ITM Library Newsletter 2011


e-Journals and e-Books in Cebam Digital Library for Health

The ITM Library has recently licenced a large electronic journal package via Cebam, the Belgian Evidence-based Medicine Center. This rich and diverse collection includes a.o.:

  • 700 additional Elsevier journals, including e.g. Social Science and Medicine and Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.
  • 350 Lippincott Williams and Wilkins journals, including e.g. Academic Medicine and Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases.
  • 1,000 SpringerLink biomedical, life sciences, and medicine journals, including e.g. Archives of Virology and Current Microbiology.
  • Over 4,000 Ebrary e-books.
  • Lots of evidence-based medicine content, including BMJ Clinical Evidence and other European guidelines.
  • Several pharmacopoeias (via MicroMedex).

Unlike most of our current subscriptions the Cebam Digital Library for Health does not feature automatic IP recognition, but requires login accounts. These – grouped per ITM unit – can be obtained from the library at

Earlier the following journal packages were already made available to ITM:

  • Wiley journals: online access to over 1,200 scientific journals, with archives reaching back to 1997. These include biomedical titles such as Journal of Medical Virology and Scandinavian Journal of Immunology, but also a substantial number of humanities and social science journals, including International Social Science Journal or British Journal of Sociology. Also economics, management, psychology, education, nursing, informatics and information science are well represented. You can find the full list of e-journals at Wiley2010.pdf. A selection of individual titles will gradually be integrated within the library’s e-journals list.
  • Mary Ann Liebert journals: online access to 60 scientific journals, with archives back to their first volume, often stretching over 20 years and more. These include long established titles such as AIDS Patient Care and STDs and Viral Immunology, but also e.g. High Altitude Medicine & Biology and Telemedicine and e-Health.
  • Medline with FullText (via EbscoHost): online access to 1,500 journals covered by PubMed/Medline. Take care though: many have a full-text embargo of 6 to 12 months.

You can now also access the library resources from outside the ITM campuses via E-Library login for ITM staff and students, using your personal ITM account


While e-journals have been outshining the traditional printed editions for more than 10 years now, until recently e-books were relatively rare in our collection. The ITM Library has now acquired a substantial number of digital books, either on a title per title selection base, or as part of large e-book package deals such as SpringerLink or Ebrary.


  • Academic medicine: a guide for clinicians.
  • Achieving excellence in biomedical education.
  • Adverse drug reactions.
  • An introduction to epidemiology for health professionals.
  • Antibiotic policies; theory and practice.
  • Antimicrobial drug resistance.
  • Antimicrobial resistance in developing countries.
  • Antiviral strategies.
  • Applied bioinformatics; an introduction.
  • Atlas of clinical hematology.
  • Avian influenza and Newcastle Disease.
  • Bacterial genomes and infectious disease.
  • Bacterial infections of humans: epidemiology and control.
  • Bacterial physiology; a molecular approach.
  • Beyond anthrax; the weaponization of infectious disease.
  • Bergey’s manual of systematic bacteriology.
  • Biostatistics and microbiology; a survival manual.
  • Bioterrorism and infectious agents; a new dilemma for the 21st century.
  • Bridging laboratory and field research for genetic control of disease vectors.
  • Cardiovascular disease in AIDS.
  • Case studies in ethics and HIV research.
  • Cholera toxins.
  • Circumcision and human rights.
  • Clinical hepatology; principles and practice of hepatobilary diseases.
  • Comparative hepatitis.
  • Dale and Hammar’s pulmonary pathology.
  • Dendritic cells.
  • Dengue virus.
  • Diagnostic hematology.
  • Diagnosis and treatment of human mycoses.
  • Disease in wild animals; investigation and management.
  • Emerging infections in Asia.
  • Encyclopedia of genetics, genomics, proteomics and informatics.
  • Encyclopedia of molecular mechanisms of disease.
  • Encyclopedia of parasitology.
  • Encyclopedia of public health.
  • Epidemiology and the delivery of health care services; methods and applications.
  • Essentials of clinical research.
  • Evidence-based medical ethics; cases for practice-based learning.
  • Filoviridiae: the Marburgviruses and Ebolaviruses.
  • Handbook of bioterrorism and disaster medicine.
  • HIV/AIDS in South Africa 25 years on; psychosocial perspectives.
  • HIV and the brain.
  • HIV interactions with host cell proteins.
  • Immunology and immunopathogenesis of malaria.
  • Infectious diseases and arthropods.
  • Malaria drugs, disease and post genome biology.
  • Measles pathogenesis and control.
  • Molecular diagnostics: promises and possibilities.
  • Mosquito ecology.
  • Mosquitoes and their control.
  • New and evolving viruses of the 21st century.
  • New drug development; an introduction to clinical trials.
  • PCR for clinical microbiology.
  • Pediatric infectious diseases revisited.
  • Principles of molecular medicine.
  • The prokaryotes (7 volumes).
  • Sexually transmitted diseases in clinical practice.
  • Sourcebook of models for biomedical research.
  • Understanding the global dimensions of health.
  • Vector biology, ecology and control.
  • Wildlife and emerging zoonotic diseases.
    … and many hundreds more. Check Bulletin 111 (July 2010 – December 2010) for a larger survey.


  • The African trypanosomes.
  • Coming to grips with malaria in the new millenium.
  • Conquest of malaria: Italy, 1900-1962.
  • The filaria.
  • Gender and HIV/AIDS.
  • Good practices in health financing: lessons from reforms in low and middle income countries.
  • HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in Central Asia: country profiles.
  • Improving health service delivery in developing countries: from evidence to action.
  • An introduction to health planning for developing health systems.
  • Investing in strategies to reverse the global incidence of TB.
  • Malaria: a hematological perspective.
  • Malaria: molecular and clinical aspects.
  • Malaria and poverty in Africa
  • War and disease: biomedical research on malaria in the twentieth century.
  • Working in health: finance and management of public health sector workers.


  • Balancing public and private health care systems; the sub-Saharan African experience.
  • Behavioral interventions for prevention and control of sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Clinical and diagnostic virology.
  • District laboratory practice in tropical countries.
  • Emerging infections: an atlas of investigation and management.
  • Evidence-based infectious diseases.
  • Harrison’s principles of internal medicine.
  • Health care research; a handbook for students and practitioners.
  • Health systems, policy, finance, and organization.
  • Holmes’ sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Imaging of parasitic diseases.
  • Infectious diseases: a geographical analysis; emergence and re-emergence.
  • Innovation in global health governance: critical cases.
  • An introduction to geographical information systems.
  • An introduction to quality assurance in health care.
  • Making health policy.
  • Medical microbiology: the big picture.
  • Medical and veterinary entomology.
  • Molecular diagnostics of infectious diseases.
  • Parasites and infectious disease: key discoveries in parasitology.
  • The person with HIV: nursing perspectives.
  • Primary health care: people, practice, place: geographies of health.
  • Removing the barriers to global health equity.
  • Tropical diseases in travelers.
  • Tropical medicine: an illustrated history of the pioneers.
  • The trypanosomiases.
  • When there is no doctor.
  • Zoonoses.
    … and many more.


  • Antibiotics and chemotherapy.
  • Atlas of sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS.
  • Clinical dermatology.
  • Clinical immunology; principles and practice.
  • Clinical respiratory medicine.
  • Diagnostic pathology of infectious disease.
  • Endocrinology; adult and pediatric.
  • Hematology; basic principles and practice.
  • Infectious diseases.
  • Infectious diseases of the fetus and newborn infant.
  • Manson’s tropical diseases.
  • Ophthalmology.
  • Principles and practice of infectious diseases ( = Mandell).
  • Sleisenger and Fordtran’s gastrointestinal and liver disease.
  • Textbook of pediatric infectious diseases.
  • Travel medicine.
  • Vaccines.
    … and several to follow.

Links and access codes can be found on the ITM Intranet. Please take into account that this platform allows for only one single user at the time, temporarily blocking potential additional users.


    • Clinical epidemiology.
    • Danforth’s obstetrics and gynecology.
    • Essentials of epidemiology in public health.
    • Genital dermatology atlas.
    • Handbook of dermatology; a practical manual.
    • Oxford handbook of tropical medicine.
      … and several others.



  • Bookshelf (NCBI).
  • FreeBooks4Doctors (Bernd Sebastian Kamps).
  • Free Online Medical Books (
  • Google Book Search.
  • (Michael P. D’Alessandro).
  • MitOpenCourseWare (MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

The most useful of these e-book titles have been included in the ITM library catalog (i.e. in the Reference Manager version – in the WebSpirs and WinSpirs versions this will become visible with the next update in March), so it’s well worth to check this catalog regularly. For a full survey of available e-books you will need to check the different collections listings.

On the recent acquisitions page you will find weekly and cumulated semestrial surveys of new books in the library collection. You’ll find the most recent one at Bulletin 111, also including a selection of recently acquired e-books. If you’d like to receive free weekly contents pages of our new books, please contact us at

Reference Manager Web Publisher

Next to ITM’s familiar WebSpirs (and WinSpirs) database retrieval platform, the ITM Library databases are also available in the popular Reference Manager format.

Advantages include the weekly database updates and the possibility to directly import our records into your own Reference Manager databases, allowing you all versatile RefMan options of record formating and automatic bibliography generation. The sort and display options in the freely accessible Reference Manager Web Publisher module, however, are rather basic, yet beyond our control.

As far as search strategy is concerned, it is generally advisable to start in the ‘advanced mode’ and to select just one database at the time. It is recommended to use truncation (‘*’), especially when searching ‘indexed fields’ such as authors or keywords. For more information, just click here.

TropMed Central Antwerp – ITM’s open access repository

TropMed Central Antwerp, ITM’s institutional open access repository, now lists over 5,000 publications authored by ITM researchers, from the year 1990 till the present. Due to publishers’ legal copyright restrictions, so far only about 30% of these contain a publicly available full text PDF. We are continually improving this full-text ratio by collecting authors’ preprints, which are generally not subject to such open access distribution limitations.

How to enhance your international visibility: ITM authors are warmly invited to supply any remaining missing preprints – so please from now on don’t discard the final MS-Word versions of your papers, as these will in many cases turn out be the versions that will be used to highlight and distribute your publications to the outside world via TropMed Central Antwerp.

Please also keep in mind that within the ITM site the large majority of post-2000 full text PDF’s is available from within the ITM Staff Publications database. This database is also linked with the ITM website for automatic creation of publication lists on your personal webpages.

!! Final reminder: you can now also access the library resources from outside the ITM campuses via E-Library login for ITM staff and students, using your personal ITM account !!

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