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Archive for June, 2014

Infographic: Librarians and Research Impact

Monday, June 30th, 2014

This new infographic from Elsevier’s Library Connect Newsletter highlights the role of librarians in measuring the impact of research. Click the image below to see the full story: Contact a Scott Librarian Visit our Grants Information Service

Julia Clift: New Exhibit at Scott Library, 6/27-8/29

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Using NVivo to Improve Research Team Collaboration: Brown Bag Webinar, 7/9

Friday, June 27th, 2014

NVivo is software that organizes and analyzes qualitative data. It is primarily used by qualitative researchers working with very rich text-based and/or multimedia information, where deep levels of analysis on small or large volumes of data are required. NVivo is available on two computers on the 3rd floor of Scott Library (W810 & 812). With NVivo […]

How Much Do Libraries Pay for Journal Access?

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

As publishing has moved from paper to electronic access, libraries have carried the burden of paying for this access. Librarians have long complained about the high costs, but exact numbers were difficult to find due to widespread confidentiality agreements that publishers force libraries to sign. A recent article in the Proceedings of the National Academy […]

First Release of Monarch Initiative: Looking for Feedback

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Ontology Development Group Announces First Release of Monarch Initiative (From: Library Notes. Oregon Health and Science University): “Dr. Melissa Haendel and the Ontology Development Group announce the first (sneak peak) release of the Monarch Initiative ( The Monarch Initiative Discovery System will contain a wealth of information about model organisms, in vitro models, genes, pathways, […]

MPH Capstone Presentations: June 25th and 26th

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Jefferson School of Population Health cordially invites you to attend the Master of Public Health (MPH) Capstone Presentations.  When: June 25 – June 26, 2014,  1:00 – 3:30 PM  Where: 901 Walnut Street, 10th Floor JSPH Conference Room RSVP to: by June 24, 2014. Download the list of presentations for 6/25. Download the list […]

MeSH on Demand Tool: An Easy Way to Identify Relevant MeSH Terms

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

From: Cho D. MeSH on Demand Tool: An Easy Way to Identify Relevant MeSH Terms. NLM Tech Bull. 2014 May-Jun;(398):e2. The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce the launch of MeSH on Demand, a new feature that uses the NLM Medical Text Indexer (MTI) to find MeSH terms. Background Currently, the MeSH Browser […]

Read All About It: Newspapers Now On Display

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Scott Library’s copies of four current newspapers (Philadelphia Business Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Times, Wall Street Journal) are no longer kept behind the Service Desk. They are now nicely encased in the same clear boxes as the leisure magazines, and the boxes sit atop the book shelves which house the magazines on the second […]

Need Help With Posters and Presentations?

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Used effectively, images can enhance your conference poster or presentation and help you tell a compelling story. Two new resources from Scott Memorial Library and Medical Media Services provide tips and best practices to help you prepare your conference materials: Using Images in Conference Posters and Presentations: Best Practices Designing Your Research Poster: Tips and […]

New Guide on Support for Data Management

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Learn about data management plans and the benefits of storing research data sets in the Jefferson Digital Commons in our new guide. “Data management” and “data management plans” are phrases increasingly heard within academic and scientific communities. More and more science journals are requiring data sharing as a contingency for publication, and in 2013 the […]

6th Annual Faculty Days Presentations Now in the JDC

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Check out the innovative teaching methods and ideas your colleagues are using in their courses. Access all 14 presentations from the recent 6th Annual Faculty Days in the Jefferson Digital Commons. If you have similar content that you would like archived in the Jefferson Digital Commons, please contact: Dan Kipnis, MSI Senior Education Services Librarian […]

Another Milestone for the Jefferson Digital Commons

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Source: On June 6, 2014 the Jefferson Digital Commons surpassed 9,000 total deposited assets. Recent additions include the Pathology Honors Program Student Research Symposium posters and Jefferson Medical College yearbooks from 1950 to 1960. The 9,000th asset added was from the Department of Surgery Resident Research Day: Examining the influence of Sirtuins on Adipose Derived […]

Attend a Survey Development Discussion for 2014 Southeastern Pennsylvania (SEPA) Household Health Survey

Friday, June 6th, 2014

The Community Health Data Base invites members of the Jefferson community to a Survey Development Discussion of the upcoming 2014 Southeastern Pennsylvania (SEPA) Household Health Survey!  WHEN: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm  WHERE: Public Health Management Corporation, 1500 Market Street, Centre Square East, Lower Mezzanine, Philadelphia, PA Lunch will be provided. […]

37 E-Books New to Scott Library in May

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Scott Library added these 37 ebooks in May to the growing collection: Acute care handbook for physical therapists (4th ed.) Atlas of pain injection techniques (2nd ed.) Atlas of ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia (2nd ed.) Basic ICD-10-CM/PCS coding Body structures and functions (12 ed.) Changing the U.S. health care system: key issues in health services policy and […]

American Medical Student Research Journal (AMSRJ) Launched

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

AMSRJ is a new peer-reviewed, open access journal created by medical students at LSU Health Shreveport. Sections include original investigations, brief reports, humanities, and artwork. “The American Medical Student Research Journal was created by medical students to give future physician-scientists the opportunity to develop the critical thinking skills needed to succeed in academia and clinical […]