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Archive for January, 2008

BioMed Central Bolsters Radiology Image Collection

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

BioMed Central has partnered with the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) to add more images to GoldMiner, the ARRS radiology search engine that is open to all Internet users. BioMed Central, the open access publisher of peer-reviewed biomedical research, has contributed over 4,200 images from its 170 journals to the GoldMiner collection. The collection now […]

Scientific Protocols Updated

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Did you know? The former Humana Biomed Protocols have been bought and updated by Springer Science and Business Media. Now called Springer Protocols, the service offers over 18,000 searchable online protocols in life sciences and biomedicine. The protocols provide step-by-step “recipes” from the popular series Methods in Molecular Biology and Methods in Molecular Medicine. The […]

2008 Household Health Survey Development Group

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

The Community Health Data Base (CHDB) service of the Philadelphia Health Management Corporation (PHMC) invites interested faculty and staff to participate in the development of its 2008 survey of household health in southeastern Pennsylvania. A focus group will be held on Monday, February 4th, from noon – 1:30 p.m. at the PHMC office, 260 S. […]

HRSA Offers Free CE on Health Literacy

Friday, January 25th, 2008

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) offers a free online course as an innovative way to advance health literacy efforts: “Unified Health Communication 101: Addressing Health Literacy, Cultural Competency, and Limited English Proficiency.” You may choose to take the course for five credits (CEU/CE, CHES, CME, CNE) or not for credit. For more information […]

Respondus LockDown Browser Now Integrated with Pulse

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

Now you can use the Respondus LockDown Browser with tests or quizzes you already have in Pulse instead of setting them up in a separate application. Within your course Control Panel, find the  “Respondus LockDown Browser” link in the Course Tools box.   The new tool allows you to apply the requirement that students use the LockDown […]

New! Improved! Journal List Saves You Time and Effort

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

The JEFFLINE list of online journals has been updated — now ALL of our journals are included, no matter what the format! You save time because you don’t need to search in multiple locations for journals in electronic or print form. And you save money and effort when an article is clearly available in print, […]

Citation Impact Forum Launched

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Journal impact factors are tricky things.  They have been used and abused over the years as an evaluative tool for publishing choices or for promotion and tenure dossiers.  There has been a lot of discussion recently about alternatives to Thomson Scientific’s proprietary calculation of journal impact factor, and there have been questions raised about the reliability of Thomson’s […]

What is the What

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

One Book, One Philadelphia is a joint project of the Mayor’s office and the Free Library of Philadelphia. The mission of the program, which is entering its sixth year, is to promote reading, literacy, library usage, and community-building throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. The 2008 program will run from January 8 – March 20, 2008. […]

New E-Book Added to Psychiatry Online

Friday, January 4th, 2008

Gabbard’s Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders, 4th Edition, is now available to Jeffersonians via Psychiatry Online. From the publisher’s blurb: More than 160 authorities share insights gained from firsthand experience in a state-of-the-art text that covers all major treatments in psychiatry linked to specific disorders, with a pluralistic approach that includes all major treatment modalities without […]

2008 Changes in Ovid Databases

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Do you use Ovid databases like MEDLINE, CINAHL, or Evidence-Based Medicine?  If so, you’ll notice some changes for 2008: CINAHL & SportDiscus Move Out of Ovid and Into EBSCO These popular nursing and allied health databases are now owned by EBSCO and will no longer be available from Ovid.  Look for the new link to […]

End of Support for Netscape Web Browsers

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

Just at the start of the new year, it seems we have to note an ending:   the Netscape Blog has announced that AOL will no longer provide support for its Netscape web browsers, starting February 1, 2008.  Instead, the company recommends users migrate to Mozilla Firefox.  On Jefferson campus computers, of course, Internet Explorer is […]