HS Talks PDF Print E-mail
New Resources Announcements
Written by Carmen Bou-Crick   
Thursday, 07 July 2016 10:12

The Calder Library now provides access to the HSTalks Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection of audio-visual lectures.  Each lecture is specially commissioned from a leading world expert, including Nobel Laureates and Lasker prize winners.

The Collection contains over 2,000 lectures, which are divided into more than 100 comprehensive series. All the talks have been indexed by 'Subject Area' into both 'Categories' and 'Therapeutic Areas'. Clicking on any of these subject areas will show a list of available lectures for each area of interest.

The search function identifies talks within the specific 'Category' or 'Therapeutic Area.’ Below each Category or Area appears a list of individual talks, the number of 'Series', as well as a list of all the 'Experts' who have presented talks in this field.



  • Agriculture and Environmental Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Cancer
  • Cell Biology
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Diseases, Disorders, & Treatments
  • Genetics & Epigenetics
  • Immunology
  • Metabolism & Nutrition
  • Methods
  • Microbiology
  • Neurology
  • Omics & Systems Biology
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Reproduction & Development


Therapeutic Areas

  • Cardiovascular & Metabolic
  • Dermatology
  • Gynecology & Obstetrics
  • Hematology
  • Immunology & Inflammation
  • Infectious Disease
  • Neuroscience
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral Health
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Vaccines

HSTalks is accessible from the Library homepage Database drop-down, the Blackboard portal, and the UM Libraries’ new catalog search engine—uSearch.


For a quick video tutorial for using HSTalks, please visit the HSTalks website.


For print instructions, see below:

The 'View All Talks' in the Lecture section has the option to filter the results by category and date released.

The HSTalks logo at the top of the page will bring users back to the home page.

Entering a search term in the search bar at the center of the homepage searches the entire collection of talks.

Results can be narrowed down to suit specific needs by using filter options.

Features include a “Navigable Slide Index” to navigate to different parts of the talk, a list of the 'Topics Covered', as well as the talk control panel that can be used to pause, change the volume level, and change to full screen if desired.

Below the talk is an option to share the talk with a colleague.

An option to open printable slide handouts is available.

An online form can be used to request updates and new lecture releases.

Registration is required to access HS Talks remotely via mobile devices--just click on the “padlock” on the top right of the screen.

Now Available: uSearch PDF Print E-mail
New Resources Announcements
Written by Carmen Bou-Crick   
Thursday, 12 May 2016 14:17

uSearch is here! uSearch is a one-stop search engine for finding physical and digital resources available in all University of Miami libraries.

Sign in to:


  • find articles, books, audio and video, e-resources, and all types of materials
  • request items available locally or through interlibrary loan
  • save items to your e-shelf lists and export citations
  • select Advanced Search to look for a specific item or to apply specific search criteria.


Medical Campus users will have automatic access to resources and remote access will continue to be provided with Single Sign-On Authentication for UM students and employees.

Remote access for JMH residents and staff and other approved visiting library users will require registering for a restricted-use CaneID/C-Number.

Follow these steps:

(1) Register for a CaneID/ C-Number

(2) Register at Calder Library with photo ID

You can register in person or online.


For additional information about uSearch, please read this article in the e-Veritas.

Contact a Reference Librarian for assistance with using uSearch by calling 305-243-6648, emailing reference@med.miami.edu, or by visiting the Library.

SciVal Experts is now Pure Experts Portal PDF Print E-mail
New Resources Announcements
Written by Zsuzsanna Nemeth   
Tuesday, 08 March 2016 14:21


To better identify researcher expertise and potential collaborators, the University of Miami has launched the Pure Experts Portal, making it easier for UM researchers’ unique strengths to be discovered.

The Pure Experts Portal is a visually appealing, easy-to-use online solution for research networking that aggregates author information such as H index, co-authors, cited papers, journals, grants, and affiliation from numerous internal and external sources onto a single platform.

Profiles on the Pure Experts Portal are public-facing and searchable, making your research team globally discoverable.  The rich functionality of the Pure Experts Portal reduces time spent searching for researchers and accelerates the identification of expert collaborators from across disciplines, thus facilitating more effective and productive partnerships.

Researchers, students, research administrators and executives, deans and department heads can all benefit from using Pure. With Pure Experts Portal, you can easily create summaries of activity around departments, research groups or individual researchers.



How do I access the University of Miami Pure Experts Portal?

The portal is available at: https://miami.pure.elsevier.com/

Who can access the Research Profiles?

Funding agencies, corporate sponsors, patients and interested parties can all access and view the research enterprise of our organization to find experts or potential collaborators affiliated with the University of Miami.

Where does the profile information come from?

University of Miami researchers are mapped to organizational units based upon their department of primary academic rank appointment. Faculty are also mapped to their Institutes and Academic Centers of memberships within the Research Profiles. The publications that are listed on a profile are exclusively matched from the Scopus citation database.

How do I edit my profile?

If you scroll down to the bottom of any page in the Pure system, you will see a Log into Pure link.  Simply click this link and login with your CaneID and password.

What if I don't see my profile?

Faculty information for Research Profiles are provided to Pure Experts for biannual updates. If you're new to the University of Miami, your information should be included no later than six months after your start.


For additional questions and/or training, please contact the Calder Library Reference & Education line at 305-243-6648 or by email at reference@med.miami.edu.  You can also contact Zsuzsanna Nemeth at 305-243-9505 or by email at zxn17@miami.edu.

Calder Library is on Facebook PDF Print E-mail
Come to the Library!
Written by Kelsa Bartley   
Thursday, 07 January 2016 15:55


Calder Library began its first Social Media initiative by launching its Facebook page.  It will be used to promote the Library’s resources and services, and to post announcements and links to useful websites. Patrons can access the Library’s Facebook page from Calder’s website, or by searching for Louis Calder Memorial Library on Facebook.

We encourage patrons to visit Calder Library’s Facebook page, “Like” the page, and “Share” any of the postings!


3D Printing now available at Calder Library PDF Print E-mail
New Resources Announcements
Written by Kelsa Bartley   
Thursday, 03 December 2015 11:04


The Calder Library now offers 3D printing for all students, faculty, staff and other affiliated patrons.


Users can submit a job request at the Circulation desk or by contacting Library staff via email with ‘3D Printing’ in the subject line. Requestors are welcome to view the printer in action—although this 3D printing is a slow process that can take hours!

Click here to view the Library’s 3D Printing Policy.


3D printer users are encouraged to take advantage of shared files located on the NIH 3D Print Exchange. The NIH 3D Print Exchange provides models in formats that are readily compatible with 3D printers, and offers a unique set of tools to create and share 3D-printable models related to biomedical science. Find designs by clicking the Discover button. You can also share original print files on the Exchange by clicking the Share button.

Mango Languages PDF Print E-mail
New Resources Announcements
Written by Carmen Bou-Crick   
Thursday, 05 November 2015 13:42


Learn basic conversations in “Medical Spanish,” and in 70+ languages, including Haitian Creole, Spanish, French, Chinese, and others. Create a personal profile which will keep track of progress, organize courses, and provide access to the Mango mobile apps.  The interactive tool offers voice comparison, translations, and more.



Mango lessons are structured with fun and easy techniques based on repeating spoken conversations.  The lessons are short, easy to follow, and self-paced.  The “Specialty Courses” include conversations in French about wine and cheese topics; conversations about the Zodiac, Text Talk for texting in English and Spanish, and other interesting topics.


There are some system requirements such as Java Script, Adobe Flash Player, speakers, and a microphone to record and listen to the conversations.


Try Mango Languages by clicking here. Use your Cane ID and password to create your personal profile.


Buena suerte!

Personal Librarians for Medical Students PDF Print E-mail
Come to the Library!
Written by Barbara Wood   
Thursday, 01 October 2015 09:11

The Calder Medical Library now offers a Personal Librarian Program (PLP) to assist medical students during their four years at medical school. The program matches a librarian to each student, providing a personal contact for research and library-related questions. A Personal Librarian is able to recommend resources best suited for individual research needs, instruct students in new technologies and resources, and guide students to specific resources as their research and learning needs change throughout their medical education.  This new program began with entering first year medical students during the Fall 2015 Semester.


Your Personal Librarian serves as a single point of contact for the library--a “go-to” person for all things library-related. We can even help with issues that aren’t library-specific. If we don’t know the answer, we’ll try to find out who can address your question.


Your Personal Librarian will contact you several times throughout the year to let you know about new and exciting resources or services in the library. How much or how little you choose to avail yourself of the program is entirely up to you. We’re here for you if, and when, you need us.


Each Academic Society has been assigned a Personal Librarian.  Check the photo and contact information for your Personal Librarian below; stop in and say “hello” next time you are in the Library!


Academic Society





Personal Librarian

Carmen Bou-Crick





Academic Society





Personal Librarian

Yanira Garcia-Barcena





Academic Society





Personal Librarian

Barbara Wood





Academic Society





Personal Librarian

Zsuzsanna Nemeth





Personal Librarian (Alternate)

Erica Powell



Upgrade Individual Mendeley Accounts to Mendeley Institution Edition--New at UM! PDF Print E-mail
New Resources Announcements
Written by Carmen Bou-Crick   
Tuesday, 08 September 2015 00:00

Researchers at the University of Miami can now access the upgraded version of Mendeley, the reference manager and academic social network that can help organize documents, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.  Mendeley Institution Edition provides the following workflow tools:


Increased storage space (5 GB/personal; 20GB/teams)

Citation plug in for MS Word and Libre Office

Over 7,500 citation styles to choose from

Organization of PDFs and other documents

Highlighting, notes and annotations in PDFs

Cross-platform sync across desktop, web, and mobile devices

Full text search of library

Web importer for 3rd party databases

Link resolver to link directly to library materials

“Related papers/groups”

Private groups for sharing of full text

Institutional analytics dashboard

Customer support services

Training and tutorials

Alumni policy

Researcher public profile

Paper’s readership statistics


Learn more about Mendeley Institution Edition by attending a training session to be held at Calder Medical Library, 3rd floor classroom, on Monday, September 21, 2015, from 3:30-5:00 p.m.  Please register to reserve your seat!

For additional information, contact us at reference@med.miami.edu or 305-243-6648.

Scopus Research Database -- Update and Training PDF Print E-mail
Tips for Researchers
Written by Carmen Bou-Crick   
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 08:29


Scopus is the largest citation database of peer-reviewed literature, with bibliometrics tools to track, analyze, and visualize research output.  Scopus indexes scientific journals, books, and conference proceedings from more than 5,000 publishers.  The database has interdisciplinary content that covers the research spectrum; it can be accessed for deeper research purposes, such as finding author information, citing articles, and references.


Search Scopus in the following ways:

Document search: Search directly from the homepage and use detailed search options to ensure finding the needed document(s).
Author search: Search for a specific author by name or by ORCID (Open Research and Contributor Identifier) ID.
Affiliation search: Identify and assess an affiliation’s scholarly output, collaborating institutions and top authors.
Advanced search: Narrow the scope of the search using field codes, proximity operators and/or Boolean operators.
Refine results: Easily refines results list to specific categories of documents.
View Citation Overview/View Cited by: Analyze documents that cite the selected articles and display all documents that cite the selected articles.
View References: Displays all documents referenced by the article.

Other Options in Scopus:

Set Alerts or RSS Feeds: Hover over a search result in Search History and click on the icons that appear to Set alert (receive email alerts); Set feed (to receive RSS updates), Save query, Edit query, or Delete query.
Export: Export bibliographic information using citation managers Mendeley, Refworks, or in file formats RIS, CSV, BibTex or Text.
Create Bibliography: Change the output to typical reference list format.
Email: Send articles as an email
Print: Displays the articles in format suited for printing.
Mendeley Web Importer: Select “Save to Mendeley” to activate the importer and authenticated Mendeley users can export references into Mendeley.
Browse Sources: Browse an alphabetical list of all journals, book series, trade publications, and conference proceedings available in Scopus. Browse by Subject Area, Source Type, Library’s Subscriptions, and/or Open Access. Get journal metrics from this site (see below for a description of Journal Analytics)
Compare Journals: Compare and evaluate the journals from various perspectives (see below for a description of Journal Analytics)


Journal Analyzer: Provides three alternative, transparent and accurate views of the citation impact a journal makes (metrics provided by The Centre for Science and Technology Studies and SCImago):


Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)

The Impact per Publication (IPP

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)


To learn more about Scopus, attend a Special Training Session to be held at Calder Medical Library on September 21, 2015, from 2-3:30 p.m.  Space is limited!  Please register to reserve your seat.

New Resources Announcements
Written by Carmen Bou-Crick   
Thursday, 27 August 2015 09:24


Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination is a collection of short videos covering different types of physical examination of patients, including head to toe assessments (organized by age groups), general survey and vital signs, and assessment by specific body areas (skin; head, eyes and ears; nose, mouth and neck; thorax and lungs; etc.) and body systems (cardiovascular; peripheral vascular; musculoskeletal, nervous; etc.).  Different age groups are presented as well as gender-specific topics.

Included in this streaming video collection are the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) videos which allow the viewer to develop an assessment, or differential diagnosis, and provide an appropriate diagnostic workup.  These exercises provide an opportunity to observe a patient encounter and practice clinical reasoning skills.

The Bates Guide features more than 8 hours of video content accessible from the Library’s Website or at the Bates website.

When paired with the Bates’ text, which is available in a range of print and digital formats, Bates’ Visual Guide serves as a complete learning solution for assessment instruction and student preparedness for the boards and the patient encounter.  Several copies of the print text are available on Reserve at the Library’s Circulation Desk (Call Number:  WB 205 B329g 2013).

For additional information, please contact a reference librarian at 305-243-6648 or reference@med.miami.edu.

Welcome to Calder Library: A Changing Environment PDF Print E-mail
Come to the Library!
Written by JoAnn Van Schaik   
Monday, 27 July 2015 10:46

Welcome to new and returning members of the University of Miami Medical Campus community! Library staff is happy to report that many changes occurred at Calder Library over the summer and during the past year.


The Library’s new Website went live in January, on-site use of the Library in 2015 registered its highest numbers in 10 years, and a Personal Librarian Plan was developed for incoming first year medical students.  For a change of pace, Calder’s History of Medicine Room was the site of the Library’s first known (and accepted) marriage proposal between two Miller School graduates who met at Calder.


Improvements were made to every floor of the building:



New work stations replaced aging carrels on the first floor and 30 additional stations were added, along with 20 more computers.  Each station has three electrical outlets to accommodate the numerous devices used by Library patrons.



Partnering with the Library, IT Academic Support Services opened an office in close proximity to the Library’s first floor computers to aid students with their personal device issues.



A Patron Lounge with comfortable furniture and a flat screen television was opened.



New furniture was added at the Library entrance, bathrooms and elevators were renovated, and several walls were painted.




Two office spaces were combined and renovated into a Mac Lab housing eight iMacs--Rooms 2010/2011.



Two study rooms were renovated and furnished with new work stations – Rooms 2029 and 2030.



The Library Relaxation Room with Relax-the-Back chairs was relocated from the first floor to Room 2023.  The Miller School Class of 2015 Gift to the Library—a massage chair—is housed in this room.



Walls were painted on various sections of the  2nd floor.




The e-Classroom was opened for student use when not reserved for instruction and 12 computers were added for a total of 32.



Artwork was re-purposed and walls painted.


For updated information about the Library, please check Calder Website’s Announcements, Blog, and Featured e-Resource sections.

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