Friday, February 26, 2010

Keeping Up To Date with MedlinePlus!

"The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce that MedlinePlus now offers a new e-mail subscription service to make it easier for you to stay up to date on the health topics that matter most to you. With this new service, you can subscribe to any or all of the over 800 health topics on MedlinePlus, over 770 topics on MedlinePlus en espaƱol, and a variety of other health-related e-mail lists in English and Spanish.

To subscribe to health topics that are of interest to you, visit the MedlinePlus subscription options pages for MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en espaƱol. Whenever MedlinePlus adds new information on a topic page to which you are subscribed, you will receive an e-mail alert to notify you of the new materials. You can also sign up by visiting a MedlinePlus topic page and entering your e-mail address in the box beneath the summary.

With this new service, you now have the ability to customize your e-mails based upon your particular interests. If you are already subscribed to one or more of the MedlinePlus announcement lists, you will receive an e-mail with more information on how you will be transferred over into the new service.

If you have any questions or comments about this new service, please contact MedlinePlus. Please visit MedlinePlus for more information on e-mail updates."

Post shared with permission from author:
Terri Ottosen, M.L.I.S., AHIP

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Test Your Sugar IQ!

Ever wonder how much sugar is really in the soda you are having with your lunch? Or, did you know that there is more sugar in a serving of watermellon then a serving of pinapple? At Sugar Stacks you will see just how many sugar cubes worth of surgar are in various foods. How many sugar cubes have you eaten today?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New Database: VisualDX

New database, VisualDX is available via FIU Medical Library. VisualDX includes over 17,000 medical images and represents the variation of disease presentation through age, stage, and skin type.

The URL for VisualDX is

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

New Trial: Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science

The FIU Libraries now have trial access to the Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science from Morgan & Claypool Publishers. This is an extended trial which allows us access through April 16th. Access is available via Below is a description of Synthesis provided by the publisher.


Synthesis is an innovative information service for the research, development, and educational community in engineering and computer science. The basic component of the library is a 50- to 100-page "Lecture"; a self-contained electronic book that synthesizes an important research or development topic, authored by an expert contributor to the field. We believe that they offer unique value to the reader by providing more analysis and depth than the typical research journal article. They are also more dynamic and convenient than traditional print or digital handbooks, contributed volumes, and monographs.

The library and its lectures are organized by series. Each series is managed by a prominent consulting editor. The series editor guides lecture topic and author selection as well as peer review. New series and lectures will be added continuously and existing lectures will be revised as needed. This will make the collection dynamic in a way that has not been achieved with traditional reference or educational products. The Synthesis platform provides the user with access to content in PDF with live links to references and sophisticated search and personalization functions.

After trying it out, if you believe Synthesis is a product to which the FIU Libraries should provide access, please let us know.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Valentine-Grams for Haiti

Participate in the Valentine-Grams for Haiti event sponsored by FIU Family Medicine Interest Group!

Valentine Grams for Haiti

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Library workshop on the LibX Library Toolbar this Thursday!

Maximize the Benefit of Library Resources : LibX Library Toolbar
Feb. 4. 2010 Thursday 3:15pm‐4:30pm HLS II 655

(Open to all FIU faculty, students, staff)

Learn how to install and use this powerful and convenient library toolbar on your web browser! The library toolbar will save you a lot of time by helping you to quickly and easily identify and utilize various library resources and services during your research.

The Medical Library offers a Research & Technology workshop this Thursday about How to use the Medical Library Toolbar. Come join us to learn how to save your valuable research time by finding library resources quickly and efficiently. Each workshop is one hour long and 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 Please contact Bohyun Kim ( [at]; x71471) if you have any questions about this LibX workshop.