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Closed Monday, September 5, 2016 for Labor Day

Workers picking shrimp, 1912 from the U.S. National Archives

The Biomedical Library will be closed Monday, September 5, 2016 in observance of Labor Day. Saturday and Sunday hours will not be affected. And the library will reopen with regularly scheduled hours on Tuesday morning.

Have a safe and happy Labor Day!




photo: Workers picking shrimp, 1912 from the U.S. National Archives

VisualDx Trial

The Biomedical Library is having a trial on VisualDX until the end of September.

VisualDx is a differential diagnosis tool, focusing on improving diagnostic accuracy through visualization of diseases. It is also an educational resource for health sciences students and residents and can be used as a point-of-care reference. The database covers over 2,700 pediatric and adult conditions with almost 40,000 images, and is an appropriate application for the fields of dermatology, emergency medicine, internal medicine, family medicine, and pediatrics. The tool supports limiting by symptoms/signs, location, patient age, sex, and more after the initial search. The VisualDx mobile app is available on iOS and Android. From the homepage, scroll down and click on "Get the Mobile App" to register for a personal account to be used on mobile device. Then download the app in the App store.

Try VisualDx

Please send feedback to Jie Li at 460-6890 or

visualdx interface

Extended Weekend Study Hours - Spring 2016

students studying in a libraryThe Biomedical Library will be open with extended exam study hours this weekend, April 29th and 30th.

Friday, April 29 - 7:15am-9:45pm
Saturday, April 30 - 9:00am-9:45pm





photo credit: UBC Library Communications

Biomedical Library Closed Sunday 3/27/16

Eggs by Dean Shareski on Flickr

The USA Biomedical Library will be closed on Sunday, March 27, 2016. We will observe normal hours on Saturday and open on the regular schedule Monday morning.

The Marx Library will remain open on Sunday from 2pm-midnight.

Have a great weekend!


photo credit: Eggs by Dean Shareski on Flickr

Biomedical Library Closed for Mardi Gras 2/9/16

The Biomedical Library will be closed Tuesday, February 9, 2016 for the Mardi Gras holiday. We will open with regularly scheduled hours on Wednesday morning.



Laissez les bons temps rouler!







Closed Monday, Jan 18, 2016 for ML King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Junior Day of Service Logo


The Biomedical Library will close Monday, January 18, 2016 with the university for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will be open with usual hours on Saturday and Sunday, and open at 7:15am on Tuesday the 19th.




Biomedical Library Closed 12/19/15-1/3/15

Swans made of light at Bellingrath GardensThe Biomedical Library on campus will be closed for the holiday break from Saturday, December 19, 2015 to Sunday, January 3, 2016. We will open with regularly scheduled hours on Monday, January 4.

The UMC Health Information Resource Center will have the following hours:

  • Mon Dec 21-Wed Dec 23: 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thur Dec 24-Sun Dec 27: Closed
  • Mon Dec 28-Wed Dec 30: 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thur Dec 31-Sun Jan 3: Closed

Regular after-hours card access will still be available.

Happy Holidays!

photo: Swans of light at Bellingrath Gardens by Kenny Alexander on Flickr

UpToDate Now Available

To meet the demands of our faculty, residents, students and other health care providers, the Biomedical Library has subscribed to UpToDate. To access UpToDate, use the link above, or the links from the resources section of our homepage or our databases page.

UpToDate is an evidence-based clinical decision support resource. It covers over 10,500 topics in over 20 medical specialties and includes more than 28,000 graphics, more than 400,000 references and a drug database.

To use the mobile app, first register for a personal account by using the "Register" link under the search bar on the UpToDate homepage or the login link on the mobile version of the UpToDate homepage. Then download the UpToDate app from the app store on your mobile device and sign in using your personal account. To register for a personal account you must be on the campus of and using the network of the university, one of the hospitals, SHAC, or MCI. Personal accounts are not available through the proxy login or over VMware.

If you have any questions, please contact the Biomedical Library at or 251-460-7044.

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