Access to Library and Literature Search

Fellows and faculty have access to two physical libraries, one at Baptist Hospital (Jaffee Medical Library) and the other at South Miami Hospital (Marmot Foundation Health Sciences Library). They have 24/7 networked access from all Baptist Health entities to a comprehensive electronic library with links to over 800 electronic journals and 100 medical textbooks and other web-based information sources. Reprints of journal articles can be requested from the library or via interlibrary loan with other hospital and medical school libraries throughout the United States. Instruction and classes are available from the library staff. These resources are reviewed for currency and appropriateness, including accuracy of the electronic links, by the library staff. Online access to UpToDate and MDConsult is available from all hospital computers.

In addition, Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute has its own on-site library of journals and other major medical publications. Video tapes and CDs of interesting cases, including the previous year's International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET), live cases regularly performed at the Institute, and other educational videos targeting special modalities in interventional medicine and noninvasive diagnostic testing are included. Journal subscriptions include:

  • Neurology
  • Journal of the American College of Cardiology
  • Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
  • American Heart Journal
  • American Journal of Roentgenology
  • Radiographics
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Science
  • American Journal of Neuroradiology
  • Vascular Medicine
  • European Journal of Vascular Surgery
  • Academic Radiology
  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • Investigative Radiology
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Circulation
  • Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
  • Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology.


Fellows also have online access to the Shimberg Health Sciences Library located at the University of South Florida. An extensive catalog of information is available full text online, and an interlibrary loan service offers borrowing privileges from universities nationwide. Fellows can access this information by logging in to the university website with their identification number. Some topics that may be of interest to incoming fellows are:



  • Bibliographic software instruction (i.e. EndNote)
  • Accessing full text literature from off campusUsing the MeSH database to search PubMed
  • The ins and outs of the Web of knowledge database
  • My NCBI
  • Navigating the USF library catalog
  • Structuring search strategies in literature databases
  • Creating posters using MS PowerPoint and MS Excel