To simplify reporting and tracking via a “centralized researcher profile database,” federal agencies have been directed by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)’s Research Business Models Working Group to require the use of ORCID iDs in the applications for NIH institutional and individual awards beginning in October 2019. Continue reading →
medRxiv (pronounced “med-archive”), a new preprint server for the health sciences, has recently been launched. Preprint servers are managed online archives that provide free and immediate access to unpublished manuscripts (aka preprints) outside of the formal peer-review process.
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.
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 →
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 mendeley.com. 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 →
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 →
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 →
The 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 →
Welcome to a new academic year! HSLS offers a wide array of research and information services, educational opportunities, and resources to support the health sciences.
Liaison Librarians are integrated into schools and departments and collaborate with faculty to support instruction, research, and scholarship. They provide instruction as part of the curriculum, guest lectures, and customized orientation sessions; offer recommendations for embedding streaming media and other HSLS resources into course syllabi; collaborate on research projects; provide assistance with researching health and biomedical topics; and offer guidance with scholarly publishing. All new and returning faculty are encouraged to arrange a consultation with your liaison librarian to learn how HSLS can support your teaching and research.
While there are many ways to search for the title of an e-book, it’s much more difficult to search through the contents. HSLS has developed an innovative tool for the full-text searching of over 1,000 health and biomedical science e-books simultaneously. It’s called E-Book Full Text search. With a single, simple search, you can pull results from a variety of e-books.
Searching is easy! To access E-Book Full Text search, direct your browser to the HSLS home page. Near the top of the screen, in the dark blue box, click on the E-Book Full Text button.
Enter a “Google-style” query into the search box, click on the search icon, and then wait a few seconds.
The results will point directly to relevant sections of each book’s full text. Along the left side of the screen, results are also grouped into categories that enable more precise retrieval without reformulation of the search.
Popular biomedical e-books available in E-Book Full Text search include:
Clinical Anesthesia, 8th edition
Current Surgical Therapy, 12th edition
Epidemiology, 5th edition (Gordis)
Guide to Evidence-Based Physical Therapist Practice, 4th edition
Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology, 13th edition
How to Write, Publish, & Present in the Health Sciences
Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry, 6th edition
Miller’s Anesthesia, 8th edition
Nursing Concept Care Maps for Providing Safe Patient Care
Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient-Focused Approach, 10th edition
E-Book Full Text search allows users to search a large collection of e-books simultaneously across providers and at a full-text level. The simple interface and ability to search across multiple resources at one time makes E-Book Full Text search appealing.
For further information or questions about E-Book Full Text search, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-648-8866.