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Medical Library News
Volume 5 | Issue 7 | July 2015         

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New Library Subject Guides  |  Student Corner  |  Faculty Corner  |  Resource News

New Library Subject Guides

Check out the Medical Library's newest online subject guides! These guides provide a one-stop shop for locating resources on a specific topic. They feature items found in our vast collection of books, eBooks, journals, and from trusted online resources!


LGBT Health - This guide provides resources related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender health, from finding scholarly literature to health information for health professionals and patients. The guide is organized by topic area including general health information, health disparities, resources by age group, as well as stigma and violence.

 Resources for Conducting a Systematic Review - This guide highlights the best library and online resources available to help you successfully conduct a systematic review and/or meta-analysis. Includes links to research databases, eBooks, books, and resources to locate already published systematic reviews.
 Women in Medicine Collection - This guide is a comprehensive list of all the books and eBooks in the Medical Library's Women in Medicine Collection. The guide is organized by topic area including work-life balance, breaking stereotypes, personal stories and experiences, and looking back at the historical influence of women in medicine. 

If you have any suggested resources to add to our collections in these areas, contact us at

Student Corner

Welcome (or Welcome Back)! Getting back into the swing of classes can be a challenge so here are just a few reminders about how the Medical Library can make things a little easier:
  • M1 Textbooks & M2 Textbooks Remember to visit our textbook pages on the website for a list of all the course textbooks, including required and recommended as well as which ones are available from the library electronically. Note that these lists are updated on a rolling basis as courses run.
  • Course Resource Guides are available for most courses and serve as a one-stop shop for the essential resources. Each guide lists items such as textbooks, USMLE prep and review material, links to other supplementary eBooks and databases, as well as links to outside resources.
  • Library Hours Kresge Library is open 24/7 (excluding official University closings and holidays) including the Medical Library Collaborative and Quiet Study Rooms!
Medical Library Student InfoBites For the fourth year, the Medical Library is hosting a series of extracurricular lunch seminars that complement information mastery topics taught in the curriculum. Join us for our first InfoBite in August -- Panera lunch will be served!

Survival Skills from the Medical Library
  • What: Hear survival tips and tricks from your upperclassmen and the Medical Library through a short presentation and M2 student panel discussion!
  • When: Monday, August 31; 11:30am - 12:30pm
  • Where: 110C O'Dowd
Register today via the online registration form!

New Study Tool in AccessMedicine AccessMedicine has just debuted Showdown, a self-assessment game similar to Jeopardy that allows you to create custom games in topic areas of your choice and compete against your classmates. You must first register and/or login to your free AccessMedicine account to use Showdown.

Faculty Corner

OUWB Publications

Stefaniak JE, Mi M, Afonso N. Triangulating perspectives: A needs assessment to develop an outreach program for vulnerable and underserved populations. Performance Improvement Quarterly. 2015;28(1):49-68. (Dr. Misa Mi is Associate Professor and Information Literacy & eLearning Librarian in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OUWB; Dr. Nelia Afonso serves as Assistant Dean for Community Integration & Outreach and is Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OUWB)

Vilchez G, Londra L, Hoyos LR, Sokol R, Bahado-Singh R. Intrapartum mean platelet volume is not a useful predictor of new-onset delayed postpartum pre-eclampsia. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2015 Jun [ePub ahead of print]. (Dr. Ray Bahado-Singh is Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak and also serves as the Chair of and Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the OUWB)

Wasserman JA, Stevenson SL, Claxton C, Klug Iii EF. Moral Reasoning among HEC Members: An Empirical Evaluation of the Relationship of Theory and Practice in Clinical Ethics Consultation. J Clin Ethics. 2015;26(2):108-17. (Dr. Jason Wasserman is Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OUWB specializing in bioethics)

Resource News

The latest updates and news on the Medical Library's collection!

Natural Standard Has a New Name Natural Standard and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database have been combined to form Natural Medicines! Natural Medicines is the library's premier resource on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary, alternative, and integrative therapies. Find evidence-based, clinically relevant information and ratings, an interaction checker, patient handouts, and more!

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