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September 2015

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Academic Journals: Moving Towards the Future

In an effort to serve MD Anderson faculty, staff and students, the Research Medical Library has recently analyzed our print academic journal collection with the intention of reducing the physical print volumes. The entire process unfolded over the last 22 months, prompted by the damage received after falling duct work struck the fire suppression system and caused a flood above several shelves. In the end, 764 titles were inspected, with the decision to remove 286 of those titles.

Joint Library Facility

58 of the 286 titles were moved to the Joint Library Facility in College Station, Texas where they will continue to be preserved and shared among numerous libraries and researchers. In the face of established digital models of publishing and distributing in academic research, the Research Medical Library is dedicated to refreshing the library space to serve the collaborative needs of MD Anderson. We will continue to build our digital collections and explore new avenues of accessing academic literature.

Access online journals from the library website or through Browzine online or Browzine Mobile

ICD-10 eBooks

ICD-10 eBooks

ICD-10 is coming October 1st. Don't forget that all MD Anderson staff have access to the eBooks: ICD-10 Procedure Coding System and ICD-10 Clinical Modification.

Staff can also download the Stat!Ref App to access the eBooks on their smartphone. Please contact the library if you have any questions.

BrowZine: A New Way to Read Journals

Try BrowZine Online for a new way to read academic journals. BrowZine offers the casual browsing experience of a traditional bookshelf. Search for journals by title or subject and read right from your desktop or download the app for free to read on your Apple or Android phone or tablet.

WEBINAR: Data Management: Requirements for Publicly Available Data

September 10, 2015; 11:30am - Noon
Sharing research data encourages open scientific inquiry, makes possible the testing of new hypothesis, and enable exploration of topics not envisioned by the initial investigators.  Most federal funding agencies have specific requirements for creating publicly available data.  In this webinar we will cover the current requirements for sharing data as well as provide tools for getting started.  New directions for expanded requirements will be highlighted.


New! Board Vitals

Board VitalsBoardVitals is a board review tool that includes review questions from leading medical publishers, research institutions, and practicing clinicians. Board Vitals includes practice tests for:

USMLE Step 1
USMLE Step 1, Part 2
USMLE Step 2 |
USMLE Step 3

To use Board Vitals, sign up for a free account with your institutional e-mail address, and access this tool via phone, tablet or computer.

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 the Library at or 713-792-2282.

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