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May 2015

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Get Ready for Summer Trainees

Will you have new trainees in your department this summer? Check out our Trainees Guide for more about the in-person and online learning opportunities that are available through your Research Medical Library. The library offers orientation sessions introducing new trainees to journals, databases and other available resources. We also offer special sessions on PubMed, Scopus, EndNote and more.  Contact April Aultman Becker to schedule the option that best meets the needs of your group at

WEBINAR: PowerPoint Pointers

PowerPoint presentations don’t need to be groan inducing! Learn tips to make your PowerPoints more effective and interesting in this 30-minute webinar.



Discover MD Anderson's History

Historical Resources Center Photo DatabaseThe Historical Resources Center (HRC) is launching a historical photo database. Images from the archives date back to very beginning of the institution. Currently, there are about 130 historical images with more being added every week.

SEER releases latest Cancer Statistics

SEERAccess the new statistics (1975-2012) by cancer site and topical groupings here:

  1. Browse Tables and Figures
  2. Access Contents in a PDF
  3. Generate Custom Reports

New NIH Biosketches Through SciENcv

The new NIH biosketch format will be required beginning May 25, 2015. Here's how the library can help:

Online Guide to SciENcv - Learn more about the changes to the format and how to use SciENcv.

SciENcv Video - This 30 minute prerecorded webinar will introduce you to SciENcv.

Request a one-on-one or departmental session on using SciENcv at or 713-792-2282

JSTOR: A digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources

JSTORDid you know that the Research Medical Library has access to many resources as a benefit of being a part of the University of Texas System Digital Library? Access to resources like JSTOR help the Research Medical Library provide research support across more academic disciplines and encourage scholarly communication. JSTOR provides archival access to ‘more than two thousand journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.'

Find more academic resources here.


Schedule of Classes & Webinars

Classes are held in the library classroom (FCT21.6008) unless otherwise noted.  Find the latest class schedule, class descriptions, and links here.

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

If you have questions about classes, please contact April Aultman Becker at or 713-792-2293.

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