January 26, 2011

New Redesign of Bio-Med Web Site

The staff of the Health Sciences Libraries has been engaged in a redesign of the Bio-Medical Library web site. The beta version of the new site is now available at:

The current site for the Bio-Medical Library will remain live until March 16, 2011, when the new site replaces it.

Our new site retains many of the features that users have come to rely on such as quick links to commonly-used resources such as Ovid Medline and Micromedex, but a simpler, more cohesive design makes accessing library resources and services easier than ever before.

We invite you to visit the new site and send us your feedback at:

January 15, 2010

Bio-Medical Library hosts Global Health Exhibit

The Bio-Medical Library will be hosting the National Library of Medicine exhibit, 'Against The Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health' from January 19 - February 26, 2010. This traveling exhibit highlights the role of communities in improving health at home and around the world. It features stories of community health, food for life, action on AIDS, the legacy of war, disease prevention, and global collaboration.

The Bio-Medical Library has created a companion web site for the exhbit which features stories and photos of how University of Minnesota students and faculty are making a difference in global health. Please visit the site at:

Opening reception and Study Abroad Information Fair - Thursday January 21, 2010 10:00 - 12:00 pm, Bio-Medical Library, 2nd Floor, Diehl Hall. Directions to the library can be found here.

The exhibit will move to St. Paul Campus and will be displayed at Magrath Library from February 22 - February 26, 2010

For more information, please contact Lisa McGuire at (612)-626-3643 or

January 23, 2007

Bio-Medical Library Classes Now Available Online

Would you like to attend a Bio-Medical Library class but just can't find the time to go to a scheduled session? The Bio-Medical Library has recently started to record its classes via Breeze Meeting software.

Anyone at the U can go to our archived class site at: and listen & watch the class via Breeze.

We can also arrange to teach you the course material at a time that is convenient for you. Send an email to to schedule a class or call the Reference Desk at 612-626-3260.

October 24, 2006

Bio-Med Open House Today!

Our 2nd annual Open House is in full swing - feel free to stop by TODAY (10/24) anytime betwen now and 2:00pm in room 555 in Diehl Hall. You can learn more about any of our library resources or just stop by to introduce yourself. Enjoy some delicious food and register to win one of 60 fabulous door prizes!

For more information, check out our web site.

January 20, 2006

Begin 2006 by Learning a New Skill

Would you like to learn more about blogs, PDAs, or RSS feeds? Have you thought about managing your bibliographic citations with a software like RefWorks? Are you looking for tips on how to be a better literature searcher? If you answered yes to any of these, than the Bio-Medical Library can help you acquire new skills with a large selection of library classes offered in Spring Semester 2006.

The complete list of classes can be viewed here

If you find a class that you'd like to attend, but it doesn't mesh with your schedule you can request a reference consultation to meet with the instructor one-on-one at a time that is more convenient for you. You can request a consultation via our web form

Happy 2006!

July 12, 2005

images.MD class

I will be teaching a session on how to use our online image database, imagesMD, on Thursday, July 14 from 12:0-1:00pm in the AHC Learning Commons.

imagesMD is an database of over 50,000 images from the collections of Current Science Ltd., a leading publisher of medical atlases. While the vast majority of the photographs, charts, tables, and graphs focus on specialties of internal medicine, there are some images that discuss a myriad of oral health issues.

You can register for this (or any Bio-Medical Library class) online. Hope to see you there!

June 16, 2005

Bio-Med Classes

Registration for the Faculty Summer Camp is now open. Learn something new about clinical decision making and technology-enhanced learning. All health professions faculty and staff are invited to participate in any or all of the seminars, which will be held in the AHC Learning Commons every other Thursday from 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. See the poster below for more information: