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2014 National Medical Librarians Month at Calder PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Barbara Wood   
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 13:10


The Medical Library Association (MLA) has declared October as National Medical Librarians Month. As part of this celebration, the Calder Library is proud to highlight its faculty librarians and staff.

Librarians will assist you with your quest for information and more, using the library’s wealth of online and material holdings.

A librarian can help you with:

•Healthcare reform

•Systematic review searches


•Evidence-based medicine

•Information for patients

•E-resource training

•Searching the literature

•Locating guidelines

•Author information


•Open Access

Not only does the library provide you with the critical resources you need--free training, a great place to study, 102.5 open hours weekly, a relaxation room—but Starbucks is now right next door! Most importantly, we provide you with a staff of highly trained librarians, ready and willing to assist you in taking your academic achievement and research to the next level.


Professional Librarian Consultations and Group Training Sessions PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Carmen Bou-Crick   
Monday, 05 May 2014 00:00

The University of Miami Medical Library is the place to find authoritative, current, and relevant information for patient care, research, and education.  Schedule a personal one-on-one Professional Librarian Consultation at the medical library.  Sessions will provide an opportunity to ask a professional librarian for information addressing specific needs.  The library has a plethora of resources that are waiting to be discovered:

Electronic books and journals

Medical, nursing, psychology, and other subject databases

Clinical decision-making databases for patient care

Literature research and systematic reviews

Guidelines for evidence-based practice

Identifying journals with high impact factors

Finding the impact of an author’s publications (H-Index)

Finding mentors and collaborators

Searching for grant resources and funding

Verification of citations for publishing

Organizing references and creating bibliographies

and much more…


Professional Librarian Consultations @ Calder Library can be scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Professional Librarian Consultations @ University of Miami Hospital (UMH) Medical Library can be scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Group Training Sessions are available at any medical campus location.  Contact us and we will take our training to you!  Let us design a class based on your needs.  Larger groups sessions can be scheduled at Calder Library’s electronic classroom, where up to 32 participants can have hands-on experience during class.  Our classes are listed at the Calder Library website.

Calder Library is located at 1601 NW 10th Avenue. The UMH Medical Library is a branch of the Louis Calder Memorial Library, located in Room 2019 on the second floor of the hospital’s East Building.

Contact us at: or 305-243-6648.



National Medical Librarians Month 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Carmen Bou-Crick   
Monday, 21 October 2013 12:53

How can we help you? Let us count the ways…Medical Librarians know, and teach, about information resources that will provide answers to your questions…Medical Librarians have searching skills to find specific and relevant information for you…Medical Librarians will respond to your queries immediately so that you can receive the vital information that you need, when you need it.

Contact the Calder and UMH Libraries Medical Librarians today—they will help you save time so you can concentrate on saving lives!

Text or e-mail your Calder and UMH Medical Librarians at or call them at 305-243-6648 (Calder Reference) or 305-689-5737 (UMH Library).

Going Cashless, Starbuck's, and more PDF Print E-mail
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Written by JoAnn Van Schaik   
Friday, 20 September 2013 10:58

Going Cashless.  In an effort to streamline operations and comply with auditing recommendations, beginning on October 1, 2013, all payments for Library and Biomedical Communications’ services will require one of the following:  Credit card, debit card, check, or UM IDR or Account Number.  Cash will no longer be accepted in payment for services.

Starbuck’s and Construction.  The Library’s administrative offices are moving to the second floor this Fall to make way for the new Starbuck’s coffee shop that will be constructed in the current Library administration location.  Construction on the first and second floors will be completed after hours so there will be minimal disruption for Library patrons.  Also, the Library’s elevators are undergoing renovation.  As much as possible, this work will be done during hours the Library is closed.

Book Sale and Open Access Week.  Please join the Calder Library staff in recognizing Open Access Week (October 20-26) by attending the Book Sale in the Library starting on October 22.  All proceeds from this book sale will benefit the Library and United Way.

Ralph H. and Ruth F. Gross Lecture.  Save the date of November 21 for the biennial Gross Lecture hosted by Calder Library.  Details to follow…

Download E-books to your iPad PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Barbara Wood   
Sunday, 03 March 2013 19:00

We are pleased to announce that library patrons using the Thieme E-Book Library may now download books to their iPad.

Using the free iPublishCentral Reader app available in the iTunes store, you can download and read all titles available within the Thieme E-Book Library. New titles will be available for download upon release.

The app provides convenient access to Thieme's portfolio, while preserving the original design and layout of the printed titles, thus enabling users to zoom in on high-resolution reproductions of artwork. Users can also bookmark favorite pages for future reference, and add notes.

How to download books:

  1. Install the free iPublishCentral Reader app from the iTunes app store (Link).
  2. From within the university wireless network, launch your iPad web browser and navigate to (Link).
  3. Browse the list of all available titles and select "download" next to the title you wish to download. You will then be directed to the download page.
  4. Click on the download icon. The iPublishCentral Reader app will then open and the file will be downloaded to your bookshelf.


How to read downloaded titles:

  1. Open the iPublishCentral Reader app on your iPad.
  2. Select a downloaded book to access it.


Additional Features:

  • Tap the top bar and a menu of icons will appear. On the left hand side are a back button and Table of Contents. On the right hand side, icons for settings, search, notes and bookmarks are presented.
  • Settings to enable single or double page view as default can be changed. Double page view will only work in a landscape/horizontally orientated iPad.
  • Notes and bookmarks that are contained in the user’s pc account are not linked or transferred to the iPad app (the app does not allow or require the user to log in).


Let us help you with your literature search! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Barbara Wood   
Tuesday, 25 December 2012 19:00

In order to help our patrons quickly and effectively search the biomedical  literature for relevant citations, the Library offers a FREE mediated search service. The Calder Library Reference staff will perform a thorough, timely search of the biomedical databases to expertly and accurately help you find the information you need.

Whether for research, a grant, or patient care, please call or stop by the Calder Library Reference Desk at (305) 243-6648, M-F from 9-5 OR the UMH Library at (305) 689-3127, M-F from 8:30-Noon to speak one of our experienced Medical Librarians (l-r above Jenny Garcia-Barcena, Barbara A. Wood, and Carmen Bou-Crick).  For futher details and for your online convenience visit:

UM Thanksgiving Day Matchup Program PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Barbara Wood   
Tuesday, 27 November 2012 10:58

The UM Thanksgiving Day Matchup Program provides international students the opportunity to experience first-hand a traditional American holiday and the joy of Thanksgiving Day. This year a total of 81 students participated, being hosted by 18 families from the Coral Gables Campus and 16 families from the Medical Campus. 

Barbara A. Wood, Education Librarian hosted Yang Lu, MPH student and Ji Zha, Researcher Pope Life Center.


Above.  left-right Yang, Barbara, and Ji
Barbara and her daughter Margaret
"Traditional American Thanksgiving Feast"


New at Calder Library! PubMed en Espanol PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Carmen Bou-Crick   
Monday, 26 November 2012 14:43

You are cordially invited to participate in a Spanish language PubMed en Español class to be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, from 12:00-1:00 PM at Calder Library’s e-Classroom (3rd floor).  This class is intended for Spanish-speakers who wish to hear in their native language, a detailed explanation of how PubMed works.  During the class, participants will be able to set up and configure a personal “MyNCBI” account and learn how to use it to save search strategies, set up alerts of new publications in topics of interest, and save collections of references for future use.  The class will provide a review on Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), using filters/limits to streamline the search, using PubMed’s Clinical Queries to quickly find evidence-based answers to clinical questions, and developing advanced search strategies.

If you would like to attend, please register online at
The PubMed en Español class will be repeated on Friday, February 8, 2013, at 12:00 Noon.

New Specialty in UpToDate: Psychiatry PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Carmen Bou-Crick   
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 16:00

UpToDate is a clinical support system designed to answer clinical questions with succinct, comprehensive, current, and fully referenced evidence on more than 9,500 clinical topics written by physicians. Recently, a new specialty was added to the database--Psychiatry.  The new Psychiatry section is organized in major categories:  Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Child and Adolescent Mental Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Impulse Control Disorders, Mental and Medical Disorders, Personality Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Somatoform Disorders, and Substance Use Disorders.  They cover most of the categories included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR)1.   Another section on “What’s New in Psychiatry” provides updates on all the topics within the specialty, with new evidence as it becomes available from the peer review process.  The Peer Review is conducted by a Deputy Editor, an Editor-in-Chief and/or Section Editors assigned to a topic.  They look at peer-reviewed journals, clinical databases and other resources and keep track of new information as it is published.  Authors for the “What’s New” section are listed, with their professional/academic affiliations.  Within each of the major topics within a specialty, there are separate additional topics which are more specific in nature.  The information is provided following an outline that includes an introduction, course of the illness, screening, identification/symptoms, assessment, summary and recommendations.  A list of references is provided and a list of related topics for additional information.

In addition to extensive information about each of the specialties, UpToDate contains sections on patient information, drug information, calculators, and a news section that provides important updates on each of the specialties.  UpToDate is available from the Calder Library’s website ( under e-Databases.  A mobile version is available for Android, iPhone, iPad, and Windows 8 tablets.  UpToDate is published by Wolters Kluwer Health.

1. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR).  Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association, 2000.

United Way Fundraiser: Calder Library and Biomedical & Scholarly Communications PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gediminas Paulaitis   
Friday, 21 September 2012 08:00

On Monday, September 17, the Calder Library opened the Suresh Atapattu Space Shuttle Photos Display and Sale, organized by Biomedical & Scholarly Communications, to honor Suresh’s space shuttle photography spanning more than a decade, and to support United Way. Suresh was granted unprecedented access and permission by NASA to document space shuttle processing at Kennedy Space Center. Fifteen studio-quality photographs of Suresh’s amazing space shuttle photos will be on display and prints can be purchased for your personal collection or as gifts during the upcoming holiday season. Other photos will also be available. Biomedical Communications’ graphic designers and photographers will expertly print any photo using archival paper and inks for any standard frame size you choose. All proceeds above the cost of printing will be donated to United Way.


Suresh Atapattu is a Biomedical Engineer and Research Director at the Biomedical Signals and Sensor Laboratory at the UM International Medicine Institute. He received the 2001 Young Investigator Award from the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation for his HRV thesis work at the University of Miami. A sample of Suresh's NASA photography may be viewed at this Website:

The prints are priced at $12 per square foot. Biomedical & Scholarly Communications will retain half the fee to recover costs and the remaining half will be donated to United Way. Other materials, such as tubes and foam board, will be sold at their usual price. Standard poster frame sizes and prices:


16x20 $27
18x24 $36
22x28 $52
24x36 $72

Library 101: Our Free Services PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Barbara M. Sorondo   
Monday, 13 August 2012 19:00

Interlibrary Loans

The Interlibrary Loan Department obtains items for academic, clinical, and research purposes that are not available at the Calder Library. To order an item through the Interlibrary Loan Department, use the form on our website. Requests are free to current University of Miami Miller School of Medicine students, faculty, and staff.

Database Classes

Calder librarians offer free classes on databases and database managers including PubMed, Scopus, RefWorks, CINAHL, and more. Learn a new database or get a refresher on an old one by signing up for one of our classes.

Reference Services

Staff members are available at the Circulation Desk every day from open to close. Librarians are available at the Reference Desk on weekdays (excluding holidays) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also submit reference questions using our online form.

Questions or Comments?

Please complete the short survey located on the Library’s homepage or call us at (305) 243-6403.


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