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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:
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.
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.
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."
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?
Please try it out and tell us what you think.
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.
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.
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.
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.