NPR did a piece earlier this week about a study that found when school children paid for their cafeteria lunches with debit cards, they were more likely to purchase cookies or candy. Those paying cash tended to buy more fruits and vegetables.
The study was published in Obesityby Just and Wansink. If you access it through PubMed at this link, you will be able to get to the full text.
If you’re like most people, you work off of different computers. Perhaps you use the ones in our library or in a lab or maybe you go between a laptop or a desktop.
One of the most common questions we get about using EndNote concerns the best way to access your library among these different devices.
Enter EndNote Web, once you’ve downloaded the software and created your library, go to Edit –> Preferences –> Sync.
If you’re doing this for the first time, click “enable sync,” you’ll be prompted to sign up.
You can download plugins for your browser off of the EndNote Online site and you can save your references there.
This 13 minute video explains the process in more detail:
For those of you who want to continue using EndNote post-graduation, EndNote assures us they do not delete your accounts or your data. However, you’ll need to keep your buffalo.edu email address. You can do this by filling out this form within 180 days of your graduation.
No, seriously. This is a great workshop that you may want to consider taking.
Imagine there’s no Google: Basic Biomedical Literature Searching
You’ve all heard the old adage “You don’t know what you don’t know,” right? Find out how to search PubMed and MEDLINE more efficiently and learn about Web of Science, a database that is great for identifying important articles and discovering trends. Your short investment of time will pay off in the long run, so register today! Bring your laptop or tablet computer.
This workshop is sponsored by the University Libraries.
Color printing is now available from Cybrary Stations in the Health Sciences Library.
Select the color print queue, which will end with \abbott-color.
Students, faculty and staff are charged $.30/page, with the default being single-sided (there is no discount for duplex printing). Library guests are charged $.60/page.
All pages submitted to the color printer will be charged at the color rate, regardless of whether the page contains any color. To keep costs down, submit only pages containing color to the color printers, and send remaining pages to black and white printers. Color printers print only on 8.5 x 11 white paper. You can also print to the color printers from home or residence hall using iprint anywhere.
Don’t do this: effectiveness of exercise therapy on patients who suffer from Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
Do this: exercise therapy AND juvenile rheumatoid arthritis [This is a keyword search]
Better still do this: Arthritis, Juvenile Rheumatoid/(subheadings rehab, therapy) AND exercise therapy/ [This is a subject search]
MeSH stands for Medical Subject Headings
Some of you weren’t able to see the search builder box on the right hand side – if that happens again either refresh. (They have a skeleton crew with the government shutdown going on so some of the weirdness may be due to that).
2014 Undergraduate Prize for Library-Supported Research ($500) – Deadline March 7
The University at Buffalo Libraries, in cooperation with the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, are pleased to sponsor and announce the 2014 Undergraduate Prize for Library-Supported Research.
The Prize recognizes students who produce significant academic inquiry requiring use of information resources, the University at Buffalo Libraries and the collections. Undergraduate research conducted by individual students or by student teams is eligible.
Research in all disciplines is eligible for the Undergraduate Prize for Library-Supported Research
Submissions must document use and application of library/information resources in any format (online, print, Web, media, etc.)
Research conducted in full or part during the period from January 2013 – February 2014 is eligible
Research projects can be presented in any format (print, web-based, media, database, art works, etc.)
Prize winning research will be featured on the UB Libraries and Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Web sites
If you’re trying to find literature and research in the biomedical fields, you’re going to come across warning and notices on numerous federally funded sites like PubMed that the resources are currently being maintained with minimal staff, and that these resources are not going to be updated while the government is shut down. This includes resources such as NCBI, the CDC, the FDA, and more. Vanderbilt’s Eskind Biomedical Library has a list of affected resources and how these resources are currently being maintained here. You can also check the federal government’s site for more information as well.
As always feel free to contact me if you have questions!
Delivery+ is the UBLibraries interlibrary loan/document delivery service. If you find abstracts to articles, books, or other materials that you want and can’t get full text, you simply go to http://library.buffalo.edu/delivery/ and request them. This is a free service. Log in with your UBIT name and password and set up your profile. Turnaround time varies depending on the item you request. If it’s an article, 99% of the time, they’ll get you a pdf.
Google Scholar is a subset of Google that allows you to search for scholarly materials. In order to maximize your usage of this, it’s best to set up your account preferences to search for UBLibraries owned materials. Instructions for doing so are located here.
ejournals! I forgot to talk about these during class. After you’ve done your searching in sites like PEDro or OTSeeker or Cochrane or any other database, if you can’t find the fulltext, go to this site and search on the name of the journal. It’s more than possible we own it.
Post graduation stuff – I’m not sure about the AOTA, but for those of you thinking about becoming PTs, I know the APTA has a program called OpenDoor that is a benefit for members. With OpenDoor you get access to a lot of the same EBP databases and materials you do while you’re at UB.
Lastly, if you have questions, please feel free to contact me!