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  • Online Journal Archives: JAMA, Endocrine Society, and More

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    The Library provides access to the complete online archives of several journals of importance to UCSF. Did you know about these recent additions?

    The American Medical Association has digitized its volumes all the way back to Volume 1, 1883.

    The Endocrine Society has archived several important titles in their entirety:

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  • Library Service Desk: We're Here to Help


    If you’ve visited the Parnassus Campus Library before, then you probably know that you can check out books, journals, and materials on reserve at the main Library Service Desk.

    But did you know that, as a UCSF affiliate, you can also…

    • get help searching the library catalog or online databases
    • borrow PC and Mac laptops for use in the building
    • check out private study rooms
    • set up or renew your Borrowing Account
    • request materials not available at UCSF
    • and get printing and wireless help?

    The Library Service Desk staff is ready to help! Visit Circulation Services during regular building hours; visit Information Services from 9 am – 7 pm, Monday through Friday.

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  • PubMed Adds Tool to Streamline NIH Policy Compliance


    MyNCBI is a very useful PubMed service that stores saved searches, filters search results into different categories, and highlights search terms. Creating a MyNCBI account is free and takes a minute.

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  • Search Multiple Resources with Cross-Database Search


    Links removed; Cross Database Search has been decommissioned.

    Ever used Kayak.com to search many travel sites simultaneously? Did you know that the Library offers a similar service for searching online resources? Cross-Database Search retrieves high-value results from many journals and databases with just one search. Search handpicked resources in Nursing, Clinical Medicine, Drug Information, Basic Sciences, and Dentistry. You can search all, some, or just one of these subject areas, and the interface makes it easy to narrow your results.

    Try UCSF Cross-Database Search and let us know what you think. We need your feedback to keep this resource available.

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  • New Titles

    View recent acquisitions to the UCSF Library collection.

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  • Three Tools for Tracking Who Has Cited an Article

    Graphic representation of scholarly network of citations

    Once a paper is published in a peer-reviewed journal, it is important to see who cites that paper in subsequent research. This is one indication of the reach of a paper.

    Three databases can help you do this: Google Scholar, Scopus, and Web of Science. The most comprehensive citation tracking would involve searching all three of these databases separately -- they overlap to a good extent, but all have unique content. Below are some examples of how Google Scholar, Scopus, and Web of Science display this information.

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