Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Updates Coming to PubMed!

Next month PubMed will be updating several features:

~ You will see a link to your Clipboard on PubMed's homepage (if you have items already in your Clipboard)
~ The Limits page will be updated: there will be more options for the search field as well as the date limits

Read more at the NLM Technical Bulletin!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

MedlinePlus is Mobile!

Have an iPhone or other mobile device? Is MedlinePlus one of your favorite resources? Now you can access MedlinePlus from your mobile device!

From our National Network of Libraries of Medicine contact Terri Ottosen:

"Mobile MedlinePlus includes many of your favorite MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en espaƱol pages in a display that is optimized for mobile devices.

Mobile MedlinePlus includes

~ Topic summaries – “snackable” pieces of information, you can access and digest quickly
~ News – the latest in treatment, medical research and healthy living tips
~ Images – visual appeal is important
~ Encyclopedia articles & drug information – heavily-used content

Mobile MedlinePlus does not include

~ External links – these pages are not optimized for mobile; they are “regular” Web pages
~ Interactive tutorials – Flash doesn’t work on many mobile devices
~ Some licensed content – we’ll work on adding in the future"

You can learn more at the MedlinePlus Mobile FAQ Page.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sign up for Research & Technology Workshops!

Register for one or more of the Research and Technology Workshops from the Medical Library!

From using images in your PowerPoint sessions to learning how to use citation managers and social bookmarking tools such as RefWorks and, our workshops are designed with your needs in mind.

For faculty and staff, each workshop you attend can be applied towards your annual 20 professional development hours. You are welcome to sign up for one or all of our workshops.

To learn more about our workshops and to register, please visit

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Toxic Agents Database Updated

From the National Library of Medicine, "Haz-Map is an occupational health database designed for health and safety professionals and for consumers seeking information about the health effects of exposure to chemicals and biologicals at work. Haz-Map links jobs and hazardous tasks with occupational diseases and their symptoms. It is one of the products and services made available by the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program." Haz-Map database was recently updated to include 265 more agents.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Epocrates - New Drug Database

The new drug database, Epocrates, is available through the FIU Medical Library.

Epocrates Online drug and disease reference provides:
  • Access to extensive disease database
  • Dosing for 3,300+ brand and generic drugs
  • MultiCheck drug interaction checker
  • Hundreds of brand name OTC drug products*
  • 600 alternative medicines, including interactions*
  • Pill identifier*
  • Hundreds of calculators and clinical criteria*