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Drug Information

It is called drug information, medication information, or drug informatics. It's really the discovery, use, and management of information in the use of medications. Drug information covers the gamut from identification, cost, and pharmacokinetics to dosage and adverse effects. You may also need information about the body, health, or diseases in order to better utilize the drug information.



When writing a bibliography, remember that the purpose is to communicate to the reader, in a standardized manner, the sources that you have used in sufficient detail to be identified.


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The Steps of Practicing EBM

The steps of practicing EBM:

1. Ask a focused question.

2. Track down the evidence

3. Critically appraise evidence for its validity, effect size, precision

4. Apply the evidence in practice:

  • amalgamate the valid evidence with other relevant information (values & preferences, clinical/health issues, & system issues)
  • implement the decision in practice

Source: Center for Evidence Based Medicine

What is Complementary and Alternative Medicine?
The Personal Librarian Program (PLP) has been created by professional Medical Librarians at the Louis Calder Memorial Library as a way to reach out to students on the medical campus.  The program matches students with a librarian as they enroll in medical school.  Assignments are made according to the Academic Societies to which students are assigned as they are accepted in any of the medical school programs.  Personal Librarians will serve as a point of contact for the library.

Your Personal Librarian will provide you with the following information throughout your stay at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine:

New resources and/or services in the Library:

  •    New acquisitions (databases, book collections, etc.)
  •    Special Library hours during exams and holidays
  •    New study areas, facilities, or services

Answer questions about Library services, policies, and procedures and other Library-related information:

  •    Circulation (checking out a book, downloading e-Books, Reserve Collection, etc.)
  •    Document Delivery (finding e-journals, ordering articles through Interlibrary Loans, etc.)
  •    Remote Access instructions
  •    Mobile access to resources/creating personal accounts in databases, etc.

Assistance finding information for research projects:

  •    Articulating good research and/or clinical queries
  •    Identifying the best databases to search
  •    Using citation managers (EndNote, RefWorks, and/or Mendeley)
  •    Finding additional resources

Personal Librarians will not:

  •    Make copies of articles for students
  •    Perform literature searches that have been assigned to students
  •    Do students' assignments for them

Academic Societies and Personal Librarians:

Academic Society        Personal Librarian         
Adler-Everitt  Kelsa Bartley
Asclepius Kelsa Bartley
Blackwell Kelsa Bartley
Courvoisier John Reynolds
Cushing John Reynolds
Harvey John Reynolds
Hunter John Reazer
Imhotep John Reazer
Laennec John Reazer
Roentgen Zsuzsanna Nemeth
Schweitzer Zsuzsanna Nemeth
Virchow Zsuzsanna Nemeth

Alternate Personal Librarian:

Ms. Erica Powell will be available when the Personal Librarian assigned cannot assist students.

Meet your Personal Librarians:  


    Kelsa Bartley, BFA, MIS
    Academic Societies:  Adler-Everitt, Asclepius, Blackwell

    Contact information: 
    Telephone 305-243-5530

    Address:  Calder Medical Library, Room 1021-B




    Zsuzsanna Nemeth, MLS
    Academic Societies:  Harvey, Roentgen, Schweitzer, Virchow

    Contact Information: 
    Telephone:  305-243-9505

    eMail or Text Messages:
    Address: Calder Medical Library, Room 1021-C
    1601 NW 10th Ave., Miami, FL 33136




     John Reazer, MSLIS
     Academic Societies: Hunter, Imhotep, Laennec
     Contact Information:
     Telephone:  305-243-3999
     eMail or Text Messages:
     Address:  Calder Medical Library, Room 1035 
     1601 NW 10th Ave., Miami, FL 33136

Picture: John Reynolds


     John Reynolds, MSLIS
     Academic Societies: Courvoisier, Cushing, Harvey
     Contact Information:
     Telephone:  305-243-5439
     eMail or Text Messages:
     Address:  Calder Medical Library, Room
     1601 NW 10th Ave., Miami, FL 33136




    Erica Powell, MLIS
    Alternate Personal Librarian
    Contact Information:
    Telephone:  305-243-6931
    eMail or Text Messages:
    Address:  Calder Medical Library, Room 1011-B

    1601 NW 10th Ave., Miami, FL 33136