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Faculty Brown Bag Sessions in May

Our 2017 Faculty Brown Bag series continues in May! Each session will be in 478 O'Dowd and all interested faculty and staff are welcome to attend!

  • Wednesday, May 3: Alternative Ways to Disseminate Your Scholarly Work This session will provide you with an opportunity to learn, explore, discuss, and share alternative ways of communicating and disseminating your scholarly works.
  • Wednesday, May 24: Online Collaborative Tools This session will highlight two free cloud-based tools, the Dataverse Project and the Open Science Framework, that faculty can use to collaborate on the management of data sets and projects.


Faculty Brown Bag Sessions in April

Our 2017 Faculty Brown Bag series continues in April! Each session will be in 478 O'Dowd and all interested faculty and staff are welcome to attend!

  • Introduction to Research Data Management (Wednesday, April 5; 12:00 - 1:00pm) - Joanna Thielen, Research Data Librarian at OU Libraries, will provide an introduction to research data management, a series of small practices that will make your research data easier to find, easier to understand, and less likely to be lost!
  • Keeping Up with the Literature (Thursday, April 20; 12:00 - 1:00pm) - This session will review the major tools and strategies for tracking emerging research in your field including PubMed email alerts and Browzine, an online journal browsing tool.
 


Faculty Brown Bag Sessions in March

Our 2017 Faculty Brown Bag series continues in March! Each session will be in 478 O'Dowd and all interested faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

  • Spotlight on Mendeley: A Citation Management Tool (Wednesday, March 8; 12:00 - 1:00pm) - This session will be a hands-on workshop to register and start using Mendeley to save and organize the literature.
  • Subject & USMLE Review Resources (Wednesday, March 22; 12:00 - 1:00pm) - This session will introduce several licensed resources for subject review in basic sciences and USMLE style question banks.


NLM Traveling Exhibit: African Americans in Civil War Medicine

Just in time for OU's African American Celebration Month, the Medical Library is pleased to host the National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit: "Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine." The exhibit chronicles the lives and contributions of African American men and women who served as surgeons, nurses, and other health care professionals during the Civil War.


Faculty Brown Bag Sessions in February

Our 2017 Faculty Brown Bag series continues in February! Each session will be in 478 O'Dowd and all interested faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

  • Locating Existing Datasets for Your Research (Wednesday, February 8; 12:00 - 1:00pm) - This session will showcase the best resources for finding and reusing research data in your own research. In addition, data journals will be introduced as an emerging platform for describing and publishing your datasets.
  • How to Conduct a Systematic Review (Wednesday, February 22; 12:00 - 1:00pm) - In this session, we will discuss the differences between systematic review and narrative review and identify the process of conducting a systematic review.


Student InfoBite: Prepping your M1 Capstone Proposal Background

Join us for our next InfoBite to learn tips and strategies for organizing and writing the background section of your Capstone project proposal due February 6! The session will cover how to compose a rationale, summarize the literature for your background, and cite your sources.


Faculty Brown Bag Sessions in January

Join us for our first two sessions in the 2017 Faculty Brown Bag series! Each session will be in 478 O'Dowd and all interested faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

  • Grant Resources (Wednesday, January 11; 12:00 - 1:00pm) - In this session, you will learn how to use the tool Pivot to search for and receive alerts on grant opportunities. You will also learn where to identify other research grant resources.
  • Scholarship Redefined (Tuesday, January 24; 12:00 - 1:00pm) - This session will describe classification of scholarship and discuss scholarly teaching versus scholarship of teaching. Updates on MedEdPORTAL will also be provided.


Library Hours over Winter Holiday Break

Kresge Library, including all Medical Library spaces, will have limited hours over the winter break:

  • Tuesday, December 13: Closes at 10:00pm
  • Wednesday, Dec 14 - Friday, Dec 16: Open 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday, Dec 17 & Sunday, Dec 18: CLOSED
  • Monday, Dec 19 - Thursday, Dec 22: Open 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Friday, Dec 23 - Monday, January 2: CLOSED
  • Tuesday, January 3: Opens at 7:30am and 24/7 hours resume


Library Hours over Thanksgiving Holiday

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Kresge Library, including all Medical Library spaces, will have the following hours:
  • Wednesday, November 23 - Closes at 8:00pm
  • Thursday, November 24 & Friday, November 25 - CLOSED
  • Saturday, November 26 - Opens at 7:30am and resumes 24/7 hours


Upcoming Library Overnight Closures

Due to upgrades to the campus' electrical system, the Kresge Library building will be closed from 3am - 7:30am on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, Oct 11
  • Thursday, Oct 13
  • Monday, Oct 17
We apologize for the inconvenience.


4th Annual Open Access Week at OU

Join OU Libraries in our celebration of Open Access Week 2016! A series of informal workshops are being offered to all interested faculty, students, and staff on timely topics including how OU Libraries is supporting open access publishing, open collaborative research tools, and protecting against predatory publishing. Light refreshments will be served at each event. For more information, visit the Open Access Week 2016 event page!


5th Annual Organ & Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive

Join us for our 5th Annual Organ and Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive in support of Gift of Life Michigan and Be the Match! The bone marrow registry sign-up requires a sample of cells via a cheek swab. The sample is used to compare specific protein markers with patients who need a bone marrow transplant. Those who want to be on the organ donor registry can bring their driver's license for help getting signed up! The drive is co-sponsored by the OUWB Student National Medical Association, the OU Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students, the OU Cancer Awareness Society, OUWB Diversity and Inclusion, and OUWB Medical Library.


Lighting Upgrade Continues

The lighting upgrade continues in the hallway of the 1st floor of the library and should be done by the end of the week of October 10th. This may result in some noise, as well as some areas of the library being temporarily closed off. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Update 10/14/2016: This project is nearing completion. Workers are in the process of wrapping this project up with a few minor repairs throughout the building.


Library Overnight Closure: Wednesday, September 14

Due to the scheduled network maintenance and anticipated outages, Kresge Library, including all Medical Library spaces, will be closed between 3:00am and 7:00am on Wednesday, September 14. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Student InfoBite: Exam Prep Resources for BFCP & Organ System Courses

The Medical Library's first Student InfoBite of the academic year will uncover the library's collection of online question banks, prep books, and more for studying for BFCP and organ system exams.Lunch will be provided so please RSVP to the online form by Thursday, September 8!


Library Hours During Labor Day Weekend

Kresge Library, including all Medical Library spaces, will have the following hours during the Labor Day holiday weekend:

  • Saturday, September 3: closes at midnight
  • Sunday, September 4: open 7:30am - midnight
  • Monday, September 5: CLOSED
  • Tuesday, September 6: reopens at 7:30am and 24/7 resumes


Student InfoBite: Online Anatomy Resources

The Medical Library's first Student InfoBite of the academic year will feature a whirlwind tour of our most popular online anatomy tools for learning and studying for AFCP and organ system courses! Lunch will be provided so please RSVP to the online form by Thursday, August 11!


3rd Annual Medical Library Open House

M1 and M2 students are invited to the 3rd Annual Medical Library Open House on August 24 in the Medical Library! This informal gathering gives you the chance to meet, mingle, and enjoy some refreshments to celebrate the new academic year! Please RSVP to the online form by Friday, August 19!


NLM Traveling Exhibit: Civil War Medicine

The National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit: "Life and Limb: The Toll of the Civil War" is now on display in the Kresge Library Lobby through August 31, 2016. The exhibit focuses on the treatment of war wounds at the time, particularly via amputation, and recounts the lives of amputee veterans after the end of the war. A digital gallery of images and digitized historical texts can be found in the exhibit's accompanying online gallery.


Welcome Class of 2020!

The Medical Library welcomes our incoming students! Feel free to stop by our office located in 130 Kresge and ask questions. Be sure to checkout your textbook list in the Books section the Medical Library's website.


Library Hours During July 4th Weekend

Kresge Library, including all Medical Library spaces, will have the following hours over the July 4th holiday weekend:

  • Saturday, July 2: open until 5:00pm
  • Sunday, July 3: CLOSED
  • Monday, July 4: CLOSED
  • Tuesday, July 5: opens at 7:30am and resumes 24/7


Library Hours During Memorial Day Weekend

Kresge Library, including all Medical Library spaces, will have the following hours over the Memorial Day holiday weekend:

  • Saturday, May 28: open until midnight
  • Sunday, May 29: open 7:30am - midnight
  • Monday, May 30: CLOSED
  • Tuesday, May 31: opens at 7:30am and resumes 24/7


Faculty Brown Bag: Open Data - Locating Datasets & Publishing Data as Scholarly Activity

This session will reveal the latest trends in the open research data movement including: key resources for locating existing data sets and how published data sets are emerging as accepted scholarly activity.


Library Closure: Saturday, June 11 - Sunday, June 12

Due to university scheduled maintenance, Kresge Library, including all Medical Library spaces, will close at 7:00am on Saturday, June 11th and re-open to the public at 7:30am on Monday, June 13th.


MedEdPortal Workshop Series

Dr. Misa Mi will be leading the workshop, MedEdPORTAL: Accessing & Publishing Medical Educational Resources, at various locations during May and June. Get an introduction to the leading publisher of peer-reviewed educational materials in medical education!

  • Friday, June 3, 12:00 - 1:30pm at Beaumont Grosse Pointe, Connelly Auditorium
  • Friday, June 17, 11:30am - 1:00pm at OUWB, 478 O'Dowd


Student InfoBite - Mobile Apps Fair

Stop by our table outside the OUWB Student Lounge to download the essential clerkship apps to your mobile devices, including clinical information resources to use at the point-of-care, drug information resources, notetaking apps, and more! No RSVP required!


Faculty Brown Bag: Disseminating Your Scholarship of Teaching - Revisiting MedEdPORTAL

In this session, participants will be guided through the MedEdPORTAL submission process including reviewing guidelines for submitting to Publications, reviewing the new Educational Summary Report required for submissions, discussing copyright concerns, and hearing updates on MedEdPORTAL Publications.


Scholarly Communications Workshop Series

OU Libraries is sponsoring a series of workshops for faculty on scholarly communication topics! Join us for the final session on Friday, April 8 from 12:00 - 1:00pm for Author's Rights and Alternatives to Copyright in Kresge Library 225A. Light refreshments will be served. Visit OU Libraries' website for more information and to register.


Student Printing in Medical Library

The university has retired its GoPrint service. As a result, medical students wishing to print will no longer use the GoPrint station, but can instead print directly to the printers in the Group Study Room, KL 100. Printing in this manner will be provided free of charge, but requires some configuration. Students should check their email for more information, or stop by the Medical Library office.


Faculty Brown Bag: Building Your Research Profile

In this session, we'll review a few popular tools for documenting, tracking, and sharing your scholarly research as well as connecting, collaborating, discovering scientific publications. These tools include ResearchGate, ORCID, and SciENcv.


Library Closed Due to Snow

The library will be closing Feb 24th at 5pm due to weather conditions. Barring further announcements, we will resume normal operations at 7:30am Feb 25th. Please drive safely and keep warm.


New! USMLE titles added to First Aid eBook collection

The Medical Library has expanded our First Aid eBook collection with 10 new USMLE titles, including several titles for the USMLE Step 1 exam. Check them out!


NLM Traveling Exhibit: From DNA to Beer Now on Display!

The National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit: "From DNA to Beer - Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry" is now on display in the Kresge Library Lobby through March 20, 2016. The exhibit provides a fascinating historical look at how microorganisms have shaped the modern health and commercial industries. A digital gallery of images and digitized historical texts can be found in the exhibit's accompanying online gallery.


Faculty Brown Bag: Scholarship Redefined

What is scholarly teaching? How is it different from scholarship of teaching? Where do I get my scholarship of teaching published? What is new with MedEdPORTAL? We'll briefly review the classification of scholarship; discuss scholarly teaching versus scholarship of teaching; and share the recent changes in submission requirements to MedEdPORTAL.


Student InfoBite: USMLE Prep & Exam Review Collection

Explore the Library's USMLE Prep & Review Collection Join us for our next InfoBite to uncover the Medical Library's collection of online question banks, prep books, and more for studying for your organ system exams and Step 1. Come prepared to share your favorites too!


New Resources

The library now subscribes to AccessMedicine's Case Files Collection - McGraw Hill's best-selling book series in online interactive format. This comprehensive case collection helps students learn and apply basic science and clinical medicine concepts in the context of realistic patient cases. M3 and M4 students on clinical rotation will also find the new LWW Health Library - Clerkship collection helpful. This is a collection of eBooks and other learning tools organized by the major clerkships and includes titles from the popular Blueprints series as well as review books for USMLE Step 2 & 3.


Faculty Brown Bag: Citation Management Tools

There are so many tools and methods to manage and store citations for your teaching, scholarly research, and general reading. What's the best tool out there for you? We'll compare and contrast multiple citation managers including Mendeley, Zotero, RefWorks, and EndNote.


Winter Break

Kresge Library will be have the following hours over Winter Break.

Tuesday, 12/15 -- Close at 10:00pm
Wednesday, 12/16 - Friday, 12/18 -- 7:30am-6:00pm
Saturday, 12/19 - Sunday, 12/20 -- Closed
Monday, 12/21 - Wednesday, 12/23 -- 7:30am-6:00pm
Thursday, 12/24/15 - Sunday, 1/3/16 -- Closed
Monday, 1/4/16 -- Open at 7:30am, resume 24/7 hours


December Library InfoBite

Synthesizing the Literature for your Capstone Proposal
This Infobite will give you the opportunity to refine your literature search, discover additional articles, and synthesize those articles to write the background section of your Capstone Proposal. Coffee, bagels, and fruit will be available!

RSVP for the December 4th InfoBite by end of day Monday November 30th.
Register on the online registration form


Consultation Table

Need help with the background section for your Capstone Proposal?
Library faculty will be hosting a Consultation Table outside the student lounge on Monday Nov 30th and Wednesday Dec 2 from 11:00am - 1:00pm.
Stop by, ask questions and get help in identifying and citing articles in AMA format for your proposal!
No RSVP required!


Nov 11 - The Passenger: Art and Medicine

Come to the Oakland Center Banquet Rooms on Nov 11, from 4-6pm to attend an Art and Medicine panel discussing The Passenger, a powerful Holocaust-themed opera to be performed in its fourth staging in the United States by the Michigan Opera Theatre at the Detroit Opera House. This event will feature selections from The Passenger performed by soprano Lauren Skuce Gross and guest speaker, Aaron Bergman, a rabbi at Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills. See This Page for details and to RSVP.


Library Overnight Closure: Friday, November 6

Due to the scheduled campus intermittent power outages, Kresge Library, including all Medical Library spaces, will close at 2:00am and reopen at 7:30am on Friday, November 6. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Database Trial: AccessMedicine Case Files Collection

The Medical Library has a new trial to the AccessMedicine Case Files Collection! This new database contains the complete content from all 23 books in the popular Case Files series in an interactive format. Students can learn and apply basic science and clinical medicine concepts in the context of realistic patient cases as well as create a free MyAccess account to take quizzes and track their progress. The trial runs through November 30, 2015.


Library Hours Over Thanksgiving Break

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Kresge Library, including all Medical Library spaces, will have the following hours:

  • Wednesday, November 25 - Closes at 8:00pm
  • Thursday, November 26 & Friday, November 27 - CLOSED
  • Saturday, November 28 - Opens at 7:30am and resumes 24/7 hours
For up-to-date library hours, please visit the Hours page of our website!


Database System Maintenance

The following products will be unavailable Saturday, 10/24 at 11pm - Sunday, 10/25, 3am.

  • Acland's Anatomy.com
  • BatesVisualGuide.com
  • LWWHealthLibrary.com
We apologize for the inconvenience.


3rd Annual Beaumont Children's Hospital Gaming Fundraiser

Help us raise funds for Beaumont Children's Hospital! Join the Medical Library and Pediatrics Interest Group for an afternoon and evening of board and video gaming! With your $5.00 entrance fee, try your hand a variety of board games, both quick and long, for beginners and veterans. Seize bragging rights at the Smash Bros. tournament! And more!


3rd Annual Open Access Week Events

OU Libraries is sponsoring two events in celebration of Open Access Week open to all interested faculty, students, and staff! On Monday, October 19, hear about the Open Data movement and where to find and publish data sets! On Friday, October 23, learn how to Increase Your Impact through publishing open access! Visit the OU Libraries website for more information on the events!


4th Annual Organ & Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive!

The Medical Library is proud to host our fourth annual organ, eye, and tissue donor registration drive as part of Michigan Libraries for Life, a partnership between Gift of Life Michigan and now over 120 health sciences, medical, public, academic, and hospital libraries across Michigan. This year, we're partnering again with the OUWB Student National Medical Association (SNMA), the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS), and OUWB Diversity and Inclusion to host a dual drive to also register bone marrow donors for Be the Match. Come join us and register to be a new donor and encourage your friends and colleagues to do the same!


Student InfoBite: Exploring Online Anatomy Resources

Join the Medical Library for our second InfoBite this semester! The session will feature a whirlwind tour of our most popular online anatomy tools including Acland's, IMAIOS, Netter's Reference, Primal Pictures, and more! Lunch will be provided so RSVP to the online registration form!


Database Trial: DynaMed Plus

The Medical Library currently has a 30-day trial to DynaMed Plus, EBSCO's enhanced version of DynaMed! The new resource features new and expanded content including: integrated Micromedex drug content, integrated American College of Physicians (ACP) content and images, and expanded evidence-based overviews and recommendations for diseases and conditions. Try it out and let us know what you think by emailing medref@oakland.edu.


Library Book Available over Labor Day Weekend

As M1 and M2 exams are scheduled on Tuesday, September 8, we will be bringing a cart of textbooks to the Student Lounge for study over on Saturday afternoon. Please do not remove the books from O'Dowd. We have done this in the past and all books have been returned to us. Another study alternative is the Beaumont Medical Library at Royal Oak, which also has copies of all the textbooks and 24/7 study for those with badges.


Library Closure for Labor Day

The library will have the following hours during Labor Day Weekend.
Friday, September 4, 2015 - Close at 8:00pm
Saturday, September 5, 2015 - Open 7:30am-5:00pm
Sunday, September 6, 2015 - CLOSED
Monday, September 7, 2015 - CLOSED
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - Open 7:30am and 24/7 hours resume


2nd Annual Medical Library Open House

All OUWB students, faculty, and staff are invited to the 2nd Annual Medical Library Open House on September 16 in the Medical Library! This informal gathering gives our OUWB community the chance to meet, mingle, and enjoy some refreshments to celebrate the new academic year! No RSVP required!


Quiet Study Room Maintenance

Beginning the week of August 17, OU maintenance will be in and out of the Medical Library Quiet Study Room to complete a few repairs. We apologize for any inconvenience.


August Library InfoBite: Survival Skills

The Medical Library is pleased to host our first student InfoBite of the year on August 31! Join us for a short presentation and panel discussion featuring the advice of four M2 students on resources, study habits, textbooks and more! Panera Lunch will be provided so please RSVP to the online form by Wednesday, August 26!


Welcome Class of 2019!

The Medical Library welcomes the Class of 2019! We're excited to meet you and start another exciting year at OUWB! We'll see you during orientation, but feel free to come over to Kresge Library and explore the Medical Library spaces and resources at your leisure!


NLM Traveling Exhibit: Colonial Era Medicine

The Medical Library is pleased to host the National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit Every Necessary Care and Attention: George Washington and Medicine, July 6 - August 15, 2015 in the Kresge Library Lobby. The exhibit focuses on colonial medicine and scientific values in the context of George Washington. An accompanying online exhibition features a fascinating collection of historical photos, documents, and history of the Washington family.


Library Cafe to Temporarily Close for Renovations

The cafe in Kresge Library will be closing on Thursday, July 16th at 5:00pm and will reopen on Monday, July 20th at 7:30am for renovations. Upon reopening, the cafe will serve Starbucks products.


July 4th Weekend Library Closure

The Kresge Library building, including all Medical Library spaces, will close at 8:00PM on Thursday, July 2 in observance of the July 4th holiday and reopen on Monday, July 6, at 7:30AM.


Database Trial: Henry Stewart Talks

OUWB will have trial access to The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection from Henry Stewart Talks thought the end of the year. The collection includes more than 1,500 presentations on biochemistry; cancer, cell biology; diseases, disorders & treatments; drug discovery; genetics; immunology; methods; microbiology & virology; neurobiology; and pharmaceutical science. Try it out and let us know what you think by emailing medref@oakland.edu.


Database Trial: LWW Health Library Oncology

From June 16 to July 15, OUWB will have trial access to LWW Health Library: Oncology, a database of 23 important full-text ebooks including DeVita's Cancer, Wintrobes' Clinical Hematology, and Perry's The Chemotherapy Source Book. Try it out and let us know what you think by emailing medref@oakland.edu.


Upcoming Library Closure

Kresge library will be closing for planned campus wide network outages and power outages. The library will be closing at 7:00am on Saturday June 13th and reopening at 7:30am Monday June 15th. Please call us at (248)370-3772 for any questions you may have.


Summer Hours

Starting June 1st the Medical Library Office hours will be changing to Monday-Friday 7:30-6:00


Library Closed for Memorial Day Weekend

Kresge Library will be closing Friday May 22nd at 8:00pm for Memorial Day weekend. We will reopen on Tuesday May 26th at 7:30am.


Kresge Library Building to Close: Sunday, May 3

Due to a university-wide network shutdown, the Kresge Library building including all Medical Library spaces will be closed beginning at 7:00am on Sunday, May 3. The building will reopen at 7:30am on Monday, May 4. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Mobile Apps Fair - Must Have Apps for Clerkships

The Medical Library is hosting an informal mobile apps fair to demo and download apps to your devices! Tables will be set-up in the hallway outside of 203/204 O'Dowd so stop on by to see point-of-care clinical information and drug information apps at work and get them on your devices on the spot! All apps are available for both iOS and Andriod devices. Both M1 and M2 students are welcome!


Faculty Brown Bag: WebEx Made Easy

Are you conducting a collaborative research project? Are you serving on an OUWB committee or a professional organization committee? Do you provide students with online instruction? If you answer "Yes" to any of these questions, this session is right for you! Shaun Moore, manager of the OU e-Learning & Instructional Support, will be at OUWB presenting an interactive and hands-on session on how to use WebEx. Please come join us as we learn how to use WebEx to collaborate on a project, host a web conference/meeting, or teach an online session synchronously or asynchronously!


New Resource Trial: Clinical Pharmacology

The Medical Library currently has a trial to Elsevier's Clinical Pharmacology database through April 30. Used by over 2,000 hospitals, this comprehensive drug database contains up to date, detailed information on thousands of drugs. Its advanced features allows you to run reports on interactions, search by indication and contraindication, check IV compatibility, and print patient information materials. Check it out and send us any comments or thoughts to medref@oakland.edu!


3/19 & 3/20: Kresge Library Building will Close Late Night

Due to late night university-wide scheduled maintenance and intermittent power outages, the Kresge Library Building will be closed on Thursday, March 19 from 2:00AM - 7:30AM and Friday, March 20 from 2:00AM - 7:30AM. Medical library spaces will not be accessible during this time.


Faculty Brown Bag: Conducting Research Synthesis

What is your view of scholarship? Ernest L. Boyer (1990) enlarged the perspective about scholarship including four forms/categories: scholarship of discovery, scholarship of integration, scholarship of application, and scholarship of teaching. In this brown bag session, we'll discuss scholarship of integration--research synthesis. Systematic review will be introduced as one type of research with an explicit and rigorous research methodology. Differences between systematic review and other types of literature review will be examined as well.


NLM Exhibit: "Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics, & Culture" Now on Display

On display through February 28 in the Kresge Library Lobby, the exhibit chronicles the history of AIDS in the US from the 1980s to the present, including ad campaigns, government actions, and grassroots movements such as ACT UP. Accompanying the traveling version is an online exhibition featuring additional content and a digital photo gallery. This exhibit is brought to you by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.


Faculty Brown Bag: Copyright Issues for Educators

Explore the implications of using copyrighted works in your teaching and scholarship from including images and multimedia in your lectures to understanding your rights as an author regarding copyright when publishing your scholarly works.


Student InfoBite: Drug Information Resources

Whether you're just starting your organ system courses or getting ready to finish them, pharmacology is a major topic across all years. Discover the major resources for locating drug information (uses, dosing, interactions) and alternative therapies (eg: herbs, supplements, etc) including Micromedex, Natural Standard, Epocrates, and free online resources from the National Library of Medicine! RSVP to the online form.


LIBRARY CLOSED until Tuesday, Feb 3

Due to inclement weather, Kresge Library and the Medical Library will be closed until 7:30am, Tuesday, February 3.


Kresge Library Closure: Wed, Jan 21 - 3:00am to 7:30am

Kresge Library will close briefly on Wednesday, January 21 from 3:00am to 7:30am due to network maintenance by University Technology Services.


Student InfoBite on Best Study Resources for Organ System Exams & Step 1

Join us on January 28 to learn about question banks, prep books, and more available from the Medical Library for studying for your organ system exams as well as prepping for the Step 1 exam. Come prepared to share your favorites too! Bring your own lunch...snacks and water will be provided! RSVP to the online form.


Jan 21 - Faculty Brown Bag on Common IRB Mistakes

Join us on Wednesday, January 21 at noon in 478 O'Dowd to hear about common mistakes in IRB submissions and get all of your questions answered about the IRB application process from our guest speakers: Rebecca Sandborg, PhD, CHRC, CIP, Director of Regulatory Support in the OU Office of Research Administration and our own Victoria Lucia, PhD, a current OU IRB application reviewer.


Closed for Break

Kresge Library will be closed for Winter Break as of 6:00pm Tuesday, December 23rd. We will reopen at 7:30am Monday, January 5th. Reminder: Beaumont Medical Library - Royal Oak, can be accessed 24 hours with a Beaumont ID. Please have a safe and enjoyable break!


Winter Break Hours

Kresge Building Hours
Saturday December 13th Kresge Closes at 10:00pm
Sunday December 14th Kresge is Closed
Monday-Friday December 15th-19th Kresge is Open from 7:30am to 6:00pm
Saturday-Sunday December 22nd-23rd Kresge is Open from 7:30am to 6:00pm
Wednesday-Wednesday December 24th-31st Kresge is Closed
Thursday-Sunday January 1st-4th Kresge is Closed
Monday January 5th Kresge Opens at 7:30 am and resumes 24/7 access


Medical Library Office Hours
Monday December 8th Office is open from 7:30am-6:00pm
Tuesday-Friday December 9th-12th Office is open from 7:30am-8:00pm
Monday-Friday December 15th-19th Office is open from 7:30am-6:00pm
Monday-Tuesday December 22nd-23rd Office is open from 7:30am-6:00pm


Upcoming Library Closures (3-7:30am, 11/18 & 11/19)

Oakland University will be experiencing university-wide power outages between 4am and 7am on Tuesday, 11/18 and Wednesday, 11/19. For patron safety, the library building will be closed from 3am to 7:30am on those days. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Library Hours over Thanksgiving

Please note that Kresge Library will close at 8:00pm on Wednesday, November 26 and reopen on Saturday, November 29 at 7:30am in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.


Nov 19 - Faculty Brown Bag: Apps for Lit Tracking

OUWB faculty are invited to bring their lunches and join us for a brief presentation and discussion on "Apps for Keeping Up with the Literature" on Wednesday, November 19, noon - 1:00pm in 478 O'Dowd Hall.


Nov. 12 - Student InfoBite: Super Searcher Skills

Join us for lunch to become a Super Searcher and learn why you need to master PubMed, Google, and Google Scholar to hone your superpowers! 11:30 - 12:30pm in 110A O'Dowd. Register here!


Sept. 17 - Faculty Brown Bag: "Tracking Your Scholarly Impact"

OUWB faculty are invited to bring their lunches and join us for a brief presentation and discussion on "Tracking Your Scholarly Impact" on September 17, noon - 1:00pm in 478 O'Dowd Hall.


New Resource: Bates' Visual Guide

OUWB students and faculty now have access to Bates' Visual Guide, the online video companion to Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking. The database includes over eight hours of video content illustrating the techniques of physical diagnosis as well as a series of OSCE Clinical Skills Videos.


Library Closed for Labor Day Weekend

The Library building will be closed for the Labor Day holiday from 8pm, Friday Aug 29 until 7:30am, Tuesday September 2. The Beaumont Medical Library at the Royal Oak campus will remain open 24/7. Directions to the Royal Oak campus are available here.


Independence Day Weekend Hours

The Medical Library will have limited hours over the Independence Day weekend. The study rooms will be closed from 8pm on Thursday, July 3 to 1pm on Sunday, July 6. The Medical Library Office will be closed from 3pm on Thursday, July 3 to 7:30am on Monday, July 7. Have a great holiday weekend!


New Resource: Clinical Key

The Medical Library now has access to the Clinical Key database, which provides access to over 1,000 ebooks and 500 ejournals from Elsevier. It also includes hundreds of procedural videos. Clinical Key will eventually replace MDConsult for access to a number of our recommended and required course textbooks.


Medical Library Space Renovation / Expansion Coming Soon!

The renovation of the OUWB Medical Library Office and Group Study Room is well under way and nearing completion. Construction is complete and furniture is being moved in and set up. Stay tuned for updates!


Trial Access to BatesOnline through June

OUWB Students and Faculty have trial access to BatesOnline through June. This is a series of videos that accompany the textbook, "Bates Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking". It also includes a series called "OSCE Clinical Skills Videos" which allows students to prepare for an OSCE by viewing a patient encounter and practicing their clinical reasoning skills.


April Student Lunch 'n Learn: Mobile Apps for Medicine

Join us on Monday, April 14 from 11:30 - 12:30pm in Kresge Library 225B to hear about medical apps that you can use both for study and on clinical rotations, including DynaMed, UpToDate, Micromedex and Epocrates. Lunch will be provided! Register here!


March Student Lunch 'n Learn: Drug Information

Join us on Monday, March 24 from 11:30 - 12:30pm in Kresge Library 100 to hear about the major drug and complementary medicine information resources available from the library including Micromedex, Natural Standard, and Epocrates. Lunch will be provided! Register here!


*New* GenderWatch Research Database

In expanding our collection to include more diversity and inclusion topics, the library now has access to GenderWatch, which contains literature focusing on LGBT issues from the 1970s to present. Prominent themes include health and healthcare, sexuality, religion, social roles, and the workplace.


Financial Resources for Medical Students Online Resource Guide

The Medical Library has created an online guide to help students through renting, mortgages, credit cards, investing and more! ... Click for more


February Lunch 'n Learn: USMLE Prep

Join us for our February Lunch 'n Learn on USMLE Prep Resources! We'll share strategies for using ExamMaster Online and USMLE Easy to their fullest potential! Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP via our online registration form. ... Click for more

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