TML News and Notes: October 2007
Anatomical instruction has been integral to medical education for centuries. Discover how anatomy was taught in Richmond during the 19th century and why students and faculty were involved in procuring cadavers for this important educational experience. A brief walking tour of the MCV Campus highlighting stories about grave robbing, goblins, and ghouls will follow the presentation. Seating is limited; advanced registration is encouraged. Print the flyer!
Time: 4:00-5:00 pm
Date: October 31, 2007
Guest Speaker: Jodi Koste, Archivist - Tompkins-McCaw Library
Location: Tompkins-McCaw Library - Distance Education Classroom, Rm. 2-010
Learn to search MEDLINE via PubMed, including basic features and search techniques such as limits, display options and print formats. Methods to identify locally available journals or full-text online articles will also be discussed. Print the PubMed Basics handout!
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Tompkins-McCaw Library - Library Instruction Classroom, Rm. 2-012
Instructor: Alan Williams, Education Services Librarian
To search for books, journals, and audiovisual materials held by the VCU Libraries, use the VCU Library Catalog. The catalog allows you to search by title, author, keyword and subject. To determine the appropriate subject heading for a topic, consult the lists of Medical Subject Headings or Library of Congress Subject Headings in the libraries.
For example, consider using the medical subject headings to search for Cancer resources in the VCU Libraries catalog: neoplasms, oncogenes, antineoplastic agents, radiotherapy, neoplasm metastasis, clinical trials, carcinogens, oncologic nursing, radiation oncology, and cancer vaccines.
To search for materials from other libraries, use the Worldcat database on FirstSearch.
In celebration of the center's fifth anniversary, the Community Health Education Center (CHEC) will hold an open house on Thursday, October 25, 2007 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All VCU/MCV students, faculty and staff are invited to visit CHEC, located on the ground floor of the VCUHS Gateway Building, 1200 East Marshall Street. Stop by to meet the staff and to learn more about CHEC. Light refreshments and door prizes will be available. Sponsored by the VCU Libraries, the VCU Health System, and the MCVH Auxiliary of the VCUHS. Print the flyer!
For more information or for special accommodations, contact Dana Ladd, CHEC Librarian at 804-628-2429.
Want to know more about VCU Libraries services and resources? Having trouble using PubMed, CINAHL, or Refworks? Interested in connecting to the library from home or off campus? If so, then, join us in the lobby at Sanger Hall on October 16th and1 8th from 9:00AM - 1:00PM to get your questions answered. ALL MCV Campus students, faculty, and staff are invited to stop by our table to learn more about the VCU Libraries services and collections. We're here to help!
For more information, contact Shannon Jones at 828-0626.
The October podcast is now available.