Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Interlibrary Loan Service UBorrow Update

The FIU Libraries, along with all State University System (SUS) and Florida College System (FCS) libraries, are in the process of a system migration in order to bring our customers the best service available. As we go through this transition, patrons will experience some changes. 

One of these changes is that the UBorrow function will no longer be available and the link will be removed from the library website. This will be effective as of May 1, 2021 and all UBorrow items currently on loan must be returned on or before April 30, 2021 in order to avoid late fees. Interlibrary loan service will remain in effect throughout the transition to obtain materials that are not available in the FIU Libraries.

UBorrow will be restored as Resource Sharing when the transition is complete. We appreciate your patience during this transition and invite you to contact us with any concerns you may have.

  • Medical Library ILL, medlib@fiu.edu, and (305) 348-1464 (MMC)

Thursday, March 25, 2021

The ClinicalKey Student Global Challenge is now LIVE and open to all our Medical Students

The ClinicalKey Student Global Challenge is an online competition for medical students around the world. Using USMLE Step 1 questions from ClinicalKey Student, there are 4 rounds of 25 questions across 4 weeks. Students who improve each week make it through to the next round. Successful students are invited to participate in the quarter-final video round and then a lucky group of students will be invited to an in person (COVID dependent) 2-day extravaganza in Philadelphia where they will connect with the top students in the Global Challenge from North America, attend masterclasses from world class experts, join mini-challenges to win prizes and from this event we will select a lucky 2 students to win an all-expenses paid trip to our Global Finale Event (at a yet to be disclosed location!) with students from around the world!

The ClinicalKey Global Challenge is totally free and doesn’t require an active subscription to ClinicalKey Student, in fact students will get free access to ClinicalKey Student for the duration of the competition

 Applications are open now!

Round 1 opens on 17th April and students are able to join the competition until 26th April when Rounds 1 and 2 close

Visit the Elsevier Medical Student Hub to apply today!

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Important Changes to NCBI Accounts Coming in 2021

Do you login to NCBI to use MyNCBI, SciENcv, or MyBibliography? Do you submit data to NCBI? If so, you’ll want to read further to get a first glimpse at some important changes to NCBI accounts that will be coming in 2021.  read further

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Elsevier’s Scopus Funded for One Year

FIU Tech Fee dollars supporting Scholars@FIU have made possible access to Elsevier’s Scopus for one year. The funded purpose is access to the Scopus API, to automate downloading faculty citations into Scholars@FIU. Scopus is available for all FIU faculty, staff and students at https://Scopus.com.

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.

Once on website, click on 'Check Access' button, and conduct an institution search for Florida International University, and sign-in using your FIU credentials.

Available Tutorials

Friday, April 24, 2020

Area9 USMLE Step 1 by Thieme Now Available!

Area9 USMLE Step 1 by Thieme available until July 22, 2020.

Registration is required.  Area9 is an adaptive USMLE Step 1 Qbank that continuously adjusts on your learning needs and your individual progress. Each item has a detailed explanation offering a learning experience similar to having a personal medical school coach.


thieme_area9_intro_10819 from Area9 Lyceum on Vimeo

Monday, April 20, 2020

Board Review Series (BRS) Collection Now Available to FIU!

The Board Review Series (BRS) Collection is available for FIU users until June 16, 2020.  This is a great eBook collection to study for USMLE Step 1.

View BRS Collection at: https://brs-lwwhealthlibrary-com.ezproxy.fiu.edu/index.aspx

Send the library any feedback on this collection to: medlib@fiu.edu

About the collection:
LWW Health Library: Board Review Series is aimed at providing basic knowledge as it relates to clinical situations and focuses on the content students need to know for board and course exams, covering material on each corresponding subject that is addressed on USMLE Step 1. The Board Review Series Health Library covers all the core basic sciences and affords an efficient method of studying by providing content in an easy-to-digest outline format containing review questions with accompanying answers and detailed explanations—chapter exams and a comprehensive exam for each text—clinical information, full-color illustrations, photographs, and tables. (more information)

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

GIDEON (Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Network): Now Available Until 6/5/20!

FIU has a trial to GIDEON (Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Network) until June 5, 2020.

GIDEON (Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Network) is a web application for diagnosis, simulation and informatics in the fields of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases, and Clinical Microbiology

Access Link:

More information on GIDEON: