Stress Reducer Tuesday, December 9, 2-3pm

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Four-Legged Stress Reducer Tuesday, December 9, 2-3pm Library, First Floor Rusty, a Golden Retriever and his trainer Carol will be in the Library Tuesday, December 9th from 2:00-3:00pm. Rusty and Carol are members of the UAMS Special Pets Offering Therapy (SPOT) teams that visit patients in the hospital. We are providing the team as a […]


UAMS Library & the Society for the History of Medicine and the Health Professions Announces $1500 Research Grant for 2015

UAMS Library & the Society for the History of Medicine and the Health Professions Announces $1500 Research Grant for 2015

The Society for the History of Medicine and Health Professions is accepting applications for its annual Research Grant.  The purpose of the $1500 Research Grant is to encourage research in the history of health sciences in Arkansas which utilizes the collections of the UAMS Library’s Historical Research Center. The grant may be used for any […]


Ebola Resources

Ebola resources at UAMS Library

  UAMS Librarians have created a collection of quality Ebola resources found on the web for health professionals and consumers. The collection includes resources from UAMS, Arkansas, and international authorities as well as special subscription-free resources and predefined searches from biomedical publishers. View the site at: OR find the page from the “Help & […]


Library Gallery Features Photography of Robert & Richard Williams

Arts of UAMS features Robert and Richard Williams

Robert and Richard Williams will exhibit October – December, 2014 in the UAMS Library Gallery, EDII Building. The exhibit is free and open to the community. The Williams’ artist statement reads: STATEMENT OF THE PHOTOGRAPHERS These photographs were not intended to represent a single theme. Instead, they seek to illustrate several different themes: The largest […]


New Reference Hours 8-5:30pm

Beginning September 22nd,  Reference Services will be staffed 8:00 – 5:30 Monday through Friday. UAMS faculty, students, staff, and citizens of Arkansas are welcome to contact the Reference offices during these hours with questions about searching and obtaining health information. Contact Reference at: 501.686.6734 Submit your reference question online Visit the UAMS Library Reference […]


Drop In and Learn at UAMS Library

UAMS Library Drop In Classes held each Tue. 3-4pm, 2nd Floor of the Library, Education II

The Library’s Drop In Classes are the most convenient way to get quick in-person classes on a variety of topics. Every Tuesday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, 2nd Floor of the Library, Education II. Choose from the list of available topics below or request a session tailored to your specific needs. Request online or call Debra Boddington at 501-686-6748.


Hot Search Tips For Top Databases

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In this article, UAMS Librarians give you their hottest tips for getting quality results in these top UAMS Library databases. (You may be asked to log in with your UAMS credentials. If you do not have a UAMS login, visit the UAMS Library to get complete access to full-text articles in our databases.)   PubMed […]


Society for the History of Medicine & the Health Professions Annual Meeting & Dinner

SHMHP Fall Meeting and Dinner

The Society for the History of Medicine & the Health Professions invites members of UAMS and the general public to join their 2014 Annual Membership Meeting & Dinner: Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6 – 10 p.m. 12th floor, Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute,University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Dinner: $45 per person for […]


UAMS Students Get 20 FREE Interlibrary Loan Requests

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The UAMS Library in now offering the first 20 Interlibrary loan items FREE of charge for UAMS students and Graduate Students. Previously a $5 charge, this savings makes it even easier for students to obtain print or digital materials not already owned by the Library. If you find there is an article or book that […]


Library Gallery Features Art of Julie Holt

Julie Holt exhibit "A Grander Scale: Evolution of Emergence" exhibiting August-September in the UAMS Library Gallery

Julie Holt will exhibit “A Grander Scale: Evolution of Emergence” August – September, 2014 in the UAMS Library Gallery, EDII Building. The exhibit is free and open to the community. Holt’s artist statement reads: “My entire life, I have been obsessed with tiny things. Until recently, this has carried through in the size of art […]


UAMS Library announces Dr. Gurley Historical Research Award Winner

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UAMS Library and the Society for the History of Medicine and the Health Professions (SHMHP) are pleased to announce that Professor Bill J. Gurley, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, is the winner of a $1,500 research grant. The grant will allow Dr. Gurley funding for research using […]


Library closures for the July 4th holiday

Closures for the July 4th holiday

The Library will close at 6pm Thursday, July 3 and will be closed Friday, July 4. The LRC will be closed July 5&6. 24/7 access to the 1st floor after hour area will be available to students and residents.


Check-out preiod extended

UAMS Library has extended check-out periods to a total of six weeks

The UAMS Library has extended the check-out period for items in our catalog. Patrons get one three week check-out period, plus one renewal for a total of 6 weeks check-out time! If you have questions about renewing your items, ask or call the Circulation staff at: 501-686-5980. If you would like to log in to […]


UAMS Library extends Sunday hours 1-10pm

UAMS Library Now open Sunday 1-10pm

Beginning August 3, the UAMS Library will be open on Sundays from 1-10pm. This gives patrons an extra hour of service (1-2pm) in the Library located in the Education II building. A variety of spaces… The Library is a safe and comfortable place to work or study biomedical information.  We offer a variety of specialized […]


5 Tips for NIH Public Access Policy Compliance

Congratulations to UAMS researchers who have had grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)! UAMS Librarians and staff continue to support you through every phase of your research. One of the ways we can do this is by helping you navigate the NIH Public Access Policy. Reference Librarians Jessie Casella and Susan Steelman […]


New Library Catalog Goes Live on June 23rd

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On June 23rd, UAMS Library will implement a new online library catalog called Koha. Beyond searching our library catalog with Koha, patrons will enjoy improved functionality and extended book check-out periods. What is Koha? Koha is the Library’s new open source integrated library system (ILS / library catalog). Koha (the Maori word for reciprocal gift […]


NCBI Resource Class- June 17

NCBI Resource Class June 17 11-Noon

NCBI Resource Class Tuesday June 17th 11-Noon, Library Learning Resource Center (5th floor) UAMS Librarian Jessie Casella will be teaching about several of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) resources on Tuesday June 17th from 11:00 – 12:00 in the Library’s Learning Resource Center. During this hour long session, participants will search across NCBI databases […]


Memorial Day Closures

Memorial Day Closure

The Library will be closed Monday, May 26th for Memorial Day. The LRC (5th floor) will also be closed Sunday, May 25th. After hours areas will be available.


Four-Legged Stress Reducers in the Library Tuesday, May 13

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 Four-Legged Stress Reducers Tuesday, May 13, 2-3pm & 6-7pm Library, First Floor There will be DOGS in the Library Tuesday, May 13th, at 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. – Rusty, a Golden Retriever will be here 2:00-3:00, and Dixie, also a Golden, will be here 6:00-7:00. These dogs and their owners are members of the UAMS […]


URGENT mobile update recommended for continued UAMS email access

Urgent Mobile Update recommended for continued UAMS email access

URGENT UPDATE: Starting May 7, 2014 McAfee EMM will start to experience issues due to a certificate problem. For that reason, it is recommended that you uninstall McAfee EMM and setup the Exchange account on your mobile devices.  Since the time frame for accomplishing this is so narrow and IT has not had the ability […]


Four-Legged Stress Reducers in the Library Sunday, May 4

Therapy Dog Stress Buster at UAMS Library May 4th, 2014

Four-Legged Stress Reducers Sunday, May 4, 3:00-4:00 & 5:00-6:00 Library, First Floor There will be DOGS in the Library Sunday, May 4th, at 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. – Bella, an Aussie will be here 3:00-4:00, and Mr. Scruffels, a returning favorite, will be here 5:00-6:00. These dogs and their owners are members of the UAMS […]


Arts of UAMS Features Children’s Hospital Patient Creativity

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The Arts of the UAMS features the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Artist-In-Residence Program at the UAMS Library, second floor gallery, May-June, 2014. UAMS affiliates, patients, and the general public are welcome to the artists’ reception May 9th, 5:30-7:00pm in the gallery. The Arkansas Children’s Hospital Artist-in-Residence Program, made possible through a grant from the Arkansas Arts […]


Health Literacy Toolkit for Physicians and Patients

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Health literacy is defined by the National Library of Medicine as “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions”. About 13% of U.S. adults have proficient health literacy. Not understanding medical information can lead to medical complications or medication errors. The UAMS Library now […]


UAMS Library Now a Pick-up/Drop-off Site for CALS

Pick up and drop off CALS materials at UAMS Library

UAMS students and staff can now pick up and drop off items from the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) at the circulation desk of the UAMS Library. CALS cardholders can choose the UAMS Library as a pick up location for materials when requesting items on the CALS website Use the CALS website to find […]


Selections from the HRC Digital Collections is on

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Selections from the Historical Research Center’s Digital Collections is now on display on Historypin allows users to pin photos to Google Maps, share stories and comment on historical images from across the globe.  To find pictures from the Historical Research Center, search the map by using UAMS’s address, zip code or subject (ex: medicine) […]


UpToDate Anywhere Mobile App Goes Live

Up To Date Anywhere

The UAMS Library is proud to announce that the UpToDate Anywhere mobile app is available for use by all UAMS faculty, residents, staff and students, including those at the Regional Centers and the Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The UpToDate Anywhere mobile app is a mobile form of the UpToDate evidence-based clinical decision support resource. It helps […]


Visiting Exhibits: “Harry Potter’s World” & “From DNA to Beer”

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Tweet The UAMS Library is hosting two exhibits on loan from the National Institute of Health (NIH) with the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM): “Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, & Medicine” and “From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine & Industry.” These exhibits will be on display during the months of March and […]


2014 Lecture in the History of the Health Sciences: A Narrative History of Health & Disease in Arkansas

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Tweet 2014 Lecture in the History of the Health Sciences:  A Narrative History of Health and Disease in Arkansas Monday, April 7, 2014 Noon – 1 p.m. Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, 8th Floor Auditorium, Room 8240 In celebration of National Public Health Week, Sam Taggart, M.D. will speak on the history of […]


Read The Latest Library Newsletter

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Find out about new services, tips, and updates on Library events and developments in the Winter 2014 edition of the “UAMS Library News”. It is now available online at:


Black History Month & Black Healthcare Professionals in Arkansas

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The current exhibit in the UAMS History Display outside the entrance to the College of Medicine celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation and accomplishments of black health care professionals in Arkansas. The exhibit was designed by April Hughes of the Historical Research Center. February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of important people and events in […]


We Are Open Today

We will open at 7:30am as usual. Inclement Weather has been declared by UAMS, but the Library is open. Updated at 7:22am, Tuesday, February 4.


Library Book Drop Moves to East Side of EdII

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On Monday, February 3rd the UAMS Library book drop will be moved from its current location by the west Education II building entrance back to its original location on the east side of Education II across from the Administration Wing. This will be the permanent placement for our book drop.  


UAMS Library Staff participate in UNT Master’s Program

On January 2, 2014, 48 students from across Arkansas and western Tennessee met at UAMS to begin their two – year journey into the master’s program as part of the ELMS (Educating Librarians in the Middle South) Cohort program with the University of North Texas (UNT) College of Information, Department of Library and Information Sciences. […]


Technology, Service, & Fun Featured In Library Vodcast

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The Red Room is a short, weekly (give or take) Vodcast, posted on the UAMS Library’s Youtube channel, that highlights a cool technology, useful library service or fun event, or UAMS campus-wide event. Red Room is available to everyone, but geared especially toward students. We hope that students, as well as staff and faculty, will […]


Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources

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Learn how to locate authoritative information on nutrition in this hands-on course from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Resources for locating nutrition-related statistics and evidence-based practice will also be identified. Public health workers, health professionals, and the general public are welcome to attend free of charge. For more information about the class visit […]


UAMS Library wishes you happy holidays with an animated card

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The UAMS Library wishes you a safe and happy winter break and holiday season.


Susan and David Steelman Featured in Central Building Decorative Arts Gallery


The artwork of husband and wife team David and UAMS Librarian Susan Steelman is featured in the Central Building Decorative Arts Gallery. Susan Steelman – What do you get when you cross a medical librarian, a growing crystal collection, the need for a way to de-stress and a professional artist for a husband? You get […]


UAMS Library Winter Break Schedule and Closures

The UAMS Library will provide limited services during the Winter Break: 1st – 3rd Floors: Monday 12/23 – Wednesday 1/1  CLOSED Thursday 1/2 – Friday 1/3  7:30am-6pm 5th Floor: Monday 12/23 – Saturday 1/4 CLOSED During this time Students/Residents will have access to the 1st floor After-Hours area Reference Librarians will be checking email for […]


Library Saddened By Passing Of Two Friends And Former Employees

Library saddened by the deaths of Corinne George (left) and Margaret Rose Hogan (right).

The Library lost two friends and former employees this week. Corinne George passed away last Thursday, November 21.  She worked for many years in the circulation department of the Library.  She was 97 years old. Margaret Rose Hogan died Monday, November 25.  She was the Director of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library […]


Construction Affects ALC After Hours Entrance

Construction Effects ALC After Hours Entrance

UPDATE: EDII southeastern door has been reopened. For further updates check campus operations:   Beginning Tue. 11/19/13 the northeast doors between the Library and COPH will be closed for a significant amount of time. Students or residents needing to enter the Library’s Active Learning Center (ALC) after hours may use the following alternate entrances […]


Come, Sit, Stay, Relax

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Our next Therapy Dog visit is on Thursday, December 19th 3-4pm and 7:30-8:30pm. Don’t miss it! Our S.P.O.T. Team visits have been a great success!  We have seven more sessions scheduled for the remainder of the year where faculty, staff, & students can come unwind and relax with a therapy team. Don’t forget to fill […]


Four-Legged Stress Reducer

Library Stress Buster

There will be a therapy DOG in the Library, Sunday, Nov. 17, 3:00 p.m. for approximately one hour.  This dog, Mr. Scruffels, and his owner, Marjorie Liddle, are members of the UAMS SPOT teams that visit patients in the hospital.  We are providing the team as a service to our students that could use a […]


Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

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The library will have limited hours during the 2013 Thanksgiving holiday. Got to information about services available during holiday closures here.               Have a safe and happy holiday!


Four-Legged Stress Reducer


There will be a therapy DOG in the Library, Sunday, Nov. 17, 3:00 p.m. for approximately one hour.  This dog, Mr. Scruffels, and his owner, Marjorie Liddle, are members of the UAMS SPOT teams that visit patients in the hospital.  We are providing the team as a service to our students that could use a […]


Library observes Veteran’s Day

Honoring all who served

The Library will be open 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 11, 2013 in observance of Veteran’s Day. After Hours Access to the 1st floor available for Students and Residents. The Library would like to extend thanks to all who have served the nation in our armed forces.


Read The Fall Edition of UAMS Library News

2013 Fall Newsletter

The fall edition of the UAMS Library News is now available from our website. This edition is packed with details about new services for you, friendly new librarians, and exciting special projects at the UAMS Library.    


Librarians Present at Regional Meeting

UAMS Librarians recently presented at the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association in Fort Worth, TX October 26-30. The chapter includes librarians from five states; Arkansas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. UAMS Head of Education and Reference, Susan Steelman, served as President of the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association […]


Keep Calm and Visit the Dogs


The next visit from our friendly S.P.O.T. teams will be Thursday, November 7th at 3:15 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. We are providing them as a service to our students that could use a short break from their studies. They do not bark and are certified therapy dogs. For a schedule of future visits […]


Tuesday, October 22- Annual Dinner of the Society for the History of Medicine and the Health Professions

Elliott G. Bowen, the speaker at the Thirty Second Annual Dinner of the Society for the History of Medicine and the Health Professions, has spent time during the last two summers working with the resources of the UAMS Library’s Historical Research Center for his doctoral dissertation at Binghamton University. It is tentatively entitled Mecca of […]


Library Conference Presentations

The UAMS Library recently delivered presentations at the Arkansas Library Association Annual Conference in Hot Springs (October 5-8). Free Scientific and Biomedical Journal Articles to Expand Electronic Resource Collections – Jessie Casella, Research & Clinical Search Services Librarian Putting the Consumer Back in Healthcare: Authoritative Information for Healthcare Decision Making – Loretta Edwards, Library Web […]


STRESS BUSTER therapy dog at the library Thursday, Oct. 3

There will be a therapy DOG at the Library, Thursday, October 3rd, 3:30 for approximately an hour.   This dog, a Westie named Sassy Pants, is a member of the UAMS SPOT teams that visit patients in the hospital.  We are providing her as a service to our patrons that could use a short break […]


Resources Affected by Government Shutdown

The following eResources and databases are available but may not be up to date based on the government’s shutdown. HazMap Household Products Database Ovid MEDLINE Public Health Image Library (PHIL) PubChem PubMed  [MEDLINE is currently searchable] PubMed Central MedlinePlus NIH RePORT Radiation  Emergency Medical Management (REMM) Surveillance Epidemiology & End Results (SEER) – no message […]


Arts of UAMS exhibit in the library

A new Arts of UAMS exhibit is “The Great Northwest: Alaska and British Columbia.” The exhibit of botanical, scenic, and regional photos are the work of Mary Ryan, Library director. Come see them on second floor of the UAMS Library in Education Building II.


September is National Disaster Preparedness Month

Are you, your family and pets ready? Check out these links for helpful information about proactive steps you can take to be prepared. Disaster Information Management Research Center American Red Cross National Preparedness Month CDC Be Ready! Disaster Information Specialist Program Disaster Apps and Mobil Optimized Web Pages


Library Closed for Labor Day


The Library will be closed Monday,  September 2, 2013 in honor of Labor Day. The Learning Resource Center will be closed on Sunday, September 1, 2013 in addition to the holiday on Monday. Regular hours for the Library will resume Tuesday,  September 3, 2013.


Book signing at UAMS Library

Book Signing

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library will host a book signing for Fiat Flux: The Writings of Wilson R. Bachelor, Nineteenth Century Country Doctor and Philosopher on Friday, September 6, from 4:30-6:30pm, with remarks by Chancellor Dan Rahn, Dr. William Lindsey, and others at 5pm.   In addition to transcriptions of Dr. Bachelor’s philosophical […]


New Library Website Launch


The new library website officially launched Tuesday, August 6, 2013! Please let us know what you think or if you have trouble finding something by emailing us at There are a few issues that we are working on that are listed below. We will update this list as issues are resolved or other items […]


Library Circulation Desk Renovations


Construction on the new circulation desk area is nearing completion.  New to the area is the overhead awning that clearly defines the service space and, when sound absorbing panels are added, will greatly reduce noise from the first floor.  Carpet has been added to the area around the desk which has a much smaller footprint […]


Library Drop In Classes


Join library staff for in-person classes on a variety of subjects every 2nd Tuesday, 10:00am – 11:00am and 4th Thursday, 2:00pm – 3:00pm. View schedule of the classes available or request a class. Please take a few minutes to complete the following 5-question survey about the Drop-In Classes. This information will allow the Library to […]


New Subject Portals


The Library home page now offers subject-focused portals. These portals offer selected resources in Basic Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health. More portals will be added as they are developed. Your feedback would be greatly appreciated.


New access for ALC Classes

The ‘back door’ of the ALC on the 1st floor of the Library will be opened 30 minutes prior to scheduled classes and remain accessible throughout the class via the card swipe. We hope this will make getting into and exiting the ALC area easier for students as well as reduce the noise level in […]


100 Years of Public Health in Arkansas

Agency Observes Century of Service Little Rock — The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) marks a major milestone today. This year marks the 100th year since the Arkansas Board of Health was formed on February 25, 1913, when Governor Joe T. Robinson signed Act 96 of 1913. “For 100 years, the Arkansas Department of Health […]