Library Blogs


Blogs authored by UCSF Library staff.

Brought to Light

Stories from UCSF Archives & Special Collections

Discussion and updates about the interesting and unique documents and items from our collections.

As it’s the height of summer, that time of year when many of us head outdoors a bit more often, we thought we’d highlight a first edition from our rare book collection that addresses a potential hiking hazard– snake bites. Dissertatio prima [et secuna] de theriaca in officina...


Creating Tomorrow's CLE

Updates, best practices and resources on content creation for the CLE

This is a friendly reminder that on Saturday, August 2, UCSF faculty, staff and students will no longer be able to create or join Blackboard Collaborate web conference sessions, and all recorded Collaborate sessions will be deleted from the UCSF Collaborative Learning Environment (CLE). As part of...

The Better Presenter

Learn to be a better presenter at UCSF

News, tips and insights that will help you become a better presenter.

In the previous post, we were introduced to Dr. Daniel Lowenstein and his “Last Lecture” presentation, which was both powerful and inspiring. Shortly after writing the post, Dr. Lowenstein contacted me, and we had an interesting discussion about his experience preparing for, and...

In Plain Sight

Ways to access, manage, and publish your information

Searching and citation management tips and educational insights for faculty, researchers, clinicians, and students.

A new generation of citation/reference management applications are making it easier to share references and text with colleagues. This is the first of a series of posts looking at some of the most popular ones. Of all current reference managers Mendeley probably stands out as a collaboration tool...


Tips for your mobile life and work

Tips, reviews, and commentary on mobile apps and devices in higher education and health sciences.

Your smartphone might be the most powerful portable computer you own. It can also contain a lot of personal information. With photos, financial apps, passwords, and email stored on the device, a lost or stolen phone in the wrong hands can be catastrophic. With smartphone thefts on the rise, it...

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