New Resources Announcements




Calder Library now subscribes to BMJ Case Reports, a reputable, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing case reports.  University of Miami faculty, students, staff, and UM/JMH residents can submit cases to BMJ Case Reports free of charge.  

Advantages of publishing in BMJ Case Reports include: 

  • no publication fees
  • journal indexed in PubMed 
  • templates provided for easy formatting
  • videos and images can be submitted 
  • online submission  


Types of cases commonly published in BJM Case Reports include those that present a diagnostic, ethical, or management challenge; cases that highlight mechanisms of injury, pharmacology, or histopathology; global health cases; and cases covering differential diagnosis, decision making, management, clinical guidelines, and pathology.  Guidelines have been developed for writing case reports. The CARE Guidelines, aim to “satisfy the need for precision, completeness, and transparency… to better inform clinical study design, provide early signals of effectiveness and harms, and improve healthcare delivery.” (Gagnier JJ, et al., BMJ Case Rep 2013 doi:10.1136/bcr-2013-201554).  


To obtain the BMJ Case Reports Institutional Fellowship Code for free publication, please contact a Reference Librarian at Calder at 305-243-6648 or send an email request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Other recommended journals* for students and residents submitting case reports:  

  • Journal of Medical Case Reports
  • Medicine (Baltimore)
  • American Journal of Case Reports
  • Journal of General Internal Medicine
  • American Journal of Medicine

*Publication fees may be charged.


For a list of new journals that publish medical case reports, see Akers, KG, JMLA 2016 doi





The University of Miami now has access to BoardVitals, a high-quality, effective, and powerful exam review tool that can be used anytime and anywhere via phone, tablet, or computer. BoardVitals provides access to test banks to help prepare for board exams for over 30 medical specialties and the USMLE Step 3

This BoardVitals tool offers:

• Highest quality board review questions from leading medical publishers, research institutions, and practicing clinicians.

• High-yield, vetted questions listed up front to maximize study time.

• Constantly evolving cloud-based system that updates every 24 to 48 hours.

• Allows users to create customized practice tests.

• Advanced statistics so users can see strengths and weaknesses.

• Detailed, current explanations with each answer, with references and links to sources.

• Allows administrators to monitor user’s usage and performance.

• Allows Faculty to send customized exams to students.


Onsite Registration Instruction

If onsite for your first login, click the BoardVitals Register button and use your institutional email address to sign up.


Remote Registration Instructions

If you are accessing BoardVitals for the first time remotely, you must use your, or email address for registration and you will receive an email with a validation link.


After initial registration, you can access BoardVitals from the Database dropdown on the Calder Library Website, or sign in from the Board Vitals Website.

Click here to learn more and register today:

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.


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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by visiting the Library.


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:

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You can also contact Zsuzsanna Nemeth at 305-243-9505 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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.


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!

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 305-243-6648.


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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Calder Medical Library has acquired a subscription to the Joanna Briggs Institute Evidence-Based Practice (JBI) Database, with content and tools that will help in the implementation of evidence-based practice.

JBI contains over 3,000 records and includes:


Evidence Summaries: Literature reviews that summarize existing international literature on common healthcare interventions and activities

Evidence-Based Recommended Practices: Database of procedures, based on the best available evidence, that describe and/or recommend practice on various clinical topics

Best Practice Information Sheets: Series of information guideline sheets produced specifically for practicing health professionals

Systematic Reviews: Collection of comprehensive systematic reviews of international research literature completed by trained JBI reviewers

Consumer Information Sheets: Standardized summaries, designed just for consumers of healthcare (patients, relatives, care providers)

Systematic Review Protocols developed by experts from a range of health disciplines

Technical Reports with documentation of all aspects of the development of Best Practice Information Sheets.


Specific Specialties

JBI contains subject area nodes complete with evidence-based information in the following fields:

Aged Care

Burns Care

Cancer Care

Chronic Disease

Emergency & Trauma

Mental Health



Surgical Services

Tropical & Infectious Disease


The JBI Database subscription includes the following tools which can be used for appraisal and implementation:

  • JBI Journal Club – Helps to create a journal club to keep up-to-date with the latest research in a social and relaxed environment
  • JBI RAPID (Rapid Appraisal Protocol Internet Database) – A standardized checklist used for critically appraising individual research papers


Access the Joanna Briggs Institute Database from the e-Databases link at the Calder Medical Library homepage.

Training sessions will be conducted in September 2015.  For additional information, please contact a medical librarian at 305-243-6648 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Calder Medical Library is able to provide Embase to its patrons once again!  This international database, which contains comprehensive journal and conference coverage in biomedical informatics, complements PubMed/MEDLINE citations, making it especially beneficial for Systematic Reviews and Meta Analyses.  In-depth indexing makes it easy to find answers, and customizable e-mail alerts support tracking and automatic information retrieval.  Whether for Systematic Reviews and/or monitoring the literature to make informed decisions in evidence-based medicine, Embase is an ideal solution.

Embase includes:

Over 6 million records and in excess of 2,700 journals that are not covered by MEDLINE

Conference abstracts from important biomedical, drug and medical device conferences dating back to 2009

Over 300,000 conference abstracts each year—information that will not be retrieved if searching MEDLINE alone.

Embase indexers use the uniquely detailed life science thesaurus Emtree, which covers trade, generic, and chemical designations for drugs, medical device trade and manufacture names, disease names, and more.  Embase offers different ways of searching and tools to facilitate finding information, from a “Quick Search” to “Advanced Search,” with limits and filters that helps streamline the search, as well as a Drug Search, Disease Search, Device Search, Article Search, Browsing, and other helpful features.

Embase can be accessed from the Calder Medical Library website under e-Databases or directly at  Registration is free—a personal account will facilitate use of all the tools embedded in the system.  Video tutorials and handouts can be found at:

Please do not hesitate to contact a Reference Librarian if you require additional information.

Librarians can be reached by phone at: 305-243-6648 or email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..