|First Wave of Migration to Electronic Only Journals||.||
During the past five
years, the Library has provided access to an ever-increasing number of
As the Library embarks
on renewing subscriptions for 2004 in both print and electronic formats
and negotiating new multi-year contracts with publishers, the time has
come to revisit the availability of some titles in both print and electronic
formats. You are encouraged to consider the
The Library both encourages and needs your input as it enters the first wave of canceling the print versions of some selected journals.
Four years ago, the Library began offering training sessions on PubMed and published a comparison of the strengths and weaknesses of Ovid versus PubMed MEDLINE in the May, 2000 issue of Calder Communications. Since then, PubMed has continued to develop, and more and more patrons are selecting this search engine for their MEDLINE searches.
Following is a comparison of Ovid versus PubMed in May 2003. You can get to either version of MEDLINE quickly and at no charge by selecting the "MEDLINE" link under the "Quick Links" section of Calder's website. Tutorials are available under the "Educational Tutorials" link on Calder's website or by scheduling a class. To schedule a PubMed class, please contact Mr. Geddy Paulaitis, or to schedule an Ovid class, please contact Ms. Jenny Garcia at 305-243-6648.
Which MEDLINE is Best for You?
Two new faculty members joined the Library's Reference and Education Department.
Gediminas (Geddy) Paulaitis, RN, BSN, MBA, AHIP, was appointed to the faculty after serving as the department's systems specialist since 1995. In addition to day-to-day reference duties, Mr. Paulaitis manages the Library's Blackboard course software applications, is a co-developer and author of the Library's EBM/Use of the Biomedical Literature course in the School’s curriculum, and was a collaborating investigator on the Point-of-Care, Team-based Information Systems grant (PoinTIS). Mr. Paulaitis is an alumni of the University of Miami and Florida International University.
John D. Jones, Jr., BS, MSIS, was appointed to the faculty after eight years as the Electronic Resources and Education Librarian at the Tompkins-McCaw Library of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA and two years as a systems analyst for Martin-Marietta, Inc. in Research Triangle Park, NC. While at VCU, Mr. Jones developed and taught specialized instructional programs for students, faculty and staff on designing and using electronic resources to support their information needs. A graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Old Dominion University in Norfalk, Mr. Jones has presented numerous papers and poster sessions at national and regional meetings.
Suzetta Burrows, together with Kelly Moore, Joaquin Arriaga, Gediminas Paulaitis, and Henry L. Lemkau, Jr. authored "Developing an 'Evidence-based Medicine and Use of the Biomedical Literature' component as a longitudinal theme of an outcomes-based medical school curriculum: year 1," in the Journal of the Medical Library Association 2003 Jan. 91(1):34-41.
together with Kristine Alpi of the Weill Medical College
Library of Cornell University, team taught the MLA CE Course "Providing
Health Information Resources and Services in other Languages" at
the Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association in San Diego, CA,
in May, 2003. During 2002/03, Ms. Feddern was the editor and principal
contributor to FHSLAlert, the newsletter of the Florida Health Sciences
Library Association, which she brought to new heights.
The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) of the University of Michigan, established in 1962, maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data to ensure that data resources are available to future generations and hosts a number of topical archives.
Supported by the Otto G. Richter Library, ICPSR is freely accessible University-wide at www.icpsr.umich.edu, or by clicking on Electronic Databases and Resources on the Calder Library's website - calder.med.miami.edu.