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Library Books – At Your Service

Thursday, October 10th, 2013 | Posted in Collections, Faculty, News, Services, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

Commuter Student? Only on campus once or twice a week?  Consider using the USF Libraries’ Shelf Service.  With Shelf Service, you can request that items from the FMHI Library’s circulating collection be retrieved from the shelves and held at our front desk for your arrival.  (The Tampa Library provides this service, too!).  Requests are limited to circulating books and media.  At this time, you will not be able to request the FMHI Library’s archival collections or tests & measures via Shelf Service.

Good to Know:

  • Limit of 5 items per day.
  • Items held for 7 days.
  • Please allow 1-2 days for pick-up.
  • The service is only available Monday – Friday.

If you are USF Faculty, please continue using the Libraries’ PRONTO Service.

Questions?  Give us a call at 813-974-4471.


October is American Archives Month

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 | Posted in Collections, Faculty, News, Resources, Services, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

“What’s an archive?” you say?  Visit the FMHI Research Library to find out.  You can also learn about our archival research collections by visiting: http://lib.usf.edu/fmhi/archives/historical-records-papers/.  (Additional collections are available at the USF Tampa Library Special Collections).

How can archives benefit your research?

  • Archives provide records of activity, which can be used to understand the functions, purpose,  interests, and goals of organizations and individuals.
  • Archival records can be current or non-current, which  allows researchers to better understand the context within which certain activities occur.
  • In addition to printed or textual  information, archives can include images, audio recordings and visual materials  – a wide-range of items that can support and complement your research from various angles.

What are some of the FMHI Library’s archival collections?
(If you don’t know what a finding aid is, click it to find out! Or, here’s a hint – a finding aid is a detailed description of a collection’s contents.)

  • Colleen Lunsford Bevis collection >> finding aid
  • Dr. Charles S. Mahan papers (currently, only select materials are available for research use)
  • Florida Commission on Mental Health and Substance Abuse papers  >> finding aid
  • Florida Study Commission on Child Welfare papers >> finding aid
  • JCAHO Papers on the Accreditation of FMHI >> finding aid
  • National Commission to Prevent Infant Mortality papers
  • Joseph B. Sidowski research materials >> finding aid
  • David C. Speer research materials
  • SEDNET: Multiagency Service Network for Severely Emotionally Disabled Students >> finding aid

How do I use the FMHI Library’s archival research collections?
All researchers are asked to read this page first and this page second.

Contact FMHI Librarian and Archivist, Tomaro Taylor at tomaro@usf.edu or (813) 974-5750.


Have you seen PILOTS?

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 | Posted in Collections, Faculty, News, Resources, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

No, it’s not a movie. It’s the name of a database covering all aspects of traumatic stress and mental health sequelae, as covered in the international literature.  PILOTS, which stands for “Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress,” is sponsored by the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

Here’s an example of the resesarch literature found when using the database:

  • PTSD onset and course following the World Trade Center disaster: Findings and implications for future research. (2009). Boscarino, J.A., & Adams, R.E. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 44.10.
  • Gender differences in prescribing among veterans diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder. (2013). Bernardy, NC., Lund, BC., Alexander, B., Jenkyn, AB, Schnurr, PP. Journal of General Internal Medicine 28. Suppl. 2.
  • New directions for research examining sexual trauma histories of gay men. (2000).  Cassese, J. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services 12.1/2.
  • The intercultural setting: Encountering black Viet Nam veterans. (1985). Parson, EW. In The Trauma of War: Stress and Recovery in Viet Nam.
  • “Irgendwann (…) werde ich ihm die ganze Wahrheit sagen”: Leben mit dem Kind eines Vergewaltigers nach dem Genozid in Ruanda = “Some day (…) I’ll tell him the whole truth” — living with a child born out of rape after the genocide in Rwanda. (2012). Keienburg, S., & Griese, K. Trauma und Gewalt 6.2.
  • Psychiatric effects of the civil war in Lebanon. (1983). Nasr, S., Racy, J., & Flaherty, JA. Psychiatric Journal of the University of Ottawa 8.4.

** How do you find PILOTS?  Make sure you’re on campus or logged into campus resources using MyUSF.  Go to the USF Libraries’ website at www.lib.usf.edu.  Select RESEARCH TOOLS from the menu bar at the top of the screen.  Select DATABASES BY TITLE and search for PILOTS (no, it doesn’t have to be capitalized) on the next screen.  Voilà!  Instant access.


Suicide Prevention Week: September 8-14

Sunday, September 8th, 2013 | Posted in Collections, Faculty, News, Services, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day; take 5 to save lives.

Select publications on the topic of suicide & suicide prevention available through the USF Libraries include:

  • Crisis counseling, intervention and prevention in the schools (2013): e-book
  • Preventing college student suicide: New directions for student services (2013): e-book
  • A special scar: The experiences of people bereaved by suicide (2013): e-book
  • When the warrior returns: Making the transition at home (2012): e-book
  • Counselling suicidal clients (2010): e-book
  • Now I lay me down: suicide in the elderly (1994): USF Tampa Library, HV6545.2.N68 1993
  • Annual report – National Office for suicide prevention: reports, 2005-2013
  • Archives of suicide research: e-journal
  • Crisis: e-journal
  • Suicide and life-threatening behavior: e-journal

Community resources include:

Image courtesy of American Association of Suicidology.


One Person Can Make a Difference: Henrietta Lacks

Monday, August 12th, 2013 | Posted in Collections, Faculty, News, Resources, Services, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks has been selected for this year’s Common Reading Experience at the University of South Florida. The USF Libraries have purchased multiple copies of the book, authored by Rebecca Skloot, which are available to FMHI Research Library patrons via the USF Libraries catalogue online, through InterLibrary Loan, or by visiting the Tampa Library.

In addition to the text, USF Librarians have created a reseach guide to accompany the Common Read: http://guides.lib.usf.edu/CRE.  The guide includes a list of  supplementary resources, including links to documentaries and radio interviews. The guide also includes a brief list of discussion questions and curricula topics that can be used in class.

The following is a list of resources available at or through the FMHI Research Library to suppport and facilitate discussions centered on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.  For more information about theses resources or for assistance using them, contact the librarians.


Image courtesty of Google/USF Libraries catalogue.


It’s Here! The DSM-5 Has Arrived!

Friday, August 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Collections, Faculty, News, Resources, Services, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

The DSM-5 is now available as part of the FMHI Research Library’s Reference Collection.
Please note that the book is available for in-library use only; patrons may not check out or remove the book from the Library for their use.


New Journals Have Arrived

Friday, July 12th, 2013 | Posted in Collections, Faculty, News, Resources, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

The latest editions of the following journals have arrived.  Stop by, pull up a seat, and read a few articles while it’s raining outside.

JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 63.3 and 63.supp2

  • High levels of antiretroviral use and viral suppression among persons in HIV care in the United States, 2010 (JC Dumbrowski, MM Kitahata, S E Van Rompaey, HM Crane, MH Mugavero, JH Eron … MR Golden)- 63.3
  • Brief report: Higher quality communicaton and relationships are associated with improved patient engagement in HIV Care (TE Flickinger, S Saha, RD Moore, MC Beach) – 63.3
  • Achievement and maintenance of viral suppression in persons newly diagnosed with HIV, New York City, 2006-2009: Using population surveillance data to measure the treatment part of “Test and Treat” (LV Torian, Q Xia)- 63.3
  • HIV prevention: Great achievements, more challenges ahead (WM El-Sadr, DM Serwadda, N Sista, MS Cohen) – 63.supp2
  • Adult male circumsion: Reflections on successes and challenges (J Justman, A Goldberg, J Reed, N Bock, E Njeuhmeli, AG Thomas) – 63.supp2

Evaluation and Program Planning, vol. 39 (August 2013)

  • Considering child care and parenting needs in Veterans Affairs mental health services (J Tsai, DH David, EL Edens, A Crutchfield)
  • A connectivity model for assessment of HIV transmission risk in injection drug users (IDUs) (PJ Flaer, PH Cistone, MZ Younis, J Parkash)
  • Staff and youth views on autonomy and emancipation from residential care: A participatory research study (MM Calheiros, JN Patricion, J Graca)

Health Affairs, 32.6 ( June 2013)

  • For states that opt out of medicaid expansion: 3.6 million fewer insured and $8.4 billion less in federal payments (CC Price, C Eibner)
  • black patients more likely than whites to undergo surgery at low-quality hospitals in segregated regions  (J Dimick, J Ruhter, MV Sarrazin, JD Birkmeyer)
  • Recession led to a decline in out-of-pocket spending for children with special health care needs (P Karaca-Mandic, SJ Choi Yoo, BD Sommers)
  • Decline in placebo-controlled trial results suggests new directions for comparative effectiveness research (M Olfson, SC Marcus)
  • Letters: Broken mental health services (E Piper)

Behavioral Disorders, 38.2 (February 2013)

  • Who is writing? Author affiliation across peer-reviewed journals of emotional or behavioral disorder, 2000-2011 (NA Schoenfeld, DM Janney, JL Rekart)
  • Forum: CCBD’s position summary on federal policy on disproportionality in special education (The Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders)

Behavior Analyst, 36.1

  • What it evidence-based behavior analysis? (CA Polenick, SR Flora)
  • A study in the founding of applied behavior analysis through its publications (EK Morris, DE Atlus, NG Smith)
  • Changing course through collaboration (CC St. Peter)
  • Behavioral coaching (HA Seniuk, BN Witts, WL Williams, PM Ghezzi)

Got Journals?

Friday, May 31st, 2013 | Posted in Collections, Faculty, News, Resources, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

We do!  Come in and read the latest issues of  JAIDS, Health Affairs, POZ and Health Services Research.  Here are a few article titles to pique your interests:

JAIDS, 63.2 and 63.supp1

  • The Cost-Effectiveness of Repeat HIV Testing during Pregnancy in a Resource-Limited Setting (L.H. Kim, D.L. Cohan, T.N. Sparks, R.A. Pilliod, Em. Arinaitwe, & A.B. Caughey) – 63.2
  • Temporal Trends in Sexual Behavior among Men Who Have Sex with Men in the United States, 2002 to 2006-2010 (J.S. Leichliter, L.T. Haderxhangi, H.W. Chesson, & S.O. Aral) – 63.2
  • Revisiting the Methodology of Measuring HIV Community Viral Load (O. Xia, E.W. Wiewel, L.V. Torian) – 63.2
  • The Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Network: Translational Research to Reduce Disparities in HIV (M.B. Blank, D.S. Metzger, G.M. Wingood, & R.J. DiClemente) – 63.supp1
  • A New Paradigm for Optimizing HIV Intervention Synergy: The Role of Interdependence in Integrating HIV Prevention Interventions (G.M. Wingood, A. Rubstova, R.J. DiClemente, D. Metzger, M. Blank) – 63.supp1
  • Tailored Treatment for HIV+ Persons with Mental Illness: The Intervention Cascade (M.B. Blank, M.M. Eisenberg) – 63.supp1

Health Affairs, 32.5 (May 2013)

  • Treated Disease Prevalence and Spending Per Treated Case Drove Most of the Growth in Health Care Spending in 1987-2009 (K.E. Thorpe)
  • Independent Review of Social and Population Variation in Mental Health Could Improve Diagnosis in DSM Revisions (H.B. Hansen, Z. Donaldson, B.G. Link, P.S. Bearman, K. Hopper, L.M. Bates, K. Cheslak-Postava … J.O. Teitler)

POZ (June 2013)

  • “National HIV Coming Out Day?” (T. Straube)
  • “Generics Save Money by May Come with Risks” (B. Ryan)
  • “Cure: Gene Therapy Has HIV in a Bind” (B. Ryan)

Health Services Research, 48.3 (2013)

  • Evaluating Survey Quality in Health Services Research: A Decision in Framework for Assessing Nonresponse Bias Free Access (J.R.B. Halbesleben & M. V. Whitman)
  • Mental Illness, Access to Hospitals with Invasive Cardiac Services, and Receipt of Cardiac Procedures by Medicare Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients (Y. Li, L.G. Glance, J.M. Lyness, P. Cram, X. Cai, & D. B. Mukamel)
  • The Relationship between Older American Act Title III State Expenditures and Prevalence of Low-Care Nursing Home Residents (K.S. Thomas & V. Mar)

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New Issues of HSR Available

Monday, May 6th, 2013 | Posted in Collections, Faculty, News, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

We received three (yes, three!) issues of Health Services Research today.  They’re on our shelves waiting to be read.
Need enticement?  How about the Tables of Contents for encouragement … ?


Add to Your Knowledge Bank

Monday, April 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Collections, Faculty, News, Resources, Services, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

New issues of the following journals are available at the FMHI Research Library.

Evaluation and Program Planning (April 2013, v. 37)

This title is available in print and electronically through the USF Libraries E-Journals.

Health Affairs (March 2013, vol. 32 no.3)

JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes

POZ: Health, Life & HIV (April/May 2013)

See the table of contents: http://www.poz.com/archive/2013_Apr_2771.shtml

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