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AccessMedicine Now has Unlimited Access and New App

accessmedicineWe now have unlimited access to AccessMedicine and a new mobile app available for download. Click the link below for instruction on downloading the app and signing up for a free MyAccess personal account.

ACM-App and My Access Instructions


New EBL Hours as of Friday June 5

Starting Friday June 5, 2015, The Eskind Biomedical Library will observe the following hours :

Date Hours Limited Services
Monday-Thursday 8am to 10pm 8am to 9am; 6pm to 10pm
Friday 8am to 6pm 8am to 9am
Saturday 1pm to 6pm 1pm to 6pm
Sunday 1pm to 6pm 1pm to 6pm

Regular hours are listed on our website. A valid Vanderbilt or Meharry ID is required for entrance during Limited Service Hours.

Online resources such as journals and textbooks will be available through the Digital Library. Online tutorials are available for many resources, and requests for further help can be made through our online forms and will be responded to when we return. When the library is closed, checked out items you are returning can be left in the book drop outside the library.

New Resource at Eskind – LWW Health Library

LWW Health Library provides cases and clinical skills and self-assessment tools. Include required textbooks and multimedia assets—for use in medical sciences programs. The self-assessment tools included provides immediate feedback.



3D Printing Now Available at EBL

Starting on Ultimaker 2 (small)Wednesday, May 27, 3D printing will be available to patrons through Eskind Biomedical Library’s new 3D Printing Lab. Click the link below for information on submitting a file for printing.

JoVE Publications has released 2 new mobile apps

JoVE Publications (Journal of Visualized Experiments) has released two new mobile apps and a newly optimized version of the JoVE website to allow for “seamless access” to content from any mobile device.

  • Interested Vanderbilt personnel must first create a free account at the JoVE Publications website using their Vanderbilt email address.
  • They may then download JoVE Mobile. To do so, search for ‘JoVE’ in the Apple app store; or on Google Play.
  • Once the app is downloaded, users may view JoVE articles and look for research-related videos on their iPhone, Android, tablet, and other mobile device.

These JoVE tools are freely accessible to Vanderbilt users via the website (accessible through the Digital Library).

2015 Recommended Immunization Schedules

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released the 2015 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Recommended Immunization Schedules for adults and children. The current birth to 18 years and “catch-up” and adult schedules are available on the CDC website. The February 6th edition of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report includes information about the 2015 changes to both schedules.

Mondopad Now Available At EBL


photo from InFOCUS

We are pleased to share that a Mondopad is now available at EBL!

The Mondopad consists of a touch-sensitive 55″ display and hardware/software supporting an interactive whiteboard with digital capture, document annotation, video conferencing, shared viewing/control, use of PC-compatible products, and web-based communication. It will enable collaborative activities including document review, brainstorming and note-taking, communication with remote sites, and large-format viewing and manipulation of digital media.

The Mondopad is located in Study Room 204, and can be checked out during full service hours.  It can also be reserved by VUMC personnel by calling 936-1410.  More details are available on our website.


iPads Now Available for 24-hour Check-Out

The 10 iPads available for check-out to medical center personnel can now be borrowed for 24 hours at a time!

These iPads can be checked out during full service hours, and must be returned to an EBL staff member or security guard at the front desk – never through the book drop!

More iPad details, including complete check-out policies and notes on protected health information and infection control, are available on our website.

Updated Synopses for Grants Now Available

Grant writers: If the environment section of your grant requires information about the Eskind Biomedical Library or Knowledge Management, please feel free to download and incorporate our synopses. EBL staff is committed to keeping the information up to date, and has just uploaded newly reviewed and revised copies.

Synopses are available as downloadable Word documents for both the Eskind Biomedical Library and Knowledge Management.

De-stress With a Good Book! Check out the New EBL Book Swap

book swap medDo you need a study break? Burned out on biomedical literature? Come and take a break in the new lounge area on the 2nd floor of EBL. Cozy up in an armchair with some leisure reading material from our new Book Swap. Selections include popular literature, sci-fi, mysteries, and magazines! You can even take them with you!

In addition to popular fiction and other leisure reading, we’re also making available some items that have been removed from our print collection, such as works on culture, history, and politics in healthcare.

If you take a book, please consider sharing one of your own gently used books for the swap. 2014-09-03 12.18.17 HDRBooks can be placed on the Book Swap rack, or dropped off at the front desk of the library.

Food is now allowed in this area as well!

Starting the week of September 8, we will be hosting a coffee/tea break each weekday from 2-3 pm in the 2nd floor lounge area as well. We hope to see you there!