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UCSF Library News

  • Genentech Hall Study Space Closed as of March 21


    Effective Monday, March 21st, Genentech Hall Room S-227 will no longer be available as a study space. This room is being converted into a much needed Teaching Lab that will be a shared-use facility for class-based instruction of wet bench methodologies, techniques, and projects. Construction of the new Teaching Lab is expected to be completed by this summer.

    The Library in the Mission Bay Community Center will continue to be open Mondays - Thursdays, 9:00am to 9:00pm, and Fridays, 9:00am to 5:30pm.

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  • A Journey from Earthenware to Porcelain


    A new exhibit presents Japan's ceramic journey from earthenware to porcelain, demonstrating the technical brilliance, refined aesthetics, and feeling for nature that lies at the heart of Japanese ceramics.

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  • Netter Atlas of Human Anatomy Now Available Online


    The fifth edition of the popular Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy is now available on the UCSF network via Netter Reference.

    Over 500 of Netter's classic anatomy images are included in this edition, and selected videos from Netter's 3-D Interactive Anatomy complement the images. Some features of the new web version include:

    • Labels for each image that can be turned on or off;
    • Images can be easily downloaded as a zip file for documents, presentations, and other teaching materials (for use at UCSF only; requires StuffIt program for use on Mac);
    • Images can also be saved into a "Lightbox" for use in a slideshow within the Netter site (requires Individual login);
    • Up to 200 copies of presentations with content from the Atlas may be printed.

    View Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy.

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  • Two New Study Spaces in the Library


    We are pleased to announce the opening of two new quiet study spaces in the Parnassus Campus Library.

    Located on the fifth floor, the Blumenthal East Asian Room offers students a light-filled, comfortable study space. Students can enjoy the views of the adjacent Japanese roof garden through its western windows and the Golden Gate to the north. The room contains a variety of furniture, including leather easy chairs, tables, and carrels. UCSF students can access the room with their campus ID cards.

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  • New Titles in the Library's Collection

    View recent acquisitions to the UCSF Library collection.

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  • In Plain Sight: New Blog Helps You Manage Information


    The education and reference librarians at the UCSF Library have launched a new, co-authored blog, In Plain Sight. Highlighting ways to access, manage, present, and publish information, the blog is intended for faculty, researchers, clinicians, and students.

    Weekly posts provide tips for:

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  • SciFinder Scholar: New Web-Based Version to Replace Client


    The client/download version of SciFinder Scholar will be retired on June 30, 2011. After that, you will only be able to access SciFinder via the web. If you currently use the client to access Chemical Abstracts and other databases, you are advised to begin using SciFinder Web as soon as possible.

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  • New: UCSF Mobile Web Includes Library Catalog


    Search for books and journals right on your mobile device! UCSF Mobile Web now includes an option to search the Library Catalog. From the Library options page, choose the link, "Find Books and Journals."

    The mobile library catalog is currently optimized for iOS and Android. Later releases will support a wider range of mobile devices.

    Visit m.ucsf.edu and let us know what you think.

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  • Informa Healthcare Journal Package to Be Canceled


    Effective February 15, 2011, the UC system will lose online access to new articles from journals published by Informa Healthcare. All articles published online through 2010 will continue to be accessible under the terms of the UC-wide contract. Through the contract, UCSF had current access to 115 titles from Informa, which was formerly part of Taylor & Francis Publishing.

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  • Japanese Prints on Display in TLC and First Floor Gallery


    A new exhibit highlighting prints and scrolls from UCSF's East Asian Collection is now on display in the Parnassus Campus Library's first floor gallery. Enlarged reproductions of several of the prints also adorn the walls of the Teaching and Learning Center on the second floor. The large-scale prints enhance the TLC's "huddle spaces," which were designed to promote impromptu collaboration among students and faculty outside of the classroom.

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