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According to Elsevier, ScienceDirect and Scopus will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance for approximately 9 hours on Saturday August 28, 2010 from 6:30am to 3:30 pm.
Feel free to ask the librarian for help finding alternative resources during this time.
Over the weekend, Wiley Online Library will replace Wiley InterScience, which supplies access to some of the Biomedical Library's online journal subscriptions. During the transition, Wiley InterScience will be taken down at 4am, EST Saturday, August 7, 2010. Wiley Online Library is scheduled to go live at 12pm EST on Sunday, August 8, 2010, so full access to Wiley journals should be available by Sunday afternoon.
If you need help finding alternatives to articles available through Wiley during the down time, please contact the reference desk at email@example.com or (251)460-7044.
The library will be holding extended hours this weekend to support students studying for exams. Extended hours will occur Friday, July 23, 2010, 7:15am-9:45pm and Saturday, July 24, 2010, 9:00am-9:45pm. Regular library hours can be viewed on our hours page.
Good luck with exams!
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The Biomedical Library will be closed for the Independence Day holiday on Sunday, July 4 and Monday, July 5, 2010. Regular summer hours will resume on Tuesday morning, June 6 at 7:15 am.
Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!
If you missed our Hurricane Preparedness Community Day last weekend at West Regional library, you have one more chance to catch great information and local meteorologists speaking on topics important to our area.
The next Community Day event will be at Fairhope Public Library from 10am-3pm on June 26, 2010. The event will include information about hurricanes from weather professionals, interactive talks and demonstrations on cutting-edge communication technologies, safe pet evacuation, first aid, coping with storm-related life interruptions, and other general disaster preparedness information. Dr. Bill Williams, local meteorologist with a reputation for more than 40 years of accurate weather predictions will present “Hurricanes Past, Present, and Future” at 1 PM. Additionally, representatives from participating groups will have displays highlighting resources and services.
To find out more about Community Day or to view some of the resources available at the events visit http://bl.southalabama.edu/communityday.
The new Biofeedback has arrived! The highlights are listed below and you can choose to flip through at the bottom or this post or view the PDF.
In this issue:
- A New England Journal of Medicine Study has identified essential journals for physicians. Read about the journals represented in our Biomedical Library collection.
- Stressed about Board Exams? Try some live links to the many resources for all steps of the USMLE in this issue of the Biofeedback.
- Learn the latest changes to PubMed.
- Find a link to MedEdPORTAL, a website where users can submit, access and download peer-reviewed teaching and assessment materials (tutorials, virtual patients, simulation cases, lab guides, videos, podcasts, and assessment tools) in both the basic and clinical sciences in medicine and in oral health. The site is funded and provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), in partnership with the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) to enhance scholarly collaboration.
- New print books have been added to the Biomedical Library’s collection including over 70 titles from the Classics of Medicine Library, a collection of the world’s most important medical texts.
- The Biomedical Library will soon be releasing a new and simple way to “browse” our sizable e-book collection by subject. Learn what to expect.
- There are some new tools to assess health literacy levels and promote clearer communication between healthcare providers and patients. Find out more.
Hover your cursor over the Biofeedback below, then click "View in Full Screen" for a better reading experience.
This issue is the second Biofeedback Newsletter published exclusively online. If you would prefer to receive a paper copy of the Biofeedback via campus mail in the future or would like to be notified by email when new Biofeedbacks are published, please contact the editor Beverly Rossini at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Biomedical Library has many resources to help students prepare for all steps of the USMLE. To learn more about the individual tools visit the College of Medicine Portal FAQs. We'll keep the study space and you bring the coffee.
- EXAM MASTER Online
- USMLEasy Lite
- Access Medicine's Self-Assessments
- First Aid USMLE E-books from STAT!Ref
Books in Reserves are located behind the Circulation Desk on the first floor. Books in Reference are located between the elevators and the reference desk on the second floor. Neither reference nor reserve materials can be checked out, but both can be used in the library and copied.
- Advanced life support for the USMLE step 2 - WB 18.2 A244 1999 Reserves
- Appleton & Lange's review for the USMLE step 1 - W 18.2 A649 2000 Reference
- Appleton & Lange's review for the USMLE step 2 - W 18.2 A6491 2000 Reference
- Appleton & Lange's review for the USMLE step 3 - W 18.2 A6492 1997-Reserves 2001-Reference
- First aid for the USMLE Step 1 - W 18.2 F57 2005 Reference
- Prescription for the boards : USMLE step 2 : a student-to-student guide - WB 18.2 P933 1998 Reserves
- PreTest clinical vignettes for the USMLE step 2 : PreTest self-assessment and review - W 18.2 P9405 1999 Reserves
- Surgery : classic clinical cases for USMLE step 2 review - WO 18.2 S961 1999 Reserves
- USMLE step 1 : behavioral sciences - W 40 U86be 2000 Reserves
- USMLE step 1 : biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, genetics - W 40 U86bi 2000 Reserves
- USMLE step 1 : general principles - W 40 U86ge 2000 Reserves
- USMLE step 1 : microbiology, immunology - W 40 U86mi 2000 Reserves
- USMLE step 1 : test taking and study strategies guide - W 40 U86te 2000 Reserves
- USMLE step 1 : the organ systems - W 40 U86or 2000 Reserves
- USMLE step 2 review : 975 questions & answers - W 18.2 U8611 1996 Reserves
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The library will be holding extended hours during the coming weekends to support students while they study for exams. The extended hours are as follows:
Friday, April 16, 2010 - 7:15am-9:45pm
Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 9:00am-9:45pm
Friday, April 30, 2010 - 7:15am-9:45pm
Saturday, May 1, 2010 - 9:00am-9:45pm
Regular library hours can be viewed on our hours page. Good luck on with exams!
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