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Volume 2 | Issue 2 | February 2012         

In this issue
BMJ Clinical Evidence    |   Student Corner   |    Faculty Corner   |    American Heart Month

Spotlight on...BMJ Clinical Evidence

by Janet Zimmerman, MSLS, Director, Beaumont Hospital Medical Library

OUWB students and faculty have the best of two worlds – access to both the OUWB Medical Library and the Beaumont Hospital Medical Library. While there is some overlap between the collections, each library has unique resources that you will find valuable. This column focuses on BMJ Clinical Evidence – an evidence-based medicine database – which is available on the Beaumont Library's web site.

  • What is it and how can it help me? Clinical Evidence, produced by the BMJ Publishing Group provides a concise account of the current state of knowledge, ignorance, and uncertainty about the prevention and treatment of a wide range of clinical conditions based on thorough searches and appraisal of the literature. In other words, it contains a compendium of evidence on the effects of common clinical interventions, giving you rapid access to the bottom line data on the effectiveness of healthcare interventions.
  • What is covered? Clinical Evidence aims to cover common or important clinical conditions seen in primary and hospital care. To decide which conditions to cover, its producers review national data on consultation rates, morbidity, and mortality, and take advice from generalist clinicians and patient groups. To date over 500 conditions have been appraised, encompassing over 6,000 interventions.
  • How can I search it? The database can be browsed or searched. To browse click on ' Show Conditions' to see a list of broad subjects, beneath which lie relevant reviews. To search, enter your condition or intervention in the search box.
  • How do I access it? OUWB students and faculty can access Beaumont Library's web site through a special portal at Contact Nancy Bulgarelli at (248) 370-2481 or if you have not yet received your username and password.

Check out this resource and if you have any questions about it, please contact the Beaumont Library staff at

Student Corner

Review Materials for Neuroscience Exam Several Neuroscience review books have been added to our collection. Stop by the Medical Library Study Room or check out copies from the circulating collection to take home for review. The following are available:

Also check out Dr. Misa Mi's Neuroscience Course Guide to find links to eBooks and other web resources that may help you review for the exam!


PubMed Review Sessions Need a refresher on PubMed to start your literature search and review for your Capstone proposal? The Medical Library will provide two informal discussion sessions to review PubMed on:
  • Monday, March 19: 12:00-1:00pm (KL 225B)
  • Wednesday, March 21: 12:00-1:00pm (KL 225B)
You are also encouraged to contact one of us or drop by the Medical Library Office (KL 130) to discuss your project topic in a one-on-one meeting. We can guide you to additional resources based on your unique project proposal.

Faculty Corner

Highlighted Faculty Publications


Team-Based Learning Research Guide Did you just take the TBL training from Drs. Sabina and Thomas? Will you be facilitating a TBL in the future for our students? The Team-Based Learning Research Guide developed by Dr. Misa Mi can guide you to the variety of medical information resources available to you! Discover the best answers to the TBL questions you develop for your students without even consulting Google!

If you have questions or are interested in integrating information mastery resources and skills into your TBL session, contact us at or (248) 370-3772.

Faculty Development Opportunities

Information Mastery Program with CME Credit The Information Mastery Series continues in March with a brand new session! Please contact the Medical Library at with any questions.

  • Searching PubMed for the Best Evidence The session is designed and offered for those faculty who have mastered basic PubMed search techniques and who would like to learn how to use unique PubMed filters and search strategies (Limits, Clinical Queries, My NCBI) to retrieve relevant information for patient care and clinical research. Also covered in the session are different ways of locating full-text journal articles via PubMed. Flyer
    • Royal Oak: Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 4:00-5:00pm, South Tower 3rd Floor Surgical Learning Center, Classrooms 1 & 2
    • Troy: Thursday, March 22, 2012, 4:00-5:00pm, Hospital Ground Floor, Classrooms 1 & 2
    • Grosse Pointe: Thursday, March 29, 2012, 4:00-5:00pm, Lower Level Private Dining Room
    • Oakland University: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 1:30-2:30pm, Kresge Library 430R (eLIS)

William Beaumont Hospital designates this training activity is certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits


Upcoming Brown Bag Sessions Just a reminder about these upcoming Brown Bag sessions from the Medical Library! These informal sessions include a brief presentation and demonstration followed by an open forum driven by participants! All OU faculty are welcome! Please contact the Medical Library at with any questions.

  • Tuesday, February 28: Keeping Up with the Literature (repeat) (12:00-1:00pm, KL 100) Stephanie Swanberg will share strategies and techniques for keeping abreast of the latest research and news using RSS & email alerts. Demonstrations of Google Reader, PubMed, and Web of Science will be featured.
  • Tuesday, March 27: ARTstor - Images for Medical Education (12:00-1:00pm, KL 100) Katie Greer, Information Literacy and First Year Experience Librarian, Kresge Library, will give a guest session on using ARTstor, an image database, for locating and using medical images and illustrations for educational purposes.


Medical Education Research Faculty Learning Community is underway! Join us for the following events! Please email Misa Mi,, with any questions.

  • Friday, March 9, 2012: How Students Learn: Implications for Teaching (12:00-1:00pm, KL 100). Presenters: Jennifer Eastwood, PhD, Assistant Professor and Misa Mi, PhD, Associate Professor, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.
  • Friday, March 23, 2012: Cognitive Overload-Presenting Information (12:00-1:00pm, KL 100). Presenter: Jill Stefaniak, MTD, CPLP, Director of Education Training. Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.

All OUWB faculty interested in education research are encouraged to participate. Visit the website to learn more about the faculty learning community or view the complete 2012 Program Schedule.

American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month!

The OUWB celebrated National Wear Red Day in honor of women's heart health on February 3rd by showing off their 'red' spirit!

In further recognition of American Heart Month, the Medical Library, Diversity & Multicultural Affairs, and Student Services will host a special Lunch 'n Learn on women's heart health.
All OUWB students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend!


Monday, February 27, 2012


Gold Rooms A & B, Oakland Center


Dr. Pamela Marcovitz, Director, Ministrelli Women's Heart Center, Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak

Stefanie Worth, Senior Community Health Director, American Heart Association Midwest Affiliate

Please RSVP to Stephanie Swanberg at

Photos Courtesy of Melonie Summers

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