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  • New Titles

    View recent acquisitions to the UCSF Library collection.

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  • Three Tools for Tracking Who Has Cited an Article

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    Once a paper is published in a peer-reviewed journal, it is important to see who cites that paper in subsequent research. This is one indication of the reach of a paper.

    Three databases can help you do this: Google Scholar, Scopus, and Web of Science. The most comprehensive citation tracking would involve searching all three of these databases separately -- they overlap to a good extent, but all have unique content. Below are some examples of how Google Scholar, Scopus, and Web of Science display this information.

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  • Improved Access to Medical Calculators

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    The UCSF Library strives to support efficient point-of-care decision making. Medical calculators are an essential tool, and have long been available through Library resources such as Micromedex and STAT!Ref. We’ve recently simplified access to calculators, including MedCalc 3000 and Lexi-Comp.

    Direct links to calculators are now available in two places:

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  • Saturday Access to Library’s Hearst Room for Students

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    The Library is very excited to begin offering UCSF students access to a portion of the Parnassus Campus Library on Saturdays. Beginning this Saturday, February 27, UCSF students can enter and use the Hearst Reading Room from 8am to 8pm. The Hearst Room is located just beyond the main floor Service desk and includes tables, carrels, and group study rooms. On Saturdays, the Hearst room can be accessed via ID card from a separate door located to the left of the Library’s main entrance.

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  • Publishing in a Springer Journal? Choose Open Access

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    Since 2009, UCSF authors have been able to make articles they publish in over 2,000 Springer journals freely available to researchers throughout the world, without payment of any author fees. This is thanks to an expansion of Springer’s Open Choice program, negotiated by the California Digital Library for UC faculty.

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  • Instructional Grants Applications Due March 29

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    Applications for the Instructional Grants Program, 2010-2011, are now being accepted. Funds are available to support instructional improvement projects focused on interprofessional education, to be completed during the 2010-2011 academic year. This grant program seeks to address one of the goals of the campus strategic plan: "ensure that students and trainees are immersed in a culture that embraces interdisciplinary, interprofessional and transdisciplinary educational programs."

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  • New Titles

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  • PubGet: From PubMed to PDF in One Click

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    When you're searching PubMed@UCSF, it can take several clicks to get from a citation to the article you want. Wouldn't it be great to get to the full text immediately?

    PubGet streamlines access to the PDF article. You can also browse the latest issues of top journals and bookmark your favorite articles. View more features of PubGet.

    Please try it out and tell us what you think.

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  • Scopus: Track UCSF Research Impact

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    Want to track who’s citing your papers? Are you trying to understand the breadth of UCSF’s research output?

    Scopus is available from the UCSF Library on a trial basis through the end of 2010. Scopus allows researchers to see who has cited their work in the past, and to follow new citations going forward by setting up alerts through email or RSS. It allows research officers to develop a profile of UCSF research output, both for specific years and over time.

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  • UCSF Teaching & Learning Center: Project Underway

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    The UCSF Teaching & Learning Center (TLC) is on track for construction to begin in February, now that the second floor of the Parnassus Campus Library has been completely emptied. The TLC will be an integrated facility consisting of a simulation and clinical skills education center, technology-enhanced active-learning classrooms, computing labs, and communications technology to support telehealth education. The Center is a signature project for education across all programs at UCSF.

    With the closure of the 2nd floor, visit the temporary Technology Commons on the 5th floor and the new Copy/Cashier service window on the 3rd floor.

    An exhibit about the TLC is now on display on the first floor of the Parnassus Campus Library. You can also visit the TLC website to learn more about the project, view photos and plans, and read project updates. Subscribe to an RSS feed for updates or follow @ucsf_tlc on Twitter.

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