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  • 24/7 Reference Assistance: Ask A Librarian

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    Have you ever needed to look something up at 2 am and discovered that Google alone just wouldn't cut it? Ever wonder if you're getting all the articles you need -- or the best articles -- on a given topic?

    The University of California Libraries now offer 24-hour chat reference assistance. Library staff from throughout the UC system, or around the world depending on the time of day, are ready to assist you.

    At this time UCSF librarians do not staff this service, but we'll be alerted whenever a question from a UCSF patron requires further assistance. We hope this is an effective new tool to help with your research needs, in addition to the many other ways we can help. If you try out Ask a Librarian, please let us know what you think.

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  • LGBT Life: Available from the UCSF Library

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    Updated weekly, the LGBT Life database is a premier gateway to the world's literature on issues of concern to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations. Details are available about every article ever published in historical publications such as Christopher Street and ONE. There is also coverage of book chapters, speeches, and dissertations, making LGBT Life a significant research resource.

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  • My ILL Requests: Track Your Interlibrary Requests Online

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    UCSF students and personnel can now track their active Interlibrary Requests online using My ILL Requests. Find out if your request has been received or is in process by the lending library.

    In addition to viewing open requests, use My ILL Requests to initiate new requests from Melvyl or Citation Linker, request renewals, and cancel requests online.

    For more information about this service, view our My ILL Requests QuickGuide.

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  • New Ebooks Available Through December: Your Input Needed

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    The Library has trial access to the Thieme Electronic Library. This collection of 43 online textbooks includes the Flexibook Atlases and Textbook series, covering numerous specialties such as biochemistry, pharmacology, and radiology.

    You can search the entire collection or in individual books. The Advanced Search link below the main search box offers additional search options.

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  • Announcing Cross-Database Search

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    The Library is pleased to introduce a one-stop search engine designed to access information from several credible resources at once. Employing a familiar, intuitive search interface, UCSF Cross-Database Search [link removed] quickly retrieves high-value results from journals and databases subscribed to by UCSF.

    To offer a search tool tailored to the UCSF community, the Library partnered with Deep Web Technologies and handpicked resources in Nursing, Clinical Medicine, Drug Information, Basic Sciences, and Dentistry. Users have the option to search all, some, or one of these subject areas at a time, and the search interface makes it easy to refine lengthy results.

    Try UCSF Cross-Database Search and let us know what you think.

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  • Test Drive Our New Resources

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    We need your input! Our new Under Consideration page gathers all the new products that the Library is testing in order to improve your access to quality health sciences information. Currently we have two product trials that will end June 30 -- Ingenuity Pathways Analysis and Faculty of 1000 Medicine.

    Please take some time to explore each tool and then complete our very short survey to give us your feedback about the products under consideration.

    Also, take a few moments to check out our featured resources gathered on the same page. These are hidden gems that everyone at UCSF can access already, such as a very extensive collection of electronic books. We're always glad to get feedback from you about these and other resources.

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  • Register to Vote: Deadline is May 4

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    Are you registered to vote? This Monday, May 4, is the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming special election on May 19.

    You can begin the registration process online on the California Secretary of State's website. Your registration form must be postmarked or hand-delivered to your county elections office by May 4. The address will be pre-printed for you on the form.

    The Library's Voting Information page provides links that allow you to get official voter information and look up your polling place.

    Make sure you are registered, familiarize yourself with the issues, and remember to vote on May 19!

     

    Photo by theocean, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike license.

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  • H1N1 Flu Information

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    Looking for reliable information on H1N1 (swine flu)? The library recommends the following resources.

    Information from the CDC:
    - H1N1 Flu
    - Key Facts about H1N1 Flu
    - H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

    Information from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and National Institutes of Health (NIH):
    - Swine Flu on MedlinePlus

    These sites offer key facts and recommend common, everyday actions to protect your health.

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  • New Digital Collection: Historical Works in Homeopathy

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    The UCSF Library is pleased to present a digital copy of a unique edition of Samuel Hahnemann’s Organon der Heilkunst (Organon of the Medical Art), which established the field of homeopathy. The 5th edition of the Organon, published in 1833, was the last revision published in Hahnemann’s lifetime.

    The UCSF Library holds Samuel Hahnemann’s own copy of the 5th edition, containing his handwritten notes and revisions for the 6th edition. The digital copy is presented in a flip-book format, allowing users to page through the volume and virtually “unfold” Hahnemann’s notes.

    The Organon will be the cornerstone of an online collection of significant works in the history of homeopathy. This homeopathy collection currently includes a manuscript copy of Hahnemann’s text and revisions, used by Dr. Richard Haehl as the basis for the published 6th edition. Additional materials will be added in the future.

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  • Music in the Library: Austin Willacy

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    Austin Willacy is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter who has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe as a solo artist. He is also a part of The House Jacks, a multi-award winning a cappella rock band. He’s appeared in Rolling Stone and has performed with icons such as Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles and James Brown, and rising stars like Jem, Vienna Teng, Rachael Yamagata, and Amos Lee.

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