Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Enter to win a iPad!

From the latest Stat!Ref newsletter:

"Contest alert: Get STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts and enter to win an Apple® iPad! Simply sign up in your STAT!Ref subscription in your Preferences account. Want another entry? Go to the STAT!Ref Facebook page and become a fan or follow us on Twitter and it'll double your chances of winning. Winner will be drawn on May 31st. Already signed up or a STAT!Ref fan or follower? You're already in!"

Have questions? Contact our Reference Department at 305-348-0680 or medref@fiu.edu

Monday, March 29, 2010

Library Workshop 3/29 at noon GL540

Maximize the Benefit of Library Resources: LibX Library Toolbar

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.

More workshop information:

Name Change: PDR Electronic Library

One of the electronic resources the library provides, PDR Electronic Library, will be renamed. Please read below the notice from Thomson Reuters.

Due to the recent divesture of the PDR business from Thomson Reuters, the PDR® Electronic Library™ site is being renamed Micromedex® Product Labeling. This change will take effect the evening of March 31, 2010.
The name change will not affect any of the content in your subscription, which continues to be supplied by PDR. Only the name is changing.

If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Care Center at (877) 843-6796 Speak Product Name, then select Option 3 or (651) 244-4000 Speak Product Name, then select Option 3.  Alternatively, to place a support request electronically, please use our on-line request form at: http://www.micromedex.com/request
Thank you.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Download the New FIU Medical Library Toolbar for FireFox 3.6

Have you downloaded and installed the new version of FireFox (3.6)? If so, your FIU Medical Library Toolbar would be disabled due to the compatibility issue. The Library Toolbar has been rebuilt to work with the new version of FireFox.

If your FireFox doesn't prompt you to install the new version (1.5.16) of the FIU Medical Library Toolbar, go here to download: http://libx.org/editions/download.php?edition=EEA9C109

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

UpToDate Trial

The library is having a trial on a clinical database, UpToDate. Follow the directions below to access UpToDate. Any suggestions or feedback on the database features would be welcome. E-mail us to medlib@fiu.edu!

Note: UptoDate is available on-campus only

  1.  If you are connected to FIU’s VPN, please make sure to log off from the VPN first.
  2. Make sure you are connected to the internet by either FIU wireless or wired network on either the Madique or BBC campus.
  3. Go to http://poseidon.fiu.edu/MED/CheckDB.cfm?db=UpToDate
  4. When prompted, enter the 14 digit barcode on the back of your Panther ID card.
  5. You should be connected to UpToDate.
  6. If you see an error message but you are an on-campus user COM member with a currently-valid Panther ID card, please contact the library (medlib@fiu.edu) with the detailed information about your location, the mode of internet access (wired/wireless), and your contact information.

    Tuesday, March 16, 2010

    Keep Your Pets Safe with New iPhone App!

    Do you or a loved one have pets as well as house plants? The ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center iPhone Pet Safe app will help you in determining what plants are hazardous to your pet's health.

    Monday, March 15, 2010

    PubMed Training this Thursday!

    Are you a frequent PubMed user or perhaps a new PubMed user wanting to learn more about this powerful resource? Join us Thursday, March 18th at 3:15pm in HLS II 655 for our PubMed Searching session! At this session we will also go over searching MeSH and limiting your search andwill cover such advanced PubMed features as printing/emailing/downloading your search results, using Single Citation matcher and the Journal’s Database, and how to create a MyNCBI account.

    Please note that there have been some changes to the workshop schedule! More information will be available soon at our Workshop Homepage.

    Our Medical librarians also offer personalized individual and group instructional sessions, if the date and time for these workshops do not work for your schedule or if you would like to learn more about a topic that isn’t covered in our workshops. Our Medical Librarians will design a workshop to cover your specific need at a date and time that works best for you. If you would like to schedule a personalized session, please contact Maria Melssen at mmelssen@fiu.edu or 305-348-0680.

    Friday, March 12, 2010

    Help with Medical Term Pronunciations!

    The MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary now includes audio pronunciations. To hear the pronounciations, begin at MedlinePlus homepage. Click on the Medical Dictionary link in the menu on the left side of the page. Next, type in the term you are interested in. A red speaker icon will be next to your word: click on the icon to hear the pronunciation.

    *** Note - original post from
    Terri Ottosen
    National Network of Libraries of Medicine,
    Southeastern Atlantic Region
    University of Maryland, Baltimore

    Epocrates Issue Resolved

    The issue with the off-campus issue to Epocrates has been resolved! If you see anything odd, please contact the library (medlib@fiu.edu).

    Friday, March 5, 2010

    Epocrates - issue with off-campus access

    Currently, there is an issue with our access to Epocrates Online from off-campus locations.  The library is working with Epocrates in order to resolve this issue as soon as possible. On-campus access to Epocrates Online will not be affected.

    Wednesday, March 3, 2010

    Find out which medical journal is peer-reviewed

    Here is a cool resource that allows you to browse a list of peer-reviewed medical journals. 

    Just remember to go to FIU Libraries' E-Journals page in order to access the full-text of these journals!

    Monday, March 1, 2010

    Library Resources for Mobile Devices and First-time Users

    Do you use mobile devices such as an iPhone or a Blackberry to access library resources? Would you like to find some free medical apps to try on your iPhone?

    Check out the library’s “Mobile Resources” page: http://medlib.fiu.edu/library.php?ss=mobile

    The library has also compiled a number of useful resources for the first-time library users: http://medlib.fiu.edu/library.php?ss=dac

    If you have any questions or suggestions, contact FIU Medical Library  at medlib@fiu.edu.