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New Enhanced Electronic Access to Wiley Journals

Clinical Trials, Guidelines and Medical Calculations

2002/03 Guide to Collections and Services



VOL. 23 NO. 3 April - June, 2002

New Enhanced Electronic Access to Wiley Journals

Effective May 1, 2002, there is University-wide access to the full text of hundreds of journals published by Wiley Interscience, Inc., including such frequently accessed journals as:
American Journal of Medical Genetics
European Journal of Immunology
  International Journal of Cancer
Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
Journal of Cellular Physiology
Journal of Comparative Neurology
Journal of Neuroscience Research
Pediatric Pulmonology

110 of the accessible journals are in the biomedical sciences and represent most of the Wiley Interscience titles in these fields. Of these, 49 (45%) are unique to the Library's collections, i.e. they are not available in print. In most cases, the full text is available retrospectively to 1997. The 110 biomedical titles are accessible alphabetically by title, subject and publisher on the Library's website at calder.med.miami.edu. Links from the citation to the corresponding full text articles have been activated in the PubMed and Ovid databases for searches within the UM/JMH I.P. domain. The biomedical titles are being cataloged for the Library's online public access catalog (opac), which provides links directly to the full text journal, as well as from the Ovid citation when the journal in the citation is in the opac.


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Clinical Trials, Guidelines and Medical Calculations

ClinicalTrials.gov, the database of "approximately 6,200 clinical studies sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, other Federal agencies and the pharmaceutical industry in over 69,000 locations worldwide," as well as 15 other important Web-based resources on clinical trials, are now readily accessible under the 'Clinical Trials' subject heading in the Library's Internet Catalog - calder.med.miami.edu/catalog/.

The National Guideline Clearinghouse, a resource for "up-to-date evidence-based clinical practice guidelines" and related documents, as well as more than 10 other important Web-based resources on practice guidelines, are now readily accessible under the 'Guidelines' subject heading in the Library's Internet Catalog. Previously, these resources and the clinical trials referenced above were included under the Evidence Based Medicine subject heading.

'Medical Calculations,' another new heading in the Internet Catalog, currently features MedCalc 3000, which makes "a variety of common equations, clinical criteria scores and decision trees used in medicine" easy to use. Hundreds of other carefully selected Internet resources in all health related subjects are easily accessible in the Internet Catalog, a good starting point for a relatively broad subject search.


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2002/03 Guide to Collections and Services

This Guide is a brief overview of the resources and services of the Calder Library and Biomedical Communications. Additional information is available at the Library's web site calder.med.miami.edu, including a virtual tour of the Library, and on the information rack at the Library entrance, and at the Biomedical Communications web site classnet.med.miami.edu and at the service window (1004 RMSB). The faculty and staff of the Department look forward to assisting with your information needs.



Print: The current four years of 1,800 journals in the biomedical and nursing sciences are shelved alphabetically by title on the first floor of the Library. Nearby, the Current Journal Display section contains the current issues of 400 journals. All volumes published between 1945-1997 are shelved alphabetically by title on the second floor. Volumes published prior to 1945 are shelved on the lower level.

Electronic: The full text of 2,136 biomedical and nursing online journals is available via the "Full Text Publications" link on Calder's web site and of hundreds of journals via the CALLCAT online catalog. 1,356 (65%) of these titles are unique to the collection. The full text of the articles in hundreds of these journals is directly accessible from the corresponding citation in many bibliographic databases, e.g. MEDLINE, CINAHL, Current Contents, PsychINFO, Web of Science, etc.

Books and Reserve Materials

Print: 64,000 textbooks and monographs are shelved on the third floor according to the National Library of Medicine classification system. Materials placed on reserve by course instructors are shelved behind the Circulation Desk, along with core biomedical texts and copy 2 of the current year of JAMA and the New England Journal of Medicine.

Electronic: Online books include Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, more than 40 major texts representing most medical specialties in MD Consult, and many others on the "Full Text Publications" link on the Library’s web site.

Reference and Consumer Health

Print: On the first floor are collections of dictionaries, directories, indexes, abstracts, and other reference books and journals. Volumes prior to 1980 are available upon request.

Electronic: Online databases include: Ovid MEDLINE, CINAHL, Current Contents Search, CancerLit, Clinical
Evidence, and Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews databases, as well as Health and Wellness Resource Center, PsychINFO, Web of Science, and many others on the "Electronic Databases & Information Sources" link on the Library's web site.

Online catalogs available include the ABMS Directory; the Internet Catalog - a directory of hundreds of important biomedical Web-based resources accessible by subject; CALLCAT - the online catalog of the Calder, Bascom Palmer, and departmental libraries, with links to the Richter and Law Libraries, the AIDS Care and Service Providers database, and important Web sites; and others via the "Electronic Catalogs & Directories" link on the Library's web site.

Consumer Health: Near the Reference Desk are books, journals, and other materials on consumer health. The online bibliographic and full text database available at the Library for consumer information is Health and Wellness resource Center on the Library's web site.

Multimedia and Audiovisuals

  • Adjacent to the Systems Department at the rear of
    the first floor is the Multimedia Lab with all CD-ROM-
    based materials.
  • In the Learning Resources Center on the lower
    level are 2,800 videotapes, audiotapes, and other
    non-print materials

Historical and Special Collections

Print: In the Emanuel M. Papper, M.D. History of Medicine Room on the third floor are collections of archival materials, rare books, and the Anderson, Millard, and Schiff Collections.

Electronic: On the "Special Publications Link" of the Library's web site are:
  • Historical photographs on plastic surgery and bio-
    graphical information on the D. Ralph Millard, M.D. site
  • Full text information for patients and providers on
    spinal cord and traumatic brain injury, links to important
    Web sites and more on the Point-of-care, Team-based
    Information System (PoinTIS) site, developed with
    funding from the National Library of Medicine.
    • Full text of the biennial Gross lectures by leading
      Miami men of medicine.


    Library Hours/Library Cards (305-243-6403)

    7:30 a.m. - Midnight
    7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    12 Noon - Midnight

    Your UM/JMMC ID, your Sponsor Associates card, or your ID from a CLASSIC member institution is your Library card. Present your ID to access the Library at no charge, receive in-house rates for fee-based services, and procure
    services available only to primary clientele, such as Ovid passwords, interlibrary loan services, etc. You must register for a barcode at the Circulation Desk in order to borrow materials.

    Circulation Policies & Fines/
    Photocopiers & Printers (305-243-6403)

    Books and audiovisuals: Loan - One week. Fine - $1.00 per DAY after the 7th day
    Reference, historical materials, journals, and multimedia: Do not circulate.
    You may place a HOLD on any item that has been checked out. The item will be held and you will be contacted when it is returned. A book return is located on the Library patio for the return of materials when the Library is closed.
    There are 4 photocopiers on the first floor and 2 on the second floor for patrons to do their own copying. All 6 machines require copicards, available at the Circulation Desk for 10 cents per copy.
    There are 2 high-speed network printers on the first floor, connected to 37 of the publicly accessible Web-ready computers and requiring a copicard to operate.

    Interlibrary Loan/Document
    Delivery/LRC (T: 305-243-6749; F: 305-324-4089)

    Borrowing/photocopy: Forms to request items not owned by the Library, as well as copies of items in the Library's collections, are available in the Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery Office on the lower level and on the "Request Forms" link on the Library's web site. Copies of articles retrieved during searches of the Library's Ovid databases for which full text links are not available can be requested by clicking on the desired citation and then on the "order" button in the Citation Manager section at the end of the list of citations.

    Scanning/e-mail: Upon request, the Library will scan items in its collections and e-mail these and other items that have been scanned.

    Costs: Items not owned by the Library are procured for a $2.00 transaction fee per request. Items in the Library's collections are photocopied or scanned for $5.00 per article. Items can be e-mailed or faxed per the fee structure in place for faxing documents to users.

    Classrooms: The classrooms in the Learning Resources Center (LRC) for small group study are available on a first come, first served basis and may be scheduled by calling 305-243-6749. Priority is given to UM/JMMC students and faculty.

    Systems (305-243-5530)

    • Technical assistance in accessing the Library's databases
      and Multimedia Lab
    • Ovid password acquisition and renewal at no charge
    • Web site development and storage
    • Scheduling the electronic classroom, which has 16 fully
      networked Pentium II 400 computers and individual
      printers. This attractive facility continues to be available
      on a first come, first served basis and at no charge, for
      educational programs that teach medical center faculty,
      staff, and students about computer-based applications and

    Reference and Education Services
    (T: 305-243-6648; F: 305-325-9670)

    Assistance in locating information and using the Library's collections and services is available at the Reference Desk, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, and at the Circulation Desk at all other times. Searches of biomedical databases are performed by librarians for a nominal fee.

    Audiotape tours of the Library are available at the Circulation Desk; individual and group tours are available upon request from the Reference and Education Services department.

    The following courses are available to all affiliated individuals at no charge:

    • Ovid MEDLINE Tutorial
    • Advanced Ovid MEDLINE
    • PubMed
    • Current Contents
    • Electronic Access to Full Text Books and Journals
    • Introduction to the Internet/WWW
    • Web Site Development/HTML
    • Introduction to Core Competencies in Medical Informatics

    An array of web-based tutorials are available at the "Educational Programs & Facilities" link on the Library's web site, including HTML and printer-friendly PDF versions of the Calder Ovid MEDLINE manual.

    (T: 305-243-6783; F: 305-243-4869)


    The Customer Service Window is located in room 1004 of the Rosenstiel building, directly across the street from the Calder Library. Special event or surgical photography, color and black & white laboratory services, slide or print scanning, digital image editing, and photo enhancement services are accepted Monday - Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    The Photography Production unit’s state-of-the-art digital printer - the Fuji Pictrostat Digital 400 produces high-resolution color or black & white photographic prints of superb quality in any size up to 11x17 inches from slides, negatives, prints, x-rays, or digital files in various formats. Images can be enhanced in Adobe Photoshop, or directly from the Pictrostat's main console, prior to final exposure.

    Graphic Arts/CLASSNET

    High-resolution slides, prints, large-format color posters, and other computer-generated presentation materials, are quickly and professionally created and produced by the Computer Graphics Division at 1087 RMSB, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Graphics and presentations that are created in a wide array of software programs can be brought to the Department directly during business hours or transmitted via e-mail to CLASSNET any time of the day or night:
    (e-mail) classnet@med.miami.edu.
    (web) classnet.med.miami.edu.

    Medical Television

    Video production and post-production services are available in Room 1089 RMSB, directly across from the Photography Customer Service Window. Broadcast quality video production and editing on state-of-the-art digital equipment provides for output in multiple video formats. These include videotape, digital files for use in multi-media presentations, and live feeds via our fiber-optic network to numerous locations throughout the medical campus. Videotape duplication, "C" and "Ku" satellite teleconference reception and recording, as well as simultaneous translation equipment, are among the video production services available to the university community.


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