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Select Journals Moving to Online Access

Monday, December 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Collections, News, Resources by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

The following journals will move to online-only access in 2014:

If you have questions about these changes, please contact Tomaro Taylor at tomaro@usf.edu.


The FMHI Library Welcomes the CARD Collection

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


In mid-November, the resource library for the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities at USF (CARD) will move to the FMHI Research Library.  The CARD library collection consists of informational and educational resources used by CARD staff.  Although the collection is not available for use by the general public,  the FMHI Research Library provides access to books, journals and other materials for students, researchers, families and friends interested in learning more about Autism spectrum disorder and autism.  Search the USF Libraries’ databases and catalogue for more information.


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.


Articles of Interest

Friday, September 6th, 2013 | Posted in Hours, Resources by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

The following articles appear in journals recently received by the FMHI Research Library.  Stop by to read these and more!

JAIDS, 64.1 (September 1, 2013)

  • Improving health outcomes for IPV-exposed women living with HIV
  • Safety and tolerability of Tenofovir for preexposure prophylaxis among men who have sex with men
  • The clinical implications of high rates of intimate partner violence against HIV-positive women
  • Missed opportunities among HIV-positive women to control viral replication during pregnancy and to have a vaginal delivery
  • Treatment outcomes in AIDS-related diffuse large B-cell Lymphoma in the setting roll out of combination antiretroviral therapy in South Africa

Health Services Research, 48.3

  • Association between traditional nursing home quality measures and two sources of nursing home complaints
  • Serious mental illness and nursing home quality of care
  • Potential bias in medication adherence studies of prevalent users
  • Post-acute care and ACOs – Who will be accountable?

Psychiatric Services, 64.8

  • Clinically significant improved fitness and weight loss among overweight persons with serious mental illness
  • Factors associated with treatment initiation for psychiatric and substance use disorders among persons with HIV
  • What do outpatients with schizophrenia and mood disorders want to learn about their illness?
  • Evaluating the built environment in inpatient psychiatric wards
  • Relationship between relapse and hospitalization in first-episode psychosis
  • Personal accounts: An unsuspected recovery

Evaluation and Program Planning, 40

  • An evaluation of child welfare training program on the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSED)
  • Participation by different stakeholders in participatory evaluation of health promotion: A literature review
  • Organizational structure, leadership and readiness for change and the implementation of organizational cultural competence in addiction health services

Welcome, Faculty & Staff!

Monday, August 26th, 2013 | Posted in Faculty, News, Resources, Services by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

For over 35 years, the FMHI Research Library has provided services directly supporting the research, teaching and educational activities of the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute –  and we’re just getting started.

Librarians Claudia Dold and Tomaro Taylor are here to assist in- and outside of the classroom.  Whether you need assistance formulating a literature review, finding materials to support your research or grant activities, or helping your students navigate the wealth of library resources available, we’re here to help!  We’re also here to provide basic support for Canvas, EndNote, RefWorks, PRONTO, PRESTO, and APA Citation style.

  • Schedule a consultation for either yourself or your student by using our online form.
  • Schedule the FMHI Library Classroom for a workshop or training session by contacting Tomaro.

We look forward to working with you and your students this semester and beyond!  See you in the library.


ProQuest “Problem”

Monday, August 19th, 2013 | Posted in Faculty, News, Resources, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

If you’ve been using any of the ProQuest databases and resources, you may have encountered a new feature – the CAPTCHA (see below).  The CAPTCHA may appear in as little as five downloads during your search.  Proquest implemented this action to counter search engine bots that are inappropriately downloading electronic text.

Please note that USF Librarians have contacted ProQuest regarding the CAPTCHA implementation.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us: http://lib.usf.edu/fmhi/contact-us/.


Example of CAPTCHA:



Example of ProQuest Resources:

  • AIDS and Cancer Reseach Abstracts
  • Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA)
  • Ethnic Newswatch
  • GenderWatch
  • Genetics Abstracts
  • Health & Safety Science Abstracts
  • MEDLINE (CSA-ProQuest)
  • ProQuest Criminal Justice
  • Risk Abstracts
  • Social Services Abstracts
  • Toxicology Abstracts
  • Virology and AIDS Abstracts

CAPTCHA image courtesy of http://www.argazkiak.org/sustatu/tag/captcha/. 
ProQuest logo courtesy of ProQuest LLC.  All rights reserved.


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.


We Have New Journals!

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 | Posted in Faculty, News, Resources, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

The most recent volumes of the following journals have arrived at the FMHI Research Library.  Stop in to read the journals onsite, or request an article through Pronto.  Here are a few article titles to pique your interest:

Health Affairs, vol 32.7 (July 2013)

  • Two-thirds of primary care physicians accepted new Medicaid patients in 2011-2012: A baseline to measure future acceptance rates (SL Decker)
  • Existing Medicaid beneficiaries left off the Affordable Care Act’s prevention bandwago (SE Wilensky & EA Gray)
  • States with the least restrictive regulations experienced the largest increase in patients seen by nurse practitioners (Y-F Kuo, FL Loresto, Jr., LR Rounds, & JS Goodwin)
  • Exempting schoolchildren from immunizations: States with few barriers had highest rates of nonmedical exemptions (NR Blank, AL Caplan, & C Constable)
  • The care span: Population aging and emergency departments: Visits will not increase, lengths-of-stay and hospitalizations will (DJ Pallin, MB Allen, JA Espinola, CA Camargo, Jr.,& JS Bohan)


POZ (July/August 2013)

  • Pride and policy (OR Gutierrez, Jr.)
  • PACHA covers trans issues (T Straube)
  • Yours in the struggle (P Kawata)
  • Viral suppresion without drugs? (B Ryan)
  • The genetic fusion inhibitor (B Ryan)
  • Cure: HDAC inhibitors may fight HIV reservoir (B Ryan)


Health Services Research, 48.4 (August 2013)

  • Association between traditional nursing home quality measures and two sources of nursing home complaints (JL Troyer, W Sause)
  • Disparities in completion of substance abuse treatment between and within racial and ethnic groups (EG Guerrero, JC Marsh, L Duan, C Oh, B Perron, & B Lee)
  • POtential bias in medication adherence studies of prevalent users (ML Maciejewski, CL Bryson, V Wang, M Perkins, & C-F Liu)
  • Post-acute care and ACOs: Who will be accountable? (JM McWilliams, ME Chernew, AM Zaslavsky, BE Landon)
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