Vol. 15, No. 2
Texas Heart Institute
Journal Goes All Digital
The Texas Heart Institute Journal
has been publishing for 40 years, and is staying fresh by
going 100 percent digital. Without a print version hitting
your desk or the library display, how are you going to know
when the new issue is published? Here are two easy
options:• Get an e-mail with each issue's table
of contents by signing up on the journal's
• Get notifications on your phone or tablet
with the Read by QXMD app (call or stop by if you have
questions about setting it up).
Check out the
second all-digital issue now at www.thij.org or at the
mobile site. It's still open access and still in PubMed!
Follow Me to Heart-Healthy
The Texas Heart Institute
has a growing social media presence. We
have pages or feeds on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest,
YouTube, Flickr, and Google+. I'm old school (I don't even
have a smartphone yet) and not a heavy user of social
media, but I've been asked to do some tweeting as an
extension of the library's news service (ask me about
getting custom reports direct to your inbox). There's been
a bit of a learning curve but I'm getting the hang of it.
I contribute three or four
news-related tweets every day, highlighting interesting and
informative heart health stories in the news. Because of
the 140-character limit to tweets, they're good for "did
you know?" or "here's something to check out" info bites.
And of course, the link to the source article is
Recently, I've featured interesting stories
about the Mediterranean diet, sugar, nuts, green tea, dark
chocolate, children, obesity, diabetes, heart attacks,
blood pressure, stem cells, cholesterol, and
Follow THI's news feed @Texas_Heart or
+Texas Heart Institute. And let us know if there are topics
of interest to you which you'd like me to emphasize. Maybe
soon I'll be tweeting from a new smartphone!
JoVE, a YouTube-Inspired
I’m a visual learner.
When I start a new crochet project, I like to watch video
tutorials on YouTube to get me started. Many researchers
are visual learners too. That’s why JoVE, the Journal
of Visualized Experiments, was created. It’s a peer-
reviewed journal in video format dedicated to biological,
medical, chemical and physical research.
full access to four JoVE research sections:
Clinical and Translational Medicine
JoVE Immunology and Infection
You can access
some content from the journal through PMC (PubMed), or all
content through the Texas Medical Center Library at JoVE
(log in with your TMC account). Click here for a preview of
JoVE's unique content.
Our very own Texas Heart
Institute researchers have already published in JoVE! See
“Osmotic Drug Delivery to Ischemic Hindlimbs and Perfusion
of Vasculature with Microfil for Micro-Computed Tomography
Imaging.” Click here for a free preview or click here for
the subscription version.
Make Time with Scopus
A confession - I have not watched a single episode of Downton Abbey. I am afraid I'll end up wasting all my free time camped out on the couch in a marathon viewing session.
Scopus, on the other hand, always saves me time, and I love introducing it to new people. Just the other day, I saved someone hours looking for possible collaborators on a project using Scopus' filters and author analysis tools. It took us 10 minutes to identify the top authors in the field AND the top authors in Houston.
Not only does Scopus help you pull more information from the literature, it covers more of it. All of Medline and EmBase for medical literature, plus the literature from engineering, chemistry, and other sciences. Try Scopus out ... I promise, you'll get new insights! Learn more about using Scopus to explore new research areas in this 6-minute video.
Now that I've saved you some time, what do you plan to do with it? I'm putting down the remote and going outside for a walk.
P.S. You will need your TMC Library password to use this resource. Call me to get yours set up. If you prefer, we can run the searches for you!
|Goodbye and Thank You! Farewell to Suzanne Taylor, Texas Heart Institute's Vice President for Education - our boss and contributing library team member. We treasure the advice we have gotten from you, and will miss your calm way of helping us find the best solutions. Thanks for your support, and good luck in your new adventures. |
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