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NIH Public Access Policy: My NCBI Tool to Replace eRA Commons for Bibliography Management

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.

The National Library of Medicine’s Social Media Tools

NLMYou’d expect the largest medical library in the world to be on Facebook. And so they are.

Book Citations Added to PubMed

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.

New E-Books Available

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:

Director's Reflections…MLA and News from Capitol Hill

Barbara EpsteinI 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 Participation at the Medical Library Association’s Annual Meeting

MLA-10HSLS Librarians were active participants in the Medical Library Association’s Annual Meeting held in Washington, D.C. from May 21-26, 2010.

Contributed Papers

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.

NLM Associate MaShana Davis Visits HSLS

IMG_0860_cropped2During 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.”

New Thieme E-Books

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:

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