TML News and Notes: Alerts
The VCU Libraries interlibrary loan and document delivery services will not operate during the VCU Winter Break from December 21, 2013 through January 1, 2014.
Some of your requested materials may not be obtained until January 2014. The time required to obtain materials from other libraries increases greatly during December and January due to Winter breaks, holiday delays and increased end-of-semester workloads. Many libraries do not lend at all from mid-December through early January.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-828-1115 if you have questions.
Please be reminded that Tompkins-McCaw Library will have shortened hours this week for the Thanksgiving holiday:
Wednesday, 11/27: 7:30 am-4:00 pm
Thursday, 11/28: Closed
Friday, 11/29: Closed
Saturday, 11/30: Closed
The library will reopen Sunday, December 1st.
Tompkins-McCaw Library will be closed in observance of the 4th of July holiday. The library will reopen Friday, July 5th. A complete listing of VCU Libraries operational hours is available online.
Have a safe & fun 4th!
The time needed to obtain materials owned by other libraries nationwide can vary greatly during December and January with breaks, closings and end-of-semester and start-of-semester workloads and staff schedules.
For more info: PubMed Filters Sidebar Replaces the Limits Page / You Tube Video Link
Steps to Import Using Citation Manager Option in PubMed
1) Be sure you are logged into your RefWorks account
2) Conduct your search in PubMed and select the citations you want to import
3) Locate the Send To Button (Upper Right Corner)
4) Select Citation Manage and Click Create File\
5) Save the File to Your Computer
6) Go To RefWorks , Click on References, and Select Import
7) Set Import Filter to NLM PubMed and make sure Database is PubMed
8) Go To Select File Box and Click on Browse Button
9) Locate Your File
10) Designate Place/Folder for the Citations (Optional)
· If you do nothing it will appear in the last imported folder
11) Click on
Import and You Should See an Indication in RefWorks that the citation has uploaded
Early in February 2012, the Tompkins-McCaw Library (TML) is
kicking off the renovation of the basement Multimedia Collaboration Room, B-037. The
renovation will take the existing room to bare bones and then add layers to
create an exciting, contemporary space focused on collaborative learning.
Existing furniture and equipment will be removed or relocated February 2-3; demolition begins Monday, February 6. The five week process will transform the room from dated 1970s shabby to 21st century chic.
With the exception of workstations and café booths, furniture in the room is designed to be moveable and configurable by users. There will be mobile soft seating and white boards too. Walls at the end of the room will be finished with whiteboard material. The color scheme of the room is shades of charcoal with pops of fuchsia, green and gold. The design board showing all the exciting changes for B-037 is on display at the TML Service Desk.
Enjoy the pictures of the planned renovation. We'll be posting photos as the project progresses.
Tompkins-McCaw's Pilot Program for Extended Hours is almost here!
Tompkins-McCaw Library will be open extended hours for student study from December 4-15, 2011. Those entering the building after 9:00 pm will have to show a valid VCU identification card.
Here are the hours that we will be open:
Sunday, Dec. 4 12: 00 noon to 12
Mon.-Thurs. Dec. 5-8 7:30 am to 12 midnight
Friday, Dec. 9 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday, Dec. 10 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, Dec. 11 12:00 noon to 12 midnight
Mon.-Thurs. Dec. 12-15 7:30 am to 12 midnight
Friday, Dec. 16 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Can't open your PubMed or My NCBI account?
As of Friday, VCU and many other universities are experiencing problems with access to PubMed's My NCBI accounts. The problem is related to customized versions of PubMed that provide links to the libraries' online journal articles from PubMed citations. At VCU this problem occurs when accessing VCU Libraries' links to PubMed from off-campus locations - which includes VCUHS - or from a wireless Internet connection.Until the problem is resolved, consider using the following option to gain access: Search PubMed at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?otool=vculib to gain access to My NCBI. This access point will include Get it@VCU with links to VCU Libraries' online journals.
Tompkins-McCaw Library will be closed Saturday, July 2 through Monday, July 4 for the holiday weekend. We will reopen Tuesday, July 5th.
Have a safe & fun 4th!
Tompkins-McCaw Library will open at 10 a.m. Fri, Dec. 17. Check VCU Alert at http://www.vcu.edu/alert/ for more information
Tompkins-McCaw Library is closing at 4:00 PM due to inclement weather. The James Branch Cabell Library will remain open with a skeleton staff. For updated information about VCU closing, please check the alerts page at http://www.vcu.edu/alert/
Be careful out there!
Tompkins-McCaw Library will not open on Monday, February 1, due to continuing hazardous driving conditions caused by the weekend snow storm.
For more information, monitor the status of the University on the VCU Alerts page.
Tompkins-McCaw Library will not open on Saturday, January 30, due to the expected snow and poor road conditions.
Skull and Beans will be closed for Spring Break from Saturday, March 7 through Sunday, March 15. Normal hours (7-3 weekdays) will resume March 16.
Have a happy and relaxing Spring Break!!!
The American Psychological Association recently announced that it would charge authors $2500 for depositing articles into PubMed Central. But the Association has apparently decided to rethink the new policy. According to APA's website, the policy is "currently being re-examined and will not be implemented at this time."
The Chronicle of Higher Education reported the policy on July 15, 2008 and its blog quickly filled with comments. According to The Chronicle , authors publishing in APA journals were told not to deposit the articles themselves and that the fee would be billed to the author's university.
Authors who receive funding from the National Institutes of Health are now required to submit articles arising from the funded research into PubMed Central, the National Library of Medicine's digital archive. For more information, visit the VCU Libraries' page on Navigating the New NIH Mandatory Public Access Policy.
Wireless printing is available in both James Branch Cabell Library and Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences. Instructions and downloads can be found online.
For additional assistance with this service, ask at the Technology Services Help Desk, 804-828-2227 or via email. The Monroe Park Campus desk is located in Cabell Library's basement, and the Medical College of Virginia desk is located in Sanger Hall's basement.
VCU Libraries Resource Delivery Services will not operate during the VCU Winter Closing from December 21, 2007 through January 2, 2008. The time required to obtain materials from other institutions increases during December and January due to winter breaks, holiday delays and increased end-of-semester workloads. Many libraries do not lend at all from mid-December through early January.
With this in mind please submit interlibrary loan requests by December 10, 2007. Interlibrary loan requests received after December 10, 2007 may not be obtained until January 2008.
For additional information, contact Shirley Thomas at 828-1115.