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Archive for January, 2012

Library Renovations Get Under Way

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

You may have noticed that the 1st floor popular reading materials have been moved to the 2nd floor. This is the next step in the renovations planned for Scott Memorial Library over the coming months. You were patient while we withdrew thousands of volumes of print journals (duplicated by our electronic subscriptions), and shifted the […]

New Report Predicts Rise of Targeted Drug Discovery

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Thomson Reuters has released a new research report, ‘The Changing Role of Chemistry in Drug Discovery‘ in recognition of the International Year of Chemistry, 2011. By tracking pharmaceutical industry data over the past decade along with insights from industry experts, the new report forecasts the end of the blockbuster drug era.  In its place, the […]

RefWorks Adds New Features

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

RefWorks has announced a set of new features in its January update.   The new features will be available to you immediately the next time you log in.  RefWorks is the citation managment tool freely available to all Jeffersonians. You said you wanted: Drag and drop of references between folders and tasks Streamlines your work […]

The Greening of Scott Memorial Library

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

If you like to study on the 3rd or 4th floors of Scott Memorial Library, you’ll notice that we’re changing the lights on the 3-sided carrels on those floors. Why? The new lights are LED lamps, expected to use far less energy than the old lamps, while providing better light for studying.  When the project […]

New Interdisciplinary Science Journal Accepting Articles: SpringerPlus

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Springer is launching a new interdisciplinary science journal, SpringerPlus, using an open access model and promising a transparent and fast publication process for authors.  SpringerPlus is also an online-only journal. From the press release: The new journal will feature interdisciplinary manuscripts describing original research, case studies and methods.  It is Springer’s  first open access journal […]

Take Action for Open Access

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Needed:  Scholarly authors’ comments on  H.R. 3699, a new bill to block public access to publicly funded research A new bill, The Research Works Act (H.R.3699), designed to roll back the NIH Public Access Policy and block the development of similar policies at other federal agencies has been introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives. […]

Free E-Book for January

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Psychiatry Online offers a free e-book each month from American Psychiatric Publishing.  This month, the free title is Community Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: A Manual of Clinical Practice and Consultation, edited by Theodore A. Petti, MD, MPH, and Carlos Salguero, MD, MPH. From the publisher’s blurb: Child psychiatrists and psychologists, clinical nurses, social workers, and […]

NCBI Offers Discovery Workshops – February in Bethesda

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Have you been wanting to visit lovely Bethesda in midwinter?  NCBI offers a two-day training course on February 21-22 called a Discovery Workshop.  It’s an excellent introduction to NCBI tools for new researchers, or a useful refresher for the more experienced. This year’s workshop consists of four 2.5-hour hands-on sessions about NCBI resources. Each session […]

Graduate Student Fellowship Opportunity

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

An invitation from the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship of Greater Philadelphia: Make Your Life Your Argument Are you a graduate student interested in improving the health and well-being of vulnerable Philadelphian communities? Design & implement an innovative 200 hour service project addressing a community’s unmet health and/or human service needs (with the guidance of a mentor) […]

MEDLINE MeSH Update Completed, MEDLINE Coverage Extended

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

The National Library of Medicine continues to push back the date boundaries on MEDLINE, converting more of the old paper-based records every year. With its regular January update of the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), MEDLINE also released its latest coverage data — MEDLINE now covers the medical literature from 1946 to present. Users of both […]

NLM on YouTube

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has launched its YouTube channel at, thereby joining a growing list of NIH and other U.S. government agency channels for health information. The NLM channel allows unregistered users to watch videos and registered users to post videos of lectures, training, special events NLM exhibitions, public service announcements, and […]

“Stories in Medicine” Podcast Debuts

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Journal Medicine has launched a series of bimonthly podcasts about infectious disease medicine: Stories in Medicine.   Initial podcasts will feature pioneering infectious disease physician Dr. John Bartlett, Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, and an Associate Editor of Medicine. In his first podcast, Dr. Bartlett […]