VOL. 26 NO. 4 July - September 2005

 

 

Biomedical Communications Honors David S. Howell, M.D. and Supports United Way

 

Dr. David S. Howell, professor of medicine at the Miller School of Medicine since 1967, is founder of its
arthritis division, an international expert in the mineralization of cartilage, and author of hundreds of textbook chapters and journal articles. Dr Howell is also an acclaimed painter of the majestic and passionate sea, from Gloucester to Key Largo, who has generously agreed to support United Way with artist-approved, studio-quality, prints of his work.

Beginning October 11, 2005 and continuing through the Library's annual Book Sale, from October 18th through November 22th, Dr. Howell's work will be on display in the Library's first floor atrium. You are
invited to view the 37 framed and/or matted examples of his magnificent seascapes, select from these 37 prints for your personal collection or as gifts during the upcoming holiday season, and support United Way. Dr. Howell is planning to join us for the opening on October 11th to greet old and new colleagues and friends.

This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity you will not want to miss!

October 29, 2005, from 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., to celebrate National Medical Librarians Month, the Library will waive overdue fines on all items due on or before October 14, that are returned to the circulation desk or placed in the Book Return on the patio. Be sure and take advantage of this first Amnesty Day in years.

November 17, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. Dean Clarkson will give the 8th Biennial Ralph H. and Ruth F. Gross Lecture on medical education: past, present and future, in the Retter Auditorium, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute/Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Tips for PubMed Searches

You have searched the Medline database using the National Library of Medicine's PubMed interface, but have you:

- Connected to PubMed via the Medline link on Calder's website, accessible through the Library's Remote Access option under 'Quick Links', when doing searches from off campus? Connecting directly to PubMed at http://pubmed.gov from off campus eliminates access to the online full text articles accessible from Calder’s PubMed link.

- Begun your search in the 'MeSH Database', found under 'PubMed Services' in the middle of the left-hand
navigation area on the PubMed search screen? MeSH is a controlled vocabulary that helps you easily select the best term(s) for your search. If you do not use the MeSH Database, you will miss important citations!

- Used the 'Special Queries' feature for clinicians and health services researchers? This feature also appears under 'PubMed Services' to the left of the PubMed screen and quickly targets your searches in the following areas.

  • Clinical Queries - Limit searches to:
    • Clinical Study Categories, e.g. diagnosis, etiology, prognosis, therapy and clinical prediction.
    • Systematic Reviews, including meta-analyses, reviews of clinical trials, evidence-based medicine, consensus development conferences, and guidelines.
    • Medical Genetics, e.g. differential diagnosis, management and genetic testing.
  • Health Services Research Queries - Specialized PubMed searches relating to health care quality or to health care costs
  • Health People 2010 - Search for published literature related to Health People 2010 focus areas of the HP2010 Information Access Project
  • Subjects - Limit searches to the following PubMed subject subsets:
    Aids History of Medicine
    Bioethics Space Life Sciences
    Cancer Toxicology
    Complementary Medicine
  • Journal Collections - Limit searches to the following PubMed journal subsets:
    • Core Clinical Journals
    • Dental Journals
    • Nursing Journals

- Looked at the "PubMed Basics" brochure for additional tips? The brochure is freely accessible at http://nnlm.gov/nnlm/online/pubmed/pmtri.pfd.

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E-Image Collections

Biomedical Communications is pleased to announce the Image Gallery, a collection of hundreds of images related to the Miller School of Medicine accessible at http://calder.med.miami.edu/biomed/index.html. High resolution images for printing are available for $2.00 each by calling 305-243-6783 or e-mailing biomed@med.miami.edu.

The Library reminds its patrons that thousands of images in the health sciences are easily accessible at the Internet Listings for Multimedia and Audiovisuals link of the internet catalog here. Discipline specific e-image collections appear in the Internet Catalog under the discipline name, e.g., Anatomy and Cell Biology, Dermatology, etc. Although most of the images in these collections are freely accessible, most are copyrighted and permission should be sought before multiple copies are made.

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New Public Access Computers and Servers

The Library is pleased to announce the deployment of new Dell computers with the XP operating system throughout the public areas of the Library's first floor.

During the Summer, a new, upgraded server for CALLCAT, the Library's online public access catalog (opac) permitted
the installation of the newly released opac software, as
well as software that permits exporting cataloging records using the Internet. Much needed additional ports were also acquired. Beginning in September, a new server for the Library's website and proxy software for remote access to its
electronic resources and a new server for Biomedical Communications were also installed.

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