Tuesday, December 23, 2014

More Study Carrels Now

To make Library learning space more friendly and supportive to users’ needs, 16 study carrels have been added inside the Medical Library. Installed with lighting and power point, the study carrels provide a quiet atmosphere for private study and self-learning.

Now there are over 200 study carrels in the Medical Library. We will keep working to improve the Library facilities for users.

Monday, December 8, 2014

New Enhancements of Micromedex

Micromedex has released a new interface on 4 Dec which has made some significant enhancements in providing improved efficiency, streamlined searching, and faster access to critical drug information.

Highlighted features include:
  • Direct access to drug, disease and toxicology content from a single interface
  • Fewer steps and faster access to routine and frequently used features
  • Intuitively designed and refreshed home page
  • One-click access to free mobile apps 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Library Website Revamp Needs You

The Chinese University of Hong Kong library is working on a new website design. We would like to know your preference of the design.

Please join this voting to let us know what you like most (Deadline: 12 Dec 2014).

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

2014 Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology

A young CUHK scientist Dr Ho KO, for his essay "Functional organization of synaptic connections in the neocortex” was awarded runner-up of the 2014 Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology.
His research has explored the connectivity-function relationship of cortical neuronal networks and their visual response properties. The essay was published in the 31 October issue of Science.
Congratulations to Dr KO!

Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology was established in 2002. The Prize is intended to encourage and support the work of promising young neurobiologists who are not older than 35 years. It is awarded annually to one young scientist for the most for the most outstanding neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology conducted during the past three years.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

2014 Micromedex User Group Meeting at Hong Kong

The Li Ping Medical Library of CUHK is pleased to organize the Micromedex User Group Meeting in conjunction with the Libraries of the University of Hong Kong and Hospital Authority. You are cordially invited to join this event.

In this user group meeting, pharmacists from Taiwan will share their experience of pharmaceutical management system and using Micromedex resources for clinical practice. It offers a good opportunity for pharmacists and pharmacologists of local universities and hospitals, and representatives from Micromedex staff to get together, communicate and share ideas on the clinical use of pharmaceutical resources.

Topic: Embracing New Technology and Trusted Evidence to Enhance and Accelerate Medication Safety

Date: November 21, 2014 (Fri)

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Venue: Room 233, The CUHK Graduate Law Centre, 2/F, Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong Kong

Language: English

Details and Registration: Complete the Online Registration at the meeting website

All interested are welcome.

Enquiry: 2632-2459 or mel@lib.cuhk.edu.hk

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

How to Publish in Academic Journals - Talks in October to November 2014

The Library is pleased to arrange three talks on "How to Publish in Academic Journals" for researchers and postgraduate students in October and November 2014. Taylor & Francis, BioMed Central and The Chinese University Press will offer the following talks:

Publishing in Academic Journals: Tips to help you succeed
October 22, 2014 (Wed) 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Taylor & Francis, one of the world's leading publishers of scholarly journals in Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Science and Technology will offer advice on structuring of manuscript, choosing the right journal to send it to and guidance and development for authors.

Topics covered:
  • How you can present your manuscript in the best possible light?
  • Which is the correct journal for your manuscript?
  • What are the common reasons why a manuscript is rejected?
  • How you can avoid some of the common pitfalls?
  • How to optimize citations to your article?
  • Open access publishing
  • Guidance and development for authors
Speaker: Ms. Lyndsey Dixon, Journals Publisher, Taylor & Francis

Publishing in Biology and Medicine Open Access Journals

November 6, 2014 (Thu) 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
BioMed Central is a leading open access publisher with a portfolio of over 260 peer-reviewed journals spanning all areas of biology, biomedicine and medicine. This presentation will offer advice on how to prepare a manuscript for submission, how to choose an appropriate journal, what is open access publishing and what BioMed Central has to offer.
Topics covered:
  • What editors and reviewers look for in a manuscript
  • Choosing a biomedicine journal
  • Things to consider before submission
  • Publication ethics
  • Open access publishing
  • BioMed Central
Speaker: Dr. Maria Kowalczuk, Deputy Biology Editor, BioMed Central

Publishing with The Chinese University Press: Academic Journals and Books

November 18, 2014 (Tue) 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Chinese University Press (CUP) is a world-renowned publisher devoted to China and Hong Kong studies, located right on CUHK campus. As a bilingual scholarly publisher, CUP publishes books of a diverse array of academic disciplines, with a particular focus on Humanities and Social Sciences. It also publishes a number of academic journals, including The China Review, an SSCI English journal. This talk is arranged to share with faculty members and postgraduate students insiders' tips about how to get journal articles and book manuscripts published.

Topics covered:
  • Preparation before submitting your research paper
  • How to find the most suitable publisher/journal?
  • How to make a submission stand out?
  • Insiders' view on the peer-review process
  • How to respond to a "Revise and Resubmit"?
  • What happens after a manuscript has been accepted?
  • Understanding the copyright policies of your publications
Dr. Ying Lin, Managing Editor of CUP and Executive Editor of The China Review
Dr. Minlei Ye, Acquisition Editor of CUP and Assistant Editor of The China Review

User Education Room 1, G/F University Library

Friday, October 10, 2014

Library Workshops on Clinical Medicine Research (October 2014)

The Li Ping Medical Library has arranged with vendors to provide training sessions on the following clinical medicine research databases in October 2014.

Program 1: Database Searching for Evidence-Based Medicine

This workshop will focus on the techniques for locating materials of evidence-based medicine and practice using the databases Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE and EBM Reviews. You will learn how to effectively use evidence-based medicine filters to find evaluated research evidence.

Date: Oct 27, 2014 (Monday)

Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Speaker: Mr. Allan Finn, Senior Training Manager, Wolters Kluwer Health & Medical Research

Language: English

Venue: Computer Lab, Li Ping Medical Library, 2/F, Lui Che Woo Clinical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital

2: MEDLINE: Basic to Advanced Techniques

MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's premier database of citations from over 5,600 biomedical journals. In this workshop, you will learn the essential skills for effectively searching Ovid MEDLINE, including developing a search strategy, using Medical Subject Headings, applying limiters to effectively enhance your search.

Date: Oct 28, 2014 (Tuesday)

Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Speaker: Mr. Allan Finn, Senior Training Manager, Wolters Kluwer Health & Medical Research

Language: English

Venue: Multi-Purpose Room 1, 1/F University Library

Registration: Complete the Online Registration Form
Enquiries: 2632-2459 or mel@lib.cuhk.edu.hk

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Neuroscientists won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Medicine

The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded to John O’Keefe, and the married couple May-Britt Moser, and Edvard I. Moser on 6 October 2014, for their discovery of an “inner GPS” in the brain that enables our navigation of ways through a complex environment, demonstrating a cellular basis for higher cognitive function.

Read the key publications:
O'Keefe J, Dostrovsky J. The hippocampus as a spatial map. Preliminary evidence from unit activity in the freely-moving rat. Brain Research. 1971;34(1):171-175. doi:10.1016/0006-8993(71)90358-1
O´Keefe J. Place units in the hippocampus of the freely moving rat. Experimental Neurology. 1976;51(1):78-109. doi:10.1016/0014-4886(76)90055-8
Hafting T, Fyhn M, Molden S, Moser MB, Moser EI. Microstructure of spatial map in the entorhinal cortex. Nature. 2005;436(7052):801-806. doi:10.1038/nature03721
Sargolini F, Fyhn M, Hafting T, McNaughton BL, Witter MP, Moser MB, Moser EI. Conjunctive representation of position, direction, and velocity in the entorhinal cortex. Science. 2006;312(5774):758-762. doi:10.1126/science.1125572

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Library Workshop: UpToDate

Date: 7 October 2014 (Tuesday)

Time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Venue: Computer Lab, Li Ping Medical Library, Prince of Wales Hospital

Speaker: Miss. Jenny Lewis Manager, International Client Training, UpToDate

UpToDate is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support database that can provide concise answers to patient care questions in health care professionals’ daily practice.

It covers more than 8,500 topics in 18 medical specialties and includes links to images, graphics, drug information and other related topics. All contents are evidence-based and are subjected to rigorous peer review by recognized faculty of experts who address specific clinical issue and provide detailed recommendations.

All interested are welcome!

For registration, please email to mel@lib.cuhk.edu.hk and leave your name and staff/student ID.


Friday, September 26, 2014

What Makes Us Get Sick? Look Upstream.


Rishi Manchanda has worked as a doctor in South Central Los Angeles for a decade, where he’s come to realize: His job isn’t just about treating a patient’s symptoms, but about getting to the root cause of what is making them ill—the “upstream" factors like a poor diet, a stressful job, a lack of fresh air.

In a TED talk, Manchanda tells that the doctors, nurses and other healthcare practitioners can take the role of upstreamists in the healthcare system. He empowers clinicians to think about—and treat—the social and environmental conditions that often underly sickness, and connect people to the resources they need outside the four walls of the clinic.

Source: TED

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology Paper Series on Diabetes in China

Professor Juliana Chan and Ronald Ma of CUHK have newly published a three-part Series ‘Diabetes in China’ in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, together with endocrinologists from China. This series examines the unique aspects of the diabetes epidemic in China and outlines potential public health strategies—such as targeted screening, improved prevention and access to care, and community support—that could help to manage diabetes in China as the health system continues to evolve.

The Online First Articles are available now:

Juliana CN Chan, Yuying Zhang, Guang Ning
Ronald CW Ma, Xu Lin, Weiping Jia
Wenying Yang, Jianping Weng

Monday, September 1, 2014

Faculty Dean Writes Health-Oriented Newspaper Column

The Faculty Dean Prof. Francis Chan has started a column in Ming Pao today, sharing his ideas and opinions on teaching, practice and research of medicine. His first article is on the ‘reasons to be doctors’.

The column (in Chinese) is published every Monday. You can read the current article at the Ming Pao homepage or WiseNews for archives.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Browzine: New App for Reading Journals on Your Mobile Device

BrowZine includes thousands of scholarly journals, both from open access journals like BioMed Central and PLoS and databases subscribed by CUHK Library. It works by uniting and arranging the articles on a common newsstand.

With this App, you can read your favorite biomedical journals like the Lancet, BMJ, JAMA, etc. all in a format optimized for your mobile device. iPhone/iPad, Android and Kindle Fire HD tablets are all supported.

Get your BrowZine now!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Li Ping Medical Library is now blogging!

Welcome to Li Ping Medical Library's blog! This blog will feature the lastest information of the Medical Library. It will also keep you updated with useful links or news for your studies in CUHK.
You are most welcome to share your ideas with us. Happy blogging!