Library Closed on Sunday, April 5th
Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 at
The TMC Library will be closed on Sunday, April 5th in observance of Easter. Regular hours resume on Monday, April 6.
BioMedical Engineering Society Industry Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 at
L. Maximilian Buja, MD, will present “Operating on a Moving Organ – Challenges and Solutions for Surgery of the Heart and Blood Vessels: An Historical Account” at the BioMedical Engineering Society Industry Chapter Meeting on Friday, April 3rd 2015 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH) Abercrombie Building B1-Level, TCH Auditorium located at 6621 Fannin St. Houston, TX […]
2015 Education Week Keynote Address
Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 at
Dr. Marni Baker Stein’s presentation UTxHealth: Transforming Health Professions Education will be the keynote address at the 2015 Education Week on Tuesday, April 7 from noon – 1:00 pm at the Onstead Auditorium (S3.8012) in the Mitchell Building, Floor 3, Elevator J. The auditorium is located at 6767 Bertner Ave., Houston, TX 77030. Dr.Stein is Chief Innovation Officer at the Institute for Transformational Learning, […]
ProQuest Scheduled Maintenance 2/28/15
Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at
Between about 9:00 PM (CST) Saturday, Feb. 28th and 2:00 AM Sunday, Mar. 1, ProQuest will be performing site/infrastructure maintenance. All ProQuest databases will be unavailable during those five hours. The down time applies to RefWorks, Nursing & Allied Health Source, and several indexes in the humanities and social sciences made available via TexShare. Thank […]
Gale and Ebsco Survey
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 at
Starting February 23 Gale and Ebsco database users will see a one question survey. Our Library Services and Technology Act five-year plan requires collecting outcomes for our programs, including the TexShare databases Gale and Ebsco. To accomplish this, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission conducts this bi-annual survey of patrons using the TexShare databases. […]
Jazz Age Student Appreciation
Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at
Join us Wednesday, March 4 from 11:30 am – 12:45 pm to party down and take a break from exams. Unwind at the TMC Library to hear a great Jazz Band featuring music from the roaring 20’s and get a wonderful dog therapy from Faithful Paws! Free food, beverages, giveaways and drawings for your favorite […]
Ongoing James T. Willerson MD Cardiovascular Seminars
Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 at
The James T. Willerson MD Cardiovascular Seminar (JTWCVS) series is a multi‐institutional program organized by the Texas Heart Institute, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. The seminar is held most Thursdays during the academic year (September through May) from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Texas Heart […]
Andreas Vesalius Birthday Party
Monday, January 5th, 2015 at
The TMC Library will celebrate 100 years in 2015 with a series of events throughout the year. The first event will be held on Monday, January 12 at noon to celebrate Andreas Vesalius 500th Birthday. Attend a presentation by L. Maximilian Buja,MD on the life of Vesalius. Italian style food and Prosecco will be served […]
Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015 Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm Presenter: Marianne Galati Location: Street Level Classroom
Powerful author search and tracking tools, citation alerts and data visualization tools are all found in the Scopus database. Scopus is a database with broad global content from more than 5000 publishers of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and arts and humanities, including 5.5 million worldwide conference papers, book chapters and patents.
This is an interactive class. Attendees will create their personal login, perform a document search, create a search alert, and explore the author analytics available through Scopus.
Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 Time: 12:00pm – 12:30pm Presenter: Emily Couvillon Location: Street Level Conference Room
Spurred by movements such as the Quantified Self, an increasing number of people are using personal gadgets to monitor their own fitness and health indicators to improve wellbeing. Learn about the most popular apps and wearables, and get an overview of the pros and cons of using data from these devices in clinical practice.
*Part of our “Tues Tech Lunch” series w/ snack provided & brown bag lunch encouraged
Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm Presenter: Beatriz Varman Location: Street Level Classroom
Have you been asked to work on a systematic review but don’t know where to start? This introductory class will give you an overview of what a systematic review is, help you define a clinical question and choose the right databases to search.
A brief overview of PRISMA Guidelines for reporting systematic reviews will be included.
Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm Presenter: Nha Huynh Location: Street Level Classroom
These two databases search over 500 journals in nursing as well as allied health, alternative medicine, and consumer health. They give evidence-based information on diseases and conditions, treatment options, and drug information. Learn how to search with precision, save your searches, receive alerts when new articles are published, and download the mobile apps.
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm Presenter: Emmanuel Onwuachi Location: Street Level Classroom
Learn the basics of PubMed, the National Library of Medicine’s search service, which provides access to over 24 million citations for biomedical literature. Emphasis will be on searching by keywords, Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), and on using filters to retrieve relevant information. Options for saving your results will also be discussed.
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