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Volume 3 | Issue 11 | November 2013         

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Getting Full Text Articles |  Student Corner  |  Faculty Corner  |  Resource Updates

Getting Full Text Articles from the OUWB & Beaumont Medical Libraries

Our latest Medical Library Lunch 'n Learn on November 11 focused on getting full text articles from on and off campus and on getting articles our library does not have using Interlibrary Loan. For those students who could not attend the session and also for our faculty and staff, here is a brief overview of how to locate full text articles from the OUWB Medical Library as well as how to access the Beaumont Medical Library's resources.

Getting Full Text Articles from the OUWB Medical Library
1) Use links on the Medical Library homepage to access databases and resources (rather than through Google) to ensure you will see the full text links when searching

2) Conduct your search in PubMed or other databases

3) Once you have some results, look for the Kresge Library Get It link:

4) Click the link and follow the 'Article' button to get to the full text.

5) If we do not have the article, you can request it from another library for free through the 'Get it from another library' link on the Kresge Get It page and log in or register for an Interlibrary Loan account.
If you are have any questions regarding accessing full text or signing up for an Interlibrary Loan account, please contact us!

Accessing the Beaumont Library Resources for OUWB Faculty and Students

by Janet Zimmerman, Director of Library Information Services, Beaumont Health System

The Beaumont Library's resources are available through the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Beaumont portal at A link to the portal is located on the OUWB Medical Library page in the Quick Links section. You must have your Beaumont ID and password activated to access the portal. If you don't know your Beaumont ID or password, contact the Beaumont IT Help Desk at 248-597-2727 or

Once you have signed in to the Beaumont portal, click on the link for Inside Beaumont Online.  Students will see the 'Inside Beaumont Online Medical Library' link.  Faculty and staff will see an 'Inside Beaumont Online' link. On the Inside Beaumont website home page, go to the Departments Tab and click on the Medical Library link under that tab. The Library Homepage lists our electronic resources and services.

If you have any other questions regarding the Beaumont Library resources or services, please contact the library staff at 248-898-1750 or

Student Corner

Kresge Library Hours During Upcoming Breaks If you are planning on studying over the Thanksgiving or holiday breaks, please be advised that Kresge Library's hours will be reduced to accommodate the academic calendar and University closings:
    • Wednesday, November 27 - CLOSES at 8:00PM
    • Thursday, November 28 & Friday, November 29 - CLOSED
    • Saturday, November 30 - OPEN at 7:30AM (24/7 resumes)
    • Monday, December 16 - Friday, December 20 - OPEN 7:30AM - 6:00PM
    • Saturday, December 21 - Wednesday, January 1 - CLOSED
    • Thursday, January 2 - OPEN 7:30AM - 6:00PM
    • Friday, January 3 - OPEN 7:30AM - 6:00PM
    • Saturday, January 4 - CLOSED
    • Sunday, January 5 - CLOSED
    • Monday, January 6 - OPEN at 7:30AM (24/7 resumes)

Medical Library Lunch 'n Learn Series Continues in January When you return from the holiday break , the Medical Library has another set of lunch 'n learns planned in the winter semester starting in January!
  • Monday, January 13: Locating Survey Instruments & Getting Permission to Use Them for your Capstone Project (11:30 - 12:30pm; KL 100). Looking to implement a survey or questionnaire as part of your Capstone project, but having trouble finding one? This session will share strategies for locating potential health instruments using PsycTests and the Health & Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI) databases as well as the steps you need to take to get permission to use them.
Panera lunch will be provided so please RSVP via our online registration form.

Faculty Corner

Information Mastery Program with CME Credit Returns in 2014! The Medical Library is pleased to announce our Information Mastery faculty development series with CME credit is returning for the third year! The first session will be held in January with one topic per month through June 2014 and 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)™.

  • January: Copyright Basics for Educators The complexity of information technology, dissemination of information in different media and formats, and ease of using and sharing information present a great challenge for faculty to understand and use copyrighted materials appropriately and judiciously in teaching and scholarship. The session will provide an introduction to key copyright principles and will help reduce misconceptions and doubts and answer questions in using copyrighted materials in teaching and learning activities. Instructor: Nancy Bulgarelli
    • Royal Oak: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 4:00-5:00pm, South Tower 3rd Floor Surgical Learning Center, Classrooms 1 & 2
    • Troy: Thursday, January 30, 2013, 4:00-5:00pm, Hospital Ground Floor, Area C Classroom (former POB classroom -- see map)
    • February: Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine
    • March: EBM Resources
    • April: Systematic Reviews
    • May: Searching PubMed
    • June: RefWorks: Introduction to a Web-Based Citation Management Tool

Please contact Dr. Misa Mi at with any questions or comments.

A complete schedule is posted on the Center for Excellence in Medical Education (CEME) website under Upcoming Events.


Highlighted Faculty Publications

Haines DE. ERACEing the Risk of Cerebral Embolism From Atrial Fibrillation Ablation. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2013; 6(5): 827-829. (Dr. David Haines is Section Head of the Heart Rhythm Center at Beuamont Hospital Royal Oak and serves as Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the OUWB)

Manickam P, Muthusamy AK and Cappell MS. Association of chronic hepatitis C and diabetes: is there a gender difference? Am J Gastroenterol. 2013;108(11):1804. (Dr. Mitchell Cappell is Section Head of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and serves as Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the OUWB)

Mi M. Factors that influence effective evidence-based medicine instruction. Med Ref Serv Q. 2013; 32(4): 424-433. (Dr. Misa Mi is Associate Professor and Information Literacy & eLearning Librarian in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OUWB)


The Medical Library is pleased to announce that our new website will go live over the winter break. We invite you to visit the new site now at, but the December issue of the newsletter will also highlight the major site changes. We welcome your feedback and have placed a 'Send Us Your Comments' button at the bottom of each page of the new site.


Resource Trials
The Medical Library now has trials through December 31, 2013 to three Thieme resources. Access is IP-authenticated so you must be on campus to try them out! Send us your feedback to and tell us if you think we should purchase these!

Thieme eBook LibraryIncludes 73 textbooks and color atlases in anatomy, medicine, and the life sciences. Also features online access and unlimited downloads of full books to end users' personal devices including pcs, iPads and Android tablets for use off-line.

To access you must be on campus:

Thieme Teaching Assistant: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, and PharmacologyA web-based presentation tool providing access to images for download, manipulation, or live presentation.  Faculty can develop custom course materials which can be hosted on a protected intranet for their students; students can use the resource for study and self-testing.

To access you must be on campus:


A self-study tool designed for students in the field of anatomy.  It contains the images from the Gilroy's Thieme Atlas of Anatomy in addition to clinical MRI and CT radiographs. Developed as an interactive study aid it allows students to test themselves to gauge their progress

To access you must be on campus: http://www.winkingskull.c

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