Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Ovid ebooks now support PDF download

Ovid ebooks now support downloading of chapters in PDF format.
You can use the Book Reader to open the book, select the chapter and then export it to PDF.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Visible Body Mobile Apps Extend Validity Period to 90 Days Now

The Visible Body mobile apps have extended their validity period to 90 days. You now need to validate their access only every 90 days instead of every 30 days. 

To continue using the app after the validity period, open the app with your mobile device connected with CUHK Wi-Fi network or through VPN at least once every 90 days. 

For details of installation procedures, please visit the Visible Body Library Guide.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Medicine and the Future of Health

The BMC Medicine and Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice have jointly published a new cross-journal article collection on the future of health. 

The Medicine and the Future of Health covers recent advances in drug development, medicines use, policy and access, that has both broad interest and high clinical and public health relevance due to their impact on the future of health.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Temporary closing of the Li Ping Medical Library (Dec 18)

The Li Ping Medical Library will be temporarily closed at the time below for carpet cleaning.

Date: 18 December, 2016 (Sunday)
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Library will re-open after 5:00 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Monday, November 14, 2016

BMJ Open Ophthalmology

BMJ Open Ophthalmology is a new Open Access journal published by BMJ. The journal publishes high-quality peer-reviewed articles on basic, translational and clinical science covering all aspects of ophthalmology and vision science. 

The first issue is now published and new articles will be published online continuously.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Open Access Journal: 3D Printing in Medicine

3D Printing in Medicine is a new open access journal which publishes 3D printing innovation that impact medicine. In addition to publishing techniques and trails that will advance medicine with 3D printing, the journal covers "how to" papers to provide a forum for translating applied imaging science. 

All articles published by 3D Printing in Medicine are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Open Access eBooks on JSTOR platform

New ebooks from four outstanding publishers: University of California Press, University of Michigan Press, UCL Press, and Cornell University Press are now available for open access on the JSTOR platform

The first open access health sciences ebook of this initiative series is the Textbook of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryIt is freely available for anyone to use, download and printing.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016

Source: Nobel Prize

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Yoshinori Ohsumi for his contribution in discovery of mechanisms for autophagy.

This year's Nobel Laureate discovered and elucidated mechanisms underlying autophagy, a fundamental process for degrading and recycling cellular components.  

Key publications: 

Takeshige K, Baba M, Tsuboi S, Noda T, Ohsumi Y. (1992). Autophagy in yeast demonstrated with proteinase-deficient mutants and conditions for its induction. Journal of Cell Biology. 1992;119: 301-311.

Tsukada M, Ohsumi Y. Isolation and characterization of autophagy-defective mutants of Saccharomyces cervisiae. FEBS Letters. 1993;333:169-174. DOI: 10.1016/0014-5793(93)80398-E

Mizushima N, Noda T, Yoshimori T, Tanaka Y, Ishii T, George MD, et al. (1998). A protein conjugation system essential for autophagy. Nature. 1998;395:395-398. DOI: 10.1038/26506

Ichimura Y, Kirisako T, Takao T, Satomi Y, Shimonishi Y, Ishihara N, et al. A ubiquitin-like system mediates protein lipidation. Nature, 2000;408:488-492. DOI: 10.1038/35044114

Thursday, September 29, 2016

New Library Resource: MedCalc3000

MedCalc 3000 is a computerized medical reference and tool set encompassing a wide array of pertinent medical formulae, clinical criteria sets and decision tree analysis tools used everyday by clinicians, medical educators, nurses and health care students.

To practice, teach and learn medicine based on solid, literature based data, practitioners are easily overwhelmed by the breadth of information that they must master. MedCalc 3000 helps simplify this task by assembling easy to use, interactive tools used to learn Evidence Based Medicine.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

2016 Citation Laureates in Chemistry

Thomson Reuters has released its list of 2016 “Citation Laureates” on 21 September.

Professor Lo Yuk Ming Dennis of the Department of Chemical Pathology is selected as one of this year’s Citation Laureates in Chemistry for his innovative research in “detecting cell-free fetal DNA in maternal plasma, a revolution in noninvasive prenatal testing.” Congratulation!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Power of Words

Do you notice the glass wall poems inside the Library? Did you slow down to read them? How did they make you feel?

The Power of Words now shares handwriting poems on the glass wall of the leisure reading room inside the Medical Library. The poems create a literately enriched environment for relaxing and enjoyment of art and literature.

The Power of Words is jointly organised by The Independent Learning Centre, Hong Kong Literature Research Centre, Office of the Arts Administrator and Tolopoem.

Friday, June 24, 2016

DVD-ROM on Loan

Want to show a DVD during your group discussion?

Now a DVD-ROM is available for in-house use at the Medical Library. It is compatible with the notebook PC inside the Group Discussion Room. Please borrow it at the Circulation Counter.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

BMJ Open Ophthalmology

A new open access journal BMJ Open Ophthalmology will launch in September 2016. The journal aims to publish high-quality articles on basic, translational and clinical science covering all aspects of ophthalmology and vision science. 

BMJ Open Ophthalmology will foster a close interaction between basic, translational and clinical sciences by addressing the needs of both clinicians and scientists through high-quality, peer-reviewed content across the breadth of ophthalmology and vision science. 

The journal is offering an introductory full waiver of the Article Publishing Charge (APC) for articles submitted between 1st June and 31st August 2016. Find out more here.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Merck Manuals

Being one of the world’s most widely used medical information resources, the Merck Manuals are now available for free in digital form to professionals and patients. First published in 1899 as a small reference book for physicians and pharmacists,  the Manual grew in size and scope to become one of the most widely used comprehensive medical resources for professionals and consumers. 

As the Manual evolved, it continually expanded the reach and depth of its offerings to reflect the mission of providing the best medical information of the day to a wide cross-section of users, including medical professionals, students and consumers.

The Manuals are available in two versions: Professional Version & ConsumerVersion.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Microbiome and Man Article Collection

BMC Medicine has launched a new article collection on "The Microbiome and Man

This article collection explores the most recent and exciting findings on how the microbiome shapes our body responses and affects treatment. The collection includes invited reviews and commentaries featuring topics such as the gut brain axis, the role of microbiome in treatment outcomes, immune response and microbiome diversity and the effect of antibiotics in children.  

The article collection is now open for submissions of research articles reporting highly significant findings in all areas of microbiome research.