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Volume 3 | Issue 1 | January 2013         

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Lupus in our Community  |  Student Corner  |  Faculty Corner  |  Resource Updates

Lupus in our Community

by Nancy Bulgarelli, Medical Library Director

At the January 29th presentation, "The Butterfly Effect: Lupus in our Community," we'll learn about systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a serious autoimmune disorder that affects a significant number in our community. If you'd like to learn more, here is a selected list of recommended resources from the Medical Library.



Lahita RG et al (eds). Systemic Lupus Erythmatosus. 5th ed. Academic Press, 2011

Considered a key textbook in the field, this is a comprehensive treatment of the topic covering scientific research, clinical findings, organ system involvement and treatment. This most recent edition includes an expanded basic sciences section, focusing on new techniques in molecular medicine.


Hughes GRV et al. Clinician's Manual on Lupus. Springer, 2012.

A recent text, written at the primary care level and serving as an educational reference for medical students.


Schur PH et al. (eds). Lupus Erythematosus: Clinical Evaluation and Treatment. Springer Healthcare, 2012.

As indicated by the title, this recent, concise text focuses on the clinical and treatment aspects of SLE.

Professional Associations and Organizations

Consumer/Patient Information

MedlinePlus – Lupus Topic Guide - A joint project of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, MedlinePlus is the premier online resource for current, authoritative, free health information. The Lupus topic guide provides access to basic information, clinical trials, and information on current research.

Additional resources can also be found through the Medical Library's Musculoskeletal, Connective Tissue, and Skin Course Page

Student Corner

Miss the USMLE Prep Resources Session on January 14? No problem!

We understand you're busy and may not have had the chance to attend the last Medical Library Lunch 'n Learn on USMLE Prep Resources so here's a quick overview of the resources at your fingertips!
  • USMLE Easy An online test question bank covering content found in Step 1, 2, and 3. Create an account to save exams and track your progress. You may create customized exams on a specific discipline or organ system and choose between Practice Mode (not timed and ideal for studying), Exam Mode (timed), or USMLE Simulation to mimic taking the real exam. Check out our complete quick guide!
  • ExamMaster OnLine The newest edition to our collection ExamMaster OnLine provides USMLE-style and medical subject review questions for Step 1, 2 and 3! Create your own quizzes and tests on specific disciplines or take a practice test which emulates the look and feel of the real thing! Unlike USMLE Easy, you may search for questions by keyword! (Note: You must use your Oakland University email to register for ExamMaster OnLine). Check out our complete quick guide!
  • USMLE Prep Resources Research Guide this online guide from the Medical Library provides a concise list of our electronic and print USMLE review materials as well as other websites for review.


New eBooks for YOU!

Check out the latest additions to our electronic collection! You might find something to help you move forward with your Capstone project and strategies for medical school success!

COMING SOON! The Medical Library will also be subscribing to the First Aid eBook Collection. You will have unlimited electronic access to favorites such as First Aid for the Basic Sciences: Organ Systems and First Aid for the Basic Sciences: General Principles! Details forthcoming!


Library Lunch 'n Learns for Students continue in February 2013!

The library is pleased to host monthly lunch workshops for M1 and M2 students that expand on the information mastery content taught in the Capstone course. These sessions are meant as open forums to ask questions and tailor your information needs for your Capstone projects and beyond!
  • Monday, February 11, 2013: All Things Google (11:30-12:30pm, KL 100). Google is a daily part of all our lives, but have you used it to its full potential? Do you know the ins and outs of Google Scholar, Google Advanced Search, Images, and Metrics? Come to this session and learn the secrets from Dr. Misa Mi.
PANERA LUNCH IS PROVIDED so please RSVP to the Medical Library at by Tuesday, February 5 if you plan to attend!

Faculty Corner

New Medical Education eBooks for You!

The Medical Library has recently purchased several new eBooks in Medical Education including strategies for teaching, mentoring, and publishing! Check out the following titles:


Highlighted Faculty Publications

Mi M, Stefaniak J, Solomonson W. Application of Web 2.0 Technologies in Enhancing Teaching and Learning in Medicine. MedEdPortal, 2012. (Dr. Misa Mi serves as Associate Professor and Medical Librarian in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OUWB)

Franklin BA, Billecke S. Putting the benefits and risks of aerobic exercise in perspective. Curr Sport Med Rep. 2012;11(4):201-208. (Dr. Barry Franklin is the Director of the Beaumont Cardiac Rehabilitation Program and Exercise Laboratories and serves as Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OWUB)

Lisak RP, Ragheb S. The role of B cell-activating factor in autoimmune myasthenia gravis. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2012;1274(1):60-67. (Dr. Samia Ragheb serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and specializes in immunology at the OUWB)

Faculty Development Opportunities

Information Mastery Program with CME Credit continues in February!

February's session will be offered at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and Beaumont Hospital Troy. William Beaumont Hospital designates this training activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).
  • February: EBM Resources This session builds on the content provided in January's Introduction to Evidence-based Medicine. There are different ways of incorporating evidence into clinical practice: doing, using, replicating. For busy clinicians, you may want to adopt the more feasible mode "using" in practicing EBM. When a clinical question arises, you restrict your search to evidence resources that have already undergone rigorous critical appraisal. These pre-appraised resources are available in different packages and exist in various formats. This session is designed for busy clinicians who would like to learn how to access and use a variety of pre-appraised EBM resources in practicing EBM in clinical settings.
    • Royal Oak: Thursday, February 7, 2013, 4:00-5:00pm; South Tower 3rd Floor Surgical Learning Center, Classrooms 1 & 2
    • Troy: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 4:00-5:00pm; Hospital Ground Floor, Classrooms 1 & 2

To register for this course, please visit the Beaumont CME Office's calendar at Please contact Dr. Misa Mi at with any questions or comments. 

Resource Updates

In addition to the new eBooks listed in the Student and Faculty Corners of this issue, the Medical Library now has access to many more electronic and print titles:
  • A Guide to Faculty Development, 2nd edition by Kay Herr Gillespie (2010)
    • Location: Kresge Library 3rd Floor, LB 2331.72.G55 2010
  • A Snapshot of the New and Developing Medical Schools in the United States and Canada by Henry Sondeimer and M. Brownell Anderson (2012)
    • Location: Kresge Library 3rd Floor, R 737.S63 2012

For a complete list of new titles, see the Medical Library January 2013 List

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