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February 2008

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HSLS Update: Online Only

This issue of the HSLS Update introduces a new look and format for the newsletter. Just as library journals are moving from print to electronic, the Update is now “e-only” and will cease publishing print issues. You can receive the Update via an RSS feed or by email subscription by registering at: www.hsls.pitt.edu/updatereport/?page_id=227.

Director’s Reflections . . . Legislation Mandates Public Access to Reports of NIH-Funded Research

Barbara EpsteinDecember 26, 2007, President Bush signed into law a requirement that all reports of research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) must be publicly available within 12 months of journal publication. The legislation requires researchers to deposit electronic copies of their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts, including all graphics and supplemental materials, into the National Library of Medicine’s online archive, PubMed Central (PMC) www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov.

Earn CME Credits by Watching TV

NCME-TVNCME-TV, a Web-based series of streaming CME videos, is now accessible through the HSLS Web site. Physicians familiar with NCME (Network for Continuing Medical Education) videos and DVDs will welcome this new Internet-accessible format that allows access to videos anytime, from any computer.

NCME-TV provides updates on topics relevant to physicians, including:

RefWorks Q&A

RefworksRefWorks, a Web-based product for managing citations and creating bibliographies, is now available to HSLS’ University of Pittsburgh and UPMC patrons. Look for the RefWorks link on the HSLS More Resources page www.hsls.pitt.edu/resources.

What’s the difference between RefWorks and EndNote?

Learning @ Your Pace

Learning @ Your Pace
New to the Health Sciences Library System? Interested in learning how to search HSLS online resources more efficiently? Check out Learning @ Your Pace: www.hsls.pitt.edu/services/learning_at_your_pace, a Web page containing online tutorials developed especially for HSLS patrons.

Cardiosource Plus

Cardiosource Plus
HSLS now provides access to the institutional version of Cardiosource Plus, a specialized Web site, formerly available only to members of the American College of Cardiology. First time users may register for a free account to use premium services and resources listed below:

Ovid’s New Look

In January, HSLS introduced Ovid’s redesigned interface, now called OvidSP. Although visually quite different, the updated interface commonly used to search databases such as MEDLINE and PsycINFO, maintains the same functionality.

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