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  • Synapse Archive Now Online


    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.

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  • New Titles in the Library's Collection

    View recent acquisitions to the UCSF Library collection.

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  • Campus Wireless: Use UCSFwpa


    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.

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  • UC and Nature Publishing Group Agree to Work Together


    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.

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  • TLC Supports Interprofessional Health Education


    The new Teaching and Learning Center on the Parnassus Library’s second floor exemplifies the Chancellor’s education priority, one of five key priorities outlined to guide UCSF in its pursuit of continued excellence.

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  • At Your Leisure: Take a Break with a Book or Magazine


    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.

    See the magazines and newspapers in our collection.

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  • New Titles in the Library's Collection

    View recent acquisitions to the UCSF Library collection.

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  • Tracking UCSF Research Now Easier


    The Library is pleased to announce a new web page that helps you track UCSF research patterns, whether you're an author wanting to know how often you've been cited or a research officer wanting to know where UCSF authors publish.

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  • Journals Being Considered for Cancellation


    Due to significant budget cuts across the UC system, the UCSF Library must cut online journal titles more aggressively than in the past. Journal subscription costs represent the single largest amount of the Library's collection budget. For 2011, the UC Library system is coordinating a review of several publisher journal packages that are up for renewal in order to bring costs down.

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  • Historic Texts in Occupational Health


    An exhibit on the 5th floor of the Library features key historic texts in the history of occupational health, ranging from the 15th to the 20th century.

    On display are several editions of Bernardino Ramazzini's De Morbis Artificum (considered the founding work of occupational medicine), including the first edition and the first English edition, Diseases of Tradesmen. Earlier works, such as a rare edition of Stockhausen's Libellus De Lithargyrii Fumo Noxio Morbificio, describe diseases of miners.

    The exhibit includes works by Charles Thackrah, Florence Nightingale, Horace Vernon, Alice Hamilton, and other significant contributors to the field.

    The exhibit will be on view through August 26, in the display cases outside the Technology Commons.

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