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As of July 23, 2010, program directors and principal investigators (PD/PIs) will not be able to enter citations manually into eRA Commons and must use My NCBI’s “My Bibliography” tool to manage their professional bibliographies.
In April 2010, PubMed expanded its content to include citations for selected full-text e-books from the NCBI Bookshelf. The first books to be added were GeneReviews and Essentials of Glycobiology. A citation is included for each chapter or section of the book.
An example of a display including a book chapter is below.
HSLS has purchased 15 new e-books from the R2 Digital Library. R2 aggregates health sciences book content from leading medical and healthcare publishers in a single platform. HSLS now provides full-text access to more than 40 e-books from R2.
Four of the new titles provide subject coverage in new areas among our available e-books. These are:
I recently returned from the Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association in Washington, DC. This is a grand gathering of more than 2,000 health sciences librarians from large and small settings across the United States and beyond. I attended my first MLA meeting in Cleveland in 1975, and I’ve missed only two meetings since then. It’s an opportunity to “re-charge my professional batteries,” learn about emerging trends and technology, connect with colleagues, and see what’s going on in comparable library settings. While I used to lug home notebooks full of ideas for new projects, now my to-do list is electronic.
HSLS Librarians were active participants in the Medical Library Association’s Annual Meeting held in Washington, D.C. from May 21-26, 2010.
Carrie Iwema, information specialist in Molecular Biology, presented “Beyond PubMed: Next Generation Literature Searching” and “Can’t We All Get Along?: The Highs and Lows of Librarian/IT Collaborations.” Co-author was Fran Yarger, assistant director for Computing Services.
During the week of April 26, 2010, HSLS hosted MaShana Davis, a first year National Library of Medicine (NLM) Associate Fellow. The Associate Fellow program “is designed to provide a broad foundation in health sciences information services, and to prepare librarians for future leadership roles in health sciences libraries and in health services research.”
The Thieme E-Book Library provides students, researchers, and clinicians with access to an online collection of lavishly illustrated full-color textbooks from Thieme’s renowned Color Atlases and Flexibook series.
Thieme recently added 5 new e-books to their ElectronicBook Library:
- A Guide to the Primary Care of Neurological Disorders, 2nd ed.
HSLS has a large number of rare books about dental health and oral surgery. The books described below, along with other rare gems, are currently on display in the Falk Library lobby and Rare Books Room.
On April 19-21, 2010, HSLS offered another session of its popular Systematic Review Workshop: The Nuts and Bolts for Librarians. The focus of this intensive 2.5 day workshop is on literature search techniques for completing a successful systematic review. The first day examined why systematic reviews are done and how they contribute to the evidence base; publication bias and how a well-done literature search can overcome it; and, the librarian as collaborator and key player in the development of the systematic review’s literature search methodology. Day two examined which databases and grey literature resources to search as well as how to harvest literature search vocabulary. The last day looked at handsearching, project management and search delivery, and PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) guidelines.
PubMed Central (PMC) was launched in 2000, with a mandate to serve as a free digital archive for life sciences and biomedical literature. In the beginning, it contained just two journals, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America and Molecular Biology of the Cell. A number of BioMed Central journal titles, Nucleic Acids Research, The Plant Cell, and Plant Physiology quickly followed.» Next Entries