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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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  • One Year Anniversary of NIH Public Access Policy

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    April 7, 2009 marks the one year anniversary of the NIH Public Access Policy, which obliges investigators of NIH-funded research to make their research articles freely available in the NIH PubMed Central archive (PMC). In 1999, UCSF Nobel Laureate and former NIH Director Harold Varmus conceived of what has now become PubMed Central. The idea, then and now, is to utilize the Internet to more broadly distribute the results of taxpayer-funded research.

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  • Purchase Research Software Through the Library

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    Research Software Licensing (RSL) offers discounted annual licenses for several popular data analysis software programs. UCSF faculty and staff are eligible to purchase licenses, and payment is made easy with recharge. All licenses include access to technical support plus any software upgrades that become available during the year.

    Purchase a license or get more information about RSL.

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  • Upcoming Classes on UCSF Chimera at Mission Bay

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    Beginning in late March, UCSF students and personnel can attend classes on UCSF Chimera, an extensible molecular modeling program developed and taught by the UCSF Computer Graphics Laboratory. The Chimera Series consists of seven hands-on classes which cover basic and advanced features of the software. View dates and class descriptions.

    All classes are free and will be held at the Mission Bay FAMRI Library. To sign up, please visit the library class schedule.

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  • Enhanced UC-eLinks Makes It Easier to Get Articles

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    UC-eLinks now links directly to full-text articles from library databases such as PubMed@UCSF. When full text is not available electronically, the UC-eLinks menu is displayed, allowing you to check for a print copy, request the article from another library, add a citation to a bibliography, or get help.

    UC-eLinks is a service to help UCSF students and personnel get articles when searching California Digital Library (CDL) and UCSF Library databases such as PubMed@UCSF. View the UC-eLinks QuickGuide or contact us for more information.

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  • Music in the Library: The Royals

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    The Royals are Katie Colpitts, lead guitarist, and Emily Palen, violinist, of the "blues influenced, hard rock inspired" band Dolorata. They will return to the Library to perform an acoustic set showcasing their musical talent and shared vision, featuring original works and modified pieces from Dolorata.

    Wednesday, March 18, noon-1 p.m.
    Lange Room
    Free admission

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  • Smart Searching and Researching with Google: View the Video

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    In November Dan Russell—the “Uber Tech Lead for Search Quality and User Happiness” at Google—spoke to a full audience in the Lange Room of the UCSF Library on Parnassus. The H.M. Fishbon Memorial Library at Mt. Zion, and the San Francisco division of the Librarians Association of the University of California sponsored this event.

    In his entertaining talk, “Google Search and Research,” Russell describes how Google seeks to improve their search interface and other products. In the last ten minutes of the hour-long presentation, he offers very handy tips for searching Google more efficiently. People interested in this topic are welcome to take the Google Search Tips & Tricks class offered by the UCSF Library.

    UCTV filmed Russell’s presentation, which is available here.

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