Miner Library Presents — Made in Rochester: Eat, Drink, & Buy Local — Join us on Wednesday, October 29 at Noon

October 27, 2014

Curious about new places to go in Rochester? Pop over to Miner Library for this month’s High Noon on local shops, restaurants, and places to go.

We’ve all eaten at chain restaurants and shopped at national stores.  Come hear Miner librarians Lorraine Porcello and Dan Trout share their experiences with eating and shopping locally in Rochester and Upstate New York. Come share your favorite local business during this interactive presentation so everyone can learn about local Rochester businesses just in time for the busy holiday season begins.

Join us at noon on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in the History of Medicine Room at Miner Library. Feel free to invite your colleagues and bring your lunch!

For more information, contact Dan Trout at 276-3475.

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January 29 is High Noon at Miner Library: Medicine in Movies & Television

January 23, 2014


Dr. Kildare. MASH. Scrubs. Grey’s Anatomy. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Call the Midwife.

These are just a few of the hit movies and TV shows that have captured the funny, dramatic, and mysterious sides of medicine.

Please join us at Miner Library on Wednesday, January 29 at HIGH NOON when librarians Linda Hasman and Valorie Hallinan will take you on a whirlwind tour of medical drama on the screen and how it has changed to reflect the times.

Sit back, relax (bring your lunch or popcorn if you’d like) and enjoy scenes from classic and ground-breaking drama, and some of the latest and greatest shows still in production. We’ll solve a few medical mysteries and watch a medical “blooper” or two, when the writers and directors obviously forgot to consult the experts.

Everyone is welcome to this free event. For more information, contact Linda Hasman at 275-3399 or Valorie Hallinan at 275-6873.

HIGH NOON on 5/30: MOOCs, the world’s best courses for free

May 28, 2013

Are you interested in Massive Open Online Courses, known as MOOCs?

At Noon on Thursday, May 30 Miner Librarians Linda Hasman and Valorie Hallinan will be talking about MOOCs in the History of Medicine Room of Miner Library.

I plan to attend, and I hope to see you there!


MOCCs Wordle

Improvisation. How to Build a Blog. Computational Neuroscience. The History of Rock. Cryptography.

All of these are MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses. The MOOC revolution is making the best teachers and classes available at no cost to anyone with an internet connection.

Please join us at Miner on Thursday, May 30 at HIGH NOON when librarians Linda Hasman and Valorie Hallinan will explore MOOCs.

We’ll look at the “big three” MOOCs, how to enroll in a MOOC, whether you can MOOC your way through college, and some of the controversy surrounding MOOCs. Plus, we’ll feature sneak previews of some of the more tantalizing MOOCs.

Everyone is welcome to this free event. Bring your lunch if you’d like. Please note that this month’s HIGH NOON is on Thursday.

For more information, contact Linda Hasman at 275-3399 or Valorie Hallinan at 275-6873.

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Look at these Electronic Books for Dentistry

December 1, 2010

Did you know the University of Rochester libraries subscribe to a variety of electronic books in medicine, dentistry, and other health related areas?

You can access these books on site, or off site with your URMC email account. Each interface provides options for printing, saving or emailing contents of the book.

The full list of dental titles is available here.

Check out VisualDx, a Diagnostic App for your iPhone

December 1, 2010

VisualDx is a visual tool that allows clinicians to enter a patient’s symptoms and compare visual findings to a large database of medical and dental images. The database includes images from oral mucosal lesions.

Now URMC users can download the VisualDx Mobile App for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. The app is free.

To get the app:

  1. Go to http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/hslt/miner/
  2. In the upper left side of the page, select the link for VisualDx
  3. If you are off site you will be prompted for your URMC log on
  4. In the center of the page that opens, select the link for “Get VisualDx for your iPhone and iPad”
  5. Complete the form to request user name & password and then follow instructions for downloading app.

5 things you should do RIGHT NOW with your iPhone or iTouch

November 3, 2010

5 things you should do right now with your iPhone or iTouch!

1. Get the mobile version of the Medical Center Libraries website – In Safari, search for Miner Library – our mobile page will load. To save to your home screen, locate the + sign on the bottom of the screen and select “Add to Home Screen”.

2.Get Blackboard – access your Blackboard courses right from your device.  Download the free Blackboard app from the app store.  Enter “University of Rochester” in the search box.  Select from the list and follow the on screen instructions.  Read more about the Blackboard app here.

3. Get UptoDate – evidence based information on medical and dental topics, available through the UR_MCwireless network or the UR_MCguest network.  Go to http://mobile.uptodate.com, locate the + sign on the bottom of the screen and select “Add to Home Screen”.

4. Bookmark the American Dental Association’s Center for Evidence Based Dentistry site – systematic reviews, clinical recommendations and more.  Go to http://ebd.ada.org/, locate the + sign on the bottom of the screen and select “Add to Home Screen”.

5. Join the medical center libraries mobile users wiki – share and discover more information on using mobile devices.

October is National Medical Libraries Month

October 1, 2010

The Medical Library Association designates October as National Medical Librarians Month.

Aside from the occasional dish of candy, we don’t have much to give away; however, here is a sampling of the services and resources Bibby library can provide for you:

  1. Access to scholarly journal articles in dentistry, available in print and electronic formats
  2. Access to medical, pharmaceutical and bibliographic databases
  3. Access to a rich collection of books in dentistry, available in print and electronic format
  4. Instruction in using the latest technologies to retrieve, organize and synthesize information. This includes, but is not limited to Facebook, blogs, Twitter, iPhones, social bookmarking and more.
  5. Instruction in database search and retrieval, evidence based dentistry and library skills
  6. Access to, and instruction in using software to organize your references for storage and/or publication
  7. Comprehensive searches of the dental literature
  8. Suggestions and tools for keeping up-to-date
  9. Assistance in using Blackboard for course materials
  10. A look at the history of dentistry in Rochester
  11. A list of “librarian selected” internet resources in dentistry
  12. A place to study or collaborate with colleagues
  13. Computers, wireless access and a scanner

Is there anything else can we do for you?

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