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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.

Extended Weekend Study Hours 12/4-5/2015

UC Irvine Library Stacks

This Biomedical Library will be open late this Friday and Saturday for extended weekend study hours.

  • Friday, 12/4 - 7:15am-9:45pm
  • Saturday, 12/5 - 9:00am-9:45pm

Good luck on your exams!







photo credit: UC Irvine Library Stacks 2012

Thanksgiving Break 2015

Harvesting oats, southeastern Georgia, Library of Congress

The Biomedical Library will close at noon on Wednesday, November 25 for the Thanksgiving holidays and remain closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27. The library will open with regular hours on Saturday, November 28 and Sunday, November 29.

  • Wed 11/25 - 7:15am-noon
  • Thur 11/26 - closed
  • Fri 11/27 - closed
  • Sat 11/28 - 9am-5:45pm
  • Sun 11/29 - 1pm-9:45pm

Happy Thanksgiving!

photo: Harvesting oats, ca 1940, Library of Congress

UpToDate Trial

The Biomedical Library is having a trial on UpToDate.

UpToDate is an electronic, evidence-based clinical decision support resource. UpToDate 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.

During the trial, the mobile app is not available. However, the online version is optimized for mobile access.

To try UpToDate click the link above and send feedback to Jie Li at or (251) 460-6890.

Biofeedback 107 - October 2015

Welcome to the 107th issue of Biofeedback.

Image: People's Drugs, located at 522 Dauphin Street in Mobile, Alabama, offered a fine example of a drug store and soda fountain when this picture was made early in the twentieth century. It was owned and operated by African Americans. Courtesy of the Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of South Alabama, available through Alabama Mosaic.

Independence Day Closing 2015

Happy 4th of July!

The USA Biomedical Library will be closed Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4, 2015 in observance of Independence Day. It will re-open at 1pm with regularly-scheduled hours on Sunday, July 5.

We wish you a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend!



photo credit: Vinoth Chandar

Closed Monday, May 25, 2015 for Memorial Day

Remembering those who gave all by Robin on Flickr, Creative Commons

The Biomedical Library will be closed Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day. We will be open with regularly-scheduled hours on both Saturday and Sunday and will re-open at 7:15am on Tuesday.

Have a beautiful Memorial Day!



photo credit: "Remembering those who gave all" by Robin on Flickr

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