New Resources Announcements

EMBASE is back by popular demand!  The University of Miami has renewed its subscription to EMBASE, an excellent literature search tool for modern biomedical researchers.

EMBASE provides extensive coverage of international biomedical journals and conferences and is a key resource for generating systematic reviews, making informed decisions in evidence-based medicine, and for post-market surveillance of drugs and medical devices.

What does EMBASE have to offer?

Deep Indexing:  Allows users to find the exact biomedical information they are looking for.

Easy Searching: Unique features include automatic alerts and search forms that support drug, device, and disease-focused searching.

Comprehensive Coverage: Conference and journal coverage dating as far back as 1947 lets users access information they can’t find anywhere else.

EMBASE supports the worldwide biomedical research community, providing the most relevant and up-to-date information from biomedical literature.

Systematic Reviews in support of Evidence-based Medicine

Avoid missing vital information in a field of research, build comprehensive databases of evidence gathered from trusted sources and assess the quality of information to drive clinical decision making.

Regulatory compliance

Compare therapeutic effects of substances on a disease, look up reported economic evaluations of specific drug therapies, track a specific drug trade name and retrieve information needed to comply with legislation and regulations.

Sign up for your own EMBASE account!

It will let you save your searches and create alerts of new publications.  Register at http://www.embase.com

Natural Medicines has been named “The best and most authoritative web site available on herbal medicines” by The World Health Organization (WHO).  It is also the most authoritative resource on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary, alternative, and integrative therapies.  This new and improved resource offers new clinical features to help improve the care and management of patients.  The new features include:

More topics and more clinically-relevant, bottom line-focused information.

Rigorous evidence-based ratings for over 1,200 Food, Herb, and Supplement monographs.

Over 90,000+ entries for commercial dietary supplement products including product data and ratings using the evidence-based NMBER® system.

An interaction checker featuring the ability to check interactions between prescription drugs and commercial dietary supplements and natural ingredients.

Natural MedWatch feature that provides adverse event reporting at the point of care and allows you to quickly submit adverse event reports related to dietary supplements, print reports for patient charts, and data share with colleagues.

COMING SOON!

CE Center with clinical management-focused programs on common disease states and programs on natural ingredient monographs

Patient education handouts in English, Spanish, and French

Consumer education monographs for professional-level topics

 

Access from the Library’s homepage (http://calder.med.miami.edu) under Databases or log in at https://naturalmedicines.therapeuticresearch.com/ to enjoy these great new features.

 

For additional information, stop by Calder Medical Library or contact the reference librarians by phone or email: 305-243-6648 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Calder Medical Library now provides access to the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE), a PubMed-indexed video journal that aims to increase the productivity of scientific research and education. JoVE has produced nearly 4,000 videos demonstrating experiments from laboratories at top research institutions delivered online to millions of scientists, educators, and students worldwide.

Current Subscriptions:

JoVE Clinical and Translational Medicine (http://www.jove.com/ctm) serves as a connection between basic research and clinical applications. Articles may present medical procedures, case studies or clinical trial methodologies. Included studies are often modeled towards predictive, preventative, personalized, and practical approaches to treatment of disease. The goal of research methodologies in this section is to improve overall patient care and prognosis.

JoVE Immunology and Infection (http://www.jove.com/i2) includes content from a variety of fields working toward a shared initiative of improving global health. Techniques evaluating the biological response to pathogens from the molecular to organismal level are presented as well as therapeutic agents and their efficacy in treating disease.

JoVE Neuroscience (http://www.jove.com/neuro) is a multidisciplinary section devoted to investigations of the structure, function, physiology, and pathophysiology of the brain and nervous system. Included methodologies range from molecular and cellular level studies to full central and peripheral neural systems. Potential treatment platforms and surgical techniques for neurological diseases and disorders are also presented in this section.

How to JoVE it:

In the Lab: Quickly on board new students and lab techs by training them with video protocols

In the Classroom: Use videos to supplement your lectures by giving your students and insider’s look at complex lab techniques

At a Conference: Incorporate video into your presentation, or play video on your tablet to bring the methods in your poster to life

Before Lab: Save precious lab time by assigning a video pre-lab so students are able to take complete advantage of limited bench time

At Lab Meetings: Enhance group discussions of complex techniques with videos that explain the intricacies of scientific methods

On the Go: Mobile app – coming soon!  Watch videos on your lunch break, sitting on the couch, commuting to work—anywhere!

 

Keep up with JoVE changes and activities at http://www.jove.com/blog/.

Please access JoVE from the Calder Medical Library website (http://calder.med.miami.edu) e-Journals A-Z list.

The New Year will bring us the new ClinicalKey experience!  MD Consult’s redesign into ClinicalKey was built for easier navigation on any device.  ClinicalKey finds relevant answers and related information as quickly as it is needed.  It provides access to trusted, evidence-based content from over 1,000 reference books, 600 leading journals, more than 17,000 medical and surgical videos--as well as clinical trials, patient education handouts, the Elsevier Clinics journals, images, drug monographs, practice guidelines, and fully-indexed MEDLINE citations.

Calder Library will offer training sessions on this product after the New Year.  In the meantime, those who want to get started using this resource can pick up a Quick Reference Card and flyers from the Circulation desk at the library.  At some point after the New Year, the books and journals will be available from the Library online catalog and from the e-Books and e-Journals A-Z lists on the Library’s website, as well as from the ClinicalKey database.

New ClinicalKey features include:

Topic Pages on more than 1,400 disease conditions will provide a comprehensive overview covering risk factors, clinical manifestations, treatments and more, for quick point-of-care decisions.

Mobile Optimization means that ClinicalKey adapts to users’ phone, tablet, or other mobile devices so they can continue to discover fast answers and deep evidence—anytime, anywhere.

Patient Education Customization provides users the ability to add special instructions and care provider contact information.

Presentation Maker eases the process of sharing, manipulating, and storing content for later use in multiple presentations.

 

For additional information, please contact the Calder Library at 305-243-6648 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

BrowZine for iPad, Android Tablets, and iPhones is here! The University of Miami Libraries now subscribe to BrowZine—the application for libraries that lets students, faculty, and staff browse, read, and monitor scholarly journals right on their mobile device.

With BrowZine, you can:

 

  • Browse and read journals by subject, easily review tables of contents, and download full articles
  • Create your own bookshelf and receive notifications when new articles are published
  • Save articles for off-line reading or export to services such as DropBox, Mendeley, RefWorks, Zotero, Papers, and more.

 

BrowZine allows convenient mobile access to most University subscribed journals.

If you have BrowZine installed on your iPhone and iPad, you may “sync” your My Bookshelf contents to both.  If you add a journal to My Bookshelf or clear a new article notification from your iPad, changes will automatically appear on your iPhone.

Getting started is easy! From your device, find BrowZine in the Apple App, Google Play, or Amazon App store and download it for free. When initially launching BrowZine, select University of Miami from the drop down list. Enter your Cane ID credentials. Go to “Subjects” and select or search subject area or go to “Titles A-Z” to locate a specific journal.

 

Download the BrowZine App and start exploring BrowZine today!


To learn more, please take a look at this short two minute video: http://vimeo.com/75971786?autoplay=1

What is UPrint?

UPrint is the wireless and networked printing solution for UM students, faculty and staff at the Coral Gables and Medical campuses. It is a user-friendly application based on the “Green U” initiative and should encourage responsible printing and copying.

 

What services does UPrint provide?

UPrint provides several services:

-      Wireless printing on campus (after you download the UPrint drivers)

-      Black & White and Color Copying

-      UPrint Mobile access from your UMail (Outlook) account on any smart device

-      Scanning with Global Scan (this service is free - you can scan any document and send it to yourself via email.)

These services are available using the computers at any of the libraries or computer labs at the Coral Gables and Medical campuses. You can also access them using your personal laptops if you download the proper UPrint drivers, which are available for Windows and Mac platforms.

How do I print with UPrint?

UM students and faculty can print using their UM ID cards, which are preloaded with UPrint credit at the beginning of school year in the fall semester. UM employees, JMH staff and guests must obtain a UPrint card from the Calder Library Circulation Desk.  Printing funds are added to your UPrint account via credit card.

 

For more details on how to print from computers in the Library, visit the Circulation Desk for instructions and handouts. You can also visit the UPrint page on the University of Miami website for more information.  The Canon Support Desk is also available for service issues at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 855-477-4783.

 

ALL University of Miami students, faculty and staff, and Jackson employees, can now register for remote and mobile access to UpToDate!

 

Just open the mobile registration instructions to register and download UpToDate on up to two mobile devices.  You can access UpToDate from Calder Library’s homepage or at www.UpToDate.com

 

 

Calder Library will hold sessions about the required monthly authentication process and how to earn continuing education credits (CME/CE/CPD) while using UpToDate.  Session dates and times will be announced on the Library’s Homepage, Medical Communications’ eUpdate, and e-Veritas.

 

If you have any questions about UpToDate, please call the Calder Reference Department at 305-243-6648 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance.


Come join us for a special EndNote seminar that will take place on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, from 3-4:30 p.m. at Calder Library.  EndNote stores references from databases, library catalogs, or can be created manually.  The program automatically formats the saved references in any standard citation format.  Using EndNote, you can cite as you type your paper and create a bibliography by pulling from the stored references.  EndNote is also capable of saving full-text articles, organizing image files, searching online, and much more.  This class will be taught by guest lecturer Ms. Anna Stoute, Head of Education & Outreach, Richter Library.

Reserve your seat by registering on the Calder Library Seminar Registration page.

Note:  UM students, faculty, and staff can download EndNote from the University of Miami Information Technology (UM IT) website at http://www.miami.edu/it/index.php/services/endnote/.

The Spanish edition of the Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria from DSM-5™ (Guia de Consulta de los Criterios Diagnósticos del DSM-5™) is now available as a PDF at the Psychiatry Online DSM Library. This new publication may also be accessed by going directly to the DSM Library collection on PsychiatryOnline, and through the Calder Library Website eDatabases tab. DSM-5 is the latest edition (2013) of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, used by psychiatrists and psychologists to diagnose patients who suffer from mental illness.

The Spanish Edition of the Desk Reference should be used as a practical guide for Spanish-speakers in conjunction with the English version of DSM-5. Both publications contain the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM Codes for each of the mental disorders. The Spanish Edition has two sections: Section 1 has basic concepts of the DSM-5 and instructions on how to use the manual and Section 2 has the list of all the diagnostic criteria with the codes.

Also in the DSM Library are the DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis and DSM-5 Clinical Cases. The DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis provides a six-step diagnostic framework, decision trees, and differential diagnosis tables (one for each of the most important DSM-5 disorders) which “should improve clinicians’ skills in formulating a comprehensive differential diagnosis by presenting the problem from a number of different perspectives.” The DSM-5 Clinical Cases book features 103 cases “chosen to demonstrate one or more DSM-5 diagnoses and each of the cases is followed by a short diagnostic discussion.” The cases were based on actual patients. According to the authors, “both books can be used by people outside the mental health field, although both books emphasize that seasoned clinical judgment is often required to differentiate the normal from the pathological in regard to the making of an overall diagnosis, the assessment of specific diagnostic criteria, and the recognition of important comorbidities.” - Quoted from PsychiatryOnline

Dr. Frances Collins, NIH Director, recently announced the launching of the Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) which will “strive to identify better targets so we can develop better drugs at a faster pace.” Participants include the NIH, Foundation for the NIH, 10 biopharmaceutical firms (AbbVie, Biogen Idec, Bristol-Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Lilly, Merck, Pfizer, Sanofi, Takeda) and several non-profit organizations and patient-advocacy groups (Alzheimer’s Association, American Diabetes Association, Lupus Foundation of America, Foundation for the NIH, Geoffrey Beene Foundation, PhRMA, Rheumatology Research Foundation, USAgainstAlzheimer’s).

The AMP will begin by investing $230 million in pilot projects in three disease areas:

Alzheimer’s disease
Type 2 Diabetes
Autoimmune Disorders (Lupus and Rheumatoid arthritis)

The cost will be shared 50% by NIH and private industry. The 3-5 year pilot projects will set the stage for broadening AMP to other diseases and conditions. This joint collaboration will take advantage of “recent advances in genomics, proteomics, imaging, and other technologies which have led to the discovery of more than a thousand risk factors for common diseases—biological changes that ought to hold promise as targets for drugs,” stated Dr. Collins in a press conference on February 4th, at Washington, DC.

To read more about AMP, please visit the website at: http://www.nih.gov/science/amp/index.htm

 

By popular demand, the Calder Library will host a second special seminar on the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) on Thursday, March 20th, 2014, from 1:30-4:00 p.m. The class will be held in our third floor electronic classroom. Guest Lecturer will be Dr. Ira Sheskin, Professor and Chair, Department of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Miami, Coral Gables Campus. Space is limited to 20 participants, so please register early!


The IBM Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), v.22, is a package of statistical tools for Windows. The major thrust of this course is to teach participants how to use SPSS. The class will familiarize participants with the program and what it is capable of doing. Participants will be able to:

  • Review the SPSS Windows (Data, Syntax, Output, and Help)
  • Enter data into the program
  • Navigate and edit a spreadsheet
  • Explore the Menu Structure
  • Run statistical programs
  • Create graphs... and more!

Hands-on exercises will familiarize participants with the program. The University of Miami has a site license for the program and it is available for download by authorized users.

This class will be co-hosted by UMIT Training Services (http://www.miami.edu/it/index.php/uss/itt/it_training_schedule/)

Maximum number of participants will be 20, so save your spot today! Online registration is at: http://calder.med.miami.edu/forms/classregistration.html

For additional information, please contact Carmen Bou-Crick at 305-243-6648 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..