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June 2017

“Engage for Health”: Helping Improve Patient-Doctor Communication in Pennsylvania Public Libraries

Engage for HealthThe issue of patient-doctor communication is a topic of interest to a wide range of healthcare organizations.

Keeping Up-To-Date with Data in NCBI Databases

Why Search Academic Search Premier?

When you have an information need (e.g., How much is my used car worth?), you look for a resource that will have the answer. You would not look at a dining guide or travel website. You would go to a resource that queries you about the car’s condition and then provides the average price paid for a similar car. You might even look at a used car dealer or website to see what price others are asking.

Encountering Broken Article Links When Database Searching. What Should You Do?

You’re searching in PubMed or another HSLS database and you find what looks like the perfect article. You click on the article’s download link and to your dismay you encounter a broken link.

HSLS Participation at the Medical Library Association’s Annual Meeting

HSLS librarians were active participants in the Medical Library Association’s Annual Meeting held in Seattle, WA, from May 26-31.

The Number of PubMed Records is Booming!

Pub Med, National Library of MedicineThe 24 millionth MEDLINE citation was indexed in PubMed on May 10, 2017. A little over a year earlier, on March 2, 2016, the 23 millionth MEDLINE record was indexed. That’s a million new records in just a little over a year! To get a better idea of how much MEDLINE has grown, in 2005, there were only 606,000 citations indexed.

HSLS Staff News

The HSLS Staff News section includes recent HSLS presentations, publications, staff changes, staff promotions, degrees earned, etc.

Classes for June 2017

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

Classes are held on the first floor of Falk Library (200 Scaife Hall) in Classroom 1 and on the upper floor of the library in Classroom 2. All classes are open to faculty, staff, and students of the University of Pittsburgh. They are also open to UPMC residents and fellows, who will need to show their UPMC IDs.