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  • Use EZproxy to Access Online Resources from Off Campus

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    The Library now provides EZproxy, a new way to access subscription library content from off campus. EZproxy works with MyAccess and allows UCSF users to easily view full-text articles, ebooks, and databases from off the UCSF network. You no longer need to log into campus VPN to access the Library’s online resources.

    To use EZproxy, follow these simple steps:

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  • DataShare: Open Data for the Global Research Community

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    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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  • Watch: Open Access Innovators at UCSF

    Florie Charles, Robert Judson, Alex Pico

    In late October, the UCSF Library celebrated Open Access Week with two notable lectures at Mission Bay and Parnassus.

    UCSF's Open Access Innovators [view the lecture]

    UCSF students, postdocs, and scholars present their innovative, open tools – Youreka Science, Journal Lab, and WikiPathways – and discuss how they improve research and scholarship at UCSF and beyond.

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  • Exhibition on the Rise and Response to the AIDS Epidemic

    Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture

    Beginning November 25, the UCSF Library will host an exhibition from the National Library of Medicine that explores the rise of AIDS in the early 1980s and the evolving response to the epidemic over the last 30 years.  

    Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture

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  • Safari Tech Books: Back by Popular Demand

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    Want to learn more about HTML5, Drupal, or Photoshop? Looking for how-to resources on programming languages, Google Analytics, or Microsoft Office applications?

    As a result of feedback from our recent user survey, the Library has renewed access to Safari Books Online. Browse approximately 2,000 full-text resources on a variety of technical subjects, including:

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  • HaPI: Find the Right Instrument for Your Research

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    Looking for the right instrument for your research? The Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI) database provides easy access to questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, coding schemes, and rating scales in various fields -- medicine, nursing, public health, psychology, sociology, social work, communication, and organizational behavior/human resources.

    Use HaPI to identify what instruments are available in your field, their reliability and validity, and where to find/order a specific instrument.

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  • Attend Shades of Open Access on October 29

    Open Access panelists

    How do the latest open access and open data developments impact you? On October 29, learn how the new UC Open Access policy affects UCSF researchers, how it intersects with the NIH Public Access Policy, and what’s in store for helping you manage your article deposits and for making your data open via DataShare. This event is an opportunity to share your thoughts and experiences on open access publishing.

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  • October 2013: Celebrate California Archives Month

    California Archives Month 2013

    The theme of the 2013 Archives Month in California is “Working to Preserve Our History.” This month-long celebration highlights tireless efforts by archivists, librarians, historians, volunteers, and community members to safeguard the treasures of the past for future generations.

    To celebrate, UCSF Archives would like to invite the UCSF community and general public to view our historical materials.

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  • Call for Proposals: Innovations Funding for Education

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    The Academy of Medical Educators, the Center for Innovation in Interprofessional Education, and the Library have collaborated on Innovations Funding for Education, a joint call for proposals to address a range of priorities in education of students and trainees at UCSF. The funding period is July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.

    Process and Deadlines:

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  • Participate in Open Access Week Events, October 2013

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    Join the UCSF Library as we participate in Open Access Week from October 21-29, 2013. Open Access Week offers an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about open access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make open access a new norm in scholarship and research.

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