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Dr. James T. Willerson
A letter from Dr. Willerson, President of Texas Heart Institute.
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L&LRC E-News May 2012

  May 2012                                                                    Vol. 13, No. 4

What does stress have to do with CV disease? 

A new book at the library: Stress and Cardiovascular DiseaseSo my finals are nearing and the pressure to do well is gaining momentum. The usual scenario is late night cramming, last minute study groups with classmates, and—oh, yes—stress.

Stress can be a motivator, but at times it gets overwhelming. I usually take a break by watching a new viral YouTube video, listening to my favorite artists performing, or sometimes even practicing a couple of chords on my guitar. We all need ways of managing stressful situations; it matters to our hearts. Learn more in the new book, Stress and Cardiovascular Disease, now at the library.

Our new batch of books also includes updated textbooks from Topol, Cohn and Perloff, books on cardiovascular physiology, electrophysiology, and surgery, just to mention a few. Come to the library and browse the latest acquisitions (or take a look online). By the way, what's your favorite stress reliever?  — Christina 

A new book: Cardiovascular Physiology Concepts.

A new book: Cardiovascular Radiology

A new book: Clinical Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation, and Resynchronization Therapy

Help us give new lives to old books 

New lives for used booksEvery time we buy new books for the library, we retire a few older editions. It's like my book shelves at home. There's only so much space, especially since I move pretty often, so a new batch of books coming in means an old batch gets donated or sold.

To retire books, we use a company that resells them and donates some of the proceeds to literacy causes or recycles the paper. Nothing ends up in the trash. If you have medical books that you no longer need, and don't already have a favorite charity or medical student to give them to,  contact us and we can help you "re-home" them. Sometimes we keep donated items to enhance our collection; otherwise we hand the book off to our recycler. Working together, we can all de-clutter our shelves. — Gregg

Play in the "X" games with EndNote  

Learn the new EndNote X5. Take a class at the Library.We have just upgraded our copies of EndNote to version X5. Are you writing papers, keeping a list of papers you've read and made notes on, or maintaining a bibliography for a CV? EndNote simplifies these and many other bibliographic management tasks.

EndNote X5 is available on 4 computers in the Learning Resource Center, and we have staff here to help you learn how to use it. Our EndNote class at the end of July will be updated for X5. You can also access the EndNote tutorial. — Sonya

 PubMed's new features make our searches easier  

PubMed logoPubMed got an upgrade on May 10th! The Limits page has been replaced with a user-friendly filters sidebar that is visible to the left on any results page. For more on the new sidebar, read the technical bulletin, or watch the tutorial on the NCBI YouTube channel.

PubMed has also added author disambiguation. When you click on an author's name in the citation, it will perform a search that is sorted by an algorithm to detect similarities in co-authors and topics. Have you ever tried to wade through all the JM Wilsons? Read more about this exciting new feature in this technical bulletin.

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