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Archive for November, 2011

Google Scholar Citations Open to All

Monday, November 28th, 2011

The busy research staff at Google Scholar has been working on ways for authors to track and document their impact on their fields.  Google Scholar Citations has been in test since the summer – see our AISR News blog entry about it for a fair amount of detail about how it works.  Now, the program […]

SciFlies Initiative Allows Public to Fund Scientific Researchers

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Think “microfinance” for science, or maybe “telathon.” The non-profit SciFlies initiative now accepts pledges for as little as $10 on the website, so members of the public can directly support research projects they find important and relevant while helping scientists bridge the difficult funding gap between initial experiments, prototypes and fully-funded studies. This way, […]

Gearing Up For ‘Big Data’

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Open access publisher BioMed Central  and BGI (formerly Beijing Genomics Institute) are collaborating on a new integrated database and journal called GigaScience. The project aims to meet the needs of a new generation of biological and biomedical research as it enters the era of  ‘big-data.’  It is now accepting submissions, and has waived all author […]

Library Experiments with Flexible Collaborative Learning Tools

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Do you need to work on group projects with your classmates?  Be a lab rat!  Try out the Library’s new group learning equipment on the 2nd floor, and let us know what you think.  The pilot test runs through the month of December. Low Tech Two moveable whiteboards (with markers) are available for you to […]

Psychiatry Online Gets a New Face, Functionality

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Scott Memorial Library’s Psychiatry Online resource  has been upgraded, both in design and functionality. The next time you follow JEFFLINE’s QuickLink to Psychiatry Online, you’ll see the new layout.   All of the American Psychiatric Publishing are now hosted there and searchable, individually or as a group: Academic Psychiatry The American Journal of Psychiatry FOCUS: The […]

Register Now for RefWorks December Workshops

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Web-based training is available directly from RefWorks in the form of live classes and recorded demonstrations.  Registration is free to all Jeffersonians.  Sign up for November live classes below, or visit the RefWorks training site to view recorded sessions. Using RefWorks to Quickly Import Citations and Write a Paper In this 30-minute session, you’ll learn […]

Exhibit Opening Friday, 11/18

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

The Gold Humanism Honor Society invites all Jeffersonians to come see SomeBodies in a Mausoleum 531 N. 12th Street Philadelphia, PA Opening event:  Friday, November 18th, 7:00 p.m. Exhibit on display:  November 18 – December 1, 2011  The exhibit features work by fine artist Kate Shelley (Lititz, PA) and the design collaborative ras+e (Boston, MA).  […]

UpToDate Adds General Surgery Topics

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

New!  Improved UpToDate has announced the addition of General Surgery to its clinical knowledge system.  Jeffersonian students, faculty and staff may now access clinical information and evidence-based recommendations in all 19 sections of the general surgery topic. UpToDate’s evidence-based resources improve patient outcomes by providing physicians with fast, accurate clinical answers to help them make the right decisions […]

PHC4 Issues 3rd Volume of Hospital Financial Data

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) has released the third volume in its series Financial Analysis 2010.  This report includes facility-specific information about the financial health of the state’s rehabilitation, psychiatric, long term acute care and specialty hospitals.  The report covers fiscal year 2010, which was from July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. The […]

Jefferson Book Club Meets on November 17th

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

All Jeffersonians are invited to attend the next meeting of the Jefferson Book Club Thursday, November 17th noon – 1:00 p.m. 200B Scott (behind the fish tank). We will be discussing “Twin” By Allen Shawn. Please RSVP to Joanne Gotto ( or 215-955-8769) so we can order appropriate quantities of lunch.   Looking ahead, on […]

Psychiatry Online’s Free E-Book for November

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Every month, Psychiatry Online offers Jeffersonians a free text from the American Psychiatric Publishing book store.   The PDF books are compatible with a variety of readers/computers. November’s free book is Concise Guide to Psychopharmacology, Second Edition (2006), by Lauren B. Marangell, MD, and James M. Martinez, MD. From the publisher’s blurb: The definitive pocket reference for […]

NCI Reorganizes Online Tutorials, Webcasts

Monday, November 7th, 2011

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has reorganized its online tutorials, web-based tools, and video casts into one convenient location, at Tutorials are self-paced, modular, and organized by both target audience and subject matter.   Audiences include: Health care providers Researchers Public health program planners Cancer registrars

NLM Honors Winners of Software Development Challenge

Monday, November 7th, 2011

As part of its 175th anniversary celebration, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) issued its first challenge to software developers: “Show off Your Apps: Innovative Uses of NLM Information.” Applications could be developed by or for researchers, health professionals, or the general public, so long as they used the library’s data to create innovative ways […]

Taylor & Francis Group Opens More Access

Monday, November 7th, 2011

From the press release: Taylor & Francis Group, one of the major publishers in the health sciences and technology, has announced an expansion of its open access program. In 2012, the current iOpenAccess option will be renamed Taylor & Francis Open Select and will continue to give authors and their sponsors the option of making […]

11/3/11 ALERT: JAMA Down

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

11/4/11 Update: Access is restored. Some issues of  JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) are temporarily unavailable. Scott Memorial Library is working with our vendor on solving the problem – we expect it to be resolved within the next week. In the meantime, we are happy to provide FREE interlibrary loans for affected articles.  […]