Documentary Film Screening

How to Survive a Plague Film Screening 

Ginsburg Health Sciences Library, Room 246a

April 9, 2015 from 3:00 – 5:30 PM

Light refreshments will be served; Registration preferred 

Join us for a screening of the powerful academy award-nominated documentary How to Survive a Plague about the early years of the AIDS epidemic and the activities of advocacy groups ACT UP and TAG. The film will be moderated by Temple alumnus Malcolm Kenyatta and his partner, Terrell Green.

Image from film of man being handcuffed

Courtesy of IFC Films

How to Survive a Plague Film Poster

Courtesy of IFC Films

Malcolm Kenyatta, BA (Strategic Communication), M.S. Candidate (Public Communication) is a young star on the rise. A fixture of the Philadelphia collegiate poetry scene, he founded Babel (Temple’s Poetry Collective) in 2008 and the created one of Philadelphia’s biggest performance art shows Babylon.  Malcolm has worked as a reporter for Comcast Newsmakers, covering the youth angle of the 2012 presidential election. He has performed and spoke at events throughout the east coast. At just 23 years old he is the youngest member of the Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club, Board of Directors and a winner of the Bread & Roses LAX Scholarship for dedication to the LGBT community. Malcolm has directed or assistant directed close to 20 shows involving poetry or theater and made a name for himself as the assistant director for another play written by Dr. Williams-Witherspoon, Countdown to Boom which was featured in the 2012 Philadelphia fringe and revived in 2013 for a grant funded performance at the historic PA State Museum in Harrisburg, PA. In addition he teaches performance art classes to tweens and teens with the non-profit Mighty Writers.

Terrell Green, is a Philadelphia native that has gone on to study theatre performance and speech therapy at Marymount Manhattan College in NYC, Shakespeare Performance at Oxford University in England, Marionette Puppeteering in Cork and Dublin, Ireland.Terrell returned to Philadelphia and now teaches theatre and puppetry with The Arden Theatre, The Walnut St. Theatre, Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre and Philadelphia Young Playwrights. Terrell and his husband, Malcolm enjoy producing theatre together with their company, Dot Dot Dot And Company Productions, LLC, trying new foods and working in the community.

In 2014 they founded Dot Dot Dot And Company Productions a production company that exploits the intersections of performance and social justice to make change. The first show they put up was You Gotta Eat Dirt Before You Die by: Dr. Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon. The play, set in the 1980’s follows, Jeffery an African American business professional whose lover Nick who is dying from Aids at the very start of the epidemic, simultaneously his mother is dying of cancer.

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Speaker Event

Perspectives on HIV and AIDS in Philadelphia: Progress and Pitfalls

Ginsburg Health Sciences Library. Rm 243
March 25, 2015
Noon-1pm: light refreshments, registration preferred

Join us for a lecture and discussion with:

Dr. Ellen M. Tedaldi photo

Ellen M. Tedaldi, M.D.

Dr. Ellen Tedaldi, a Professor of Medicine and founding Director of the Temple Comprehensive HIV Program. Since 1996, the Program has been involved in various types of research through the clinical trials network in the NIH Division of AIDS. Dr. Tedaldi has been an investigator with the CDC-Cerner observational database, the HIV Outpatient Study (“HOPS”) that tracks multiple trends and outcomes of a national cohort of HIV infected patients, and a national site investigator for INSIGHT (International Network for Strategic Initiatives in Global HIV Trials).

Dr. Tedaldi is a clinical core leader in the Temple Comprehensive NeuroAIDS Center that engages in translational research in neurologic complications of AIDS. She has been a faculty member of the Mid-Atlantic AIDS Education and Training Center since 1991 and is a Preceptor of the Prevention Point Needle Exchange Program. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Academy of HIV Medicine and MEDNICA (Medicines for Nicaragua). Dr. Tedaldi speaks Spanish and has lectured frequently in English and Spanish on HIV related topics. She has also mentored Public Health and Medical students in a variety of HIV community-focused projects.

Dr. Tedaldi has published extensively on HIV in women and minority populations and on the treatment and management of HIV.  She is a reviewer for several medical journals, including the Annals of Internal Medicine and Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Tedaldi has been the recipient of many awards throughout her distinguished career.  She has been named to the Best Doctors in America list in 2014 and has been listed as a “Top Doctor” in Philadelphia Magazine many times. She received the Exemplar of Humanism in Medicine Award from the American College of Physicians (2004), the John Allen Blue Award from BEBASHI (Blacks Educating Blacks About Sexual Health Issues) (2006), and was named an Honored Professor by Temple University’s School of Medicine Alumni Board in 2013.

Headshot Sarah Bass

Sarah Bauerle Bass, Ph.D., MPH

Dr. Sarah Bauerle Bass, an Associate Professor and Director of the Risk Communication Laboratory in the Department of Public Health. She has researched the use of new health communication applications using mHealth, the Internet and Web 2.0 and their impact on patient/public self-efficacy and behavior intention. Working in the HIV/AIDS area since the late 1980’s, she has worked in message development for HIV/AIDS prevention as public information coordinator for the West Virginia Department of Health and developed and implemented multiple HIV/AIDS community-based programs while Director of Health Education for the American Red Cross. She has been involved in researching perceptions of HIV+ minority patients’ perceptions of clinical trial participation, medication adherence barriers and differences in perceptions of HIV patients and their clinical providers.

Dr. Sarah Bass has almost twenty years of experience and training in communication message development, public health research and teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Bass has won the prestigious Great Teacher award (2012), the highest teaching honor at Temple University. She has also won the Lindback award for excellence in teaching (2007), as well as the College of Health Professions’ Excellence in Teaching award (2006) and the Distinguished Teaching award from the College of Liberal Arts, Department of Women’s Studies (1998). As Director of Temple’s Risk Communication Laboratory, Bass’ research focuses on health and risk communication and how public health messages are crafted for all audiences.

Dr. Bass is the author of many peer reviewed articles, with recent publications appearing in the Journal of Health Psychology, the Journal of Health Communication, Epidemiology and Infection, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism, the Journal of the National Medical Association, the Journal of Cancer Education and Health Promotion Practice. She is a reviewer for several scientific journals and sits on the editorial board of Health Promotion Practice.

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HIV/AIDS, Politics and Culture

HIV/AIDS, Politics and Culture – at the Ginsburg Health Sciences Library

Please join us for a series of programs and events exploring the HIV/AIDS crisis and its impact on society to be held at the Ginsburg Health Sciences Library this March and April.

On display: starting March 16th in the Ginsburg Library’s Lobby

Courtesy National Library of Medicine 1990

Courtesy National Library of Medicine 1990

The Library will host the NLM Traveling exhibit — Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture , from March 16th -April 25th.

AIDS comic book cover

1987 Comic

A complementary exhibit of materials from the Paley Library’s Special Collections Research Center will explore How to Signify a Crisis: Three decades of HIV/AIDS in Society. Cases will be on display for several months.

Speaker event: March 25th from 12 noon – 1 pm in Ginsburg Library Room 243.

Join us for a lecture & discussion, Perspectives on HIV and AIDS in Philadelphia: Progress and Pitfalls. Light refreshments will be served. Registration preferred


Headshot Sarah Bass Sarah Bauerle Bass, Ph.D., MPH, Associate Professor and Director of the    Risk Communication Laboratory in the Department of Public Health


Dr. Ellen M. Tedaldi photo Ellen Tedaldi, MD, Professor of Medicine and founding Director of the Temple Comprehensive HIV Program.

Film viewing: April 9th at 3 pm in Ginsburg Library Room 246a

The poster for How To Survive a Plague library will host a film screening of How to Survive a Plague, a documentary about the early years of the AIDS epidemic and the activities of advocacy groups ACT UP and TAG. Moderating the film: Malcolm Kenyatta and Terrell Green.

Light refreshments will be served. Registration preferred

Follow us on Twitter as we Tweet daily HIV/AIDS facts and information. twitter

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New Books at Ginsburg Library

Epigenetics by Lyle Armstrong

Epigenetics by Lyle Armstrong

Epigenetics by Lyle Armstrong

Call Number: QU 460 A735 2014

Item Location: HSL Ginsburg Reserve

The concept of epigenetics has been known about since the 1940s, but it is only in the last 10 years that research has shown just how wide ranging its effects are. It is now a very widely-used term, but there is still a lot of confusion surrounding what it actually is and does.

Epigenetics is a new textbook that brings together the structure and machinery of epigenetic modification, how epigenetic modification controls cellular functions, and the evidence for the relationship between epigenetics and disease. It is a valuable source of information about all aspects of the subject for undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals.

Request this book at the Ginsburg Circulation Desk.


Fundamental Neuroscience by Duane E. Haines

Fundamental Neuroscience by Duane E. Haines

Fundamental Neuroscience for Basic and Clinical Applications by Duane E. Haines

Call Number:  WL 300 F981 2013

Item Location: HSL Ginsburg New Books

Turn to Fundamental Neuroscience for a thorough, clinically relevant understanding of this complicated subject! Integrated coverage of neuroanatomy, physiology, and pharmacology, with a particular emphasis on systems neurobiology, effectively prepares you for your courses, exams, and beyond. Easily comprehend and retain complex material thanks to the expert instruction of Professor Duane Haines, recipient of the Henry Gray/Elsevier Distinguished Teacher Award from the American Association of Anatomists and the Distinguished Teacher Award from the Association of American Colleges. Grasp important anatomical concepts and their clinical applications thanks to correlated state-of-the-art imaging examples, anatomical diagrams, and histology photos. Retain key information and efficiently study for your exams with clinical highlights integrated and emphasized within the text.

This book is currently in the New Book section on the first floor of Ginsburg Library.

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Accessibility at the Health Sciences Libraries

Following requirements by federal law and recommendations from Temple University Computer Services, the Ginsburg and Podiatry public computing labs are now considered accessible. You will recognize the designated accessible workstations from the universal blue handicapped symbol on the desk. A few highlights of these workstations:
• Computers have attached book edge scanners
• On the PCs, a special software called Kurzweill 1000 allows for the reading of books and other items directly from the scanner
• Additionally software packages are available on these computers to read the screen (Jaws), zoom to certain parts of the screen (Zoomtext), and assist with grammar in your writing (Read & Write Gold)
• Adaptive peripherals are available both attached to the computer and available for check out from the circulation desk:
o Trackball mouse
o Trackpad mouse
o Mini keyboard
o Headphones
o Ergonomic arm rest
• Each adaptive workstation also has a chair with wheels, facilitating easy access to the computer for persons in wheelchairs.
Finally, the printer on the first floor of Ginsburg and under the plasma screen at Podiatry are both considered accessible as the top of the printer can be reached from a sitting position.
All patrons are invited to take advantage of the resources made available by these workstations. However, please remember to give priority to those with documented disabilities who require these features.
Any questions, comments or concerns about these computers or other technology in the Health Science Libraries may be directed to Cynthia Schwarz, Senior Systems & Technology Librarian at or 215-707-4953.

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Welcome Back!

We hope you all enjoyed your winter break, and welcome you back for the spring 2015 semester!

As you may recall, the library hosted a therapy dog event in which four dogs from Therapy Dogs International visited Ginsburg in an effort to provide some stress relief during the hectic finals period. The event was highly successful, and we truly appreciate the dogs, their handlers, and all the students and faculty who came to visit. We hope to have them return soon!

As you gear up for another semester, take a look at the photos below to remind yourself that stress relief comes in many different forms.


The Modern Human Condition

The Modern Human Condition


We have a feeling that it is impossible to take a bad picture of Dickens. Fun Fact: He herds ducks on the weekend!

We have a feeling that it is impossible to take a bad picture of Dickens. Fun Fact: He herds ducks on the weekend!


Dare and Dickens were with us for the entire event. They were such champs!

Dare and Dickens were with us for the entire event. They were such champs!


Klaus was very willing to just lay back and enjoy all the attention.


Tribble entertained everyone with tricks!

Tribble entertained everyone with tricks!

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Therapy Dogs at Ginsburg

Wednesday, December 10th, 1:00-3:00pm

For the past few years, Paley Library on main campus has asked representatives from Therapy Dogs International to visit the library during peak exam times in order to provide stress relief for students. On Wednesday, December 10th, therapy dogs will visit Ginsburg Health Sciences Library for the first time.

Klaus Bernes Mountain Dog

Klaus, a Bernese Mountain Dog. He is as sweet as he is fluffy.

Therapy Dogs International is a massive program with registered dogs and owners in every state and Canada. Originating in New Jersey in 1976, every registered owner and dog are volunteers, freely offering their time and attention to help various institutions who may benefit from therapy dog visits, including nursing homes, hospitals, and universities.


Tribble’s ear hair is magnificent, and will inspire you to greatness.

There will be four dogs in attendance on December 10th—Tribble, Klaus, Dare, and Dickens. These dogs are loving, sweet, and guaranteed to help you de-stress! They will be in Ginsburg Library’s first floor Student Reserve Room from 1-3pm with three dogs present each hour. Students are encouraged to stop in to meet, pet and fawn over the dogs, and use their presence to relax a bit during the stressful stretch of exams.

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Explore New Trials

Thnew database triale library is trying a few new resources, Amirsys  and Visible Body. The trial is available until December 31, 2014. Try them out and tell us what you think.


Amirsys logo“…image-intensive, expert content provide online problem-solving solutions and reference books to thousands of physicians and health professionals worldwide.”

Contains 3 reference collections.

            • Imaging Reference Center
            • Pathology Reference Center
            • Anatomy Reference Center

Find it in OVID from the Quick Links on the HSL library homepage. Choose External Links from the menu at the top. Amirsys will display as an option.

Amirsys detailVisible Body has several components and is different than Primal Pictures. It can also be found under the External Links section. Please take the time to explore it and give us feedback.

Heart & Circulatory PremiumMuscle PremiumPhysiologuy AnimationsSkeleton PremiumHuman Anatomy Atlas

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Ebola Information

Whenever there is big news like the Ebola outbreak, all kinds of information can be found on the web, some of it reliable and valid, some false and misleading. It is important to consider the source. The Washington Post recently reported on self-published books, without clear expert knowledge, being sold on Amazon. This post offers a few sources that will keep you up to date on events as well as provide information on resources about Ebola.

The National Library of Medicine has this page that contains several links to resources both for the general public and for researchers.

MedlinePlus offers a General Overview for the public.

Easy to read Q and A’s are available:

from the CDC
from WHO

Specific information for Health Care Workers offers tips and training:

Ebola Preparedness for the US Healthcare System (PHE)

Information for US Healthcare Workers (NIH)

Also in the news is Enterovirus? Read the  Enterovirus D68 (from CDC)

There will be many more sources and information online. These point to some of the known authorities.

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A Voyage to Health

logo A Voyage to HealthAnother National Library of Medicine exhibit will be visiting the Ginsburg Health Sciences Library. Starting September 15th and staying until October 25th, A Voyage To Health explores the resurgence of Native Hawaiian culture to heal the soul of the community focusing on Kaho‘olawe, traditional voyaging. The exhibition touches on the history of voyaging, Kaho’olawe and the Hawaiian Movement, and the legacy and revival of the voyaging tradition. 6 full size banners will be highlight this history.

Explore the online site for more information on Hawaiian healing traditions.


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Fall Library Workshops

Now that the school semester is underway, there’s no better time to become familiar with some of the Ginsburg Library’s research databases. Our Workshop offerings usually last about an hour and are conveniently scheduled around lunch time. So, whether you’re a new or returning student delving into the intricacies of anatomy, planning medical database research, needing reference citation assistance, or just curious about useful apps for your latest device, our staff is ready and willing to assist you. Open the link below to view the complete list of all our featured classes. If you prefer not to register in advance, walk-ins are always welcome. Ginsburg librarians also offer individual consultations on workshop and related topics if you prefer a one on one experience. Just stop by the Reference Desk to set up an appointment.


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Library Use Survey

Survey to Gather Information Regarding Library Use

The Ginsburg Health Sciences Library will be participating in a library use study sponsored by Temple Controller’s Office for a 12-month period starting July 31st.

The study will be conducted during randomly selected 2 hour intervals per month. It has two parts: 1) a printed survey that will be handed out when an individual enters the library and 2) a web-based survey that will appear on screen when you use an online journal or database. These will not be administered concurrently.

The survey should take only a minute or two. This project is important to both the health sciences schools and the Health Sciences Library. We look forward to your helping us in this endeavor.

If you have questions about the survey, please contact the Controller’s Office, which is sponsoring the survey.

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Leisure Reading at Ginsburg

Now that the long days of summer are here, you might have a little more time to relax and catch up on some laid-back leisure reading. Did you know that Ginsburg Health Sciences Library now has a Leisure Reading Collection of its own? It is made up of titles in the medical humanities, as well as select popular fiction. Formerly, if you wanted to request such titles, one would typically search the Diamond catalog and then request an intra-library loan from Paley. 
So, the next time that you stop by the library, why not take a few moments to browse the Leisure Reading section, located on the first floor with signs clearly marked.

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Language Learning

We now have a trial for AtoZebra Language through 5/31/14.

Select the ‘Anonymous Log In’ option to begin.
Make your selections:

  • I speak: Choices are: American English, Castilian Spanish,Latin American Spanish, French, German
  • I am learning: Choices are: American English, Castilian Spanish, Latin American Spanish, French, German
  • Learning Modules: Choices are: Essential Terms and Phrases, Glossaries, Verbs and Country Specific Glossaries: Mexico

An example for the Health Sciences

  • I am learning… Latin American Spanish
  • Learning Modules: Glossaries
  • Main Glossary: Medical
  • Subglossary: Choices: Ailments, Medical Specialists, Symptoms, Where Does it Hurt?

“AtoZebraLanguage is the world’s first and largest foreign language video dictionary. AtoZebraLanguage contains more than 6,500 vocabulary terms and 5,500 verb conjugations for each of five languages: English (American), Spanish (Castilian/European), Spanish (Mexican/Latin American), French, and German.”

Please email any feedback or use this online form.

The library is continually evaluating new resources to support students, staff and faculty. Check the full list here.

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Harry Potter Philosophy

Come see our exhibit on the connections to Renaissance medicine and philosophy in the Harry Potter novels!

display case picture shows books and images from historic text

We have put together a display of images and materials in the library’s four exhibit cases, many of which come from Temple University collections. These materials include the very peculiar history of the mandrake plant, the role of alchemy in the development of chemical medicine, improvements in anatomy and surgery, the presence of fantastical creatures in zoological texts, and fears and hysteria surrounding witches and witchcraft. Rebecca Lloyd, a Harry Potter expert herself, researched our collections and discovered many interesting historical aspects to highlight.

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Harry Potter Exhibit

Come see the exhibit to learn more about the historical connections in the stories.

In addition to the National Library of Medicine display we have put together a display of additional images and materials in the library’s cases, many of which come from Temple University collections. These materials include the very peculiar history of the mandrake plant, the role of alchemy in the development of chemical medicine, improvements in anatomy and surgery, the presence of fantastical creatures in zoological texts, and fears and hysteria surrounding witches and witchcraft.

The last raffle was done on April 11.

Prize 1 – Harry Potter-themed cookbook along with some Harry Potter candy (Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans, Chocolate Frog, comes with collectible wizard card.

Prize 2 – The Hogwarts Library, a collection of three other JK Rowling books on Quidditch, Fantastic Beasts, and the Tales of Beedle the Bard, along with Harry Potter candy

harry potter books, bertie botts beans and chocolate frog candy Harry Potter cookbook, Bertie Botts Beans and chocolate frog candy

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Grey Literature

- a research resource for things not always  evident

Have you ever come across research roadblocks, wherein your topic yields too few publications or good leads to follow? Well, beyond the article searching done in standard databases, there are hidden information resources that you might be unaware of. This information is known as Grey Literature. The International Conference on Grey Literature in 1999 defined it as follows- “That which is produced on all levels of government, academics, business and industry in print and electronic formats, but which is not controlled by commercial publishers.” Often, these items consist of non-conventional, fugitive, and sometimes ephemeral publications, including, but not necessarily limited to the following types of materials: pre-prints, preliminary progress and advanced reports, technical and statistical reports, memoranda, market research, theses and conference materials. To explore Grey Literature further, we suggest these links—

New York Academy of Medicine


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Harry Potter’s World exhibit

Harry Potter's World letterhead with owlAn exhibition developed and produced by the Exhibition Program at the National Library of Medicine.

Illustration of dragon

Konrad Gesner,Historiae Animalium, 1551 Courtesy National Library of Medicine

In 1997, British author J. K. Rowling introduced the world to Harry Potter and a literary phenomenon was born. Millions of readers have followed Harry to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where he discovers his heritage, encounters new plants and animals, and perfects his magical abilities. Although a fantasy story, the magic in the Harry Potter books is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science, including alchemy, astrology, and natural philosophy. Incorporating the work of several 15th- and 16th-century thinkers, the seven-part series examines important ethical topics such as the desire for knowledge, the effects of prejudice, and the responsibility that comes with power.

This exhibition, using materials from the National Library of Medicine, explores Harry Potter’s world, its roots in Renaissance science, and the ethical questions that affected not only the wizards of Harry Potter, but also the historical thinkers featured in the series. Explore the online exhibition along with education resources.

Six free-standing graphic panels will be on display at the Ginsburg Health Sciences Library from March 10-April 19, 2014.  

To complement this exhibit we have put together a display of additional images and materials in our glass cases, many of which come from Temple University collections. Come in to answer a few trivia questions and enter a raffle.

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Database Enhancements

New Year Updates

Several of the databases that we subscribe to have a new look for the New Year. The content hasn’t changed but the layout has. The design changes make it easier to find the content within. Here’s just a beginning list but as the year progresses we expect that there will be more as the vendors work to enhance their products.

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Winter Break Hours

The Ginsburg Library will have modified hours for the Holiday break
starting December 21st.


  • Saturday December 21: 9am-5pm
  • Sunday December 22: 10am-6pm
  • Monday December 23: CLOSED
  • Tuesday December 24: CLOSED
  • Wednesday December 25: CLOSED
  • Thursday December 26: 9am-5pm
  • Friday December 27: 9am-5pm
  • Saturday December 28: 9am-5pm
  • Sunday December 29: 10am-6pm
  • Monday December 30: 9am-5pm
  • Tuesday December 31: CLOSED


  • Wednesday January 1: CLOSED
  • Thursday January 2: 7am-12am
  • Friday January 3: 7am-10pm
  • Saturday January 4: 9am-10pm
  • Sunday January 5: 10am-10pm
  • Monday January 6: Return to regular schedule
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MDConsult Transition

MDConsult is being discontinued and will end in June 2014. In preparation for this change we have created a guide to help you locate the resources you are used to finding in MDConsult. The library has made every effort to identify books and journals that have been popular to our users. Please use this guide or search for journals using Journal Finder or Books in our online catalog.  We have also added DynaMed, a clinical reference tool, to our resources which is a good alternative to FirstConsult.

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New technology in study rooms

Ginsburg Library has added new technology to some of the study rooms. Ask about them at the circulation desk.

Interactive Projectors- Projector displays directly onto White Board where you can use the Interactive pen to draw on and highlight areas.

  • Check out the Remote and Interactive Pen when you check out the room

Mac Mini’s allow you to connect quickly to the monitor.

  • Check out the Wireless Keyboard and Mouse when you check out the room (each one is assigned to a specific room)

Learn more

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New PubMed feature

PubMed Commons

A new pilot project from NLM will allow you to comment on abstracts in PubMed.  While in the closed pilot phase there is a limited list of potential participants based on specific organizations. Check to see if you are on the list: How to Join PubMed Commons

Read more about it on the NCBI blog:  “We hope that PubMed Commons will leverage the social power of the internet to encourage constructive criticism and high quality discussions of scientific issues that will both enhance understanding and provide new avenues of collaboration within the community.”

This and other enhancements to PubMed are adding support and expanding communication among researchers.

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Thieme Clinical eBooks

Thieme logo

The library has purchased the Thieme Clinical Collections from 2010 to the present. Over 100 titles are included.

Use the library catalog to look for a title, then click the “access electronic resource” link under Link to Additional Content to get to the eBook.

Some possible titles are:

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Fall Hours and Labor Day Weekend

The Ginsburg Health Sciences Library will start transitioning to Fall hours the week of August 11th.

Week of the 11th the library will be open:

Sunday August 11: 1pm-10pm
Monday-Thursday August 12-15: 7am-12am
Friday August 16: 7am-10pm
Saturday August 17:9am-10pm

Week of August 18th the library will be open:

Sunday August 18: 10am-10pm
Monday -Thursday August 19-22: open at 7am Monday-start of 24 hours
Friday August 23: close at 10pm
Saturday August 24: 9am-10pm

Week of August 25th: Sunday-Thursday open 24 hours starting at 10am Sunday.

Labor Day Weekend:

Friday August 30: CLOSE at 6pm
Saturday August 31st: 9am-5pm
Sunday September 1: 10am-6pm
Monday September 2: CLOSED

 The 24 hour schedule will continue after Labor Day Weekend.

The hours for the current day can be found at the top right corner of the Health Sciences Libraries webpage. For a full monthly calendar click on the library name.


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Summer Hours

The library will transition to summer hours starting Wednesday June 12th.

Sunday through Friday the library will close at 10pm.
Saturday the library will open at 9am and close at 5pm.
Sunday the library will open at 1pm.

New Hours:

    • Sunday: 1pm-10pm
    • Monday-Friday: 7am-10pm
    • Saturday: 9am-5pm
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Memorial Day Weekend Hours

The Ginsburg Health Sciences Library will be open with modified hours for the Memorial Day Weekend.

    • Friday, May 24 — Close at 7:00pm
    • Saturday, May 25 — 9:00am – 5:00pm
    • Sunday, May 26 — 10:00am – 7:00pm
    • Monday, May 27 CLOSED
    • Tuesday, May 28 — 7:00am – return to 24 hours
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EBSCO Database Trials

We have a few EBSCO health sciences resources for a short period of time.

DynaMed is a clinical reference tool created by physicians. It contains more than 3,200 topics. Editors monitor over 500 medical journals on a daily basis. The content is updated daily and dates are clearly displayed.

Nursing Reference Center is  point-of care reference tool. It contains sections for Care Sheets, Legal Cases, Continuing Education, Patient Education and Health Nursing News.  Check it out while we have a trial.

Rehabilitation Reference Center is a clinical reference tool designed for use at the point-of-care. It uses the best available evidence to help support clinical decisions.

Please take a look at these and let us know what you think.

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USMLE Study Resources

Here is a list of some of the resources available at Temple Health Science Libraries to help you prepare for the United States Medical Licensing Examination –USMLE:

Online Question Banks

USML Easy- From McGraw-Hill, USML Easy provides thousands of online questions for Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3. Includes a Practice Test feature which simulates the actual USMLE experience, including timed question blocks.

Harrison’s Online Self-Assessment & Board Review- Test yourself with over 1,100 multiple-choice questions accompanied by answers, detailed explanations, and chapter references to Harrison’s Online.


Step 1

USMLE Step 1 made ridiculously simple   W 18.2 C278u 2010

  • 1 copy in Ginsburg Stacks
  • 1 copy in Podiatry Stacks

First aid for the USMLE step 1: a student guide  W 18.2 F527

  • 2 copies of 2012 on Podiatry Reserve
  • 2 copies of 2011 on Ginsburg Reserve
  • 1 copy of 2009 in Podiatry Stacks
  • 1 copy of 2000 in Ginsburg Stacks

Step 2

First aid for the USMLE step 2 CS: Case Studies    W 18.2 F5273

  • 1 copy of 2012 on Ginsburg Reserve
  • 1 copy of 2012 on Podiatry Reserve
  • 3 copies of 2010 in Ginsburg Stacks
  • 1 copy of 2010 on Podiatry Reserve

First aid for the USMLE step 2 CK: Clinical Knowledge   WB 18.2 L433fa

  • 1 copy of 2010 as E-Book
  • 1 copy of 2012 on Podiatry Reserve
  • 2 copies of 2010 in Ginsburg Stacks
  • 1 copy of 2010 on Podiatry Reserve
  • 3 copies of 2007 in Ginsburg Stacks

Brochert’s crush step 2: the ultimate USMLE step 2 review  WB 18.2 B863c 2013

  • 1 copy on Ginsburg Reserve

USMLE Step 2 Secrets   WB 18.2 O18u 2010

  • 1 copy as E-Book
  • 1 copy in Podiatry Stacks
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DynaMed Trial

new database trialDynaMed

We now have a 30 day trial to the database DynaMed 

Try it out and let us know what you think.

DynaMed is a clinical reference tool containing evidence based content.

DynaMed contains:

    • Clinically organized summaries of over 3200 topics
    • Evidence based Content
    • Daily updates

Read the About section for a more information about the review and selection process involved in determining content.

A recent review of products, which included others such as UpToDate, ACP Pier and First Consult, found that DynaMed is the most updated of all and also rated high in quality of evidence reporting and breadth of coverage. Read these articles.


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Try this iPad app

Do you have an iPad? Would you like an app that will help you find and organize journals that are of interest to you?

We have been given an opportunity to try BrowZine, an iPad app that connects to many of Temple University’s subscriptions. You can search through the available titles, then select and save them on a Bookshelf. The trial is available until April 25, 2013.

BrowZine app image


Find it in iTunes BrowZine.

  • Download it to your iPad.
  • Search for Temple University and log in with your Accessnet Username and Password.
  • Select either Subject or Title A-Z to begin to explore what is available to you.
  • It is that easy to use. If, after exploring, you decide that you don’t want the content you previously selected just go to Settings and choose Reset Library Content.

Learn more:

For now, Browzine is only available for the iPad.

Please let us know what you think by using this form. Your feedback is important.


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Psychiatry Books Online

Psychiatry Online makes a free pdf available through their Book of the Month feature.

The Temple Libraries subscribe to Each month a free pdf version of a highlighted title will be available. This month, March, the title is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Personality Disorders: A Clinical Handbook, Edited by John F. Clarkin, Ph.D., Peter Fonagy, Ph.D., F.B.A., and Glen O. Gabbard, M.D.

In addition to the Book of the Month feature this resource includes the DSM library, Psychiatry news and other highlights and features.

You can access the Book of the Month from the homepage at Psychiatry Online. Find it below the Books list. Use the link in our Resources list from on the Health Sciences Library webpage.

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NEW! Book Scanner

The Ginsburg Library has a new book scanner on the lower level of the library near the printer.

Escan book scanner

This scanner makes it easy to copy book pages.

Place the book face up on the scanner. Follow instructions that display on the screen or use the printed document that is next to the scanner to guide you.

Save the file to a flash/thumb drive or email it to yourself. It’s that easy!


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NIH Public Access Policy

News is buzzing about the new NIH Public Access Policy. There will be stricter standards starting this July.

Here are a few news items about the new policy:

Here are some specific links on the policy:

NIH put together a few YouTube videos that explain the process and the changes well:

One way to determine the method needed is to go to the NIH Policy homepage. Use the search box to type in the name of the journal that your article has been accepted to, or you hope to be accepted to. Detailed information about that journal will lead you to the correct process needed. For instance, Nature Publishing Group and New England Journal of Medicine are Method D (Publisher deposits the final peer-reviewed manuscript into NIHMS. The Author must complete all remaining steps in the NIHMS in order for the submission to be accepted.)

Some questions to consider (these are mentioned in the video and posted on the NIH Public Access Policy site):

  • Which submission method will be used?
  • What version of the paper will be made available on PMC?
  • Who will submit the paper?
  • When will it be submitted?
  • Who will approve the submission?
  • When will the paper be made public on PMC?

Read the blog article about chnages to MyNCBI to help manage compliance. If you don’t have a MyNCBI account yet you can find the link in the top right corner of PubMed or other other NCBI databases.

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On Display at Ginsburg Library

“The Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital: History and Influence.” is on display at the Ginsburg Library. This exhibit was inspired by the traveling exhibit from The National Library of Medicine, “Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons” which was previously at the library from December 17, 2012 to February 2, 2013.

The current exhibit is a collection of photos, articles and original materials that highlights The Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital and Training School, from its opening through its merger with Mercy Hospital, until its eventual closing in 1973. This was a notable institution since it was one of the first black run hospitals and training schools in the country. When the hospital originally opened in 1895, it was located on Lombard Street in central Philadelphia, then later moved to West Philadelphia.

The exhibit highlights the history of this pioneering institution, the individuals who contributed to its success, and the lasting contributions it had on medicine in Philadelphia and beyond. Original materials and images are displayed courtesy of Temple University’s Special Collections Resource Center and The Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection.

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Anatomy Resources Online

Did you know that in addition to the many anatomy books in print the library also has online resources?

Find these listed under the Multimedia heading on the Health Sciences website.

    • Primal Pictures (OvidSP)-3D images, quizzes
    • Anatomy and Physiology Online (OvidSP)-guided learning

Search the Diamond online catalog to find several online books such as:

Learn more about our print and online anatomy resources here.

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Find a Resource

     With classes now starting with this new year, why not take a few moments to discover or maybe just re-acquaint yourself with some of our databases. Try clicking on a few tabs and links that you’ve never tried and do some exploring.  It’s  impossible to display all of our resources on just the Health Sciences libraries home page and that’s why there are more tabs and links displayed.  Keep in mind that there are now multiple ways to get to a favored resource.
     Don’t think that the Quick Links on the Home page tell the whole story. So, on the Home Page, set near the very top of the page within the dark red banner area, you will notice the words Resources and Multimedia, two clickable tabs that you can check out to start your investigating. When you click the Resources tab for example, notice that there are Specialty Resources, detailed Drug Resources, as well as tools for performing Assessment and Credentialing.
     As the website is a work in progress, to better serve the needs of Temple University and the Health Sciences Campus patrons in particular, the staff at Ginsburg Library strongly encourages website feedback, from you the users. So, feel free to make comments or suggestions by clicking on the link (found at the webpage, bottom right).
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Try “Clinical Key”

Computer screen displaying 'New Database Trial: Clinical Key

ClinicalKey from Elsevier

Trial available until December 30, 2012

Access to current medical and surgical content including:

      •  First Consult
      •  Top journals
      •  Best-selling medical and surgical books
      •  Thousands of medical videos, millions of images, and much more content across 12 distinct content types.
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Follow Us on Twitter

Twitter BirdThe Health Sciences Libraries are on Twitter

We will be Tweeting facts about our exhibition “Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons”. Be sure to come by to see it in December and January along with our new display in our cases.

Other plans include:

    • Events
    • Library Updates
    • Changes to resources and space
    • New Database Trials
    • Health Sciences Topics

Tell us what you think and how we can use Twitter to keep you informed.

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“Opening Doors” Exhibit

        The Ginsburg library will be hosting the traveling exhibition,
Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons”
On display: mid-December, 2012-early February, 2013

This is an exhibition celebrating the contributions of African American academic surgeons to medicine and medical education. It tells the stories of four pioneering African American surgeons and educators who exemplify excellence in their fields and believe in continuing the journey of excellence through the education and mentoring of younger physicians and surgeons.

Through contemporary and historical images, the exhibition takes the visitor on a journey through the lives and achievements of these academic surgeons, and provides a glimpse into the stories of those that came before them and those that continue the tradition today.

Operating room-Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital,
founded in Philadelphia in 1895.
African Americans in an operating room of Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital

Courtesy National Library of Medicine

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, Baltimore. 

Read more on the NLM website: Traveling Exhibition

In honor of this exhibition we have collected Temple’s own historical images and materials that highlight the Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital and Training School from its beginnings through a merger to become the Mercy Douglass Hospital through the eventual closing. The dedication, determination and contributions of a few individuals in this Philadelphia history are noted. These items will continue to be on display in the lobby of the Ginsburg Health Sciences Library after the exhibition leaves.

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PubMed YEP

PubMed is currently in the stage where it will not be receiving indexed Medline citations. This happens every year during “Year End Processing.” Read an earlier post “Medline Updates” for more information.

Have more questions about MEDLINE or PubMed? Contact a Health Sciences librarian.

Call 215-707-4033 or use HSC Reference e-mail

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Sustainability Week

For all of our environmentally conscious Health Science campus students and staff, now’s a great time to acquaint yourself with many of the events associated with Temple University’s Annual Sustainability Week. There’s plenty of activities one can do, either from at home or at your workplace. And if you’re really thinking green these days, why not sign the Energy Conservation Pledge, which is linked along with alot of other good information and resources at the Office of Sustainability’s website

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Secure Your Laptop

The Ginsburg Library recently completed installation of laptop lock anchors in 180 student study carrels.  See the pictures below. It’s quick and easy. These anchors are available for you to use now with your own cable. The library will have cables for you to borrow soon.

If you need assistance, ask one of our IT specialists who will be happy to help.

Laptop computer in a cubicle with cable and lock.


The anchor is attached to the cubicle. Use a cable lock to attach your laptop to the anchor.

Laptop computer in a cubicle with cable hooked through an D-ring fastened to the desktop.




Loop the cable lock through the D-ring.


Cable attached to laptop on one end and D-ring on the other.




You will find a small slot either on the back or side of your laptop to insert the lock.


That’s it. You’re done.



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PubMed Questions?

Have questions about PubMed? Wonder if you are using all the features available?

Want some help? Schedule a session with one of the reference librarians. We also offer training sessions in our computer lab.

Schedules are posted on the website and the monitor behind the circulation desk.

Contact Lauri, or 215-707-7411 with questions.

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Every year the National Library of Medicine updates Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and Substance Names on existing MEDLINE citations.

For a short period of time, starting in November, citations in PubMed will not be fully indexed. This means that searches conducted using the MeSH database could potentially miss more  citations than usual during that time. There will be an increase in the number of citations with the indicators of [PubMed in process] or [PubMed-as supplied by publisher].  Once the update is complete (approximately mid-December) indexed citations will be added to PubMed again.

To learn more go to:

Learn more about new descriptors and other changes:   Introduction to MeSH-2013.

Have more questions about MEDLINE or PubMed? Contact a Health Sciences librarian.

Call 215-707-4033 or use HSC Reference e-mail

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Website Redesign!

The Health Sciences Libraries have a new website,

Some of the new features include:

  • “Quick Search” boxes for PubMed, Journals, Databases and Books.
  • A Quick Links sidebar on the left highlighting some of the most commonly used resources and services.
  • Links to our Health Sciences guides-where you can find information specific to a designated topic.
  • Our blog feed on the right-find posts on new resources, events and library news.
  • Our list of noted health sciences resources can now be found under the headings Resources or Multimedia, at the top of the page.
  • Learn more about the libraries in Services and About headings, also at the top of the page.

Please share your comments and suggestions by clicking the link in the blue box on the bottom right corner or using our suggestion box near the circulation desk. We would like to hear from you.


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New Ebooks-Colloquium Series

The library has purchased several new ebooks including a new series:

Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences.

This is an online collection  that contains:

  • Integrated Systems Physiology Series
  • The Developing Brain Series
  • Cell Biology of Medicine Series
  • Neuropeptides Series
  • Developmental Biology Series
  • Cell Biology of Medicine Series

A few examples of titles are:

  • The Immune System and the Developing Brain
  • Angiogenesis
  • Understanding Breast Cancer: Cell Biology and Therapy — A Visual Approach
  • How the heart develops a visual approach

Browse for more titles in the online catalog: Diamond Catalog-Colloquium Titles


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NEW Anatomy & Physiology resource.

In addition to Primal Pictures Anatomy we recently added Anatomy & Physiology Online. The content in this resource mimics a two semester anatomy course.

Here’s just a few of the highlights:

  • A guided-learning anatomy and physiology resource.
  • Based on Human Anatomy and Physiology Scociety (HAPS) learning objectives
  • 19 Body System Modules
  • Quizzes
  • 250 plus topics and case studies covering pathophysiology
  • Multimedia content
You can get to it by clicking on OVID resources also found under Quick Links, click on the Primal Pictures tab at the top of the page to choose Anatomy and Physiology Online. 

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NEW Resource! Cochrane Library

We now have unlimited access to the Cochrane Library. The link can be found on the Ginsburg Library homepage

The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.

These are:

  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials
  • Cochrane Methodology Register
  • Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects
  • Health Technology Assessment Database
  • NHS Economic Evaluation Database

Information about the Cochrane Collaboration is also included. The library previously offered these through OVID on a limited concurrent user basis. These can still be found in the OVID collection.

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Have a suggestion?

We have a new suggestion box where you can write out your  suggestions.

It is located at the reference desk. You can also submit your suggestions with our online form. You can find this form under the services tab on the Ginsburg library homepage or by following this link:

Thank you for your interest in helping improve the Ginsburg Health Sciences Library.

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RefWorks 2.0: What’s new?

RefWorks 2.0 is now the default display for this resource; the “classic” version is no longer available.  The change in interface will not affect your current references or Write-N-Cite tool.

Some of the new features of RefWorks 2.0 include:

  • the ability to create subfolders in pre-existing folders
  • a “drag and drop” function for moving references between folders
  • a Quick Access bar on the right hand side of the page for quick access to commonly used features

Have questions about the new interface?  Stop by the reference desk or contant one of our reference librarians for assistance.                                                              

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Recycling Notice

Temple University is currently engaged in the annual Recyclemania
Campaign, sponsored by the Office of Sustainability.  To all our ‘green-thinking’ Health Science
campus personnel who want to contribute to our efforts, there is a link below
that you should check out– 

In addition, for those willing to make an ongoing personal
commitment to living an environmentally sensitive lifestyle, there is the
Sustainability Pledge Form directly below– 

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Do you know about the Henry Stewart talks?

“Henry Stewart Talks is committed to providing research scientists with access to world class seminars by leading thinkers and authorities from around the globe, in one online resource – wherever, whenever and as often as they like.”

The Ginsburg Library provides access to The Biomedical and Life Sciences

  • New topics are added monthly.
  • Two recent topics added to the Series are “Protein
    Homeostasis” and “Advances in Asthma”.
  • There are over 1400 talks available to Temple.  Please be sure to take a look at the full collection.
  • You can find the link on the Multimedia page from the HSL website.

Please note that for the best possible viewing experience there are specific recommendations found on the website.

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Article TIP: Requesting articles not owned by Temple

After you have found the article through one of the databases
and clicked on the

Find full text icon

  • If you see the words, “Sorry, no holdings were found for
    this journal.”
    Then you will need to request the articles through
    interlibrary loan.
  • Look below this statement to “Additional Options for Finding this
    1. Click on ILLiad for
      Ginsburg Health Sciences Library
      If you have never used ILLiad then you will need to click on “First
      Time Users” below the login boxes.
    2. Log in using your
      Accessnet name and password, the same one you use to login to TUportal. (Note:
      If you are a hospital employee you may need to request an accessnet account)
    3. Once you log in check to
      make sure the information is correct, fill in any needed information and
      click on Submit Request at the bottom of the page.
  • It takes about 3-5 business days to receive this item. You will receive an e-mail notification.


If you started by checking Journal
Finder or the Diamond Catalog:

Your search brings you to a page indicating “0 records retrieved for the search”

  • Follow steps 1-3 above
Direct link: ILLiad for Ginsburg Health Sciences Library patrons, please be sure to confirm that the library doesn’t own an item before requesting interlibrary loan.

Contact the library reference desk with questions: 215-707-4033
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Receive Clinical Alerts and Advisories

The National Library of Medicine offers clinical alert

Clinical alerts are
provided to expedite the release of findings from the NIH-funded clinical
trials where such release could significantly affect morbidity and mortality.” 

You can subscribe to receive these alerts through an RSS feed.

Here’s how:

Copy and paste this URL into your RSS Reader of choice:

If you were previously
subscribing to these please UPDATE your URL to the one provided here.

There were 2 alerts and 1
advisory in 2011. You can see these and other past announcements by clicking here:

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Register Today! Winter/Spring 2012 Library Workshops

The Ginsburg Library is pleased to offer a series of workshops for students, faculty, and staff. Taught by the Library’s expert staff, these short, hands-on classes cover everything from effectively searching research databases to organizing and managing your references.


Register here at our website.


Introduction to PubMed                          


The National Library of Medicine’s premier bibliographic database is freely accessible on the web and has over 21 million citations in the biomedical and life science fields. Learn how to search the literature, manage results, and receive updates in your area of research.

January 24, 12pm-1pm

March 7, 12-1pm   (WEBINAR)



CINAHL- Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature    


Learn how to build basic literature searches in the fields of nursing and allied health. This workshop will also cover how to locate evidence-based practice information, how to manage search results, and how to create alerts.

January 18, 11am-12 noon

March 15, 1-2pm  (WEBINAR)



RefWorks Basics                         


Web-based citation management software, free to all Temple faculty and students. Learn how to store and integrate research citations into papers.

January 26, 11am-12 noon

February 28, 10-11am



Finding the Evidence                   


A review of the principles of evidence based practice, as well as: tips on creating well-built, answerable clinical questions, an overview of the appropriate library resources to use for finding various levels of evidence, and criteria for critically appraising studies.

February 1, 12-1:30pm


Best Resources for OT & PT           


An overview of the best databases to find information for these disciplines, as well as a review of literature searching techniques and free visual anatomy software.

February 9, 11am-12 noon



Beyond CINAHL: Resources for Nursing         


Learn how to use point-of-care tools to screen patients for diabetes, control hypertension, identify drug/herbal/supplement interactions, and more. Tools to be covered include First Consult, Natural Standard, and Lexi-Comp.

February 14, 11am-12 noon 


Point-of-Care Tools for Medicine

A short introduction to electronic point of care tools available via the library.  Resources to be highlighted include: First Consult, drug monographs, and PubMed’s Clinical Queries.

February 22, 12-1pm


Using OVID Medline Effectively                            

Learn how to navigate OVID’s interface for optimal literature searching, as well as how to save and email your search results.

March 21, 1-2pm


Updates & Alerts: Tools for tracking published articles  

Create customized email alerts to be notified when articles are published about research topics of interest to you. The workshop will cover alert services provided by: PubMed’s My NCBI, OVID’s electronic Table of Contents feature, and journal-specific tools.

April 18, 12-1pm


Register here at our website.



Workshops are also offered on an on-demand basis.  Contact us for more information about scheduling a workshop for your class or department. 



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Temple University joins Biomed Central

Temple University is now a shared support member of Biomed Central, an open access publisher.  One of the features of this membership is that the Libraries will pay half of the article publishing costs for Temple authors whose works are accepted by BMC journals.  

What is “open access” publishing? The open access model is designed to move important research content from behind closed pay walls and into the public domain so that it is widely accessible.  This is accomplished by directly underwriting the costs of peer review and production in advance. Biomed Central’s support comes from article publishing charges; charges which can be paid for by authors, institutions or by certain funding bodies.  

The benefits provided by Biomed Central include the following:

  1. Articles are accessible via the Internet without subscription or pay-per-view charges
  2. Articles are immediately deposited and permanently archived in PubMed Central
  3. Authors retain copyright of their article, which can be redistributed and reused under a Creative Commons license as long as it is correctly attributed

Biomed Central publishes over 200 journals across the spectrum of biology and medicine. All research articles in BMC journals are peer reviewed and many titles are tracked by Thomas Reuters and have Impact Factors. 

The Libraries are pleased to support an alternative to the traditional publishing model and to help researchers interested in investigating new ways of making their research more widely available to the scientific community.

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