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Archive for May, 2011

Welcome RefWorks 2.0!

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

As of May 31, AISR proudly presents RefWorks 2.0 – the latest major update of our bibliographic citation management software. RefWorks is free to all Jeffersonians.  As a research management and publishing tool, it supports departmental bibliographies, scholarly journal publishing style requirements, and of course, student term papers. Now its interface should be friendlier and […]

EBM Database Migration

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Scott Memorial Library’s suite of evidence-based medicine databases is now being delivered by Wiley Online Library.  The OvidSP version has expired. While it does mean we all have to learn a new interface, the good news is that this version will be more up to date, include videos, special collections and a journal club, and […]

‘Medicine in the Americas’ Now Available from NLM

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has released ‘Medicine in the Americas‘, a digital resource encompassing over 300 early American books. The freely available original works demonstrate the evolution of American medicine from colonial frontier outposts of the 17th century to research hospitals of the 20th century. Drawing on the collections of NLM’s History of […]

Journal Titles to be Withdrawn in June

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Call now if you would like to own any of these printed and bound journals, set to be removed from Scott Memorial Library in June.  As part of our on-going effort to replace print with electronic access, the following titles will be withdrawn on June 10th.  They’re free – all you have to do is […]

Unbound Medicine Offers Books for iPad

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Unbound Medicine, a publisher of textbooks and knowledge management solutions for  healthcare, has announced the extension of its Unbound series with multi-dimensional capabilities for Apple’s iPad. This enhancement delivers in one application instant lookup of trusted content, powerful content personalization, push communications alerts, and knowledge sharing among friends and colleagues. Unbound’s platform enhancement arrives as […]

WHO Releases 2011 World Health Statistics

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

The World Health Organization’s annual World Health Statistics reports present the most recent health statistics for WHO’s 193 member states.  The 2011 report documents improvements such as an expanding average life span, and continuing declines in child mortality and maternal deaths during pregnancy and childbirth.  It calls attention to the growing problems of obesity and gaps […]

The Social Life of Health Information, 2011

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Read the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project current report, “The Social Life of Health Information, 2011,” for an overview of how your patients are using the Internet. “I don’t know, but I can try to find out” is the default setting for people with health questions. The internet has changed people’s relationships […]

New Systematic Reviews Journal Now Accepting Submissions

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Open access publisher Biomed Central has announced it is now accepting submissions for its latest initiative:   Systematic Reviews.  The new journal is expected to increase transparency and innovation in healthcare publishing. From the press release: “The notion of systematic review – looking at the totality of evidence – is quietly one of the most important […]

Print Journal Giveaway Continues

Monday, May 16th, 2011

They’re free, folks!  The Library’s withdrawal of print journals continues, and all you have to do is claim them and show up to take them away.  Of course, we’re only withdrawing titles we now provide in electronic form.  Look over the list below and let Diana Ryan, Director of Collection Management, know which titles or […]

FACT Program Incorporates iPads

Monday, May 16th, 2011

On Monday, May 16th, 2011, Jefferson School of Nursing’s newest FACT (Facilitated Academic Coursework Track) program matriculates begin preparing for their new careers, but this class will have a different experience than all the previous classes.  This year, the FACT program is the first Jefferson program to incorporate the Apple iPad as an instructional tool. […]

New Portal for Nephrology

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

A new clinical portal called Touch Nephrology has been launched by Touch Group PLC. With content from review journals European Nephrology and US Nephrology, the portal provides an open access resource for nephrologists and hospital administrators.  Free registration is required for some content. Guided by the journals’ editorial boards and the assistance of professional associations, […]

Publishing Your Research 101

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has launched Publishing Your Research 101, a new (and FREE!) educational video series that is relevant for all scientific authors. Publishing Your Research 101 is designed to support authors and reviewers with the process of writing, submitting, reviewing, and editing reports of original scientific research intended for publication in peer-reviewed […]

PLoS Biology Publishes “A User’s Guide to the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements”

Monday, May 9th, 2011

The ENCODE Project Consortium project has created an overview of its ongoing large-scale efforts to interpret the human genome sequence: “A User’s Guide to the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements.” Published as an article in the journal PLoS Biology, the guide reviews the vast amounts of data and resources produced so far by the project. All of the data, tools […]

RefWorks Updates Output Styles

Monday, May 9th, 2011

In its most recent update, the popular bibliographic citation management tool RefWorks has moved to the new edition of APA style (American Psychological Association), and has added dozens of new health and biosciences journals. You don’t need to do a thing to activate these updates – the next time you log into your RefWorks account, […]

FASEB Launches Supplier Directory for Researchers

Monday, May 9th, 2011

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has announced release of a new online directory aimed at make it easier to locate and purchase biomedical supplies. The new Life Science Marketplace contains only products and services from the experimental biology field.  It can be searched by keyword; an advanced search feature allows phrase searching, geographic location and company name options. […]