We are experiencing technical difficulties with using our Article Linker from PubMed and other databases to get to the full text. We are working on the problem. In the meantime, please use the Delivery+ service directly. This will require you to submit requests manually for the time being. If you have any questions, please contact me!
Channel 7 reporter Mike Randall stopped by HSL’s History of Medicine on Monday and spoke with Linda Lohr and Pam Rose. As Linda Lohr explains, the motto of the collection is “chart the future by exploring the past.” She also adds that the collection would be of particular interest to medical students: “If you want to learn about the newest and shiniest instruments and the latest techniques, it really helps sometimes to learn about where they came from.” So come on by, Monday-Friday between 9-5 and watch the video here.
First and foremost, I’d like to belatedly congratulate the Class of 2015 on their May 1 graduation! Wishing them much success in the next stages of their careers!
A big THANK YOU to all the medical students that participated in the library survey that was distributed in April. Your candor and willingness to share your opinions will help to inform our future directions.
If you submitted feedback about our proposed journal cancellations, your comments are being thoughtfully considered. Your input is valued and it is an important part of this process.
Test your medical knowledge in a Jeopardy style “Showdown” courtesy of AccessMedicine. Find AccessMedicine in HUBNET or in the list of biomedical databases on the Health Sciences Library site. In order to participate, you will need an account. Create a free MyAccess account by clicking the University at Buffalo button in the upper right hand corner. Then click Self-Assessment and select Showdown in the drop down menu. Play against a live opponent or the computer and choose from a variety of topics.
If you are interested in learning Prezi or EndNote, please consider taking a class with us! Visit our workshop page to see the full schedule. Registration is required. To sign up, click on the date of the class and complete the required fields.
As always, feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
The UB Libraries now have access to Scopus, an “abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature” similar to Web of Science. This database “features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.” These tools include a Journal Analyzer, Citation Overview/Tracker, Author Identifier, and Author Analyzer to help assess impact at the journal level and author level. Alternative journal impact factors Scientific Journal Rankings (SJR) and Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) are also available. We have access for a period of three years.
Tutorials are available! Watch Get Started with Scopus to get an overview. Run time is 11:30.
2015 Undergraduate Research Prize for Library-Supported Research
Sponsored by The University at Buffalo Libraries, in cooperation with the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities. The prize is $500.
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 Research Prize
- 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 2014 – FEBRUARY 2015 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.
For more information and/or to apply, please visit: library.buffalo.edu/research-prize
Submit an electronic version of your research project to:
Deliver/send paper copy of your research project to:
UB Libraries Undergraduate Prize for Library-Supported Research
℅ Cynthia Tysick
228 Lockwood Library
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260-2200
The deadline for the University of South Carolina School of Medicine’s 3rd ANNUAL MEMMYS is quickly approaching!
What are the Memmys you ask? A national music video contest that seeks student-produced videos from health professional students with the top entries receiving a monetary award for their school’s health sciences library. First place is $1,500, second place is $1,000, and third place is $500.
The contest is open to any student enrolled in a health professions school such as dental, pharmacy, allopathic, osteopathic, public health, nursing, medical or allied health. One submission per health professions school.
Please go to http://memmys.med.sc.edu/ for more information. Scope out the previous year’s winning entries and be sure to read the contest rules before you get started.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS: APRIL 15, 2015.
We’re offering a new workshop this semester about using Wikispaces to collaborate on group projects in addition to sessions on EndNote, Prezi, and apps for your iPad. Registration is required, so please click on the course date to sign up. If you have any questions about the classes, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feeling alone in a group project? Learn how to manage your projects at the Health Sciences Library’s Wikispaces Workshop. Learn how to organize, connect and collaborate virtually with your group. You’ll never feel lost again!
No Experience EndNote for Health Sciences
EndNote is a computer program that allows the user to organize their references, images and PDFs; search online bibliographic databases; and seamlessly create bibliographies in Microsoft Word. Tailored for those who have never used EndNote before and would like an introduction to this very powerful piece of software, the primary focus is on how to download the EndNote software, use databases, such as PubMed, to populate your EndNote library; and how to instantly move references from EndNote into your Microsoft Word documents in virtually any citation style!
Thursday, January 29 • 10:00 am-11:30 am • B2C MIR (HSL South Campus)
Tuesday, February 10 • 5:30 pm-7:00 pm • B2C MIR (HSL South Campus)
Thursday, February 12 • 10:00 am-11:30 am • B2C MIR (HSL South Campus)
Thursday, February 26 • 11:00 am-12:30 pm • B2C MIR (HSL South Campus)
Wednesday, March 11 • 2:00 pm-3:30 pm • B2C MIR (HSL South Campus)
Advanced EndNote for Health Sciences
Building on the skills learned in the No Experience class, learn more about how to get other references into your library and use the online and app versions of EndNote to work collaboratively or on the go.
Prezi: Moving Beyond Powerpoint
Learn how to harness the power of Prezi to create a dynamic presentation. Prezi is a free interactive presentation tool that allows users to create and collaborate on visual presentations from any location. This one hour hands-on workshop will teach the basics of using Prezi, including how to set up an account, choose the right template for your presentation, and add the right effects to make your presentation stand out.
iPad Productivity for the Health Sciences
In this one-hour class at the Health Sciences Library, we will explore a variety of medical apps as well as a selection of apps for productivity. Bring your iPad or simply follow along as we investigate useful tools for health care, organization and efficiency.
Tuesday, February 24 • 12:00 pm-1:00 pm • 165 Abbott (HSL South Campus)
How would you like to learn about psychiatry by watching some of your favorite Seinfeld episodes? Third and fourth year medical students at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School are doing exactly that as a part of their psychiatry rotation called “Psy-feld.”
Do you think you could diagnose each member of the Seinfeld crew after watching a couple episodes of the show? Are their behaviors identified in the DSM-V?
Every once in a while, you might want to read something other than a journal article or textbook. Here are five of the top 20 best sellers (in medicine) from January 2014-October 2014 according to Library Journal:
- Lethal but Legal: Corporations, Consumption, and Protecting Public Health
Oxford University Press
2014. ISBN 9780199937196
- Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues
Blaser, Martin J.
2014. ISBN 9780805098105
- The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resilience
Halkitis, Perry N.
Oxford University Press
2014. ISBN 9780199944972
- A Big Fat Crisis: The Hidden Forces Behind the Obesity Epidemic—and How We Can End It
Cohen, Deborah A.
2014. ISBN 9781568589671
- Extreme Medicine: How Exploration Transformed Medicine in the Twentieth Century
2014. ISBN 9781594204708
In late September, EndNote released a new update, version X7.2, that enables EndNote users with an EndNote Online account to share a library with up to 14 collaborators. All users must also have upgraded to 7.2.
Here are some other changes and things to be aware of once you install the update:
- You’ll see a new “Share Library” button and menu option to share a library (“File” and then “Share”). Click either to share a library and then input email addresses to invite people to share your library.
- Once they accept your invitation, they can go to “File” and select “Open Shared Library.”
- You can only share one of your libraries, just like you can only sync one library to EndNote Online.
- If you share your library, you are giving people read and write access. They can modify or delete anything in your library which includes references, attachments, pdfs, and groups.
- You can unshare your library at any time.
- There’s now unlimited storage for file attachments in EndNote Online. The 5 GB limit has been removed.
If you only want to share a group, don’t share your whole library. Use EndNote Online.