Friday, December 16, 2011

HWCOM Faculty Publication List in Refworks now available!

The Medical Library has created a list of publications of HWCOM faculty and students using RefWorks, the online citation manager. You can access the HWCOM Faculty Publication List in Refworks here: http://go.fiu.edu/cdc

You are able to sort the list and search within this list for a specific author, title, and more! 

This list was made possible by the hard work and dedication of the Medical Library Help Desk Team. 
This list will be updated at the beginning of every month.  Have you published something and cannot find it in our list? Please contact medref@fiu.edu and we will be happy to add your publication!

The full URL for the HWCOM Faculty Publication List in Refworks:
http://www.refworks.com/refshare2/default.aspx?r=references|MainLayout::init&subscriber=2074&site=020741135918800000/RWWEB1021373106/Faculty%20Publications

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Askresident.com - ask questions to hospital residents

AskResident is an online community where medical students can directly ask questions to hospital residents, fellows AND to each other.  Choosing a residency is a daunting task so who better to ask then those who are already working at your desired place.  Here you can ask questions about working conditions, salaries, or even questions about living in that particular city.

AskResident allows you to ask ANY question and build a relationship with residents at your favorite hospital. http://askresident.com/

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Is it or isn't it Peer Reviewed?

Need help finding out if a specific journal is peer reviewed? Check out our "How to Determine if a Journal is Peer Reviewed" handout!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Plain Language Medical Dictionary

Do you know about the Plain Language Medical Dictionary?  The Plain Language Medical Dictionary widget is a project of the University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library as part of the Michigan Health Literacy Awareness project.

To use, click on the drop down menu to browse the list of high-level medical terms. Once a word or phrase is selected, the plain language translation will appear in the box.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Animal Research

Are currently conducting animal research - or are you interested in learning more about animal research? Check out a great resource guide (developed by the University of Toledo Mulford Library: Animal Research Alternatives

Please keep in mind that if you are currently conducting animal research or plan to conduct animal research, there are various steps to take in order to make sure you are compliant with federal regulations. See FIU's Animal Research page to learn more.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

New Graphics Search Option in UpToDate!

One of the medical databases the library offers, UpToDate, now offers the Graphics Search option.

In order to find  medical images, select Graphics in the drop-down menu as shown below!

Friday, September 30, 2011

New Consumer Page - SPICE!

The Medical Library has developed a new consumer health page: FIU SPICE Breast Cancer Survivorship Program - Resources is filled with many resources for breast cancer survivors and their families and friends. To learn more about this resource or any of the Medical Library's other resources, please contact our Reference Department at medref@fiu.edu

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

CME Opportunity

Natural Standard (one of the resources the Medical Library subscribes to) is offering a CME Module on 5-HTP - Safety and Effectiveness

To learn more or to take this CME go to http://naturalstandard.com/eula.asp

Additional CME modules can be found at http://naturalstandard.com/ce.asp
Please note:
"Natural Standard offers CE / CME modules for multidisciplinary healthcare professionals. Students / other users may take courses for training purposes without generating credit certificates. Continuing Education requirements differ based on discipline, license and location."

Friday, September 9, 2011

Renew Library Books now at the Medical Library Mobile Website!

Did you know that now you can renew the library books using the Medical Library mobile website?
Try the "Renew your books"on the Medical Library mobile website homepage!

http://medlib.fiu.edu/m/index.html

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

UpToDate now available to HWCOM students from off-campus!

UpToDate is now available from off-campus for HWCOM students!

The HWCOM faculty and staff can access it on-campus only.

Use the new link in the library website or go directly here:
http://ezproxy.fiu.edu/login?url=http://www.uptodate.com/online

Monday, August 29, 2011

FREIDA - Resource for Fellowship and Residency Programs for Medical Students

Check this out!

FREIDA (Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database Access) is an online information resource, available through the AMA Web site at www.ama-assn.org/go/freida, that assists medical students and residents in selecting GME programs. It includes information on all ACGME-accredited residency programs and combined specialty programs, the majority with expanded listings that provide such information as program benefits (including compensation), resident-to-faculty ratio, work schedule, policies, and educational environment.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Resolved: UpToDate access issue

**This issue has been resolved! **

There is currently some issue with UpToDate access. If you are unable to log-in on-campus, make sure that you are not connected to VPN and try logging in with the library barcode number and library account password instead of your FIU AD account.

We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to resolve the issue soon. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the library: 305-348-1466; medlib@fiu.edu

Thursday, July 28, 2011

A fix for the RefGrab-It in RefWorks

Some of you reported a problem with the RefGrab-It. This is caused by the recent interface change of Refworks. If your RefGrab-It no longer works, delete it and re-install the new plug-in following the steps below:

  1. Remove your old RefGrab-It first. 
  2. Go to the Refworks page and log in. 
  3.  Select “Tools” tab and then click “RefGrab-It”.
  4. You will see a pop-up window open.  
  5. Download a plug in either for IE or FireFox. 
If you have any questions, feel free to email medlib@fiu.edu.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

NetAnatomy - the new anatomy resource from the library - is here!

The medical library now offers access to NetAnatomy. NetAnatomy includes radiographic, cross-sectional, and gross anatomy and is particularly useful for the USMLE exam and a clinical rotation.

NetAnatomy can be accessible here at the library website: http://medlib.fiu.edu/library.php?ss=edb

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Medical Library's Digitization Grant project to preserve the early history of HWCOM completed

Did you know that FIU Medical Library recently completed the digitization grant project to preserve the early history of HWCOM? Check out the cover story in the summer issue of FIU Medical Library Newsletter!

http://medlib.fiu.edu/medlib/d​ocs/2011summer.pdf

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Access to AccessMedicine and JAMA Evidence have been restored

Access to AccessMedicine and JAMA Evidence have been restored. Thank you for your patience! If you need assistance please contact the Medical Library at medref@fiu.edu

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

AccessMedicine and JAMA Evidence are currently unavailable

AccessMedicine and JAMA Evidence are currently unavailable. If you need assistance please contact the Medical Library at medref@fiu.edu

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Access to AccessMedicine and JAMA Evidence have been restored

Access to AccessMedicine and JAMA Evidence have been restored. Thank you for your patience! If you need assistance please contact the Medical Library at medref@fiu.edu

AccessMedicine and JAMA Evidence are currently unavailable

AccessMedicine and JAMA Evidence are currently unavailable. If you need assistance please contact the Medical Library at medref@fiu.edu

Monday, June 20, 2011

What to Do in a Disaster

Hurricane season official started on Wednesday June 1st. The Medical Library has a collection of resources on what to do before, during, and after a storm (we also have information on how to keep your pets safe!). Visit our What to Do in a Disaster website to learn more!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Access to Cochrane Library has been resolved!

Access to Cochrane Library has been resolved. If you run into any issues, please contact the Medical Library at 305-348-1466 or medlib@fiu.edu. Thank you for your understanding.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Full-Text unavailable in the Cochrane Library

Currently only abstracts are available in the Cochrane Library. We are working on regaining access to the full text. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Refworks 2.0 Interface Change

Refworks, the online citation manager, available through the library has recently changed its interface. All the features and functionalities remain the same however. The link to Refworks also stay unchanged: https://www.refworks.com/Refworks/login.asp?WNCLang=false

If you experience any issues or have any questions, feel free to contact one of our medical librarians: http://medlib.fiu.edu/library.php?ss=rh

Friday, May 6, 2011

This weekend May 7-8: Library Closed & UpToDate

This weekend from Saturday, May 7 to Sunday, May 8, the Medical Library will be closed.  Also UpToDate will be inaccessible for the building and the server maintenance.  The library will be open on Monday and the access to UpToDate will be restored Monday, May 9.  Thank you for understanding.  

Monday, April 25, 2011

New database - AccessSurgery

AccessSurgery is the new database the Medical Library has licensed for the use of FIU HWCOM students and faculty. It provides medical students, surgical residents, and practicing surgeons with quick answers to surgical inquiries from trusted sources.

The content of this database include:
  • Surgical videos
  • Surgical animations
  • Surgical textbooks
  • Surgical atlas and anatomy 

In addition to the resources we provide to residency programs, AccessSurgery offers a Clerkship Corner, which is designed to provide clerks with text resources, case scenarios, and question and answers for their surgery rotation. In the Clerkship Corner, content is organized both by Core Topics as well as by Organ Systems.


FIU HWCOM students and faculty can access AccessSurgery at: http://ezproxy.fiu.edu/login?url=http://accesssurgery.com

Friday, April 8, 2011

Full Text Not Available in Cochrane

Currently only abstracts are available in the Cochrane Library. We are working on regaining access to the full text. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Updated USMLE Step 1 Review from ExamMaster!

ExamMaster (a resource that the Medical Library subscribes to) has updated their USMLE Step 1 Review preparation materials! These updates include:

• Over 450 new USMLE Step 1 questions
• Over 2300 Questions with Explanations
• More Concise USMLE Step 1 Content Blueprint
• Many Questions with References for Supplemental Learning
• Includes Supplemental Medical Subjects for Extra Study

If you have any questions regarding ExamMaster please contact our Reference Department at medref@fiu.edu

Monday, March 21, 2011

New! USMLE Help Webpage

The Medical Library has created a new webpage - USMLE Help. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please contact the Medical Library at medref@fiu.edu

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

"Explore the Mobile Resources from the Medical Library" - The 2011 Spring issue of the Medical Library Newsletter is out!

The 2011 Spring issue of the library newsletter is out. This issue's feature is "Explore Mobile Resources from the Medical Library."

Medical Library Newsletter web page:
http://medlib.fiu.edu/library.php?ss=newsletter

The direct URL to the newsletter PDF file (better quality):
http://medlib.fiu.edu/medlib/docs/2011spring.pdf


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Check out the Library Subject Guides!

The Medical Library now offers the FIU Medical Library Subject Guides. The Subject Guides offer a collection of reliable information resources handpicked by expert medical librarians on a variety of medical topics. Currently there are two subject guides that are available: Research Help and Consumer Health.

All subject guides can be viewed at http://libguides.medlib.fiu.edu You may also access it directly on the library homepage from the link "Subject Guides."

If you have any suggestions on a topic for a subject guide or any questions, feel free to contact the Medical Library.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Updated Tutorials from PubMed!

PubMed has updated their Journal searching and the MeSH(r) Database tutorials. These new tutorials reflect the changes that PubMed has recently made. You can view this tutorials (and many more!) at the PubMed Online Training page.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Miami Epidemic - Tune in Feb 16, 10 pm on WPBT2

A long term project by faculty and students at the FIU School of Journalism and Mass Communication, together with colleagues at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work and the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, will air tomorrow, February 16 at 10 p.m. on WPBT2’s “Pulse.

“The Miami Epidemic” is a one-hour program produced in response to the recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that Miami is #1 in new AIDS cases showcases FIU’s commitment to engagement in our community. A roundtable discussion follows the FIU-produced “Lessons from South Africa” documentary.


For more information, please see: http://news.fiu.edu/2011/02/three-south-florida-public-institutions-join-forces-to-combat-miami%E2%80%99s-epidemic/

Monday, January 3, 2011

Where to donate books

Looking for a place to donate your gentley used books? There are many organizations (both here in the USA as well as overseas) that accept gently used books:

Guidelines for Donating Medical Books, Journals, and Media Overseas
http://www.entnet.org/Community/public/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&pageid=39565 Some of the links are not working, but there is contact information for many of the organizations.

Operation Giving Back
http://www.operationgivingback.facs.org/content77.html

Directory of Book Donation Programs
http://www.albany.edu/~dlafonde/Global/bookdonation.htm

University of Buffalo Health Sciences Library
http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/dokuwiki/hslwiki/doku.php?id=book_donationsUse the menu on the left side of the page to locate organization in various countries that accept used books.