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  • February 9 – Free Coursera Online Class – Register Today

    The Library will be launching Introduction to Clinical Neurology on Coursera Monday,
    February 9. Upon completion students are eligible to receive a Statement of
    Accomplishment and a Verified Certificate.  In addition, Continuing Medical Education
    (CME) credit is available for successfully completing this course.

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  • Help Us Select Clinics of North America Titles >

    The UCSF Library would like your help in identifying which Clinics of North America titles we should continue subscribing to on the ScienceDirect platform. Please fill out our survey by Friday, February 6 to indicate which Clinics you value.  


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  • MD Consult Discontinued

    As of January 1, 2015, MD Consult has been discontinued by its producer, Elsevier, and is no longer available at UCSF or any of the University of California campuses. MD Consult was a popular online resource containing the full text of medical books, journals, and review articles from the Clinics of North America series. Elsevier replaced MD Consult with a much broader and more expensive product, ClinicalKey. This product would have cost UCSF almost double in 2015 and therefore the Library is unable to license it.

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  • Safari Tech Books Available Online

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    Want to learn more about HTML5, Drupal, or Photoshop? Looking for how-to resources on programming languages, Google Analytics, or Microsoft Office applications?

    The Library provides access to Safari Books Online. Browse over  2,000 full-text resources on a variety of technical subjects, including:

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  • Sign Up for Free Library Classes

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    The class schedule for Winter 2015 is now available.

    The Library is offering a new course on Choosing a Reference Manager. Learn the differences between EndNote, RefWorks, Zotero and Mendeley and find out which tool is the right one to meet your need.

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  • Lecture December 5: Karl F. Meyer, California’s Forgotten Microbe Hunter

    Join us on Friday, December 5th as Mark Honigsbaum, PhD, gives a lecture in a series launched by UCSF Archives & Special Collections.

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  • Extended Library Hours During Finals


    To accommodate students during finals, the Parnassus Library will stay open until 11pm on these dates:

    • Sunday 11/30 through Thursday 12/04
    • Sunday 12/07 through Thursday 12/11
    • Sunday 12/14 through Thursday 12/18 

    View detailed building and service hours during finals.

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  • Attend a free Tech Clinic for learning technology support

    Interested in trying something new? Would you like to incorporate technology into a class?  Looking for ways to engage students through technology? Not sure how to create a quiz or forum in CLE?  Want feedback in how your online course is designed?  Drop-in help for teaching and technology tools is available to you through the Library Learning Technologies Group’s Tech Clinics.

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  • Kevin Souza: the Library is the most important partner in UCSF's educational mission

    October is National Medical Librarians Month. Celebrate the UCSF Library by hearing stories from customers in the community expressing how our services have helped them to succeed.

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  • The library helps make sense of NIH Open Access Policy

    "Research Management Services Team I is very grateful for the impressive support provided by Anneliese Taylor in the past year. Anneliese helped a huge number of UCSF staff and faculty understand and effectively navigate the NIH Public Access Policy and resolve noncompliant publications. Her depth of knowledge of the NIH Public Access Policies and the applicable systems is astounding. RMS Team I thanks her for all she does!"

    - Monica Hazelwood, Pre-Award Team Manager, Research Management Services Administration

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