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Archive for December, 2010

Clearing Journal Shelves

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

The latest print journal titles to be identified for withdrawal under the Library’s ongoing withdrawal program are listed below.  Jeffersonians are welcome to request any title(s) for personal collections.  To claim one of the journals below, please contact Diana Ryan by January 14th, at 215-503-2829 or, to arrange for pickup.   Advances in Nursing Science, 1978 […]

Library Holiday Hours

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Scott Memorial Library holiday hours will be: Thursday, 12/23         Open 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday, 12/24              CLOSED Saturday, 12/25         CLOSED Sunday, 12/26            Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday, 12/27           Open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday, 12/28          Open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. […]

2nd & 3rd Floor Changes

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

We are excited to announce a number of changes to the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Scott Library that will make better use of the existing space and bring more technology for students and faculty into the Library: On or about Wednesday, December 22, 2010, the models and mannequins will be moved to the […]

Jefferson Book Club January Selection: War Dances

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Ready to curl up with a good book over the holidays? The next selection for the Jefferson Book Club is War Dances, by Sherman Alexie.  This is the book selected for the 2011 One Book One Philadelphia program, as well, so we can expect plenty of related events to be happening in the city over […]

New TRAIL Database Gives Life to Historic Literature

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Sometimes old is good.  A classic report or article — the ORIGINAL work — is what you need to find.  Now you can get access to what used to be a very grey form of literature:  federal technical and scientific reports that are decades old. The Center for Research Libraries has published the Technical Report […]

F1000 Announces Major Expansion of Posters Section

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

When F1000 (formerly known as the Faculty of 1000) launched its posters component last June, the content was slim but the concept was promising.  Scientists would be invited to share their posters online, instead of being limited to a single venue at a professional meeting. Now, F1000 has announced a major expansion of the service […]

Dec. 27 Deadline for Claiming Withdrawn Print Journals

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

December 27th is the deadline to request volumes of the following journals, which are being withdrawn from the Scott Memorial Library’s print collections (see our Withdrawal Criteria).  Volumes to be withdrawn are freely available to any Jeffersonian who wishes to have them. Please contact Diana Ryan ( to arrange pickup of volumes in which you have an […]

Sigma Xi Presents Inaugural Science Matters Lecture

Monday, December 6th, 2010

All Jeffersonians are invited to attend Sigma Xi’s first Science Matters Lecture: “NextGen Sequencing: The Metamorphosis from Discovery to Diagnostics” Presented by Stephen C. Peiper, MD Peter A. Herbut Professor and Chair Department of Pathology December 9, 2010 4:00 pm Room 101, Bluemle Life Sciences Building Immediately following the lecture, there will be a reception […]

Cancellation of Micromedex and Acquisition of Lexi-Comp

Monday, December 6th, 2010

As of December 15, 2010 the Scott Library will no longer subscribe to the Micromedex databases.  Instead, it has acquired Lexi-Comp, which provides a comparable service. Why was this decision made? The cost of Micromedex has continued to rise each year to a level which is no longer acceptable. From both a cost and content […]

More December Journal Withdrawals

Monday, December 6th, 2010

The Scott Memorial Library continues its program of withdrawing print journals after acquiring their digital backfiles and assuring that they meet the standards outlined in our Withdrawal Criteria. The 11 titles below are the next to be withdrawn. Volumes to be withdrawn are freely available to any Jeffersonian who wishes to have them. Contact Diana […]

Campus Email and Calendar System Upgrades Start December 3

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

On Friday, December 3, starting at 9 p.m., TJUH’s JeffNet Email system and the TJU/TJUH Calendar system (JeffCal) will be upgraded. These upgrades are scheduled to conclude on Sunday, December 5, at 9 a.m. There is no expected disruption of service during the upgrade. Although the changes are very intuitive, it is recommended that you attend […]

UpToDate Adds New Specialty: Hospital Medicine

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

In its latest quarterly release, the popular clinical resource UpToDate has added 300 new topics to its database, along with an entirely new section:  Hospital Medicine.  Like the previous 16 sections, Hospital Medicine is written by clinicians, for clinicians.  While it focuses on hospital-based practice, its subsections draw from existing topical specialties, so Hospital Medicine […]