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Archive for August, 2008

New Edition of Journal Citation Reports

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Do you need to identify impact factors for journals? Do you need to see how journals are ranked in your field? Journal Citation Reports serves up your answers. The Library has just received the latest edition of JCR, covering publications for 2007.  It takes the publisher a long time to compile the information, so 2007 […]

New Popular Magazines

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Sometimes you need a breakfrom the regular grind. Now the Library can provide a change of pace when you need that breakfrom studying. Stop by the first floor and pick up one of our new popular magazines for a quick browse.  Sit in a comfy chair and catch up on your favorite pastime, current news, […]

Library Hours on Labor Day Weekend

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Scott Memorial Library and the AISR Learning Resources Centers will be open during regular hours on Saturday, August 30. Sunday, August 31: the Scott LRC will be open from noon to 10. the Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday  is Labor Day, and AISR staff will be on holiday.   Only […]

Abstracts Wanted for 1st Annual AOA Research Symposium

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Calling all MD and MD/PhD students! If you have participated in a research project (at Jefferson or any other institution), you have an opportunity to present about it.  Eligible topics include clinical medicine, health economics, basic science or medical education. The Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society serves to uphold professionalism, service, leadership, and scholarly […]

PubMed Indexes Videos of Experiments and Protocols in Life Sciences

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

PubMed, the National Library of Medicine’s online database, is now indexing videos from The Journal of Visualized Experiments. According to the publication’s official blog, JoVE is “the first video-journal to ever be accepted for publication in PubMed and MEDLINE.” The online, open-access journal publishes videos of experiments and protocols in the biological and life sciences […]

Blackboard/Pulse Version 8 Support Materials Available

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Pulse, Jefferson’s installation of the course management system Blackboard, was recently updated to version 8.  With the new version come several new features including: a new grade center, the SafeAssign anti-plagiarism tool, and the Early Warning System that allows you to monitor student performance more closely. Guides specific to these new tools, as well as […]

ACP Journal Club Now Featured in Annals of Internal Medicine

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

ACP Journal Club summarizes the best new evidence for internal medicine from over 130 clinical journals. Each issue includes an editorial, 12 abstracts, and a page of other notable articles. Once a bimonthly stand-alone journal, ACP Journal Club is now a monthly feature of the Annals of Internal Medicine. Research staff and clinical editors rigorously […]

RefWorks Releases New Features

Monday, August 18th, 2008

RefWorks has just released an update that offers several new features and enhancements: For non-English or multi-language bibliographies, RefWorks now offers special handling and automatic formatting of ordinal numbers; ignoring leading articles in titles when sorting the bibliography; and the ability to customize output styles for formatting in multiple languages. In response to recent changes […]

PMCID Converter from NIH

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Have you been puzzled about getting a PubMed Central ID (PMCID) for your articles, now that the PMCIDs are required on your grant reports and other communications with NIH? Maybe you have a list of PubMed IDs from a PubMed article search, but need to match those up with PubMed Central IDs? Try out this […]

More Publishers React to NIH Open Access Policy

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Major publisher Taylor & Francis has announced that it has reached an agreement with the NIH.  The publisher will deposit to PubMed Central (PMC) the manuscripts of articles it publishes when those articles relate to research funded by NIH.   This follows a recent similar announcement by Oxford University Press. This service will help authors to […]

Springer Protocols: New and Improved

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Springer Protocols for research methods has been updated with lots of nifty new features.  If you haven’t used this tool, try it out today.  It’s the online version of a medley of “Methods in …” titles, including Molecular Biology, Molecular Medicine, Neuromethods, Biotechnology, and Pharmacology & Toxicology. Book Browse Page A browsable list of the […]

Ovid Interface Updates

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

On Thursday, August 14, 2008 Ovid released the first of two interface updates to its SP interface. In response to broad customer criticism of workflow, the changes include: Search Tab Additions and Enhancements A new Multi-Field Search tab provides multiple search boxes for assigning specific fields that allow for a more targeted and specific search […]

NIH Launches Animals in Research Website

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

The NIH Office of Extramural Research has introduced a new Website for information about the use of animals in research. The OER Animals in Research Web site can be found at For researchers and institutions, the site pulls together links to information about grants and funding resources, relevant policies applying to animal research, compliance, […]

New Leisure Reading Books Available

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

It’s only August – you still have plenty of time to catch up on some fun summer reading. We’ve refreshed our leisure reading collection with some terrific stuff, from Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Spendid Suns to the reminiscences of Daniel Schorr, Come to Think of It.  Throw in a little Stephen King and Joyce Carol […]

Nature Publishing Group Launches Manuscript Deposit Service

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Scientific publisher Nature Publishing Group (NPG), has launched the first phase of its Manuscript Deposition Service.  The free service is expected to help authors meet NIH or other mandates for public access, and provides a convenient path for both compliance by authors and embargo period by publisher.  It’s an enlightened policy that should be good […]