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USA's Biomedical Library will be celebrating National Medical Librarians Month during the entire month of October with librarian mediated exhibits, resource demonstrations and technology tips at all campus and hospital locations. Come and meet your medical librarians and learn about the resources your Biomedical Library provides.
To get National Medical Librarians Month started, the Baugh Biomedical Library on campus will once again display the National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit Harry Potter’s World Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine during library hours Friday, October 1, 2010 through Sunday, October 3, 2010. A Harry Potter trivia contest with door prizes will be held both at the library and on the library’s website.
Throughout the month medical librarians raise awareness about the Library's services by taking the Biomedical Library to its users at the two USA hospitals and to the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health. They plan to demonstrate the Library's databases, electronic journals and books, and new mobile technologies. Librarians will also feature vetted consumer health information accessible through the MedlinePlus.gov website which features over 750 health topics and multiple language capabilities.
Schedule for National Medical Librarians Month 2010
Librarians will be at these locations:
- HAHN Lobby: Mondays, Oct 11, 18 & 25, 1-4pm
- Baldwin County Campus Room 9: Mondays, Oct 5 & 11, 11am-1:30pm
- Children's & Women's Cafeteria: Tuesday, Oct 5 & Thursday, Oct 21, 11am-2pm
- College of Medicine Lobby: Wednesdays, Oct 6, 13, 20 & 27, noon-1pm
- UMC Cafeteria Lobby: Thursday, Oct 7 & Tuesday, Oct 19, 11am-2pm
The Medical Library Association created the National Medical Librarians Month observance to raise awareness of the important role of the health information professional. Patients and those in the health care community need the specialized services that medical librarians provide now more than ever before. Please contact the Library at firstname.lastname@example.org or (251) 460-7044 for more information.
The University of South Alabama Biomedical Library is pleased to announce that Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine, an exhibition developed and produced by the Exhibition Program at the National Library of Medicine, is currently on campus and on display in the Charles M Baugh Biomedical Library, 5791 USA Drive, North. The exhibit is free and open to the public during library hours.
We also invite you to join us on Wednesday, September 15, 2010, at 4 PM in the University of South Alabama College of Medicine Conference Room for a special presentation, “Magic, Alchemy, and Medicine in Harry Potter’s World” by Elizabeth Lane Furdell, Ph.D, Professor of History, University of North Florida. Dr. Furdell’s presentation highlights the historical roots for the magic and medicine in the Harry Potter series of books and films which can be found in the English Renaissance.
We will welcome Dr. Furdell with a reception at 3 PM with refreshments courtesy of Einstein Bros and USA Dining Services. Please plan to attend.
The exhibit will also appear at the following events across Mobile:
- “How to Create a Harry Potter Garden,” September 17 , 18th @ 2 - 5 PM and 19th @ 1- 5 PM, 2010, exhibit will be located at the Mobile Botanical Gardens.
- “A Wizard’s Guide to Mobile’s Wild Herbs,” September 29, 2010, at 6:30 PM in the Meeting Room at the West Regional Branch presented by Mobile Press Register Gardening Columnist Bill Finch. The exhibit will be on display at the West Regional Branch of the Mobile Public Library
- “Nature’s Pharmacy Exhibit,” October 4 - 15, 2010, at the Mobile Medical Museum, 1664 Springhill Avenue, Mobile, AL, will include some of the very roots and bottled remedies found in the Harry Potter books.
For more information contact the USA Biomedical Library at (251) 460-7044.
This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. N01-LM-6-3502 with the University of Maryland Baltimore.
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.
- Now that Grant PIs can no longer manually enter citations into eRA Commons (as of July 23,2010), they can instead use NCBI’s “My Bibliography” tool to manage their professional bibliographies. Learn how to set up an NCBI account and use this tool
- October is National Medical Librarians Month. USA’s Biomedical Library will be promoting library resources during the entire month with librarian mediated exhibits, demonstrations and technology tips at all campus and hospital locations. Look at the schedule and come meet your medical librarians to learn about the resources the Biomedical Library provides.
- E-books are now search-able with the same search interface as the Journal Search. Serials Solutions makes finding-books more efficient.
- If you would like to perform more focused searches in PubMed, use Clinical Queries. Read the article and learn a few simple steps that will get you up and running with this Pub Med tool.
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The Biofeedback Newsletter is now 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.