Library Blogs


Blogs authored by UCSF Library staff.

Brought to Light

Stories from UCSF Archives & Special Collections

Discussion and updates about the interesting and unique documents and items from our collections.

Sketch by A.A.C. Williams MD (d. 1870), found tucked inside his surgical instrument case. Artifact Collection, item 79. We’re closing out Archives Month with a Halloween Open House in the Archives. Join us from 12noon-1pm on Halloween, Monday, October 31, in the Archives Reading Room. View...


Creating Tomorrow's CLE

Updates, best practices and resources on content creation for the CLE

Have you ever had a great idea for creating a multimedia project, but didn’t know where to get started? No need to worry, the Learning Tech Group’s got you covered! Here are some tips for how to go about planning and creating an effective project while using the Library Tech Commons resources....

In Plain Sight

Ways to access, manage, and publish your information

Searching and citation management tips and educational insights for faculty, researchers, clinicians, and students.

Importing information to the new RefWorks is ridiculously easy. We will refer to RefWorks as RW for the rest of this note. Citing articles in Word is very similar to “Legacy” RW. Now for some details. PubMed Once you have identified articles from PubMed you wish to save to RW, click on...


Tips for your mobile life and work

Tips, reviews, and commentary on mobile apps and devices in higher education and health sciences.

How worried should I be about my privacy?  While this question is not yet keeping me up at night, it’s been on my mind more in the past year than ever before. Privacy online, over email, and in a social media context is one thing, but what about the privacy of my personal communications say over...

News from the UCSF Industry Documents Library

Every month, we highlight a newly published article along with a few key industry documents used by the author(s): Lee K, Carrillo Botero N, Novotny T. ‘Manage and mitigate punitive regulatory measures, enhance the corporate image, influence public policy’: industry efforts to shape...

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