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  • Mission Bay Library Extends Hours for UCSF Students

    People studying in UCSF Mission Bay Library

    Beginning Monday, March 5, the Mission Bay FAMRI Library will be open until midnight on Mondays through Thursdays. Admission to the library after 9:00 pm will be for UCSF students, postdoctoral fellows, and residents only, via the computer lab entrance immediately to the left of the main library doors.

    From 9:00 pm until midnight, no library staff will be present, but a UCSF police department security guard will be on site to ensure a safe environment.

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  • Over 2,000 Elsevier Ebooks Now Available

    Various ebook covers from Elsevier ScienceDirect

    The UCSF community now has online access to over 2,000 Elsevier ebooks, thanks to the Library’s recent purchase of ebooks published on the ScienceDirect platform. Elsevier’s imprints include Academic Press, Churchill-Livingstone, Elsevier, Mosby, and Saunders. The purchase is comprised of:

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  • Music in the Library: Avi Vinocur

    Avi Vinocur performing live

    At 23 years old, Avi Vinocur’s folk music bleeds the love of classic novels and poetry that so enthrall the mind of this San Francisco based singer-songwriter. His songs draw comparisons to a young Bob Dylan or Paul Simon, maintaining elegant melodies with lyrics that stand alone as poems.

    Avi spent 3 years as a member of The Stone Foxes and currently performs as a member of Goodnight, Texas. Avi plays guitar, mandolin, banjo, and a Kurzweil Keytar.

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  • IPHE Grant Applications Due April 16

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    Applications for the Instructional Grants Program, 2012-2013, are now being accepted. Funds are available to support instructional improvement projects focused on interprofessional health education, to be initiated during the 2012-2013 academic year. This grant program is funded by UCSF's new Center for Excellence in Interprofessional Health Education and the Library.

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  • Melvyl Adds New Journal Articles

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    Melvyl, the discovery tool of the UC libraries, has recently been enriched with several million new journal articles and other documents from a wide range of databases. This is especially helpful for broad, multidisciplinary topics. Once you find a relevant database for your topic, you can then search that specific database via the library’s website. Relevant databases to the UCSF community include:

    • BioMed Central
    • BioOne
    • ERIC
    • History of Science, Technology & Medicine

    Some tips:

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  • The Better Presenter: New Blog Offers Tips and Resources

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    The UCSF Library has launched a new blog called The Better Presenter. Inspired by the in-person workshop of the same name (formerly Presentation Zen), the blog provides news, tips, and insights to help UCSF faculty, students, and staff become more effective and engaging presenters. In the blog, we will discuss new techniques, identify examples of great presentations, share learning resources, and incorporate the teachings of industry movers and shakers.

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  • Class Schedule Available Through March

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    The class schedule for January - March 2012 is now available. The Library continues to offer free training in PubMed@UCSF, Wiki@UCSF, EndNote, RefWorks, and the CLE.

    In addition to these classes, UCSF students and personnel can register for multimedia and presentation workshops, such as:

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  • Parnassus Library Now Open on Saturdays

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    We are extremely pleased to announce that the Parnassus Campus Library will be open on Saturdays once again as of January 7, 2012. Saturday hours for 2012 will be 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Continuation of Saturday hours beyond 2012 is contingent on future funding.

    View full schedule of library hours.

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  • UCSF to Receive $6.9 Million for Tobacco Documents Collection

    Legacy Tobacco Documents Library

    Updated 12/21/2011, 2:30 pm

    The three largest tobacco companies in the U.S. have agreed to pay $6.9 million for UCSF's Legacy Tobacco Documents Library, an online collection of internal tobacco company documents first launched in 2002.

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  • Library Holiday Hours and Closures

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    Happy Holidays from the UCSF Library! Please take note of our reduced winter hours and closures over the next few weeks.

    December 23: The libraries at Parnassus and Mission Bay will close early. See details.

    December 24 - January 2: All locations will be closed. The Hearst Reading Room will still be accessible to UCSF students for 24/7 study.

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