Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Temporary problems with the Library Catalog and Medical Library Toolbar

Due to recent changes to the library catalog and the backend indexing engine, we are experiencing some problems with the library catalog search box and pre-search URLs for the library catalog currently on the library website. the Medical Library toolbar is also experiencing a problem.

The library staff is working to resolve these issues as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Links to your favorite e-Books!

Looking for some quick and easy ways to save the links to your favorite e-Books? Here are some tips that may help!

• First, go to the Medial Library’s Online Catalog and search for your desired book: click HERE for a link to our e-Books

• If you are an Internet Explorer user: position the mouse on the link for the e-Book and right-click. Select ADD to Favorites… to save as a Favorite in IE. Or select Copy Shortcut. Go to Desktop, right-click, and Paste Shortcut.

• If you are a Firefox user: position the mouse on the link and right-click. Select Bookmark this Link to save as a Favorite or Bookmark This Link in Delicious. (Delicious toolbar needs to be installed and can be found HERE)

Have any questions, comments, or concerns? Contact our Medical Librarians – we are here to help!

Friday, August 6, 2010


Yesterday during orientation a great question was asked: how does MedScape rank against other databases? Medscape does provide a great deal of information – as well as journal articles from Medline; however, it does not include everything that you will need to complete assignments for your course work or when you are practicing clinicians. Our recommendation is that you consult the Medical Library’s resources first and use MedScape as a supplemental resource. If you have any questions or comment, please let us know!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

FIU Medical Library Mobile Website has been launched!

Now you can reach the Medical Library and a wealth of resources it provides using your mobile devices and smartphones. Simply type to get to the mobile website.

Watch the FIU Medical Library Mobile App video!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Problem with PubMed!!

There is currently a problem with PubMed - the issue is being worked on and hopefully we will all have access soon. We apologize for any inconveience this may cause.