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May 2011

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Five Ways to Use the Research Medical Library without leaving your desk

1. Ask a Librarian

Feel free to contact us if have any questions about accessing research materials, locating an article or book, or using EndNote.

2. Discover eBooks

You can read one of our collection of over 6,000 eBooks online. With eBooks, you can read your book on any computer at work or at home with VPN access. Have questions about VPN access? See #1.

3. Get full-text articles

The library subscribes to over 5,000 online journals that you can read at work, from home, and even on your smartphone. Trouble accessing these resources? See #1.
4. Order an article through our Document Delivery/ILLiad

If we don't have it online, you can order it for free. We will e-mail the article or book chapter to you within 24 to 48 hours.

5. Listen to our Oral History Collection

The "Making Cancer History© Voices" collection documents the history of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Personal interviews with the men and women of MD Anderson who dedicated their work to eliminating cancer provide unique insights into a host of important social, medical, political, and scientific developments related to cancer.

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SciFinder & Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) is Free Online & on Your Smartphone

The Research Medical Library provides free access to the Chemical Abstracts Service chemical databases through SciFinder Scholar. Chemical Abstracts is one of the world's largest and most up-to-date collections of chemical information, with nearly 16 million abstracts of journal articles, patents, and more. To access CAS you must create a personal SciFinder account here:  Click here. You must use a valid MD Anderson email address.

Once your account has been created, Click here to login to SciFinder.  Your SciFinder session must originate from a University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center IP address. (i.e. on campus or via the "Secure Web Access VPN System") 

SciFinder Mobile Now Available!

The new SciFinder Mobile platform allows researchers to use web-enabled smartphones to access Chemical Abstract Services (CAS) databases through SciFinder, a research tool for chemical and related sciences. SciFinder Mobile can be accessed at with most mobile devices.

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Henry Stewart Talks: Cancer Pain Management: Advancing towards optimal symptom management

Cancer Pain Management: Advancing towards optimal symptom management

Watch this series here:

Series Editor: Professor Allen Burton – The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

This Henry Stewart series covers:

  • The prevalence of cancer pain
  • Barriers to relief
  • Opioid analgesics for cancer pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Cancer pain control
  • Symptom control
  • Palliative care to chronic pain
  • Ethics in pain medicine
  • Palliative care

The Henry Stewart Talks are a collection of animated audio visual presentations with synchronized narration by world leading scientists is keeping researchers informed throughout the world.

Featured eBook: An Introduction to Statistics in Early Phase Trials

An Introduction to Statistics in Early Phase Trials

By Steven Julious & Say Beng

Read this book online at:;jsessionid=A007CD4856DBC109A8A945D015925FDD.d03t04

“All new medicines and devices undergo early phase trials to assess, interpret and better understand their efficacy, tolerability and safety. An Introduction to Statistics in Early Phase Trials describes the practical design and analysis of these important early phase clinical trials and provides the crucial statistical basis for their interpretation. It clearly and concisely provides an overview of the most common types of trials undertaken in early phase clinical research and explains the different methodologies used. The impact of statistical technologies on clinical development and the statistical and methodological basis for making clinical and investment decisions are also explained.”

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