Mobile Apps for Popular HSLS Databases

Did you know that UpToDate, Micromedex, and many other HSLS databases have mobile apps that provide you with access to clinical information anytime and anywhere? These apps are available to Pitt and UPMC users through the HSLS subscriptions to the full databases.

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New Data Repository Option for NIH Researchers: NIH Figshare

In July 2019, NIH and Figshare announced the one-year pilot launch of a general data repository for all NIH-funded researchers: NIH Figshare. This repository makes datasets resulting from NIH-funded research accessible by providing a way for NIH researchers to meet data sharing requirements of grants, journals, or institutions when a subject-specific repository is not an option. Continue reading

Alert for Mendeley Users

Do you use Mendeley? If so, you should know that the University of Pittsburgh’s institutional subscription to Mendeley will be ending on December 31, 2019. What does that mean for you? Most users will not see any changes, and everyone will retain access to their Mendeley account through the free version. However, with a free account, your personal library storage is limited to 2 GB, your shared storage to 100 MB, and you are limited to five private groups. To see if this change will affect you, you can check your account at Log in and then click the dropdown arrow next to your name in the upper right corner. Click on Subscription, and you’ll see how much personal and shared space you have used. Continue reading

STAT!Ref has a New Platform

In September, STAT!Ref moved to a new platform called TDS Health (Teton Data Systems Health). TDS Health is the producer of STAT!Ref. The TDS Health home page is set up in user-friendly panels that you can organize by dragging them or moving them to suit your needs. Continue reading

What’s New in PubMed Labs?

In advance of the early 2020 rollout of the new PubMed interface, a number of features were recently introduced on PubMed Labs. PubMed Labs is the redesign test site for the PubMed database. Continue reading

Historical Hospital Indexes Now Digitized

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, U.S. National Library of Medicine, Digital CollectionsThe National Library of Medicine (NLM) has fully digitized the Hospital and Health Administration Index, Hospital Literature Index, and Cumulative Index of Hospital Literature. All three resources are now available as part of the NLM Digital Collections. The Digital Collections is a free online repository of biomedical resources including books, still images, videos, and maps. All resources are in the public domain, unless otherwise indicated.

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Treasures from the Rare Book Room: Scultetus Remembered

Two editions of Armamentariun chirurgicumThe publication of Armamentarium chirurgicum in 1655 was a significant event. It is a pity that its author, Johannes Scultetus (1595-1645), a German physician, surgeon and anatomist, did not experience it. The work, meant to introduce new techniques and ideas to readers, was prepared from his notes by his nephew, Johannes Scultetus the Younger, ten years after his uncle’s death. Continue reading

Classes for October 2019

Responsibly Reusing Data

Bulk RNA-Seq

Painless PubMed

Pathway Enrichment Analysis–Open Access Tools

Basic EndNote

Research Metrics and Publication Reports: Showcasing Impact

Writing Good READMEs

Painless PubMed

ChIP-Seq & Partek Flow

PechaKucha Basics for Presentations

Gene Regulation