Fair Use Week 2018 – Events and Resources

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Welcome to fair use week 2018!​ Fair Use Week celebrates its fifth anniversary this year, from Monday, February 26th to Friday, March 2nd, so check out some of the cool events happening. There are blog posts, events, and a free webcast on “Answering Copyright Questions About Fair Use for Faculty Colleagues” from the the Association of College and Research Libraries. There’s also a copyright infographic that you can download. The UCSF Library will be celebrating … Read more

Favorite UCSF Databases for Education Topics!

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Many of us use Pubmed on a daily bases, but what if your research extends beyond the health sciences and into another discipline?  Did you know that UCSF subscribes to over 300 other databases? You can view a complete list of our databases and their descriptions here. Below I list some of my favorite databases for topics in Education. Sample topics might include: pharmacy education assessment, interprofessional education, teaching practices, medical education and accreditation, etc. Academic … Read more

MeSH Changes for 2018

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Medical Subject Headings The MeSH thesaurus is used to index the articles that appear in PubMed. Each year, new terms are added, and older terms are retired or transitioned to newer terms. Here are the latest changes; they may affect how you decide to structure your PubMed searches. This year, there were 474 new descriptors added, 106 terms replaced with more up to date terminology, 7 descriptors deleted, and 1 subheading deleted. Here is a … Read more

Faculty of 1000…but wait, there’s more!

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The famous infomercial line fits F1000 pretty well. F1000 is a three-part online platform which: F1000 Prime provides article recommendations based on user interests. F1000 Workspace stores, organizes and cites articles, books, and websites in documents you are writing. It also lets you upload your documents for collaborative writing. F1000 Research provides an open access publication to which you may publish your work. But wait… there’s more! F1000 is FREE to UCSF users, because the Library licenses … Read more

New Search Tool on the Library Website


The UCSF Library has launched a new search tool on its website.  Now users can experience: a simpler starting point better interdisciplinary searches a unified interface Start Searching Standout Features Search Filters Filters and facets are used to narrow your search results to a more refined set of items. These tools appear along the left-hand side of the Search Results page.   Preview ResultsWhen reviewing your results you can now click or hover over the Preview link for an at-a-glance … Read more