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Archive for August, 2009

Look Ahead to Medical Film Symposium in Philadelphia

Monday, August 31st, 2009

SAVE THE DATE! Plan now to attend the Medical Film Symposium in Philadelphia, PA from January 20-23, 2010.  Featuring four nights of screenings and one full day of scholarly presentations, the symposium will take place at several arts and medical venues around the city, including the Mütter Museum and Pennsylvania Hospital. The purpose of the […]

Public Library of Science, NLM and Google Collaborate on Rapid Communication Site for Current Research

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Harold Varmus, Chairman and co-founder of the Public Library of Science(PLoS) has announced a collaboration between Google, the National Library of Medicine, and PL0S to produce a new format for open access publication:  PLoS Currents.  Writing in the Google Blog, he describes it as “a new and experimental website for the rapid communication of research results and ideas. […]

The Lancet’s H1N1 Resource Center Now Includes New Medical News Wire Service

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

In addition to its regular journal content familiar to Jeffersonians, The Lancet offers an H1N1 Resource Center to aggregate information about the virus. The site is open to all as a public service, at, and draws on the resources of over 40 Elsevier journals and 11 learned societies. Now, the publisher Elsevier has released […]

Looking Forward, Looking Back: Jefferson Traditions

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

The start of a new academic always provides opportunities for reflection on the past, building as we do on the efforts and accomplishments of our forbears. A wonderful source of background on Jefferson traditions is the book “Legend and Lore: Jefferson Medical College,” by Frederick B. Wagner, MD, and J. Woodrow Savacool, MD. One of […]

Radiological Society of North America Website Adds Features

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

The Radiological Society of North America recently unveiled a new look and layout for the Radiology ( and RadioGraphics ( homepages and articles. Along with newly designed tables of contents and a flexible, three-column design, RadioGraphics and Radiology share other new features designed to improve viewing of online contents and facilitate article searches.

RefWorks Updates to APA 6th Edition

Monday, August 17th, 2009

RefWorks’ summer update includes dozens of new output styles, but the big news is that it now handles the latest format from the American Psychological Association, now in its 6th edition.  APA format is widely used, so this is a very welcome update.   See the discussion in the reference librarians’ RefTips blog for more detail […]

Science and JoVE Jointly Produce Video Illustrations of Experimental Techniques

Monday, August 17th, 2009

The journal Science, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and scientific video journal Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) have entered a partnership for joint production and publication of scientific videos online. The initial focus will be on the demonstration of experimental techniques. When Science thinks one of its articles would […]

Trick or Tweet? Follow Library News on Twitter

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Scott Memorial Library now offers updates via Twitter, the latest social computing phenomenon that lets users communicate via short remarks.  You’ll find the Twitter icon on JEFFLINE’s homepage, in the AISR News section: Our account is SMLibrary_TJU. Since April 2009, librarians Dan Kipnis and Gary Kaplan have been tweeting (posting messages on Twitter) about new […]

Lipid Research Thematic Reviews

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

  Did you know ? Scott Memorial Library’s subscription to the Journal of Lipid Research entitles you to use a special collection of articles called the JLR Thematic Review Series.  The series covers a broad range of subject areas, including bile acids, glycerolipids, proteomics, skin lipids, lipids of the eye and sphingolipids.  Check out these popular […]

Free Online Toolkit Provides Standard Measures for Genome and Population Studies

Monday, August 10th, 2009

The new measures are expected to allow integration of multiple research studies. The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) announced the release of the first version of a free online toolkit aimed at standardizing measurements of research subjects’ physical characteristics and environmental exposures. The tools will give researchers more power to compare data from multiple […]

New Databases Address Nutrient Depletion

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

This month, Natural Standard launched two new interactive tools to help clinicians and consumers make safer therapeutic decisions. The nutrient depletion databases allows users to quickly identify nutrients that are depleted by certain drugs, herbs or supplements. This decision-support tool is divided into two categories: drugs and herbs/supplements.  Look for them in the Interactive Tools […]

Review of the Federal Research Public Access Act

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Friends of open access are watching the progress of the recently-reintroduced Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA) in the U.S. Senate.  FRPAA would extend across other govermental agencies the same requirement to deposit non-classified taxpayer-supported research publications for public access that currently is only required by the NIH. Peter Suber, a professor of philosophy at […]

More New E-Books!

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

The Library has added more books to our electronic “shelves.”  Now all Jeffersonians have access to the following titles in R2 Library (linked from the JEFFLINE homepage): Continuous quality improvement in health care Fundamentals of musculoskeletal imaging Handbook of obesity intervention for the lifespan Medication errors Moss and Adams’ Heart disease in infants, children, and […]