New Resources Announcements

We know your time is valuable. We know the amount of information available through the Calder Library can be overwhelming. We have a solution!

We have created new collections or Portals for different user groups (you can find them on our homepage). In addition to the portals for students, EBM practitioners, grants, researchers, and the like, we have new portals for nurses, drug information, and collaboration and mentoring.

Are you a nurse looking for articles in the nursing literature or point-of-care information for the bedside? Check out our Nursing Portal:

Nursing Portal

Are you looking to collaborate with other faculty members? Are you looking for a mentor to help guide you? Not sure where to start? Start with our UM-specific Collaboration/Mentoring Portal:

Collaboration/Mentoring Portal

Do you need drug information quickly and don't have the time to search through multiple databases? Come to the Drug Information Portal where all of the information is gathered in one place:

Drug Info Portal

We hope these Portals will provide you with a quick and easy way to find the information that is most relevant to you. If you have suggestions for resources that can be added or for a new portal all together, please leave a comment or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Happy hunting!

Are you one of the many on campus that considers yourself an UpToDate aficionado? Then you'll want to know about these new features in Version 17.3 of...

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First, there's a new specialty, Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. According to UpToDate, over 95% of emergency medicine professionals who use UpToDate find that it improves the quality of care they provide. Be sure to check out the new specialty!

Version 17.3 of UpToDate also offers a new feature that will keep you abreast of the latest information. "What's New" summarizes the most important medical findings from the latest UpToDate release. Go to "What's New," select a specialty or click on "Practice Changing UpDates," click "email" in the upper right hand corner, enter your email address, and then click send. Voila! You're now UpToDate!

Looking for pictures to add to your poster, paper, or slideshow?

female student from the 50s Retinopathia Diabetica

Look no further! The Calder Library has updated our E-Images page, where you can find stock images for your research. Go to:

You can now browse E-Images alphabetically, by database/directory, or by subject. We are also proud to make the UMMSM Image Collections available to you, where you have access to images of the medical center buildings as well as hundreds of historical images.


Copyright Notice: Before using any images please check copyright statements for each site. The majority of the sites allow the use of their material for educational, noncommercial or personal use as long as the source is acknowledged.

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Here are some of the things the Calder Library has checked off its shopping list this year:

AMA LogoAMA Manual of Style Online is now available at and under E-Books/Writer’s Tools on the Library’s web site.  Containing the contents of the entire 10th ed, Oxford’s electronic version, launched in partnership with the AMA, also contains information, features and revision that will not appear in print until 2017.


AHA logoCirculation Collection, a group of six Circulation-related monthly journals from the American Heart Association, is now available on the Library’s E-Journals: A-Z Link. These journals have both a clinical and research focus and have been frequently requested by faculty. They include Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, Circulation, Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, and Circulation: Heart Failure.


The Calder Consumer Health Library database now includes high quality, 3D Procedure Animations from Nucleus Medical Art and 25 lifestyle HealthClips™ from Milner-Fenwick, a leading producer of health videos.  To view the new animations and videos, select Videos & Animations under the Interactive Tools heading.


Isabel logoIsabel, the diagnostic decision support tool trial at, was updated and enhanced with a new layout for entering clinical features and two new shorter displays of possible diagnoses in which the 10 most common diagnoses appear above the list of body systems.  However, each display lets users view all diagnoses or body systems.    


Natural StandardNatural Standard, the Library’s resource on evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine, added numerous Interactive Tools, including Symptom Checker, Interactions Checker, Calculators and many more at


NIH RePORTER logoNIH RePORTER (Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool) at replaced CRISP on September 9, 2009, but retains all CRISP features and adds many new capabilities and links to PubMed, PubMed Central, patent databases, etc.


√ Oxford Journals Archive makes the full text of 73 important health sciences journals, from Volume 1, Number 1, 1849-1995, accessible on the Library’s E-Journals: A-Z link.


USP-NF logoUSP-NF Online is available on the E-Databases link of the Library’s web site.  The Pharmacopoeia helps you find information by product name, dosage form, chemical formula or by the way words sound.



WISER logoWISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) now has an improved user interface for retrieving information on hazardous substances, comparing them and viewing multiple substances.  WISER can be downloaded at or accessed at


Finding Biomedical Collaborators and Mentors at UM and Beyond with Collexis


“Loved this system!!!! Thanks!” -Enthusiastic Department Head


The Office of Research, the Calder Library, and Collexis partnered during the past year to create a powerful tool that lets you quickly and effectively identify 1,500 UM biomedical faculty by their area of proficiency.Instead of searching multiple department web pages for faculty information, users are searching Collexis, a one-stop resource to locate potential multidisciplinary team members, collaborators or mentors, at the University of Miami and throughout the world.

Collexis draws upon UM faculty publications from PubMed (the past 20 years) and NIH-funded research projects to automatically create and update dynamic faculty profiles. Faculty can input their own CV data into their profile to reflect areas of expertise not documented by PubMed citations or grant records. Collexis also incorporates a free, literature-based, scientific, social network tool of 1.5 million researchers worldwide.

Collexis consists of Researcher Profiles, Institutional Dashboard and BiomedExperts. Search yourself at and typing in your name.



PubGet ( is a search engine for PDFs of the biomedical literature, similar to PubMed and Google Scholar, but with a great twist! What makes PubGet special is that you can also easily browse the latest issue of your favorite journals, article by article, when you go to PubGet from a computer on the UM/JMH network.

The Library activated UM as a PubGet site, so the PDFs of articles in the current issues of journals can be browsed, and the 20 million PubGet articles that are in journals accessible at UM can be searched. You can enter a journal title in the search box below ‘Latest Issues’ or you can customize the list of journals you see when you log in by clicking on ‘customize list’ and entering your MIT user name and password or Google account information.

More information on PubGet is available at the ‘help’ link on the top, right of the PubGet web site, and by coming to the Library.


Jess Weiss, MDThe Library is pleased to announce a gift of books that belonged to Jess B. Weiss, M.D., inventor of the modern epidural needle. Dr. Weiss was a department chair at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston for many years, and served as an Admiral in the U.S. Navy. He received lifetime achievement awards from both the American Society of Anesthesiology and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Weiss was a gifted and dedicated physician who served as a mentor to many individuals. He was also a humanitarian and an early advocate for women physicians and the underserved. Mrs. Shirley Weiss decided to donate the books to Calder after reading an article about the Library in Miami Medicine in her doctor’s office.