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UCSF Library News

  • Online Journal Archives: JAMA, Endocrine Society, and More

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    The Library provides access to the complete online archives of several journals of importance to UCSF. Did you know about these recent additions?

    The American Medical Association has digitized its volumes all the way back to Volume 1, 1883.

    The Endocrine Society has archived several important titles in their entirety:

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  • Library Service Desk: We're Here to Help

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    If you’ve visited the Parnassus Campus Library before, then you probably know that you can check out books, journals, and materials on reserve at the main Library Service Desk.

    But did you know that, as a UCSF affiliate, you can also…

    • get help searching the library catalog or online databases
    • borrow PC and Mac laptops for use in the building
    • check out private study rooms
    • set up or renew your Borrowing Account
    • request materials not available at UCSF
    • and get printing and wireless help?

    The Library Service Desk staff is ready to help! Visit Circulation Services during regular building hours; visit Information Services from 9 am – 7 pm, Monday through Friday.

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  • PubMed Adds Tool to Streamline NIH Policy Compliance

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    MyNCBI is a very useful PubMed service that stores saved searches, filters search results into different categories, and highlights search terms. Creating a MyNCBI account is free and takes a minute.

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  • Search Multiple Resources with Cross-Database Search

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    Links removed; Cross Database Search has been decommissioned.

    Ever used Kayak.com to search many travel sites simultaneously? Did you know that the Library offers a similar service for searching online resources? Cross-Database Search retrieves high-value results from many journals and databases with just one search. Search handpicked resources in Nursing, Clinical Medicine, Drug Information, Basic Sciences, and Dentistry. You can search all, some, or just one of these subject areas, and the interface makes it easy to narrow your results.

    Try UCSF Cross-Database Search and let us know what you think. We need your feedback to keep this resource available.

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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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