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"Heart to Heart"
Dr. James T. Willerson
A letter from Dr. Willerson, President of Texas Heart Institute.

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L&LRC E-News October 2013

   October 2013                                                                    Vol. 14, No. 7

  Chocolates for everyone 

October is National Medical Librarians MonthIt's National Medical Librarians Month!

4 things to know about your THI medical librarians: 

1.  We support anyone and everyone associated with THI. 
2.  We answer your research-related questions. No question is too big or too small. 
3.  We make it easy to find the books and DVDs you need. 
4.  We are your link to the growing number of electronic journals, books, and databases.  

Remember, we really can save you time. Plus, we have chocolates at the circulation desk all month! 

P.S. Join us on a Friday this semester. The THI library offers short, in-person training sessions designed to give you practical tips you can use right away. The class schedule is set through December. Choose a class and register today.

 Online CVs made easy

Create an online CV 
There are some things I always seem to put off until the last minute. Updating my CV or resume is one of them. If you're like me, then this new tool from My NCBI may be a real time-saver. 

Create an online, professional profile that you can share with others using ScieENCV, a new web application from the NCBI. You can include your education, employment, research activities, honors, publications, research grants, and more. It's simple to add publications directly from PubMed. You can also connect your profile with your NIH Biosketch from eRA Commons or your ORCID iD (sign up for one, it's free and helps you control your research portfolio).  — Rebecca 

P.S. If you need help digging up citations or have any questions, you can always ask us. 

Contact Sonya at x54753, 
Rebecca at x54128,  

 The power of digital object identifiers

Digital object identifiers - DOI Most online articles have unique, persistent digital object identifiers (DOI - say it dee-oh-eye, not doy) assigned to make them easy to find. If you've ever linked to an article from PubMed, you've benefitted from DOIs.  

How do I find a DOI? 

  • It starts with "10." and is usually indicated by "doi:" in the print or PDF version of the article.
  • If you don't see one, you can look it up at

What can I do with a DOI? 

  • Find the publisher's online version of a document at
  • Link to the TMC Library subscription to a document from their Citation Linker
  • Create a hyperlink to an article by preceding the DOI with http:/
    (e.g. http:/ ). 
  • Import the citation into EndNote using the CrossRef connection file.

— Sonya 

Mitral valve repair, transverse arch replacement—there's a video of that

Surgery in action, a video view from the operating roomRepair, reconstruction, resection, replacement, even transplantation. If there's a procedure or technique used in heart surgery, we've probably got a video of it. 

We've got video anthologies from the American College of Surgeons and the 9-DVD set of Advanced Cardiac Techniques in Surgery, among other resources. 

Movies We also have the Historical Videos Series of cardiovascular procedures performed by Texas Heart Institute specialists, including Drs. Cooley, Frazier, Coselli, Reul, and Ott. Most of the videos are on DVD and run less than 30 minutes in length—many are less than 15 minutes—and can be easily viewed here in the Learning Resource Center.

If you need to "see how it's done" - when just reading about it isn't enough - then browse our online catalog or pop into the Learning Resource Center and ask any library staff member for assistance. — Gregg  

 >>> NOTE: THI Library & LRC closed <<<

American College of CardiologySign-closedThe THI Library & LRC will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, October 22-23 for the ACC In-Training Exam. We will open briefly from 3-5 p.m. on both days. 

The librarians will be available by phone and email.

   Library & Learning Resource Center

Sonya Fogg, Manager  ♦  Rebecca Ajtai, Coordinator of Library Services
Gregg Doty, Library Assistant  ♦  Dr. Patrick J. Hogan, Director
L&LRC Hours ♦ Mon. through Fri. ♦ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm     ♦     832-355-9560

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