmetrics is interested in formulating a new kind of impact factor for developments in science, based in part on capturing and factoring in the scientific community's more rapidly available reactions to new papers and research as they are expressed in social media. At the organization's website, read its manifesto, follow links to investigate tools designed to gather data from online sources, and explore important papers that have sparked and furthered this movement. Provides links to websites and software like Crowdometer, PLOS Impact Explorer, ScienceCard, and ReaderMeter. Keywords: impact factor, peer review, research, scientific community, social media, software