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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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  • 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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  • HaPI: Find the Right Instrument for Your Research

    Medical questionnaire

    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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