Monday, July 20, 2009

New Database Available

Introducing MicroMedex!*
Now available on the library
databases page.

With so many possible scenarios – it's next to impossible to predict what kind of clinical information will be needed at any moment of any day.

That's why the Micromedex® Healthcare Series is unsurpassed in terms of scope and reliability. Clinicians can quickly pinpoint their answers.

This actionable information spans drugs, diseases, acute care, toxicology, alternative medicines, as well as a comprehensive tool to educate patients. Having all of this in a clutter-free, easy-to-navigate interface saves clinicians time and promotes best practices.


  • Easy to navigate
  • Powerful search options
  • Streamlined search results
  • Comparative drug summaries in a side-by-side format
  • Multi-level therapeutic class tree
  • Drug interaction capabilities
  • Drug images for easier identification
  • Page-specific help
  • Available via Internet or intranet

Intended Users:

Clinicians who need instant answers


Healthcare Series encompasses the following solutions…

Unsurpassed drug resources

Critical emergency, acute care, and disease data:

Scientifically sound alternative medicine information:

*If you are interested in further instruction on how to use library resources or find the information you need, the librarians offer training both one-on-one and in the classroom format. To request information literacy instruction, please call 768-1730 or email for an appointment.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Exhibit Opens at Our Lady of the Lake College Library!

When: August 4th – September 26th
Where: OLOL College, Library Commons, 5339 Didesse Dr., Upstairs

Join us for opening day refreshments at 2:00 pm on August 4th!

African Americans have always practiced medicine, whether as physicians, healers, midwives, or “root doctors.” The journey of the African American physician from pre-Civil War to modern day America has been a challenging one. Early black pioneer physicians not only became skilled practitioners, they became trailblazers and educators paving the way for future physicians, surgeons, and nurses, and opening doors to better health care for the African American community.

We celebrate the achievements of these pioneers in medicine by highlighting four contemporary pioneer 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 young African Americans pursuing medical careers.

Opening Doors is a collaborative effort between the National Library of Medicine, the largest medical library in the world and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture in Baltimore, the largest African American museum on the east coast of the United States. The exhibition is a celebration of the contributions of African American academic surgeons to medicine and medical education.