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June 2010

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Stephanie Fulton receives Academic Medical Librarian of the Year Award

Stephanie Fulton, Assistant Director of the Research Medical Library, was honored at the Medical Library Association Annual Conference in Washington D.C. on May 24, 2010 with the Estelle Brodman Award for Academic Medical Librarian of the Year.

This photograph of Kathy Hoffman, Director of the Research Medical Library, and Stephanie Fulton (right) was taken immediately after the awards ceremony. Kathy Hoffman received this same award in 1990.




SCOPUS for iPhone®

Search SCOPUS with your iPhone through Scopus Alerts (Lite) mobile application, to find articles, create alerts, make notes, and share links instantly.
The mobile application will allow you to:

  • Search across thousands of scholarly journals from more than 5,000 international  publishers
  • Save the important articles in one place for easy look-up
  • Set up and review email alerts for your favorite searches or when an author cites a particular article
  • Annotate articles with your own notes
  • Share article links through email or twitter

To start using Scopus Alerts (Lite) on your iPhone, follow these 3 steps:

STEP ONE - Access SCOPUS from the Research Medical Library:

STEP TWO - Register for a personal account in SCOPUS using your institutional email address.

STEP THREE - Use iTunes to download the Scopus Alerts (Lite) application:

Even though you are using your personal account in SCOPUS to download and access the iPhone application, the iPhone version will not sync to your SCOPUS account at this time.  All saved articles and alerts that you create using your iPhone will not be stored in your online SCOPUS account.  The librarians recommend emailing results to yourself to access on your computer.

For the online version of SCOPUS, the Research Medical Library provides links to full text articles.  The iPhone Scopus Alerts (Lite) application does not support full text linking.  To read full text, use SCOPUS on your desktop or laptop.

For more information visit: or contact the Research Medical Library at 713-792-2282 or  

PubMedCentral is 10 Years Old

PubMedCentral started ten years ago with a mandate to serve as a free digital archive for life sciences and biomedical literature.  It has grown in the past 10 years from 2 journals, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United State of America and Molecular Biology of the Cell, to more than 600 journals.  Starting in 2008, PMC experienced a significant growth spurt after the implementation of the NIH Public Access Policy and the archive now contains over 2 million articles.

For more information about the history of PMC, read

For information regarding compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy, contact the librarians at the Research Medical Library at 713-792-2282 or  

Oncology Nursing Society eBooks

Access to the complete collection of ebooks from the Oncology Nursing Society is now available from the Research Medical Library.  Books titles in this collection include:

  • Advanced Oncology Nursing Certification Review and Resource Manual. 2009.
  • An Evidence-Based Approach to the Treatment and Care of the Older Adult with Cancer. 2006.
  • A Guide to Oncology Symptom Management. 2010.
  • Manual for Clinical Trials Nursing. 2008.

Books are also available on nursing care for specific cancers such as head and neck, breast, gastrointestinal, and lung cancer.  All books in this collection are available online and each chapter is in PDF.  To access the complete collection of books, visit

If you have questions about ebooks, please contact the librarians at the Research Medical Library at 713-792-2282 or

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