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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).


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:

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"


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.

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.

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

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.


Visit Calder

The Library is located between the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and the Biomedical Research Institute on the medical campus. For the latest library hours, see the notice located at the right of our homepage.

Maps of the library are available at the Circulation Desk:

As a Calder patron you have access to:

To get the most out of what Calder has to offer, sign up for a library barcode at the Circulation Desk (free with your University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, UHealth, and/or Jackson Hospital ID).

Find What You Need
Items available through the Calder Library are listed in our catalog. You can access the library catalog from the link in the left menu of our homepage:

Search for items by title, author, subject, and more:

Electronic journals, books, databases, and images are also included at separate links in the left menu of our homepage:

Not on Campus? Not a Problem
All electronic items are available from any computer on the medical campus. If you’re not on campus, you still have remote access to most items with your library barcode. For information on remote access, see our instructions and frequently asked questions page.

According to Cunningham and Stanovich in What Reading Does for the Mind:

"Those who read...will enhance their verbal intelligence; that is, reading will make them smarter."

Wow, reading can be:

--Make you an in-demand guest at family and social gatherings this summer (maybe).
--Increase your emotional intelligence.
--Improve your analytic thinking skills.
--Best of all, keep your finely honed brain in tip top shape.

Students, staff, and faculty, did you know the Calder Library houses two unique leisure reading collections? On the first floor adjacent to the library entrance you will find "The Leisure Reading Collection."

On the third floor, you will find the B. B. Weinstein, M.D. Collection of books by and about physicians.

Books can be checked out for two weeks using your Calder Library barcode.  Have fun and increase your IQ at the same time!!!

The Calder Library’s newest display, “A History of Magnifying Glasses,” is now open outside the History of Medicine room on the third floor. Come see our collection of historic and unique magnifying glasses, including a beautiful Korean magnifying glass with mythological figures carved into the handle and an ivory and brass magnifying glass dating from the Qing Dynasty. The display also features a timeline tracing the history of lenses from 2600 BC Egypt to today’s most popular websites, pictures of magnifying glasses used in science and medicine (including Darwin’s own), and photographs of the first microscope and telescope.

In addition, the display on cupping, also located outside the History of Medicine room, has been updated with new information on the efficacy of this alternative medical treatment.

Please let us know what you think of the displays or suggest ideas for future displays in the comments below.