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March 2016

search.bioPreprint: Immediate Discovery of New Biomedical Research

HSLS has developed a new tool, search.bioPreprint, that helps researchers to comprehensively search preprint databases to discover cutting edge, yet-to-be published or reviewed biomedical research articles.

What is a preprint database?

Read and Monitor Your Favorite Scholarly Journals with BrowZine

BrowZine provides an easy way to browse and read thousands of scholarly journals from publishers such as JAMA Network, Nature, American Psychological Association, BMJ Publications, PLoS, Biomed Central, and many more. Pitt users can access BrowZine on their Web browser or through the easy-to-use mobile app.

Why Use BrowZine?

BrowZine’s “My Bookshelf” feature makes staying up-to-date easy. You simply select your favorite journals and then click on Add to My Bookshelf. New article notifications are sent automatically, and you always get the full text, whether you are onsite or working remotely.

You can also:

UPMC Physician Authors Fiction Book

night-in-the-lifeUPMC physician and author Steven L. Orebaugh donated a copy of his fiction book, “A Night in the Life,” to the HSLS Leisure Reading Collection. This gritty, fast-paced book is based on his real life experiences working in the emergency department of a community hospital located in Pittsburgh.

The Leisure Reading Collection is located at the rear of the main floor of Falk Library in the comfortable seating area.

Affiliated Authors Encouraged to Donate

HSLS is proud of books authored or edited by Pitt health sciences faculty and UPMC clinicians, especially when we can make those books available in our collections.

LGBT Public Health Exhibit on Display at Falk Library

AcceptanceJourneysFalk Library is currently hosting a special exhibit entitled, “Acceptance Journeys Pittsburgh: Addressing LGBT stigma through science, the humanities, and social marketing.” The Graduate School of Public Health developed the exhibit in conjunction with the Provost’s Year of Humanities. The posters for this exhibit are designed with public health messages relating to stigma and feature local Pittsburghers. As an interactive exhibit, visitors can leave their reactions through written notes or recorded audio.

Domestic Violence: Nurses Making a Difference

Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives, an online exhibit by the National Library of Medicine, explores the role of nurse activists in creating awareness of domestic violence as a medical, nursing, and public health issue. Narrative and digital images depict the history of the anti-domestic violence movement in the United States, early research published by nurses on this topic, and materials used to create awareness of domestic violence and provide referral information to victims of abuse. A digital gallery allows viewers to watch videos created during the 1980’s and 1990’s to instruct physicians and nurses in techniques for screening, intervention, and referral for domestic abuse. The education section of the exhibit contains extensive teaching materials suitable for undergraduate and graduate-level courses, as well as lesson plans for students in grades seven through twelve.

HSLS Staff News

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


Author name in bold is HSLS-affiliated

Classes March 2016

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

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 schools of the health sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, who will need a valid Pitt ID or e-mail account. They are also open to UPMC residents and fellows, who will need to show their UPMC IDs.