Friday, December 13, 2013

Medical Library Hours During the Winter Break

Please be aware that the Winter break intersession for the rest of the FIU campus begins this Sunday, December 15th.   Although the Green Library building will have shortened hours, the Medical Library will still be open (times listed below).  During these times, the doors to the Green Library building will remain open until 11pm.  As long as you are in the Green Library by 11pm, you will be able to stay in the Medical Library on evenings where the Medical Library is open past 11pm.
·      Sunday, December 15th, 12 noon-1am
·         Monday, December 16th to Thursday, December 19th (8am-1am)
·         Friday, December 20th (8am-6pm)
·         Saturday, December 21st (Closed)
·         Sunday, December 22nd (Closed)
·         Monday, December 23rd (8am-6pm)
·         Thursday, December 26th (8am-6pm)
·         Friday, December 27th (8am-6pm)
·         Saturday, December 28th (Closed)
·         Sunday, December 29th (Closed)
·         Monday, December 30th (8am-6pm)
·         Tuesday, December 31st (Closed)
Special Hours and Schedule in January
·         Wednesday, January 1st (Closed)
·         Thursday, January 2nd (8am-6pm)
·         Friday, January 3rd (8am-6pm)
·         Saturday, January 4th (Closed)
·         Sunday, January 5th, (12 noon-1am)
Regular Hours resume:  Monday, January 6th
Thank you all and Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

New Tablet App for E-Journal Access - Browzine

You can now get Browzine - a tablet app for iPad or Android devices - through FIU Libraries. This app allows you to quickly access the full-text of e-journals that FIU Libraries provide. Please note that only a subset of the e-journals and their issues that FIU Medical Library subscribes to are available through this app due to the systems issues between the app and each publisher's website.

This app is not currently available for the smartphone but this should be supported early next year.

Download the app on your tablet device and select FIU as your institution. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

PsychiatryOnline Down from Midnight Oct. 2 to 4AM Oct. 3

PsychiatryOnline Monthly Maintenance

In an effort to continue to provide superior services and customer support, PsychiatryOnline’s platform hosting company, Silverchair, is planning scheduled monthly maintenance on the servers and services Wednesday, 10/2/2013. This maintenance period will last from 11:59 PM 10/2 to 4:00 AM ET 10/3. 

Please be advised that your site/services will be periodically unavailable during this maintenance window, with cumulative downtime expected to be 2 hours. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Mobile App Access to UpToDate for COM students

Mobile Access to UpToDate with the UpToDate App is now available to COM student.
In order to get the App,
  • Go to the UpToDate link in the Medical Library Databases page.
  • Log in with your FIU ID.
  • Once you are inside UpToDate, register your account with your FIU email.
  • Download your UpToDate mobile app.
  • Log in with the UpToDate account username and password you have created. 
The app requires the Internet connection.

Monday, August 19, 2013

New E-Resource & App: UCentral

Medical Library now offers access to UCentral.

UCentral is a mobile-friendly platform that allows access both on a computer and on a mobile device. Go to the link below to download the app. 
The subscription includes access to the three resources.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Hours on Aug. 17 Sat. Noon - 8pm

Due to electrical work in the GL, the Medical Library will open from Noon to 8:00pm this Saturday, August 17th, 2013. Thank you!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

GMC Textbook and Adobe Digital Editions

If you are taking BMS 6001 and have a problem with the course textbook and the Adobe Digital Editions, please contact directly Alyssa Montalbano at instead of COM IT or Medical Library. She will be able to help you resolve the problem more quickly!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Summer Hours (Aug. 5 - 26)

Check our summer hours in August!

Summer Hours (Aug. 5 - Aug. 26)
  • Mon. - Thurs.     8:00am - 1:00am        (Help Desk: 10:00am - 1:00am)
  • Fridays                8:00am - 10:00pm     (Help Desk: 9:00am - 10:00pm)
  • Saturdays            10:00am - 6:00pm     (Help Desk: 10:00am - 6:00pm)
  • Sundays               Noon - 1:00am          (Help Desk: Noon - 1:00am)

Monday, August 5, 2013

Publishign Fee Discount for Open Access Journals

Great news! FIU authors can now get discounts on their publication fees when they publish for the following open-access publishers as of June 1, 2013.

(Membership discounts are funded by FIU Libraries Open Access Publishing Fund.)

> BioMed Central, Chemistry Central, SpringerOpen – 15%
> PLoS – 10%
> Hindawi – 100%

For more details, please see

UpToDate - Access Restored

Update: Access to UpToDate has been restored now.

UpToDate is currently inaccessible due to the subscription issue. The library is working to restore the access as soon as possible, and we will let you know as soon as the problem is fixed.

Thank you for reporting the issue and your understanding!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

ExamMaster - New Link

Update [July 22, 2013]

ExamMaster's URL has been updated to:

The links in the library website homepage and Databases page will be updated today. 

------------------------------- Do you use ExamMaster?

If so, ExamMaster for FIU is scheduled for migration this weekend to move to the enhanced version.

Please keep the following migration items in mind:

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

2013 Summer Issue of Library Newsletter is Out!

The 2013 Summer Issue of FIU Medical Library Newsletter is out!

The direct link to the PDF is

Read more library newsletters here:

Instructor Resources for LWW Point E-Books

If you are an instructor and need to have access the Instructor Resources for LWW books available from site, please send your first/last name and the course you’re teaching to Luda Dolinsky (

Friday, June 14, 2013

Summer Hours - June 19 - Aug. 4

Summer Hours will take effect during June 19 - Aug. 4!
Check the library hours on the library webpage.

  • Monday – Thursday
    8:00am - 11:00pm
  • Friday
    8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Saturday
    10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday
    12:00pm - 11:00pm

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

STAT!Ref Mobile App includes MedCalc 3000

STAT!Ref Mobile App (download info - now includes MedCalc 3000.

"Did you know that MedCalc 3000 is now available FREE to every subscriber via the STAT!Ref Mobile App? MedCalc 3000 is a collection of over 520 calculators, clinical criteria sets and decision trees that are indispensable to anyone practicing, teaching or studying evidence-based medicine.  ..."

Read more information here:

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Medical Apps

Here are some medical apps you may want to try out:

Monday, March 25, 2013

The 2013 Spring Issue of the Medical Library Newsletter is Out!

The 2013 Spring Issue of the Medical Library Newsletter is Out!  The front page story of this issue is the NNLM traveling exhibit: Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Special Library Hours for March

Special Library Hours for March have been just announced.
  •     Saturday, March 9th: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
  •     Sunday, March 10th: 12noon-1a.m
  •     Monday, March 11th - Thursday, March 14th: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
  •     Friday, March 15th: 8:00 a.m. - 10p.m.
  •     Saturday, March 16th: 10a.m-10p.m
Please be aware that the University Spring break for the rest of the FIU students begins this Saturday, March 9th. Although the Green Library building will have shortened hours, the Medical Library will still be open (times listed below). During these times, the doors to the Green Library building will remain open until 11pm (or 9pm on the days we close at 10pm). As long as you are in the Green Library by these times, you will be able to stay in the Medical Library until closing.

IMPORTANT: Please remember to bring your Panther IDs. The Medical Library staff and/or the security guard will be checking IDs at the 2nd floor entrance.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

New e-resource: Anatomy.TV

FIU Medical Library now offers Anatomy.TV, a 3D interactive human anatomy tool!

Anatomy.TV can be used by up to 5 simultaneous users. So if you are done with using this database, make sure to completely close your web browser for other students and faculty can use it.

Check out our Databases page for more medical e-resources. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Take our LibQual+ Library Satisfaction Survey Online!

Please take a moment to take the LibQual+ Library Satisfaction Survey online!

***Please write Medical Library to Question 39) The library that you use most often: ***
(Ends Mar. 3)


Thursday, January 31, 2013

Free Epocrates Essentials Mobile App for US Medical Students

HWCOM students - Check this out!

Epocrates offers the Epocrates Essentials* ($159.99 value) mobile app, the drug, disease, and diagnostic reference tools. And it's FREE for all U.S. medical students.

You can get the app at

Below are the FAQs from Epocrates. US Medical students are eligible for a maximum of 4 free one-year Epocrates Essentials subscriptions.


We created this list of frequently asked questions to help you better understand the free Epocrates Essentials for Medical Students Program
  1. Many of our students already use the free Epocrates Rx® application. How is Epocrates Essentials better?
    Epocrates Essentials offers all the functionality of Epocrates Rx (clinical information for thousands of drug monographs), plus additional drug, disease, and diagnostic content, including:
    • Information for over 600 alternative (herbal) medicines
    • An infectious disease treatment guide
    • Diagnostic and treatment information for thousands of diseases
    • Hundreds of diagnostic and laboratory tests
  2. What mobile platforms are compatible with Epocrates Essentials?
    Epocrates Essentials is compatible with the majority of platforms students are using, including AndroidTM, iPhone/iPod® touch and BlackBerry®.
  3. How do medical students receive their free Epocrates Essentials subscriptions?
    Here’s how the program works:
    • Epocrates will promote this program to medical students through a variety of promotional channels, including social media and email marketing to medical students already in our database. We invite you to notify your students about the offer as well!
    • Promotion of the program will begin August 1st, 2012. At that time, we will launch a page on our web site that will allow medical students to download the premium application for free.
o We will send you the launch email with the link when the web page is live on August 1st so that you can share this with your medical students. We strongly recommend, at minimum, you email the free Epocrates Essentials link. Students are more likely to take advantage of this offer if they receive the announcement via email.
Once at the web site, medical students can fill in the required registration information, and download the application to their mobile device.
  1. Is this offer available to all medical students?
    Medical students currently enrolled in a participating medical school in their first, second, third or fourth years can take advantage of the offer.
    To successfully register for this program, the following criteria must be met:
    • Individuals must be a U.S. medical student attending an accredited U.S. MD/DO medical school
    • Correct occupation (medical student) and current medical school must be entered accurately
      into the online registration form
    • Individuals must have an Epocrates-compatible mobile platform (iOS, Android, or Blackberry)
    • One free Epocrates subscription is permitted per current academic year
      Only medical students can receive this discount. Applicants will be presented with the names of eligible schools in a drop down menu, with instructions to select the one in which they are currently enrolled. Epocrates will conduct verification checks throughout the course of this program to confirm
      eligibility of participants.

  2. Can residents/other healthcare students take advantage of this offer?
    This offer is strictly for medical students only. Residents and healthcare students (i.e. nursing, pharmacy, etc.) are not eligible for this offer. These users may be eligible for other discounts at an institutional rate. Please visit for more information, or contact us at or (866) 559–3053.
  3. How many times can a medical student take advantage of this offer?
    A medical student can receive a maximum of four free one-year Epocrates Essentials subscriptions. Medical students can download only one subscription per year. They cannot activate multiple subscriptions in a single year from this program. Each Epocrates license will be assigned to a single device.
  1. What if a medical student wishes to transfer their subscription to another platform (e.g., switch from Android to iOS)?
    We allow one subscription transfer within a 12 month period. If the medical student has already transferred their subscription once this year and wishes to make further changes,
    contact Epocrates support.
    If a medical student has a new device and wishes to transfer their subscription to another platform, instructions can be found here.
  2. Who do we contact for technical support?
    Medical students can contact our customer support team via email at or phone at 1–800–230–2150 Call hours: 6am-6pm PT Monday -Friday.
    Medical students can also visit our website at for frequently asked questions and other support-related info.
  3. What if a medical student already subscribes to Epocrates Essentials?
    The free Epocrates Essentials for Medical Students program will extend their subscription an additional year.
  4. What other communications will I receive from Epocrates?
    You will receive updates from us in the form of product announcements to help your students get the most out of their subscription as well as various other communications.
  5. Can medical students who do not own mobile devices access Epocrates another way?
    Epocrates also offers a free online clinical reference at We can provide both individual and site-licensed programs. Your institutional sales executive can provide partnership options. They can be reached at or 1–866–559–3053.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Off Campus Access Issues

The "Off-Campus Access" page ( is currently unstable due to the recent redesign of the FIU main university library website. The issue has been reported and we are waiting for the fix.

This should not affect your on-campus access to library resources. If you have any urgent need for an article during this ezproxy downtime, please contact the library and we will be happy to help you (

Thanks for understanding!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New Database - Henry Stewart Talks: The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection

We have now a new database available! This resource provides access to world class seminars, talks, and presentations by leading thinkers and authorities from around the globe.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

New Resources for Trial

The following resources are on trial. If you have any comments, please email them to The trial runs until the end of January.

2011 Primal Pictures Anatomy Premier

Anatomy & Physiology Online

Unbound Medicine

Additional Unbound Medicine tutorials: 

Monday, January 7, 2013

Library Advisory Committee meeting on Jan. 30.

The first 2013 Library Advisory Committee meeting will take place on January the 30th at GL 322 4-5PM. This meeting is open for all to attend and the committee members will get additional meeting invitation aside from this public notice. Thank you.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Harrison's Practice no longer available from 2013

Harrison's Practice will be no longer available from 2013 as it is being phased out by the company that it produces this database. The links will be removed shortly from our library webpage as well.