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Lupus in our Community | Student Corner | Faculty Corner | Resource Updates
Lupus in our Community
|by Nancy Bulgarelli, Medical Library Director|
At the January 29th presentation, "The Butterfly Effect: Lupus in our Community," we'll learn about systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a serious autoimmune disorder that affects a significant number in our community. If you'd like to learn more, here is a selected list of recommended resources from the Medical Library.
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Lahita RG et al (eds). Systemic Lupus Erythmatosus. 5th ed. Academic Press, 2011
a key textbook in the field, this is a comprehensive treatment of the
topic covering scientific research, clinical findings, organ system
involvement and treatment. This most recent edition includes an expanded
basic sciences section, focusing on new techniques in molecular
Hughes GRV et al. Clinician's Manual on Lupus. Springer, 2012.
A recent text, written at the primary care level and serving as an educational reference for medical students.
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Schur PH et al. (eds). Lupus Erythematosus: Clinical Evaluation and Treatment. Springer Healthcare, 2012.
As indicated by the title, this recent, concise text focuses on the clinical and treatment aspects of SLE.
Professional Associations and Organizations
MedlinePlus – Lupus Topic Guide - A joint project of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, MedlinePlus is the premier online resource for current, authoritative, free health information. The Lupus topic guide provides access to basic information, clinical trials, and information on current research.
Additional resources can also be found through the Medical Library's Musculoskeletal, Connective Tissue, and Skin Course Page.
|Miss the USMLE Prep Resources Session on January 14? No problem!
We understand you're busy and may not have had the chance to attend the last Medical Library Lunch 'n Learn on USMLE Prep Resources so here's a quick overview of the resources at your fingertips!
- USMLE Easy An online test question bank covering content found in Step 1, 2, and 3. Create an account to save exams and track your progress. You may create
customized exams on a specific discipline or organ system and choose
between Practice Mode (not timed and ideal for studying), Exam Mode
(timed), or USMLE Simulation to mimic taking the real exam. Check out our complete quick guide!
- ExamMaster OnLine
The newest edition to our collection ExamMaster OnLine provides
USMLE-style and medical subject review questions for Step 1, 2 and 3!
Create your own quizzes and tests on specific disciplines or take a
practice test which emulates the look and feel of the real thing! Unlike
USMLE Easy, you may search for questions by keyword! (Note: You must use your Oakland University email to register for ExamMaster OnLine). Check out our complete quick guide!
- USMLE Prep Resources Research Guide
this online guide from the Medical Library provides a concise list of our
electronic and print USMLE review materials as well as other websites
New eBooks for YOU!
Check out the latest additions to our electronic collection! You might find something to help you move forward with your Capstone project and strategies for medical school success!
COMING SOON! The Medical Library will also be
subscribing to the First Aid eBook Collection. You will have unlimited
electronic access to favorites such as First Aid for the Basic Sciences:
Organ Systems and First Aid for the Basic Sciences: General Principles!
Library Lunch 'n Learns for Students continue in February 2013!
library is pleased to host monthly lunch workshops for M1 and M2
students that expand on the information mastery content taught in the
Capstone course. These sessions are meant as open forums to ask
questions and tailor your information needs for your Capstone projects
- Monday, February 11, 2013: All Things Google (11:30-12:30pm, KL 100). Google is a daily part of all our lives, but have you used it to its full potential? Do you know the ins and outs of Google Scholar, Google Advanced Search, Images, and Metrics? Come to this session and learn the secrets from Dr. Misa Mi.
PANERA LUNCH IS PROVIDED so please RSVP to the Medical Library at email@example.com by Tuesday, February 5 if you plan to attend!
New Medical Education eBooks for You!
The Medical Library has recently purchased several new eBooks in Medical Education including strategies for teaching, mentoring, and publishing! Check out the following titles:
Highlighted Faculty Publications
Faculty Development Opportunities
Information Mastery Program with CME Credit continues in February!
February's session will be offered at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and Beaumont Hospital Troy. William Beaumont Hospital
designates this training activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
- February: EBM Resources This session builds on the content provided in January's Introduction to
Evidence-based Medicine. There are different ways of incorporating
evidence into clinical practice: doing, using, replicating. For busy
clinicians, you may want to adopt the more feasible mode "using" in
practicing EBM. When a clinical question arises, you restrict your
search to evidence resources that have already undergone rigorous
critical appraisal. These pre-appraised resources are available in
different packages and exist in various formats. This session is
designed for busy clinicians who would like to learn how to access and
use a variety of pre-appraised EBM resources in practicing EBM in
- Royal Oak: Thursday, February 7, 2013, 4:00-5:00pm; South Tower 3rd Floor Surgical Learning Center, Classrooms 1 & 2
- Troy: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 4:00-5:00pm; Hospital Ground Floor, Classrooms 1 & 2
To register for this course, please visit the Beaumont CME Office's calendar at http://cmetracker.net/BEAUMONT/ Please contact Dr. Misa Mi at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments.
In addition to the new eBooks listed in the Student and Faculty Corners of this issue, the Medical Library now has access to many more electronic and print titles:
- A Guide to Faculty Development, 2nd edition by Kay Herr Gillespie (2010)
- Location: Kresge Library 3rd Floor, LB 2331.72.G55 2010
- A Snapshot of the New and Developing Medical Schools in the
United States and Canada by Henry Sondeimer and M. Brownell Anderson
- Location: Kresge Library 3rd Floor, R 737.S63 2012
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