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Library Closed Sunday, April 24 for Easter

Spring FlowersThe Biomedical Library will be closed this Sunday, April 24 for the Easter holiday. We will reopen on Monday, April 25 at 7:15 am with our regularly scheduled hours.

Have a nice weekend!
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Biofeedback 82 - April 2011

The Biofeedback Blog is now available. This is the second issue of the USA Biomedical Library’s longstanding newsletter in its new blog format.

We are proud to be able to offer our readers live links to the articles in “Faculty Publications” and to our catalog, where you can browse or place a hold on new titles in our collection. Make sure to “seize the moment” and take advantage of the immediacy and convenience of this new feature.

So, with one click in this latest issue you can read comments from Library Director Judy Burnham and access information about ExamMaster’s test preparation tool for the Step 1 USMLE in the Library’s databases; learn about the Nursing Reference Center - a comprehensive reference tool designed to provide relevant clinical resources such as clinically organized quick lessons, continuing education modules, point-of-care drug information, best practice guidelines, legal cases, research instruments and more; read a quick refresher about  where to go for evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) methods of health care;  and see an overview of the New MeSH interface for PubMed introduced during Spring of 2011.

We hope you enjoy this issue; and as always, we welcome your feedback.


Current Protocols

The library recently acquired access to Current Protocols: Cell Biology and Current Protocols: Molecular Biology. Current Protocols provides reviewed, regularly-updated methods for scientific research, including abstracts, materials lists, figures, and references. When the library has access to the published-article online, links to the content are provided. For full-text access to articles in resources not held by the library, please use Interlibrary Loan. For more information about specific materials and review information, visit the information page or contact the library at

Materials List

Isolation and Clonal Assay of Adult Lung Epithelial Stem/Progenitor Cells, Ivan Bertoncello and Jonathan McQualter. DOI: 10.1002/9780470151808.sc02g01s16

Spring Break Hours 2011

Gulf Shores BeachThe Biomedical Library will be observing special Spring Break hours between Friday, March 11 and Friday, March 18, 2011 (see below). We will return to regularly scheduled hours Saturday, March 19.


  • Friday 3/11 - 7:15am-4:45pm
  • Saturday 3/12 - 9:00am-5:45pm
  • Sunday 3/13 - 1:00pm-9:45pm
  • Monday 3/14-Thursday 3/17 - 7:15am-9:45pm
  • Friday 3/18 - 7:15am-4:45pm

Have a safe and happy spring break!

photo credit: John Tuggle

Library Closed for Mardi Gras 3/8/11

Mardi Gras ParasolThe Biomedical Library will be closed tomorrow Tuesday, March 8, 2011 for Mardi Gras. We will reopen with our regularly scheduled hours on Wednesday morning.

Laissez les bons temps rouler!
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Biofeedback 81 - February 2011

The USA Biomedical Library is pleased to introduce readers to the newest rendition of our long-standing newsletter, Biofeedback. In an effort to serve you more timely and efficiently, we can now introduce you to the Library’s latest resources via live links from a new blog format. With just one click you can read about and then access our latest e-books, faculty publications, PubMed tools, interlibrary loan account, and other resources which improve access to biomedical research. Please feel free to leave comments; they will help us to constantly improve our efforts.

The first issue of the blog is available from the link below. Future postings will be on a bi-monthly publication schedule. An archive for the electronic issues for Biofeedback retrospective to Spring 2009, is available from the blog’s sidebar.

In this premiere issue of the Biofeedback blog, you can

Closed Monday 1/17 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of ServiceThe Biomedical Library will be closed Monday, January 17, 2011 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It will reopen on Tuesday, January 18 at 7:15am. Biomedical Library hours and closing can be viewed on the hours page.

It is a wonderful time to honor Rev. Dr. King's legacy by serving others in our community!

Semester Break Hours and Closings

holly bush with snow The Biomedical Library will be observing reduced semester break hours beginning this weekend. The hours throughout the semester and holiday breaks for the campus library will be as follows:

Sat 12/18 - Sun 12/19: Closed
Mon 12/20 - Wed 12/22: 8:00am-4:45pm
Thur 12/23 - Sun 1/2: Closed

The Biomedical Library will open at 7:15 with regular hours on Monday, January 3, 2011. For more information about the hours our hospital libraries will be observing, view the hours exceptions area.

Have a safe and happy holiday season and a wonderful 2011!

Extended Hours for Exams

studyingThe Biomedical Library will have extended hours for the next two weekends to aid students studying for their exams.

Extended Hours Fall Semester 2010

Fridays, December 3 & 10 - 7:15am-9:45pm
Saturdays, December 4 & 11 - 9:00am-9:45pm.

Regular hours will continue to be observed on weekdays and Sundays and can be viewed on the hours page. Semester Break hours will begin Saturday, December 18, 2010.

Good luck with your exams!
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Library Closed for Thanksgiving

Autumn leavesThe Biomedical Library will be closing at noon on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 and will remain closed through Thursday and Friday. We will return to regular hours, opening at 9am, on Saturday, November 27. Be safe traveling, and have a happy Thanksgiving!
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