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  • Register to Vote: Deadline is May 4


    Are you registered to vote? This Monday, May 4, is the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming special election on May 19.

    You can begin the registration process online on the California Secretary of State's website. Your registration form must be postmarked or hand-delivered to your county elections office by May 4. The address will be pre-printed for you on the form.

    The Library's Voting Information page provides links that allow you to get official voter information and look up your polling place.

    Make sure you are registered, familiarize yourself with the issues, and remember to vote on May 19!


    Photo by theocean, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike license.

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  • H1N1 Flu Information


    Looking for reliable information on H1N1 (swine flu)? The library recommends the following resources.

    Information from the CDC:
    - H1N1 Flu
    - Key Facts about H1N1 Flu
    - H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

    Information from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and National Institutes of Health (NIH):
    - Swine Flu on MedlinePlus

    These sites offer key facts and recommend common, everyday actions to protect your health.

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  • New Digital Collection: Historical Works in Homeopathy


    The UCSF Library is pleased to present a digital copy of a unique edition of Samuel Hahnemann’s Organon der Heilkunst (Organon of the Medical Art), which established the field of homeopathy. The 5th edition of the Organon, published in 1833, was the last revision published in Hahnemann’s lifetime.

    The UCSF Library holds Samuel Hahnemann’s own copy of the 5th edition, containing his handwritten notes and revisions for the 6th edition. The digital copy is presented in a flip-book format, allowing users to page through the volume and virtually “unfold” Hahnemann’s notes.

    The Organon will be the cornerstone of an online collection of significant works in the history of homeopathy. This homeopathy collection currently includes a manuscript copy of Hahnemann’s text and revisions, used by Dr. Richard Haehl as the basis for the published 6th edition. Additional materials will be added in the future.

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  • Music in the Library: Austin Willacy


    Austin Willacy is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter who has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe as a solo artist. He is also a part of The House Jacks, a multi-award winning a cappella rock band. He’s appeared in Rolling Stone and has performed with icons such as Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles and James Brown, and rising stars like Jem, Vienna Teng, Rachael Yamagata, and Amos Lee.

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  • One Year Anniversary of NIH Public Access Policy


    April 7, 2009 marks the one year anniversary of the NIH Public Access Policy, which obliges investigators of NIH-funded research to make their research articles freely available in the NIH PubMed Central archive (PMC). In 1999, UCSF Nobel Laureate and former NIH Director Harold Varmus conceived of what has now become PubMed Central. The idea, then and now, is to utilize the Internet to more broadly distribute the results of taxpayer-funded research.

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