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Archive for April, 2009

Springer Adds “Exemplar” Service for Author Support

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Springer, the noted scientific publishing house, has launched an author support service called Exemplar ( Aimed at authors who use highly technical terms, Exemplar is a “permuterm” index.   That is, an author may search for his or her term and Exemplar will show examples (in context) of how it has been used recently in the […]

Jefferson Clinical Image Database Opens Guest Access

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

The Jefferson Clinical Image database includes over 1,000 original digital clinical images depicting a wide variety of disease entities ranging from the commonplace to the unusual.  The images were all photographed on the Jefferson campus; hence they represent a cross-section of diseases that a student is likely to encounter in an urban setting. Entries emphasize […]

Maximizing Use of CHCB Data in Times of Scarce Resources

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

The Public Health Management Corporation is sponsoring a FREE panel presentation and discussion about how Community Health DataBase members and affiliates have used CHDB data to support funding proposals, marketing & outreach, community assessment projects, and new research in public health. May 14, 2009 2:30 – 4:00 pm Public Health Management Corporation 260 S. Broad […]

RefWorks Spring Update

Monday, April 13th, 2009

The latest update of RefWorks import filters and output styles includes some important changes for Jeffersonians.  These changes are automatically included when you launch and use RefWorks — no need to download or install software! New databases now available include: Wikipedia When it’s time to publish, you’ll find new output styles for health-related journals: Drug […]

Downloads Predict Impact Factor of Scientific Articles

Monday, April 13th, 2009

While the number of times a scientific article is cited by other articles is currently the gold standard for ranking its impact, online publishing offers another measure: the number of unique downloads. A recent analysis in the online Journal of Vision (JOV) finds that downloads are a good predictor of citations – and they are […]

AAMC Launches New MedEdPORTAL 2.0 Repository Web Site

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Repositories are everywhere!  PubMed Central is the repository for NIH-support research articles, Jefferson Digital Commons is the repository that showcases Jefferson scholarship, HEAL and Jefferson Clinical Images Database host clinical images.  AAMC provides a repository, too, for peer-reviewed teaching and assessment tools.  If you have materials you want to share, contact Dan Kipnis (215-503-2825 or, […]