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Archive for December, 2011

MedEdPORTAL Featured Resources

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

MedEdPORTAL is an archive of peer-reviewed educational materials and teaching tools.  Supported by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) in partnership with the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), MedEdPORTAL provides free and open access to its resources by all academics and members of the public. Each month, it highlights outstanding recent submissions.  Most recently […]

New RNAi Animation and Slides

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Nature Reviews Genetics (NRG) and Arkitek have jointly announced the launch of a new & enhanced  version of the popular RNA interference animation, originally launched on NRG’s site in 2004. The RNAi animation and an accompanying slideshow are available at NRG and Arkitek, a creator of visual content for the science, technology and education […]

Workaround Instructions for Blocked JEFFLINE Access

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Intermittent campus internal network issues are keeping JEFFLINE’s proxy server links from working properly on Thursday, December 22.    Jeff-IT and Hospital IS are working on a resolution to the problem.  In the meantime, on-campus users CAN get to these resources, using the following instructions.  Off-campus users need to call the Reference Desk (215-503-8150) or […]

New Mendeley Workshop Offered

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

AISR Education Services is pleased to announce the addition of a new workshop to their January schedule:  Introduction to Mendeley. Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.   Once limited to the Mac operating system, it now […]

Smartphones Blamed for Increasing Risk of Health Data Breaches

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Data security is a huge concern for hospitals and educational institutions with responsibility for patient and student data.  A recent article in American Medical News links the pervasive use of mobile (smart) devices by clinicians to a jump in data breach incidents (up 32% in just the last year).  Almost half of the reported breaches […]

Register Now for RefWorks Training in January

Tuesday, December 20th, 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 January 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 […]

PLoS: Open Data Means Better Science

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Earlier this month, PLoS Biology published an article titled “The Open Knowledge Foundation: Open Data Means Better Science.”   The proliferation of big data sets and the changing requirements of funders or publishers for documentation of and access to data should stimulate discussion among campus researchers and research administrators. From the introduction to the article: Multiple individuals, […]

U.S. Census Bureau Releases 5-Year ACS Estimates

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Adapted from the press release:  The U.S. Census Bureau has released a new set of 5-year American Community Survey (ACS) estimates.  These findings are the most relied-upon source for detailed, up-to-date socio-economic statistics covering every community in the nation every year;  the current release covers the years from 2006 to 2010. Consisting of about 11 billion individual estimates and […]

New Bone & Joint Journal Seeks Submissions

Monday, December 19th, 2011

The British Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Surgery,  publisher of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br),  has announced the launch of Bone & Joint Research, a new open access journal for the field of orthopaedics. As an open access (OA) journal,  Bone & Joint Research seeks to provide researchers and developers a new way […]

LexiComp Training Workshops Scheduled

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

In case you haven’t noticed, LexiComp is showing off a new interface.  It’s running parallel to their classic interface for awhile, to give users a chance to kick the tires and get used to the new layout.  The classic interface will disappear in early 2012. Training workshops are now available for those who like a […]

Wiley Journals Down for Maintenance Saturday Morning

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Wiley Blackwell has announced it will be doing maintenance on its servers during a 3-hour period on Saturday, December 17. Their Wiley Online Library journals will be down from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. Thank you for your patience as our vendors work to improve their service.

BioMed Central Gets a New Look

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Open access publishing pioneer BioMed Central has launched a newly redesigned website ( The gateway to over 220 open access journals, has been streamlined to make the high-traffic website site much more straightforward to navigate. The redesigned site also introduces a range of new and enhanced features to meet the evolving needs of authors and […]

Preparedness 101: A Zombie Apocalypse

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

The Centers for Disease Control are serious about emergency preparedness, if not zombies, and have a wonderful promotion that will appeal to any age reader.  From the introduction: “There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That’s right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may […]

UpToDate Impacts Quality and Cost Outcomes

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

KLAS, a research firm that measures the performance of healthcare technology, recently released its “Clinical Decision Support 2011” report, which compared tools and the results of their use. In the KLAS survey, customers using point-of-care reference tools were surveyed in a variety of areas including credibility, relevance, electronic medical record (EMR) integration and influence on […]

Work-around for Network Problems 12/13/11

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Campus internal network issues are keeping JEFFLINE’s proxy server links from working properly on Tuesday, December 13.    OFF-CAMPUS users appear to be unaffected.  However, some ON-CAMPUS users may be told that a website cannot be found when attempting to link to a database, journal or e-book. THERE IS A WORK-AROUND: If a JEFFLINE link […]