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 medlib@fiu.edu 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: http://ezproxy.fiu.edu/login?url=https://online.epocrates.com
  • Remove the ezproxy part in the beginning ( http://ezproxy.fiu.edu/login?url= ).
  • Copy the part after '='. (In this case,  https://online.epocrates.com )
  • Paste into the URL window of a web browser.
  • You should be all set!
Feel free to contact us at medlib@fiu.edu 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!