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Archive for November, 2009

UK Royal Society Celebrates 350th Anniversary with Trailblazing Online Exhibit

Monday, November 30th, 2009

As part of celebrations to mark its 350th anniversary, Britain’s Royal Society has published landmark manuscripts from its archives.  Many of the historic manuscripts by scientific figures like Sir Isaac Newton and  Benjamin Franklin will be appearing online for the first time.   The society has made the manuscripts freely available via its new exhibit showcase, called Trailblazing. Trailblazing currently […]

Research 3.0 – The Future of Research Practices

Friday, November 27th, 2009

The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), UK, has launched a year-long campaign called ‘Research 3.0 – Driving the Knowledge Economy,’ to debate how digital technologies are changing not only what research we do, but how it can be carried out.  While it addresses the conduct of science in Great Britain,  the campaign is also expected […]

HathiTrust Digital Library Offers Full Text Searching

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

The HathiTrust Digital Library, a partnership among some of America’s largest academic research libraries, has announced a service that is expected to transform how researchers use the more than almost 5 million volumes in its collections. The service allows for full-text searching capabilities across the entire library.   Researchers can now search public domain and in-copyright […]

UpToDate Adds Section for Adult & Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Scott Memorial Library’s subscription to the UpToDate decision-support tool now includes a new specialty section devoted to adult & pediatric emergency medicine. Emergency physicians and other healthcare professionals can now access over 375 topics specifically devoted to emergency medicine, as well as over 7,700 topics across 15 specialties. UpToDate is an evidence-based resource that provides […]

Wanted: Your Opinion on JEFFLINE Search

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Test out our proposed new search feature on JEFFLINE and let us know what you think of it.  You could even win a prize . . .  We’re giving a $50 gift certificate to the lucky Jeffersonian who wins our drawing. New Homepage Search JEFFLINE’s current interface has been active for just over a year. […]

RoMEO Service for Copyright Policies Upgraded

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

 RoMEO, a web tool used by Jefferson authors to determine publishers’ copyright policies, has been upgraded to include:   A new field for the self-archiving of the Publisher’s Version/ PDF Expanded journal coverage New search options for journal abbreviations and electronic ISSNs New tabular browse view for publishers Selective display of publishers’ compliance with funding agencys’ mandates Previous versions of […]

150th Anniversary of Origin of the Species Celebrated in Publications

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Two scientific publishers have announced special tributes to Charles Darwin, on this 150th anniversary of the publication of his seminal work, On the Origin of Species, and the 200th year of Darwin’s birth.  The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is offering open access to two peer-reviewed articles in BioScience, and Springer is providing limited free […]

Disasters and Emergencies: Preparing, Managing and Experiencing

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

The December 2009 issue of the journal Nursing & Health Sciences has released a special issue devoted to the critical and contemporary topic of disasters and emergencies.  The issue entitled ‘Disasters and Emergencies: Preparing, Managing and Experiencing’, is available to all Jeffersonians via JEFFLINE’s journal subscriptions. Connect directly to the special issue.

JSPH Chapter of the IHI Open School November Meeting

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Did you know? The best way to prevent infection and illness is Handwashing Studies between 1994 and 2000 indicated less than 50% adherence to hand hygiene guidelines in health care settings. Join us in our discussion of how to improve adherence at Jefferson JSPH Chapter of the IHI Open School Meeting Monday, November 16th at […]

Open Comment Period for Healthy People 2020 Draft

Monday, November 9th, 2009

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services invites you to comment on the DRAFT set of objectives for Healthy People 2020. For three decades, Healthy People has provided a set of national 10-year health promotion and disease prevention objectives aimed at improving the health of all Americans. Visit  to View proposed draft objectives […]

Take a Look at MedCalc 3000

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Need to calculate a dose, interpret an abbreviation, apply an equation, or use a decision tree with some test results?  MedCalc 3000 is for you. You’ll find numerous evidence-based calculations, calculators, decison trees and more when you visit STAT!Ref and select MedCalc from the Resources tab.   If you do a search on any STAT!Ref […]

Library to Withdraw Print Journals PNAS and Annals of Surgery

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Scott Memorial Library is preparing to withdraw almost 50 years of the print version of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), and over 100 years of the Annals of Surgery: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences volume 43, 1957  – volume 103, 2006 Annals of Surgery volume 3, 1886 – volume […]