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May 2013

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E-books “on the shelf”

Serendipitous discovery is one of the benefits that come from browsing library shelves the old-fashioned way, but how to incorporate e-books into this process? The Research Medical Library is experimenting with inserting some e-book “placeholders” on the shelves where an e-book title would appear if it were in print. These bright yellow placeholders have take-away slips on their “spines” with the book’s title, cover image, and a QR code that will take you directly to that e-book’s contents on your computer or mobile device.

If you give it a try, please stop by our Information Desk (7:30 am – 7:00 pm Mon-Fri) and let us know how it works for you.



Cancer Care series at your fingertips

The Department of Scientific Publications’ website highlights the Cancer Care series, in which “the experts at MD Anderson describe their current standard approach to the treatment of patients with cancer.” Designed specifically for practitioners, the series “offers an in-depth view of the current standard of care at MD Anderson, without extensive literature review or discussion of approaches not yet incorporated into routine clinical practice.”

Because the Research Medical Library now offers electronic access to several of these titles, you can access them from your desktop or from off-campus. The available titles include:

The Research Medical Library also has the 2002 print edition of Lung Cancer 2002. Additional descriptions of each title can be found here.

Featured Webinar – EndNote X6 Updates

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
10:00am - 10:30am

Ready or not, EndNote X6 is here, with significant changes to how the desktop program interacts with EndNote Web. In this 30-minute webinar, which you can attend from your desk, we’ll cover the most important differences between EndNote X5 and X6.

Register 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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