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Turnitin Self-Check Site for Researchers

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We are pleased to announce a new Collaborative Learning Environment (CLE) site designed to help researchers to self-check their work with Turnitin!  What is Turnitin? Turnitin is a plagiarism prevention service that helps verify the similarity of your work by comparing your submissions to Turnitin’s database of internet information, journal articles, and publications. Turnitin generates a Similarity Report which is the result of a comparison between the text of the submission against a large range of … Read more

Meet the Maker – Angelo Pelonero

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This week’s maker is Angelo Pelonero, Bioinformatician at The Gladstone Institutes. We caught up with Angelo after the new year to check out one of the projects he has been working on in the Makers Lab. Q: What did you make?  This has been a long time coming, but after a year and a half of careful planning and material sourcing I have finally custom-painted my Specialized Diverge gravel bike that I use for commuting … Read more

Open Access Publishing Deals with PLOS and JMIR

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The University of California recently signed two new publishing agreements with the open access publishers PLOS and JMIR Publications. These agreements will make it easier and more affordable for UC authors to publish scholarly articles that are free for all to access in the publishers’ journals. Under both agreements, the UC libraries will automatically pay the first $1,000 of the open access publishing fee for articles with a corresponding author affiliated with a UC campus. … Read more

Introducing the Makers Lab Project Repository

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Many of the resources that we use in the Makers Lab to make, discover, and teach come from free, open source software and repositories. In continuing with the spirit of open source accessibility, we are excited to share our own repository of original projects, made right here in the UCSF Library! Not only will this include projects created in the Makers Lab, but also projects created through collaborative partnerships with different departments and disciplines across campus. … Read more

15 Million Industry Documents and Counting!

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UCSF’s Industry Documents Library (IDL) celebrated a major achievement in January 2020 when we added the 15 millionth document to our collections. IDL has been growing steadily ever since it was established in 2002 with 5.5 million tobacco industry documents, and we’ve long been anticipating this milestone as we watched our page and document counts gradually increase with every monthly update. The Industry Documents Library contains internal documents created by industries which impact public health, … Read more

New Multimedia Equipment

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Do you have a multimedia project in mind, but aren’t sure how to get started? The Library has you covered. We offer a comprehensive collection of A/V production gear and editing tools to UCSF faculty, students and staff. We also offer guidance and training to producers of educational content. See Multimedia Hardware and Software. We are excited to report a number of updates to our services. The Library’s Learning Tech Group (LTG) was recently awarded … Read more