Monday, December 21, 2009

Hours during Holidays

The FIU Medical Library will be closed from Dec. 24 Thursday to Jan. 2 Saturday. The Library is open on Dec. 23. Wednesday from 8 am to 6 pm and will be open again on Jan. 3 Sunday from the noon to 1am. If you plan to use the library on Jan. 3, make sure to bring your Panther ID card.

Happy holidays!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Free Online Toxicology Learning Tool!

ToxLearn is a free online tutorial that provides an introduction to toxicology.

From the ToxLearn website: "ToxLearn is a multi-module online learning tool providing an introduction to toxicology fundamentals. The goal of this tutorial is multi-fold: to inform the general public, to serve as an ancillary curriculum to a first level undergraduate toxicology course, and to equip users of NLM’s toxicology databases with a working knowledge of the science’s basic principles, in order to better interpret their search results.”

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Technology for Long Term Care

Technology for Long Term Care is a resource detailing the various tools utilized in long term care, whether care is provided in a facility or at home. The site, created by the Department of Health and Human Services, is geared toward medical professionals who are concerned with long term care.

Friday, November 20, 2009

DynaMed on PDAs

Do you have a PDA or a smart phone and would like to use DynaMed on it? Check out this flyerr to see if your device is supported. If so, contact the FIU Medical Library in order to obtain a serial number required. Make sure to identify your handheld device.

Supported PDAs for Dynamed
  • Palms – Devices running Palm OS 3.5 and higher. For example: Palm m500 series, Palm m700 series, Treo series, Tungsten series, and Zire series
  • Pocket PC – Devices running Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 or Microsoft PocketPC 2000 (ARM/X-SCALE only), PocketPC 2002, PocketPC 2003, PocketPC 2003 SE.
    • Supported Devices:
      • Pocket PC 2000, Pocket PC 2002, Pocket PC 2003
      • Devices that use Intel StrongArm, X-Scale, and Samsung processors
  • Windows Smartphone
  • BlackBerry – Devices running OS 4.1 and higher
  • iPhone and iPod Touch – Native application with these features:
    • Fixed title and tool bars to simplify navigation
    • Previously-viewed topic history
    • Incremental index searching for efficient topic access
    • Modification of font size in topic view
    • Quick (A-Z) indexing
    • "See Also" links to related results
    • SmartTabs for efficient navigation

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Talking with Your Doctor Videos Available

NIH has a series of online videos available to help you prepare for doctor's appointments. Recent video titles include:

~ Make a List
~ Remembering What You and Your Doctor Discussed
~ What to Ask Your Doctor
~ What to Share with Your Doctor

Videos can be found at: NIH Senior Health

Friday, November 13, 2009

Mobile Access to the Library News Blog

Want to read our FIU Medical Library News Blog on your mobile device?
Below is the preview on an iPhone. Try here at this URL!


Exam Master OnLine - New Login

Exam Master OnLine will be switching to your email address as your
primary login. This change will be effective Monday, November 16. You will be able to access your account using the email address where you are receiving this message and your normal password.


New Whiteboard

We have a large white board you can use now at the library. Feel free to use for your study. The board should stay inside the library!

Take out a Library Laptop to use for the Large Screen in the Group-Study room

Now you can take out a laptop at the Medical Library circulation desk. The laptop is a thin client, and you can use VH Dissector on it. Try today to hook it up to the large screen monitor in the group-study room. You can see anatomical images on a very large screen and study together with other students!

The laptop can be checked out with your Panther ID card and can be used only inside the Medical Library.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Medicare Basics for Caregivers Videos

The NIH has a series of videos covering who is elidgible for Medicare, how to apply for Medicare, Medicare Parts A, B, and D and much more. Click here to see the videos.

Friday, November 6, 2009

New Trial - Harrison's Practice Online

The library is having a trial on Harrison's Practice online. Please go to this URL and take a look. Let us know if you like the resource so that the library ( can decide on the purchasing decision.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

5 Ways Google Can Make You a Better Doctor

We have posted about Google Health before. Here is an article that covers more Google apps that can help physicians. Read on!

"5 Ways Google Can Make You a Better Doctor:"

“The Internet is fundamentally changing the way doctors practice medicine by enabling greater access to medical information, easier collaboration with patients and colleagues, and economic opportunities for entrepreneurs in Health IT,” says Roni Zeiger, product manager, Google Health. “Many Google services have powerful applications for a physician’s daily work. For example, Google Alerts and Google Reader are great ways for physicians to keep up to date with new research and news in their practice areas.” ......

Thursday, October 29, 2009

More video tutorials on problem-based learning

More video tutorials on problem-based learning have been uploaded on YouTube, Library Website, and Facebook. Check them out and let us know what you think!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Check out PubMed's New Look!

The re-designed PubMed is now live! Read more at PubMed® Now Using the Redesigned Interface.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

MD Consult Mobile

MD Consult Mobile is available for the following devices now. For more information about how to use this service, please see

Quick Start Guide:

The system is designed for the iPhone, Blackberries, and phones that use Windows Mobile 6. However, other phones do have the option to click 'Continue' and use without formatting.

Phones outside of the iPhone and T-Mobile G1 may not display all of our system formatting with their built-in browser. We are providing the ability to download the Opera Mini browser which supports our system formatting. Users can find a link to the Opera Mini browser right in MD Consult Mobile, on the Information menu (the "I" button) under "Device Configuration."

Logins: Because individuals' phones are completely unknown to MD Consult, the mobile system requires personal login accounts. Users can do this by clicking 'Create Account' in MD Consult from any workstation at your institution.

Note: users will need to log out of MD Consult on the workstation before logging into their phone.
Remember Me Is Automatic: Once logged in on their phones, users will not have to enter their login information on successive use. Below are two links to help you get started. These links will provide you with PDF flyers that you can print, share, email or post on your intranet to let your stakeholders know more about the program.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

New URL:

We have a shorter URL for the library website that is easy to remember. Try !

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Citation Linker Down on Oct. 24 Sat. 3am-6am

Citation Linker will be down on Oct. 24 Sat. 3am – 6am due to the vendor, SerialsSolutions' system upgrades. As a result, both the E-journals tab in the Medical Library Homepage Search Box and the E-journal Portal won't be available.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the library at or via online form here at

Monday, October 19, 2009

Google Health Topics

Check out Google Health Topcis: Each topic includes symptoms, treatment, causes, tests and diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, complications.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Medical Images Resource

The Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Informatics, Uniformed Services University in Bethesda Maryland has put together an online database full of medical. Read more about the database or search through the images at MedPix.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

New Look for PubMed

PubMed is making some changes to how their pages are designed: a preview for the new look of PubMed is available at All of the features of PubMed are still available; however, the pages look different. More information about these changes is available at:

MD Consult eNews this week

MD Consult eNews this week is here:

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Check out PLoS Medicine

Check out articles at PLoS Medicine. PLoS Medicine is the leading open-access medical journal. It seeks to publish papers which have relevance across a range of settings and that address the major environmental, social, and political determinants of health, as well as the biological.

Direct URL is :

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sign up for Natural Standard Mobile Access!

Did you know that you can access Natural Standard with your mobile devices?

To begin using the mobile Natural Standard,
  • Go to
  • Enter your first and last name and your FIU email address.
  • Your individual Natural Standard serial number license will be emailed to you.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts

STAT!Ref is now offering STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts. With this service, STAT!Ref will email you notifications for recently published evidence based articles. To utilize this service you will need to set up a My STAT!Ref “Preferences” account. More information can be found on the STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts page.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

New thin clients in the library group-study room (GL361)

Have you seen the two new thin client laptops in the library group study room (GL361). For quiet study, try using this room. No log-in required and you would be also soon able to access VH Dissector, the anatomy softwrae, on these as well.

Check out the photo of our group-study room at our Facebook page:

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Library Brochure on MD2B

Have you visited the FIU Medical Student Intranet, MD2B? The library has resources for you in My Medical Library tab.

You can also find our scanned library brochure here:

Make sure to log in with your AD account in order to access MD2B.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Medscape Mobile - Free WebMD drug database on iPhone/iPod

WebMD launched a free IPhone/IPod application, Medscape Mobile. It provides medical news and offers a free drug database.

You can download it here at:

Medscape Mobile is a free information service and its comprehensive features include:
  • Drug database of over 6,000 generic and brand name drugs, plus hundreds of herbals, supplements and antidotes.
  • Drug interaction checker that quickly shows interactions for a combination of up to 30 drugs, herbals and/or supplements
  • Medscape Medical News with up-to-date, specialty-focused medical content across more than 30 specialties.
  • Continuing Medical Education from MedscapeCME in formats created specifically for the mobile device.
  • The WebMD Health Directory featuring contact information for over 400,000 physicians, 57,000 pharmacies, and 6,000 hospitals in a convenient search format.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Database Video Tutorials on YouTube

Did you know that you can watch the library's instructional videos at YouTube? Go to YouTube and search for "FIU Medical Library." We have currently 5 video tutorials which cover how to find full-text articles at FIU Libraries and how to search AccessMedicine database ro find information for a medical condition. All video tutorials can be found at

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Database - Natural Standard

New database, Natural Standard, is available through the Medical Library. Natural Standard is an international research collaboration that aggregates and synthesizes data on complementary and alternative therapies.

The permanent link to this library resource is

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Library Hours this weekend (8/21-8/23)

  • Friday, August 21st 8am-8pm
  • Saturday, August 22nd 8am-8pm
  • Sunday, August 23rd 10am-1am (Monday, August 24th morning)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Anatomy Software: VH Dissector

Medical Library will provide access to a human anatomy software, VH Dissector in three PCs on the site (no remote access from outside the campus). If you have any questions, please let the library know! Some information about VH Dissector is available here:

Thanks for participating in library testing

Prospective students of FIU College of Medicine came over to participate library testing this week. Thanks so much for your time! The library much appreciates it.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

DynaMed clinical summary for Swine Influenza

EBSCO makes DynaMed clinical summary for Swine Influenza free.

Stat!Ref mobile

Medical ebooks at STAT!Ref mobile: NB. grpalias is fiu.

About the effectiveness of medical care

Excellent read on the effectiveness of medical care:

Try Go PubMed

Another pubmed search tool is available at