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L&LRC E-News - September 2011
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  September 2011                                                               Vol. 12, No. 7

Library facilities closed Oct. 18-19, but help available

Library closed October 18-19The Library and LRC will be closed October 18 and 19 for the Cardiology Fellows-In-Training Exam. However, librarians will be available to answer your questions. If you want research assistance or other services on those days, please call (x54128) or submit your inquiry to Ask the Librarians. The circulation desk will open briefly each day (late afternoon) for you to check items in or out.

Learn to excel at spreadsheets  

New class for Microsoft ExcelI can't tell you how many spreadsheets I filled with weather indicators and pollen counts during my first job out of college. I have used Excel in every job I've held since, whether it was in a lab, clinic, or office, and can still key numbers using the numeric pad. In a new class designed for the intermediate user, let me share with you what I think are the coolest, most useful things you can do with Excel. Get hands-on experience with entering and sorting data, performing calculations, printing parts of large spreadsheets, and using formulas. Reserve your seat in our computerized classroom with our online registration form or give us a call. Join me on Thursday, October 20th at 2 p.m.  And by the way, cooler weather is on the way but pollen counts are going up. — Sonya

Read online journals, no passwords required

Reading journals onlineDid you know that you can access online articles from twelve different journals using any THI-networked computer? Drink your morning coffee while you peruse Chest, or get caught up on the latest from Circulation: Heart Failure while you check last night's Texans score in your office. See a complete list below.  You can find these journals using the CURRENT ELECTRONIC JOURNALS link on our Collections page. — Ranger

  • Chest
  • Circulation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology
  • Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics
  • Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions
  • Circulation: Cardiovascular 
    Quality & Outcomes
  • Circulation: Heart Failure
  • European Heart Journal
  • Heart Surgery Forum
  • Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
  • The New England Journal of Medicine
  • Texas Heart Institute Journal


Hungry? Here's a "Guide to Good Eats"  
 Gregg's Guide to Good Eats - available at the THI Library    
I recently created a little Guide to Good Eats. I visited some of the restaurants and cafes located within easy walking distance of THI and sampled some the heart-healthy items (primarily soups, salads, pasta, and sandwiches) available at reasonable or low cost. Good and cheap is my motto! And fast, since most of us have limited time during lunch. I've been pleasantly surprised at the popularity of my little guide. If you'd like a copy, just stop by the circulation desk. (I can even email you a rough copy if you can't stop by in person.) And if you have any suggestions for the next edition, just let me know. — Gregg

 Discover books!

L&LRC Hours
Mon.through Fri.
7:30 am - 5 pm

Ask the Librarians
the anytime reference service

There's a book for that! Stumbling across good books 

Have you ever just lost yourself in the bookstore going from section to section browsing the titles? Our collection is organized like a bookstore, with books shelved by topic for easy browsing and discovery. Whether you're interested in electrophysiology, cardiac surgery, or even resume writing, there's a book for that (or two or three). Visit the THI library and look around. You never know what you might discover. — Shab   

Sonya Fogg, Manager     ♦     Sara Ranger, Coordinator of Library Services
Gregg Doty, Library Assistant     ♦     Shab Vakil, Student Worker
Dr. Patrick J. Hogan, Director
www.texasheart.org/library     ♦     832-355-9560


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