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  • Instructional Grants Applications Due March 29


    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

    View recent acquisitions to the UCSF Library collection.

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  • PubGet: From PubMed to PDF in One Click


    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


    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


    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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  • Class Schedule Available Through April


    The class schedule for January - April 2010 is currently available. The Library continues to offer basic and advanced training in PubMed@UCSF, EndNote, and RefWorks. Other hands-on classes include Google Search Tips & Tricks, Grants & Funding Sources, and Introduction to Podcasting. All of the classes are free.

    UCSF personnel can sign up for classes on using the Collaborative Learning Environment (CLE) and other instructional media. 

    Five classes are scheduled at SFGH, including Online Nursing Resources and Current Awareness for Research.

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  • Search COS Database for Funding Opportunities


    Are you looking for funding opportunities to support your research or other scholarly works?

    Community of Science (COS) Funding Opportunities lists available grants from sources around the world, including U.S. federal agencies, private foundations, national and local governments, corporations and professional associations/societies, and more.

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  • Moving Day: Second Floor Closes for TLC Construction


    On December 16 the Parnassus Library's 2nd floor will close for the year-long construction of the new Teaching and Learning Center, which opens in January 2011. Several library services are moving to new locations as a result of this move:

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  • Take a Look at Optics InfoBase & SPIE Digital Library


    The UCSF Library is a valuable resource for support of optics research.

    For starters, the Library offers access to Optics InfoBase, a portal to the major journals published by the Optical Society of America. These include the Journal of the Optical Society of America (A and B); Optics Letters; and Optics & Photonics News.

    The Library also provides comprehensive access to the SPIE Digital Library, a comprehensive resource for research in optical science and engineering, electronic imaging, biomedical optics, and microelectronics. The SPIE Digital Library grows significantly each year, and includes the complete text of over 280,000 articles published since 1990. Journals in the Library include the Proceedings of SPIE, the Journal of Biomedical Optics, Optical Engineering, the Journal of Electronic Imaging, and the Journal of Microlithography, Microfabrication, and Microsystems.

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  • New Titles

    View recent acquisitions to the UCSF Library collection.

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