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Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics

Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics. Klieman, Marcdante, Jenson, Behrman. Elsevier Saunder. 5e. 2006.

Useful book for medical students and junior paediatric doctors. Focuses on normal growth and development and on the diagnosis, management and prevention of common childhood diseases and disorders. Purchase of the book entitles the buyer to the complete text and illustrations from the book online at Allows content clipping to PDAs. Also provides buyer one year access to, the online version of Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics.

The book covers the core curriculum of the medical school pediatric clerkship.

Good layout. Could use more illustrations and radiological images. Otherwise a very useful textbook for medical students. An alternative to Lissauer and Clayden’s Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics.

Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics


July 7, 2009 Posted by | Books, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

the Rice mother by Rani Manicka

Set in Malaya during the World War II, this story traces the life of a matriarch and the struggles she faces in raising her family. The narrative voice alters between the men and women of this amazing tale. The reader will come across myths that are cleverly woven into the story and enjoy the imagery that it evokes.
A good read for students who want some insight into the history of Malaya and the unheard stories. It also captures the strength of an individual in the face of adversary and introduces us to understanding various perspectives of a situation.

July 1, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

State of e-Learning in Canada. May 2009

The Canadian Council on  Learning released its report on the state of e-Learning in Canada. The report can be obtained from

The report points out that e-learning shows great promise to improve Canada’s economic competitiveness and prepare Canadians for the demands of the 21st century and act as a fundamental tool for fostering a lifelong learning society. However, several issues are constraining the country’s ability to take full advantage of e-learning’s potential.

June 3, 2009 Posted by | Online Resources, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Rapid Review Physiology. TA Brown.

Rapid Review Physiology. Thomas Brown. Mosby. 2007.

Great book for revising physiology for USMLE Step 1 and other basic medical examinations. Although core material is physiology, it is linked regularly to clinical context and integrated with respect to anatomy, pathology and pharmacology. Includes 100 one best answer MCQs with answers. A link is provided to additional 250 questions at
Part of the Rapid Review series by Mosby. Recommended for UGs.

April 30, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

How to Write a Thesis. Rowena Murray.

How to write a thesis. 2e. Rowena Murray. OpenUP. 2006.

Rowena Murray is a Reader in the Dept of Educational and Professional Studies at the University of Strathclyde who has developed a Thesis Writing Course. She is also author of How to Survive your Viva and Writing for Academic Journals, both published by OpenUP. Addresses the needs of PhD and Masters candidates as well as those of undergraduate research projects. Incorporates tips and techniques, summaries and checklists.

April 28, 2009 Posted by | Books, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Welcome to the IMU Library!

Welcome to the IMU Library blog! We will use this site to keep you informed of the learning resources available, new additions as they are added to the existing collections  and events that will benefit library users.

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February 11, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment