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March 2013

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Apps & Mobile Websites for Reading Current Journals

Reading current journals on your iPad is easier than ever. The apps below allow you to customize your reading list and read articles both on-campus and off-campus. The library’s tablet page allows you to access current journals on any platform, iOS, Android or Blackberry.  

QxMDRead by QxMD - (iOS only, Free). Download the app, create an account, and select UT MD Anderson as your institution. Choose which journals you are interested in following. You can access current journal articles both on-campus and off-campus. To set up remote access, go to the settings and tap “Edit Proxy”. From there you can select “Automatic Login Using Remote Access Login”. Enter your username and password into the Account Details section. This is the same username and password you use for your desktop at work.

DocWiseDocWise - (iOS only, Free). As with Read by QxMD, you can create a list of journals you wish to follow regularly. Start by downloading the app and creating a free account. To access articles off-campus, open the app and go to settings. Under Settings, you can choose UT MD Anderson Cancer Center as your Institution. This will prompt you to log in the first time you access an article, but will give you full-text access to all of our current journal subscriptions.  


Research Medical Library Tablet SiteLibrary Tablet Site - (Available on all platforms, Free). Don’t own an iPad? No problem! Bookmark the tablet site and access the current journals and resources listed under each subject category. This is the only way you can freely access UpToDate on any mobile device, including iOS devices. Also available on this site: Clinical Pharmacology Online, Lexi-Comp, Micromedex and more. To access this site off-campus, go to the page, click on the off-campus login button, and log in using the same username and password you use for your desktop at work.

Discover more Apps, Tips & Tricks for Your iPad.

If you have questions about these apps or would like assistance adding apps to your iPad, please contact Laurissa Gann at 713-794-1111;

NEW! Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Books Available Online

ONSThe library has added to its collection of Oncology Nursing Society books available online. New titles include:

Site-Specific Cancer Series: Genitourinary Cancers 2009

Site-Specific Cancer Series: Breast Cancer (Second Edition) 2011

Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Scenarios 2010

Site-Specific Cancer Series: Lung Cancer 2010

Nursing Management: Principles and Practice (Second Edition) 2011

Manual for Radiation Oncology Nursing Practice and Education (Fourth Edition) 2011

Check out the complete list of available ONS books here.

Effective Poster Presentations

Wednesday, March 6, 2:00-3:00pm, FC1.2002 (AT&T Classroom)

Medical Graphics & Photography will discuss the institutional branding standards for MD Anderson scientific posters.  Come see how you can create a poster yourself by downloading the institutionally approved template and stock images from the Medical Graphics & Photography website.  They will also discuss using patient identifiable images on your poster and how their Department’s designers can create a custom scientific poster for you.  Scientific Publications will help you learn how to effectively tell the story of your research or project by integrating textual and visual elements for maximum impact.

Register to attend here

Webinar - Beyond PowerPoint: Other Tools for Presentations

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
11:00am - 11:30am

Tired of PowerPoint?  In this 30-minute webinar that you can watch in your office, Senior Librarian and Outreach Coordinator Laurissa Gann will preview various types of presentation tools, such as KeyNote, Prezi, and Slideshare.

Register to attend here

Schedule of Classes & Webinars

Classes are held in the library classroom (FCT21.6008) or at the library’s South Campus location (4SCR1.1125) unless otherwise noted.  Find the latest class schedule, class descriptions, and links.

Webinars are live online classes that can be viewed from your desktop. Check out our upcoming webinars and archived webinars.

MD Anderson employees should register through the Education Center. If you are unable to access the Education Center or have questions about classes, please contact April Aultman Becker at or 713-792-2293.

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