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  • Music in the Library: Dogcatcher

    Dogcatcher band members

    Based out of San Jose, the indie band Dogcatcher was equally influenced by vintage soul music, folky Americana, and contemporary hip-hop beats. Dogcatcher was chosen twice as one of the top-20 local bands in the Bay Area by Modern Rock radio station Live 105 in 2012 and 2013, and have played acoustic sets in the Poster Room of the legendary Fillmore during performances by The Eels, Spiritualized, The Dandy Warhols, Conor Oberst, Neon Trees, and Crosby, Stills & Nash.

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  • Use F1000 Journal Clubs to Share and Discuss Research Papers

    F1000 Journal Club

    F1000 Journal Clubs is a new tool within the F1000 Prime database that helps scientists create, organize, and share results from journal clubs, where individuals meet to discuss selected research papers. F1000 Journal Clubs aims to facilitate collaboration between departments and labs and to provide an opportunity to promote scholarly activity through public clubs.

    After logging in to Journal Clubs, the organizer has several options to create and manage the club.

    Set-up features:

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  • Lecture by Laurie Garrett: Tracking Disease, Forecasting Futures

    Laurie Garrett

    Join us on Friday, February 21st as Laurie Garrett, Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist and researcher, gives a special presentation at UCSF. This is the inaugural lecture in a new series from UCSF Archives & Special Collections.

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  • Watch: UCSC Genome Browser Workshop

    UCSC Genome Browser lecture recording

    On January 21st, Dr. Robert Kuhn from UC Santa Cruz conducted a special workshop on the UCSC Genome Browser. If you weren't able to attend, you can watch the recorded presentation online.

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  • Adopt-a-Book: Help Us Restore and Preserve 150 Rare Books

    UCSF’s Rare Book Collection contains more than 15,000 volumes, including items from the 15th century, collected over the past 150 years through donations and gifts from faculty, alumni, and friends of the Library. Over time, many books have deteriorated so that additional use would add further damage to their condition. As a busy research library, it is important that we keep these materials accessible to present and future researchers.

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  • Library Zones: Choose the Right Noise Level for Your Needs

    Students working collaboratively in Parnassus Library

    What's your study style? Do you prefer silence, or do you like to study in groups? In an effort to support a variety of volume preferences in the Parnassus Library's study spaces, we've designated four types of zones throughout the building.

    Quiet Study - This zone offers a quiet space for intensive study. You'll find Quiet Study signs posted in the UCSF Quiet Study Room (5th floor) and in the Browsing Room (4th floor). 

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  • January 21: UCSC Genome Browser Workshop

    UCSC bioinformatics logo

    Join us on January 21st as Dr. Robert Kuhn, Associate Director of the UCSC Genome Browser, conducts a special workshop at UCSF.

    UCSC Genome Browser: New Features and Hidden Treasures [details]
    Tuesday, January 21, 2014
    2:00 - 3:30 pm
    Nursing Building 217

    Learn more about the UCSC Genome Browser, or register for the free workshop.

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  • Library Holiday Hours and Closures

    paper snowflake

    Happy Holidays from the UCSF Library! Please take note of our reduced winter hours and closures over the next few weeks.

    December 22: The Parnassus Library will close early; the Mission Bay Library will be closed. See details.

    December 23 - January 1: All locations will be closed. The Hearst Reading Room will still be accessible to UCSF students for 24/7 study.

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  • December 10: Coffee Break for UCSF Students

    Coffee and cookies

    UCSF students, it's the middle of finals, and we know you're tired from all that studying! Stop by the Library on Tuesday, December 10th to relax and recharge for a few minutes. We’ll have coffee, tea, and cookies on hand.

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Parnassus Campus Library "Living Room" (near the lobby, main floor)

    Sponsored by the UCSF Library.

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  • DataShare: Open Data for the Global Research Community

    DataShare logo

    DataShare is a new web-based product that aims to address the growing need for data sharing tools and services at UCSF and beyond. A collaboration between the UCSF Library, CTSI, and the California Digital Library, DataShare fosters a culture of open science, reduces barriers to data sharing, encourages good practice, and enables investigators to publish any type of research data in a way that supports discoverability, citation, and long-term access.

    DataShare allows UCSF researchers to:

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