TML News and Notes: October 2011
This past week has been the 5th annual international Open Access week. It is part of a world-wide movement to make scholarship and research available to everyone. "Open Access" to information - the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need - has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.
The NIH Public Access Policy is just one aspect of this movement. More and more journals are providing open access alternatives and some granting agencies are allowing funds to be set aside to pay for articles to be made available freely to everyone from day one.
- Electronic Books:contains
more than 60 f titles. These books not only contain the full text of
the book you would find on the shelf, but also many have exclusive
online content that is updated regularly. Some of the titles that are
contained in the database are
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 18e
CURRENT Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2012
Hurst's The Heart, 13e
Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 12e
Williams Obstetrics, 23eBasic & Clinical Pharmacology, 11e
Schwartz's Principles of Surgery, 9e
Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology, 9e
- Case Files: there are 150 cases that are selected from the LANGE Case Files™ series and Pathophysiology of Disease: An Introduction to Clinical Medicine, 6e that can be searched by case number or by specialty. Each case provides information on the case or condition along with questions to help the user to assess their understanding.
- Question & Answer (Q&A): this section is good for self-assessment on an assortment of medical topics. In this section you can access the USMLE Lite
along with questions from other texts in the collection. The nice
thing about these assessments is that links are provided upon answering
that provide further information.
- Clerkship Corner: provides a set of readings that are targeted to students who are doing internal medicine rotations.
- Other Highlights: the database also contains treatment guidelines and drug monographs.
With a week left of National Medical Librarians Month, the Tompkins-McCaw Library is giving away up to twenty-five Shaka Smart/VCU Libraries read posters. Win one by sharing your favorite things about the Tompkins-McCaw Library or librarians on our Facebook page.
The VCU Friends of the Library will hold the annual book sale from Monday, Oct. 24 through Friday, Oct. 28 in room B-7 of James Branch Cabell Library. There are hundreds of books, most for $2 or less. All proceeds from the sale help to fund VCU Libraries' programs, collections and lectures.
2011 Sale Hours:
Monday, Oct. 24: Noon - 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 25: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 26: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 27: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ** Special ½ price sale
Friday, Oct. 28: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.** Special ½ price sale
Preview Sale for Friends of the Library Donors:
Monday, Oct 24: 9 am - Noon (Please present your Friends donor card for admission to the preview sale.)
Each day leading up to the sale, we are posting to the VCU Libraries Facebook wall a selection of three interesting or unusual thematically related books that give a small preview of the material in the sale. We began with "Famous Johns," a category that includes "John Adams" by Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough, "The Day John Died" by Christopher Andersen and "John Winthrop: America's Forgotten Founding Father" by Francis J. Bremer. Come to the sale to find a large selection of other books about or by famous Johns . . . in addition to novels, collections of poems, plays, books on Virginia, history books, books on film and dance, cookbooks, scientific and medical books and travel books. There are also CDs, DVDs, LPs and other media.
The book sale is made possible through the generous donations of people from the Richmond area and beyond. Anyone can donate. For more information on how you can contribute to the next book sale, please see our book donation website.
The staff at the Tompkins-McCaw Library invites all MCV Campus students, faculty, and staff to join us as we celebrate National Medical
Librarians Month by joining us at these exciting events and workshops:
- Attend the 2011 Cyber security Fair to learn about the many options for protecting personal information from cybercriminals, as well as ways to secure your electronic devices at home and at work on October 5, 2011
- View the Henkel Physicians: A Family's Life in Letters exhibit on display in the Special Collections and Archives Reading Room until October 15, 2011
- Learn more about anatomical education in 19th century Richmond at our Grave Robbing, Goblins, and Ghouls lecture and ghost tour on October 31, 2011
- Refresh your research skills by attending an open workshop:
o PubMed, October 17 at Noon - Hunton Student Center
o Drug Information Resources, Wednesday, October 19 at Noon - Tompkins-McCaw Library
o Finding Health Statistics Online, Thursday, October 20 at Noon - Hunton Student Center
o RefWorks, Monday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m. - Sanger Hall
o Where's the Evidence, Tuesday, October 25 at 4:00 p.m. - Tompkins-McCaw Library
o Effective Literature Searching to Support Your Research, Thursday, October 27 at Noon - Tompkins-McCaw Library
Thanks for your Support!
Have questions about herbs, supplements, or complementary medicine?
VCU Libraries provides access to a database that may answer your questions. Natural Standard: The Authority on Integrative Medicine was founded by healthcare providers and researchers to provide high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies.
In addition to systematic reviews on foods, herbs & supplements, the health care professional will find Natural Standard monographs on a variety of other topics including Health & Wellness, Medical Conditions, Sports Medicine, Genomics & Proteomics, Environment & Global Health, and Animal Health.
Abbreviated reviews (Natural Standard's Bottom Line Monographs) on most of the topics above are designed for use by both patients or health professionals. Topical Flashcards provide a quick look-up or patient handout written at an easy reading level for consumers.
Natural Standard can be found in VCU Libraries' Databases A-Z under the letter 'N.'
For those who may be in search of funding for research or looking for places to publish or present research, the following sites may be of interest. These sites are created and maintained by Samaritan Health Services, which is a non-profit organization that oversees a network of hospitals, physician clinics and health services in Oregon. Opportunities are categorized by topic and updated regularly.
This site is one that may be of great interest to those looking to find information on professional conferences, calls for papers and other research-related materials. It is aimed at all those working across the spectrum of health, medicine and science.
This site is one that may be of interest to those looking to find information on funding opportunities. It is aimed at all those working across the spectrum of health, science and medicine.
Plan to attend the 2011 Cybersecurity Fair on Wednesday, October 5 from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm at Tompkins-McCaw Library!
The VCU Cybersecurity fair is an annual event hosted jointly by VCU and VCU Health System. In addition to the contributions received by the vendors, VCU Cybersecurity Fair is supported internally by VCU Libraries, VCU Health Systems, VCU School of Medicine, VCU School of Nursing and VCU Technology Services.
The goal of this event is to promote a secure culture within VCU and VCU Health System, and the program is designed to provide information security education and training to all constituents within the VCU community. In addition to learning about Cybersecurity, attendees will also learn about the ways to protect their personal information from cybercriminals, as well as ways to secure their electronic devices at home and at work.
Additionally, technology vendors will be on-site to demonstrate the latest and greatest technology, and IT support staff will be on-site to answer technology and security related questions. Breakfast, Lunch and raffle prizes are also available to attendees. All VCU faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend.
For more information, please visit the Cybersecurity Fair website.
On Thursday, Oct. 20 at noon, the Community Health Education Center (CHEC) will host a Breast Cancer Awareness Program presented by Dr. Gilda Cardenosa, Director, VCU Breast Imaging.
Space is limited and registration is required. Light refreshments will be provided.
For more information or to register, please contact Sarah or Dana at 828-2432, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, please stop by to see our display on breast cancer throughout the month of October.
The Community Health Education Center (CHEC) is located in the VCU Medical Center Gateway Building, Ground Floor, 1200 East Marshall Street, Richmond, VA 23298.
October brings many things: cooler weather, changing leaves, football, and Virginia Archives Month. You might not be familiar with that last one yet, but we hope you will join us in "Celebrating Advocacy for Archives." We have long been advocates for collecting, preserving and providing access to materials of enduring value. We invite you to observe this month by attending the lectures, book talks, tours, and other events hosted by VCU and local institutions. On October 28th there will be an Archives Fair at Cabell Library. Representatives from archives around Virginia will be available to talk about their collections, institutions, and assist you with your research needs.
Don't forget about Special Collections and Archives here at Tompkins-McCaw Library. Our manuscript collections include the personal papers of nurses, physicians, dentists and others as well as the records of various professional organizations. Collections are always being added and are available for use by faculty, staff, students and the general public. Special Collections also holds a wide array of medical artifacts, rare books, photographs, and portraits. If you have questions please stop by. We are here to help.
Thank you for your support!