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Archive for September, 2006

The Perils of Publish or Perish

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Noted open access evangelist Stevan Harnad and cartoonist Judith Economos have collaborated on this humorous approach to issues of access to scientific publications. Through poetry and illustrations, they make the argument for open access. Available in PDF and PowerPoint versions.

Collection Gem: The Medical Letter

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Look no further than JEFFLINE’s E-Journals for The Medical Letter, long a popular journal with clinicians and pharmacists. The Library’s subscription includes: full text from 1988 to present treatment guidelines adverse drug reactions drugs of choice (handbook) handbook of antimicrobial therapy patient education brochures

New Enhancements to DISEASEDEX

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

DISEASEDEX, the MICROMEDEX database that provides detailed disease descriptions, evidence & recommendations, has been updated.Content Enhancements Entries now show two levels of content. Enhanced disease content provides the most critical information in the first level, with the ability to click to second-level content for additional information on tests, treatment options, and other clinical information. Entries […]

BioMed Central Surveys Funder Open Access Policies

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

An on-going survey of biomedical research funders worldwide is identifying policies on use of grant funds to support open access publication charges and deposit of published articles in open access repositories. The survey, conducted by open access publisher BioMed Central, has collected 33 responses so far, including several from the United States. BioMed Central has […]

New Additions to the Scott Memorial Library Reef Tank

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

The Library’s 90-gallon coral reef aquarium is now home to many new species of fish, coral, scallops and other denizens of the deep. Installed in the summer of 2005, the tank has been developing its environment slowly, under the care of Creative Aquariums and a devoted team of library staff. It enhances the 2nd floor […]

Liberal Arts Colleges Join Research Universities Advocating Open Access

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

In his Inside Higher Ed article ‘Momentum for Open Access Research,’ Scott Jaschik discusses the coalitions forming among academic institutions to support open access to taxpayer-funded research. Some 53 liberal arts colleges have issued a joint letter to Congress, following a similar action by 25 research universities earlier this summer.

RSS Feeds from the U.S. Government

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Get official information and services from the U.S. government, including sections on Health, Science & Technology. The Health section is further subdivided by research, medicare/medicaid, grants, environmental health, and more. Sign up for each feed individually, choosing only those you need. All feeds are free and authoritative, from government agencies such as the NIH & […]

Google Books Offers Downloads & Links to Libraries

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Googles controversial book-scanning initiative now allows you to download the full text of public-domain books, and to find out whether Scott Library or other local libraries have a copy. Advanced search features allow you to search by author, title, publisher, publication date or ISBN, and to limit your results to ‘full view’ books, all books, […]

Google Introduces 200-Year News Archive

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Google’s news archive search provides an easy way to search and explore historical archives — search for events, people, ideas and see how they have been described over time. In addition to searching for the relevant articles you can get an historical overview of the results by browsing an automatically-generated timeline. Search results include both […]

New Core Resources on JEFFLINE

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Did you notice a change in JEFFLINE’s Core Resources list on the homepage? We’ve added some resources and reorganized them so it should be even easier for you to get right to what you need. When all you need is a quick link to a database or journal and you don’t have time to make […]

RSS by News Group

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Choose to receive ALL the JEFFLINE news, or only what is most relevant to your role on campus. You will need a news aggregator to subscribe to these.For more information about RSS feeds, see our JEFFLINE Forum article or the Wikipedia. All news Clinicians Faculty Researchers Students

Elsevier ScienceDirect Journal & Book Collection Introduces New Features

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

ScienceDirect’s interface redesign incorporates new search features and personalization options, including favorites lists, citation element searching, easy alert requests, and much more. View a tutorial about the changes, and try it out today. You’ll find a link to the Elsevier ScienceDirect collection on JEFFLINE’s E-Journals page.