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Archive for March, 2009

Jefferson Book Club

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Hello, Jefferson Readers! Last month’s book discussion about the One Book, One Philadelphia selection, The Soloist, was so successful that there may be enough interest and energy in the Jefferson community to sustain a regular book club through the year. How better to get started than with a survey? If you think you might be […]

MIT to Publish All Faculty Articles Free in Online Repository

Monday, March 30th, 2009

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology faculty voted last week to publish ALL of their scholarly articles in their own MIT repository, thereby becoming the first U.S. university to mandate university-wide participation in a local repository program. While other institutions have taken steps at the individual department or school level, MIT’s resolution is across the board. […]

Mobile Options Increase for UpToDate, Psychiatry Online

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Good news for owners of iPhones, Blackberries, and other WiFi handhelds:  more and more vendors are catering to YOU. While some information providers (like PubMed) have been producing small-screen-friendly interfaces for years, others are just catching on.  The latest additions:  UpToDate and PsychiatryOnline. UpToDate UTD has just updated its software to improve the small screen […]

Pre-CINAHL Merges into CINAHL

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Pre-CINAHL is a free-standing database of the newest publications in nursing and allied health sciences.  The simple bibliographic records it contains “graduate” to regular CINAHL once they receive formal CINAHL subject headings, which can sometimes take several weeks.  But students and researchers have long complained about having to search TWO databases in order to be […]

FAS Unveils Module on Public Reaction to Scientific Research

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

From the Federation of American Scientists press release: Most scientific research goes largely unnoticed by the general public until media reports reveal major scientific breakthroughs or biosafety accidents. The most recent module in the FAS Case Studies in Dual Use Biological Research series examines the public reaction to scientific research. It is designed to increase […]

Micromedex Alert: Dosing Calculator Issue

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Micromedex has issued an alert related to dosing calculator information in its Internet and Intranet versions, both of which are used at Jefferson. Under some conditions, misleading dosing information may be printed.  The conditions: The user enters patient weight and/or dosing parameters, such as the IV concentration, into a dosing calculator. The dosing recommendation is […]

New Electronic Books Added to STAT!Ref

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

The STAT!Ref collection of e-books has grown.   Visit STAT!Ref today to look them over. Now you will find half a dozen new texts — all practical and core in their fields: Current Consult: Medicine The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy Neonatology: Management, Procedures, On-Call Problems, Diseases, and Drugs Primer on MR Imaging of the […]

ArcView Software Interprets Geographic & Population Data

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

What can you do with ArcView, the new mapping software now available in the Scott LRC?  The possibilities seem endless, when we think about how to interpret population health in the context of geography.   For example, the thematic map below represents the percentage of residents aged 65 and over in Philadelphia County by census tract […]