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The Library has been running a pilot of UCSF Cross-Database Search, a tool that retrieves results from many journals and databases simultaneously. This two-year pilot will come to an end on December 31, and the service will not be continued at this point in time due to cost and low usage.
If you've used Cross-Database Search and would like to provide feedback, or you would like to be notified if we offer a similar product in the future, please contact us.
The Center for Instructional Technology (CIT) is offering two new workshops: Introduction to Digital Video and Introduction to Elluminate. These free classes, like Building Your First Course with the CLE and Introduction to Podcasting, are open to UCSF faculty, staff, and students.
UCSF recently launched a new online tool, UCSF Profiles, that allows researchers to search for investigators based on their expertise. The tool also reveals network relationships between investigators, such as those based on co-authorship or similar research experience.
Brought to UCSF by the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI), UCSF Profiles supports one of several new initiatives at UCSF that will leverage the power of social media to enable collaborations and advance research, teaching, and clinical goals for the university.
For more information on the tool and how it was launched, read the recent UCSF Today article.
The Library has just launched a digital archive of Synapse, the UCSF student newspaper. The paper was first published in 1957. All available print copies are now searchable through the electronic archive.
Original copies of the paper, as well as microfilm, are available by making an appointment with the Library's Archives and Special Collections department. Current issues of the paper are accessible by visiting the Synapse website.
Take a look at the Synapse Archive now.
UCSF students, faculty, and staff: connect your laptop or device to UCSFwpa, the secure and robust campus wireless network. Register once with your MyAccess ID to gain access to full-text articles and databases, including UpToDate and Lexi-Comp. View step-by-step instructions on connecting to UCSFwpa.
In a joint statement issued August 25, University of California and Nature Publishing Group said they have agreed to work together "to address our mutual short- and long-term challenges, including an exploration of potential new approaches and evolving publishing models."
UCSF faculty Keith Yamamoto and Rich Schneider played a key role in bringing this issue to the attention of UC faculty in June when UC Libraries' pricing challenges with NPG were communicated through a letter to faculty.
The joint statement followed a meeting of NPG and UC on August 17. According to the joint statement, both parties "...look forward to a successful planning and experimentation process that results in mutual agreement that serves all stakeholder groups — NPG, the UC libraries, and the scholar community, thus avoiding the need for the boycott that had been discussed at an earlier stage."
You can follow the issue on UC's Reshaping Scholarly Communications website.
San Francisco "summer" weather got you down? Take a break in the Library and curl up with a book from our Popular Reading Collection.
On the Parnassus Library's main floor, we have best sellers, popular fiction, and non-fiction, not to mention comfortable chairs and views of the city in all its foggy glory. We also have newspapers and magazines. UCSF personnel and students may check out books for 4 weeks.
At the Mission Bay FAMRI Library, we offer newspapers and magazines.