Friday, December 21, 2012

New Medical Library Kindles are Here!

In addition to FIU Medical Library now offers 10 Kindle Touch e-book readers for HWCOM faculty, students, and staff. Each Kindle reader comes with more than 25 medical titles. See the list of all medical e-book titles.
The Kindle e-book readers are available for HWCOM faculty, students, and staff. They can be checked out at the Medical Library Help Desk for 2 weeks. (No renewals.)  Each Kindle comes with a charger, a carrying case, and a complete instruction for the convenience of library patrons. The medical e-books on the library’s Kindle devices are not available online or for a library patron’s personal Kindle. They can read only on the library’s Kindle devices.

Please note that connecting this device with a personal Amazon/Kindle account is PROHIBITED, and the library will not be liable for any consequences if a library patron chooses to do so.

The Kindle devices and the medical e-book collection have been funded by the Express Mobile Technology Project Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Southeastern/Atlantic (SE/A) Region awarded to FIU Medical Library in 2012.  FIU Medical Library continues to strive to provide and improve the mobile technology offerings for library patrons. If you have any questions about this grant project, please contact Bohyun Kim, Digital Access Librarian at

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Possible Issues with Off-campus Access to E-resources

FIU UTS and Green Library are in the process of upgrading the library’s firewalls and other core network infrastructure in order to keep the libraries at the leading edge of computing space, performance, and security.

FIU Medical Library shares some systems with Green Library and as a result, during this upgrade process, you may experience problems with off-campus access to library e-resources intermittently. The issue should be resolved completely within two weeks.

If you encounter any problem, please inform us at
Thank you for your understanding! 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Library Hours in December

Make sure to check out the Medical Library hours for the rest of December under "Holidays and Schedule Exceptions" section!

We are closed Dec 22-25 and Dec 29-Jan 1. But all other days in December, we are open for your study and research needs. Happy holidays everyone!
  • Monday, December 10th - Thursday, December 13th : 10am - 1am
  • Friday, December 14th : 8am - 10pm
  • Saturday, December 15th : 10am - 10pm
  • Sunday, December 16th : Noon - 1am
  • Monday 17th to Wednesday, December 19th : 10am - 10pm
  • Thursday, December 20th : 8am - 6pm
  • Friday, December 21st : 8am - 6pm
  • Saturday, December 22rd - Tuesday, December 25th : CLOSED
  • Wednesday, December 26th - Friday, December 28th 8am-6pm
  • Saturday, December 29th - Tuesday, January 1st : CLOSED

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Special Library Hours in November

Please note that FIU Medical Library is open on Veterans Day and also right after Thanksgiving day for your study and research. Happy holidays everyone!

Special Hours and Exceptions in November 
  • Veterans Day, November 12 - OPEN (9:00am-5:00pm) 
  • Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22nd - CLOSED 
  • Friday, November 23rd and Saturday, November 24th – OPEN (9:00am-5:00pm) 

We are also increasing the library hours on Saturdays!
  • Saturdays: 8:00am-10:00pm (Help Desk 10:00am-10:00pm)

Monday, October 15, 2012

The 2012 Fall Issue of the Medical Library Newsletter is Out!

The 2012 Fall Issue of the Medical Library Newsletter is Out!  The front page story of this issue is the HWCOM founding deans' portrait. Read the interview of Prof. Chang who painted the portrait in our newsletter.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Course E-books Links are available now!

We have created a new page that lists the direct links to the e-books that are course readings (either required or recommended) for your convenience instead of searching for each title in the library catalog.

The page is listed as "Course E-books" under Quick Links on the library homepage.
Or you can directly go to the page:

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

Special Hours - Aug. 12-19

Here are the library's special hours while the GL building is closed:
  • Sunday, August 12th (12noon-1am)
  • Monday, August 13th – Friday, August 17th (8am-1am)
    (GL closes at 6pm during this week)
  • Saturday, August 18th (10am-8pm)
  • Sunday, August 19th (12noon-1am)

Internet Access Unavailable due to Network Upgrade on August 12

The network - phone and Internet both - will be unavailable in Green Library Building from 6 am to Noon on August 12, 2013 due to network upgrade. Please plan your use of FIU Medical Library accordingly. Thank you for your cooperation!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

New Database: the ABMS Directory

We have a new database! The ABMS Directory is now available through the FIU Medical Library.

The directory offers information about about more than 800,000 board certified physicians in 50+ specialties and 100+ subspecialties from the 24 member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). A directory of all 24 member boards, with their contact information, can be found also found on the Resources tab.

You can access the ABMS directory here:

The databases page of the Medical Library website will soon have it listed as well:

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Problem with Off-campus Access to E-Resources on Android Devices

If you are using an Android phone/tablet to access our library e-resources from off-campus, you will get an error message, and you won't be able to view the FIU log-in page. This problem only occurs on an Android device. 

We are currently working to fix this problem with the EZproxy vendor. It will be fixed but it may take some time. 

Thank you for your patience and letting us know about this issue!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

E-Resources Access Issue Resolved

E-Resources access issue has been resolved. If you experience any other problem, please let us know to or 305-348-1466. Thank you!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

E-Resources' on-campus access problem and a workaround

FIU UTS is performing maintenance at this moment. As a result, the EZProxy which enables all remote access to the library's e-resources is affected. If you have any issue with accessing e-resources on the campus, follow the steps below.

  • Right click the URL of the e-resource on the Medical Library website
  • Copy and paste the URL onto the URL window of a web browser or a text editor.
  • The URL will look like this:
  • Remove the ezproxy part in the beginning ( ).
  • Copy the part after '='. (In this case, )
  • Paste into the URL window of a web browser.
  • You should be all set!
Feel free to contact us at if you have any questions!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

DynaMed Weekly Update

Check out this week's DynaMed Weekly Update!

Now Check Out a Laptop at the Medical Library!

Have you ever had a problem with your HWCOM HP laptop during the weekend or in the evening hours when College of Medicine (COM) IT department is closed?  In order to help HWCOM students who need a loaner laptop immediately at those times, the Medical Library is now offering the new Laptop Loaner Program in cooperation with COM IT.  As long as the library is open, you can check out a loaner laptop even when COM IT is closed.

To check out a loaner laptop, visit the Medical Library and ask for one at the Help Desk.  A Help Desk staff member will ask you to fill out a form and check out the laptop to your library account.  A student will need to take his or her own malfunctioning laptop to COM IT for repairs.

Once COM IT finishes the repair and a student receives back his or her own laptop from COM IT, the student will return the loaner laptop to the Medical Library (including the power cords).  Upon the return of the loaner laptop, it will be cleared off of the borrowed item list in the student’s library account.
The loaner laptop and the power cords must be returned in person to a Library Help Desk staff member and cannot be left unattended at the library Help Desk.  Currently, the Medical library has two loaner laptops for check out.

If you have any questions, contact the Medical Library Help Desk at (305) 348-1466.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Resolved! - Access to F1000 Currently Unavailable

*** This issue has been resolved! ***

The access to F1000 is currently unavailable. The Library staff is working to resolve this issue with the vendor as soon as possible. Thank you for understanding!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

AccessMedicine Server Maintenance

AccessMedicine will experience a scheduled downtime in the early morning of Thursday, April 12, during a migration of all sites to new, upgraded servers. The migration is scheduled to start at midnight (12:00 am EDT April 12, 2012).

Due to this upgrade, AccessMedicine will be unavailable to users, possibly for up to 2 hours.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Watch Talks and Videos by Famous Scientists in Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection

Watch talks and videos by famous scientists in biomedical and life sciences collection!

The Medical Library is running a trial for the database, Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection.
You can access this database at the following URL:

The trial is available until the end of 2012.

Send us your thoughts after you try out. It will be greatly appreciated and help the Medical Library to make a licensing deicison:

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Information about the Recent Problem with Off-campus Access to USMLEasy

Recently, USMLEasy has changed the URL without notifying the library. For this reason, there has been a problem for our off-campus access to USMLEasy. We have made the change for our proxy system. So you can remotely access USMLeasy.

Please use this URL for off-campus access to USMLEasy:

We are making the USMLEasy URL change on the medical library website, but it may take a few days. So the above URL should enable you to remotely access it in the meantime.

Thank you for your understanding!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Scanner available right outside of the Medical Library near the elevator

A very fast document and book scanner is available at the  GL building 3rd floor. Exit the Medical Library and, it is on the right on your way towards the elevator.

You can either e-mail your scanned file or save it into your USB drive. There are two more scanners at the Green Library building: one at ERC GL 249 and the other at on the GL 5th floor next to the Sound and Image desk.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The new issue of Medical Library Newsletter is out!

The new issue of Medical Library Newsletter is out!

Did you know that the Medical Library Book Drive received more than 580 books from donations by HWCOM students, staff and faculty?

Check out more here: