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Archive for August, 2011

Book Club Fall Kickoff

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

The Jefferson Book Club welcomes all interested Jeffersonians to its first meeting of the new academic year: Thursday, September 15th Noon – 1 p.m. 200B Scott (behind the fish tank) Lunch will be provided. We will be discussing Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese.  The Bookstore has copies for sale at a discounted price. Please […]

Opportunity for Input on Rule Changes for Human Subject Research

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is looking for your opinion. It is considering ways to improve the regulations overseeing research on human subjects and strengthen protection for those subjects. Before making changes to the regulations, however, HHS is seeking public input about the ethics, safety, and oversight of human research. The […]

NIH Recommends Best Practices for Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Research

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Adapted from the press release: The National Institutes of Health has released recommendations/best practices for scientists conducting mixed methods health research. Mixed methods research combines the strengths of quantitative research and qualitative research. Despite the increased interest in mixed methods research in health fields and at NIH, prior to this report, there was limited guidance […]

Claim a Withdrawn Journal by August 31

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Jeffersonians have until August 31 to request any of the following print titles from Scott Library’s collections. To claim your free title(s), please contact Diana Ryan at 215-503-2829 or The print volumes being withdrawn have been replaced with electronic copies. AACN Clinical Issues, 2000-2005 Acta Medica Scandinavica, 1940-1988 Current Opinion in Orthopaedics, 1993-2004 Journal […]

PubMed Adds New Dietary Supplement Subset

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

  The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has produced a new PubMed® subset, “Dietary Supplements.” The new subset replaces the old International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) database which was a collaboration between the ODS and the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Library. Access the database […]

More August Print Withdrawals

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

We’re coming down to the last few rounds of print withdrawals – the end of the project is in sight!  To claim a free piece of history (i.e., any of the titles listed below), contact Diana Ryan at 215-503-2829 or by August 17th. Holistic Nursing Practice, 1986-2005 International Journal of Gynecological Pathology, 1984-2005 International […]

RefWorks Power Users – Explore New Features

Monday, August 8th, 2011

RefWorks’ summer update of its software includes some nice new features you’ve been asking for.  Now you can attend or view an archive of a short webinar to see a demonstration of the new features.  Plan ahead:  Registration is limited and enrollment is required. RefWorks 2.0 Summer 2011 Feature Release Attend this 30-minute webinar to […]

Open Access Coalition Forms Among Universities

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

According to a University of Kansas news release, a new coalition is being formed to address the open access publishing interests of academic institutions.  Read the news release: KU establishes first coalition of institutions practicing open access The University of Kansas was among the first universities in the nation to share faculty research with audiences […]

August Print Journal Withdrawals

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Withdrawal of print journals from the 2nd and 3rd floors of Scott Memorial Library will end in a few weeks.  We’re withdrawing print duplicates of journals we provide electronically, so we can repurpose the space the print has been occupying. Once the withdrawal is completed, we’ll be able to shift all the remaining print journals […]

August’s Free E-Book from Psychiatry Online

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Every month Psychiatry Online offers a different free e-book for Jeffersonians.  All you need to do to collect it is visit Psychiatry Online via JEFFLINE’s Quick Links, see the Book of the Month on the homepage, and click to download the book. August’s free book is The Difficult-to-Treat Psychiatric Patient, edited by Mantosh J. Dewan, MD, and […]

Listen to Your Journal Articles

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Major publisher Elsevier has launched an audio reader for its ScienceDirect journals. Now, you can listen to your journal articles! The iSpeech Audio Reader text-to-speech application instantly converts any full-text article within ScienceDirect into a natural sounding voice file. You may also easily convert articles into MP3 audio files and listen to them on any […]