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Volume 4 | Issue 4 | April 2014         

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New Interface for Library Mobile Apps   |  Student Corner  |  Faculty Corner  |  Featured Resource: Thieme Collection

New Interface for Library Mobile Apps

by Keith Engwall, Web & Emerging Technologies Librarian

At our final Lunch 'n Learn of the year on April 14, we reviewed a number of library-provided and free mobile apps and heard about some interesting apps from you! Building off of that session, we're looking into new ways to display our current mobile resources page

In the latest issue of Computers in Libraries Magazine, Michael Blake from George Washington University's Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library described designing a mobile interface to their mobile apps page that emulates an app store. Eschewing the mobile interface used for the rest of their website, they chose instead to treat this page as a stand-alone resource with its own distinct interface. The result is a simple, intuitive tool for browsing and installing apps for Apple and Android handheld devices.

The Medical Library has decided to follow the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library's lead and use the open source software to create a similar beta page featuring our own apps. We plan to release the page on our site in the coming months. In the meantime, take a look and send any comments, questions, or Apple or Android app suggestions to


Student Corner

  • Overnight Library Closure Due to the scheduled campus-wide power outage, Kresge Library will close at 5:00pm on Wednesday, April 30 and re-open the next morning at 7:30am on Thursday, May 1.
  • Memorial Day Weekend Hours Kresge Library will retain 24/7 hours during the summer months, but be aware of special hours for the Memorial Day holiday:
  • Friday, May 23: Close at 8:00pm
  • Saturday, May 24 - Monday, May 26: CLOSED
  • Tuesday, May 27: Open at 7:30am

For up-to-date Medical Library Office hours and Kresge Library building hours, visit our hours page.


Construction Update Renovation on the Medical Library Quiet and Collaborative Study Rooms and the Medical Library Office is well underway and on schedule to be completed in late-May. Stop by the study room to print, access our collections, and see mock-ups of the future rooms! Most Medical Library faculty and staff are also now located in Kresge Library 328 right around the corner from the elevators on the 3rd Floor.

Faculty Corner

Information Mastery Program with CME Credit Join us for our May session to be held at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and Beaumont Hospital Troy! William Beaumont Hospital designates this training activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

  • May: Searching PubMed This session is designed for faculty who have mastered basic PubMed search techniques and would like to learn about unique PubMed search capabilities (Limits, Clinical Queries, My NCBI) to retrieve relevant information for patient care and clinical research.. Note: This session was previously offered in 2013.
    • Instructors: Keith Engwall & Nancy Bulgarelli
    • Royal Oak: Thursday, May 8, 2014, 4:00-5:00pm, South Tower 3rd Floor Surgical Learning Center, Classrooms 1 & 2
    • Troy: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 4:00-5:00pm, Computer Training Lab, Ground Floor (near Cafeteria -- see map)

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

Registration is available, but not required on the Beaumont CME Calendar. The complete schedule is also posted on the Center for Excellence in Medical Education (CEME) calendar.


Highlighted Faculty Publications

Mi M, Gould D. Wiki technology enhanced group project to promote active learning in a neuroscience course for first-year medical students: an exploratory study. Med Ref Serv Q. 2014;33(2):125-135. (Dr. Misa Mi is Associate Professor and Medical Librarian in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OUWB; Dr. Douglas Gould is Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences specializing in neuroscience at the OUWB)

Shah DJ, Dronca RS. Latest advances in chemotherapeutic, targeted, and immune approaches in the treatment of metastatic melanoma. Mayo Clin Proc. 2014;89(4):504-519. (Dr. Darshil Shah specializes in internal medicine at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the OUWB)

Wasserman JA, Suminski R, Xi J, Mayfield C, Glaros A, Magie R. A multi-level analysis showing associations between school neighborhood and child body mass index. Int J Obes (Lond). 2014. [ePub ahead of print] (Dr. Jason Wasserman is Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OUWB specializing in bioethics)

Featured Resource: Thieme Collection

The Medical Library recently purchased three resources from Thieme to expand our eBook, anatomy, and images collections for use by both faculty and students. Check them out!

Thieme eBook Library includes 73 new textbooks, color atlases, and pocket atlases in anatomy, the basic sciences, and clinical topics such as differential diagnosis. 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.

UNIQUE FEATURE: You can download your own personal copies of any of the eBooks for life!

Winking Skull Pro is an excellent self-study tool for anatomy featuring additional images, testing, and progress tracking from the free version! It contains images from the Gilroy's Thieme Atlas of Anatomy in addition to clinical MRI and CT radiographs. Register for a personal account while on campus for access to the full site and to track your progress.
 The Thieme Teaching Assistant is a 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.

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