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Medical Library News
Volume 3 | Issue 12 | December 2013         

In this issue
New Website Debuting in January  |  Student Corner  |  Faculty Corner  |  Resource Updates
|  Harry Potter Exhibit & Events

New Medical Library Website Debut

by Keith Engwall, Assistant Professor, Web & Emerging Technologies Librarian

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 at and welcome your feedback with a comments button placed at the bottom of every page.

Some key differences between the old site and the new:
  • PubMed Search We recognize that this is the primary resource you need for research, so we've placed a quick search bar at the top of every page, just below the header.
  • Library Hours Medical Library office hours and Kresge building hours for the current day are now displayed at the lower left of every page.

  • Where are the Resource Links?  Rather than have an ever-growing resource list on the homepage that features only some of our resources, we are working towards making it easier to navigate through ALL of our resources. 
    • Textbooks can be found under the Books menu item on the left
    • Database links can be found under the Databases menu item on the left
  • Course and Subject Guides are not new, but we recommend them as a way to find books, databases, and other resources for a specific course or subject. The Course and Subject Guides menu item is under Find on the left.
  • Medical Library to Kresge Library Navigation To simplify navigation between the Medical Library site and Kresge's, navigation is now a prominent toggle between the two sites in the upper left corner. 
  • Medical Library to School of Medicine Navigation Navigation between the Medical Library site and other OUWB School of Medicine sites can be found in the OUWB menu item on the left.
  • Ask a Librarian buttons are now in the upper right corner of every page to make contacting us via email, phone, or in person easier.
If you have any questions regarding the new website, please contact Keith Engwall at

Student Corner

Kresge Library Hours During Upcoming Holiday Break If you are planning on studying over the holiday break, please be advised that Kresge Library's hours will be reduced to accommodate the academic calendar and University closings:
    • 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)

Personal Items in the Study Rooms
Please do not leave your personal items, including personal copies of textbooks, in the Medical Library Study Room or individual study rooms. We have noticed items being left unattended for long periods of time (even overnight) and this increases the risk of theft.


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.
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 in understanding and using 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. 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

Afonso N, Kavanagh M, Swanberg S. Improvement in attitudes toward influenza vaccination in medical students following an integrated curricular intervention. Vaccine. 2013. [epub ahead of print]

  • Dr. Neila Afonso is Assistant Dean for Community Integration and Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OUWB
  • Maurice Kavanagh is Director of the Clinical Skills Training & Simulation Center at the OUWB
  • Stephanie Swanberg is Assistant Professor and Information Literacy & eLearning Librarian at the OUWB

Jolepalem P, Yeow RY, Cosner D, Seitz JP. Radiographically occult latent radiogenic osteosarcoma uncovered on Tc-99m methylene-diphosphonate bone scintigraphy. J Clin Imaging Sci. 2013;3:46. (Raymond Yeow is an MD Candidate at the OUWB; Dr. John Seitz is Section Head of Nuclear Medicine at Beaumont Hospital Troy and serves as Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Molecular Imaging at the OUWB)

Van Dyke A, Seger A. Finding, keeping, and revitalizing the meaning in family medicine. Int J Psychiatry Med. 2013;45(4):323-31. (Dr. Anne Van Dyke serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the OUWB; Dr. Amy Seger specializes in Family Medicine at Beaumont Hospital Troy and serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the OUWB)

Resource Updates

UpToDate Account & App Now Available The Medical Library now shares a license with the Beaumont Hospital Library for UpToDate, which includes the ability to create an UpToDate account. The UpToDate account allows you to download the UpToDate app to your personal device and to track usage for CME credit. 

To create your account, go to UpToDate from the Medical Library website and click the red Login/Register button in the upper right corner of the UpToDate homepage. The app can be downloaded from your device's app store for free, and you will use the login and password from your account to log in to the app.

Harry Potter Traveling Exhibit & Events Coming in January

The Medical Library is pleased to announce we are hosting the National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit "Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine" from January 21 - February 22, 2014 in the Kresge Library Lobby.

The exhibit explores how Renaissance traditions, especially science, alchemy, astrology, and art, influenced the creation of Harry Potter. For more information about the exhibit, please visit the exhibit website.

To celebrate the exhibit (and our general Harry Potter geekdom), OU Libraries is hosting a series of events exploring the roots of Harry Potter for the entire campus!


    • Tuesday, January 21: Opening Night
    • Opening of the Exhibit Reception (5:00 - 6:00pm, Kresge Library Lobby) featuring a quidditch demonstration by the OU Muggle Quidditch Team, the Sorting Hat, and build your own house bookmark
    • Lit to Film Discussion: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (6:00 - 9:00pm, Kresge Library Room 100) featuring a brief facilitated discussion of the book and viewing of the movie **Registration required**
    • Tuesday, January 28: The Roots of Harry Potter: Art, Literature & Science Panel Discussion featuring our on-campus experts discussing the origins of the beloved world in renaissance science, art history, and literature! (12:00 - 1:30pm in Kresge Library Room 100) **Registration required**
    • Thursday, February 6 - Friday, February 7: 24 Hour Movie Marathon Stop by and watch as much of the eight film series as you wish, which will be running consecutively for 24 hours starting at 4:00pm on Thursday in Kresge Library Room 100
    Online registration is required for the Lit to Film Discussion and the Roots of the Harry Potter Panel. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Swanberg at

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