Author Archives: Ann Koopman

New Output Styles for RefWorks

RefWorks logoAs part of its quarterly update, RefWorks has added and updated dozens of new journal styles for formatting bibliographies and papers.  Here are some that are relevant to Jeffersonians:

New Styles:

  • Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  •  Annals of Nuclear Medicine
  •  Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  •  Cell Host & Microbe
  •  Cell Metabolism
  •  Endocrine Journal
  •  Heart
  •  International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment
  •  International Journal of STD & AIDS
  •  Journal of Gastroenterology
  •   Journal of Magnetic Resonance
  •  Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
  •  Molecular Imaging and Biology
  •  Molecular Vision
  •  Neuroradiology
  •  Progress in Lipid Research
  •  Protoplasma
  •  Sleep and Breathing
  •  Translational Research

Updated  Styles:

  •  American Journal of Physiology – Cell Physiology
  •  Journal of Clinical Nursing
  •  APA, 6th edition
  •  British Journal of Occupational Therapy, Harvard style
  •  Chest Journal
  •  Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

Global Brief for World Health Day 2012

Good Health Adds Life to YearsThe World Health Organization has published a global brief on aging –  Good Health Adds Life to Years.

The brief, issued in support of World Health Day (April 7), reviews existing health data and recent studies to better understand the needs of aging populations.

Key issues covered include:

  • demographics, epidemiology  & economics of aging;
  • risk factors for non-communicable diseases;
  • chronic care,  impact on families, and independence;
  • end of life issues;
  • breaking down barriers to full participation in society;
  • public health responses to increasing needs.

View the brief  (PDF)

May 1 Changes to Commuter Services Affect Students, Faculty & Staff

As a way to streamline operations, Jefferson’s Commuter Services Office (CSO) has announced some changes that will begin on May 1.

Jefferson staff members and students who purchase discounted public transportation passes, tokens and parking tickets will continue to have the option to buy these products, however, the quantity allotted at the time of purchase will change.  See this GRID for details or view it on the CSO website.

In addition, effective June 30, SEPTA regional rail and NJ Transit monthly passes will only be available through Jefferson’s Pass-Buy-Mail program.  June is the last month that passes will be available at the Commuter Services Office.  July passes will only be available via the Pass-Buy-Mail program.  The CSO has already begun distributing information about this change to those who are currently purchasing passes at the CSO counter.

Employees:  Did You Remember to Change Your Pretax Commuting Deduction?

Starting January 1, changes took place to the amount the IRS allows commuters to deduct from their paychecks on a pre-tax basis.

IRS Pretax Commuter Cost Changes Effective 1/1/12:

  • Mass Transit maximum decreased from $230 to $125 per month
  • Parking maximum increased from $230 to $240 per month.

Please use the PeopleSoft self-serve or print a pretax form from the Commuter Services web site to adjust your deductions.

A partnership with CSO and those companies providing area transportation and parking results in a savings passed on to Jefferson staff.  The benefits include discounts on the following:

  • SEPTA Tokens
  • SEPTA Regional Rail 10-Trip Tickets
  • SEPTA Monthly Trans/Trail Passes
  • PATCO Monthly Freedom Cards
  • NJ Transit One-Way Bus Tickets
  • NJ Transit Monthly Passes
  • Daily Parking Tickets and Monthly Parking Passes at Select Area Garages

Save even more by paying for your transit or parking expenses with pre-tax dollars.

The CSO is located in the Jefferson Medical and Health Science Bookstore at 1009 Chestnut Street.

TEDMED Live: Schedule of Sessions

TEDMEDTEDMED’s schedule is now available so you can plan when you want to drop by the Library to participate.

Remember, it’s free, and you can bring your brown bag lunch.


View the full schedule (pdf)


Scott Memorial Library is hosting the live HD simulcast in room 200B (next to the fish tank) for the daytime sessions ONLY:

  • Wednesday, April 11,
    8:45 – 10:30 a.m. , 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., 2:15 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 12,
    8:45 – 10:30 a.m. , 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., 2:15 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 13,
    8:45 – 10:30 a.m. , 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

More about TEDMED.

Contact Tony Frisby, PhD, at 215-503-4990 or for further information.

The actual conference in Washington D.C. is now sold out, so this campus simulcast is your best chance to participate.

Sigma Xi Student Research Day – April 11, 2012

All Jeffersonians are invited!

Sigma Xi Student Research Day
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Hamilton Building Lobby

Posters and judging start at 10:30 a.m.
Potter Lecture, 4:00 p.m.
Reception, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

The annual Sigma XI Student Research Day features poster presentations of research by TJU students and by undergraduate students at area colleges.  Posters will be on display and will be judged starting at 10:30 a.m. in the Hamilton Building Lobby.

At 4:00, Dr. Valina Dawson of Johns Hopkins University will deliver the  William Potter lecture, “PAR Network Regulating Survival and Death in the Brain.”

Following the lecture, the poster awards ceremony will take place, followed by a reception in the lobby.

Visit the chapter website for a complete schedule of events and more information about the lecture:

Sigma Xi

LexiComp’s New Face

LexiComp, Jefferson’s main drug information database, has shifted to its new interface today.  The advantages:

  • More intuitive searching
  • Faster results from searches
  • Better layout of results saves you time
  • Direct access to clinical tools

LexiComp's new interface

The new “face” has been running in parallel with the old one for several months, inviting you to review it each time you log in.  Now, the new version is what you see automatically upon login.  You’ll still be able to choose the “classic view” for a few weeks, if you want the old interface, but the classic view will eventually be removed completely.

Did you miss the chance to kick the tires on the new interface?  Need a quick training video?  Web-based training is available NOW:


View TEDMED Live On Campus

TEDMEDCan’t get to Washington D.C. in April for the TEDMED conference?  Now you can see the world’s most creative minds talk about health and medicine for free, right here on the Jefferson campus.

Scott Memorial Library is hosting a live webcast from the conference April 11-13, in room 200B Scott (revised hours):


  • Wednesday, April 11,  8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 12,  8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 13,  8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

You can drop by whenever there is room in your schedule, or consult the schedule of speakers so you don’t miss your favorites.  We’ll publish the schedule as soon as it becomes available.

More about TED

The TED organization brings together thinkers from the fields of Technology, Entertainment and Design to talk to each other and share their knowledge.  The organization sponsors face-to-face conferences, broadcasts the TEDTalks videos, and supports a variety of special programs.

The TEDMED conference focuses on imagining the future of health and medicine, but it  is about much more than a series of exciting talks. TEDMED is an event that will change your thinking.

TEDMED is the opposite of the hour-long power-point scientific conference. TEDMED is a cerebral Cirque de Soleil. Made up of eleven two-hour long sessions, each with 10-15 speakers who only talk for 3-15 minutes.

Each TEDMED talk is a short, powerful story all about a single idea – a counter-intuitive idea that will touch you on a personal level, penetrating your preconceived notions to shape your thoughts.

More information

View the Jefferson event flyer.

Visit the TEDMED website.

Choose and view a TED Talk.

Contact Tony Frisby, PhD, at 215-503-4990 or for further information and for the schedule.

Latest New E-Books for Jeffersonians

Scott Memorial Library is pleased to offer the following new titles in electronic form, for 24 access on or off campus:


Of special interest to nurses:

RefWorks Tutorial Schedule for April

Need to brush up on your RefWorks skills, or just want a quick introduction to the software?  Sign up now for a webinar tutorial, conducted by RefWorks trainers.  Please not that registration is limited and enrollment is required.

How to teach RefWorks 2.0 in 15 Minutes  (taught in 30 minutes)
During this 30-minute session, you’ll rapidly learn: how to create an account; direct export citations from two databases; create a folder; create a bibliography from a list of citations; and create a bibliography using Write N’ Cite. This session is primarily designed for those who will train on RefWorks and to learn how to do so quickly; however, those who are new to RefWorks can learn the basics in this 30-minute session.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
10:00 am EDT
Register now

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
2:00 pm EDT
Register now

RefShare 2.0  (60 minutes)
This  session covers how to share your database or a folder of references, how to turn your shared folder or database into an RSS feed, how to view, search, print and export references from a shared folder or database and how to access and view a shared folder or database from a central web page. Attendees should have a basic knowledge of RefWorks functionality.

Thursday, April 12, 2012
10:00 am EDT
Register now

Beyond Direct Export: Five Other Ways to Import Information to RefWorks (40 minutes)
Direct export is but one method for adding references; In this webinar we will review these other methods, which are: Importing from a text file; searching online catalogs or databases from within RefWorks; using a web browser tool called RefGrab-It to capture references from a web page; importing records from RSS feeds; entering references manually.

Thursday, April 19, 2012
2:00 pm EDT
Register now


Using RefWorks to Quickly Import Citations and Write a Paper (30 minutes)
In this session, you’ll learn how to directly import citations from two online databases. Then you’ll see how to quickly create a bibliography for a paper two ways: 1) from a list or folder of citations in your RW account and 2) with in-text citations via the one line/cite view method. This session is primarily for undergraduates or beginning RefWorks users.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
2:00 pm EDT
Register now

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
10:00 am EDT
Register now

Gather and Organize your Research Sources in RefWorks—Part 1  (30 minutes)
After you’ve mastered the fundamentals of RefWorks, you’ll want to learn other features and functions:

  1. Direct Export from database
  2. OpenURL
  3. Attachments
  4. Last Imported folder; Create and add a citation to folder
  5. Export from library catalog or Summon Discovery Service
  6. RefGrab-It
  7. Quick Search

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
2:00 pm EDT
Register now

Gather and Organize your Research Sources in RefWorks – Part 2 (30 minutes)
In part two of Gather and Organize your research, we’ll teach you how to do or use the following tools:

  1. Online catalog search via RefWorks
  2. Manual entry
  3. RSS feeds
  4. Managing Folders
  5. Viewing Exact and Close Duplicates, by database or folder
  6. Advanced Search

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
12:00 pm EDT
Register now

If these dates don’t work for you, visit the RefWorks-COS Training Webinars website  to view archived programs at your convenience.


New NIH Tutorial on Financial Conflict of Interest

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has posted a new tutorial focused on implementing the new conflicts-of-interest regulations for all researchers who apply for or receive NIH funding.

The new rules were adopted in August 2011, and the deadline for compliance is no later than August 25, 2012.

View the tutorial.

Visit the NIH Financial Conflict of Interest page for more information about the rules and requirements.

Library Unveils New Catalog

Scott Memorial Library celebrates today as we unveil our new catalog.  The new software allows us to offer you more services and better searching.

  • You’ll be able to sign up for a personal account to track materials you have checked out, request renewals and save searches.
  • You’ll be able to make and store lists of materials to which you can link from a course or other webpage – a great option for faculty making course reading lists.
  • Catalog citations can be exported directly to RefWorks, saving you time and making the research process just that much easier.
  • You can also share materials via Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, and other social networks.  Of course, you can still email a direct link!
  • You’ll be able to review materials and see the comments made by others – reviews may talk about how useful the book has been, what the contents cover, or other related comments.  That’s great for students who want to recommend texts to support particular classes, rotations or exam topics.
Sample review:Tseng, Wen Shing & Streltzer J. (2008). Cultural Competence in Health Care: A Guide for Professionals. New York: Springer
In ‘Cultural Competence in Health Care: A Guide for Professionals’ the authors seek to provide critical knowledge about cultural issues in healthcare, offer approaches for obtaining necessary cultural knowledge in specific situations and to increase cultural sensitivity by stressing the cultural implications of various interactions and situations in healthcare settings. With a focus on both clinical application and theoretical elaboration, 9 chapters depict cultural dimensions expressed in: concepts of illness and illness behaviors, assessment, interviews and symptom presentation, hospitalization, medication, family involvement and consent issues, highly charged medical issues, treatments and conditions, and care by non-medical professionals that are part of the multidisciplinary healthcare team.  In one chapter the views on the status and role of nurses is explored through the perspectives of various cultures.  Other special issues related to nursing are explored such as cultural views on nurse’s relationships to patients and doctors.  Many of the chapters include case studies to illustrate topic discussed in the text.
  • The basic search returns results on the basis of relevancy to your search terms, but the advanced search gives you control over many more fields than the old catalog did, and you can sort your results over a dozen different ways.

There’s more, but don’t just take our word for it – Visit the new catalog and then let us know what you think, either in a comment on this blog or at

View or download a handout that illustrates the new features.

Work on First Floor Gets Under Way

It’s starting!

The long-awaited renovations to the first floor begin on Tuesday, March 13, with work on the grand staircase.

There may be a bit of noise, and you won’t be able to use the grand stairs, but the elevators and the interior stair wells will be fully accessible.   The upper floors of the Library will not be affected, so studying should not be disturbed.


Free E-Book for March

Book coverPsychiatry Online offers a free e-book each month from American Psychiatric Publishing.  For March, the free title is Developing an Evidence-Based Classification of Eating Disorders: Scientific Findings for DSM-5, edited by Ruth H. Striegel-Moore, PhD, Stephen A. Wonderlich, PhD, B. Timothy Walsh, MD, and James E. Mitchell, MD.

Look for the Book of the Month download link at the bottom of the PsychiatryOnline page the next time you visit.  It’s a different title every month!

From the publisher’s blurb:

The culmination of several years of collaborative effort among eating disorders investigators from around the world, Developing an Evidence-Based Classification of Eating Disorders: Scientific Findings for DSM-5 provides summaries of the research presentations and discussions of the conceptual and methodological issues involved in diagnosing and classifying eating disorders.

Eating disorders are serious, difficult to treat, and often lead to multiple medical complications, high rates of psychiatric comorbidity, and mortality. It is critical, then, that clinicians be aware of the most current research, as well as understand the foundation of the soon-to-be-released DSM-5.

Topics include:

  • Improving the definition of symptoms and syndromes – in particular the validity of the eating disorders not otherwise specified category, into which 60% of patients diagnosed with an eating disorder now fall.
  • Co-occurrance of other mental disorders, particularly mood disorders and anxiety disorders.
  • Eating disorders in children and adolescents, including diagnostic differences and classification, including feeding disorders in infants and young children.
  • Cultural considerations and cross-cultural variation in the classification of eating disorders, including Native American, Japanese, Canadian, and Pacific Fijian populations.
  • Current and future directions for the assessment of the cognitive criteria for anorexia nervosa.
  • A chapter on loss of control eating, including implications for future weight gain, depression, binge drinking, and substance abuse.


Genetic Testing Registry Launched

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently unveiled its new Genetic Testing Registry (GTR)  at NIH’s observance of Rare Disease Day.

Genetic Testing Registry

The Registry, available at, features a versatile search interface that allows users to search by test, condition, gene, genetic mutation, and laboratory.  It also serves as a portal to other medical genetics information, with context-specific links to practice guidelines and a variety of genetic, scientific, and literature resources available through the National Library of Medicine at NIH.

The Registry is currently intended for use by clinicians and researchers: phase I focuses on tests for heritable mutations, including pharmacogenomic tests and tests using complex arrays and multiplex panels.  Future phases will incorporate features designed for use by patients and the general public, as well as other types of tests, such as tests for somatic mutations and assays that use whole exome or whole genome sequencing.

A Fact Sheet and a set of FAQs are available; or you may view video tutorials on use of the GTR.

Read the full press release.

Visit the Genetic Testing Registry.

Jefferson Digital Commons Adds Author Dashboard

The Jefferson Digital Commons (JDC)  has a great new feature called the author dashboard. You can use it to see how your research is being discovered on the web.

If you have deposited material in the JDC, you may be used to getting emailed statistics each month, telling you how many times your work has been downloaded.  Now that email includes a link to your dashboard.  The new dashboard adds information displayed in visually appealing graphs:

  • View the search terms researchers around the world have used to find your work.
  • See where your readers are located.
  • Learn which search engines and web sites researchers are coming from when they click on your materials in the Commons.
  • You might be surprised!

As of March 2012, the JDC’s 4,500 items have been downloaded over 838,000 times by users in over 150 countries.  That’s a tremendous representation of Jefferson scholarship, thanks to the Jefferson Digital Commons.

 Sample Email Notification

If you participate in the JDC, you can receive monthly reports about the use of your deposited items:

Dear author,

Your Author Dashboard shows you had 217 new downloads in the past month of your 52 papers in Jefferson Digital Commons.
This brings your total readership to 724. Find out which paper is placing highest in Google search results! Visit

to see all your download details and learn more about who’s reading your work.


Sample Graphics on the Dashboard

Referrers:  Where they were before reaching your article

Graph of Referrers



Institutions: Your audience


Downloads over time: Track the spread of influence

Total Downloads

Search Queries: What were readers looking for when they discovered your article?

Search Queries


Contact for further information

To find out more about the benefits of participation in the Jefferson Digital Commons, contact Dan Kipnis at  or 215-503-2825.