Previous Issues

SciENcv for NIH Biosketches: the Basics for Investigators and Delegates

SciENcv is NCBI’s new online tool for generating biosketches for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Unlike previous versions of the biosketch, now only the investigator writes key elements of the biosketch, such as personal statements and contributions, as they must be tailored to each grant application. However, a delegate can manage many other details and produce a biosketch formatted to the new NIH specifications.

Director’s Reflections…Welcome to All New and Returning Students and Faculty!

Barbara Epstein HSLS Director

Barbara Epstein
HSLS Director

The Health Sciences Library System (HSLS), located in Falk Library on the second and mezzanine floors of Scaife Hall, offers premier services and a comprehensive collection of information resources. The vast majority of our books and journals are available to you electronically at any time, wherever you are. Use your computer or mobile device to do a literature search, read an article, or borrow an electronic book. If we don’t have what you’re looking for, request it through document delivery (now there’s no fee!).

Falk Library has casual seating, group rooms for collaboration, and quiet study areas with newly-reupholstered comfortable chairs. Pull over a traveling whiteboard to diagram your next project.

Is Access to CINAHL Necessary for Allied Health Scholarship?

A robust core journal collection that meets the needs of the allied health sciences is crucial to a functioning health sciences library. Allied health professionals require literature to support evidence-based practice, curricula, and licensure activities.1 A previous analysis between CINAHL, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and MEDLINE concluded that the number of unique nursing titles indexed in CINAHL but not covered in MEDLINE was small.2,3 Hill’s 2009 study focused on the coverage of nursing and allied health subjects in CINAHL and Scopus and concluded that while there was significant overlap, there was not enough evidence to determine that CINAHL coverage is redundant. We compared the current allied health journal coverage in CINAHL with that of Scopus to determine the number and types of journals available exclusively through CINAHL.

Delve into the World of Genes, Genomes, & Microbes with InfoBoosters

In conjunction with the National Library of Medicine exhibit, From DNA to Beer, the HSLS Molecular Biology Information Service (MBIS) is presenting a special hands-on workshop profiling a recently developed Web-based tool that harnesses Internet technology to improve online searching and information retrieval.

HSLS’ Regional Medical Library Provides Outreach to Veterans

HSLS serves at the Regional Medical Library (RML) for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR). As one of eight RMLs in the country, we work under a five-year, federal contract with the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to support their efforts to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving individual access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.

Note to Self: Set Up Tasks in Microsoft Outlook

Your to-do lists take many forms, from sticky notes to e-mailing reminders to yourself. If you already use Microsoft Outlook for e-mail and calendars, you can also access your to-do list in the same place.

In Outlook, items on your to-do list are called Tasks. Tasks have their own tab in Microsoft Outlook 2013 for the desktop.

Classes September 2015

HSLS offers classes on database searching, software applications such as Prezi, bibliographic management, molecular biology and genetics, and library orientations. For more information, visit the online course descriptions.