Wednesday, October 28, 2009

PubMed Reveals Redesign

Have you noticed a change in the PubMed database? It was redesigned and released today for the first time. The same features are still available, but you may have to spend a little time familiarizing yourself with them. If you have specific questions, contact the Medical Library for assistance.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Patient Advocacy Resources: A Guide for Patients and Their Families (a resource from a Connecticut group)

If you would like some helpful resources when you or a loved one need healthcare, this site lists a number of useful resources to assist consumers in becoming advocates for their own health. From Healthnet: Connecticut Consumer Health Information Network, hosted by the Lyman Maynard Stowe Library at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

October is National Medical Librarians Month

Sharp Staff ran a very nice article by Jeff Hopkins about the Medical Library and Family Resource Center staff and services for its October issue in honor of National Medical Librarians Month. Thanks, Jeff!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

About this Newsletter

This is the newsletter of the Brandon Carrell, M.D., Medical Library of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, located in Dallas, Texas. It is written by Mary Peters, Medical Library Manager. The newsletter announces services and materials available through the library. It gathers links to sites that may be useful in providing quality health care. It also supports the more general information needs of the staff by including such topics as consumer protection tips. The focus is on facts, but if any opinions are expressed they are my own and not the hospital's.

Photos directly posted on the site are my own and are mostly views from the library windows. Most links are external, but some may only be accessible from within the hospital itself.

The library is an example of a "one person library" in a specialized pediatric hospital. It is a member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

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